21 episodes

Your gateway to Japanese pop and culture
 
The Kimi Kato Show invites you to a captivating exploration of Japanese pop culture every week! Join hosts Kimi and Jeremiah as they dive into the colorful realms of Japan's music, anime, fashion, film, and cuisine.
 
As the Founder of Project Asteri, a boutique music label, Kimi connects artists with global audiences, transcending borders with ease.
 
Having previously worked at Universal Music Japan, Kimi has introduced international sensations such as Ariana Grande, Black Eyed Peas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Sum 41, Taylor Swift, and has worked with many renowned artists like Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, and U2.
 
Don't miss out on The Kimi Kato Show - your invitation to the dynamic world of Japan!
 
https://projectasteri.com/
 
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Your gateway to Japanese pop and culture
 
The Kimi Kato Show invites you to a captivating exploration of Japanese pop culture every week! Join hosts Kimi and Jeremiah as they dive into the colorful realms of Japan's music, anime, fashion, film, and cuisine.
 
As the Founder of Project Asteri, a boutique music label, Kimi connects artists with global audiences, transcending borders with ease.
 
Having previously worked at Universal Music Japan, Kimi has introduced international sensations such as Ariana Grande, Black Eyed Peas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Sum 41, Taylor Swift, and has worked with many renowned artists like Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, and U2.
 
Don't miss out on The Kimi Kato Show - your invitation to the dynamic world of Japan!
 
https://projectasteri.com/
 
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    Japanese Summer Music Festivals

    Japanese Summer Music Festivals

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW with Jeremiah - Featuring Summer Japanese Music Festivals
    In our last episode, we talked about the quintessential summer moments in Japan. One of the highlights of summer in Japan is the music festivals. We dive into the rhythm of summer by introducing some of the key music festivals in Japan.
    Whether you're a music enthusiast or simply looking for an unforgettable summer experience, these festivals promise excitement, diversity, and the best of Japan's music scene.
    We explore these MUST-GO music festivals in Japan:
    Osaka Gigantic Music Festival - http://www.giga-osaka.com
    Fuji Rock Music Festival - https://en.fujirockfestival.com
    Rock in Japan Festival - https://rijfes.jp
    Rising Sun Rock Festival - https://rsr.wess.co.jp/2024/
    Summer Sonic Festival - https://www.summersonic.com/en/
    Monster baSH Festival - https://www.monsterbash.jp/timetable.html
    Sweet Love Shower Festival - https://www.sweetloveshower.com/2024/index.html
    Tokyo Idol Festival in Odaiba - https://official.idolfes.com/s/tif2024/?ima=0000
    Sapporo City Jazz - https://sapporocityjazz.jp

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio
    Theme Music for The Kimi Kato Show - Yamagen “Joyride”
    Kimi Kato on Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/
    https://www.instagram.com/asteri_ent/
    Project Asteri Website: https://projectasteri.com

    All Inquiries: 
    Jeremiah D. Higgins | Executive Producer
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins

    GRAHAM PALMER’S SOCIALS
    Find Graham Palmer Surprise Studio on Instagram at:
    https://www.instagram.com/surprise__studio/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Kimi Kato Show with Jeremiah - Japanese Summer

    The Kimi Kato Show with Jeremiah - Japanese Summer

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW - With Jeremiah | The Quintessential Moments of Summer In Japan.
    Kimi tells us about being on tour with Bon Jovi, signing Slash from Guns & Roses, and his love for The Bangles.
    Kimi is also our tour guide for a quintessential Japanese Summer, which includes:
    BEACHES
    FIREWORKS FESTIVALS
    OBON FESTIVAL
    MATURI (Summer festivals)
    TANABATA FESTIVAL
    MUSIC FESTIVALS
    JAPANESE BEER GARDENS
    Join us as we explore summer in Japan!

