music

Bold as brass: Trombonists take over last-train, earn Twitter fans and critics【Video】

Video of band performing on a train goes viral, prompts debate on public performances.

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Japanese boy band pop star celebrates Donald Trump’s visit to Japan with Trump cosplay【Photos】

One of Japan’s most successful musicians ever takes on a new identity as “Katold Trump.”

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer to dine with President Trump, Prime Minster Abe during state visit

Singer and Internet sensation to join world leaders at dinner reception next month.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki gives weather report in English on French TV, delights fans worldwide【Video】

Lack of rainy conditions sadly prevents Japanese visual kei music legend from saying weather will rock viewers like a hurricane.

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Japanese YouTuber covers the Super Mario Bros. theme… on four calculators【Video】

So, do you play any musical instruments? Yeah, I play calculators.

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Anime-style magical girl video series promotes good subway manners…in Los Angeles?!?【Videos】

The City of Angels gets a new guardian of manners with the bilingual Japanese/English Super Kind series.

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Japan’s guitar-playing samurai drops the mic after mind-blowing street performance 【Video】

This chance encounter on the street is one of the best things you’ll see today.

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Japan’s beautiful cosplay violinist dazzles the eyes and ears in cover videos, surprise concerts

Musical and visual tributes to anime including Your Name, Sailor Moon, often require her to cosplay as two different characters in the same video.

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Move over headphones, Sony’s new speakers let you blast music out of your shoulders

Become the talk of the town or make enemies on public transport with this futuristic-looking speaker.

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Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics

With Japan’s Queen of Pop set to end her career, many are left wondering who the front-runner for the opening ceremonies is now.

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“China’s ugliest girl band” gets the last laugh against cyber-bullies 【Videos】

Sunshine, the Chinese high school girl band branded “China’s ugliest perfomers” shoots to stardom, briefly.

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Ed Sheeran invited to visit cat island in Japan with video from Japanese town

Cats from a Japanese cat island give their best performance in a music video designed to lure the famous musician to their shores.

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Katy Perry appears in Japanese commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer strips off to show her appreciation for room scents and fabric softeners.

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Yoshiki from X Japan teams up with Piko Taro for new “Forever PPAP” performance 【Pics & Video】

“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” performed like you’ve never seen it before.

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Musical calculators! Japanese Twitter user recreates songs beautifully by crunching numbers【Vids】

The perfect way to get your math teacher to hate you.

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Melodica musician surprises cosplayers with character’s anime and movie themes at convention【Vid】

Adorably awesome but timid prankster stalks cosplayers, with musical accompaniment, at Indiana’s Indy PopCon.

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First-ever electronic taiko developed with help from world-famous Japanese drum troupe

Kodo drummers help modern technology blend with one of Japan’s most traditional instruments.

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South Korea’s “Idol School” proves Korean idols are more than just pretty faces【Pics & Vids】

Just how much reality behind South Korea’s idol industry is revealed in this show?

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Wonder Woman promoted in Japan with idol song “A Woman Can’t Sleep Alone,” angering some fans

Detractors call the title and lyrics of Nogizaka46 song, the video for which has just been released, a poor fit for the independent DC Comics star.

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Anime Your Name is surprisingly awesome when paired with Top Gun’s “Danger Zone”【Video】

Should Makoto Shinkai’s anime have been about Top Gun Taki and Maverick Mitsuha?

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