Press Releases

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

Artist Updates


NekoPOP: Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: This is my tenth year performing professionally as May’n, and I’ve been performing mostly high-pitched songs in connection with various anime. Those are all precious to me, but when...


Selective Hearing: Interview with AKB48 Team 8

Nanase: I really want more songs like “47 no Suteki na Machi e!” Our fans go all out with the calls, and seem to shout it as if their lives...


JRock News: Interview with Sanketsu-girl Sayuri (2018)

Sayuri: I’ve never felt confident and always struggled to find a place among other people. But I also thought it was sad that those emotions are considered useless. I knew...


JaME: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

Listening to many anisongs in my teenage days became an asset to me being a performer these days. I’m personally not really good at killing time; I can’t really sit...


Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi – Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: My career started as Sheryl Nome, and I didn’t try to act like Sheryl on purpose, but I always wanted the audience to think that there’s Sheryl when I...


Press Release: YOSHIKI to perform at Japan House Grand Opening Celebration in Hollywood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2018 YOSHIKI will create a special musical performance to celebrate the Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles at Hollywood & Highland on Friday, August...


Press Release: Wasuta teams with Spanish YouTube superstars Adexe & Nau for “Yo Quiero Vivir” music video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2018 The music video for Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard)’s surprise collaboration with hit Spanish duo Adexe & Nau was released today on...


Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi: Interview with i☆Ris (2018)

Azuki: When we release our next album, I want each song to have a different genre of music! I’m sure it will be very challenging! I think one of the...


JaME: Interview with Yuki Kajiura (2018)

Yuki Kajiura: Japanese animation has a really wide reach, and is accepted throughout the world, which is something I can truly see occurring. It’s part of my job so it’s...


Anime News Network: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

Shoko Nakagawa: There’s a bit of a story behind when I first heard about Sorairo Days. I was really happy because I always wanted to sing an anime song, but...


NekoPOP: Interview with Yuki Kajiura (2018)

Yuki Kajiura: The interesting thing is that, recently, anisong has developed commercial value, so it’s a different situation now. When it comes to the difference between anime music and modern,...


Press Release: YOSHIKI makes surprise Fuji Rock appearance with Skrillex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2018 On Saturday, July 28, YOSHIKI made a surprise appearance on stage with internationally famous DJ and producer Skrillex at one of Japan’s biggest outdoor...


JRock247: Interview with URBANGARDE (2018)

Many of URBANGARDE’s songs talk about the city (“Tokyo Kid”, “Shinjuku Mon Amour”,”Tokai no Alice”). Is city life the source of Japan’s mental sickness? Hamasaki: I’m not from a “tokai”...


Press Release: BESPA KUMAMERO releases special cyber-stickers for LINE app

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2018 Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released a set of illustrated stickers for the popular LINE messaging app, featuring composer/programmer Monkichi and the...


Press Release: YOSHIKI releases Instagram preview of new Attack on Titan theme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2018 YOSHIKI gave fans a special preview of his new theme song for the anime series Attack on Titan on his official Instagram page, revealing...


Press Release: YOSHIKI performs marathon of sold-out dinner shows in Tokyo

X JAPAN leader performs 7 concerts in 4 days YOSHIKI continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity International athletes, artists, and politicians attend YOSHIKI’s intimate concert series...


Press Release: Anisong World Matsuri presents rainbow of talent at Japan Kawaii Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2018 “Japan Kawaii Live”, the final night of Anisong World Matsuri’s three-day concert event at Anime Expo, was held on July 7, 2018 at the...


Press Release: Anime superstars thrill fans at Anisong World Matsuri’s Japan Super Live 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2018 On July 6, 2018, anisong fans packed the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for “Japan Super Live” — the second night of Anisong World...


Press Release: YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a...


Press Release: X JAPAN feat. HYDE to perform Attack on Titan Season 3 opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018 X JAPAN’s “Red Swan” has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song,...


Press Release: Aqours celebrates first American solo live show at Anisong World Matsuri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Love Live! Sunshine!! school idol group Aqours kicked off the three-day Anisong World Matsuri concert event at Anime Expo with an electric, non-stop performance...


Manga.Tokyo: Interview with May’n (2018)

May’n: I try to cherish and think about the emotions and scenery expressed in the piece while I’m singing in front of the audience. In Sheryl’s songs, I perform with...


NekoPOP: Interview with Aimer (2018)

Aimer: It’s been a while since I’ve done a ballad, so I felt like I went back to my origins. It’s also been a long time since I wrote lyrics...


Press Release: Yoshikitty breaks into Top 3 in 2018 Sanrio Character Ranking

July 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yoshikitty’s worldwide popularity has taken a great leap forward by placing third in the 2018 Sanrio Character Awards, announced July 1st at Sanrio Puroland...