GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.45
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, which holds many memories both from her professional and private lives, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests. In this volume, she welcomes Ms. Koko Kameoka, President of Taikakukan.
Uchimizu during the Yukata de GinBra festival
Violinist. Takashima started taking violin lessons from the age of 6. After a successful career abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, where she currently performs in concerts across the country. Highly noted for her character in TV and radio appearances, she has currently opened up her career to more diverse fields with an unchanged focus on her profession.Chisako Takashima official website
President and CEO of Kameoka Co., Ltd and Taikakukan Co., Ltd.. Kameoka went to high school overseas and earned her MBA at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Upon returning to Japan, she worked in marketing research at Microsoft Japan, and then joined Kameoka Co., Ltd. In 2010, she assumed her current position. Her hobbies include playing golf, Japanese tea ceremony and shooting.Kameoka Holdings Co., Ltd. website
Written by Mikiko Okai; Place of interview: CINQ
Finally released! Chisaka Takashima’s long-awaited new album, Strings on Fire.
A compilation of 12 tunes: 3 originals, including “Some Day, Just the Two of Us,” a duet with the cello, played by her second son (age 6), and other classical standards.
Featuring special album cover art drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, author of the popular manga NARUTO.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of violinist Chisako Takashima, opening new frontiers with the second album released under her new record label.