Seiji Ozawa Conducts For 1st Time In Over A Year

Seiji Ozawa conducts for 1st time in over a year

Japan's maestro Seiji Ozawa has returned to conducting after being sidelined by poor health for about 14 months.

Ozawa made an appearance for the last piece of a concert program on Wednesday. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were among the audience at the concert hall in Tokyo.

Ozawa Luna Graduates From Super☆girls

Ozawa Luna graduates from SUPER☆GiRLS

SUPER☆GiRLS member Ozawa Luna, who had put her activities on hold due to her poor health condition, has graduated from the group. 

To her fans, Ozawa wrote on her blog, "I've been on break from my activities due to my poor health, but since before my break, I have been mentally unstable and have caused lots of trouble." She explained, "I took this break as a time to stabilize my mentality," and continued, "I'm very sorry to my fans who have been waiting for me that it resulted in this way.

Super☆girls' Ozawa Luna To Halt Her Activities

SUPER☆GiRLS' Ozawa Luna to halt her activities

It's been announced that SUPER☆GiRLS member Ozawa Luna will be halting her activities. 

Ozawa had been absent from recent activities due to her poor health condition. Upon discussion with her staff, it was decided that she would take a break in order to focus on recovery. The events that Ozawa will be absent from are announced on the group's official website. During her break period, updates on any social networking sites will be suspended. 

Ozawa Leads Chamber Orchestra To Milestone

Ozawa leads chamber orchestra to milestone

By Kazumasa Ikeda / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterMITO — The Mito Chamber Orchestra (MCO), for which Seiji Ozawa serves as general director, will celebrate its 100th regular concert series in October.

The resident orchestra of the Art Tower Mito comprises accomplished instrumentalists, including internationally successful soloists and principal members of orchestras. During the past 27 years, the MCO has experienced generational changes while taking what Ozawa describes as "an ensemble close to the pinnacle of chamber music" to higher levels.

Seiji Ozawa Wants To Conduct In China

Seiji Ozawa wants to conduct in ChinaInternationally renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa expressed his desire to hold performances in China, saying the strained relations between Tokyo and Beijing should not affect private-level exchanges.

Ozawa Acquittal Finalized

Ozawa acquittal finalizedProsecutors have decided to give up appealing an acquittal ruling handed down by a high court last week to Japanese opposition party leader Ichiro Ozawa.

The move clears Ozawa of charges of false political fund reporting.

Conductor Ozawa To Cancel Performances For Health Reasons

Conductor Ozawa to cancel performances for health reasonsJapanese conductor Seiji Ozawa will cancel all of his scheduled performances through the end of next February so he can concentrate on restoring his health, his office said Wednesday.

The 76-year-old maestro's physical strength has declined since he underwent surgery for esophagus cancer in 2010, after which he was diagnosed with pneumonia three times.