The return of TOMMY FEBRUARY6

February thrills In 2001, Brilliant Green singer Tomoko Kawase launched her solo career under the character of Tommy February6 – a self-manufactured alter ego whose infectious melodies, distinctive visual appearance and amazing videos made a definite impact on the J-Pop … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN 2012

Hyper Japan returns… The UK’s biggest J-Culture event returns for another action-packed weekend of all that’s cool from Japan. This time the event moves to its new home at Earl’s Court and features a fantastic line-up of events. There’s the … Read More

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JPN – Perfume

The Technopop trio return Following on from 2009’s Triangle album, Perfume return with JPN to continue their domination of the Technopop landscape. Debuting at No. 1 in the Oricon chart (the album sold 227,000 copies in its first week alone) … Read More

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Markus Lupfer Fashion Film

A production company is making a fashion film for Markus Lupfer which is intended to feature a Japanese band. The band issue (as mentioned on the J-Pop Go Facebook page) appears to have been taken care of, but the company … Read More

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2011 – A Year In Review

2011 was an interesting year for J-Pop here in the UK as well as Japanese Pop Culture in general. January saw L’Arc-en-Ciel celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a New Year’s performance followed by the release of the compilation album Twenity. … Read More

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United Cube Concert

K-Pop comes to London Tonight sees a special K-Pop event taking place at the O2 Brixton Academy. Cube Entertainment will be staging performances from 4minute, B2ST, and G.NA as part of a rescheduled performance (originally cancelled due to the riots … Read More

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Hatsune Miku/L’Arc-en-Ciel Screenings

Cinema outings for Japanese musical icons… The Apollo Cinema Piccadilly in London will be hosting exclusive premiere screenings of two films – one for Hatsune Miku and another for L’Arc-en-Ciel – this November and December. Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 … Read More

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KANON x KANON live in London

Kanon Wakeshima’s debut UK performance at Hyper Japan earlier this year had been very well received by her fans. To expect a follow up in the same year was completely unexpected – but very welcome indeed. Outside of her solo … Read More

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kanon x kanon

Kanon Wakeshima wowed audiences at her debut UK gig earlier this year at Hyper Japan and this Friday she returns as the kanon x kanon tour reaches its climax. The tour, which sees Kanon collaborating with An Cafe’s bassist Kanon, … Read More

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An interview with LO-FI

Lo-Fi are a Japanese music trio that utilise a range of genres, including breakbeats, hip-hop and soul. Previous performances have included the Mini Cooper Xmas event, a Starbucks anniversary event and also the Asahi summer beer garden party in Hokkaido. … Read More

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Lo-Fi and Aid For Japan

Japanese bands in charity push This Saturday sees the UK debut of Japanese band Lo-Fi as part of HAA – TO BII – TO [ハート ビート] which is also a fundraising event for Aid For Japan. Aid For Japan was … Read More

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Perfume’s new single Spice

One of our favourite Technopop outfit Perfume are back with a new single release ‘Spice’ scheduled for release on November 2nd 2011. Perfume are enjoying an increase in attention from the West, especially since their classic track ‘Polyrhythm’ featured in … Read More

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UNSHIN Interview

Combining a variety of styles and influences, Unshin features members from Taiwan, Korea, England and Japan. Singer Megumi Miyoshi (originally from Sendai, Japan) was a professional koto player before the band was formed. Their debut album Waltz for Broken Dolls … Read More

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An interview with UNICORN TABLE

UNICORN TABLE have built a career on a boisterous pop rock that has carved its way into a series of top notch anime themes including Fly Away from Jinki:Extend and a variety of tunes from School Rumble. The creation of … Read More

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Introducing KYARY PAMYU PAMYU

‘PonPonPon’ marks the debut single from blogger-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and is a slice of infectious pop that’s just as beguiling as the bonkers video that accompanies it. Kyary’s singing career comes on the back of her alternative life as … Read More

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J-Pop Go Website Relaunch!

Welcome to our new look J-Pop Go website which is part of our exciting new plans for the future. Part of our relaunch is the inclusion of some classic interviews as part of our Features section. Many thanks to Ryan … Read More

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An interview with KANON WAKESHIMA

Cello Pop Go Kanon Wakeshima and her Pop Baroque style has gained a large fan following in her home country of Japan, but she has also become increasingly popular in the West too. She has been playing the cello since … Read More

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Interview PINE*am

PINE*am comprises Tsugumi Takashi and Chizuko Matsubayashi engaged in a particular flavour of electronica that delights in low-fi quirky goodness. From the electronic funk of Do I Know You through the crunchy electro goodness that forms Get A Choco, PINE*am … Read More

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UTADA Exodus

Iconic artist returns The first word which sprang to mind when I listened to this album was “surprising”. The title is significant – Hikaru Utada hasn’t just departed from her old style of music, this is definitely an ‘Exodus’. Listening … Read More

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