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If you're a fan of rock music and bound for Japan this summer, then you're in luck. Between now and September, four major festivals will take place, with stellar lineups of mainly international talent. The most impressive bill belongs to the inaugural Rock Odyssey (www.udo.co.jp/odyssey). Held simultaneously from July 24-25 at the Yokohama Arena and Osaka Dome, the show features Aerosmith, the Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lenny Kravitz. Following hot on its heels is the progenitor of Japan's alternative-music festival scene, the Fuji Rock Festival (fujirockfestival.com), from July 30-Aug. 1. This year, it will...

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