Japan-China Opera Gala
2012 was a special year for the Horiuchis. Mdm. Zhou Xhiayan was celebrating her 95th birthday. It also coincided with the 40th anniversary of normalization in Japan-China diplomatic relations. The Horiuchis and ten singers from Japan, China and Ukraine, together with three pianists, celebrated the occasion by giving the Gala Concert on 6th October 2012 at Biwako Hall (Main Theatre), Shiga. 1,500 people attended the concert.