J-pop (Japanese: ジェイポップ, jeipoppu; often stylized as J-POP; an abbreviated form of "Japanese popular music"), natively also known simply as pops (ポップス, poppusu), is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan ...
This is a list of J-pop artists and groups. Originally an evolution of jazz, and coined New Music, the style went on to become known as City Pop, music with an urban theme.Later called Japan-made Pop, the term was shortened to J-pop and now enco ...
Pages in category "J-pop" The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().This page was last edited on 13 December 2016, at 04:39 (UTC). Text is available under the Creative ...
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J-POP SUMMIT first took place as the opening ceremony of NEW PEOPLE building at Japan Town in San Francisco in 2009. Since then it has become an annual festival to introduce the latest Japanese pop culture including anime, manga, food, sake, games, fashion, films, and music. In recent years, Interactive (tech innovations) and Travel have been added to its content diversity to make stronger bonds between IT companies in the two countries and also to revitalize Japanese inbound tourism from the US. The event has provided good opportunities for Japanese companies to expand their business to the U.S. market. "POP IS OUR TRADITION" is the theme of J-POP SUMMIT.
Takako Tokiwa, a Japanese actress and Yoshitaka Amano, a well-known character designer joined the first J-POP SUMMIT in 2009, and since then, prominent guests from a variety of fields including artists, actors, directors, designers, voice actors, programmers have been invited from Japan each year. One of the most popular program is the J-POP LIVE concert event and Japan’s top musical acts such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, JAM Project, WORLD ORDER, Silent Siren, Tomomi Itano, May'n, Tokyo Girls’ Style, YANAKIKU and many more have performed on the J-POP SUMMIT main stage.
J-POP SUMMIT was held in Japantown as a free outdoor event from 2009 until 2014, and it moved to Fort Mason Center in 2015. When it was in Japantown, the streets were turned into a pedestrian precinct. The number of attendees kept increasing year by year and finally in 2014, it went over the crowd capacity of Japantown. Thus J-POP SUMMIT made its big move to an indoor festival venue to pursue the next level of exhibition and staging, and became a ticketed event in 2015. In 2017, J-POP SUMMIT will be held again at the Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture (Festival Pavilion, Firehouse and outside Parking area) J-POP SUMMIT in 2018 was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances with the venue.
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
This is the first Japanese Film Festival in Northern California held along with J-POP SUMMIT for about 2 weeks. At this festival, selected Japanese films are screened; and guests are typically invited from Japan to make appearance on stage for US premieres. Originally, “film” was just one of the contents at J-POP SUMMIT, but for the popularity it gained, it became an independent festival in 2013. Tadanobu Asada, a Japanese actor, received the first Japan Film Festival of San Francisco Honorar...
Sake Summit is a sake tasting event at J-POP SUMMIT. Major sake manufacturers, distributors, and retailers gather at one place to promote Japanese sake culture. The number of sake labels available at this event is increasing every year and it reached 52 different bottles in 2015.
Ramen Summit* is where the top ramen restaurants gather to show off their best broth and noodles. People can enjoy ‘slurping’ a variety of ramen, including Tonkotsu (pork bone broth), Miso, Shoyu (soy broth), Tsuke-men and more. The list of ramen shops that have participated are: Orenchi Beyond, Hinodeya Ramen & Bar, Marufuku Ramen, YOROSHIKU, nojo ramen tavern, Naruto Ramen, Ramen TAKA, and Iza Ramen.
Pages in category "J-pop songs" The following 122 pages are in this category, out of 122 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().This page was last edited on 23 April 2020, at 23:38 (UTC). Text is available under the ...
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1. "Bagel ni Ham & Cheese" (ベーグルにハム＆チーズ; "Ham & Cheese Bagel") 2. "Namida mo Denai Kanashiku mo Nai Nan ni mo Shitakunai" (涙も出ない 悲しくもない なんにもしたくない; "I'm Not Crying, I'm Not Sad, I Don't Want to Do Anything") 3. "Kanashiki Amefuri" (悲しき雨降り; "Sad Rainfall") 4. "Tadori Tsuita Onna Senshi" (たどり着いた女戦士; "Struggling Female Warriors") 5. "Crazy Kanzen na Otona" (Crazy 完全な大人; "A Crazy, Perfect Adult") 6. "Nichiyōbi wa Daisuki yo" (日曜日は大好きよ; "I Love Sundays") 7. "Abiru Hodo Ai o Kudasai" (浴びる程の愛をください) 8...
