J-Pop

Avril Lavigne’s younger sister marries Japanese rock star

Bis sis is totally OK with having this fellow musician as her new brother-in-law.

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J-pop idol group gives us a lesson in iconic Japanese high school girl poses【Video】

Do you know the names of all these Japanese photo poses that have appeared over the years?
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Every new English song for anime hit Your Name previewed in teaser video【Video】

”Zenzenzense” isn’t the only song getting new English vocals from original Japanese singer Yojiro Noda.

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Japanese idol girls excite crowds by spitting water on them

Come for the J-pop idols, stay for the water discharging from their mouths.

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“Crazy” new mascot for Kure City is an impressively good dancer with a slick TRF cover【Video】

Mr. Kure may not know karate, but he knows ku-re-shi!

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Japanese band Radwimps’ Shonen Jump music video is a moving love song to manga’s heroes【Video】

Sometimes anime and manga are just fun entertainment, but sometimes they mean much, much more, reminds song from the creators of Your Name’s soundtrack.

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Official English version of anime Your Name’s theme song sounds cool as Japanese original【Video】

Sneak preview released for new version of mega-hit rock song that will appear in U.S. theatrical screenings.

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JR Kyushu runs possibly confusing “Kiss My Nagasaki” campaign

You want me to kiss you where now?

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SMAP idol group members issue farewell messages to fans

The popular idol group SMAP broke up on December 31 after performing music together for more than a quarter century.

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New “Love Dance” takes Japan by storm, thanks to a Japanese drama and a handsome J-Pop star

Even gold-medal winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu has been caught on film performing the infectious dance moves.

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Japanese idol placed in safe house after rape threat, official website still lists bust size

Police investigation starts as singer cancels all upcoming concerts.

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Japanese idol group member misses performance after misreading train station kanji

In Japan, one kanji character can make a lot of difference.

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Check out Utada Hikaru’s unique 360-degree making-of video for her song “A Bouquet for You”

It’s a “making of” video like you’ve never experienced before!

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru previews new song, hikes Japanese Alps in beautiful videos【Video】

The ordinarily attention-averse musician treks through some of Japan’s most gorgeous scenery.

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Woman arrested for scalping tickets to Japanese boy band Arashi’s concerts

Sparks online questions about why she was singled out.

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Are anime and idol songs the musical choice of poor people? Income survey has some otaku worried

Anime has plenty of rousing anthems, but some are calling this data downright depressing.

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Pop/gravure idol Ai Shinozaki releases interactive “video phone call” music video for new single

Well-endowed star Ai Shinozaki celebrates her major record debut in a majorly cool way.

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Idol singer dating bans are unnecessary, say majority of Japanese college men in survey

”Idols are people too,” says one man in favor of freeing idols’ love lives.

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Japanese teen idol group disbands following “indecent behavior” by producer as members slept

“We won’t stand for this,” assert vocalists.

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Our writer transforms into a rock goddess in hopes of teaming up legendary musician Yoshiki 【Vid】

Our Japanese-language writer gets a visual kei makeover as part of her quest to join the all-female follow-up to X Japan.

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