Younha To Return With New Album

It has been five years since Korean singer Younha released her last studio album “Supersonic.” Since then she has provided songs for dramas, EPs and released singles like “Get It?” featuring CHEETAH and HA:TFELT. Younha has been in the music industry since 2004. She started out promoting in Japan before debuting in Korea. Anime fans might remember her melodic voice from Tite Kubo’s “Bleach.” Her … Continue reading Younha To Return With New Album

Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

RIRI is a young Japanese R&B artist with powerful vocals well beyond her years. RIRI got her start back in 2011 when she became a finalist in “Next Generation Star,” an audition show hosted by David Foster, a well-known producer who has worked with stars like Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. In 2012, RIRI met her idol, Japanese singer AI. The two developed a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

BoA Announces Japanese Tour & Albums For 2018

BoA has announced that she will be making a Japanese comeback in 2018. It has been three years since the singer released her album “Who’s Back?” which included chart-topping hits like “Shout It Out” and “Masayume Chasing.” Now, fans can expect to hear new music from BoA with her new mini -album “Unchained” and her ninth studio album “Watashi Konomama De Iinokana.” “Unchained” will be … Continue reading BoA Announces Japanese Tour & Albums For 2018

Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

One of Japan’s most recognizable and famous singers took to social media to announce her retirement. Namie Amuro dropped the shocking news on Sept. 20, 2017, just days after her 25th anniversary. She reached out to her fans, posting in both English and Japanese: “Dear all fans: Thank you very much for your continuous support. September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut. I could … Continue reading Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

Artists To Look Out For: Thelma Aoyama

  From pop to R&B, Thelma Aoyama is a versatile artist who has made a name for herself in J-Pop. The half Afro-Trinidadian half-Japanese singer got her start in the music industry at the age of 19 with her debut single “One Way,”  in September 2007. She then collaborated with Japanese rapper Soulja to create “Koko Ni Iru Yo.” In January 2008, the singer released her … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: Thelma Aoyama

Fans Bid Farewell To Fairy Tail

On July 26, fans said goodbye to the popular manga series “Fairy Tail” by manga artist Hiro Mashima. Eleven years ago, readers embarked on a journey with Dragon Slayer Natsu Dragneel and Celestial Mage Lucy Heartfilia as they fought their way through countless other mages and demons — and it wouldn’t be a fantasy series without a dragon or two! With their friends Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet … Continue reading Fans Bid Farewell To Fairy Tail

Visual Kei Band SuG To Take Indefinite Hiatus

In July it was announced that Japanese visual kei rock group SuG will be going on an indefinite hiatus. The shocking announcement was posted on their official website and as a result caused high traffic and eventually led to the site crashing. It is unknown as to why the hiatus is happening, but the group posted their deepest apology through the website and Facebook. The group’s … Continue reading Visual Kei Band SuG To Take Indefinite Hiatus

Man Arrested at Keyakizaka46 Event

At an event to celebrate the group’s CD release, Keyakizaka46 and fans alike got quite a scare on June 24th when a flare was set off in one of the handshake areas. This resulted in the police and fire department stepping in. The Police reported, that a young man in his early twenties was apprehended after being caught with a knife. The young man admitted … Continue reading Man Arrested at Keyakizaka46 Event

Artists To Look Out For: BANANALEMON

A new girl group is taking the Japanese music scene by storm. Meet BANANALEMON, a fierce new group ready to take on the world. Let’s meet the four members! Saarah, lead vocalist Nadia, main vocalist R!no, dancer Mizuki, dancer While not much is known about the group, videos have been posted all throughout YouTube of their live performances. This gives spectators an opportunity to get a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: BANANALEMON

FAKY Is Staying Wild and Free With Their New Song ‘Someday We’ll Know’

FAKY returns with their latest track “Someday We’ll Know.” The group brings back their EDM style which has a softer sound with heartfelt lyrics to back it up. The song focuses on dealing with pain and love. While people don’t figure out how to deal with these emotions, just know that you’ll have it figured out someday so, stay wild and free! We watch the … Continue reading FAKY Is Staying Wild and Free With Their New Song ‘Someday We’ll Know’