music

Japanese Prime Minister appears with Gen Hoshino in awkward “stay home” video

Abe joins a viral trend, makes people cringe around the country. 

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Japanese boy bands debut new hand-washing song with dance moves and English lyrics 【Videos】

Arashi, Hey! Say! JUMP, KAT-TUN, and former Smap member Kimutaku are just some of the members to appear in these videos.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer washes hands against coronavirus in new “PPAP 2020” song 【Video】

“I have a hand. I have a soap. Wash wash wash wash wash wash wash wash.”

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Japanese man accidentally creates ‘educational art’ with speakers and mahjong tiles

Something so simple turned into something so beautiful and yet educational!

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Japanese driver in traffic jam gets the worst possible vehicle stuck behind him【Video】

How long could you listen to the same lines in a song over and over again before you completely lose it?

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Osaka club offers up great heavy metal hand washing song selections

Help seek and destroy germs with these 20-second segments of metal classics.

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Mr. Sato records his own CD while working from a karaoke room

It had always been our writer’s dream to cut an album, but there was just one problem…

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Japanese cat is singularly perturbed by owner’s piano music, requests a concert cancelation

This one cat would like to call in a complaint about her owner’s rendition of “I Stepped on the Cat.”

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Arashi’s greatest hits named world’s best-selling album of 2019

The veteran boy band becomes first Japanese artists to achieve such a ranking.

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Rock star Yoshiki donates to Meals on Wheels, asks why coronavirus cases in Japan are so low

X Japan frontman appears to fight back tears as he talks with a Nobel Laureate about the pandemic.

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Visual kei band Golden Bomber puts fans to sleep for White Day 【Video】

Like dozing off with Cloud at the campfire on a Final Fantasy adventure.

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One of video gaming’s greatest composers owes his name-recognition fame to his mom

The heartwarming tale of how Yuzo Koshiro became famous in an era when game developers worked in obscurity also has a Studio Ghibli connection.

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Japanese TV show’s misheard lyrics segment puts a hilarious twist on Western songs【Videos】

Killing in the name of…split the chicken nuggets, dad?!?

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J-rock legend Yoshiki refuses to do no-audience coronavirus concert, but for a very kind reason

Musician who always has love for his fans shows his heart is big enough to love other people too.

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Perfume fans insult Perfume by being angry at celebrity who didn’t really insult Perfume

Either that or this was sarcasm on an unheard-of scale.

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Studio Ghibli suddenly makes 38 albums of anime music available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more

693-track selection includes many of anime’s most memorable pieces of music.

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Kenshi Yonezu’s “Paprika” might be a much heavier song than we thought

Mega-hit kids’ song may very well be an ode to the dead.

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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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Japanese Twitter users surprised by overseas story of neighbors not complaining about loud noises

Because it’s hardly ever acceptable to play a musical instrument in an apartment complex in Japan

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Japanese second-hand store manager wows YouTube with one-man-band help-wanted ad【Video】

Who wouldn’t want to work with this band, especially when it’s all just one guy?

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