Mayo Okamoto

Winnipeg Free Press - Section H - - FRONT PAGE -

... a Ja­panese singer-song­writer.

Thir­teen years ago, Okamoto had a hit called Stay the Way You Are. He heard it again, with a new ti­tle, 2010, Wait­ing For You, as the theme song for the Shang­hai Expo. Outed by In­ter­net users, the Shang­hai or­ga­niz­ers hastily made a deal for the rights to Okamoto’s tune, and as of last Mon­day he has been cash­ing a new round of roy­alty cheques.

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