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

Artist Interviews

English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

CD Reviews

Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

Event Management

Live J-Pop/J-Rock concert events

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Press Release: Punk rockers KiLLKILLS return with new single Crucify

July 19, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese punk rock band KiLLKiLLS has released their first new music in nearly 7 years with this week’s hard-driving single “Crucify”, now available on...

Gacharic Spin at Anime Matsuri 2019 (Live Report)

Gacharic Spin rocked Houston as the headliners for Anime Matsuri 2019 in their only international appearance for their 10th anniversary tour. It was the band’s third appearance as a musical...

Press Release: BRATS brave rainstorm for Wake Up Festival 2019 in Taiwan

July 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fans of Japanese girls rock band BRATS powered through heavy rain to support the band’s first-ever outdoor concert appearance at Wake Up Festival 2019...

Gacharic Spin – Interview: JRock247 (2019)

We spend everyday playing together, and do a lot of other things together too, so we share all of our hardships. Everyone is saying “let’s do our best”, “let’s be...

OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles – CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo (Live Report)

With props to last year’s event, OTAQUEST 2019 at the Novo upped the bar significantly from 2018, largely in part to the venue’s open area giving people the room to...

Press Release: URBANGARDE’s Yoko Hamasaki dives into BLIND LOVE with double album release

July 5, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE lead vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has released a remastered version of her first album Film noir (2010), now titled Film noir ultime. The album...

Press Release: Ai Otsuka’s new single “Chime” chosen as opening theme for TV anime Fruits Basket

Singer-songwriter to perform the song live for the first time at Japan Expo in Paris, France Digital single available July 5 worldwide July 5, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Celebrating the...

Wasuta – Interview: Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi (2019)

“Kawaii is universal, and the definition of kawaii lies on each individual, so find your kawaii, take photos or wear anything kawaii! The moment when you interact with kawaii is...

Yoshiki – Interview: EXTRA TV (2019)

Yoshiki Talks Music as Therapy at University of Miami Master Class Story and video: https://extratv.com/2019/07/02/yoshiki-talks-music-as-therapy-at-university-of-miami-master-class/

Wasuta – Interview: Selective Hearing (2019)

“Wasuta has always been about promoting what we call Japanese ‘kawaii’ style. That’s one of the reasons we’ve always worn cat ears, to promote that. We want to be able...

The GazettE – Live Report: “THE NINTH” Phase #04 -99.999- at The Wiltern Los Angeles

“Wow, where did all these visual kei kids come from?” I wondered as I watched a near-endless line of people head into the Wiltern Theatre for the GazettE’s THE NINTH...

Press Release: Japan Expo announces surprise appearance by YOSHIKI

Composer of Attack on Titan and Saint Seiya theme songs to perform in Paris July 5 July 2, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI — composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and...

Wasuta – Interview: NekoPOP (2019)

Ririka: The most important thing for us is talking with the people who put in so much time and effort to come to see Wasuta. It’s the same whether we’re...

Wasuta – Interview: Japanese Station (2019)

Hazuki: Aku merasa untuk menjadi pandai dalam bahasa yang berbeda adalah tugas terbesar kami saat ini! Saat melakukan MC di konser, aku ingin membuat para pengunjung lebih bersemangat lagi, namun...

Press Release: URBANGARDE resets for the new era with 2019 Japan Tour REIWA REIJI 0=0=0=0

June 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced their inaugural tour of the Reiwa era, the band’s first major outing since the departure of their founding...

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...