Press Releases


Press Release: Budo Grape celebrates UK memories with digital live EP

January 8, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photo by Kenji Suzuki Japanese new wave band Budo Grape has announced a live show exclusive release of their digital EP Budo Grape Live...


Press Release: Swinging Popsicle previews Time Travel release at Christmas event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2018 Photo Credit: Kaoruko Hanawa/Popsicle Clip Japanese rock band Swinging Popsicle gave their fans a Christmas treat with a career-spanning selection of songs on December...


Press Release: X Japan returns to USA for Coachella 2018 debut

Biggest rock group in Japanese history X JAPAN returns to the U.S. for Coachella 2018 debut! Band leader & drummer YOSHIKI makes comeback in first rock concert after artificial disc...


Press Release: Yoshiki surprises worldwide audience with Kouhaku drum performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2018 Yoshiki, leader of X Japan, made his return to the drums during a live television broadcast on New Year’s Eve, shocking the audience of...


Press Release: exist†trace completes “19th Challenge” series with CLIMAX event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2017 Photos by Meiko Kikuta Japanese rock band exist†trace packed all their favorite moments from “The 19th Challenge” concert series into the year’s final show...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently...


Press Release: Swinging Popsicle announces GOLDEN☆BEST Limited “TIME TRAVEL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2017 Japanese pop-rock band Swinging Popsicle has announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition compilation titled GOLDEN☆BEST Limited TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~.


Press Release: X Japan documentary We Are X dominates Japan’s home video charts

X JAPAN begins official Instagram account WE ARE X Japan DVD/BD release hits #1 on iTunes & Amazon; dominates top 7 spots on Amazon DVD ranking WE ARE X Limited...


Press Release: maidreamin chooses Akihabara’s Moe Kawaii Queen 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2017 On November 25, 2017, maidreamin cafe gathered the chain’s top maids for the annual Moe Kawaii Queen competition at their Heaven’s Gate Live Restaurant...


SILENT SIREN at Slim’s San Francisco 2017 (Gallery)

SILENT SIREN THE NEW WORLD – USA TOUR 2017 12/3/2017 Slim’s, San Francisco Photo Credit: SILENT SIREN


Press Release: Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

Member of Underground Idol group Kamen Joshi is first-ever active performer in the Japanese idol genre to compete in MMA sports Kawamura trained for 6 months for combat match; wins...


SILENT SIREN at Musician’s Institute Los Angeles 2017 (Gallery)

SILENT SIREN THE NEW WORLD – USA TOUR 2017 12/1/2017 Musician’s Institute, Los Angeles Photo Credit: SILENT SIREN


Press Release: Erina Kamiya walks red carpet for feature film debut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2017 Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya made her feature film debut in Umi ni nose ta Gazu no yume (“Gaz’s Dreams on the Sea”) at the...


Press Release: maidreamin challenges players to Kurokishi RPG game battles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2017 As part of their 10th Anniversary, top Japanese maid cafe chain maidreamin has announced a special, limited-time event for the Japanese mobile game “Kurokishi...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi announces new trainee group SURIJIE

New idol unit will debut in December with music by YANAGIMAN (FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, Full Metal Alchemist) and costumes by Harajuku’s PINK latte brand. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2017...


Press Release: SILENT SIREN sets sail for night of miracles at Budokan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2017 (Photo Credit: Hajime Kamiiisaka) On November 13 and 14, on the fifth anniversary of their major-label debut, SILENT SIREN held the final Japanese performances...


Press Release: Amuse launches international multi-lingual talent search

Top talent agency Amuse opens doors for new talent from all countries Current Amuse roster includes superstars Perfume, One OK Rock, BABYMETAL, Takeru Satoh, Masaharu Fukuyama, Haruma Miura FOR IMMEDIATE...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi appointed official Akihabara Ambassadors

Kamen Joshi will support Akihabara tourism leading up to 2020 Olympics Anime voice actress Moa Tsukino (Clione no Akari ,To Be Hero) will perform AI-character promotion song FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya scores high with new YouTube channel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017 Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya recorded the second-highest number of subscribers for the week on her new YouTube channel (behind only ex.SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi). The...


Press Release: YOSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka collaborate to support Tokyo 2020 Olympics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017 YOSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka have joined together for a special video interview in support of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


Press Release: Kamen Joshi celebrates Halloween Night 2017 in Akihabara

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2017 Masked idols Kamen Joshi held their special “Alice Halloween Night” holiday concert on October 29th, 2017, featuring the full lineup of Akihabara’s underground idols...


Press Release: YOSHIKI brings Blade Runner chic to VAMPS Halloween Party 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 X Japan leader YOSHIKI reunited with VAMPS frontman Hyde on the final day of Halloween Party 2017 for a powerful collaboration performance. YOSHIKI flew...


Press Release: Yoshiki returns to Paris to complete whirlwind European promotion tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2017 X JAPAN leader YOSHIKI returned to Paris, France, on October 24th for his final day of a marathon tour promoting the European premiere of...


Press Release: SILENT SIREN rocks Taipei, continues world tour in L.A. in December

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Following live performances in Hong Kong and Indonesia in September, Japanese girls rock band SILENT SIREN completed the Asian leg of their SILENT SIREN...