All About Japan

NES Gets First New Cartridge in 21 Years

8Bit Music Power is a collection of 12 music tracks accompanied by some delightful 8-bit graphics.

There's a New Drummer Girl in Town

She will rock your socks off!

A Very Hidali Christmas

How exactly do you take six synchronized dancers and create a Merry Christmas greeting? Here's how!

Beatbox Dragon Ball

Covering anime songs and popular Western movies, two artists have incorporated some rather unique instruments into their songs.

Sailor Moon Gets a Makeover into... a Boyband?

They may be no Sailor Starlights, but Italian singer, Paolo Tuci, and his backup dancers transformed the Italian Sailor Moon S theme into a wonderful '80s-esque European pop song!

'Jingle Bells' in Japanese!

Did you know that 'Jingle Bells' also exists in Japanese? Here you can find it with the Japanese both romanized and translated into English!

A Few Words with Babymetal

Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal sit down with Tokyo Weekender's Matthew Hernon to dish on Lady Gaga, Metallica, and what it's like to be a genre-bending metal band.

VAMPS Prize Sound Quality Over Bad-boy Image

Veteran rockers expound on international touring and working with Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx.

Yoko Ono: Back in Demand?

A retrospective on Ono's controversial and innovative works as an interactive musician and artist.

Ultra Japan to Return in 2016

Since its first iteration in 2014, Ultra Japan has quickly become one of Japan's most exciting urban electronic music festivals.

The 5 Snowiest J-Pop Songs

Snow evokes a variety of emotions that artists have long sought to express in a number of ways—and J-pop artists are no exception!

Babymetal Goes Funko POP!

All three members of the metal-idol sensation will be available in huge-headed form in December.

East Meets West for this Anime's Theme Song

Not since the famous collaboration between the American heavy metal band Kiss and the Japanese pop-rock band Momoiro Clover Z has there been a musical fusion on this grand a scale!

Mahiro Takano is Feeling 'Alive'

In a move that would have wowed Mr. Miyagi, this karate kid is throwing punches in Sia's newly released music video.

Michael Jackson via Shakuhachi

Joined by a pair of brilliant koto players, professional shakuhachi player Yoshimi Tsujimoto puts an incredible Japanese-style twist on a Smooth Criminal.

10 Ways to Have a Merry J-Music Christmas

It’s time to enjoy all those obnoxi—um, endearing Christmas songs! It was very hard to choose only 10 Japanese Christmas pop songs, but here’s a list based on both online and karaoke charts!

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