We're never too sure on Japanese folk songs being included in this series as they are pretty inaccessible to most people stumbling on this series. Despite that we like them and given that the idea of this weekly section is to help expand on things we do like to include some.
In this case we have a brilliant little folk song from Osamu Setoguchi called "Nobu is a boxer". The song talks about the titular Nobu's battle within the sport and with loneliness. It's a track that we do accept won't twig with most Westerners reading it, but even without understanding the story it's inoffensive and easy enough on the ear.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.