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La La Land’s box office success and numerous awards put the spotlight back to the nearly forgotten musical genre. This Hollywood film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is showing in Japan from February 24, 2017. While waiting for its theatrical release, how about checking out these five contemporary...

Purchasing a sanshin (三線) is like becoming an artist. The sanshin is one of those rare traditional instruments in Japan which takes several weeks to assemble. The art of making it is based on really old customs which is both complex and an exciting thing to do. But do...

Hi, readers! This is the Japan Info staff. We wanted to say thank you for always reading our articles and we’ve got a way for you to enjoy them more! Out of all the posts that have been published over the last week (August 1st to 7th) on Japan Info and/or...

With so many boy bands in Japan, some are barely noticeable while others stand out from the rest. Among these is a 19-member Japanese pop and R&B band which originated in the capital city of Tokyo. They are known for singing and dancing and, of course, performing their music...

Nothing compares to the thrill of hearing your favorite songs live. However, if you’re an avid concert goer back home, you may be surprised at how different things can be in Japan. The Japanese concert is called a "live" (from live show, or live concert) and there are four...

Hatsune Miku, the popular Vocaloid star, is going to be featured in the textbooks of first-year high school students in Japan. Her huge popularity in the Japanese music industry makes her well-known even among children. Thanks to her Vocaloid composer, Kikuo, her songs have been influencing many aspects of...

With the return of Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) to the music industry, it seems like the songstress is concentrating on efforts to promote her comeback through the usage of social media. Recently it has been easier to get in touch with this beautiful Japanese singer, as her team has unveiled...

The temple at Narita-san is beautiful any time of year, but the beginning of spring is one of the best times to visit. Not only are the ume and sakura trees in blooms, but every year in April there is the nationally famous Narita Taiko Festival. Two days of...

What's your image of the summer season? While each country has a different perspective of it, the three most significant ones that will first pop into mind in Japan would be fireworks, music, and of course, outdoor food festivals. If you're in Japan and looking for a good place...

Karaoke is a great way to relieve stress and to bond with family and friends. Karaoke originates from Japan, and it remains a popular pastime among Japanese people. There are certain songs which are regularly picked by most karaoke goers in Japan. This list will show you 4 of...

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