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KPP scrambles up some serviceable J-Pop… The whole ‘Wacky Japan’ trope has become a bit tiresome – and us enthusiasts of Japanese pop culture are always keen to explain that Japan counts for more than a collection of bizarre visuals … Read More

Ikutaro Kakehashi 1930 – 2017

Japan’s music industry lost a legend recently with the passing of IKUTARO KAKEHASHI. Founder of the Roland company, Kakehashi was a pioneer of electronic music whose impact is still being felt in the music business today. Much of Roland’s early … Read More

THE TOMBOYS Interview

The energetic 4-piece rock outfit return to London… THE TOMBOYS are bathed in green light as they perform their upbeat number ‘Please Remember Me’ on stage at the Underbelly in Hoxton. They’re bouncing all around the small stage, standing on … Read More

THE TOMBOYS return to London

4-piece Japanese rock outfit THE TOMBOYS return to London on the 19th March along with special guests. In 2016, UK audiences got the opportunity to experience the energy of this former SCANDAL covers outfit firsthand. They played a special performance … Read More

RINA MATSUNO – 1998-2017

We are saddened to learn that Rina Matsuno of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku has passed away at the age of 18. The idol group had announced on Tuesday that she would be unable to appear at a planned Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku … Read More

London Anime & Gaming Con February 2017

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON returns for its first 2017 event! J-POP GO will be on DJ duties for the Friday night segment of the event between 8pm to 10pm. Baka Punk will be on hand to spin tunes … Read More

2016 – The Year In Review

2016 has been an eventful year for J-Pop, particularly here in the UK which hosted both some big names and small names for live performances. Along the way we saw the return of old favourites and also some shocks for … Read More

BRATS – AINIKOIYO

BRATS return with the energetic rock of ‘AINIKOIYO’… One of J-Pop Go’s songs of 2015 was the percussive pop of ’14-sai boy’ brought to us via BRATS, the outfit formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass). If … Read More

Promotion: Japanese Study School

Expand your knowledge of Japanese language and culture through this special offer! In partnership with the Japanese Study School, we are offering a special promotional discount of 25% on classes running this month. The Japanese Study School is designed to … Read More

THE TOMBOYS pre-HYPER JAPAN Live Show

As a special pre-Hyper Japan event, rock outfit THE TOMBOYS are performing this Tuesday in London along with special guests. Formerly known as NoName, the newly re-christened THE TOMBOYS originally laid their musical foundations as a SCANDAL cover band before … Read More

FIFI RONG Future Never Comes

It’s been a busy year for soulful songstress Fifi Rong. Following on from her successful Forbidden Desire EP, Fifi has since collaborated with Mercury Prize-winning musician Skepta on his latest album Konnichiwa. Meanwhile, Fifi has also joined forces with classic … Read More

SCANDAL Live at 02 Islington

SCANDAL return to rock the socks off London’s O2 Islington… When they first emerged into Japan’s busy music scene back in 2006, rock outfit SCANDAL certainly caught everyone’s attention. Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar), Mami Sasazaki (guitar), Tomoni Ogawa (bass, vocals) … Read More

SCANDAL live in London tonight

SCANDAL make a welcome return to London for a live show tonight. The 4-piece rock outfit, who celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year, will be promoting their latest album release Yellow as well as a selection of tunes from their … Read More

SARDONYX to appear at Anime Attacks

Anime Attacks returns with a celebration of all things Japanese; bringing together arts, crafts, culture, music, fashion, food, film, games and much more. Anime Attacks will also feature SARDONYX in performance at the event. SDNX (Sardonyx) are a new K-Pop/J-Pop … Read More

JAPAN MATSURI 2016

The Japan Matsuri returns to London’s Trafalgar Square once again this September with another packed schedule of music, food, events and activities. Now in its 8th year of bringing Japanese culture to London audiences, the Japan Matsuri has another dazzling … Read More

BABYMETAL to support Red Hot Chili Peppers

It didn’t take long for BABYMETAL to look at returning to the UK for more live shows, particularly in light of their triumphant Wembley show earlier this year. The trio have also managed to raise the bar musically with the … Read More

PERFUME Gallery Experience

PERFUME stage an exhibition of tour and video outfits for UK fans… For an outfit such as PERFUME, it’s quite rare to be able to explore the elements that make the group work and assess it outside of the context … Read More

DEMPAGUMI.INC Interview

The Idol Pop wonder that is DEMPAGUMI.INC have been knocking out tunes since 2008. They sprung back into action this year with new album Gogo Dempa – and in an exclusive interview we take a look at how the idol … Read More

LADYBABY loses LADYBEARD

LADYBABY, the idol unit that captured everyone’s attention with their 2015 tune ‘Nippon Manju’, have parted ways with Ladybeard. Rumours of line-up changes had been in the air since LADYBABY had gone on a hiatus in April this year. But … Read More

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU in London

As the world of J-pop continues to expand its global reach, it’s time for KYARY PAMYU PAMYU to demonstrate how she’s managed to retain her high profile as she embarks on the KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016. Marking … Read More

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