J-Pop

Super-Group SMAP to Break Up After 28 Years of Success

It has been reported by media outlets in Japan that super-group SMAP will break up after more than 28 years together. The reason for the breakup is that three of the group members will be leaving their agency, Johnny and Associates. Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉) and Nakai Masahiro (中居正広) will remain with the agency, while Katori…

All About Japanese Boy Band Arashi and Their Members

The moment you arrived at the airport, you saw these 5 people at the Japan Tourism billboard. Then you saw them again in some beer advertisements. When you switched on the TV, there they were again on a game show. Then you walked into the music store, and you saw these people again on the…

Shoujiki Shougi: A Lie–Detecting TV Match Every AKB48 Fan Should Watch!

Shoujiki Shougi matches are ones of the most popular segments in AKBINGO!. AKBINGO! is a Japanese variety show featuring AKB48 members and it is hosted by the comedy duo Bad Boys. “Shoujiki” means honesty while “shougi” is a Japanese board game similar to chess. Shoujiki Shougi is a game in which members are asked questions,…

All About the Dramatic Life of Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro is a highly successful recording artist, actress, businesswoman, artist, and dancer. She made her debut when she was only 14 years old, and through rising success in Tokyo and trying fashion modeling and acting, she found phenomenal success and is now often dubbed as “the queen of Japanese pop”. Her bestselling singles include…

Top 5 Memorable Collaborations of Namie Amuro and Other Artists

Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) is not a name which is unheard of among Jpop fans. Being in the music industry for so long, it is not surprising that she has collaborated with various artists in her songs and music videos. These are some of her collaborations and who knows, she may have collaborated with your favorite…

5 Songs by Legendary J-Pop Princess Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵) always reminds me of Jennifer Lopez. The tanned skin, the youthful looks despite her age, and the dancing skills. The only thing that’s missing is the booty. However, at the height of her popularity, she gained the name “Japanese Madonna”. I really think that a more appropriate title for her would be…

5 Japanese Music Artists who Should Perform at the 2020 Olympics

The Olympics 2020 will take place in Tokyo, Japan from 24 July 2020 to 9 August 2020. China’s breathtaking performance as a host in 2008 means the bar has been raised for Japan and other countries to outperform China. Much debate has been sparked on choosing the suitable artists to bring out the best of…

3 Looks the ’Empress of J-Pop’, Ayumi Hamasaki Pulls Off So Well

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ) is one of the most popular singers in Japan. Not only has she produced beautiful music, but her fashion style has also inspired a lot of Japanese girls. Actually, it isn’t just Japanese fans as she has many fans based all over Asia and some in other parts of the world too.…

3 Annual AKB48 Events Every Fan Must Enjoy!

AKB48, large, popular and not to mention cute. This idol group has stayed on the idol industry and is still gaining fans from all over the world creating record-breaking sales every year. AKB48 releases around 4 to 5 singles per year but one thing about this idol group that you’ll love is not only their…

3 Japanese Classics that Have Popular English Remakes

English songs are usually popular and covered by artists around the world, including Japanese artists. It is rare for the opposite to happen. However, these are some of the Japanese songs which have been covered in English! Ue wo Muite Arukou by Kyu Sakamato   Ue wo Muite Arukou by Kyu Sakamato is one of…