Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

| Mar 22, 2018

Just let Johnny's Jr. be Johnny's Jr.

by Patrick ST. Michel

Around 60 people gathered at YouTube Space Tokyo on Tuesday to welcome Johnny & Associates to the 21st century. It was a day before the launch of the talent agency's first official YouTube channel, devoted to its Johnny's Jr. acts. It's a huge development ...

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

| Feb 15, 2018

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

by Patrick ST. Michel

Politics hovered over the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The pageantry came against a backdrop of geopolitical intrigue, featuring the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Yo Jong, who was on hand to watch a unified Korean ...

Namie Amuro saves 'Kohaku' ... for now

| Dec 28, 2017

Namie Amuro saves 'Kohaku' ... for now

by Patrick ST. Michel

The weekly Shukan Bunshun released a survey in early November highlighting the acts its readers wanted to see perform on NHK's yearend "Kohaku Uta Gassen" music program. They chose Namie Amuro as the artist they wanted to see the most, likely because she announced ...