music

Even Michael Jackson is getting in on the action, with his own fukubukuro in 2019

We pop open a lucky bag essential for fans of the late King of Pop.

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Japanese subway line sells a piece of guitar history worth thousands for only five bucks

This unassuming little silver box is worth its weight in gold.

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Lotte teams up with Your Name producer for new video starring Japanese sweets as anime characters

A story of young love intertwined with 70 years of delicious Lotte products.

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Revolutionary A.I. voice software produces incredible vocals that sound just like a real human

The day when human singers get replaced by A.I. inches that much closer.

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A Japanese idol got married so his management asked Twitter to decide if he should be fired

It’s a rough life for Japanese idols, a fact which was recently made crystal clear for Amatou Danshi member Kazuma Muroi.

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Miss World Japan: The great-times-20-granddaughter of samurai lord One-Eyed Dragon

Direct descendant of Date Masamune becomes first Japanese entrant to win talent portion with her beautiful opera vocals.

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X Japan vocalist Toshi becomes a YouTuber, makes Christmas pancakes【Video】

A surprising career turn for the legendary rocker as he reviews a new brand of cream.

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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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