Towa Tei

Birth Name: Dong-hwa Chung

Place of Birth: Yokohama, Japan

Date of Birth: September 7, 1964

Ethnicity: Korean

Towa Tei is a Japanese DJ, record producer, artist, and graphic designer. He was a member of dance music group Deee-Lite, which also included Lady Miss Kier and Super DJ Dmitry. Earlier in his career, he was affiliated with hip-hop group Jungle Brothers. He has also been credited as Jungle DJ Towa Towa and Sweet Robots Against the Machine.

Towa is a third-generation Zainichi Korean. He has said, “I used to say that I was Korean, but when I was in New York, I would tell journalists that I’m Japanese, because my cultural background is Japanese.” He moved to the U.S. in 1987 to study graphic design.

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