National Jul 11, 2015

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu visits Japan Pavilion at Milan expo

Japanese pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on Friday visited the Japan Pavilion at the Expo Milano, a food-themed international fair, and had a look at high-tech presentations of the country's nature and culinary culture. After a tour guided by Tatsuya Kato, the ...

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

Lifestyle Dec 25, 2014

'Kawaii' gets a landmark

by Mike Sunda

While Japanese cool hunters might lament the lack of pop cultural exports in recent years — all the more conspicuous when compared to K-Pop's successful forays westward — kawaii (cute) culture has quietly permeated into global consciousness with all the effortless grace of singer ...

From Kyary to Yosi: The best Japanese albums of 2013

Music Dec 17, 2013

From Kyary to Yosi: The best Japanese albums of 2013

Overseas it was a year of big rollouts. There was a lot of hype behind releases by Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus. But will these acts be remembered for paparazzi fights and "twerking" more than their music? Instead of ranking the year's releases, ...