music

Piko Taro to perform in legendary Budokan arena, sadly the musician who plays Piko Taro will not

Piko Taro is the creation of a real musician with real talent named Kosaka Daimao, but unfortunately for him, Piko will be the one playing the Budokan this March.

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Korean-Chinese music video packs in as much cuteness as possible to heal the world【Video】

You couldn’t possibly fit any more cuteness into this video or else you’d endanger the public with a cuteness overdose.

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Japan’s respected National Theatre surprises everyone with traditional rendition of PPAP【Video】

PNSP combines serious musicians with crazy lyrics and hilarious costumed character dance moves.

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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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SMAP vs. Mr. Sato! Our writer compares his life to that of Japan’s most successful boy band ever

How does the life of RocketNews24’s crack Japanese-language reporter stack up?

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Shadow of the Colossus, Last Guardian soundtracks to be performed at Game Symphony Japan concert

Classically trained musicians will play selections from classic games including Fumito Ueda’s Ico at upcoming Tokyo-area performance.

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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Japanese musical duo Les Romanesques ranks among Miyazaki and Kurosawa in popularity in France?

Already having made a substantial impact in France, the eccentric music of Les Romanesques is looking to break big in Japan.

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Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto performs Mario theme with hip hop’s The Roots 【Video】

Legends of video game design and music team up for awesome live performance.

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Traditional Japanese rendition of Yuri!!! On Ice anime theme is the most elegant yet【Video】

If the anime series was called “Koto on Ice”, this cover would have just landed a spectacular quadruple axel.

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Could Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen be the start of a new form of workplace harassment in Japan?

Piko Taro has a pen? Well some young Japanese office workers have a problem.

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Video compares the Japanese, Korean, and American Pokémon theme songs and Pokéraps 【Video】

Which country does the Poké-songs the best?

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Sting pictured backstage with Piko Taro during recent trip to Japan

Japanese Twitter is loving this hilarious photo.

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Japanese musicians sing ancient Buddhist sutras, bring them to life with a modern beat【Video】

Sutras aren’t meant to die in dusty old books, they’re meant to be alive in people’s voices.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer barks like a mad dog in music video for newest song【Video】

Also, Piko Taro really wants us to know that he’s “fire.”

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer accidentally gives epic stink eye to rival Japanese musician

Piko Taro proves he can be funny without even trying.

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Hip hop trio dance to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, teach us all that age is no barrier to anything【Vid】

They might have an average age of 59 years between them, but these ladies show they can still kick it with the young crowd in this new dance video.

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All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown

If the name is any indication, the Kobe Disco Train promises to be a more uptempo and commercially viable version of a soul train.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer makes shocking claim about how much money the song has earned him

“PPAP” has made Piko Taro famous, but has it made him rich?

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Piko Taro returns with never-before-seen dance moves in official new PPAP mashup with Axel F【Vid】

Surprisingly, dancing with a pair of shoes on his head like a bunny rabbit is not the most shocking thing Piko Taro does in this new video clip.

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