Kohaku (Red and White Song Contest) Poll

Thank you for participating in our Kohaku poll and sharing your comments regarding the show. The results were overwhelmingly and resoundingly in favor of us continuing to air the Red and White Song Contest.

It was especially heartening to read your comments. Many of you wrote about Kohaku being a long-standing New Year’s tradition in your homes. Others reminisced of watching the show with your grandparents and parents when you were children. Many shared that Kohaku keeps you connected to your Japanese culture. And even those of you who prefer enka had positive, thoughtful comments about how Japan is changing, and Kohaku needs to change with the times.

So thank you again for letting us know how you feel. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

Happy New Year!

Phyllis Kihara

 

Karaoke Contest at Sheraton Hotel

The 50th KZOO Anniversary Karaoke Contest was held at Sheraton Hotel today, Sunday, 11/17. There were many contestants ranging from 6 years old to 8o years old, all singing Japanese songs. It was heart warming to see all these contestants singing their hearts out and having a wonderful time. Singing brings out the good qualities of life and is good for the soul.