(Takamasa Ishihara)

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Every country has a dark side of their history. History
I didn't want to represent any negative side of the country where I was born and raised.
I feel responsible to make something original as a Japanese artist. There are lots of singers and guitarists, but I feel that on stage it's meaningless to copy something someone has done before.
I find a similarity between performing music onstage and acting - a reality of emotion. Music, Chants & Rapps
I really wanted to speak English because I started touring the world, and I wanted to communicate with people directly.
I'm trying to talk to my kids in Japanese, because I'm not a pro English speaker. My wife speaks to them in English. That's her first language. I don't want my kids to feel the same as me when I was studying English. It was so frustrating.
It's really important to create something, like with my creations as a musician. Just let it flow. Focus on how to deliver message to audience. Don't get ego.
I've realised how important having family is. Families, Children & Parenting
Michael Jackson had a stable vision. He had a strong message, not only pop. People just fainted at his concert.
My philosophy is my learning process. Until you die, you must evolve and improve. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Sometimes I just rely on technique on stage, but it's not about technique. It's about how much you want to deliver the message to the audience. That's all.
The reason I put make-up on or wear the costume is to try and find my own style. It's like my guitar style - I'm just trying to be an original artist.
There's nothing that everyone likes in the world. People have different opinions. It's just the way of living. I know that there will be differences.
Usually I go to the studio to write lyrics and compose music. I try to be a dad as much as possible at home. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Families, Children & Parenting