NO CARS go Fashion!

You may recall that J-Pop Go were tasked with finding a band for a fashion film shoot back in January. Well guitar pop outfit NO CARS responded to that call and the film, for MARK LUPFER, has been done. The … Read More

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Introducing DAZZLE VISION

Dazzling death voice Dazzle Vision are a 4-piece rock outfit that originally formed back in 2003 and have been gathering a steady fanbase ever since. Consisting of vocalist Maiko, guitarist John, bassist Takuro and Haru on drums, Dazzle Vision have … Read More

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Introducing SAPPHIRE SLOWS

One of the more interesting and intriguing acts to emerge from the Japanese electronic music scene comes courtesy of the ethereal soundscapes of Sapphire Slows. Composing tunes in her bedroom on her trusty laptop this Tokyo-based musician has also made … Read More

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An Interview with NATSUKO ASO

Natsuko Aso certainly likes to keep her J-Pop energetic. Songs such as ‘More More Lovers’ and ‘Perfect Area Complete’ (which also is the theme to the series Baka to Test to Shokanju) are frenetic slices of infectious pop. Natsuko’s early … Read More

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An Interview with BECKII CRUEL

Beckii Cruel is a name that’s probably best associated with the fame she achieved through her YouTube channel. Posting videos of herself dancing to J-Pop and anime songs, one of the videos featured the young Becky Flint dancing to ‘Danjo’. … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN 2012 Review

The Japanese Cultural Event returns… It hasn’t taken long for Hyper Japan to establish itself as a fixed point on the UK’s Japanese cultural calendar. Its seamless mesh of traditional and modern culture provides plenty of things to see and … Read More

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New NEO

The latest issue of the UK’s anime, manga and Asian pop culture magazine, NEO, is on sale this Thursday, 23rd February, 2012. Featured inside is a round up of the greatest anime movies of all time, previews of Fairy Tail … Read More

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Emi Evans Interview

We’re used to hearing Japanese artists making an impact here in the West, but what happens when Western artists try to make a career in the Japanese music scene? Emi Evans is originally from the UK and opted to study … Read More

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The return of TOMMY FEBRUARY6

February thrills In 2001, Brilliant Green singer Tomoko Kawase launched her solo career under the character of Tommy February6 – a self-manufactured alter ego whose infectious melodies, distinctive visual appearance and amazing videos made a definite impact on the J-Pop … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN 2012

Hyper Japan returns… The UK’s biggest J-Culture event returns for another action-packed weekend of all that’s cool from Japan. This time the event moves to its new home at Earl’s Court and features a fantastic line-up of events. There’s the … Read More

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JPN – Perfume

The Technopop trio return Following on from 2009’s Triangle album, Perfume return with JPN to continue their domination of the Technopop landscape. Debuting at No. 1 in the Oricon chart (the album sold 227,000 copies in its first week alone) … Read More

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Markus Lupfer Fashion Film

A production company is making a fashion film for Markus Lupfer which is intended to feature a Japanese band. The band issue (as mentioned on the J-Pop Go Facebook page) appears to have been taken care of, but the company … Read More

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2011 – A Year In Review

2011 was an interesting year for J-Pop here in the UK as well as Japanese Pop Culture in general. January saw L’Arc-en-Ciel celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a New Year’s performance followed by the release of the compilation album Twenity. … Read More

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United Cube Concert

K-Pop comes to London Tonight sees a special K-Pop event taking place at the O2 Brixton Academy. Cube Entertainment will be staging performances from 4minute, B2ST, and G.NA as part of a rescheduled performance (originally cancelled due to the riots … Read More

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Hatsune Miku/L’Arc-en-Ciel Screenings

Cinema outings for Japanese musical icons… The Apollo Cinema Piccadilly in London will be hosting exclusive premiere screenings of two films – one for Hatsune Miku and another for L’Arc-en-Ciel – this November and December. Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 … Read More

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KANON x KANON live in London

Kanon Wakeshima’s debut UK performance at Hyper Japan earlier this year had been very well received by her fans. To expect a follow up in the same year was completely unexpected – but very welcome indeed. Outside of her solo … Read More

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kanon x kanon

Kanon Wakeshima wowed audiences at her debut UK gig earlier this year at Hyper Japan and this Friday she returns as the kanon x kanon tour reaches its climax. The tour, which sees Kanon collaborating with An Cafe’s bassist Kanon, … Read More

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An interview with LO-FI

Lo-Fi are a Japanese music trio that utilise a range of genres, including breakbeats, hip-hop and soul. Previous performances have included the Mini Cooper Xmas event, a Starbucks anniversary event and also the Asahi summer beer garden party in Hokkaido. … Read More

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Lo-Fi and Aid For Japan

Japanese bands in charity push This Saturday sees the UK debut of Japanese band Lo-Fi as part of HAA – TO BII – TO [ハート ビート] which is also a fundraising event for Aid For Japan. Aid For Japan was … Read More

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Perfume’s new single Spice

One of our favourite Technopop outfit Perfume are back with a new single release ‘Spice’ scheduled for release on November 2nd 2011. Perfume are enjoying an increase in attention from the West, especially since their classic track ‘Polyrhythm’ featured in … Read More

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