Places & Travel
08/08, Arts Culture Tourism from Tokyo
Captive audiences: Chinese military training exercises near Taiwan run the risk of straying into Japanese territory with islands near Okinawa looking on with bemused, concerned expressions. On the other side of the country, Fujiyama Records has been in Tokyo's Sangenjyaya for almost 40 years. It's caught between several roads and looks out across several pedestrian crossings. It's here that die-hard musicians like Yukio Sato, or members of Non-Band, all play impromptu concerts to passing traffic and a small, assembled crowd of fans who are either going about their daily business and crossing the street or hovering to catch sight of something extraordinary.