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English interviews with Japanese performing artists.

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Album reviews of Japanese CD releases

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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


Japanese Station: Interview with maidreamin Peace (2017)

Peace: At maidreamin, you enter a world with an atmosphere that only our maids can create, and together we travel to a dreamland that’s unique for each or our masters...


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...


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...