karaoke

Over 500 karaoke boxes close due to Covid-19, dealing historic blow to the industry

Safety fears and an urge to social distance has rung a death knell for one of Japan’s most famous pastimes.

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Japanese karaoke now offers “Mask Effect” for people with face masks【Video】

The improvement in sound makes us think we should all wear face masks at karaoke from now on.   

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Is Japan’s crazy silent karaoke gadget the solution for stay-home singing? 【Video experiment】

We test out the One-Person Karaoke Deluxe.

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Mr. Sato records his own CD while working from a karaoke room

It had always been our writer’s dream to cut an album, but there was just one problem…

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Skip Starbucks? A super-cheap, semi-secret alternative to a coffeehouse break in Tokyo

A private room all to yourself for hours on end, free Wi-Fi, unlimited drinks, and enough space to take a nap, all for less than five bucks.

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How to improve your singing at karaoke with a deceivingly simple trick

For those who are microphone-shy or desire that perfect performance, there’s a shockingly easy way to hit higher notes (and higher scores).

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HacoKara Karaoke Box: The best way to de-stress at the cinema in Japan

Mr Sato belts out a tune in the phone-booth style box and emerges like Superman.

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Tokyo host club host headbutts woman after being told he “sucks” at karaoke

”It pissed me off” host tells police.

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SoraNews24’s shy singer Mai checks out foreigner-friendly one-person karaoke chain One Kara

All the fun of karaoke with high-spec gear, but none of the stage fright.

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High-end karaoke chain invites anyone to come in for water and rest even if not a customer

Pasela’s gesture is simple but effective, and receiving lots of praise.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan’s new green tea honey toast dessert has us ready to sing with joy

The masters of matcha ice cream treats mix traditional anmitsu toppings with one of modern Japan’s favorite desserts.

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Conan O’Brien asks Hideo Kojima for a job, sings Live Band Karaoke, and says sayonara to Japan

Conan and his team packed in as much of Tokyo as possible during the final days of their Japanese trip.

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How to be a karaoke master: Drop the mic, and pick up a saxophone instead【Video】

College student sets national karaoke quality record by tricking the machine with the sounds of his horn.

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This Tokyo ramen is served in -110-degree Fahrenheit container to help you beat the summer heat

But surprisingly the super-chilled noodles aren’t available at a ramen restaurant.

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A private onsen bath with a karaoke machine is two of Japan’s best things with zero embarrassment

Go beyond singing in the shower by singing in the hot spring.

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Never get bored on a long flight again with Jetstar and Joysound’s Karaoke Flights!

What could be a better way to pass the time than singing your favorite songs with your friends?

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University student’s angelic rendition of Princess Mononoke theme song stuns netizens【Video】

Higher pitched, celestial version of the iconic song soothes the heart and brings tears to eyes.

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Japanese karaoke chain offers discounts for couples who kiss in front of the employees

Free drinks and desserts also part of unusual promotion.

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Enjoy karaoke while high! High up in a Ferris wheel that is

Our skeptical writers wonder if the combination of singing and elevating is a winner or a bust.

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Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance

Here’s a chance to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Japanese train driver.

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