All About Japan

Babymetal — Metal Resistance Review

Babymetal’s 'Metal Resistance,' the follow-up to the trio's 2014 cross-cultural smash 'Babymetal,' raises the epic level by a factor of 100.

4 Ways J-Pop Has Gone Sakura for 2016

There are plenty of J-pop songs with cherry tree, or 'sakura,' in the title. Here are four new entries from 2016 alone!

Interview with Rhedoric

It's been a long road, but rock band Rhedoric is finally achieving its dream of playing the U.S.

The Grittier Side of Scandal

Scandal's seventh studio album, 'Yellow,' follows the tried-and-tested pop-rock formula while occasionally delving into a grittier side of the band we haven't heard before.

Real Radios Made from Real Seashells

To commemorate the 90 years since radios were first brought to japan, the staff at Japanese radio station BayFM decided to create 100 seashell radios.

From English Teacher on Up

What can you do after teaching English in Japan? We highlight 10 unique individuals who were able to transition from the classroom to television, stage, sword arts, professional blogs and the silver screen!

Sputniko! Bonds Myth, Science & Music

This new scientific discovery not only has its own music video, but also ties to ancient Japanese mythology.

Babymetal Nails US Television Debut

Metal idol band Babymetal slays the audience on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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!

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.'

Babymetal Making it Big in the USA

Babymetal's newest album, Metal Resistance, made it onto the U.S. Billboard Top 40—the first Japanese album to do so in 53 years!

Babymetal Goes Spooky with Karate MV

Babymetal is growing up, and their “Karate” music video is definitely darker in tone.

FEMM — PoW! / L.C.S. Review

POW!/L.C.S. is packed with some killer remixes, but it’s not the new material that’s the star here—it’s the (finally!) CD release of Femm-Isation, FEMM's previously digital-only release.

FEMM Plays Head Games in 'White Noise'

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

How Amateur Models Reach the Top of the Pops

'Dokusha moderu,' which literally means 'reader model,' refers to an amateur fashion model who serves as a representative of the readers of a particular fashion magazine. In Japan, these models are often more popular than their runway counterparts!

That's Not a Photo!

These amazing pencil-drawn portraits of celebrities are so good, you'll swear they were professionally photographed pictures! And we've got video evidence of how it's done!

3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!

Incredible artists collaborate to produce woodblock prints based on KISS rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Paul Stanley.

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.

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.

The GazettE Invades North & South America

Japanese hard-rock, visual-kei band The GazettE will be playing New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Dallas, Toronto and more from April 15 to May 5, 2016.

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