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio
    Theme Music for The Kimi Kato Show - Yamagen “Joyride”
    Kimi Kato on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/
    https://www.instagram.com/asteri_ent/
    Project Asteri Website: https://projectasteri.com

    All Inquiries:
    Jeremiah D. Higgins | Executive Producer
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins

    GRAHAM PALMER’S SOCIALS
    Find Graham Palmer Surprise Studio on Instagram at:
    https://www.instagram.com/surprise__studio/
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Atsushi Goto & Gabe Bloch - Pony Canyon USA

    Atsushi Goto & Gabe Bloch - Pony Canyon USA

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW with Jeremiah - Featuring Atsushi Goto | Deputy Executive Director of Music Business Division & Board Member of Pony Canyon USA & Gabe Bloch | Chief Strategy Officer of Pony Canyon USA
    Pony Canyon is a major player in the entertainment industry in Japan. Founded in 1966, they've been delivering top-notch music, anime, and films for decades. And they have recently expanded their reach in the US with the launch of Pony Canyon USA. 
    They just hosted an amazing press conference at the JAPAN HOUSE a couple of days ago to announce the U.S. launch.
    Atsushi Goto is the Deputy Executive Director of Music Business Division at Pony Canyon, and the Board Member of Pony Canyon USA. 
    Kimi & Jeremiah talk with Atsushi Goto | Deputy Executive Director of Music Business Division & Board Member of Pony Canyon USA & Gabe Bloch | Chief Strategy Officer of Pony Canyon USA
    Atsushi Goto has had an illustrious career in the entertainment industry and has been a pivotal figure in the music business in Japan. At Victor Entertainment, he was responsible for managing the national idol group SMAP and was behind the success of their hit single "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana." which sold 2.5 million copies. He's also worked with renowned directors like Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders at Asmik Ace. At Pony Canyon, he managed one of the top rock bands GLAY, contributing to their impressive 40 million total CD sales.
    Gabe Bloch is the Chief Strategy Officer of Pony Canyon USA. 
    Gabe is a seasoned global media and entertainment executive. He's fluent in Japanese and Chinese, with years of experience in business and legal affairs, content development, production, and acquisitions. His impressive resume includes working at Alibaba Pictures, GGL Productions, and ByteDance.
    https://ponycanyon.us
    MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FEATURES Pony Canyon Artists:
    KROI - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4S8J8Nct8lHsbzAeNJXcJa?si=TgE7-Tq5SnaqfmyCaVrhXg
    BAND-MAID - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Wh3G01Xfxn2zzEZNpuYHH?si=LGPciSrzQYq1cXw7QbN4Bw
    EILL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR3r-lCLAtrTcr1IvQVQycA
     Official HIGE DANdism - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Vo1hnCRmCM6M4thZCInCj?si=jyFRj9zYSFW2jyj_dUvlxg
    SIM - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2BM933ADIluGGrPBOhPgIt?si=ziGhdFoYQwyjkbzNw1MQnw
    MIKI MATSUBARA - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hUmsYcvD8C5zuVSP93jb1?si=1ylg0Kv-Qd2d6CfQ_OMDTg
    BTS - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Nrfpe0tUJi4K4DXYWgMUX?si=3pvA4pYlTi62Bf36XyvC7Q

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio
    Theme Music for The Kimi Kato Show - Yamagen “Joyride”
    Kimi Kato on Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/
    https://www.instagram.com/asteri_ent/
    Project Asteri Website: https://projectasteri.com
    All Inquiries: 
    Jeremiah D. Higgins | Executive Producer
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins
    GRAHAM PALMER’S SOCIALS
    Find Graham Palmer Surprise Studio on Instagram at:
    https://www.instagram.com/surprise__studio/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Chris Hart | International Pop Star | J-Pop Star

    Chris Hart | International Pop Star | J-Pop Star

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW - Featuring Chris Hart - International Pop Star | J-Pop Star
    Chris Hart is an American-born, Multiple Gold and Platinum-Certified million-seller, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer. 
    He is the first non-Asian male artist to perform two 47 prefecture hall tours. That basically means he has toured every state single state in Japan twice. He has even performed at the Budokan which is one of the most prestigious venues in Japan. Chris Hart is world-renowned for his seamless blending of Japanese and Western musical traditions. His heartfelt covers and original compositions have captivated audiences in Japan and beyond.
    https://www.instagram.com/chrishart_songs/
    https://www.instagram.com/chrishart_official/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@chrishart_jp
    YouTube: Chris Hart Music

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW 
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio

    https://projectasteri.com
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/

    Jeremiah D. Higgins
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins
    Find Sound Engineer Graham Palmer at Surprise Studio on Instagram -
    https://www.instagram.com/surprise__studio/
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    ASTERISM x ACKY BRIGHT Present: Planet of Metal

