What started out as a fun segment between innings at Nippon Ham Fighters' games now has athletes, fans and netizens busting a move to Ylvis’ chart-topping 2013 hit “The Fox."
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Six months into 2022, artists are putting listeners more in control of how they experience new releases.
The YouTuber's relocation heralds a shift toward content focused on newcomers enthusiastically exploring the country and living out their dreams after years of pandemic restrictions.
None other than global pop star Harry Styles takes inspiration from one of Japan's most-talented musicians. The question is, will the West follow?
Music acts are coming in from overseas and a hobbled festival scene is hoping to have its best year since the pandemic began.
Happy End’s decision in 1970 to play American-inspired yet sing in Japanese proved to be a watershed moment for pop music here.
It is often said that great art comes from tragedy and struggle. Musician Vicke Blanka knows this all too well, and his latest track "Changes" is the result.
While many musicians embraced the glum stagnation of the COVID years, Anna Takeuchi chose to take those lemons and make lemonade with her new album, 'Tickets.'
Local favorite ‘Old Enough!’ has found renewed success on the streaming service, charming audiences abroad and revealing the strength of Japanese comfort content.
The channel's pivot from trick shots to elaborate Nerf toy battles hits the mark with online audiences.