About MTV 81

Yokoso and welcome to MTV 81, the new home of Japanese music and culture.

Made for fans and fans-to-be of all things J, MTV 81 is curated by your fellow J-fanatics. Here, we bring you the latest news, interviews and exclusive live gigs, delivering you unrivaled access to the movers and the shakers of the Japanese music scene. It doesn’t matter how big in Japan, or not, the artists we collaborate with are. What matters to us is showcasing as wide a variety of sounds and scenes as possible. You may be wondering: “Why 81?” It’s the international dialing code for Japan. MTV 81 is your way to connect – to us, to the artists and to Japan.

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