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MUSIC

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Nov 25, 2010
Virtual karaoke dates, courtesy of Konami
Sing your heart out, guys. Your Love Plus mate won't care if you truly suck at karaoke.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 8, 2010
Leggy K-pop girls stand tall on J-pop scene
Following in the footsteps of their male counterparts, female K-pop units are set to give J-popsters a run for their money.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 21, 2010
Big (Only) in Japan? 'Greensleeves'
Thank you for calling. All of our operators are busy. Please listen to 'Greensleeves' for an eternity.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jun 11, 2010
I want my Ustream TV
Don't have time to catch a particular gig? Thanks to new tech and sites like Ustream, you might be able to rock on from your cubicle.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Mar 18, 2010
Wild ideas for new instruments
Yoshi Akai has a lot of wild ideas, many of which harken back to the good old days of early technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 12, 2010
How to make a Big Bang in show business
J-pop labels might learn a thing or two from Big Bang, a Korean boy band that gives it up for the fans.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 9, 2010
Internet Go BOOM: Visual Kei's Deep Throat
In a long interview with Tokyo Damage Report, an anonymous music executive familiar with the Visual Kei scenes lights a short fuse.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Feb 16, 2010
Japan's après ski party scene heats up
The apru00e8s ski scene in Japan is heating up, as more party events bring mixers to the moguls.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jan 19, 2010
8-bit sound goes above ground
For some, 'retro' is the clang and twang of electric guitars; for others, it's the primitive chirp of a computer chip: that crazy 8-bit sound.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 20, 2009
Price drops can (literally) be music to your ears
As the 2000's come to a close, a recent series of music products may be an indicator of what's to come in the near future.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 4, 2009
The Complaints Choir: Denounce to the Music
Mad as hell and not going to take it any more? Let a choir lift your complaint to the heavens.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 12, 2009
Maywa Denki's Otamatone wiggles off the shelves
Harmonizing music, art and nonsense, the brilliant minds behind Maywa Denki release their Otamatone into the wild.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 11, 2009
Tokyo venues thinking outside the box
For musicians who want play somewhere beyond smoky basement clubs, Tokyo has options.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Sep 15, 2009
Transcontinental collaborations
Anime exports and web-enhanced communication is helping to bring about new transcontinental collaborations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 31, 2009
Latin lovers in Japan
Whether it's homegrown or imported, Latin-infused rebel rock is coming to a stage near you.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 15, 2009
Privacy you can dance to
If we had the chance, we'd ask the world to dance, and we'll be dancing with ourselves.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 13, 2009
Fell in love with a Gypsy
Ever seen 200 Japanese kids mosh to accordions and violins? It's magnificent.

Longform

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