Shugo Tokumaru is In Focus?

Shugo Tokumaru's In Focus?

If you’re looking for music to brighten your day and put a smile on your face, look no further than the stuff made by Shugo Tokumaru. This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Tokyo is well-known for his unique instrumental indie-pop music, characterized by beautiful childlike melodies. After two years of touring around the world, Shugo Tokumaru is back with his fifth full-length album.



Idols Are Dead According to BiS


Crazy idol unit Brand-new idol Society, also known as BiS, has finally gone major.  They’re known for their weird antics that pushes the Japanese idol image to the extreme. Naturally, a lot of excitement went around when BiS announced their first full-length album, IDOL is DEAD. Find out how far they take the idol concept with their album after the jump.



1830m to Tokyo Dome

AKB48's 1830m

AKB48 is going to Tokyo Dome! It will be probably what they consider their biggest achievement yet. Tokyo Dome is a special venue to a lot of Japanese acts. It’s where they can really say they’ve made it Big in Japan. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the group has released a new album, 1830m.



Spending All My Time Listening to Perfume

Perfume's Spending all my time

Electropop queens Perfume are slowly plotting to take the global market. With the switching of labels and opening of a global website, the trio have already taken their first step into the expansion. Now with an Asian tour and compilation album on the way, Perfume is supplementing their move outside Japan with new material, by way of a 16th single. Check out the review after the jump.



Summer is the Season of Drama

Drama Digest, Vol. II, Summer 2012

Japan’s summer drama season has been underway for a few weeks now, and I’ve been able to check out a nice handful. So this season I’m back with my drama digest, taking a look at the first few episodes of some high profile dramas in order to help work out some of your indecisions. (more…)

MBC Star Audition 3

The Road to K-Pop Stardom

MBC Star Audition Season 3

Let’s face it. You see them on YouTube. You listen to them on your iPod. You wait in line for 12+ hours to get the best chance to see them in person. I’m sure many of you have even dreamed of becoming one of those sexy, popular K-Pop idols yourself! Well if you think you’ve got the talent, MBC Star Audition is back with Season 3 searching for contestants all around the globe, and in LA on August 12, 2012, you have the chance to show them off for a chance to be on this celebrated television show competing for cash prizes and a chance to debut as a K-Pop singer! (more…)

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