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Do You Know Who Is Behind the Train Melodies You Hear at Japanese Train Stations?

If you’ve ever been to the cities of Tokyo and Osaka, you’ll notice the melody being played when trains are about to arrive and depart from stations. They are called train departure melodies or “hassha merodii” in Japanese. These jingles that whisk commuters on their way were actually made by Japanese composer Minoru Mukaiya, who…

7 Things to Remember When Trying Karaoke in Japan

Karaoke is a great way to pass the time while you’re in Japan. You can find karaoke bars almost anywhere, even in small towns, and they are an inexpensive and fun way to enjoy an evening or a rainy day. However, there is a little more to it than just going in, choosing your song,…

In Tokyo but Craving Okinawa? Check Out This Festival in June 2018!

Okinawa is a gorgeous group of Japanese tropical islands near Taiwan, famous for its white sand, clean beaches, a warm climate, and great food. Although Okinawa is only a few hours from Tokyo by plane, it isn’t always easy to visit due to schedules or budgets. So how can you get a taste of Okinawa…

Don’t Miss One of the Biggest Music Festivals in Japan This July 2018!

Music festivals are a great way to alleviate stress by listening to your favorite music with other happy, excited people. It’s fun to go a little crazy when you see musicians you love live and be able to sing and dance along with them. Japan has a good amount of music festivals, such as EDC…

Get to Know This Japanese Math Rock Band and Catch Their Performance in Otsu!

Japanese rock music is highly innovative and its constant stream of popular musicians touring the United States and Europe proves this. One refreshing band to enter the rock scene recently is called “tricot.” This super creative band has released their third studio-length album which is entitled “3.” They will be performing in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture…

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…

Stunning Japanese Rock Band ”Band Maid” will Perform in Tokyo in November 2017!

In recent times, Japan has been amazing everyone the world over with its ability to produce a seemingly endless supply of high-quality music acts. From J-Pop acts with catchy tunes to unique punk and rock bands who get crowds jumping, Japanese music is seen as innovative, daring, and versatile. Now we have the wonderful rock…

Find Out About Japanese Dance Music at This Unmissable Event in Tokyo!

With the growing popularity of electronic music around the world, many music gatherings are annually held such as the Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami, USA and the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. However, no such events are hosted in Japan despite being the world’s second largest music market… until now. Striving to…

Who Is This Japanese Pianist That Has Wowed the World Despite His Blindness?

Have you ever seen a blind pianist who plays music well? You might be surprised if you come to know Nobuyuki Tsujii – a talented Japanese pianist who plays music with sweetness, gentleness, and sincerity as if he is not visually impaired. His talent in music garnered him several awards including international ones, and his…

See a Live Orchestra Play Music from a Japanese Video Game This October in Yokohama

Go beyond the classical. See this special live orchestra as they perform your favorite music from Japanese franchise God Eater this October 2017 in Yokohama, Japan! About God Eater 7周年記念ニコ生にて発表した『GOD EATER』シリーズ 家庭用新作の最新映像を公開致しました!今後の進捗にご期待ください!≫https://t.co/6I0odaIj4H #godeater pic.twitter.com/VJ1T8rycBK — Project G.E. (@project_ge) March 30, 2017 God Eater is a science fiction action and adventure video game series developed by Shift. Set…
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