Press Releases

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

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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

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Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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Live J-Pop/J-Rock concert events

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Kotaku: Interview with Shoko Nakagawa (2018)

I was saved by anisong when I was a child, so now I’m singing with love so that everyone that loves anisong can smile! Link:


Press Release: YOSHIKI announces solo performance at LUNATIC FEST 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2018 YOSHIKI has announced a solo performance at this year’s LUNATIC FEST 2018, to be held at Makuhari Messe on June 24. YOSHIKI made the...


Press Release: BRATS release hot “Doudatte yokatta” MV from first full-length album

— Ex. Ladybaby founding member Rei Kuromiya releases new track from her rock band BRATS — “Doudatte yokatta” is heaviest rock song yet from sister-based Japanese girls rock trio —...


Press Release: Yoshikitty in 3-way race for top spot in worldwide Sanrio ranking

May 25, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fueled by massive international fan support, Yoshikitty — the popular Sanrio character based on X JAPAN leader, YOSHIKI — is now in a close...


Press Release: Wasuta dances through Harajuku for summertime love song “Tapioca Milk Tea”

– New music video from idol group Wasuta (works include Idol Time PriPara anime OP/ED) – Produced and co-written by chart-topping artist SHIROSE of WHITE JAM – Costumes by Japanese...


Press Release: YOSHIKI’s character Yoshikitty makes strongest start ever in yearly Sanrio ranking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 Yoshikitty — the popular Sanrio character based on X JAPAN’s leader, YOSHIKI — got off to one of her strongest starts ever in Sanrio’s...


Press Release: Rei Kuromiya’s rock band BRATS to release self-titled debut album in July

May 12, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girls rock band BRATS — formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (ex. Ladybaby) and Aya Kuromiya — will release their first full length album on...


Press Release: Kamen Joshi’s Tomoka Igari shows true idol spirit, vows to move forward after injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 On April 11, Kamen Joshi member Tomoka Igari was hospitalized following an accident where a sudden gust of wind blew over a signboard which...


Press Release: URBANGARDE renews vows with fans at KEKKON SHIKI anniversary event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist...


Press Release: Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 Announces Musical Performers for 3-Day Festival Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018 All-Star Lineup of Nine Japanese Anime Song Performers Will Take Over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, and 7th Anisong World Matsuri (AWM)...


Press Release: X JAPAN Proves Rock’s Not Dead at Coachella 2018

April 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN made a triumphant return to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival this past weekend, Saturday, April 21. As...


NekoPOP: Interview with Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya Pt.2 (2018)

Erina: “I’m really grateful for all the positive comments and messages. All of the work I’m doing — idol, modeling, YouTuber — everything is important to me and I’m giving...


Press Release: X JAPAN makes “epic” debut at Coachella 2018

April 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE X JAPAN made their Coachella debut on April 14 — YOSHIKI’s first major concert on drums since the band headlined SSE Wembley Arena in...


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...