All About Japan

5 Reasons Why Karaoke is a Great Spot to Study

With cafés crowded and homes small, what better than a catered, private box for assembling your study group?

The Bento Album

The first female hip-hop artists to enter the Oricon top ten, Halcali celebrate their greatest hits with a bento.

Surreal J-pop Bangs Sell Biscuits

Idol offshoot 5572320 (that's their name!) teams up with Yoko Kanno for a Daliesque ode to crispy snacks with a side of Bohemian Rhapsody.

A J-Punk/Metal Ode to Noodles

CANTOY penned the track Tenkaippin to describe the life-affirming qualities of the band's favorite noodle chain.

Japan Votes for its 100 Best World-class Songs

10,000 people were asked what they thought were Japan’s most world-class songs. The final list left many netizens scratching their heads.

TsuShiMaMiRe's 'Abandon Human' is Relentless

With heavy fuzz filters locked firmly on max, provocative imagery and lyrics prove the band’s clever intelligence is still a powerful ingredient in its punk persona.

An Interview with Band-Maid

Since the launch of their music video 'Thrill' in late 2014, Band-Maid have been turning heads with their heavy sound and the inevitable reaction, 'Are these cute girls really playing?'

Babymetal Goes Funko POP!

All three members of the metal-idol sensation will be available in huge-headed form in December.

84-Year-Old Idols Realease First Single

The average age of the members of KBG84 is 84. Unsurprisingly, their sound is a mix of old and new.

VAMPS Prize Sound Quality Over Bad-boy Image

Veteran rockers expound on international touring and working with Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx.

BRADIO Bring Funky Beats to 'Peeping Life TV'

Funky J-rock band BRADIO are back with the release of their 3rd single and second official anime opening theme song.

Otsuka Ai Gives You 3 Minutes for Ramen

Otsuka Ai is best known for her 2003 bubblegum-pop track "Sakuranbo," which spent a staggering 103 weeks on the Top 200 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart.

Namie Amuro & Hatsune Miku Meet in Neo Tokyo

"B Who I Want 2 B feat. Hatsune Miku" uses various animation techniques to explore the themes and settings of "Urban," "Game" and "Fashion."