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It's the most buzzed about clip of the week in Japan.
"Beauty and the Beast" cover by Japanese duo is spine-tinglingly beautiful It's the most buzzed about clip of the week in Japan. With a focus on the big J-Pop developments in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Takahiro Nishijima and Misako Uno...
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HIGHLIGHT score their first ever No.1 on Australia’s Asian Pop Chart!
SBS PopAsia Top 30, April Week 4 - HIGHLIGHT snaps Taeyeon’s 5 week streak HIGHLIGHT score their first ever No.1 on Australia’s Asian Pop Chart! After topping the Top 30 for 5 weeks in a row with "Fine", Taeyeon's streak at No.1 has been broken by...
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They lock lips (with breaks) for a passionate 4 minutes.
Japanese boy group kiss 36 times in MV They lock lips (with breaks) for a passionate 4 minutes. A few familiar names — and a couple new ones — appear in this week’s SBS PopAsia J-Pop roundup…Music Video Of The WeekThis one gained a lot of traction...
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...while The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY is a bit harder to pin down.
DEADLIFT LOLITA is all about that swole life... ...while The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY is a bit harder to pin down. A couple of years ago, the pop trio LADYBABY made a big splash in Japan and abroad. Mainly, because the up-tempo pop trio...
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They can't wait to have a date with Alice (the official fandom name) of Thailand!!
VICTON are having their 'first date with Alice' in Thailand They can't wait to have a date with Alice (the official fandom name) of Thailand!! VICTON first date with Alice in ThailandThe fresh new K-Pop boys from music label Plan A, who only...
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Can't decide which is more fun, doing laundry or cleaning the car...
Tomomi Itano somehow makes chores look fun in new '#li ne' MV Can't decide which is more fun, doing laundry or cleaning the car... Get ready for a fun-filled 3 minutes of chores and J-pop because Tomomi Itano is back with her new single and MV...
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The quartet’s latest single jump-ropes between heavy rock and lither pop sounds.
“Bite The Bullet” shows PassCode’s novel approach to noisy pop The quartet’s latest single jump-ropes between heavy rock and lither pop sounds. J-Pop has gotten a lot louder in recent years, especially when you look at new idol groups that have...
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One catch: each event has specific rules about who can come and what punters can wear.
BABYMETAL plot their own summer festival series One catch: each event has specific rules about who can come and what punters can wear. Metal-meets-pop trio BABYMETAL have big plans for the summer. The group, who are currently wrapping up...
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The mannequin duo are also set to drop a new single soon!
FEMM announce their first ever London show The mannequin duo are also set to drop a new single soon! The mannequin pop duo FEMM have been one of the most buzzed about J-Pop units of this decade, with their electro-pop number “Fxxk Boyz Get Money”...
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The idols give fans one last gift, and more news from J-Pop this week.
C-ute announce the release of their final album before calling it quits The idols give fans one last gift, and more news from J-Pop this week. The biggest news out of Japan this week was figure skater Mao Asada announcing her retirement, but a...
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OMG, her spinning skills are lit!
An 82yo Japanese dumpling maker by day turns DJ at night OMG, her spinning skills are lit! An 82-year-old Japanese woman, Sumiko Iwamuro, who is a dumpling maker by day and DJ by night has just taken the internet by storm.Al Jazeera English posted...
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Scott & Rivers features Japanese singer/songwriter Miwa, but sounds nothing like “Undone (The Sweater Song).”
The latest from Rivers Cuomo and Scott Murphy’s J-Pop project Scott & Rivers features Japanese singer/songwriter Miwa, but sounds nothing like “Undone (The Sweater Song).” Casual Weezer fans, a word of caution — Scott & Rivers, a collaborative...
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Time to get excited, Perthsiders, because Strictly K-pop is coming back!
A 'Strictly K-pop' party is happening in Perth! Time to get excited, Perthsiders, because Strictly K-pop is coming back! Following up from a successful launch party, Strictly K-pop will be coming back with some more great music!Set to...
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From whispered delivery to more forceful flows, these artists are leaving a mark on mainstream Japanese music.
A new wave of Japanese women are bringing elements of rap to J-Pop From whispered delivery to more forceful flows, these artists are leaving a mark on mainstream Japanese music. A new wave of women are making their presence felt in J-Pop, and they...
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Taeyeon stretches her lead on the Australian Asian Pop Charts with “Fine” to 4 weeks!
SBS PopAsia Top 30, April Week 2 - Taeyeon stays on top with 'Fine' Taeyeon stretches her lead on the Australian Asian Pop Charts with “Fine” to 4 weeks!  With "Fine" staying at No.1, Taeyeon has extended her run at the top of the...
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Old idol tactics hold them back, but this group shows flashes of potential.
Keyakizaka46 shines on “Fukyouwaon” Old idol tactics hold them back, but this group shows flashes of potential. The state of idol music in Japan has changed drastically over the last five years. The decade started with an “idol boom,” brought on...
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The golden age of J-pop idols is nearly upon us!
1000's of J-pop idols gathering for huge event at Tokyo's Budokan arena The golden age of J-pop idols is nearly upon us! The last few years have seen the rapid rise of Japanese idol singers, and now Japan is about to celebrate its idol/singer...
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And more news from J-Pop this week, including Namie Amuro, Koda Kumi and more.
Gesu no Kiwami Otome prepare to share new album in May And more news from J-Pop this week, including Namie Amuro, Koda Kumi and more. Not quite as much big news to touch on compared to last Friday, but still noteworthy Japanese music news in...
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Shinsei Kamattechan combines driving rock with wonky vocal details and heavy lyrics.
Meet the band behind "Attack On Titan Season 2"'s ending theme Shinsei Kamattechan combines driving rock with wonky vocal details and heavy lyrics. The second season of popular anime Attack On Titan premiered last weekend, to the delight of many....
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Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is going to - in his own words - release a "soundtrack to an imaginary film".
Pioneering Japanese composer to release 1st new album in 8 years Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is going to - in his own words - release a "soundtrack to an imaginary film". Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto's name may not be...