Category Archive: Japanese Idols

Mar 06 2019

Wasuta starts official group Instagram on CAT’CH THE WORLD release day

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Idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official group Instagram on March 6, announcing the news at their HMV LaLaport TOYOSU in-store event in Tokyo to celebrate the release of their third full album CAT’CH THE WORLD. https://www.instagram.com/wasuta.world/

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Feb 12 2019

Wasuta releases “Neko Punch” teaser and CAT’CH THE WORLD track list

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Japanese idols Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has revealed the track list for their third full album titled CAT’CH THE WORLD, scheduled for release on March 6. The group has also released a teaser version of their new music video, the video game-themed “Kurae! Hissatsu! Neko Punch★ ~ Watashitachi Tatakau Nyakotan [Level 5]“, designed as a …

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Feb 01 2019

Wasuta celebrates third year performance at Japan Expo Thailand 2019

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Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) returned for their third straight year of performances at Japan Expo Thailand on January 26 and 27, 2019. Wasuta delivered five mini-concerts in two days at the Central World complex in Bangkok, Thailand, connecting with overseas fans who traveled from throughout Asia to support the group. Wasuta’s recent …

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Jan 24 2019

PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX (Review)

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PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Review by David Cirone The PassCode 2016-2018 LIVE UNLIMITED PREMIUM BOX Blu-ray set is a remarkable historical journey through the group’s recent evolution. Beautifully shot and edited, and presenting each concert uncut for the first time, we get to experience PassCode live and up-close in famous Japanese concert venues …

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Jan 17 2019

NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2018

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Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2018, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Nhu Nguyen, and Todd Nelson. Click here to view the full list, including PassCode, Seiko Oomori, Reol, Aimer, Nogizaka46, Daoko, and many more!

Nov 30 2018

Superstar collaborations shine at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC 2018

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Photo Credit: Mayumi Nashida Anisong World Matsuri made its New York City debut at Anime NYC on November 16 and 17, 2018, featuring eight of the most popular anisong and J-Pop artists assembled at the Hammerstein Ballroom for a two-day audience of 4000 fans. Day 1 of the music festival began with all four of …

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Oct 17 2018

Wasuta posts video message for international fans / 100k Facebook Likes

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Idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) has posted a video message in English on their Facebook page to thank fans for surpassing 100,000 likes on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/tws.wasuta/videos/542942002798755/ Wasuta’s overseas popularity has skyrocketed after multiple overseas concerts in France, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Spain, and their recent collaboration with Spanish artists Adexe & Nau “Yo …

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Oct 15 2018

maidreamin wraps Canada tour with sugary smiles in Montreal and Toronto

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Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin wrapped up their first-ever tour of Canada in early September with live performances and fan events at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, just a few weeks after hitting Montreal’s Otakuthon in August. Mega-popular maid Peace — crowned Moe Kawaii Queen in Akihabara three years in a row — led …

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Oct 11 2018

Wasuta performs first concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid

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Japanese idol group Wasuta (The World Standard) performed their first-ever concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid with back to back shows September 29 and 30. The yearly Japanese animation and pop culture event had its biggest year ever with attendance of 97,000, and Wasuta drew a crowd of nearly 4,000 fans for their weekend …

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Sep 30 2018

Four Ways J-Pop Could Expand More Internationally

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GUEST EDITORIAL J-Pop has grown a lot since it first emerged as its own form on the Japanese music scene. While it’s expanded to influence other Asian nations and even gain some popularity in the West however, it doesn’t quite have the reach of some other nation-specific pop genres (such as K-Pop, for instance). This …

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