music

Evangelion singer cancels appearance at anime orchestra concert over use of AI-generated artwork

“Cruel Angel’s Thesis” singer says she can’t see eye-to-eye with organizers of Tokyo anime concert series.

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Daiso debuts new closing-time song designed to be easy for foreigners to understand【Video】

Previous music, which overlaps with a well-known song in the west, deemed not understandable by many foreign shoppers.

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Daiso to change Japanese closing-time music because foreign tourists aren’t taking the hint

This looks like a job for Semisonic!

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Fender releases Made in Japan Limited Cyclone with domestically made pickups

Get big in Japan with a Made in Japan.

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Epic Japanese rock band Luna Sea to return to Tokyo Dome for the first time in 14 years

Luna Sea, one of the defining sounds of Japanese rock, will take to the stage of Japan’s preeminent music venue as part of its 35th anniversary tour.

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Japanese hot spring inn lets you spend night for under US$1 if you do something special in return

Niigata ryokan wants you to make beautiful travel memories and beautiful music.

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Better than Apple EarPods? Our 100 yen shop earphone showdown finds a true champion

Testing the highest-quality earphones from Daiso and the rest of Japan’s lowest-priced stores.

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Our reporter takes her 71-year-old mother to a visual kei concert for the first time

Thanks to the experience and a new oshi, 25 years of mother-daughter conflict began to evaporate in seconds.

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru releases new video and recording of “Traveling”【Video】

Let’s go for a ride down memory lane with a new version of one of the singer’s biggest hits.

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Japanese burger chain Mos Burger starting record label for musician fast food workers

Would you like some funk with that?

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We talk about everything except music with visual kei rock legends Fantastic Circus【Interview】

We stay firmly in our lane and talk about budgies instead.

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How solo karaoke changed our Japanese writer’s outlook on life

Our worst critic is usually ourselves.

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Stained in crimson like X Japan, will passersby on the Tokyo street offer us comfort?【Experiment】

Investigating the accuracy of Yoshiki’s “Kurenai” lyrics.

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Yoshiki auctions off beloved crystal piano to support Noto Peninsula earthquake victims

It’s the end of a crystal era.

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J-rock legend Yoshiki composing global theme song for Hello Kitty

Sanrio and X Japan mega-stars announce the newest stage of the decade-plus partnership.

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Setsuna Meteor is getting too old for this idol singer stuff.

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Is the new Aerosmith traditional Japanese sweets worth eating, or should you miss this thing?

Taiyaki chain and American rock band form unlikely partnership.

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Aerosmith taiyaki now available in Japan for a limited time

American band who fell in love with taiyaki after visiting Japan finally gets the release they’ve truly been waiting for.

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Our reporter Seiji gets a weird package from overseas, meets a friend he didn’t know he had

Getting a blood-red cassette tape from someone he didn’t know freaked him out, but also piqued his curiosity.

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J-pop royalty Ayumi Hamasaki teams up with Club Harie for collaborative baum cakes

The best-selling Japanese solo musical artist in history celebrates her 25th anniversary with a special sweet treat.

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