Our Japanese-language writer gets a visual kei makeover as part of her quest to join the all-female follow-up to X Japan.
20-year-old Mayu Tomita now in stable condition following brutal attack.
Osaka theme park doubles down (48-times down?) on its Japanese appeal with daily performances by members of four Japanese idol supergroups.
Here’s your chance to breathe the rarefied air of AKB48, Japan’s highest-flying idol mega group.
Fans will need to part with two million yen (US$18,181) to earn the weekend getaway.
Believe it or not, there’s a perfectly good reason for these costumes.
This clever little video makes it seem like they’ve hacked your iPhone.
From its amazing visuals to its pure-hearted rock theme by Radwimps, the upcoming anime film from the celebrated director is proud to wear its heart on its sleeve.
Nogizaka 46 romance simulator is an odd mix of daydream fantasy and unintentional cynicism.
Two designs to help you and your beloved begin your real-world wedded bliss.
Has music become nothing more than extra content for idol handshake events?
Amid tension between countries in East Asia, techno dance group World Order travels to China to promote their message of peace in their latest music video.
These budding artists are giving us some serious goals.
Exquisitely painted figure reimagines the digital idol in traditional garb.
You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?
Suit tossed out of Tokyo district court in rare win for idols’ romantic freedom.
The five members of the popular group appeared sombre during their special television appearance last night.
Reports indicate that the five-man vocal group’s 25-year stint in the Japanese spotlight is about to come to a close.