    ASTERISM x ACKY BRIGHT Present: Planet of Metal

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW with Jeremiah - Featuring ASTERISM x ACKY BRIGHT Presenting "Planet of Metal'
    *INTERVIEW IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
    ASTERISM is a three-piece instrumental heavy metal band formed in Fukuoka in 2014 consisting of HAL-CA (Guitar) MIYU (Bass), and MIO (Drums.)
    Forming the band as teenagers, they quickly garnered acclaim for their exceptional technical prowess and electrifying performances.
    The name "ASTERISM" signifies "a group of stars," reflecting their vision to unite their musical talents into a luminous constellation. Endorsed early on by legendary figures like producer and songwriter Bootsy Collins, ASTERISM has captivated audiences across Japan, Asia, and the U.S. Their standout performances at major events such as SXSW Music Festival, Taihu Midi Festival, and Knotfest Japan solidified their reputation. In March 2023, ASTERISM made its major debut with SME Records.
    Acky Bright is a Manga Artist & Illustrator. He is known for his detailed illustrations and bold brush strokes. He is also highly regarded abroad and has created artwork for DC Comics and Hasbro, Netflix's Squid Game, McDonald's, Meta, and BMW.

    ASTERISM x ACKY BRIGHT just announced and released a collaborative project called “Planet of Metal." The release includes a 7-track CD and a 28-page artwork book.

    PLANET OF METAL ON SPOTIFY:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/5j35zbPyAA6DaT12WzJXTN?si=jY_soPqeQWSr7rX9F68-Vw

    ASTERISM - https://asterism.asia/en/
    ACKY BRIGHT - https://www.acky-bright.com/about

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio
    Theme Music for The Kimi Kato Show - Yamagen “Joyride”
    Kimi Kato on Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/
    https://www.instagram.com/asteri_ent/
    Project Asteri Website: https://projectasteri.com

    All Inquiries: 
    Jeremiah D. Higgins
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins








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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Lisle Wilkerson | TV Host | Actor | Podcast Host | Interpreter + TCK

    Lisle Wilkerson | TV Host | Actor | Podcast Host | Interpreter + TCK

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW - Featuring Lisle Wilkerson | TV Host | Actor | Podcast Host | Interpreter + TCK (Third Culture Kid)
    Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan.
    She is fluent in Japanese and has been working in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. 
    She is the voice behind video game powerhouse female fighters such as TEKKEN (Nina Williams, Christie Monteiro) VIRTUA FIGHTER (Sarah Bryant), as well as Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, UltraMan, and even Hello Kitti’sbff, Bad Badtz Maru! 
    As a media correspondent, Lisle has worked for many of Hollywood’s biggest events, such as the Grammys, the Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and the Emmys. 
    She also doing reporting for several Japanese TV and radio shows, including the popular NHK TOKYO EYE.  
    Lisle’s big screening acting debut was in the Academy Award-winning film, “Lost in Translation”, with Bill Murray and Scarlet Johannson, and she also played a major role in the indie award-winning film “Kamataki”.  
    She has won several awards for her Japanese voice acting in the Canadian short film, “Team Teenettes”
    She also does interpreting/cultural consulting for many US companies including Space X, SONY @ SXSW, Adobe, the Ladies Golf US Open, and “America’s Got Talent”.
    Lisle’s latest passion is her new podcast, " Adventures of a Blonde Geisha”, where she talks about her experiences growing up and working in Japan as well as has guests on the show to talk about everything from growing up a TCK (third culture kid) to voice acting to working in the entertainment biz.
    LISLE WILKERSON | LW Entertainment
    “ADVENTURES OF A BLONDE GEISHA” PODCAST:  
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/adventures-of-a-blonde-geisha/id1609660187

    Kimi Kato on Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/kimitaka.kato/
    https://www.instagram.com/project_asteri/
    https://www.instagram.com/asteri_ent/
    Project Asteri Website: https://projectasteri.com

    THE KIMI KATO SHOW
    Host - Kimi Kato
    Co-Host - Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Executive Producers - Kimi Kato & Jeremiah D. Higgins
    Sound Engineer - Graham Parker | Surprise Studio
    Theme Music for The Kimi Kato Show - Yamagen “Joyride”
    All Inquiries: 
    Jeremiah D. Higgins |EVOLVE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
    https://linktr.ee/jeremiahdhiggins

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    • 1 hr 9 min

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