Pocky renews its taste in celebration of its 50th anniversary!
The perfect combination of light texture and flavorful chocolate… Every Japanese child must have tried Glico’s Pocky series at least once.... READ MORE
TBT: “Natsumatsuri” by JITTERIN’JINN
Happy Thursday everyone! We’re slowly approaching the end of August… It’s surprising how quickly summer comes to an end. *sob* Today’s... READ MORE
[LIVE REPORT] VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY (Makuhari, 08.23.2015)
August 23, 2015. The second day of VAMPS LIVE BEAST PARTY started with HYDE (vocal) and K.A.Z (guitar) appearing on the mikoshi once again. 日本語版はこちらから。... READ MORE
[ライブレポート] VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY (Makuhari, 08.23.2015)
8月23日、BEAST PARTYの2日目。前日より風も強く、気温は涼しかったが、ファンは初日に負けぬ熱さを見せた。... READ MORE
[LIVE REPORT] VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY (Makuhari, 08.22.2015)
VAMPS’ big summer event “VAMPS LIVE BEAST PARTY” was held on August 22 at Makuhari, Chiba. This year, the band collaborated with Niku... READ MORE
[ライブレポート] VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY (Makuhari, 08.22.2015)
8月22日、毎年恒例の夏の野外ライブ「VAMPS LIVE BEAST PARTY 」が千葉・幕張で行われた。今回は人気イベント「肉フェス」とのコラボなどもあり、朝から大勢のファンが集まった。... READ MORE
Anime

The Cultural Differences in Japan’s Mecha and the United State’s Robots

  Next June, robot enthusiasts from around the world will be treated to a spectacle unlike any other: a four meter tall mecha designed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry will face off against Boston-based-firm MegaBots’ Mark II robot in a knock-down, … READ MORE

Art

Lomography’s first instant camera Lomo’Instant releases its Kyoto Edition!

Lomography‘s first original instant camera Lomo’Instant has debuted its Kyoto Edition starting on July 30, 2015. It can be purchased at Lomography Plus stores as well as its official online store. The Lomo’Instant Kyoto Edition features a peach color with flower-printed … READ MORE

Culture

The Cultural Differences in Japan’s Mecha and the United State’s Robots

  Next June, robot enthusiasts from around the world will be treated to a spectacle unlike any other: a four meter tall mecha designed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry will face off against Boston-based-firm MegaBots’ Mark II robot in a knock-down, … READ MORE

Entertainment

The Cultural Differences in Japan’s Mecha and the United State’s Robots

  Next June, robot enthusiasts from around the world will be treated to a spectacle unlike any other: a four meter tall mecha designed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry will face off against Boston-based-firm MegaBots’ Mark II robot in a knock-down, … READ MORE

Event

Japanese Mascots Bring Laughter and Culture to J-Pop Summit 2015

Japanese mascot Ossan returns to the U.S just a few weeks after his American debut at Anime Expo 2015. This time around, he’s bringing fellow “Go-Torch” (or “Yuru-Kyara”) characters Sanasenabona (idols from Sasebo) and Koakkuma & Akkuma (twin bears from … READ MORE

Fashion

WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT PANEL TO BE FEATURED AT MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 IN LOS ANGELES

WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT PANEL TO BE FEATURED AT MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 IN LOS ANGELES Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival 2015 in Los Angeles announces a special panel event on Sunday, August 2nd. Join World Cosplay Summit U.S. alumnae for … READ MORE

Food

Pocky renews its taste in celebration of its 50th anniversary!

The perfect combination of light texture and flavorful chocolate… Every Japanese child must have tried Glico’s Pocky series at least once. This delicious snack has been loved for half a century now, reaching its 50th anniversary this upcoming  year! The … READ MORE

J-POP

TBT: “Natsumatsuri” by JITTERIN’JINN

Happy Thursday everyone! We’re slowly approaching the end of August… It’s surprising how quickly summer comes to an end. *sob* Today’s #ThrowbackThursday song is a bittersweet one, perfect for the end of summer: “夏祭り(Natsumatsuri), Summer Festival” by JITTERIN’JINN. Just this … READ MORE

J-Rock

[LIVE REPORT] VAMPS LIVE 2015 BEAST PARTY (Makuhari, 08.23.2015)

August 23, 2015. The second day of VAMPS LIVE BEAST PARTY started with HYDE (vocal) and K.A.Z (guitar) appearing on the mikoshi once again. 日本語版はこちらから。 HYDE shouted, “Come on, Bloodsuckers!” as the first song “REVOLUTION II” began. During the second … READ MORE

Manga

Splatoon adds “ika musume” collaboration gear de geso!

