BBC K-Pop Documentary on the way…

The BBC and KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) are apparently joining forces for the production of a K-Pop documentary. Kim In Kyu, the president of KBS recently had a meeting with current BBC director general Mark Thompson and soon-to-be director George … Read More

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Japanese Maid Cafe Video

Who attended the JAPANESE MAID CAFE event in Camden before J-Pop Go last month? Their next Maid Cafe event is being scheduled for later in the year, but for now enjoy this Maid Cafe trailer. More on the JAPANESE MAID … Read More

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Idols, Anime & Reality

For most anime and manga fans, the Japanese concept of an idol won’t be an unfamiliar thing. From Super Dimensional Force Macross to this year’s Symphogear, idols have been represented in anime as charismatic pop stars with the ability to … Read More

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TOMITA Interview

Legendary electronic music pioneer speaks If there’s a name that’s synonymous with Japanese electronic music it’s Isao Tomita, whose 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing was an early experimental work that, alongside Western works such as Walter Carlos’ Switched-On Bach, provided … Read More

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SCANDAL on the way

J-Rock’s finest deliver new material… Perky pop rock outfit SCANDAL have been keeping themselves busy lately with a new single and album on the way. ‘Pin Heel Surfer’ is due for release in September and follows on from earlier release … Read More

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ARIGATO in LONDON

If you’re keen to get out and enjoy the weather today then London is hosting the Arigato event – a series of Japanese culture-themed activities which is designed as a ‘Thank You’ to all those people and institutions that have … Read More

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PERFUME compilation album on the way

Technopop showcase PERFUME will be releasing a compilation album titled LOVE THE WORLD this September featuring a selection of the outfit’s previous single releases and selected songs. LOVE THE WORLD will be getting a global release ahead of the trio’s … Read More

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AN CAFE – Amazing Blue

With their new mini-album Amazing Blue on the way, here’s AN CAFE’s PV for the title track. An Cafe Amazing Blue by Bored4Lyfe AN CAFE release Amazing Blue in Japan on 8th August 2012. More info: AN CAFE New Album … Read More

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BIS make their Avex debut

A trip to Bisneyland… Our favourite idol group BiS (Brand-New Idol Society) today mark their first release on the Avex label with the release of new single ‘PPCC’. It’s been an interesting path for the girls who present a much … Read More

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And now relax…

Thanks to all those that attended J-POP GO last Sunday. Special thanks to all those that helped, collaborated and assisted in making the event a great success. Judging by the crowd’s reaction, FUME, MARSHMALLOW LLAMA TIME and GREENTEA BON BON … Read More

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J-POP GO – Tonight!

A reminder that J-POP GO returns to London tonight as we bring an evening of J-Pop Goodness to the Vibe Bar, Shoreditch! The UK’s longest-running J-Pop club night will be bringing you a variety of J-Pop, K-Pop, Idol, Anime and … Read More

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AID FOR JAPAN at J-POP GO

Next Sunday’s J-POP GO event will also help to raise awareness for the AID FOR JAPAN charity. AID FOR JAPAN was set up by Akemi Solloway, who is already a well-known figure here in the UK for promoting Japanese culture. … Read More

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AN CAFE New Album Details

AN CAFE will be releasing their new mini album titled Amazing Blue in Japan on 8th August 2012. The band, who are due to play live in London this coming November, will be releasing the mini album in two formats: … Read More

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2NE1 reviewed on Radio 1

2NE1 made an appearance on Radio 1’s Review show on 10th July with some interesting responses. Edith Bowman presented the show which also featured Popjustice’s Pete Robinson and Orlando (aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) – and it was Mr Robinson … Read More

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NO NUKES 2012 to be streamed live

This weekend’s NO NUKES 2012 performance, as previously reported, is to be streamed live this weekend via Ustream. The music festival which takes place on the 7th & 8th of July has been organised by Ryuichi Sakamoto and features 18 … Read More

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Performances at J-POP GO

With the next J-POP GO event looming on the horizon later this month, take some time to look at some of the performances we’ve got lined up for the night. J-POP GO takes place on Sunday 15th July 2012 at … Read More

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J-POP GO at the LAC

A final reminder that we’ll be guesting at the LONDON ANIME CON this weekend. J-POP GO will be on DJ duties on Saturday night 30th June. We’ll also be doing a DJ Battle with the WOTA team on the night … Read More

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J-POP GO Tickets now available

Tickets for the next J-POP GO Event which takes place on Sunday 15th July are now available. J-POP GO takes place on Sunday 15th July 2012 at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane, London. Expect DJ setlists featuring a variety … Read More

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New J-POP GO event – 15th July 2012

The next J-POP GO event takes place on Sunday 15th July 2012 at The Vibe Bar in Brick Lane, London. As well as DJ sets featuring the likes of Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, 2NE1, Vocaloids, AKB48, Morning Musume, capsule, Arashi, … Read More

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