2012 – The Year In Review

The early part of 2012 saw the return of the UK’s biggest J-Culture event Hyper Japan as they moved to their new home at Earl’s Court. Once again, a fantastic line-up of events included the Sake Award Show, World Cosplay … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Music Schedule

HYPER JAPAN is next weekend (23rd-25th November) at Earls Court, London and as usual the event has invited over some special musical guests from Japan to perform. The event will feature performances from HOTEI, THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S, NINJAMAN JAPAN, … Read More


Taking a break from their support slot for The Wedding Present, 3-piece Tokyo rock outfit TOQUIWA will be adding a headlining performance on Saturday 24th November at The Pipeline, London. We previously described TOQUIWA as an outfit that manage to … Read More

TOQUIWA – Toquiwa

Raw rock energy Feisty 3-piece outfit TOQUIWA have their eponymous new album now out, which also marks their debut release on the Scopitones label. Scopitones is the home label of UK post-punk band The Wedding Present and TOQUIWA will be … Read More

Introducing TOQUIWA

It seems Japan always has plenty of guitar bands on hand to suit your fancy, but lately it feels there’s been a glut of bands that are falling beneath the mark. Either poor facsimiles of Western bands and genres or … Read More