J-Pop Stars Perfume Talk Coachella,
J-Pop Stars Perfume Talk Coachella, Influences and Sourdough Bread VarietyOne of Japan's most popular groups, Perfume became the first J-Pop act to ever take the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with a ...
Posted on 19 April 2019 | 12:00 am
FIGURE SKATING/ Skaters perform to popular
FIGURE SKATING/ Skaters perform to popular hits to say goodbye to Heisei Era：The Asahi Shimbun Asahi ShimbunFUKUOKA--Japanese figure skaters bid farewell to the outgoing Heisei Era (1989-present) in style, performing to a selection of five popular songs from the past ...
Posted on 15 April 2019 | 12:00 am
Tetsuya Komuro: J-pop inventor's
Tetsuya Komuro: J-pop inventor's synth-powered dance tunes set the tone for post-bubble Japan The Japan TimesThe term J-pop, a Heisei invention, needed a defining characteristic to make it stand out from the Showa Era's soundtrack, and Komuro provided a ...
Posted on 11 April 2019 | 12:00 am
Red lips, bushy brows in again as bubble-era
Red lips, bushy brows in again as bubble-era makeup returns in Japan Kyodo News PlusAs Japan has seen some drastic social and economic changes over the Heisei era spanning 30 years, so have its women's makeup and hairstyles.
Posted on 5 April 2019 | 12:00 am
Watch out, J-pop and K-pop stars, here comes
Watch out, J-pop and K-pop stars, here comes China Nikkei Asian ReviewSINGAPORE/TOKYO -- "Arashi will be on indefinite hiatus after 2020!" exclaimed a tweet. Within minutes, Twitter in Asia was flooded with cries of despair from ...
Posted on 24 March 2019 | 12:00 am
Namie Amuro, BTS, AKB48, & more win at
Namie Amuro, BTS, AKB48, & more win at 33rd "Japan Gold Disc Award" ARAMA! JAPANThe Recording Industry Association of Japan has announced the winners for the 2019 edition of “The Japan Gold Disc Awards”. These awards are based off of ...
Posted on 26 February 2019 | 6:13 am
From cosplay fan to idol, Yuriko Tiger's
From cosplay fan to idol, Yuriko Tiger's journey has been a colorful one The Japan TimesIt was 1964 when 19-year-old ye-ye singer Sylvie Vartan captured the hearts of Japanese cinemagoers in the French film "Cherchez l'idole," released here as.
Posted on 3 February 2019 | 12:00 am
Pop star Arashi's announcement of hiatus
Pop star Arashi's announcement of hiatus shocks fans - NHK NEWSLINE - News NHK WORLDPeople in Japan were shocked by the news on Sunday evening that Japanese boy band Arashi will suspend its activities at the end of 2020. Arashi is one of the ...
Posted on 28 January 2019 | 12:00 am
Clamor grows for Heisei Era memories online
Clamor grows for Heisei Era memories online as abdication approaches The Japan TimesA lot of people online appear to be feeling anxious ahead of the Emperor's abdication. Some simply don't like change, and this upcoming transition represen.
Posted on 26 January 2019 | 12:00 am
One of the reasons for Namie Amuro's
One of the reasons for Namie Amuro's retirement revealed, deteriorating vocal cords ARAMA! JAPANOn NHK a special documentary was aired titled “The Last Confession of Namie Amuro”, which is part of a special set of shows celebrating the end of the ...
Posted on 20 January 2019 | 12:00 am
Top Japan news of 2018 - The Japan Times
Top Japan news of 2018 The Japan TimesThe Japan Times newsroom selected the following domestic news stories as the most important of 2018. 1. Help wanted: The Diet passed a controversial bill on ...
Posted on 1 January 2019 | 12:00 am
The Year That Was In Kotaku East - Kotaku
The Year That Was In Kotaku East KotakuIt's late December. Let's take a moment and look back at some of the Kotaku East stories from over the past year.
Posted on 28 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Oricon Releases Its Year End Charts for 2018
Oricon Releases Its Year End Charts for 2018 | J-pop and Japanese Entertainment News ARAMA! JAPANThe year is coming to an end, and Oricon has now released its year end charts for 2018. These charts measure the period from 12/11/17 – 12/9/18.
Posted on 21 December 2018 | 11:18 pm
Stigma and legal battles show Japan still
Stigma and legal battles show Japan still has tattoo complex even as Olympics loom The Japan TimesWhen Mana Izumi got her first tattoo at 18, she wasn't trying to rebel or shatter any taboos — just copy pop diva Namie Amuro's beach-bronze "surfer chick"
Posted on 19 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Music in 2018: Saying goodbye to Heisei with
Music in 2018: Saying goodbye to Heisei with 'USA' – The Japan Times The Japan TimesThe final full year of the Heisei Era was one of the most discombobulating for Japanese music this decade. Nostalgia for the soon-to-end era clashed with e.
Posted on 18 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Tattoos still give Japan the needle as
Tattoos still give Japan the needle as Olympics loom RapplerTattoos still provoke deep-rooted suspicion in Japan as the country prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Posted on 17 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Namie Amuro tops Nikkei Marketing Journal's
Namie Amuro tops Nikkei Marketing Journal's list of 2018's most popular products and services The Japan TimesDescribed in its choice for the year's yokozuna (grand champion) as dasa-kakoyosa — something that's behind the times, but cool nonetheless — e.
Posted on 15 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Namie Amuro Rules Hot Albums, Kenshi Yonezu
Namie Amuro Rules Hot Albums, Kenshi Yonezu Tops Hot 100 on Billboard Japan's 2018 Year-End Charts BillboardBillboard sister organization Billboard Japan released its 2018 year-end charts Friday (Dec. 7), and the No. 1 song of the year on the Japan Hot 100 is Kenshi ...
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Ohtani, Hanyu, Amuro among 2018 picks for
Ohtani, Hanyu, Amuro among 2018 picks for 'hagoita' paddles：The Asahi Shimbun Asahi ShimbunBrains, brawn and grace were featured as the “Faces of 2018” in a renowned toy shop's annual lineup of “hagoita” paddles. Every year around this time, ...
Posted on 5 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Hanyu, Osaka and retired idol Amuro among
Hanyu, Osaka and retired idol Amuro among Japan's top newsmakers in 2018 Kyodo News PlusAs the year winds down, here's a look at the top newsmakers and buzzwords in Japan in 2018, a year marked by sports events like the Pyeongchang Olympics ...
Posted on 5 December 2018 | 12:00 am