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Professional English-language press releases and media kits for artist promotion worldwide.

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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

CD Reviews

Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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Live J-Pop/J-Rock concert events

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Press Release: BRATS performs new single “Excuser” at first USA concert

January 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photos by David Cirone Japanese girls rock band BRATS performed their first live American concert at Anime Los Angeles on January 10, 2020, the...

Press Release: @home cafe teams with Sanrio for Hello Kitty Collaboration Cafe

January 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will present a special Hello Kitty collaboration cafe from January 21 – March 29, 2020. The limited-time...

Press Release: YOSHIKI donates $100,000 to environmental causes: Australian Wildfire Relief and Rainforest Trust

January 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI – internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN – has donated $100,000 ($50,000 to the...

Press Release: Wasuta’s first Best album announced for release March 25

January 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) announced the release of their first “Best” album at their annual “Wa-Ship Kanshasai” event at Shinjuku ReNY...

Press Release: J-Pop vocal group INTERSECTION turns “New Page” for 2020 with Black Clover anime theme song

January 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INTERSECTION’S first song of 2020, “New Page”, has been chosen as the new ending theme for the popular TV anime Black Clover. Formed in...

Press Release: URBANGARDE brings in 2020 with retro “Kotoba Uri” MV and new album TOKYOPOP now streaming

December 31, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE’s new music video “Kotoba Uri” (“Word Seller”) touches base on 80s technopop to bring in the new year, with a VHS-style reflection on...

Press Release: Jewel☆Ciel announces upcoming first album at “Ashitamirai” one-man concert

December 27, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jewel☆Ciel announced their long awaited first full album at their one-man concert “Ashitamirai”, held December 21 at Shibuya Stream Hall.

BRATS – Top 15 J-Rock Artists of 2019 (JRock News)

BRATS named one of 2019’s Top J-Rock artists in JRock News reader poll. https://jrocknews.com/2019/12/top-15-visual-kei-japanese-rock-artist-2019.html

Press Release: Girls rock duo ERY vs miko releases music video cover of GLAY’s “BLACK MONEY”

December 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Japanese rockers ERY (bass player in KiLLKiLLS, Kyokuto Phallus Kickers) and miko (exist†trace vocals and guitar) have teamed up for a holiday treat,...

Press Release: YOSHIKI and KISS will collaborate for once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve television performance

December 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI AND KISS WILL COLLABORATE FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME NEW YEAR’S EVE TELEVISION PERFORMANCE ROCK LEGENDS FROM AMERICA AND JAPAN WILL PERFORM ON WORLDWIDE MUSIC SPECIAL...

Press Release: YOSHIKI’s classical music special is smash hit for the holidays on PBS

December 20, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROCK STAR YOSHIKI’S CLASSICAL MUSIC SPECIAL IS SMASH HIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON PBS YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL TO AIR ACROSS THE U.S....

Press Release: YOSHIKI makes surprise appearance with KISS at Tokyo Dome

December 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI appeared as a surprise guest on December 11 during the Tokyo Dome performance of KISS’s “End of the Road World Tour”. He shocked...

Wasuta – Interview: J-Generation (Dec 2019)

As they prepare for their 5th Anniversary solo concert next March, Hazuki (Pastel Yellow), Nanase (Pastel Green), Miri (Pastel Purple), Ririka (Pastel Blue), and Ruka (Pastel Pink) reflect on memories...

Press Release: @home cafe holds outdoor concert celebrating “Aikome Forever” worldwide release

December 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE @HOME CAFE HOLDS OUTDOOR CONCERT CELEBRATING “AIKOME FOREVER” WORLDWIDE RELEASE 15th Anniversary Single Written by Akihiko Yamaguchi (THE IDOLM@STER Side M) and Saori Kodama...

Press Release: BACK-ON performs live Fairy Tail collaboration with OSAKA☆SYUNKASYUTO at Shinjuku Loft

December 5, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BACK-ON Performs Live Fairy Tail Collaboration With OSAKA☆SYUNKASYUTO At Shinjuku Loft Concert Included Hits from anime series Gundam Build Fighters, Eyeshield 21, and Fairy...

Press Release: Forbes Asia names YOSHIKI one of the 30 Heroes of Philanthropy 2019

December 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forbes Asia has named Japanese rock star YOSHIKI one of Asia’s 30 Heroes of Philanthropy in 2019. Forbes’ 13th annual Heroes of Philanthropy list...

Jun Amaki – Interview: J-Generation (2019) Pt. 2

Jun Amaki: If I don’t change, if I don’t push myself, then I’ll slow down, and that’s something I never want to do. Full interview: http://j-generation.com/jun-amaki-interview-2019-pt-2/

Press Release: URBANGARDE technopop album TOKYOPOP gets deluxe special edition and nationwide tour

November 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE will release a deluxe edition of their next album, TOKYOPOP, scheduled for release on January 1, 2020. The concept album includes new songs,...

Press Release: FAKY completes “GIRLS POWER” trilogy with hot dance single “NEW AGE”

November 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FAKY COMPLETES “GIRLS POWER” TRILOGY WITH HOT DANCE SINGLE “NEW AGE” J-POP LEGEND KUMI KODA WROTE THE LYRICS FOR FAKY’S FOLLOW-UP TO “GIRLS GOTTA...

Press Release: @home cafe to livestream opening of second Osaka restaurant

November 27, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will hold a special pre-opening event for the opening of its second Osaka restaurant with a special...

Leetspeak monsters – Interview: JaME (2019)

Euskyss: In the story of “Gothic”, the museum guard encounters the monsters lurking in the dark and his spirit becomes dyed in a “strong black” that cannot be affected by...

BAND-MAID – Interview: J-Generation (2019)

Miku: Sometimes the world needs rebellion to create peace. It’s rock, but we also want to bring people happiness. Full interview: http://j-generation.com/band-maid-interview-2019/

Jun Amaki – Interview: J-Generation (2019) Pt. 1

Jun Amaki: I want to show them everything. I want my fans to love all the sides of me, not just the shiny, celebrity part. Full interview: http://j-generation.com/jun-amaki-interview-2019-pt-1/

Leetspeak monsters – Interview: JRock News (2019)

Euskyss: The songs so far have often focused on expressing the world of Leetspeak monsters, but this album does more to emphasize our message. Adding more Japanese lyrics makes it...