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NAOMI SUZUKI Interview

Creating a cultural bridge… A popular figure on London’s busy Japanese culture and music scene, Naomui Suzuki is probably best-known for her MC work at the annual Japan Matsuri (see J-Pop Go’s previous interview). Naomi has carefully crafted a career … Read More

NECRONOMIDOL Interview

Under an iron sky If there’s one underground idol act that’s caught the imagination of western idol fans, it’s the 5-strong team of Necronomidol. The occult-themed outfit dazzled audiences in 2018 during their Black Wings Over Albion tour with their … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Summer 2019 Preview

The UK’s biggest Japanese cultural event is back… Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest convention of J-culture and anime held in the UK. First staged in 2010, Hyper Japan is designed to promote all aspects of Japanese culture, encompassing food, … Read More

AI OTSUKA and Fruits Basket

Ringing in the changes… Celebrating the 15th anniversary of her debut, J-pop singer-songwriter Ai Otsuka’s new song ‘Chime’ has been chosen as the new opening theme for the 2019 TV anime Fruits Basket. Ai Otsuka is probably best known for her … Read More

RIE FU – Live in London

I see the mirror reflecting me… With the release of her new album Places (see J-Pop Go review previously) earlier this year, UK audiences were also fortunate enough to see Rie fu perform some of those songs live at some … Read More

BABYMETAL – PA PA YA!!

Metal mayhem returns… With the release of yet another new tune in the form of ‘PA PA YA!!’, it seems appropriate to check in on what’s happening with everyone’s favourite metal maids Babymetal. With a Glastonbury appearance booked in – … Read More

New PERFUME Best Of album due

Technopop Cubed To commemorate Perfume’s 15th major debut anniversary year in September, the technopop trio will be releasing a new extensive ‘Best Of’ album. Perfume The Best ‘P Cubed’ will feature 52 songs spanning Perfume’s entire career. Remastered by producer/songwriter … Read More

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