Tokyo ON #037: Showa Soul Revue

In this episode of Tokyo ON Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong takes you back to the good old days of the Showa era, to a time of colour TVs, records, rockets and Special FX monster movies.

Appreciating a selection of tunes from Chiemi Eri, Mizuhara Hiroshi, Ogawa Tomoko and more, Royce explores the Japanese obsession with nostalgia, the links between the past and present, and what comes next.

Put on your rose-tinted spectacles and take a sentimental journey into the golden era of Japan with Tokyo ON. Natsukashiiiiiii! 

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Our tour guests, listeners to Maction Planet Radio and readers of our blog know that one of our many goals is to open up Tokyo’s diverse music culture to visitors. This can be difficult to crack due to the language barrier and the sheer breadth and depth of the scene. Concerts, gigs, club nights across every conceivable genre, homegrown, traditional, modern and internationally-influenced… the variety is outstanding. In most cases there is no English-language information available for these amazing events, and that is where we can help.

We run Tokyo Music Tours, which we brand “Maction Planet Radio Tours”, introducing people to the varied range of music in this amazing city. Like everything we do, your Tokyo Music Tour can be fully customised around the rest of your time touring The World’s Greatest Metropolis.

Some examples include: 

Whatever your interests, drop us a line at and let us help you have a truly unique time in The World’s Greatest Metropolis.

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