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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

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Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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Arama Japan: Interview with SILENT SIREN (2017)

Hinanchu (drums): The responses overseas are always different, and I’m surprised every time. We could be playing the same song in two different places and get completely opposite reactions! And...


JaME: Interview with SILENT SIREN (2017)

Suu: I wrote JUST MEET while watching a high school baseball game. I love high school baseball and always wanted to write a song that captured the feeling I get...


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...


JRock247: Interview with Yoko Hamasaki (2017)

Yoko Hamasaki: “In URBANGARDE, my point of view comes from a character, it’s fiction. But in ‘Blue Forest’, I wrote about myself. Yoko Hamasaki is a real woman, and I...


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...


Press Release: YOSHIKI Donates $100,000.00 To Help Displaced Hurricane Victims Through MusiCares

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 On October 9, 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000.00 to help get immediate aid to hurricane victims in the United States and its territories. YOSHIKI delivered...


Press Release: Yoshiki chosen to headline 10-hour long Music Station Ultra Fes 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 Backed by a live orchestra, Yoshiki was invited to perform the closing song at TV Asahi’s “Music Station Ultra Fes 2017″ on Monday, September...


Press Release: Yoshiki announces We Are X European promotion tour

September 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passion Pictures and X Japan have announced that the critically acclaimed film WE ARE X about Japan’s most successful rock band of all time...


Press Release: Yoshiki makes surprise appearance at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2017 On September 9, 2017, YOSHIKI made a special guest appearance during the opening ceremonies of VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT 2017, sponsored by Condé Nast...


Press Release: Yoshiki completes sold-out 2017 Dinner Show tour in Tokyo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 On Saturday, September 2, “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” ushered in its final day at the Grand Hyatt...


Press Release: Evening With Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show 2017 begins in Nagoya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2017 On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Yoshiki Premium Dinner Show — “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2017 IN NAGOYA & OSAKA & TOKYO JAPAN” — kicked...


Press Release: URBANGARDE announces all-day lineup of Utsu Fes 2017

URBANGARDE’s All-Day Music Festival Features A9, BRATS, Nana Kitade, Kaya, and many more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2017 Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced the full lineup of their...


Press Release: Yoshiki chosen for the cover of Vogue Japan’s Rock Star issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2017 YOSHIKI Featured On The Cover Of VOGUE JAPAN First Japanese male ever selected for the cover in the magazine’s history YOSHIKI, leader of X...


Press Release: FLOW and Yousei Teikoku complete 2-day Anisong World Matsuri at Otakon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2017 Anisong World Matsuri completed its 2-day event at Otakon in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 12, with performances by two diverse anisong artists –...


Press Release: JAM Project and T.M.Revolution bring Anisong World Matsuri to Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Anisong World Matsuri made its east coast American debut at Otakon’s new home in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 11. The ambitious concert series,...


JaME: Interview with Mashiro Ayano (2017)

Mashiro Ayano: There is this this thrilling feeling of, “No one can tell what’s going to happen at a live show.” and I always try to sing and express the...


Press Release: FLOW announces 15th Anniversary anime-only concert Carnival 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2017 Last month, in July 2017, FLOW began their 15th Anniversary year, and the band recently finished the first round of their 6-city celebration tour...


JaME: Interview with FLOW (2017)

KEIGO: Because “GO!!” is the song we’ve performed most during our history, and it’s the song that marks the beginning of our history with anime, it helped us to grow...

JAM Project – Otakon 2017 video message

JAM Project – Otakon 2017 video message


MyAnimeList: Interview with JAM Project (2017)

Hironobu Kageyama: Since JAM Project began, we’ve seen more people say they want to become anisong singers. The Animelo Summer Live has become bigger and more popular as more anisong...