Press Releases

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

Event Management

Live J-Pop/J-Rock concert events

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Press Release: YOSHIKI returns to drums for 10th Anniversary of X JAPAN’s reunion

Yoshiki Returns to Drums after Surgery X Japan Debuts at Coachella Tonight – Headlining The Mojave Stage at 11:10pm International Fans Can Watch X Japan Live On YouTube (link) April...


Press Release: maidreamin serves “moe” to Montreal at Otakuthon in August

April 12, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin will perform their first Canadian service at Montreal’s Otakuthon, August 3-5, 2018. maidreamin will perform on the event’s...


Press Release: X Japan to headline Coachella’s Mojave Stage with HIDE and TAIJI holograms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Named by the Grammy Awards poll as one of Top 3 most anticipated acts at Coachella, X JAPAN will be performing as one of...


Press Release: MIYAVI hits North America in May for Day 2 World Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018 Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI has announced the North American dates of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018”. The “Samurai Guitarist” and star...


NekoPOP: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya Pt.1 (2018)

Erina: I’ve always loved idols who were behaving like idols, but that wasn’t me. I wanted to be “kakkoii”(cool) more than “kawaii” (cute). When I was a student, I thought...


JRock News: Interview with exist†trace (2018)

miko: “I think an essential part of being a band is finding a way to keep changing, to keep finding new things about ourselves and sharing them with our fans....


Press Release: URBANGARDE Expands 10th Anniversary Celebration with Fashion and Music Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2018 URBANGARDE’s 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) was released worldwide on April 4, featuring the new song “Atashi Fiction” and popular hits such...


Press Release: Anisong World Matsuri returns to Anime Expo 2018

April 4, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anime music festival Anisong World Matsuri returns to L.A.’s Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with a three-day, multi-artist event at...


Press Release: JAMLAB. premieres video interview with Lantis founder Shunji Inoue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2018 Japan Anime Music Lab. (JAMLAB.) has released an informative new video interview with Lantis founder and label president Shunji Inoue. Presented as part of...


Press Release: X Japan partners with L.A.’s Grammy Museum for We Are X screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2018 As X JAPAN prepares to return to the U.S. next month for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the group...


Selective Hearing: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Moa Tsukino (2018)

Moa: The way I see it, it’s like we experience a total energy exchange with the audience. It’s a special, extraordinary moment together. In our music videos, we have a...


Arama Japan: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura (2018)

Nanaka: When I first saw the female fighters in the ring at Deep Jewels, they were powerful just like men and awe-inspiring. I said to myself, “Is there anyone who...


Metal Hammer: exist†trace – 5 Japanese bands to look out for in 2018

exist†trace is featured in Issue 307 of Metal Hammer magazine (UK) in the feature “5 Japanese bands to look out for in 2018″. Link:


Press Release: X JAPAN announces 10th Anniversary of Reunion PREMIUM GIGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2018 X JAPAN ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF REUNION PREMIUM GIGS Special Pre-Coachella concerts at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo will feature guest guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns...


Press Release: URBANGARDE releases 10th Anniversary music video Atashi Fiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2018 URBANGARDE has released their new music video “Atashi Fiction”, the lead track from their upcoming 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) scheduled for...


Press Release: exist†trace launches Instagram and reveals new visual

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 Japanese rock band exist†trace launched their official Instagram account today, revealing their new visual and stunning shots of each band member. The band...


Press Release: Swinging Popsicle reveals track list and artwork for 20th Anniversary compilation TIME TRAVEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 Swinging Popsicle has revealed the full track list and album art for the 2-disc compilation GOLDEN☆BEST Master TIME TRAVEL ~Sony Music Years Selection~, due...


Press Release: PROMIC Launches Japan Anime Music LAB. to Promote Anisong Industry Worldwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2018 PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has announced the launch of the Japan Anime Music...


Press Release: maidreamin collaborates with Candy holic for idol takeover event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2018 Japanese idol group Candy holic will take over maidreamin’s Akihabara Live Restaurant Heaven’s Gate on February 18th. The idols will wear maidreamin’s signature maid...


Press Release: X Japan named SSE Wembley Arena’s top concert of 2017

X Japan named Best Event of 2017 Over 1 million votes cast in SSE Live Awards competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2018 X Japan’s 2017 London concert has been...


Press Release: maidreamin celebrates Twin Tail Day in Japan

Akihabara-based maid cafe restaurant chain celebrates popular social holiday #TwinTailDay FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2018 Japanese maid cafe chain maidreamin celebrated “Twin Tail Day” (February 2nd) with special events...


Press Release: BRATS is back with new music video Kimarigoto

Rei Kuromiya returns with her rock band BRATS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2018 Japanese girls rock band BRATS has released the music video for their new song “Kimarigoto”. Shot...


Press Release: maidreamin featured in Fuji TV show Kuragehime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2018 The cast of the Fuji TV program Kuragehime (“Princess Jellyfish”) dropped by maidreamin’s Ekimae store for a short dose of sweets in the romantic...


Press Release: URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2018 URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu...