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Apr 06

[press release] May'n Adds USA Dates to ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour

J-Pop superstar May’n will return to America in June 2012 for two live performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As part of the ROCK YOUR BEATS World Tour, May’n will perform with her live band and dancers, followed by a special autograph session for VIP ticket holders. After her discovery in HoriPro’s Talent Scout Caravan, May’n became …

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Nov 28

[interview] Jin Akanishi

What do you do when you’re a member of a phenomenally successful Japanese boyband? If you’re Jin Akanishi, you go solo and tour the United States. For the past nine years, Akanishi was one-sixth of KAT-TUN, a relatively new song-and-dance group conceived and managed by the institutional idol agency Johnny & Associates, Inc., which has …

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Jun 21

[press release] Ken Hirai to Play Two Shows at B.B. King Blues Club

15th Anniversary Special!! Vol.3 – Ken’s Bar N.Y. Ken Hirai is a Japanese R&B and pop singer. His soulful voice and unconventional looks won him fans following his debut in 1992. Since his debut, Hirai has worked as a model, actor, composer, lyricist, singer, and spokesperson. During his career, Hirai has sold close to 14 …

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Jun 06

[press release] STEREOPONY’s A Hydrangea Blooms + 3 Hit Singles on iTunes

Album: A hydrangea blooms iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-hydrangea-blooms/id375213951 Single: TSUKIAKARI NO MICHISHIRUBE iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tsukiakari-no-michishirube/id375221146 Single: Hanbunko iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hanbunko-single/id375339570 Single: Smilife iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/smilife-single/id375341406 STEREOPONY is a Japanese all-girl rock band that formed in Okinawa in 2007, consisting of AIMI (Vocal/Guitar), NOHANA (Bass), and SHIHO (Drums). The band gained their first opportunity on the Japanese …

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Nov 30

[interview] AKB48: A classic fantasy for the 21st century


New York Anime Festival was the Big Apple hub for thousands of anime, manga and J-music fans from Sept. 25 to 27. What musical act would have better fit the convention than one from Tokyo’s own pop culture district, Akihabara? AKB48 is a 65-member idol collective that takes the winning combination of cute girls in …

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