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  • The Sweetest Japanese Snack: Mochi.

    Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. You can enjoy many different types of mochi for the holidays or any day of the year, as there are many varieties to choose from. Mochi is always served with a sweet red bean paste that adds delicious flavor and texture. The Japanese snack mochi is known for its unique texture, flavor and packaging. It's a sweet treat that can be eaten at any time of the day. This Japanese snack dates back to the 8th century, where it was originally made from pounded rice. The preparation process to create mochi is long and involves over 15 steps! The ingredients used to make mochi are simple, and include rice flour, sugar and water. The dough is then pounded with a wooden mallet until it becomes smooth and elastic. This process is called "tsunami" in Japanese. Afterthe dough is made, it is formed into a round shape and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Mochi can be eaten plain or flavored with different ingredients. Popular flavors include red bean paste, matcha (green tea), sesame, and soy sauce. Mochi is made from glutinous rice (also known as sweet rice or sticky rice). The grains of this type of rice are very short and starchy, which makes them stick together when cooked. This is why mochi is so sticky and chewy. Mochi can be made from a variety of ingredients, but the most common type is made from sweet rice. It is also commonly eaten in Japan during the New Year celebration,and is a traditional food for the celebration of Children's Day. There are many variations of mochi in Japan, including green tea mochi, red bean paste mochi, and chestnut mochi. The most common way to eat mochi is to dip it in a sweet soy sauce called "kinako" (roasted soybean flour). Mochi is also commonly eaten with ice cream, and has become popular as a snack food in Japan. The first mochi ice cream was created in 1984 by a Japanese company called Glico. The company Glico is known for creating the first mochi ice cream in 1984. Glico created an instant version of the treat, called “Mocha-Flake” that can be eaten right out of the package. Today, Glico still makes Mocha-Flake treats, although they can also be found in convenience stores and supermarkets. It’s also popular to mix mochi with other kinds of desserts. The most famous variety is mochi ice cream, which is a combination of mochi and vanilla ice cream. The Mochi Chocolate Ganache is my top favourite among the options available out there.

  • 【J01】The 1st Japan Billboard Leader of the New Year 2022 (Week 1/52)

    The Japanese Group J01 has come to the end of 2021 and begun 2022 as the Billboard Leader in Japan. The love Song - 僕らの季節 (Bokura no Kisetsu) hear it below. Refrain translation: "Wait for me Before the freezing winter I’ll go see you first In the white season We were shining" This music is part of the Japanese music group's 5th single "Wandering" released in 15th December 2021. I see the J01 as a Japanese version of the BTS from the point of view of the song and the group. The music of this group is a bit different from the "standard" Japanese pop music, but I enjoy it. The super cute members consist of: Issei Mamehara (豆原一成) Junki Kono (河野純喜) Keigo Sato (佐藤景瑚) Ren Kawashiri (川尻蓮) Ruki Shiroiwa (白岩瑠姫) Shion Tsurubo (鶴房汐恩) Sho Yonashiro (與那城奨) - líder [30] Shosei Ohira (大平祥生) Sukai Kinjo (金城碧海) Syoya Kimata (木全翔也) Takumi Kawanishi (川西拓実). Their first single, 'PROTOSTAR', was released on March 4th, 2020. The eleven member japanese boy group formed by the top contestants of the programme Produce 101 Japan, owned by LAPONE ENTERTAINMENT. LAPONE Entertainment (LAPONEエンタテインメント) is a Japanese entertainment company. It was founded on May 29, 2019 as a joint venture between the South Korean company CJ E&M and the Japanese company Yoshimoto Kogyo. Reports suggest that the company had a capital of *100,000,000 (approximately US$958.772) in 2020. The company currently manages the Japanese boy groups JO1 and INI. The MTV VMA Japan awarded J01 the "star on the rise" award in 2020. JO1 OFFICIAL Social: [website ]​ [Twitter] [Instagram] [TikTok] [WEIBO]