Splatoon Adds “Ika Musume” Collaboration Gear de Geso! Since the release of the massive hit game ‘Splatoon’, there has been collaboration art of the inklings and “Ika Musume” (Anime/Manga) because both are squid related. Magazines and social media like Famitsu, … READ MORE

Miscellaneous

GACKT SHADES IDOL GROUPS OVER CD SPECIAL BONUSES

After coming out against the “Cool Japan” campaign recently, Gackt is tackling another controversial issue: the inclusion of special bonuses with cds. This topic has been getting attention for the past few years in light of the idol boom. The … READ MORE

Movies

“Heroine Shikkaku” to hit theaters in September!

ヒロイン失格 (Heroine Shikkaku, No Longer Heroine), starring Kiritani Mirei, will be released in theaters on September 19. The story revolves around high school student Matsuzaki Hatori (Kiritani Mirei). She has been childhood friends with Terasaka Rita (Yamazaki Kento) since elementary school … READ MORE

Music

TBT: “Natsumatsuri” by JITTERIN’JINN

Happy Thursday everyone! We’re slowly approaching the end of August… It’s surprising how quickly summer comes to an end. *sob* Today’s #ThrowbackThursday song is a bittersweet one, perfect for the end of summer: “夏祭り(Natsumatsuri), Summer Festival” by JITTERIN’JINN. Just this … READ MORE

News

Tokaidai Sagami wins the Koshien title!

Tokaidai Sagami High School has won the Koshien title for the first time in 45 years, their second time since 1970! The final game of the 2015 Koshien summer season was held on August 20 between Tokaidai Sagami High School of … READ MORE

Romance

Sawa Homare announces her marriage!

Japanese professional soccer player 澤穂希 (Sawa Homare) announced her marriage on August 11, 2015. Her husband is 辻上裕章 (Tsujikami Hiroaki), retired J-League player and current Vegalta Sendai’s front staff. On her official Twitter account, Sawa tweeted … I, Sawa Homare, … READ MORE

Sports

Tokaidai Sagami wins the Koshien title!

Tokaidai Sagami High School has won the Koshien title for the first time in 45 years, their second time since 1970! The final game of the 2015 Koshien summer season was held on August 20 between Tokaidai Sagami High School of … READ MORE

Style

New magazine “BRODY” to feature Nogizaka46 in its first volume!

Byakuya Shobo will be publishing “BRODY,” a new magazine featuring idols and actresses. The first volume will be released on August 21, 2015. “BRODY” will be a seasonal magazine centering around gravure photos of idols and actresses, along with long … READ MORE

Tech

The Cultural Differences in Japan’s Mecha and the United State’s Robots

  Next June, robot enthusiasts from around the world will be treated to a spectacle unlike any other: a four meter tall mecha designed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry will face off against Boston-based-firm MegaBots’ Mark II robot in a knock-down, … READ MORE

Television

The Cultural Differences in Japan’s Mecha and the United State’s Robots

  Next June, robot enthusiasts from around the world will be treated to a spectacle unlike any other: a four meter tall mecha designed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry will face off against Boston-based-firm MegaBots’ Mark II robot in a knock-down, … READ MORE

Travel

The popular drink “Gogo no Kocha” turned into shaved ice?!

Visiting Harajuku in August? Kirin’s popular drink 午後の紅茶 (Gogo no Kocha, Afternoon Tea) will be opening its first shaved ice shop Gogo no Kocha kakigōri produced by yelo for a limited time from August 13 until August 23, 2015 in … READ MORE

Video Games

Splatoon adds “ika musume” collaboration gear de geso!

Splatoon Adds “Ika Musume” Collaboration Gear de Geso! Since the release of the massive hit game ‘Splatoon’, there has been collaboration art of the inklings and “Ika Musume” (Anime/Manga) because both are squid related. Magazines and social media like Famitsu, … READ MORE

Visual Kei

Japanese rock band Alice Nine to play their second solo concert in Singapore for 2 consecutive days

Japanese rock band, Alice Nine will be back in Singapore for their second solo concert. It will be held on 24th and 25th October in The Singapore Airlines Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, as part of their Asia … READ MORE

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