August 31, 2015

Taro Hakase’s surprise appearance at Ariana Grande concert

Taro Hakase was a secret guest at Ariana Grande’s Tokyo International Forum Hall A solo concert on August 19. Taro Hakase became a fan of Ariana Grande after constantly hearing it from his daughter who is a huge fan of the famous diva. He met her for the first time at Ariana Grande’s first Japan showcase in January 2014. Grande was thrilled to learn that Hakase was the violinist on Celine Dion’s “To Love You More”. The staffs of the world-renowned diva and the violinist... Read More

August 30, 2015

Faint★Star Appointed as the Official Ambassador of “Jogja Japan Week 2015”, the Biggest Japan Culture in Indonesia.

Faint★Star is an upcoming hybrid girl pop duo, who just made a big buzz after their show at “J-POP SUMMIT 2015” in August in San Francisco following the release of their fist album “PL4E” on July 7th in US, Indonesia and Taiwan. After their first international show in Indonesia, they are appointed as the official ambassador of “Jogja Japan Week 2015”. “Jogja Japan Week 2015”, is the second annual Japan culture event expected to draw 50 thousand people, to held... Read More

August 28, 2015

Ykiki Beat’s album release tour includes first Taiwan concert

Ykiki Beat will go on their “‘When the World is Wide’ tour YKIKI BEAT w / BATMAN WINKS (tokyo)” tour from September to October. This six-show tour is in support of their first album, “When the World is Wide”, which was release on July 22. It will include their first ever Taiwan concert. Batman Winks will join in the Japan portion of the tour. Guest artists will also perform except for at the Tokyo concert. “When the World is Wide” tour YKIKI... Read More

August 27, 2015

KAO=S will appear at the special event “Japanese / Brazilian Friendship 120th anniversary ” (120 anos de amizade Japão/Brasil) held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September

Japanese Art Rock Band KAO=S will appear at the “Hanabi Matsuri (Fireworks Festival) “ held in Sao Paulo on the12th of September. This is a special event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Japanese and Brazilian friendship (120 anos de amizade Japão/Brasil.) The event will be held at the Intel Lagos circuit (Autódromo José Carlos Pace,) well known for hosting Formula One races. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and the opera “Madam Butterfly” will have show... Read More

August 27, 2015

Hysteric Lolita confirmed to perform at Rock in Taichung Taiwan rock festival

Rock in Taichung is a rock event that will be held for the eighth year. Bands from Japan, Korea, England, and the US have played along with mostly independent Taiwan artists. Japanese artists Screw, Alice Nine, and Ling Tosite Sigure have performed at the event in the past. This is round 15 of announcements of performing artists. A few Taiwan artists as well as Japanese artists Hysteric Lolita, AKIRA, MergingMoon, Serenity In Murder, PULASUTA, and SWANKY DANK have been announced.... Read More

August 26, 2015

Do As Infinity’s digitally release of anime and game song compilation in North America and Asia

Do As Infinity’s anime and game song compilation, “Anime and Game COLLECTION”, has been digitally released. In addition to tie-ups with hit animes “Inuyasha” and “Hikaru No Go”, Do As Infinity has done the theme songs for popular game series “Tales of Series” and “Sengoku BASARA”. Recently, they have done the opening theme to “FAIRY TAIL”. Do As Infinity is actually deeply connected with anime and games. The exclusive digital album, “Anime and Game... Read More

August 26, 2015

the GazettE to Unleash Eighth Album DOGMA in the UK & Europe

the GazettE, one of Japan’s leading heavy rock bands, returns with eighth album DOGMA, released on CD in the UK and Europe through JPU Records on 2 October, and digitally from 26 August, one week ahead of its digital release in Japan (2 September) and the rest of the world (4 September). DOGMA is mastered by one of the world’s most in-demand engineers, Ted Jenson (Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, Pantera) of Sterling Sound. It follows 2013’s BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY release,... Read More

August 25, 2015

UNCHAIN’s “10fold” album digitally released worldwide

UNCHAIN’s “10fold” album has been digitally released worldwide via iTunes Store. The album was released on CD in June. It includes eight remakes, including their flagship song “Show Me Your Height”, remade as “Get Ready (ex. Show Me Your Height)”. New songs such as “Kiss Kiss Kiss” and “Come Back To Me” are also included on this 10-song album. Sadaharu Yagi, who has worked as an engineer on works by Limp Bizkit and Ricky Martin, produced the sound of... Read More

August 24, 2015


KAMIJO – who is celebrating his 20th anniversary from his debut this year – will release his first “Official Line Sticker”. His official Line Account will open on the same day. The Official Line Sticker will feature a charmingly cartooned KAMIJO with various expressions and phrases including his fan-favorite phrase, “Bonjour!”. KAMIJO OFFICIAL LINE Sticker will be on sale at LINE App’s “Creator’s Market” from August 20. 40 stickers will be included in... Read More

August 24, 2015

nano to perform at “AFAID2015” in Indonesia

nano will perform at “AFAID 2015 – Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2015”, which is a part of Jakarta International Expo that will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from September 24 to 26. “Anime Festival Asia” is Southeast Asia’s biggest event that showcases Japanese pop culture. Anticipation is building as to what kind of performance nano will put on for his Southeast Asian fans. AFAID 2015 – Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2015 September 24, 2015 (Thursday) Jakarta,... Read More