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Country music great Willie Nelson held his first performance at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo before 15,000 people 2/22 before traveling to Osaka and Nagoya, central Japan. He is in Japan for a three-city tour.When Willie finally broke big in the latter half of the seventies—first by taking the outlaw revolution nationwide with 1975’s Red Headed Stranger, then with the overwhelming success of 1978’s Stardust—longtime fans back in Texas had great fun telling people, “I told you so.” But then, in the early eighties, his star kept climbing to heights even Willie hadn’t imagined. He had a pop crossover hit with 1982’s “Always on My Mind,” which went to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Shortly thereafter came the global triumph of his 1984 duet with Julio Iglesias, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” which went top-five here and in such far-flung locales as Australia, Austria, South Africa, and Spain. And, finally, there was his…

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