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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J-POP GO at LAGC

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON returns for its first 2015 event! Following a sell-out 2,000+ event in 2014, London Anime & Gaming Con returns this 7-8 February. Top guests confirmed include Cristina Vee who has voiced over 100 characters … Read More

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SCANDAL’S HELLO WORLD gets UK release

SCANDAL’s sixth studio album HELLO WORLD is receiving a special UK and European release on both physical CD and via iTunes. The CD version of HELLO WORLD will also feature two bonus tracks not available on the Japanese release. The … Read More

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CAPSULE To Release New Album WAVE RUNNER

Electronic duo CAPSULE have a new album titled WAVE RUNNER scheduled for release next year. WAVE RUNNER will be Capsule’s 15th studio album release following on from 2013’s CAPS LOCK. The new album will feature 10 tracks, including a special … Read More

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An Interview With J BRITTON

The talents of Jonathan Britton were on display at Hyper Japan’s Christmas Market this year as the accomplished singer entertained audiences across the weekend. A student at The BRIT School, Jonathan was scouted via the StarNow talent website by Darren … Read More

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MK DANCE GROUP Interview

One of the regular dance outfits on the UK scene is MK DANCE GROUP (now known simply as MK) who have been active since 2010 and have clocked up appearances at events such as MCM Expo and Hyper Japan. The … Read More

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ANDY LEE/KLEPTOPENGUIN interview

ANDY LEE is a UK performer who appears at events as himself and also under the guise of KLEPTOPENGUIN. Using a multitude of talents, including singing, keyboards, dancing and MCing, Andy has also clocked up a number of awards for … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN Xmas Market 2014

With the ongoing plans to close Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Hyper Japan have had to shop around for venues, with the result that they’ve actually returned to Olympia (where they staged their second event back in 2011). As usual, Hyper … Read More

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SCANDAL UK DATE REVEALED

As 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 … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN CHRISTMAS MARKET SCHEDULE

The UK’s largest Japanese culture event HYPER JAPAN is returning for a special Christmas Market next weekend. The event will see the usual exciting range of activities and guests covering both traditional Japanese culture as well as contemporary culture across … Read More

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SCANDAL 「HELLO WORLD」 DETAILS

Hot 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 … Read More

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ANIME ATTACKS THIS SATURDAY

This 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 … Read More

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FIFI RONG – Breathless

Fifi Rong returns with a new video and a special headline London performance… The release of Next Pursuit by Fifi Rong back in April provided us with a collection of smooth, soulful tunes. As we noted in our feature on … Read More

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SIRO-A Live in London

Regular visitors to Hyper Japan and the Japan Matsuri will already be familiar with the performances by Japan’s SIRO-A. Formed in Sendai in 2002, SIRO-A have been exporting their particular brand of performance art outside of Japan ever since. It’s … Read More

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HATSUNE MIKU at HYPER JAPAN

With HYPER JAPAN looming on the horizon in November, some good news for HATSUNE MIKU fans as the Vocaloid star is scheduled to appear in performances across the weekend. A screen is being set up to enable fans to watch … Read More

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J-Pop Go in Japan Update Weekly

Japan Update Weekly is a free newspaper distributed amongst Japanese-themed restaurants, shops and outlets in the UK. This week’s issue has its focus on J-Pop Go courtesy of an interview with Paul Browne. The interview covers the initial inspirations behind … Read More

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SCANDAL MAKE THEIR UK DEBUT IN 2015

Clear your calendars for next year as rock outfit SCANDAL will be making their UK debut in 2015… The 4-piece band have chalked up an impressive resume since their formation back in 2006. With a new album titled HELLO WORLD … Read More

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Sharing The World with HATSUNE MIKU

Miku’s global adventures… Our favourite Vocaloid has been continuing her global expansion plans since the release of the English build of Hatsune Miku arrived in August 2013. The long-expected English language version of Miku had been mooted for some time … Read More

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