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BOSTONGLOBE.COM — Seiji Ozawa celebrates his 80th with James Taylor in Japan

By Meredith Goldstein

Red Sox fan and former Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Seiji Ozawa celebrated his 80th birthday with a concert during the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Nagano, Japan, on Tuesday. Special performers at the big event included BSO friends James and Kim Taylor, and their son Henry, who, with the Tokyo Opera Singers OMF Chorus, sang James’s hit, “Shower the People.” US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was in the audience.