All About Japan

FAMM’IN Discovers its 'Animus'

The female rap crew FAMM’IN, formed by FAKY, FEMM and Yup’in, has released its new song, 'Animus.'

Lovebites Unleash 'Shadowmaker' MV

Japanese power metal heroines Lovebites have unleashed the ferocious first music video taken from their debut album 'Awakening from Abyss' ahead of its October 27, 2017 CD release in the UK and Europe.

Fate Gear is Back, Bigger & Steampunkier

Fate Gear offers up thrash metal with steampunk aesthetic, expanding from a duo to an all-girl quintet.

How to Dominate the Bass, with F Chopper Koga

Want to learn some high-level slap-bass techniques? Rocker F Chopper Koga's best-selling series may be just the thing for you!

Meet Amina—Japan’s First African-American Idol

Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world, from her home country of the United States to Japan.

'Fake' 3-D Brings FEMM Closer to Real

Japanese dance/pop mannequins FEMM have released a 'fake 3-D' music video for 'Do It Again feat. LIZ.'

X Japan’s Yoshiki to Undergo Emergency Surgery

X Japan drummer Yoshiki's intense drumming style has left him with cervical foraminal stenosis and a herniated disc, requiring emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery in L.A. on May 16.

Interview: Lovebites

All-girl metal quintet Lovebites talk about how the band came together, their new EP, and their love of metal.

Interview: Fuki

JRock247 sits down with Fuki, who is a member of no less than four bands at once—including Doll$boxx, Light Bringer and Unlucky Morpheus.

BiSH Take 'My Landscape' Airborne

Japanese idol sextet BiSH are back with what may well be the most expensive alt-idol music video, shot on and around aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.

FEMM: My Revolution/Konyaha Boogie Back

Mannequin rap duo FEMM have launched an '80s/'90s Japanese culture revival project, kicking it off with two '80s/'90s cover tracks and one new song, set off with some funky 'Akira'-style illustrations!

Japan's Top Music Festivals

Summer is upon us, and that means one thing—the country is rocking with a wide variety of awesome music festivals!

Head Phones President: 'Alive'

Featuring signature shredding and blazing-hot vocals, Head Phones President has released a fists-of-fury music video for 'Alive,' featured on their new album, Realize.

36 Kisses, 9 Boys, 1 Great Music Video

This Japanese boy band is taking the internet by storm with their infamous 'Shadow Kiss' music video, featuring all nine of the members giving each other smooches.

Smileberry Best Album: 'Hayazumi Berrys'

Smileberry will release their first best-of album on May 10, 2017, titled 'Hayazumi Berrys.'

SpecialThanks — 'Umahashiru'

On the back of the release of their third full album, SpecialThanks takes us for a 'horse run' in their playful music video for 'Umahashiru.'

Review: Vamps — Underworld

Vamps' fourth album, 'Underworld,' cuts the frills and packs a punch!

One Third of Ladybaby Back in Brats

Featuring Rei Kuromiya, formerly of Ladybaby, Japanese rock band Brats have released their new music video, 'Nounai Shoukyo Game,' the theme song from the upcoming film 'Slaveman.'

Robot Restaurant Serving up Epic Entertainment

Travel blogger Annette White has circled the globe countless times in search of adventure and great food, and Japan definitely provided both. However, one special experience in particular was the night she spent at the one-of-a-kind Robot Restaurant!

An Interview with BRATS

NekoPOP's David Cirone sits down with all-girl rock band BRATS to talk music, live performances and sisterhood.

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