November 2012 archive

UTB Los Angeles offers free Kouhaku broadcast on New Year’s Eve

Los Angeles Japanese television station UTB 18.2 will broadcast the special NHK music event “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” on December 31, 2012, with a repeat showing on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013. The 63rd annual New Year’s Eve celebration featuring such high-profile J-Pop performers as Perfume, ARASHI, SMAP, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, and AKB48 will …

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Kaela Kimura – WONDER Volt (PV)

FUDANJUKU launches official Facebook page

Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU (“Yatterman,” “Ginga e Kickoff!”) started their official Facebook page this month. The all-female group performs as young males who each have their own “otaku” obsession. FUDANJUKU’s official Facebook page has already accumulated over 5,000 fans since they began in early November, 2012. Posting messages in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, …

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FUDANJUKU OTOKO Review by David Cirone From “Kaze Ikki’s” opening chorus of “FUDAN-DAN-DAN-DAN-FUDANJUKU!” the group’s blend of strength and femininity is spot-on. On their new album OTOKO, FUDANJUKU has got the balance right. No longer performing as ultra-kawaii-unit Nakano Fujoshi Sisters, the blending of masculine appearance and feminine voice has come together much more naturally. …

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BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai (PV)

Berryz Kobo – WANT! (PV)

NHK announces full Kouhaku Uta Gassen lineup

The New Year’s Eve “Red and White” music battle will include first-time appearances by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yuki, Momoiro Clover Z, Kanjani8, and Golden Bomber. Plus fan-favorites Perfume, ARASHI, SMAP, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, AKB48, and more!

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PicSpam: Perfume

J-Pop superstars Perfume featured in Cut Magazine, Jan 2009

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PicSpam: TM Revolution

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