Limited Edition A DVD
1. Excerpt from Cute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~
Limited Edition B DVD
1. "Bagel ni Ham & Cheese" (Music Video) 2. "Crazy Kanzen na Otona" (Crazy Dance Ver.) 3. Album making-of and commentary"Bagel ni Ham & Cheese""Namida mo Denai Kanashiku mo Nai Nan ni mo Shitakunai""Kanashiki Amefuri""Tadori Tsuita Onna Senshi"
Chiharu has worked on the choreography for J-Pop singer Shizuka Kudō, and has appeared in a drama as herself. Sam was married to popstar and protégé of Tetsuya Komuro, Namie Amuro , in 1997, who was three months pregnant with his child at the ...
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2003–2006: Debut and departure of members
Formed in September 2003, NEWS released a promotional single, "News Nippon"(News ニッポン, News Japan), which was used as the theme song for the World Cup of Volleyball Championships. Before holding their first concert, NEWSnow Concert: News' Concert(NEWSnowCONCERT〜ニュースのコンサート〜), Takahiro Moriuchi left the group. NEWS later released their debut single, "Kibō: Yell", which topped the Oricon chart. Their next two singles, "Akaku Moyuru Taiyō"(紅く燃ゆる太陽, Burning Red Sun) (2004) and Cherish(チェリッシュ, Cher...
2007–2010: NEWS' six-member years
On December 30, 2006, it was announced that NEWS would make their return at Johnny's Concert Countdown 2006-2007 as a six-member group, since Hiroki Uchi and Hironori Kusano had been demoted to trainees. To mark their return, NEWS embarked on a tour and released their sixth single "Hoshi wo Mezashite"(星をめざして, Aim For the Stars). "Hoshi wo Mezashite" became their sixth number-one single, which went on to be used as the theme song for the Japanese version of Happy Feet. On November 7, NEWS simu...
2011: Becoming a quartet
On October 7, 2011, it was announced that both Ryo Nishikido and Tomohisa Yamashita left the group. The official press release from Johnny & Associates explained that Nishikido was leaving because scheduling conflicts made it difficult for him to be active in both NEWS and Kanjani8, while Yamashita was leaving to concentrate on solo projects. Nishikido continued his activities with Kanjani8 but not NEWS. NEWS continued as a four-member group with Keiichiro Koyama, Takahisa Masuda, Shigeaki Ka...Aishin Taiwan (October 10, 2003, special appearance in Taipei)A Happy “NEWS” Year 2004 (January 1–4, 2004 Hotel Grand Pacific Meridien, 13 performances)SUMMARY of Johnny's World (August 8–29, 2004, Harajuku New Big Top, 35 performances)NEWSnowCONCERT ~NEWS no Konsatou~ December 28, 2004 - January 7, 2005, 13 performances in 2 cities)Johnny's Physical Health Day Fans Thanksgiving (October 12, 2003)NEWS Daishukai (November 9 - December 14, 2003)NEWS Private Party (September 19 and September 23, 2004)Atsumare!!!! Chankapaana (August 20–27, 2012)NEWS ni Koishite(2018)Strawberry Goods(2018)(in Japanese) Official website(English) Official website
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Because Ayaka Nishiwaki ("a-chan"), Yuka Kashino ("KASHIYUKA"), and Yuka Kawashima ("Kawayuka") had the same Japanese kanji character for 香(ka / kaori, fragrance) in their names, they named the group "Perfume" (kousui(香水) in Japanese). The original name was "ぱふゅ〜む" or "ぱふゅ→む" written in hiragana with thirteen strokes. Nishiwaki stated that they wished to follow the success of four-member dance group Speed (thirteen strokes in uppercase), who trained at Okinawa Actors School. Due to Kawashima's exit and Omoto's entry, they gave a new meaning to this name. When asked why they chose it, Nishiwaki replied, "The fragrance of perfume can soothe your feelings or make you feel happy. We aspire to be such artists." In spring 2003, they moved to Tokyo and joined the management agency Amuse, Inc.. Then the management changed the group name to English.They wanted to keep the hiragana name associated with their heroines, SPEED, but eventually acquiesced. Omoto later said, "The powers-that-be are...
