Celebrating 125 years of Friendship!
Date: Sunday 25th September
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Venue: Trafalgar Square
Admission: Free (no tickets)
Internationally-renowned artist Sebastian Masuda brings global participatory art project to London with NHK WORLD TV for Hyper Japan!
In the run up to Hyper Japan, which took place on July 15 – 17 July, internationally-renowned artist and Japanese pop culture expert Sebastian Masuda – who is art director for Kawaii International – brought his global art project to London with NHK WORLD TV.
The album gives people lots of smiles, and one can’t resist laughing, thinking ‘they are bonkers’!
Follow NO CARS (read Diverse Japan’s interview with the band) as they travel down the Silk Road to India; their journey is not an easy one as hunger, thirst, and vast amounts of tip-ex await them but it is certainly enjoyable. Luckily for us these intrepid travellers have recorded their adventures as infectious pop-punk melodies in the album YOKO GOES TO BOLLYWOOD.
These three Japanese girls and their Raccoon drummer have created a rather fun story in their latest album. It gives you the chance to imagine the quartet as they walk all the way to Read more…
Kakehashi Project: “The Unity Bridge Project”
11th March 2011 was a devastating day in Japanese history. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful to ever be recorded in Japan, hit the country’s east coast and triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the Tōhoku region. The wave travelled 10km inland in some areas of the country, and over 15,000 people were killed by the event. To this day, Japan is still in shock about the disaster but they are determined to remain brave in the Read more…
A tongue-in-cheek pub-rock band that merges jazz, punk and even Punjabi!
NO CARS are having the time of their lives on stage as they play their headline show at the Spice of Life in London. Dressed in brightly coloured Saris and a racoon onesie, the band is getting the audience to chant “Samosa” alongside them before they dive head first into their comic set of songs. If there’s one thing that should be taken from this performance, it’s that NO CARS know how to put on an entertaining Read more…
PRESS RELEASE – “Yoko Goes To Bollywood”
No Cars are 3 girls and a raccoon!
Date: Friday 4th December 2015
Venue: Paper Dress Vintage Bar & Boutique, London
Doors: 7.30pm / Support acts: 7.45pm / NO CARS: 9.45pm
Address: 352A Mare Street, E8 1HR
Nearest station: Hackney Central (Overground Zone 2)
Audience members are asked to dress up in the theme of India or Bollywood to participate in the Read more…
An evening of live music and fancy dress!
Date: Thursday 29th Oct 2015
Venue: BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB 42-44 POLLARD ROW LONDON E2 6NB
Time: Opens 7:30pm Starts 8pm til 1am
Price: ADV £4 / DOOR´£5 Read more…
The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture!
Hyper Japan, the UK’s biggest and best-loved annual J-Culture convention, returned on 11th – 13th July for another weekend extravaganza of all things Japanese from the authentic and traditional to the contemporary. Thousands of Japanophiles descended upon London’s O2 in Greenwich over the three days for an exciting time of live music, fashion shows, videogames, manga/anime activities, martial arts demonstrations and Read more…
Expanded 9th Edition Boasts Nearly 30 Features, Dozens of Shorts,
Classic Restorations and Most Special Guests Ever!
New York, NY – North America’s largest festival of Japanese Read more…
A message of hope and of friendship between Britain and Japan!
To mark the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on 11th March 2011, a concert performed by the Hokusai Orchestra, with conductor Akiko Ohtomo-Smith at the helm, and singer Naomi Suzuki was held on 5th March in the Attlee Suite of the Houses of Parliament hosted by the Read more…
Get ready for a pop culture explosion at the UK’s largest J-culture event!
Music, street fashion and cosplay – 3 pillars of Japanese pop culture which have captivated audiences and amassed devoted fans across the globe. At our HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market, we bring together the best of this trendy crowd and offer visitors the rare chance to experience a range of Japanese musical acts (both real and virtual), and to enjoy our HYPER J-style fashion show and Read more…
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…
A message from the organisers:
When: Saturday, 3 May 2014 (12.30 – 19.30)
Where: Boba Jam 61 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0NE
“Dear goshujin-sama and ojou-sama (masters and mistresses), we are Ai My Maid, a group specialising in hosting maid cafe events. We are extremely excited to announce our 2nd standalone event ‘Ai My Maid x Boba Jam ~ MIKO MIKO KYUN’, this time with the help of one of London’s very first Bubble Tea shops, BOBA JAM ヾ(＠^∇^＠)ノ As the name of the event suggests, our maids are ‘miko’, or shrine maidens, so expect to see things inspired by miko and traditional Japan itself (but with a cute 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…
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…