Most people don't think of Japan when they talk about Dance music, but the country's 60-year-old "fueiho" laws have imposed strict regulations on nightclub culture and are causing their vibrant dance scene to lose its meaning. With Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics debates to reform the laws have already begun, though clubs are still operating in a legal gray area. THUMP spoke with key figures in the Japanese dance community, tracing the beginnings of the anti-fueiho movement to today's recent discussions.
Katy Perry joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
The food was as welcoming as the service. My editor ordered the “White Cranberry Cosmo." Notes of elderflower and pomegranate were two stepping to Maxwell in the background. My new BFFs are gin and cucumbers, so I went with the "Bohemian Rhapsody." Too much gin, too little everything else, needless to say, it could’ve tried a little tenderness. Allison, our server, replaced it with their cinnamon apple infused rum with a splash of ginger ale. It was the best thing about autumn in a glass, warm flavors with a contrasting crispness.
The appetizer menu is a bit overwhelming, but the best problem to have at a restaurant is indecision. Thank the heavens; I didn’t bake on arrival OR I wasn't baked on arrival. The Lobster Spring Roll, Steakhouse Spring roll, and Lobster Tacos, screamed, “Try Me.” As lord of the wings, I felt compelled to give the Vietnamese Wings a go.