Your Fuji Rock

Aug 3, 2017

Your Fuji Rock

The 2017 edition of the Fuji Rock Festival boasted one of the more eclectic lineups the long-running gathering has had in recent years. It was also one of the wettest ones on record.

The top entertainment stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top entertainment stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these culture stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Nothing lasts forever: After conflicting reports dominated tabloids, J-pop act SMAP finally announced a breakup planned for New Year's Eve. Regardless of whether it was in-fighting or exhaustion that led ...

The fun we had at Fuji Rock 2016

Jul 31, 2016

The fun we had at Fuji Rock 2016

One of Japan's oldest large-scale rock festivals celebrated 20 years of operation this July. Here's a curated collection of the fun that was had in the mountains of Niigata. [View the story "Fuji Rock Festival 2016" on Storify]

20th Fuji Rock kicks off with a bang

Jul 23, 2016

20th Fuji Rock kicks off with a bang

Day one of Fuji Rock Festival 2016 is finished. The weather was great, and so were the two main acts on the Green Stage, Sigur Ros and James Blake. Beck and Wilco play tonight and it looks like clear skies again. Follow the Japan ...

Fuji Rock Festival celebrates 20 years

Jul 21, 2016

Fuji Rock Festival celebrates 20 years

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Who doesn't love an anniversary? For couples it's about rekindling moments of first love, for many nations it's about marking a significant moment in history. Anniversaries are, for the most part, true celebrations. "I hate anniversaries," says Masahiro Hidaka, the president of Smash Japan and ...