HYPER JAPAN Preview

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment and will be taking place at their new home of The O2 in Greenwich, London on 10th–12th July 2015. Imagine Jurassic Park, but with less dinosaurs (although … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Music Guide 3

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment and will be taking place at their new home of The O2 in Greenwich, London on 10th–12th July 2015. With the return of Hyper Japan comes a … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Music Guide 2

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment and will be taking place at their new home of The O2 in Greenwich, London on 10th–12th July 2015. With the return of Hyper Japan comes a … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Music Guide 1

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment and will be taking place at their new home of The O2 in Greenwich, London on 10th–12th July 2015. With the return of Hyper Japan comes a … Read More

LAGC 4-5 July 2015

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON returns in July with another feature-packed weekend. Following a sellout event in February, London Anime & Gaming Con returns this 4-5 July. They have confirmed that two of their top guests shall be voice … Read More

HOTEI teams up with IGGY POP

Legendary guitarist TOMOYASU HOTEI has been hard at work on his latest album, a project that sees him collaborating with a number of well-known artists – including the iconic IGGY POP. ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ combines the two talents for … Read More

SCANDAL Rock London This Weekend

This weekend sees the UK debut of rock outfit SCANDAL as they fly in to perform at the O2 Islington Academy this Sunday. The 4-piece band have chalked up an impressive resume since their formation back in 2006 by Haruna … Read More

JAPAN NIGHT Feat VAMPS

JAPAN NIGHT is coming to London this summer bringing along the combined musical talents of VAMPS, LING TOSITE SIGURE, [ALEXANDROS] and OKAMATO’S. Staged over two nights this July, Japan Night coincides with HYPER JAPAN with both events taking place at … Read More

FEAR OF AN IDOL PLANET

A few weeks back a curious feature popped up on the Hyper Japan website. It was a puff piece designed to draw attention to the fact that Dempagumi.inc are to perform at the summer event, which is big news considering … Read More

DEMPAGUMI.INC for HYPER JAPAN 2015

DEMPAGUMI.INC have now officially been confirmed to appear at the summer HYPER JAPAN event. The Tokyo-based idol act, who specialise in the denpa style of J-Pop (read: insanely catchy), have been barreling along since 2008, but it was the rapid-fire … Read More

LAGC 7th-8th Feb

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON has its first event of 2015 next weekend – and J-Pop Go will be on DJ duties for the Saturday night. The LAGC combines a love of anime, gaming, cosplay and Japanese pop culture … Read More

The Music Tradition of KOHAKU UTA GASSEN

Looking at Japan’s traditional Christmas music show While Christmas in Japan is a very different experience to those that we enjoy in the west, there’s a familiar tradition that arrives every New Year’s Eve in the shape of Kohaku Uta … Read More

ORIGA (1970-2015)

Legendary Ghost In The Shell singer passes Sad news this week with the news that ORIGA, whose distinctive vocals were such a vital part of the soundtrack to Ghost In The Shell : Stand Alone Complex, passed away last weekend. … Read More

MOMOIRO CLOVER Z vs KISS

It was always a most unlikely collaboration: in one corner, the colourful idol outfit MOMOIRO CLOVER Z and the other corner, the classic rock outfit KISS. The finished product is ‘Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina’, a song that was penned … Read More

2015 Music Preview

Last year proved to be a strong year for J-Pop releases – and along with it came a continuation of the desire for some Japanese artists and record labels to expand into a global market. This interest has obviously been … Read More

Introducing SEKAI NO OWARI

The Japanese music scene will often serve up some intriguing delights that manage to capture the imagination of the public as well as enjoying a measure of success into the deal. Certainly SEKAI NO OWARI would fit that particular bill. … Read More

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