Japan Beat

The visual-kei star connects with new EP "Somewhere"

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Luna Sea—born amid Japan’s answer to glam—the visual-kei movement—is one of the most successful rock acts in the country and, in today’s shrinking world, abroad as well. As Luna Sea’s co-founder in 1986, Inoran is one of the most recognizable Japanese rock musicians—so recognizable, in fact, that when...

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Perennial idol looks back on triumphs and tragedies

Apr 2, 2014 | One Comment | 9,141 views
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Bringing back socially conscious rapping

Mar 20, 2014 | One Comment | 1,338 views
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Guitars and the meaning of life

Feb 18, 2014 | No Comments | 2,999 views
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It may be 2014, but the Saitama group is laughing, crying, singing…and dancing like it’s 1999

Jan 22, 2014 | No Comments | 1,561 views
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The brains behind Hostess Weekender

Nov 21, 2013 | No Comments | 577 views
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Fukuoka trio’s monochrome weekend

Nov 7, 2013 | No Comments | 1,506 views
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An improvised life

Oct 23, 2013 | No Comments | 613 views
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Singer makes the Jamaica-Japan connection

Jul 9, 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,556 views
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The celebrated kids’ entertainer turns to adult matters

Jun 9, 2013 | No Comments | 830 views
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The Van Halen icon is hot for sensei

Jun 4, 2013 | 2 Comments | 8,319 views
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Jazz piano phenom heads to New York

May 1, 2013 | No Comments | 1,171 views
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