Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Song made by 51 middle-aged men for others

While it has been an endless recession in recent years, 51 men working in Shiga voluntarily released a CD in August, cooperating with a local TV station. The men, aged between 30 and 60, who work so hard for their family members, were assembled to make the song for a project by the local TV station.

Koh Nishikawa, who wrote and composed the song, just hopes that the song will cheer up middle-aged men devoting their all time to work in such a depressed economy and they will be motivated by the song even just a little. The lyrics include cheerful messages and his tough experiences. For instance, he has apologized to clients without good reason and has worked overnight almost every day.

Many events where the song is promoted currently have been held these days. One of the participants in an event, who is an office worker, said that he had sat up straight to apologize to clients, so he could feel sympathy with this song.

The CD sells at 1500 yen through the Internet and at any CD shop. For any questions and further information, please feel free to ask me.

Published by the Chunichi Newspaper on 15 October, 2009


  1. I'd be interested in seeing a translation of the lyrics to know what touches the hearts of Japanese "salarymen" so deeply.

  2. It is kind of sad to hear about these middle age men and also I can see their mind through your blog. I'm going to put more effort not to be like them.

  3. Wow, it's really interested story..haha
    These middle age people need like that cheerful song, I think. yeah I have as same opinion with Hidenori. We have to put more effort not to be them.haha

  4. it is a unique idea!
    i think music has power to controle humen mind.
    i can see that lots of workers are having difficult time due to recession.
    i hope the song will encourage Japanese workers.

  5. I know songs give us much of power:)
    I recomend YUZU songs to you!!