Mount Fuji, and Shinkansen (The Bullet Train).
Shinkansen, The Bullet Train
Welcome to Japan!
1100 year old temple in Kyoto.
With one of my guides.
Beautiful traditional Japanese architecture.
More traditional Japanese architecture.
Old fart in front of Old fort.
'Sakura' - cherry blossom time. Very important Japanese celebration.
At the grand, FM Tokyo environmental radio special.
With Korean pop star, Dick Lee, at FM Tokyo environmental radio special.
Poster for FM Toyko environmental special promoting theme song 'Mother Earth'.
Masaru Nishiyama, me, and the crew.
With my manager Michael Martin and Masa Shioda at Polydor Records.
With some very friendly Japanese ladies.
Radio interview in Aumori, northern Japan. 'One People' was used in the Apple Aid promotion, a benefit to assist local farmers in the area.
My guide and I in front of poster for Apple Aid.
Gear for Apple Aid gig.
Recording in Tokyo with Yasushi Nakanishi and Kenya Hathaway.
More sweet Japanese ladies.
Indoor mall gig, Tokyo.
Indoor mall gig audience.
Indoor mall gig.
Feeding the deer with one of my guides.
Producing Peabo Bryson in New York with Michael Martin, Masaru Nishiyama, Peabo, Morry, Bob Benson, and the crew.
Keizo Nakanishi, Peabo Bryson, Morry
Peabo and Anli (often referred to Japan's 'Barbra Streisand')
In LA with Wendy Moten
Keizo, Wendy, Morry
Keizo session in LA with Wendy Moten
A&M Records building in LA, where Japanese pop star Toshinori Yonekura recorded one of my songs.
With Toshinori Yonekura, at A&M Records in LA.
With Lalah Hathaway, Toshinori Yonekura
Producing Carl Anderson (the original Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar) singing a tune of mine.
Lyrics for Keizo and Peabo Bryson
Morry at the board, producing Christina Aguilera
At dinner with Christina, Keizo, Michael Martin, Nishiyama-san, and friends.
Recording with Keizo In LA
Morry, Brenda Russell, Keizo
Recording with Keizo in LA.
With Nadia Gifford, in Yokohama who sang a duet with Peabo Bryson on 'The Best Part', theme song for Japanese environmental special.
Nadia Gifford with her parents.
My apartment in Tokyo
My generous patio.
View from my patio
Vocal rehearsal with Keizo, background vocalists, and my translator.
Keizo Nakanishi and his all-star Japanese band. Shirafune Mutsuhiro, Keizo, Kuzuba Masao, Urashima Rin, Morry, Yamashita Masato, Suzuki Hidetoshi, Nakamura Masato.
Keizo and the band 'getting ready'.
Keizo and I, backstage with Celine Dion's band at the Budokan, Tokyo
Keizo band and crew, producers, and managers.
Goofin' around with the boys.
More goofing around.
Riding the bullet train with Keizo
Kuzuba-san, band leader.
Kuzuba-san's keyboard array.
Rehearsing with Keizo in Tokyo.
We got along really well!
Model of Keizo's stage setup.
Mu-chan on bass.
The Keizo band on tour near Nagasaki.
On tour with Keizo
Dining with the band at 300 year old 'EEL House'. They specialize in serving EEL, supposedly good for the circulation.
Feasting with Keizo, the band, and friends.
Keizo stage setup.
With a Maiko, ('Maiko' means 'Geisha in training.')
Being pampered by a Maiko.
Keizo's producer, a Maiko, and I.
Kampai! or Kanpai! (depending on where you're from)
Two Maiko dancing.
End of Keizo tour, relaxing in Okinawa.
Keizo's farewell dinner for me on board a Tokyo Party Boat.
One final feast!
Party boat taking off.
Party boat cruising Tokyo harbour.