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The rising J-pop singer/songwriter shows she can drive emotion home over any backdrop.
Oomori Seiko lets it all out on her latest song! The rising J-pop singer/songwriter shows she can drive emotion home over any backdrop. A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Oomori SeikoIf there’s one thing...
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She’s gone from whisper-rapping secrecy to eyeing pop stardom.
Meet DAOKO, the J-pop performer breaking over to the next level! She’s gone from whisper-rapping secrecy to eyeing pop stardom. Trying to call an artist’s breakout often proves a futile task. Usually, the song you think will firmly push an artist...
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KOM_I, will join the likes of Lana Del Rey, Migos and Solange!
Wednesday Campanella set to play at an LA festival KOM_I, will join the likes of Lana Del Rey, Migos and Solange! Japanese acts rarely pop up on the bills for Western festivals, especially for hyped-up ones that attract heaps of media attention....
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'Tokyo Idols' probes this world, and tries to figure out what’s up.
A film diving into the world of female J-pop idols is screening in Melbourne 'Tokyo Idols' probes this world, and tries to figure out what’s up. One of the more talked-about documentaries focused on Japanese pop culture in recent years has been...
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FAKY tease “SUGA SWEET” new song

Fans of FAKY and dessert, rejoice.
FAKY tease “SUGA SWEET” new song Fans of FAKY and dessert, rejoice. It’s been two months since FAKY released their long-anticipated debut album, but the four-piece group aren’t taking it easy - even during the height of Summer-vacation season. Over...
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Ladybeard is coming to Melbourne

The Deadlift Lolita legend is headed to the Madman Anime Festival!
Ladybeard is coming to Melbourne The Deadlift Lolita legend is headed to the Madman Anime Festival! Pro-wrestler and J-pop star Ladybeard is heading back Down Under!The Tokyo-based Australian will appear at the Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne,...
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Watch the J-pop titan show off her moves in the “Forevermore" clip.
Utada Hikaru continues her return with a new song and video Watch the J-pop titan show off her moves in the “Forevermore" clip. A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Utada HikaruThe biggest comeback of 2016...
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3 hits going viral in Japan!

Including a comedy routine featuring Austin Mahone, dating-party advice and extremely wavy rap!
3 hits going viral in Japan! Including a comedy routine featuring Austin Mahone, dating-party advice and extremely wavy rap! It's been a particularly rich summer for viral hits in Japan. As more and more younger music fans turn to the internet for...
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They're joining the pop star at two of her Tokyo shows! This is HUGE!
J-pop group to open for Ariana Grande They're joining the pop star at two of her Tokyo shows! This is HUGE! J-pop outfit Little Glee Monster have achieved a lot in four years, and now they can add another big achievement to their resume; the five-...
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Some fans think that the Nogizaka46 song goes against Wonder Woman's strong personality.
Fans unhappy with 'Wonder Woman' Japanese image song 'A Woman Can't Sleep Alone' Some fans think that the Nogizaka46 song goes against Wonder Woman's strong personality. Following fan criticism over Wonder Woman's "girly" makeover during...
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He married a model.
The mind behind Piko Taro (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) just got married! He married a model. As he approaches the one-year anniversary of his viral hit "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" (PPAP), the good news keeps on coming for Piko Taro. The man behind the...
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We're so sad!
Moga Mogami announces she's leaving Dempagumi.inc We're so sad! Moga Mogami announced Sunday night that she will be leaving popular high-energy idol-pop group Dempagumi.inc. According to a post uploaded on her blog she is leaving due to health-...
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AKB48 knows we are all addicted to the internet and its tagging systems now.
AKB48 head to the islands and shout out hashtags in their newest single! AKB48 knows we are all addicted to the internet and its tagging systems now. A focus on the big J-pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…AKB48The video for...
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But don’t let the hooks fool you, Keyakizaka46's debut is also worthy of some scrutiny.
REVIEW: Keyakizaka46’s debut album lays out their mission statement just right But don’t let the hooks fool you, Keyakizaka46's debut is also worthy of some scrutiny. It may not be immediately clear, but the difference between Keyakizaka46...
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Black Pink are racking up all the accolades in Japan - and they haven't even officially debuted yet!
Black Pink given the spotlight by MTV Japan Black Pink are racking up all the accolades in Japan - and they haven't even officially debuted yet! Black Pink have yet to officially debut in Japan, but the girls have already made a huge splash in...
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There isn’t a ton to know, as they shroud themselves in mystery (and wear masks onstage)!
Get to know Kami-sama, I Have Noticed, one of the biggest Japanese bands of 2017 There isn’t a ton to know, as they shroud themselves in mystery (and wear masks onstage)! Mystery always sells well in the music industry. The same holds in Japan,...
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What is your favourite boy band release of 2017 so far, as voted by you, PopAsians?
WINNER: SBS PopAsia 2017 Half-Yearly Report - Best boy band release What is your favourite boy band release of 2017 so far, as voted by you, PopAsians? We've hit the mid-way point of 2017 and there have been quite a number of awesome boy band...
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Plenty of pop for the warmer months, along with a sonic tar pit for those craving darkness!
Four Japanese albums worth hunting down from July Plenty of pop for the warmer months, along with a sonic tar pit for those craving darkness! Lots of good music came out of Japan in July, but keeping track of it all can be a challenge, especially...
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Thanks to Da-iCE, Dreams do indeed come true!
Da-iCE drop eclectic cover of the Dreams Come True classic 'Osaka Lover' Thanks to Da-iCE, Dreams do indeed come true! J-pop boy band Da-iCE have dazzled fans with their own songs for quite some time now, so it’s nice to see the high-energy unit...
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What is your favourite girl group release of 2017 so far, as voted by you, PopAsians?
WINNER: SBS PopAsia 2017 Half-Yearly Report - Best girl group release What is your favourite girl group release of 2017 so far, as voted by you, PopAsians? We've hit the mid-way point of 2017 and there have been quite a number of awesome releases...