Press Releases

April 9, 2009

News for San Japan 2009:

San Japan announces two additional musical guests for 2009 convention

Tadahisa Yoshida and LeetStreet Boys to perform at San Japan

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - April 10, 2009 - San Japan, San Antonio's major Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, announces that two new music acts will be performing at the August convention. San Japan is proud to announce the Texas music debut of J-Rock solo music artist Tadahisa Yoshida and the popular band LeetStreet Boys.

Tadahisa Yoshida is a Japanese singer/guitarist who self-produces all of his music. He was born and raised in Nagasaki Japan. At the age of 12, when his father introduced him to his first guitar, Tadahisa fell in love with music and started his own band "Crisis". Tada was featured on a Japanese TV show called "I'M" which was broadcast by TV ASAHI, His music is being heard worldwide. "Tada's star is definitely on the rise, he's a musician to look out for" says Paul Roger from LA Weekly. In July 2007, he was a musical guest for one of the largest anime conventions in the U.S, Anime Expo. He released two solo albums last year. Tada brings a perfectly balanced fusion of J-Rock, Electro and Alternative Rock.

LeetStreet Boys have reached video game, anime and music enthusiasts around the globe with their catchy musical hooks, clever lyrics, and explosive energy. With their popular single and music video "Yuri The Only One" a mainstay on the anime convention circuit, YouTube and Video Games Live, LeetStreet Boys not only wear their hearts on their collective sleeves, but deliver an epic musical experience for fans everywhere!

San Japan will be happening will on the weekend of August 14th - 16th, 2009 alongside the famous Riverwalk at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium and the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Pre-registration is currently open for $35 for a discount 3-day weekend pass. Hotel rooms will be available at the El Tropicano Riverwalk for a special convention rate of $114 per night. Pre-registration and the discount hotel rates are available until July 15th. For more information on registration along with streaming music tracks of the performing music guests can be found at the official San Japan website at


San Japan, LLC, is a not-for-profit organization devoted to bringing an appreciation of Japanese culture "state-side" through a variety of high-quality educational activities and entertainment events. In addition to the planned annual convention, San Antonio's first major Japanese culture and Anime convention, San Japan also participates throughout the Alamo City in a number of events such as the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Asian Cultural Fair and the Mizuumi-con (previously Zero Day Anime) event hosted at Our Lady of the Lake University.