music

And now, a special message to Japan from that angry German kid who smashed his keyboard in 2006

The one and only “Keyboard Crusher” is back, and hopes Japan will buy his new gangsta rap album.

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Eurovision winner criticized for Japanese cultural appropriation by everyone except the Japanese

Once again, Japan comes out as the least offended when someone seemingly appropriates their culture.

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Group of Japanese teens busted for marijuana, say “We wanted to be like foreign musicians”

High schoolers from rural Kochi Prefecture wanted to live the high life.

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AKB48, Love Live! idol supergroups to perform live in Los Angeles this summer

Three-concert series welcomes some of the biggest names in the anime/idol music world to the city of angels.

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New Makoto Shinkai short anime is a gorgeous music video partially set in Singapore【Video】

The director of anime Your Name gives us a glimmering glimpse of the beauty of the Asian nation, and also civil engineering.

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85-year-old Japanese granny wows internet with amazing piano performance【Video】

She has trouble standing and taking a bow after her performance, but her hands glide like the wind across the keys.

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B’z guitar lost for 20 years found in 10 days using social media

They really should have thought of this sooner.

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru announces first concert tour in 12 years

After a dozen years waiting, fans have a chance to see the Kingdom Hearts/Evangelion singer live, plus a way to boost their odds of getting tickets.

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Mega Man rock concert coming this July in honor of 30th anniversary

Time to look back at the fine history of Mega Man… except the Captain N stuff. Let’s all agree to forget about that.

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Bruno Mars throws towel at model for using phone at Japanese concert, she mistakes it as a gift

The lost-in-translation moment went straight to #1 trending on Japanese YouTube.

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Japanese rock band B’z re-open search for guitar lost 20 years ago

The long-running duo are hoping to harness the power of the Information Age to solve a decades-old mystery.

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New ad for Pepsi J-Cola is like a badass Mad Max Japanese festival 【Video】

The crazy big-budget commercial stars some of Japan’s most well-known musicians on flame-spewing monster floats.

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Final Fantasy VII battle music sounds even better when played on a shamisen【Video】

Raises the possible simile: “That’s as Japanese as Final Fantasy music on a shamisen.”

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteem barely interview Andrew W.K.【Video】

Once again, our pseudo-interviewer Seiji harnesses the rising force of a guitar god to confront the premier party-rocker.

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Japanese idol group disbands after debut concert, citing members’ excessive individuality

But there’s a comical silver lining that has heartbroken fans drying their eyes.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki announces diner show for fans who love his music and have 800 bucks to spend

Many would say Yoshiki’s contributions to Japanese music culture are priceless, so in a way, you could say this is a bargain.

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Japanese idol singer holds memorial concert for 55-year-old fan who died alone and had no funeral

A final farewell after a decade of devoted support.

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Lesbian idols’ confession of love prompts veteran to say “Idol romance restrictions are shit”

Harsh words from a strong supporter of letting love bloom between idols and anyone they want.

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Father of the bride gets laughs telling everyone his hard rock background, then begins to sing…

Every hard rocker needs at least one tender ballad in their repertoire.

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How to enjoy Japanese idol music if you hate its sweetness: Pretend they’re not singing about YOU

There’s black comedy gold waiting in the titles of AKB48 idol hits, and our one tiny trick reveals it.

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