July 27, 2015

Japanese Mascots Bring Laughter and Culture to J-Pop Summit 2015

Japanese mascot Ossan returns to the U.S just a few weeks after his American debut at Anime Expo. This time around, he’s bringing fellow “Go-Torch” (or “Yuru-Kyara”) characters Sanasenabona (idols from Sasebo) and Koakkuma & Akkuma (twin bears from Hokkaido) to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on August 8 and 9. The mascots will perform both days of the event on the Fort Mason Stage and spend the weekend entertaining attendees around the festival.... Read More

June 23, 2015


Japanese Pop Duo Became Fan Favorites at Last Year’s Festival. Music Video Features New Fashion Outfits and Comedy Guest Star. After their celebrated performance at 2014’s J-Pop Summit, Japanese pop duo YANAKIKU will return to San Francisco this summer. This year, YANA and KIKU will become “Nakai,” the concierge of Japanese traditional inns at the festival’s “Ryokan Pavilion” at the POP TRAVEL Area inside Fort Mason Center. At the pavilion, visitors can experience... Read More

July 26, 2014

YANAKIKU wins fans at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU made their USA debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit last weekend, giving American fans their first opportunity to see YANAKIKU’s high-energy performance and comedic MC. The duo gave a special name to the packed audience in San Francisco’s Japan Town, proclaiming “You are the lettuce, we are the meat!” before beginning their live set which included recent releases “FUJIYAMA DISCO” and an English version... Read More

June 10, 2014

J-Pop duo YANAKIKU to make American debut at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will make their American debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on July 19. The Kimono Cosplay singers will perform on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japan Town and participate in the festival’s Cosplay Masquerade in addition to meet and greet sessions and cosplay demonstrations at their booth all weekend long. YANAKIKU joins an all-star lineup of great Japanese music artists at this year’s J-Pop Summit, including Tokyo Girls’... Read More

August 5, 2013

J-POP Summit Festival Ended as a Big Success!

J-POP LIVE, Featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Daichi, Drew Huge Crowd of 80,000 People. Annual Japanese Pop Culture Festival Held Again in San Francisco. The 5th J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL was held on July 27th and 28th in San Francisco , USA. This cultural street festival is focused on introducing Japanese pop culture, and is produced by NEW PEOPLE , INC, based in San Francisco, promoting Japanese pop culture. The festival has been drawing drastically increasing number of people ... Read More

July 19, 2013

HARAJIUKU KAWAii!! FES 2013 Makes Triumphal Return to Japan

HARAJUKU KAWAii!!, which jacked Harajuku in September 2012 will be held again in Japan on October 5th and 6th, 2013. The event is already scheduled to be held at numerous big-name Japanese cultural events around the globe including -HARAJUKU KAWAii!! In PARIS 2013- which will be held in France at “JAPAN EXPO”, in London at “HYPER JAPAN”, and at San Francisco’s “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL”. Many of the currently popular artists will make their appearance at the event... Read More