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May 27, 1998 | KAREN KLEIN
Daisuke Hinata and Jonathan Platt met while working on a soundtrack for a French television show. Hinata, a Japanese music producer, and Platt, an independent record label owner, decided to form a company that specializes in bringing successful overseas music artists to America. Hinata, the firm's producer, and Platt, its president, said they have used their cultural differences to their advantage when working in Asia and in the U.S.
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July 25, 2010 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
The scene was one of barely controlled rock 'n' roll excess. In early January, 8,000 screaming fans mobbed the streets surrounding the Hollywood & Highland complex for a multimillion-dollar video shoot featuring one of Asia's top-selling pop acts: the hard-rocking quintet X Japan . With helicopters circling, the feathery-haired band members ascended to a stage atop the venue to lip-sync new songs. Guitars screamed and drums pounded; pillars of fire erupted from cannons. Technicians deployed fireworks and Hollywood Boulevard traffic was brought to a standstill for more than six hours in the name of a singularly Japanese brand of heavy metal thunder.
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