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NY Festival Orchestra のホリデイコンサートに参加しました! 

Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO" participated the Holiday Concert of New York Festival Orchestra conducted by Mr.Hideaki Hirai on December 18, 2015. We sang Bach's "Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring" and several Christmas songs with the orchestra. It was such an enjoyable event sharing a good time with audiance and orchestra members. All the choir's busy activities of this year have now ended with this wonderful concert.
Folks ! Have a nice holiday season and a Happy New Year !!!


2015 NYFO concert 1

2015 NYFO concert 2

2015 NYFO concert 3

2015 NYFO concert 4

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戦後70周年ガラ・コンサートが産経新聞に紹介されました ! 

今回のコンサートは米系そして中国系のメディアの注目が集まりました。 
政治的な意味合いを含んでいる、と感じたのでしょうか。日系メディアは及び腰に見えました。
最近よく問題になっている日本のメディアの実態を少し垣間見た気がしました。
しかし共同通信を通じて産経新聞や一部の地方紙には掲載されました。
ちょっとだけホッとしました。
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The Gala Concert Reconcile the Two Nations ? 

Was the reconciliation made?
Well, the things are not so easy. After all these 70 years people of the two nations have been trying to overcome the problems between them. Then, all the animosity is gone? Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are happy now? Victims' family of Pearl Harbor already forgot the "sneaky?" attack? NO WAY!
What was left in Japan after Tokyo Tribunal of War Criminals and the current Constitution imposed by the USA? The impact was so huge that the period of 70 years is not enough to solve all these problems. We all know it.
We all know, however, that the relationship between Japan and the USA is much better (and could be an ideal example in a way) than those of other two nations around the world. It is well matured and can be proud of to the rest of the world. We share the same sense of values and give high respect to each others' culture, history, tradition, mentality and the way of thinking.
Yet, it is still long way to go to the stage where we can say "we understand each other very well". It is only the beginning, but we must keep tightening the bond of our alliance to protect what we have achieved so far and what we believe as we know there are a number of crazy people and nations who are trying to challenge them and willing to destroy for their own ego.

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