I first heard this on "Sounds of Japan" and was a bit surprised to hear that dynamic intro since I had always thought of Iruka as being strictly on the folk side of kayo kyoku, but with that Fender Rhodes and cool sax, she pulled off City Pop quite well. I was able to later get the song on a compilation CD of her best work in 1989.
The song does feel like some of my walks in West Shinjuku in the hotel district during dusk. It's a nice area to stroll through provided there is no major earthquake.
Good golly! The above video finally shows me what Jake Concepcion looked like!
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