musicians

Should you watch the credits at the movies? Japanese celebrity’s comments spark fierce debate

Is there any need to stay once the movie’s ended?” Ami Suzuki commented on panel show.

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Rock legend Gene Simmons has no problem with otaku marrying their 2-D anime crushes

Can’t understand why someone would want to marry someone who’s not real? That’s not what’s important, Kiss frontman says.

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Hikaru Utada releasing vinyl version of all albums, pop-up store opening in Shibuya

Nightly Hikaru Mix DJ events to stream online.

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Snoop Dogg’s cookbook gets a rebrand in Japan

“From Crook to Cook” just doesn’t have the same catchy appeal here as it does overseas.

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Former SMAP member Shingo Katori announces marriage to woman he’s been dating for 25 years

The relationship hasn’t exactly been a secret, but it came as a surprise anyway. 

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Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama passes away

Composer didn’t enter the video game business until he was in his 50s, still created over 500 pieces of music for landmark video game series.

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Utada Hikaru’s son says he doesn’t like being called “handsome,” J-pop star has wise advice

Sometimes the simplest reaction can feel like the hardest.

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Sheena Ringo’s latest music video leaves us spellbound by its traditional Japanese aesthetics

Tokyo Jihen pays homage to multiple facets of traditional Japanese culture in this breathtaking new music video.

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Pikachu and Katy Perry co-star in adorable, uplifting  ”Electric” music video【Video】

Pop star and Pokémon are here to charge up our emotional batteries.

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Sakura Havaianas on sale in Japan, modelled by twin sister musicians

Fashion icons bring their special flair to new cherry blossom collection.

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Anti-stalker Male Voice Clip Collection for Women Who Live Alone released by Japanese band【Video】

Golden Bomber wants to help women keep unwanted callers and visitors from knowing they live by themselves.

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Utada Hikaru explains “why getting over someone is so painful”

J-pop star reflects on the people she’s had to say goodbye to, and why that can hurt like nothing else.

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Yoshiki’s first photo book in 28 years becomes bestseller in Japan

Looks like he’s still got it.

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Otodasu, a special booth so Japanese musicians can practice without angering their neighbors

Even the tuba or the bagpipes!

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Japanese company creates face masks for musicians

Pandemic sax appeal. 

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Japanese actor Haruma Miura found dead at home in Tokyo

Award-winning actor who starred in the hit film Koizora has died from a suspected suicide. 

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J-rock star Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to coronavirus relief, asks everyone to stay home

“I’m making my donation with the hope that it can help, even if it’s just a little.” the rock god said.

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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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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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X Japan’s Yoshiki makes large donation for Australian wildfire relief, rainforest conservation

J-rock legend calls on others to commit to conservation and sustainability.

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