The Hunt for Cool Japan Vol. 3: Daikanyama
In this third edition of The Hunt for Cool Japan, we headed over to the posh, leafy Daikanyama district of Tokyo to catch up with ...
November 24, 2014
Perfume Takes Their Scent of Success to Singapore
The time is 6:00pm. It’s one hour to go before the stage lights up, but the massive hall is already filled with avid fans ready ...
November 21, 2014
FEMM’s Tokyo Takeover: Your Big Night Out, With a Twist
Hope you didn’t spend too much on your hotel. In Tokyo, sleep is optional. Whether you plan to stay out until last train, party until ...
November 17, 2014
MTV 81’s Top 10 J-flicks of 2014
While “Frozen” and “Doraemon” ruled the Japanese box office in 2014, some of the greatest cinematic treats were to be found on the margins. In ...
November 13, 2014
Why the Red Bull Music Academy 2014 in Tokyo is Good For J-music
One of the last events during the first half of this year’s Red Bull Music Academy 2014 in Tokyo took place at Karaoke Kan Shinjuku ...
November 12, 2014
Hatsune Miku Expo Paints the Town Blue In New York City
Is it Teal? Aquamarine? Cyan? The color is a touch different every time, but one shade or another fills CG idol Hatsune Miku’s hair in ...
November 10, 2014
The Father of Super Mario and Nintendo Flicks on the Big Screen
Shigeru Miyamoto, father of Mario, Link, Donkey Kong and other iconic Nintendo mascots, has been busy working on anything but video games. “I could have ...
November 7, 2014
J-music Goes Eco at LIVEecoMOTION 2014
“Eco” has been a buzzword in Japan for a few years now, and the Oct. 25 LIVEecoMOTION with MTV show held at the Tokyo International ...
November 5, 2014
VAMPS, [Alexandros] and Sakanaction Highlight J-music’s Global Potential at TIMM JAPAN NIGHT 2014
The first installment of JAPAN NIGHT served as a goodbye, of sorts. The event intended to share the music of Japan with the world, and ...
November 3, 2014
TIMM 2014 a Musical Showcase of Shining First Impressions
The key word when approaching the Tokyo International Music Market’s (TIMM) showcases is “market,” but music fans were able to have their fair share of ...
October 31, 2014