August 2017 archive


Best J-Pop on Spotify: Perfume – Tokyo Girl

Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Perfume – Tokyo Girl

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Masaharu Fukuyama hits the cover of GQ Japan

Singer/songwriter and actor Masaharu Fukuyama stars on the cover of the October issue of GQ Japan. Best known to Western audiences for his dramatic roles in the Galileo TV series, the Rurouni Kenshin films (starring Takeru Satoh), and his moving performance in Hirokazu Koreeda’s award-winning 2013 film Like Father, Like Son, Fukuyama’s new single “Seiki” …

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Puzzle and Dragons opens bilingual Instagram

If your fingers haven’t done enough “PazuDora” for one day, check out the new Instagram account from the insanely popular mobile game Puzzle and Dragons showcasing first-look images of new monster art! (Pictured: Devil Star Divine Queen, Hera-Nyx)

Tomomi Itano new photo book “release”

Ex-AKB48 songstress and idol Tomomi Itano has revealed images from her upcoming photobook “release”, out August 25th in Japan. The 144-page collection, her first in 7 years, was created to showcase the “new” Tomochin, now 26, who took an active part in planning the look and style of each shoot.

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PIKOTARO celebrates 1st Anniversary of PPAP with YouTube special

PIKOTARO’s music video “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)” was uploaded on YouTube on August 25th, 2016, and became an international sensation with over 120 million views plus over 100,000 related videos totaling over 1.5 billion hits. In just one year, the phenomenon has brought PIKOTARO to the Billboard Chart, Guinness World Records, Kohaku Utagassen (Year-End Song Festival), Budokan …

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Perfume at Summer Sonic 2017 (Gallery)

Perfume’s live performance at Summer Sonic Tokyo 2017′s Crystal Mountain Stage, August 18, 2017.

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PassCode at Summer Sonic 2017 (Gallery)

PassCode’s live performance at Summer Sonic Osaka 2017′s Sonic Stage, August 19, 2017.

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Best J-Pop on Spotify: Mika Nikashima – Koi wo Suru

Today’s best J-Pop track on Spotify: Mika Nakashima – Koi wo Suru

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YANAKIKU is always ready to Kanpai! in Iichiko shochu CM

YANAKIKU must have had drinking on their mind all night when getting ready to record “Kanpai Night”, and now both the song and the duo are featured in a new commercial for Japan’s popular shochu brand Iichiko.