DESTRUCTION BABIES - Starring Japan’s hottest young stars Yuya Yagira (Nobody Knows), Masaki Suda (Death Note), Nana Komatsu (World of Kanako), Sosuke Ikematsu (After the Storm) – is out on DVD & bluray APRIL 10th from Third Window Films! Check the trailer out at: [ Youtube.com Link ]
We're excited to announce REOL will be making their UK debut at this summer's HYPER JAPAN Festival! Get ready for funky electronic beats with pulse-pounding rapid-fire vocals when their music takes the stage by storm.
We are getting towards the famous sakura cherry blossom season here in TOKYO, and one of the best ways to enjoy the spectacle is by sipping sake underneath the flowering trees. There are many great viewing places across TOKYO, but one good place to combine sakura with sake is the nihonshu festival in Nakameguro, which takes place next Saturday. [ Timeout.com Link... View details ⇨
Anime industry veteran Kihara Hirokatsu will be sharing stories and secrets from his time working at Studio Ghibli at this summer's HJ Festival 2017! Get the juicy details about what it was like to work on iconic hits like Laputa, Totoro, and more!
Art Fair Tokyo is the largest such event in Japan, and the oldest in Asia. It takes place annually, and the 2017 event is being held next Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March at the Tokyo International Forum. With over 150 galleries due to participate, the fair is a great introduction to the Japanese contemporary art scene. [ Timeout.com Link ]... View details ⇨
Announcing the first of our artists - Toriena, Chiptune Girl extraordinaire! Composing, arranging, and programming all of her own music with just two Game Boys, Toriena is ready to turn the stage at HJ into a bubbly, 8-bit dance party!
One of Japan’s best loved manga artists is celebrated in an exhibition that opens in TOKYO next Wednesday. Shigeru Mizuki, who died in 2015, is best known for his portrayal of supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore, and his work is loved by generations of Japanese people, as well as fans around the world. The retrospective is being held in the Matsuya Ginza department store. [... View details ⇨
It's almost time! Just 3 more days until #XDay!
There are still a few tickets left, so don't miss your chance to see the legendary #XJapan at SSE Wembley Arena on March 4th here - [ Bit.ly Link ]
And don't forget our #XDayGiveaway via Twitter and Instagram here: [ Bit.ly Link ] [ Bit.ly Link ]
(Free 'We Are X' t-shirts, guys! It doesn't get much better!)
As in other cities around the world, residents of TOKYO are increasingly interested in fresh food, drink and other products that come direct from the producer, and as a result, farmers’ markets are becoming more and more popular around the city. The Greenmarket at Sumida, which takes place next weekend (4-5 March) and once every month, is just one example. [ Timeout.com Link ]... View details ⇨
This Wednesday sees the opening of a major exhibition in TOKYO by one of Japan’s and the world’s most iconic and exciting artists, Yayoi Kusuma, who is famed for her use of brightly-coloured dots. In one of the biggest shows of her work ever staged in the city, the National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) will play host to an exhibition entitled My Eternal Soul. [ Timeout.com Link... View details ⇨
Few Japanese foods provoke more rhapsodising and heated debate than ramen. First and foremost, of course, because many people would stop us there and say it’s not strictly an authentic Japanese food, but a Chinese import. Be that as it may, ramen has, along with so many other overseas imports, been taken to the hearts of the Japanese people, who have made it their own. [ Eat-japan.com Link ]