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Where will fans go after Arashi?

Music | Sound Off Feb 7, 2019

Where will fans go after Arashi?

by Patrick St. Michel

Fans of Arashi still haven't come to terms with the news that the J-pop group will go on a hiatus at the end of 2020, bringing a close, at least temporarily, to one of the 21st century's most popular Japanese acts. While supporters might not ...

88rising's quest to find a Japanese hip-hop sensation

Music Jan 23, 2019

88rising's quest to find a Japanese hip-hop sensation

by Patrick St. Michel

Japanese music hasn't made many inroads into Western markets this decade. Save for some brief viral flashes and niche success, the country's artists have mostly been overlooked. However, Sean Miyashiro, founder of media company 88rising, thinks Japan still holds one big advantage. "I think the ...