March 21, 2013

DISH// / Major Debut with Ending Theme Song of “NARUTO”

A 4-piece dance rock band “DISH//,” the ‘little brother’ unit of Momoiro Clover Z, is making their major debut in June from Sony Music Records with a single “I Can Hear.” The title song has been chosen as the ending theme of “NARUTO -Shippuden-” starting in April. Official Website: Twitter: Blog: Related posts:DISH Will Debut in Taiwan with a Major Track and Also Appear in a... Read More

March 20, 2013

BRAHMAN / Releases from TOY’S FACTORY Available Worldwide on iTunes

All of BRAHMAN’s releases from TOY’S FACTORY including their 1st single “deep / arrival time” and all of their albums are now available for digital download on iTunes Store. The only songs available on iTunes prior to this announcement were all tracks from “A FORLORN HOPE” released in 2001 and an exclusive digital version of ‘TONGFARR’ from the album “ETERNAL RECURRENCE” released in 2009, which were still not available outside of Japan back then. Check... Read More

March 20, 2013

Joined Together by Disaster Recovery Support Efforts, 1,800 Fans Come to Youmou & Ohana’s Taiwan Live Show

Youmou & Ohana held a one-band live show at the ATT SHOW BOX 1 in Taipei, Taiwan on March 2. The approximately 1,800-member audience of locals was mesmerized by their performance. The two members of Youmou & Ohana were given a warm welcome by their local fans when they held their live show. Hana Chiba, the vocalist, seemed astonished that the crowd was livelier than she had expected, saying “Honestly, I was surprised because more people came to our one-band live... Read More

March 19, 2013

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu / Talk Show with the World!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu participated in a special talk show held on 3/11/2013 at YouTube Space Tokyo, hosted by “A-Pop Project” established by Google to introduce Asian music to the world. As the representative of Japan, she communicated with 5 fans from in and out of Japan via Google+ Hangouts. The fierce competition attracted many fans from more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and even South America to talk to her, but only 5 lucky fans were chosen to participate in the talk... Read More

March 19, 2013

Fans Marvel at Member’s Emceeing in Chinese! flumpool’s Two-day Taiwan Performance a Big Success

flumpool held their first one-band live in Taiwan at the Legacy TAIPEI on March 1st and 2nd. They originally had planned to perform only on March 2nd, but since tickets for that show sold out quickly, they expanded their live performance to two days. The members performed one highly popular number after another while being welcomed by a capacity crowd, including songs such as “Kimi ni Todoke,” which is also popular in Japan. Also, vocalist Ryuta Yamamura endeavored... Read More

March 18, 2013

SCANDAL Kicks Off Their Asia Tour from Jakarta with 2,000 Enthusiastic Fans

On March 13 (Wed), SCANDAL held the first performance of their Asia Tour, “SCANDAL LIVE IN JAKARTA 2013,” at the Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. The band will be holding a total of four performances during the Asia Tour, visiting the three countries of Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. For their first performance held on March 13 (Wed) at the Tennis Indoor Senayan, 2,000 fans gathered in anticipation of SCANDAL’s one-band live show in Indonesia.... Read More

March 18, 2013

Niiyama Shiori / Exclusive Teaser Clip of Major Debut Single Now Available!

Niiyama Shiori, a 17 year-old singer/songwriter who is also a fulltime high school student, is making her major debut with a new single “Yureru Yureru” to be released on 4/17/2013. Since the launch of her official website in December 2012, she has been open about her appearance and character through video clips. For the major debut single of this “new rising star,” a teaser video clip of ‘Yureru Yureru’ is now available exclusively on her official YouTube Channel... Read More

March 15, 2013

INORAN / Presenting ‘Kimigayo’ at Reception for President of Slovenia

On 3/7/2013(Thurs/JST), INORAN was invited to a reception held for the president of Slovenia and presented ‘Kimigayo,’ the Japanese national anthem in front of an audience of 200 people. This reception party was held to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the friendship between Slovenia and Japan. INORAN stated, “I feel honored to be a bridge between Japan and Slovenia through music.” Official Website: Official Twitter: Official... Read More

March 14, 2013

mouse on the keys / Participation in “Next Music from TOKYO vol 5” in Canada

“Next Music from TOKYO” is a sensational music festival tour in Canada whose amazing past artist lineup includes ZAZEN BOYS, andymori, NATSUMEN and group_inou. This pioneer event that brought a spreading trend of Japanese music all over Canada will be held as “Next Music from TOKYO vol 5” in May this year in 3 locations. Along with mouse on the keys, Chiina, Kinoko Teikoku and Hara from hell will also participate in this phenomenal event. The tour will kick off in Toronto... Read More

March 13, 2013

Civilian Skunk / Participation in “Meet Okinawa” Event in Taiwan

Civilian Skunk, a 4-piece band who had conquered so many auditions in Okinawa during their underground years, participated in an event titled “Meet Okinawa” whose artist lineup featured musicians from Okinawa who are now active in Taiwan. Civilian Skunk participated as a representative band from Okinawa and this was the very first overseas stage since their major debut. An audience of 5,000 was bursting with energy and enthusiasm throughout Civilian Skunk’s stage where... Read More