A Music Video Perfect for Social Distancing
Over 10 years ago, art director Masashi Kawamura teamed up with Japanese band Sour to produce a music video for "Hibi no Neiro." Needless to say, this was before our current reality, in which millions are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Experience the Sound of the New Era in MIDI
The keyboard player from the Japanese band Re:ply has used his ingenuity to create a MIDI musical using the characters for the new era.
Train Station Now Playing Music from 'Totoro'
Fans of Studio Ghibli's film “My Neighbor Totoro” will immediately recognize this famous tune now playing at a Saitama train station.
Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks
A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.
7 Superb Festivals in Nara
Try and catch one of these fantastic events on your trip to this picturesque and historic city!
Catchy Summer Jam is an Ode to Osaka
Relive your last trip to Osaka (or fall in love with the city for the first time!) with this music video from the band Room 39!
A Musical Scale to Maintain Social Distance
A mural by Eisuke Tachikawa is helping visitors to the Minato Mirai Hall stay socially distant while possibly getting the first few notes of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie stuck in their head.
You Ain't Never Heard 'Aladdin' Like This!
Have you seen this stylish and dynamic performance by the members of two Japanese high schools? It's truly worthy of a full-scale Disney production!
Young Drummer, Big Dreams
12-year-old drum wonder Hibiki Sakai is blind, but realized his dream of performing on stage with Japanese band Def Tech.
Best Jazz Bars In Tokyo, Japan
If you’re going to Tokyo, and you happen to really enjoy jazz music, then these are the best jazz bars in Tokyo that you must visit.
New Trailer for Weathering with You is Awesome
Check out the stunning trailer for the new anime from Makoto Shinkai, famed director of 'Your Name,' and get excited for its July 19 release in Japan!
Monk Covers Marley with Buddhist Instruments
Don't you worry about a thing, because this musical monk will make everything all right with his Bob Marley covers.
10 Best Indian Restaurants in Japan
Learn about the best Indian restaurants in Japan that give you the best of both worlds.
AKB48 Café Suddenly Closing After 8 Years
AKB48, Japan’s most popular idol group, gets its name from having 48 core members and being based in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, which is nicknamed Akiba. However, the neighborhood is going to be losing a big piece of its AKB48 connection very soon.
Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place
As students have been kept from their daily dose of in-person socializing and extracurricular clubs, sports drink Pocari Sweat’s recent ad starring a choir of sheltering-in-place junior and high school students has hit a resounding chord across Japan.
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!
Turn Your Laundry Room into a Nightclub
It’s been just about a week since Tokyo and the surrounding areas were put under a state of emergency, and things are getting desperate for Japanese citizens stuck at home.
Rock Out with Quarantine Collaborations
While Japanese singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino is social distancing at home in Tokyo, he's also "Dancing on the Inside” with his newly released YouTube video.
An Electronic Pop Homage to Kyoto
How many famous Kyoto sites can you spot in Clean Bandit's Japanese music video of "Solo feat. Demi Lovato?"
Discover 5 Classic J-Pop Artists
Listen to oldies but goodies from five of Japan’s very best singer-songwriters!