All About Japan

Band-Maid Announce New Album for May 2016

Japanese all-girl rock group Band-Maid have announced their upcoming album Brand New Maid, set for release on May 18, 2016.

Death Rabbits' 'Nande' Is a Ninja Death Trap

Poor Bucho. It's hard enough to get your gas mask on in the morning without ninja waiting to ambush you in the elevator.

Once, Twice, Three Times a Ladybaby

Ladybeard and his two female companions, Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, are ready to knock out their competition with their third single, “Renge Chance!”

Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to Headphones?

Sony is developing a new device that gives you the ability to listen to music without putting anything in your ear.

Prizmmy☆ Breaks Out the Glow Sticks

Prizmmy☆ are just too sweet to drop the bass on their new track “Love Trooper,” but there are plenty of solid beats to go around.

That's No Transformer!

Hatsune Miku transforms into the lovable donkey, Rody.

Review: Bo-Peep — Thank You

Bo-Peep’s fourth full-length album, 'Thank You,' opens with rocket-fueled, fast-paced guitar fury.

González Iñárritu on Composer Ruichi Sakamoto

MAiDiGi TV caught up with Leonardo DiCaprio and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto at the New York premiere of González Iñárritu's "The Revenant."

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!

Mix it Up with a Musical Kendama

Made in collaboration with DJ Koo, this musical kendama toy lights up and makes DJ sounds when you successfully catch the ball.

Share Your Music with the Song Wig

In a bold and radical new take on wearable tech, a device wants to take the music you listen to and put it at everyone else’s fingertips. Introducing the Song Wig!

Learn to Play Piano With These Cuddly Cats

These cute, squishy cat toys can help you learn the eight major keys of a piano with just a tap on a feline's back!

These Elderly Men Got Style!

Straight from Kochi Prefecture, this new grandpa group rivals J-pop boyband legends SMAP and Arashi with their suave moves and killer beat.

4 Fun & Weird Ways to Use the Train

Japanese trains are fast and efficient. But have you ever seen one used as a rolling showroom? Or how about having a concert at 260 kilometers per hour?

Exist†trace Release New Video & Album

Visual-kei metal band Exist†trace has released the music video for their new song 'Dream Rider' from their upcoming mini-album This is Now.

Merry Melodies for Train Departures

After taking into account suggestions from the public, Tokyo Metro has finally settled on some J-Pop jingles for train departures.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Goes Ninja

'Ninja Re Bang Bang' was Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's fifth physical single, reaching No.1 on the Japan Hot 100. The video not only features Kyary in ninja attire, but ninja-inspired dance moves, including high-jumping, shuriken-throwing—and arm-cannon-blasting!

Dive Into Ainu Culture

Discover the culture and traditions of the Ainu as we take an in-depth look into one of Japan's largest indigenous populations.

Charisma.com's 'Aidoru C' Hits Like a Slap

Aidoru C, the latest album from Charisma.com, dares you to dance while hitting you in the face with topical lyrics that don’t pull any punches.

Moving & Speaking Hatsune Miku Nendroid

If you don't have the time or money to head to a concert featuring this popular Japanese vocaloid, you can now listen to Hatsune Miku sing and watch her dance in the comfort of your own home!

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