June 13, 2015

Chiquita Banana TV Commercial Received The 52nd Galaxy Award. The Music Is Produced by a Japanese Singer-songwriter, Mayu Wakisaka.

Mayu Wakisaka, a Japanese singer-songwriter, who has been actively performing domestically and internationally has just produced an acoustic instrumental track for Chiquita Banana’s web and TV commercial. The commercial features flip-book styled animation of pin-drawings on bananas. Hard to imagine? Just click the Youtube link. Seeing is Believing. The non-narrative footage just with the animation and the music went viral and awarded with the 52nd Galaxy Award, which is... Read More

September 13, 2014

Mayu Wakisaka Released a Full Album in South Korea, and Performs at COEX for Omatsuri Event!

Mayu Wakisaka, known for her feature in Sony’s mp3 player, WALKMAN, has released a special edition of her full album “Halfway to You” for her South Korean fans! The album features a unique mix of Norah Jones-ish folk, jazz, and country tunes but with more pop sense and twist like Sia and Ingrid Michaelson. One of the two bonus tracks is “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen”, and she recorded it as a duet with Korean American singer-songwriter, David Choi... Read More

July 25, 2014

The First “Genki! J-POP NIGHT” Ended as a Big Success

Genki! J-POP NIGHT was held at Lee Foundation Theater as a collaboration event organized by Japan (PROMIC) and Singapore’s event promotion company, Mode Entertainment. The four performers of the night were TarO&JirO, Mayu Wakisaka, moumoon, and Dempagumi.inc. Except for Dempagumi.inc, this was the first performance in Singapore for the artists. As the event title says, the event aimed at bringing “Genki” to Singapore and other South East Asian countries. The artists... Read More

July 8, 2014

“GENKI! J-POP NIGHT” is being held!

Four up and coming artists aiming to go worldwide in music will gather as one on July 13 (Sat) for the venue “GENKI! J-POP NIGHT” in Singapore. It will be a great moment to enjoy diverse genres from idol, pop band, a rock duo, to singer and songwriters. GENKI! J-POP NIGHT Date: July 13 (Sun) Time: 7:30PM Venue: Lee Foundation Theatre, NAFA Campus 3 Ticket Pricing: $68 Dempagumi.inc moumoon TarO & JirO Mayu Wakisaka Expected duration is approx. 2 hours. Purchase tickets... Read More

July 3, 2014

Mayu Wakisaka’s Piano Ballad as a sub-theme song for a TV drama in Singapore!

Mayu Wakisaka is an international award winning singer-songwriter, with a growing fan-base all over the world. Mayu has been currently known as the voice and composer of SONY WALKMAN’s preload song, and now she is ready to launch her career in Singapore, too. Her bitter-sweet piano ballad has been picked as a sub-theme song for Media Corp’s TV drama “In the Name of Love”. The story evolves around a pair of siblings and they fall in love in the course of the... Read More

May 17, 2014


MODE ENTERTAINMENT, in collaboration with The Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture (PROMIC) and Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), announces the unveiling of the Inaugural “GENKI! J-Pop Night”, set to happen on the 13th of July, 2014. An Exclusive Concert for J-Pop lovers in Singapore, the event aims to bring the best rising stars of J-Pop to music enthusiasts. “GENKI!”, which means “Healthy!”, “Feeling Fine!” , or “Alive!”... Read More

May 2, 2014

Mayu Wakisaka Performing at TGE,in UK, After Having a Blast at SXSW2014

A Japanese songstress, Mayu Wakisaka, has successfully finished her first SXSW show in Austin, US, and now is ready to head to Europe for The Great Escape, an annually held music showcase in Brighton, UK. While many acts from Japan show strong influence from its own Japanese culture, Mayu’s music is totally western, and her lyric is all in well-written, heart-warming English. According to some press in Japan, her folk and jazz oriented music style has been compared to that... Read More

April 1, 2014

Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&jirO will perform at the JAPAN RISING showcase at THE GREAT ESCAPE, Britain’s biggest music conference and festival.

Three Japanese artists have been confirmed to perform at The Great Escape, held 8-10 May in Brighton, England. Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&JirO will appear at the JAPAN RISING showcase on the afternoon of Saturday 10 May. They will perform in front of fans from all over Europe, music industry professionals and media outlets. All three artists will also perform separately later that evening with other international bands. Held annually in Brighton since 2006,... Read More

February 21, 2014

Mayu Wakisaka Performing at SXSW and Releasing a Full Album

Mayu Wakisaka, a singer-songwriter known for her preloaded songs in Sony Walkman has announced she will be performing at SXSW in March 2014. SXSW, an annual film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences held in Austin, Texas, United States, starting on March 6th this year. Japan Nite Tour is an annual post-SXSW tour by performers at Japan Nite at SXSW. Since her career started in Los Angeles, USA, it may be a kind of home-coming performance for her. “I’m so excited... Read More

December 27, 2013

New Year Event with Japanese Artists in Korea!

“New Year Event with Japanese Artists 2014”, held in Korea, will feature Mayu Wakisaka, a singer-songwriter who established a world-wide fan base through her songs preloaded on Sony Walkman, and YANAKIKU, a vocal duo with a unique retro feel and catchy songs with choreography. The event is open to public. If you want to check out Japanese upcoming artists, don’t miss this chance! Time: January 17th 2014 (Fri) 7PM Open ,7:30 PM Start Place: Embassy of Japan in Korea... Read More