  • This week Japan billboard leader: Sakurazaka 46

    Sakurazaka46 (櫻坂46, Sakurazaka Forty-six), formerly Keyakizaka46 (欅坂46, Keyakizaka Forty-six), is a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. A sister group was created as part of the Sakamichi Series on August 21, 2015, becoming 's first sister group. In October 2020, the group will be renamed after their concert. Sakurazaka46 is named after Sakurazaka street within Roppongi Hills in Minato, Tokyo. This week, they show you how to be billboard japan music leader. Yasushi Akimoto (Japanese: 秋元 康, born May 2, 1958) is a Japanese record producer, lyricist, and television writer, best known for creating and producing some of Japan's top idol groups, Onyanko Club and the AKB48 franchise. He is Japan's best-selling lyricist, with a total sales of more than 100 million singles On October 14, 2020, the group officially changed its name to Sakurazaka46 after their farewell concert. The group's weekly variety show Keyakitte, Kakenai? was similarly renamed to Soko Magattara, Sakurazaka? From the October 19 broadcast. On December 9, Nobody's Fault, the band's first single under the new name, was released. The title track featured only 14 members rather than all members who had appeared for past singles. Additionally, this single ushered in the creation of the "Sakura Eight", the eight members from the first and second rows of the band; they appear on every B-side. "Nobody's Fault" was performed at the 71st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen. Akane Moriya was replaced as vice-captain of the group by Rina Matsuda on January 4, 2021; Yuka Sugai retained the title of captain. Concept and curiosity Sakurazaka46 will be a sister group of AKB48. The concept of the group is to focus on different regions of Japan, with each member representing one prefecture. To reflect this, members will take on stage names consisting of their own name and the name of their respective prefecture. In addition, there will be a single captain for each team, who will represent her team in song performances and other activities during lives. The captains are Yuko Oshima (Tokyo), Sakura Miyawaki (Saitama), Minami Minegishi (Aichi), Rina Kawaei (Shizuoka) and Mariko Shinoda (Kanagawa). The group will be produced by Yasushi Akimoto, who has previously worked on the creation of AKB48. Yuko Oshima is a former member of AKB48, having left the group in 2009. They are currently on their third generation, with 46 members in this generation. No one knows when the group will end or what its future holds, but it has already captured the hearts of many fans. From their catchy songs and choreography to the members’ engaging personalities, Sakurazaka46 has become a fan favorite.The fans will soon see their idols compete in a new TV show called “Produce 48”. This group is just like any other idol group, with a large number of members competing to be the center member. The concept of the show is quite different from any other shows as it follows the same concept as “Produce 101” which was aired in Korea. It also follows the format of AKB48 and NMB48, where there are a total of 46 members in each team. The same "Produce 101 Japan" now on Japan for the music groups INI, J01 and OCTPATH. It is broadcast on Fuji TV every Sunday at 20:00 (JST) starting from April 9, 2018. On May 10, 2018, Fuji TV announced that the show will be renewed for a second season. It is broadcast on Sundays at 20:00 (JST) starting from October 7, 2018.There are two teams, the White Team and the Black Team. Each team has 46 members who are selected from 2,777 participants. The show follows a voting system similar to that of "Produce 101" where each member will be given a number of points based on their performance and is then ranked according to these points. The format of the show consists of 46 girls who are split into three groups (INI-J01-OCTPATH), with one member from each group performing each week. The girls will be evaluated by judges and viewers through voting to determine which team wins. The first team to win a total of four times will be crowned the winner. What are Japanese idol girl groups? The term “idols” comes from the Japanese word アイドル ( aidoru ), a portmanteau of the words “image” ( イメージ , imēji ) and “deity” ( 神様 , kami-sama ). The term was coined by the Japanese entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo in 1971, and nowadays almost everyone knows what an idol is. They are a subculture of Japanese pop music that features young women who are often in the late teens or early twenties. These girls are highly trained in a type of performance where they dance, sing and play musical instruments on stage. The idols perform live concerts, appear in photobooks, have fan clubs and sell self-produced records. In the early 2010s, idol girl groups started to gain popularity in Japan. The first idol group was AKB48, and it was established in 2005. The group consists of about 130 members who are split into various teams. AKB48 has expanded their business by launching sister groups outside of Japan, including Indonesia’s JKT48, Thailand’s BNK48, China’s SNH48, Taiwan’s TPE48, and the Philippines’ MNL48. In 2012, the girl group Momoiro Clover Z debuted and immediately made a splash. They were different from AKB48 because they were more theatrical and used music as a medium to promote their entertainment careers. They used the theme of “idol you can meet” in their debut song “Momoiro Sparkling” and focused on the interactions between fans and idols. That's it for now, see you next week!

  • How does Minna no Nihongo compare to Marugoto?

    Minna no Nihongo You might want to have your first start in the Japanese language world. However, some schools might choose certain books such as Minna no Nihongo as a starting point for language instruction. Despite being regarded as a classic textbook for Japanese learners and teachers alike, Minna no Nihongo isn't for those learning the language for the first time. Once you reach the N4 level of the JLPT, this book is more of an exercise book than a learning manual. Don't expect grammar or vocabulary explanations! The series consists of an exercise book and a vocabulary book (that's actually what I mean). The vocabulary book should not be considered complete, accurate, and complete. They do not provide a complete and well-structured structure, since they are based on the need-to-know system. There are only exercises, but there is nothing educating. Marugoto If you are learning Japanese for the first time, the Marugoto program is your best option. Either you use the book series that covers A to Z, or you use free online learning resources, either way, you have great books with a good structure for you to explore. In this book instead of Minna no Nihongo, you will have access to more material for your self-study. You can only begin learning Japanese with guidance from Marugoto at the beginning of this journey. You will reach the end of the Marugoto material when you reach the JLPT N3 study. In European terms, this is B1. After finishing Marugoto, there are many other options like NIHONGO SO-MATOME. From JLPT N5 to The JLPT N1 can be found in the last one mentioned. One of the best alternatives for self-study is this one, but this one can go the distance!

