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Catch These 6 Famous International Acts Live in Concert in Japan This 2017!

The recent horrifying event that occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester makes concertgoers and music fans uneasy. Despite this critical time, there is no stopping the eagerness of artists to perform and prove the world that concerts are supposed to be a place of love, peace, and harmony. Aside from Japan’s homegrown talents, several…

Which Member of Japanese Band ONE OK ROCK Married Avril Lavigne’s Sister?

A while back, Ryota Kohama (小浜良太), the bassist of the very well-known rock band in Japan called ONE OK ROCK (ワンオクロック), announced in the band’s concert on 18 February 2017 that he actually got married earlier that month. Okay, cool, getting married and keeping it secret from the public until a little later is commonly…

7 Ways to Enjoy Japanese Manga Rurouni Kenshin

Only a few iconic anime heroes have smoothly transitioned into live-action so far. Among them is the legendary slayer-turned-pacifist Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心) back in 2012. The success of the live-action film prepared the ground for a further two-part live-action sequel, a gender-flipped stage play, a spin-off manga and a series of Sumi-e art works. But…

5 Japanese Music Acts Who Are Famous Abroad

Japan has the second largest music market in the world, so it may not be surprising that some Japanese artists have achieved fame in other countries. Listed below are five acts – both solo singers and bands – who have gained quite a lot of recognition and international fans! ONE OK ROCK Probably one of…

ONE OK ROCK: Rocking from Japan to the World

In Japan, there are plenty of Japanese acts and bands. However, only a handful of those acts actually make it big time. Some acts may have taken years before they made their major debut while others hit it big with their first time. With that said, it’s also uncommon for Japanese acts to make it…

Amuse Inc.: Managing World Famous J–pop Stars

There are a lot of artist management companies in Japan. “Johnny’s and Associates”, “Ken-On” and “Oscar Promotion” are among the best-known artist agencies in Japan. But have you heard of “Amuse Incorporated”? Absolutely Amuse-Inc. Amuse Inc. is one of the top artist management companies in Japan. They manage some of the most famous actors, musicians,…