All About Japan

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!'

Band-Maid Wrecks the Party in Latest MV

'Don't You Tell Me' is the lead track off Band-Maid's new album, 'Just Bring It,' slated for release on January 11, 2017.

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☆.'

Get a Guitar from a Ferrari Designer

Looking for a new guitar? How about one produced via the same techniques used to build Japanese temples, designed by a Ferrari designer?

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' Takes World by Storm

A new Japanese music video about apples, pineapples and pens may just have a shot at becoming this year’s biggest YouTube hit.

Vamps Halloween Party 2016 in Kobe

Vamps give us Harley Quinn and Joker with guitars.

Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

Tomomi Itano Hits the Gym for 'OMG'

Ex-AKB48 member Tomomi Itano has released the music video for her new song 'OMG.'

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

They might have an average age of 59 years between them, but these ladies show they can still kick it with the young crowd in this new dance video.

Japanese Drummer Builds Bridge to US Career

This fiery-haired, Las Vegas-based Japanese drummer has been playing her heart out in her second language: rock-n-roll!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues

Justin Beiber teams up with Piko Taro for a hilarious new Softbank commercial featuring pens, pineapples, apples and a whole school full of excited students.

'PPAP' Certified 'Freaking Awesome' in Asia

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' receives the 'Freaking Awesome Video of the Year' award at the WebTVAsia Awards 2016.

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.

Aomori Mascot Kills it on the Drums

Playing the drums like a pro is not that easy, but add on a bulky mascot costume as well and you have the makings of a star!

Work Out & Rock Out to Anime Tunes

Thanks to Anison Fitness, a TV program on Tokyo MX, you can work out and rock out to the tunes of Japanese anime TV shows.

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