The spectacular annual Japan festival returns for more fun and excitement!
Date: Saturday, 27th September 2014
Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Time: 11 am - 9 pm Read more…
A child in a cocoon!
Since making her debut back in 2001, Mayuko’s popularity as a singer and songwriter in Japan and abroad has been steadily growing and she has been gaining much interest from the media since her collaborations with talent like Daniel Wang (Balihu Records) and DJ Kensei as well as Shynola who designed the cover artwork for her first mini-album Read more…
The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture!
Every year since it first began back in 2010, the annual London event Hyper Japan keeps getting better and better, not to mention bigger and bigger, and this year’s extravaganza held on 25 – 27 July at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre was no exception.
The fantastic line-up catered to all tastes in Japanese pop-culture from traditional dancers and musicians like the very popular Hyper Japan regulars Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki, who this time around were accompanied by guitarist Hide Takemoto, to contemporary Read more…
Koto Anniversary Concert at the Embassy of Japan, London Friday 20th June 2014!
Attended by about 100 invited guests, the Embassy of Japan hosted a memorial recital of the koto music of Miyagi Michio, musician and essayist, on Friday 20 June 2014 to celebrate and commemorate the 120th anniversary of his birth. Born in Kobe in 1894 and brought up by his grandmother, by the age of eight he had become blind as a result of eye disease at which point he began to train on the koto under the auspices of Nakamura Kengyo II. He moved to Korea aged 13 and remained there until 1917 when, at the age of 23 he moved to Tōkyō. He was to have been sponsored by Itō Hirobumi, the Prime Minister of Read more…
Line-up includes Perfume and L’Arc-en-Ciel!
This will be the last show at Kokuritsu Kyogijo, which will be undergoing renovations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Don’t miss this event! Read more…
“My philosophy is anything is possible, nothing can stop me!” – Yoshiki
Born on 20th November 1965, the immensely talented classically trained musician Yoshiki is one of Japan’s most formidable superstars. In 1982 he co-founded the visual kei pioneering super rock group X Japan (originally called X) who have sold 30 million records and have played sell-out tours all across the world, including the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome an incredible record-breaking 18 times. As a soloist Read more…
Opening night hosted by comic book legend Stan Lee!
On February 19th, the GRAMMY Museum unveiled their Yoshiki exhibit which puts the influential rock icon’s signature crystal piano, flamboyant wardrobes, and other items on display. The exhibition explores Yoshiki’s fascinating career and follows the museum’s unique collection on Ringo Starr. Yoshiki is the first Asian artist to be honored with an Read more…
An open evening of traditional Japanese music!
Venue: Trinity Church, 15 Nether St, North Finchley, London N12 7NN
Time: 6.30pm - Doors open 6.00pm
Admission Free Read more…
Bringing the ancient arts of Japan, Europe and the New World to the new generation!
Date: Tuesday 7 January 2014
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Tickets: £20, £16, £13
Come and join an ensemble of performing artists for a journey of aspiration celebrating Read more…
Calling all fashionistas and fans of J-rock and Visual Kei!
Event: Milk Tea Day UK Concert and J-fashion Event
Date: Sunday 8th December 2013
Time: Milk Tea Day 2pm – 4pm (FREE)/Die Milch concert 5pm – 7pm (Tickets: £24.00)
Location: The Nave in Islington, London Read more…
A message from Team J-MELO for all Morning Musume fans out there!
We’ll soon be making our 400th edition of J-MELO. The girls of Morning Musume are going to help us celebrate by recording a track for the J-MELO New Song Project. And they want you to inspire them and their producer by answering a few questions about your feelings. So if you’d like a chance to work on a song with Morning Musume, please check out the details on the J-MELO website then get in touch. We can’t wait Read more…
A haunting Japanese cinematic rendition of the Shakespeare play “The Tempest”!
Date: 6 May 2013
Venue: Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, E15 1BX London
Includes a Q&A with Producer Paul Smith after screening. Read more…
An entertaining evening of Japanese folk music!
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 7:00 – 8:00 pm, preceded by a drinks reception from 6:00pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace London NW1 4QP MAP Nearest Station: Baker Street
The eagerly anticipated debut album from Japan’s hottest new singing sensation!
Release date: 24 April 2013
This dazzling assortment of songs which consists of a mixture of styles from rock to dance confirms that Raychell is a singer – songwriter of immense talent who is equally comfortable performing ballads as she is up-tempo songs. Her vocal skills are outstanding. She can make a simple tune sound full of meaning and an intricate melody sound easy on the Read more…
A special double cover issue – Plus free MCM Comic Con cosplay 2013 diary!
NEO magazine welcomes in the New Year with bumper coverage of the hottest titles UK-bound over the months ahead. From musical predictions to the best anime releases, NEO has all bases covered! Plus, plan your year in style with a free MCM Comic Con Cosplay 2013 Diary!
Then, flip the magazine over to discover everything you need to know about Ni no Kumi: Wrath of the Read more…
The UK’s biggest J-culture event!
If Christmas is a time for giving then Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas, which was held on November at Brompton Hall, Earls Court London gave in abundance by way of a spectacular line-up that surpassed the previous event Hyper Japan 2012 Spring, with many of the live acts performing in the Read more…
Improvising within Tradition: Artist Nao Matsunaga And Musician Hibiki Ichikawa Join Forces For A One-Off Special Event
Date: 6 December 2012 from 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London, NW1 4PQ,
As part of Nao Matsunaga’s art exhibition My Primal Memory at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, which started 19 Oct and ends 13 Dec 2012, highly-respected master Tsugaru Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa will give a live performance at the special event Improvising within Tradition. Both Matsunaga and Hibiki’s practices stem from training in traditional Read more…