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Welcome to our roundup of the best Japanese albums from May 2022. Highlights include the farewell album from Kikagaku Moyo, a restrained-NRG first from Yousuke Yukimatsu and a Nintendo game soundtrack release…

There’s a wealth of new music releases from Japan out there and it can be daunting to sort through them all. Combine that with Golden Week and it makes for a very…

One of the good things about Japan’s rainy season (tsuyu) is the hydrangeas that come with it. The blue-purple flowers have been admired since as far back as the 8th century. In Japanese literature,…

If you are away from Japan, planning a holiday or even just reminiscing about previous trips, these music podcasts (and a Tokyo-based net radio station) will get you in the mood. This selection…

We’re bringing back our monthly music roundups showcasing the best new songs and albums from Japan.  Our review of albums in April includes the likes of Eiko Ishibashi, who wrote the accomplished…

We’re bringing back our monthly music roundups showcasing the best new songs and albums from Japan. We listened to many, selecting a range of styles from techno through to psychedelic rock.  As…

Berlin techno is found in the dark cavernous halls of the legendary nightclub, Berghain, played by DJs such as Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock. It has a punchy, heavy-hitting industrial sound, characterized…

In Japan, a country that measures its seasons by its colorful nature, nothing says spring has sprung quite like a park full of bright blooms. From cherry blossoms to hydrangeas and morning…