Category Archives: Music

My First Japanese Concert: Babymetal

This past Friday, I was lucky enough to attend the Chicago stop on Babymetal’s 2016 US Tour. If you haven’t at least heard the name of the idol group whose J-Pop/Metal fusion has been gaining traction in the States, then … Continue reading

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J-Pop Music Recs: 1995-2010

Feels like it’s been forever since I’ve posted about J-Pop! It’s probably because I’ve never been all that into it. Now that I’m getting back into studying consistently, I’ve also begun to recognize what a great study aid music can … Continue reading

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Current J-Pop Jams: HarukatoMiyuki – Dry Ice

Hello there! Quite a bit of time has passed since my last update. I’m still here and back to discovering new Japanese music, which has always been a bit of a struggle for me. However, I’m determined to keep trying, … Continue reading

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Latest J-Pop Obsessions: July-September 2011

It’s baaaack. And this time I don’t even know where to start, there are so many new songs I’ve been obsessing over lately. I’ve even given artists a chance that I couldn’t previously stand. This will be a female-dominated list. … Continue reading

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Latest J-Pop Obsessions: The J-R&B Edition

It’s been a while since my last J-Pop post! It’s a lot more difficult for me to discover Japanese music that I really enjoy, but when I find it, I fall in love. It doesn’t feel right to add “2011” to … Continue reading

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Latest J-Pop Obsessions: February 2011

I’ve got to take a break from studying sometimes, don’t I? And what better to fill up my time than MORE JAPANESE… in musical form that is! I am SOOO new to J-pop so please bear with me while I am still … Continue reading

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Discovering New Japanese Music on JpopAsia!

Fellow Nihon lovers, I’m here to spread the word about a site I stumbled into a few months ago but only now have been able to fully appreciate. I am obsessed with this site! I was never really much of … Continue reading

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Bachata in Fukuoka and Duranguense in Tokyo?

I have heard that Japanese folks are very open-minded when it comes to music… but who could’ve guessed they’d embrace Latino sounds? To my pleasant surprise, Juan Luis Guerra released a song earlier this year dedicated to the people of … Continue reading

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