music

Korean boy band bumped from Japan’s most popular music program over A-bomb T-shirt

Appearance on TV show was still being promoted up to one day before scheduled performance.

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Posters of SoraNews24 ace reporter Mr. Sato appear in one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations【Pics】

Mr. Sato isn’t a doctor, but he plays one in these posters.

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Korean pop star wears T-shirt commemorating Hiroshima atomic bombing, draws criticism in Japan

Photo surfaces following overseas concert by BTS as band continues to gain international popularity.

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Japanese netizen kills time by learning to play a hit J-pop song on…calculators?

It was a moving rendition of Kenshi Yonezu’s “Lemon”.

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Japanese netizens entranced by creepy musical instrument that produces nightmarish sounds

This thing might be the biggest reason why horror movies are so scary.

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Jaden Smith’s new song is about how he feels like Dragon Ball’s anime hero Goku

Apparently nothing makes Will Smith’ son feels like a martial arts hero like getting his credit card rejected.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen actually kind of interview actress Yoshiko Sengen

Seiji’s fake interviews in order to audition his guitar playing are getting dangerously close to real interviews.

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What time appears most in Japanese and English song lyrics?

Seven p.m.? Eight in the morning? What time of day inspires the most crooning?

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Rising Pokémon star Eevee gets her own official dance for the Project Eevee theme song 【Video】

Dance along with the adorable Pocket Monster, or stay in your seat and sing along with the equally cute lyrics.

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Japanese bar pianist plays beautiful version of Pokémon background music without anyone noticing

An elegant rearrangement of an iconic piece of video game music history, plus where to hear the musician play live.

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My Hero Academia fan from America steps in to save woman from armed assailant at Starbucks

No matter who you are, you don’t need superhuman powers to be a hero.

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Adorable cats from Japan impede drum practice, get our hearts drumming too【Video】

There are no rules that say a cat can’t play the drums, but these two definitely need a few more lessons before they go pro.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Japan: Guess that anime song!

A Japanese musician describes his delightfully surprising encounter with a fellow music and anime lover from Europe.

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Blind Filipino girl Elsie stuns with her mature singing voice【Videos】

The young girl with a voice to rival legendary singers has perfected the art of singing in English–a language she doesn’t even speak.  

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Japanese version of Clean Bandit’s song “Solo” is set in Kyoto, impresses Japanese fans

The video is an homage to the beautiful old Japanese city and a reflection of their love for Japanese culture and aesthetics.

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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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Police on the lookout for Arashi “fan” who stole articles about the group from public library

One fan of the boy band is taking their idol worship too far.

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Eminem says he sampled Kingdom Hearts video game for his new song, but credits say differently

Slim Shady’s inspiration remains murky, and could be J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru or someone else entirely.

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Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura wins 2018 Air Guitar World Championships in Finland【Video】

23-year-old Japanese minor celebrity figuratively smashes her competition to become number one in the world.  

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Can rhythm games make you a pro drummer? Japanese DrumMania fans investigate【Video】

In a recent viral video, gamers test their skills at the local recording studio. Is all of that hot-blooded tapping a step on the way to stardom?

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