All About Idol Insanity
What's all the fuss about J-pop idols? How did they start in the first place? Find out answers to these questions and more as we take a look at the phenomenon of Japanese idols!
Hanazono Remixes Traditional Japanese Music
Audiences may not know what to expect when Naomichi Hanazono appears on stage. Dressed in garb inspired by traditional Japanese garments, he could have stepped out of a kabuki play. Then Western pop music starts up, and Hanazono springs into action!
Darth Vader Joins a Singing Competition?
It's still unclear as to whether Anakin Skywalker (spoiler alert!) will be singing along to Japanese pop songs or will simply be striking fear into the audience, but whatever the outcome, it's going to be the best concert in the galaxy!
After a 12-Year Hiatus, Utada Hikaru Is Back!
After 12 years, fans finally have a chance to see 'Kingdom Hearts' and 'Evangelion' singer Utada Hikaru live once more! And a strategic purchase will boost your odds of getting tickets to her upcoming shows!
Babymetal Nails US Television Debut
Metal idol band Babymetal slays the audience on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Babymetal to Join RHCP on U.K. Tour
World-famous rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers always give fans what they want, and adding Babymetal as special guests on the U.K. leg of their tour is sure to delight British crowds.
Now Serving: Hot Autumn Performances
If you think the only thing delectable in Japan is the rich cuisine, you're missing a lot. There's a vast menu of performances to enjoy in Tokyo in the early days of autumn—served hot, even as summer ends.
Survival Japanese for Concerts & Events
So you've decided to attend an event from your favorite idols or artists, but how ready are you really? Here are some often-used terms you should check out to navigate your way!
'Nassyi Fes' Coming to Tokyo & Osaka
Funassyi is hosting two big concerts in August!
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
The Rules & Costs to Rocking Out in Japan
Seeing live music in Japan can be one of the best places to make new friends and get involved with the creative scene. But sometimes it's not cheap. Here are some tips on how to get the best prices and how to mind your manners the Japanese way.