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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:38:08 GMT

PopCrush

Ayumi Hamasaki, Empress of J-Pop: The Essential Playlist
PopCrush
“Dearest”: Off the artist's 2002 record I Am…, “Dearest” is a sparkling mid-tempo love ballad that glitters thanks to Hamasaki's bittersweet lyricism. “My Name's Women”: A sort of feminist mission statement from the J-pop star, this melodic pop rock ...

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:05:09 GMT

Blasting News

J-Pop super-group AKB48 chooses lead girl by 'rock-paper-scissors' tournament
Blasting News
Followers of pop culture in #Japan, in particular, J-Pop music, would know all about the massive and sensational over-100-members strong girl pop group #AKB48. Famous for its super-inflated roster, the group has used its numbers to project its image ...

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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:33:03 GMT

Bandwagon

Japanese indie rock gets its due in Singapore with this special showcase
Bandwagon
From its thriving modern math rock and doom metal scenes to its rich and vivacious treasure trove of 80s pop music (now affectionately known as its own genre of city pop), along with its monolithic modern J-pop industry, there's so much to explore in ...