Miyavi Releases New Album 'Fire Bird'
International musician and actor Miyavi released his first album in over a year, 'Fire Bird,' on August 31.
Babymetal Releases Live at Wembley Album
Babymetal is set to release the live CD of their concert at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on December 28—though U.K. fans can already get it as of December 9!
How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine
Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!
Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'
Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'
Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs
Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'
25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs
In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!
Former Ladybaby Back in New Video
Ladybaby may be gone, but it is not forgotten! Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya return—sans 'Beard'—to present the music video for 'Sanpai! Goshuin girl☆.'
Vamps Halloween Party 2016 in Kobe
Vamps give us Harley Quinn and Joker with guitars.
Interview with Hakata Idol Group HR
HR, or Hakata Reboot, aims to 'reboot' Hakata with a burst of energy!
David Cirone Exist†trace Interview
JRock247's David Cirone catches up with Japanese all-female rock band Exist†trace to talk about their new EP's themes, the songwriting process, their sense of empowerment—and their English lyrics!
Idols Treat Fans to Free Concert in Akihabara
SUPER☆GiRLS, Cheeky Parade, GEM and Wa-Suta bring Halloween to Akihabara!
PassCode — 'Miss Unlimited'
Like your J-pop mixed with metal and retro video game sounds? You'll want to break out your old 'Contra' cartridge after giving PassCode a listen!
4 Ways to J-Rock the Temple (Or Shrine)
It seems every Japanese hard-rock band trying to get traction abroad is reaching to shrine and temple iconography to establish their Japanese cred—and it's working!
'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia
'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.
Death Note 'Shinigami' Join Amuro Namie
J-pop queen Amuro Namie appears with 'Shinigami' from the Death Note series in this hot video for the new Death Note movie.
Hikaru Utada’s Triumphant Comeback
After a roller coaster ride of a decade, Hikaru Utada is back with a full-length album—and we couldn’t be happier for her.
17 Awesome Things to Do for Halloween 2016
In a city famed for cosplay and seasonal celebrations, you just know Halloween is going to be epic! And we've got 17 great things lined up for you!
Theme Songs from 'Your Name'—in English!
Still can't get over Shinkai Makoto's 'Your Name'? Neither can we! That's why we're excited to hear that Radwimps, the equally successful rock band behind its soundtrack, has released a short clip previewing four tracks from the movie—all in English!
The Bar Just for Idol 'Wotaku'
If you're truly serious about your J-pop idol fandom, you have to head to Yokkorasho in Shinjuku.
Hotei x Iggy Pop: Walking Through The Night
Japanese guitar superstar Hotei releases stunning video for "Walking Through The Night," featuring Iggy Pop on vocals.