All About Japan

10 Ways to Experience 'Danso' Culture

'Danso'—women dressing and performing as men—has been an element of Tokyo girls’ underground culture for years. We've outlined 10 ways to get a taste of 'danso' culture, both in Japan and from abroad!

FEMM Plays Head Games in 'White Noise'

Japanese mannequin-pop duo FEMM are back in their signature latex.

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!

ZAQ to Make US Debut at AnimeNEXT

Songrwriter/performer ZAQ will make her American performance debut at New Jersey’s AnimeNEXT in June 2016.

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!

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.

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!

'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.

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?

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.

Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures

Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.

4 Sakura Vocaloid Songs for Spring

Many Japanese artists have at least one song dedicated to cherry blossoms, and the Vocaloid genre is no exception.

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.

Yousei Teikoku Releases 'Disorder'

Japanese gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku has released its new music video, 'Disorder,' the opening theme for the anime series 'Big Order.'

SpecialThanks Goes Rotoscope for 'Sweet'

Pop-punk rockers SpecialThanks go light for 'Sweet,' adding a touch of rotoscope to their palette.

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 to Open J-Pop Summit 2016

J-Pop Summit 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, will present a live concert performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in San Francisco.

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.

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!

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