2000–2003: Formation, early career development and local recognition in Hiroshima
In 2000, Nishiwaki, Kashino, and Kawashima voluntarily formed the group inside young talent academy Actors School Hiroshima (ASH), which was run by TSS Production, a subsidiary of TSS-TV Co., Ltd. (formerly called Shinhiroshima Telecasting), and also had a deep relationship with the Tokyo-based management company Amuse Inc. Before the group could even debut, Kawashima decided to pull out of the project to focus on her studies (and later formed another group called Pinkies). Nishiwaki set out...
2003–2005: Bee-Hive era in Tokyo
In 2003, following their graduation from Actors School Hiroshima, the trio moved to Tokyo. There, they became a part of Bee-Hive and met Capsule's Yasutaka Nakata who would become their music producer. Between the years of 2003 and 2004, they released "Sweet Donuts," "Monochrome Effect," and "Vitamin Drop" under the indie record labelBee-Hive Records. It was also during this time that they had their first three live performances. Though none of their releases became a hit, their management co...
2005–2007: New record label and Complete Best
On September 21, 2005, Perfume made its major label debut under the label Tokuma Japan Communications. They released "Linear Motor Girl," which charted on the Oricon charts at number 99. Two singles, "Computer City" and "Electro World", followed in 2006. On August 2, 2006, Perfume released Perfume: Complete Best along with a new track, "Perfect Star Perfect Style." The album reached number 33 on the Oricon charts (later climbing up as high as number 25 with the release of Perfume's second alb...
The group's music, on several occasions, has been identified as "technopop". It was around 2005 that the group's original post-Shibuya-kei sound began making a transition to electronic dance-pop music, influenced by 1980s synthpop and incorporating vocoders. Perfume has worked with producer and songwriter Yasutaka Nakata since 2003. "We don’t really have any input when Nakata is writing and the ideas behind Future Pop, and all our music, are his," the group told Forbes. "Nakata’s been writing songs for us that match the specific time of our lives so that the music has actually matured with us." MTV Iggy said "There are a few reasons why Perfume is one of Japan’s most thrilling pop acts. For one thing, there’s the music, which is an infectious batch of chart-topping melodies built upon a foundation of intricate maximal house production that would give Daft Punka run for their money, with heavily processed vocals that stutter robotically yet always sound 100 percent human. On top of t...
1. [2011.06.24] Cars 2- as background music at the party in Tokyo ("Polyrhythm") 2. [2011.09.23] Moteki 3. [2013.03.09]. Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum- Title Track "Mirai No Museum" (Level3). 4. [2015.10.31] WE ARE Perfume -WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT 5. [2020.09.04] Reframe THEATER EXPERIENCE with you 6. [2020.09.21] Perfume Imaginary Museum “Time Warp”
1. [2006.07 - 2007.03] PaPaPaPaPaPaPerfume 2. [2008.01 - 2008.03] Speciaboys Japan 3. [2008.04 - 2008.09] HAPPY! 4. [2008.10 - 2009.03] Perfume no Ki ni Naru Ko-chan 5. [2009.04 - 2009.06] Perfume no Chandelier House 6. [2009.04 - 2016.04] MUSIC JAPAN 7. [02.14.2010] American Dad: May the best stan win. Perfume Monochrome Effect
1. [2005.05.18] Candy- "Promise" - Appear as a back dancer dancing hip-hop dancing. 2. [2008.06.25] Porno Graffitti - "Itai Tachiichi" - PV only sings part of the song. 3. [2014.10.27] OK Go - "I Won't Let You Down" - Cameo appeared in the opening part.
Some musicians have said that they are fans of Perfume. Marty Friedman named Perfume "the group that has the largest influence on the Japanese music industry in 2008", and covered their 5th major single Polyrhythm in the album Tokyo Jukebox. Musicians such as Kreva, Pierre Nakano from the band Ling tosite Sigure, and Aya Hirano are all fans of the group Utamaru from a Japanese hiphop group Rhymester and Okite Porsche from a new wave band RomanPorsche., who are both enthusiastic idol fans, declared that they were Perfume fans in the early stage of activities of the group and made a "25000 letter dialogue" over Perfume phenomenon on Yomiuri Shimbun Pop Style blog. Kimura Kaela played Perfume songs in heavy rotation in her radio program "Oh My Radio!" (J-Wave 81.3), which led them to appear in NHK and AC Recycling Ads. After their cameo in OK Go's video for "I Won't Let You Down", lead singer Damian Kulash revealed he was a fan via Instagram. On Nico Nico Douga, the most visited Japane...