Japan Beat

The ’90s are baaack

What goes around comes around and in the Japanese rock world the ’90s are seeing something of a renaissance. It’s being powered by the large cohort of 30-somethings, the children of Japan’s postwar baby boom. Hard to believe it, but alternative rock once made significant inroads in Japan’s pop music charts. Some of these bands, including...

Sep 28, 2012 | One Comment | 1,923 views
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The Fujirockers keep on truckin’

Jul 20, 2012 | No Comments | 1,861 views
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The trumpeter remembers German dance giant Pina Bausch

Jun 21, 2012 | No Comments | 1,535 views
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Masumi and Haru issue a sonic punch to the gut

May 23, 2012 | One Comment | 1,757 views
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SonarSound’s most intriguing act isn’t strictly musical

Apr 14, 2012 | No Comments | 2,608 views
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Ryuichi Sakamoto heads up a musical Celebrity Death Match

Mar 8, 2012 | No Comments | 1,118 views
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The taiko virtuoso is banging the drums of change

Mar 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,403 views
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Shouty raps, slashing beats—and a bottle of wine

Feb 3, 2012 | No Comments | 1,089 views
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Time to move on, says the visual kei icon

Jan 5, 2012 | No Comments | 3,811 views
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Japan's most unusual duo—by process of elimination

Nov 16, 2011 | No Comments | 1,806 views
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The soul singer dares to dream of a different Japan

Nov 8, 2011 | No Comments | 2,938 views
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Alt-rock icon Aiha Higurashi has a brand-new thang

Nov 2, 2011 | No Comments | 2,082 views
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