Ryuichi Sakamoto will re-broadcast his concert in Korea on Ustream


An acclaimed Japanese musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto, is going to re-broadcast his Korea concert on Ustream at 8pm on March 9, 2011 (JST). It's time to appreciate the music, and enjoy the spiritual piano solo concert! Make sure to have a headset or connect better speakers to your computer.

Ryuichi Sakamoto revolutionized the pop music not only in Japan but the all over the world since 1980. His extraordinary music sense fulfilled academy-awarded films, and changed the style of Japanese music.

The 58 years-young musician is never old. He agreed to broadcast the entire concert of his North America & Asia Tour on Ustream. And over 5,000 Japanese fans enjoyed his performance across the Pacific Ocean.




Sakamoto had been recording all of his North America and Asia concerts, and releasing them on iTune as soon as possible.

Ustream team was able to get the very sound that will be mixed and released on iTune later.

Furthermore, this broadcast was done only by two staffs, Tomoyasu Hirano (@dsHirano) and Susumu "Sam" Furukawa (@SamFurukawa).

They spent their pocket money to execute this series of broadcasts.

Furukawa is former president of Microsoft Japan.

Hirano is the president of Digital Stage, a software company for web, video and music applications. If you are VJ, you've probably heard of MotionDive. He's also known as one of the pioneers of Ustream celebrity in Japan.


The story began on October 27th, Furukawa posted a tweet that Sakamoto asked Furukawa to broadcast his Seattle concert on Ustream on October 30th, and he was worried if he could do well.

Hirano saw that tweet, and asked Furukawa if he could jump on a plane and help his broadcast. Furukawa replied yes. Hirano cancelled all of his schedule as a president of a software company, and booked a flight ticket and left for Seattle.

Literarily, this project were done by two company executives as their hobbies, yet made this event as another Ustream phenomena in Japan.

Hirano and Furukawa were originally planning only to broadcast Seattle and Vancouver concerts. However, due to overwhelming demands of audience, they got rid of reserved tickets, and decided to postponed and continue to broadcast until Los Angeles concert.


Public Viewing Movement via Ustream

After the North America concert, Sakamoto organized "The Sakamoto Social Project" to engcourage people to volunteer and conduct public viewing of his Seoul concert throughout Japan.

Previously, the people usually sit in front of PC display and watch the concert. But Sakamoto encourage to gather the audience and watch the Ustream live cast for free of charge.

On January 9, 2011, over 200,000 audience particupated and share the emotional moments.

This re-broadcast will look back the last experience and conclude the series of his trials.


This is not just the masterpiece of Sakamoto, but another revolution of Japanese social media and Japanese music industry.

Don't miss the last broadcast of Ryuichi Sakamoto concert.

We recommend to watch the streaming with headset. It will enhance your experience garanteed.


Ryuichi Sakamoto Ustream re-broadcast from Korea

Date & Time (Japan): Wednesday, March 9th, 2010 (Japan) - 8:00pm~

URL to watch: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skmts

Official website: http://skmtsocial.com/


Local Times

* The time is subject to change.
* The staff is occasionally broadcasting the rehearsal prior to the concert.

Location Week Date Time
USA/Pacific Wednesday 3/9/2011 3:00am~
USA/Central Wednesday 3/9/2011 5:00am~
USA/Estern Wednesday 3/9/2011 6:00am~
Sao Paulo Wednesday 3/9/2011 7:00am~
Madrid Wednesday 3/9/2011 8:00am~
London Wednesday 3/9/2011 11:00am~
Paris Wednesday 3/9/2011 12:00pm~
Kuwait Wednesday 3/9/2011 1:00pm~
Moscow Wednesday 3/9/2011 2:00pm~
Mumbai Wednesday 3/9/2011 4:30pm~
Bangkok Wednesday 3/9/2011 6:00pm~
Singapore Wednesday 3/9/2011 7:00pm~
Tokyo Wednesday 3/9/2011 8:00pm~
Sydney Wednesday 3/9/2011 10:00pm~

Click here for the complete listing of local times.



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