HYPER JAPAN Xmas Market 2014

Kelsey EllisonFor the music element of this year’s HYPER JAPAN’s Christmas Market, they went for a few leftfield choices, including Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue and Kioke Miyu.

But the UK performance scene was also well represented by the likes of Kelsey Ellison, Himezawa, Scarlett Young, KleptoPenguin, MK Dance Group and J Britton. The quality of these acts appears to have taken a leap forward in recent years – with the added bonus of the community spirit providing an opportunity for some interesting collaborations… More Inside  »

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news_xlarge_SCANDAL_art20141030As previously reported, SCANDAL are due to embark on a World Tour in 2015 – and one of those dates will include London.

The tour is the back of new album「HELLO WORLD」which features the singles ‘Departure’, ‘Yoake no Ryuseigun’ and ‘Image’ and is due for release on 3rd December.

The confirmed dates are:

4/25:Le Bataclan, Paris, France
4/26:The Islington Academy, London, UK
5/10:Wall, Taiwan
5/29:Macpherson Stadium, Hong Kong

Tickets for the UK concert are due to go on sale from 26th November.


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HJC2014_logoThe UK’s largest Japanese culture event HYPER JAPAN is returning for a special Christmas Market next weekend.

Music and performance once again plays a big part of Hyper Japan which includes Miyu Koike, Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue, Scarlett Young, Himezawa and Kelsey Ellison as well as special Hatsune Miku performances. Here’s our pick of the performers, along with a handy guide to schedules: More Inside  »

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news_xlarge_SCANDAL_art20141030Hot on the news that SCANDAL are due to make their UK debut in 2015, comes details regarding their forthcoming album 「HELLO WORLD」.

「HELLO WORLD」 will feature the singles ‘Departure’ and ‘Yoake no Ryuseigun’ as well as new single release ‘Image’, which is being used as the official song for the Nestlé Cup International Women’s Club Championship 2014. A lyric video for ‘Image’ has also been released which includes footage of the band in the studio. More Inside  »

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aa-thumbnailThis weekend sees the return of ANIME ATTACKS – Gateshead Leisure Centre’s Japanese culture and manga festival bringing together music, art and crafts, fashion, anime, food, films, games and competitions.

Once again, J-Pop Go will be on hand to provide a generous helping of performers and J-Pop for Saturday. Our all-star line-up includes BECKII, KELSEY ELLISON and HIMEZAWA. The event will also feature select sets of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anisong and Vocaloid tunes from DJ genkiboi.

The J-Pop Go team will also be taking part in quizzes and panels over the course of Saturday. Join us for some Japanese Pop Culture Fun! More Inside  »

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