Sakamoto’s Hit Song Was Not About Food

When Japanese pop singer Kyu Sakamoto's ballad "Ue O Muite Aruko (I Look Up When I Walk)" first became a hit in his home country, it had nothing to do with sukiyaki, a familiar meat and vegetable dish. But "Sukiyaki" was the name given to the song by record promoters when it was brought to … Continue reading Sakamoto’s Hit Song Was Not About Food