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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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Japanese rock star Yoshiki to host masterclass in Miami on June 27 at Frost School of Music

Japanese rock star Yoshiki will conduct a masterclass at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami Thursday, June 27. Yoshiki was invited to make his first-ever academic...

Press Release: Wasuta battles to “save kawaii” in RPG-themed MV “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!”

Wasuta Announces New EP The Legend of Wasuta Idol Group Battles to “Save Kawaii” in New RPG-Themed Music Video “Mera Nyaizer!!!!!” June 17, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group...

Taku Takahashi (m-flo) – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

Taku Takahashi (m-flo) English interview about his return to L.A. for Otaquest Live 2019. “Every day is a learning experience for me. Both m-flo and I are unique in the...

Press Release: Wasuta Wins Hearts in Canada – Idol Group Continues Overseas Expansion at Anime North 2019

Idol group Wasuta performs songs from anime series Kiratto Pri☆chan and Idol Time PriPara in North American debut June 3, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World...

Press Release: YOSHIKI to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 2019 Dinner Shows sell out with record high demand

May 23, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Brightman has invited internationally acclaimed composer YOSHIKI to perform on the stage of London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on November 11, 2019, for...

Press Release: Yoshiki feat. Hyde’s “Attack on Titan” theme scores two awards in Hong Kong’s 30th International Pop Poll

Yoshiki feat. Hyde win Best Japanese Artist in Hong Kong’s 30th International Pop Poll Attack on Titan theme “Red Swan” also named Top Japanese Gold Song May 20, 2019 FOR...

BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE English interview before the release of their first album and new music video. “We’re thinking about how to deliver entertainment not just to Japan, but...

Press Release: Budo Grape releases new album Koubito wa Koushite Kieta

May 7, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nagoya’s new wave rock band Budo Grape has released their 9th album, Koubito wa Koushite Kieta, now available on digital services worldwide. The band...

ASTERISM – Live Report: First U.S. Tour at Club Los Globos L.A. (2019)

Japanese heavy metal band ASTERISM made their first-ever stop in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019, at Club Los Globos, the final show in their first U.S. tour which began...

BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview: Arama Japan (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE English interview before the release of their first album and new music video. “The shooting schedule in L.A. was really tight, but our feelings were...

BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview: JaME (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE English interview before the release of their first album and new music video. “We’re working towards our dream of bringing our music from Japan to...

Press Release: YOSHIKI’s performances of Endless Rain and Anniversary broadcast worldwide on NHK World’s Songs of Tokyo

– YOSHIKI dedicates performance with orchestra to memories of band members and Japan’s historic transition from Heisei to Reiwa – Premiere episode of NHK World program now streaming to 300...

Press Release: Wasuta to make North American debut at Anime North 2019

– Wasuta’s anime songs include Kiratto Pri☆chan, Idol Time PriPara, Heybot!, The Powerpuff Girls April 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) will make their...

Press Release: BO-PEEP goes on the attack with “Let It Die” MV from new album COLORS

April 23, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese indie punk band BO-PEEP has released the mind-bending music video for “LET IT DIE -New day-“, from their newly-released fifth album COLORS. Directed...

Press Release: BRATS announce first one-man tour of Japan

April 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girls rock band BRATS – formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass) – announced their first one-man tour of Japan at...

Press Release: YOSHIKI to premiere new song at 2019 Premium Dinner Shows

April 17, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 6th year anniversary YOSHIKI Premium Dinner Shows have been announced, with a record 12 shows in 7 days scheduled due to extreme demand....

Press Release: YOSHIKI x Hello Kitty collaboration character Yoshikitty nominated in 34th Sanrio Character Ranking

April 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI x HELLO KITTY COLLABORATION CHARACTER NOMINATED IN 34TH SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING YOSHIKITTY CELEBRATES 10TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEW ILLUSTRATION BOOK AND OFFICIAL TIKTOK LAUNCH...

Press Release: YOSHIKI donates 100 million won to South Korea fire victims

April 11, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI – composer, pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock group X JAPAN – has donated 100 million won (approximately $90,000) through his 501(c)(3) non-profit...

Press Release: YOSHIKI stars in THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS 1st anniversary campaign

April 1, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI creates the “S” pose (based on his famous “X” pose) for Bandai Namco’s first anniversary campaign for the top-selling smartphone game THE iDOLM@STER:...

Press Release: Budo Grape streams rare early albums on digital platforms worldwide

March 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photo by Kenji Suzuki) Nagoya-based new wave band Budo Grape have released a trio of rare albums on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital...

ONE OK ROCK – Live Report: “Eye of the Storm” at Hollywood Palladium (2019)

ONE OK ROCK returns to L.A. for their 2019 “Eye of the Storm” North American Tour. Live Report: http://jrock247.com/2019/03/one-ok-rock-eye-of-the-storm-at-hollywood-palladium-live-report/

Perfume – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

NOCCHi, KASHIYUKA, and a-chan talk fashion, technology, and french fries before their first U.S. show in New York on March 30. Every time we work with technology, our performance has...

Press Release: YOSHIKI’s final performance of Anniversary in the Heisei Era

March 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI gave a special performance of his composition “Anniversary” at the “Principal Gala 2019” presented by the Asami Maki Ballet on March 16 and...

Press Release: BRATS release UNFAIR MV, announce Wake Up Festival in Taiwan

March 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girls rock band BRATS has released their new music video for “UNFAIR”, shot during the band’s first overseas concerts in Korea on January 19...