The One about Discovering Japanese Music: Nogizaka46 – “Kimi no Na wa Kibo”

Nogizaka46 began year 2013 with their fifth CD single “Kimi no Na wa Kibo” (which translates to “Your Name is Hope”), one of their most popular singles to this day. Nogizaka46, the idol pop group was created by Onyanko Club and AKB48 creator Yasushi Akimoto. But where his other groups represent a region of Japan, Nogizaka46 was created as the official rival to Nogizaka46 and the “Nogizaka” named after the […]

The One about Nogizaka Station in Roppongi and Nogizaka46

Perception. Sometimes when you associate certain words in the Japanese pop culture, one can easily think that the beauty will match the name. In the case of the name “Nogizaka” which means Nogi Hill, the location is named after resident and Imperial Army general, Nogi Maresuke.  Which you can read more about through this blog. But for me, the word “Nogizaka” is what I think when I hear the music […]