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Why Japan's 'Beatles moment' still matters, 50 years on

The Beatles arrive at Tokyo's Haneda airport in June 1966.

It was 50 years ago today -- more or less. In late June 1966, the Beatles landed in Tokyo to play five concerts at the Budokan, the home of Japanese martial arts. Two months later, they stopped touring entirely. That November, they recorded the groundbreaking "Strawberry Fields Forever."

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