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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

This No-Face will Pluck at Your Heart Strings

Famed Ghibli character apparently couldn’t cut it making movies, seems to have resorted to busking to get by.

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.

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.

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."

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!”

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.

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.

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!

Turn Your PC into a Hi-Fi Network Player—Free!

Component Design's free music player software released for Windows.

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.

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.

That's No Transformer!

Hatsune Miku transforms into the lovable donkey, Rody.

'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!

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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