A J-Pop Tribute to Summer Festivals
Hakata Reboot (a.k.a. HR) celebrates summer with 'mikoshi,' beaches and festivals—and a whole lot of love for Hakata!
Survival Japanese for Concerts & Events
So you've decided to attend an event from your favorite idols or artists, but how ready are you really? Here are some often-used terms you should check out to navigate your way!
Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures
Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.
Alisa Mizuki 25th Anniversary Video Clips
Avex has released a large set of Alisa Mizuki’s music video clips to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the actress and pop singer’s recording debut.
Music to Ghibli Fans' Ears
Thinking about getting some Ghibli merchandise? Look no further than these adorable music boxes that feature songs from three popular Ghibli films.
SpecialThanks Goes Rotoscope for 'Sweet'
Pop-punk rockers SpecialThanks go light for 'Sweet,' adding a touch of rotoscope to their palette.
Review: Her Name in Blood—Evolution from Apes
Such unapologetic, brutal and volatile masculinity courses through this entire EP that the question arises: Have we really 'evolved' so far when it’s so easy (and so fun) to return to our primal natures?
The 'Kingdom Hearts' Concert of a Lifetime
Grab your tickets and your Keyblades, because two Kingdom Hearts concert series are coming with a total of 15 performances in six countries!
'Nassyi Fes' Coming to Tokyo & Osaka
Funassyi is hosting two big concerts in August!
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Drones
Two dozen LED-illuminated drones dance to 'shamisen' music above a sleeping Mount Fuji. Trust us—this is one you'll want to see.
ZAQ to Make US Debut at AnimeNEXT
Songrwriter/performer ZAQ will make her American performance debut at New Jersey’s AnimeNEXT in June 2016.
5 Rainy Day J-Pop Hits
If you ever thought rain's sole purpose was to ruin your day, then you might be missing the essence of life. Rain is the creative genius behind these hit J-pop tracks!
Namie Amuro's Rio Olympics Theme
J-pop princess Namie Amuro's 'Hero' will stand as the theme song for NHK's Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic broadcasts.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 5th Anniversary Album
J-Pop phenom Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is celebrating her fifth anniversary as a major recording artist with the 'KPP Best' album, collecting over 24 songs and loaded with bonus features.
2 New FEMM Videos Inspired by '80s Sci-Fi
Drawing inspiration from the likes of 'Akira' and 'Blade Runner,' Japanese mannequin duo FEMM's 'Neon Twilight' and 'Countdown' are the official themes of Night Nation Run in Japan, a fun run event set on a night course with lights and music.
No Need for Electricity with These Speakers
After playing songs with bamboo instruments, one band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.
A 77-Second Primer on Hatsune Miku
You've seen the turquoise pigtails and heard the synthesized voice. So what is Hatsune Miku—and how can you write songs for her to sing?
Superfly Rocks Osaka Castle
Watch an amazing vocal performance of 'Beautiful' by Japanese rock act Superfly—with full 360-degree views at Osaka Castle's Nishinomaru Garden!
6 Bits of Advanced-Level Lawson Trivia
Did you know that the Lawson Store 100 song apologizes for the price? Or that there's 'frying music' for the staff? This is stuff even Lawson employees don't know!
'Brand New MAID' Delivers a Knockout Punch
Band-Maid's latest album crushes any protests that the girls' cute persona disqualifies them from the 'real rock' club.