ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
Sat., Apr. 22. 2017 12:04pm EDT
The American rock band Cheap Trick famously hit it big in Japan before achieving stardom in the United States. We've heard from two ApX fans in Japan in the past two weeks, plus another last fall; that already makes us almost as popular in Japan as we are in the United States. :)
Seriously, though, we are so touched that God has given us fans in the Land of the Rising Sun.
It's ironic that the news from Japan comes so soon after we spoofed the song "Godzilla" by Blue Öyster Cult (both the original and our parody feature Japanese spoken-word sections) and "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors.
Here's what the two fans in Japan who wrote to us this month had to say:
I actually first heard about you when I was still living in the U.S. and a high school buddy played your Slim Shady parody for me! I've been a fan ever since. Technically we're already as big in Japan as we are in the United States. For example, ApX lead singer J. Jackson is 6.5 feet tall in the United States. He'd be 1.98 meters tall in Japan. It sounds smaller, but it's really the same.
I also once opened for you guys at a concert in Indiana more than a decade ago. With all the shows you do I'd be surprised if you remember that one, but I sure do!
I've been here for 15 years. When I opened for you guys you graciously allowed me to share a video about the missions work I came here for. :) God bless!
Greetings from Japan. I truly love your music and God is really using your ministry!