Our Mission

Our goal on Japan Indies and JIN radio is to introduce to the world  the many talented musicians living and performing in Japan independently. These are people working hard to promote themselves with little or no music label support and rarely any commercial radio airplay. We intend to give these artists a voice and place to introduce themselves and their music. In doing so we will provide you the listener and viewer information about shows, artists and new music in English and Japanese. We believe music to be one of the few mediums that can connect people all over the world. With this site we hope to strengthen that connection. Please enjoy the site and feel free to contact us anytime.



Japan Indies / JIN Radio


Radio On-Air personality   1995/1-1999/8

Japanese music /Jazz Programming Director  1995/9-1999/5

Japanese Programming Director

  • Founded the first-ever Japanese popular music radio show, intended to introduce J-pop to American audiences.
  • Creating Japanese DJ Network to invite them for to shows as guests, aiming to provide up to date information on J-hip hop, J-funk, and J-rock
  • Expanded the length of the program from one hour three hours
  • Developed relationships with Japanese music labels such as Sony Music Japan

Jazz Programming Director

  • Jazz PR liner production (featuring my voice or other jazz staff)
  • PSA production
  • Oversaw 4 DJs
  • Previewing music and setting the jazz music on-air rotation.
  • Reporting our top ten list to the trade magazine CMJ (Nationwide College Music Journal)
  • Creating relationships with various major music labels such as GRP Records and Blue Note Records

Most Notable Interviews:

  • Toshinobu Kubota (for promotion of his 1st English Album “Sunshine Moonlight”)
  • Keiko Matsui (very popular smooth jazz artist in America)
  • Cheili Minnuci (a member of the popular jazz band Special EFX)
  • Eddie Palmieri (Grammy award winning Latin jazz artist)
  • John Tesh (New Age artist)
  • Akiko Yano (for promotion of her album release “Oui Oui”)


DJ アッキって誰??

1995/9 – 1998/5

J-POP /ジャズ番組担当ディレクター J-POP番組担当ディレクター

  • ラジオ局初のJ-POP 音楽番組を企画・設立、日本音楽の紹介に尽力する。
  • 日本人のDJ を番組に招待し、最新のJ-POP情報を紹介。
  • ソニーミュージック株式会社など、日本のレコード会社との関係を構築、最新の音楽情報の提供や久保田利伸などのアーティストのインタビューの設営に協力。


  • 月~金のジャズ番組の総責任者として、4名のジャズDJチームを監督・教育する。また、番組の企画・制作の総指揮を行う。
  • CMJ (全米カレッジ音楽誌) にジャズのトップ10リストの情報を提供
  • GRP Records やBlue Note Recordsなど大手ジャズレコード会社との関係を築。大学におけるジャズ音楽のマーケティングに協力。


  • 矢野 顕子 (ニューアルバム “Oui Oui”プロモーション)
  • Eddie Palmieri (グラミー賞受賞ラテンジャズ アーティスト)
  • John Tesh (グラミー賞受賞ニュー・エージ・ミュージック アーティスト)
  • 松居 慶子 (全米で最も有名な女性コンテンポラリー・ジャズアーティスト)
  • 久保田利伸 (英語の初アルバム “Sunshine Moonlight”のプロモーション)