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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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Press Release: X JAPAN counts down to “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe with headliner performance at TV Asahi Dream Festival

September 19, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE X JAPAN played a special concert as the headliner of TV Asahi Dream Festival 2018 at Makuhari Messe on September 15 in Chiba, Japan....


Press Release: YOSHIKI reveals YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 2018 dates plus Sarah Brightman collaboration

September 19, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI — composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of rock group X JAPAN — accepted an invitation to meet with the Foreign...


Press Release: URBANGARDE celebrates Tokyo subculture at Utsu Fes 2018

September 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE presented the 5th annual UTSU FES (Depression Festival) on September 8, 2018 at Tsutaya O-East. The eight-hour, all-day...


Press Release: YOSHIKI donates 10 miilion yen to Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake relief

September 12, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. Upon receiving the news of the large scale...


THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS – Interview: Selective Hearing (2018)

THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS is all about the fans – that is, the Producer, and going out as the characters to meet these Producers in real life. We want to...


Press Release: YOSHIKI completes 5th Year Anniversary dinner concerts with 10 straight sold-out shows

September 9, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI completed his 5th Anniversary solo concert series on September 1st at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, bringing the total to 10 sold-out performances over...


Press Release: URBANGARDE announces compilation album “Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE”

Second Compilation Album Continues 10th Anniversary Celebration Full-length Concert DVD from Nakano Sun Plaza “Kekkon Shiki” Event UTSU FES 2018 Concert features guests PASSPO☆, Eren-chan, R-Shitei, Maison book girl, Kinoco...


Press Release: YOSHIKI gives inspiring performance with young blind drummer at Budokan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2018 YOSHIKI made his first appearance on 24 Hour Television’s “Love Saves the Earth” on Sunday, August 26th, with a moving performance on the stage...


Press Release: YOSHIKI gives special performance in Hollywood for Japan House Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2018 YOSHIKI stunned an invitation-only audience at Hollywood & Highland with an emotional musical performance at the Japan House Los Angeles grand opening ceremony on...


Press Release: maidreamin treats Toronto to maid culture at Fan Expo Canada 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2018 ​Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin gives Canadian fans a double dose of Akihabara culture this month, returning to North America to perform at...


Press Release: Anime NYC 2018 reveals final artist lineup for and ticket dates for Anisong World Matsuri

Tickets for New York’s largest Japanese pop concert start sales August 27. Two-night concert series features performers from Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, and more. New...


Press Release: X JAPAN announces Three Deep Red Nights at Makuhari Messe

Surprise Three-Day Concert Announced! Largest X JAPAN Concert Since 2010! YOSHIKI comments on the future of X JAPAN! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2018 YOSHIKI announced X JAPAN’s new tour...

Sanketsu-girl Sayuri – Interview: JaME (2018)

Sayuri: “If weakness is something that is unnecessary, then I feel that’s very sad. I have always been working to give hope to people who are carrying similar pain, so...


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...


THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS – Interview: Anime News Network (2018)

Tomoyo Kurosawa: I feel like the setlist we brought to LA this time around is more focused on individual characters and each character’s personality. Last time we were here, we...


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...


i☆Ris – Interview: Honey’s Anime (2018)

Music equals America and America equals music. We are expecting the fans to be really energetic and full of passion! Among all those Japanese idols, we recognize ourselves as powerful,...


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...