music

X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for having dinner with Jackie Chan

For a drummer, he really doesn’t have the best timing in the world.

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Japanese comedian uses traditional Japanese court instrument to play…the McDonald’s fryer alarm?

Who says the sho, a traditional court instrument, is obsolete?!

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Man pushed onto tracks at train station in Japan after listening to loud music on headphones

A desire for peace and quiet leads to violence at a Japanese train station. 

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Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer sniffs her rooms and gives us a house tour for new nationwide TV ad in Japan

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Source of that weird sound Gundam Newtypes make found by Twitter user

The infamous sound effect used by Gundam and many other movies, songs, and anime is this humble instrument.

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Noel Gallagher, on tour in Japan, asks fans to buy High Flying Birds merch…in a way only he can

The former Oasis frontman throws in a f***ing cuss word, reminds everyone how extra he is, and Japanese fans love it.

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Train station in Osaka plays “most disturbing sound in human history” to announce arrivals

JR Tennoji Station musically invites you to board one of their trains bound for the…ChAOs ReAlM‽

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Japan shocked as American musician finds that bubble tea tapioca balls can be used to play music

Don’t play with your food. Play your food.

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Idol group that covered up singer’s attack by fans at home dismantles team system for “relaunch”

NGT48 shakeup comes after months of scandal.

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Limited run of commemorative Ed Sheeran sake on sale from 8 April

Hey, you got your Ed Sheeran in my sake! No, you got your sake in my Ed Sheeran! Wait a minute….

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U.N.K.O. is the most beautiful song about poo ever written

A collab between popular Japanese electronic artists leads to a touching tribute to the substance that unites us all.

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Japanese government attempts to beautify the English interpretation of Reiwa, gives us an eyeful of something else entirely.

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Japan’s new era name sounds exactly like Final Fantasy’s “Prelude” when plotted as musical notes

Listen to this video, and you’ll swear one of the greatest pieces of video game music was secretly a prophecy that took 32 years to come true.

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Japanese man discovers his grandmother’s door plays The Terminator theme song

There’s music all around us-eerily unsettling music.

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Monkey Majik and Taiiku Okazaki team up for bilingual Japanese-English track【Video】

What lyrics do you pick out from this funky tune?

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Real-world music shop from K-On! anime closes its doors, but the music isn’t ending

If this particular anime pilgrimage spot was on your bucket list, you won’t be able to cross it off anymore (well, at least in its original location).

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New single moves AKB48 to second place on all-time Japanese CD sales list, but is it enough?

Idol group’s newest song is its 36th million-seller in a row, but a recent change may mean it’s leaving a ton of money on the table.

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Idol singer mega-group AKB48 cancels annual General Election following string of scandals

Event will be skipped for the first time in 10 years, leaving fans to find some other way to throw money at their favorite idol units.

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Japanese Dragon Quest fan finds her one-button fix for composer’s questionable politics

Koichi Sugiyama’s political beliefs keep some gamers from enjoying the video game series, so this famous Japanese psychiatry expert has her own special cheat code.

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Tokyo church cancels anime singer’s concert because of her involvement with adult video games

Discovery of Rekka Katakiri’s erogame contributions cause venue to pull plug on event less then three weeks before it was scheduled to be held.

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