  • King & Prince topped the Japan music charts

    Almost immediately upon entering the Japanese Billboard charts, an album by the Japanese music group King &Prince reached the number one position with "I think of you on a dark full moonlit night" (Koifuru Tsukiyoni Kimiomou / 恋降る月夜に君想ふ ). Sounds romantic, doesn't it? In a press conference held on 5 June 2015, Johnny & Associates announced the group's formation. Members of the group had been selected to be special supporters for TV Asahi's Summer Station event. Mr King vs Mr Prince was divided into two subgroups: "Mr King", consisting of Sho Hirano, Ren Nagase, and Kaito Takahashi and "Mr Prince", consisting of Yuta Kishi, Yuta Jinguji, and Genki Iwahashi. King & Prince embarked on a nationwide arena tour in 2018 named the King & Prince First Concert Tour following their successful "Cinderella Girl" single. The first show of the tour took place in August at Yokohama Arena to a sold-out crowd of 15,000 people. Approximately 260,000 people attended the final performance. King & Prince released a second single on 10 October 2018 entitled Memorial. It served as the theme song for the television drama Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desu ka? Its first song, "High On Love", was featured as the theme song for the film You, I Love, which is directed by Hirano. Another song included in the single features members Tetsu Takahashi, Chiaki Yuta, and Genki Iwahashi. More than 400,000 copies of "Memorial" were sold in its first week, topping the Oricon Singles Chart. In the same month of its release, the Album received Platinum status from the RIAJ for shipments of 500,000 units. I'm impressed or suspicious about Johnny & Associates having so many groups reach the billboard-Almost like they were on a Shinkansen (bullet train in Japanese). This group of people is composed of people from all over the main Japanese island, Honshu. Mr King Sho Hirano You might know him from a few Jdramas, such as Boys over flowers. Ren Nagase Kaito Takahashi Prince Yuta Kishi (Leader) Yuta Jinguji Former Member Genki Iwahashi - left this year (2021) due to anxiety disorder. On November 20, 2018, Genki Iwahashi announced that he was taking a break to deal with his panic disorder. The group's management announced in February 2019 he would rejoin the group and participate in their third single, "Kimi wo Matteru", but in March it was noted that he would continue to receive treatment. It was goodbye to Genki Iwahashi on 31 March 2021 following his retirement from King & Prince. We hope you are feeling better soon, Genki-san! Official twitter Instagram:

  • Aoyama Flower Market Tea House - It is a must-see

    You will never want to leave Aoyama Flower Market Teahouse. Surrounded by blossoms and flowers, the tearoom is a hidden gem in one of the biggest in the world. Here is where it is located: Aoyama Flower Market Tea House (near LSJ Old office in Aoyama) 青山フラワーマーケット TEAHOUSE 南青山本店 5 Chome-1-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062 〒107-0062 東京都港区南青山5丁目1−2 “The time and space to experience "Living With Flowers Every Day". All over the spaces, the plants spread freshly and the flowers arranged naturally... Our TEA HOUSE is created as an image of a greenhouse where the flowers are in bloom. Here is not the place offering only food and beverage. We would offer you the comfortable and cosy "time and space" surrounded by plants and flowers.” Do you really like the images? What about an Alice in Wonderland theme with the Mad Hatter taking tea on a carnival? Wouldn't that be fun? There are three teahouses across Tokyo: Aoyama, Kichijyoji and Akasaka. There are different specials for each teahouse, which you can view on the site. As well as speciality flower shops, you can also find many conventional flower shops, so make sure you go to the right place. The menu online at the time of this post was: " Fresh herb tea 825 yen (including tax) We have a "Refresh" blend with rosemary and more for an invigorating and revitalizing feeling and a "Relax" blend with lemon balm and more for a serene, peaceful feeling." "Flower French toast 1,100 yen (including tax) Baguettes are soaked in plenty of egg and milk and grilled into a moist treat for TEA HOUSE's special French toast. Use honey, fresh cream, and cinnamon powder to create the perfect taste for you." "Flower parfait 935 yen (including tax) A favourite among our female guests. Rose jelly, berry mousse, fresh cream, and vanilla ice cream topped with rose petals." The ice cream and the jelly are both so light and refreshing. I am salivating just looking at the pictures. Do yourself a favour and check them out. The Youtuber LayersOf_Jenn ( " Just a Canadian that lived in Japan & now Taiwan. Follow along if you're curious about living and travelling in another country ") has visited this wonderful place, check it out. She has a playlist where travels and visits places to eat in Japan (link) check them out and support her, What do you think would you visit this place?

  • AKB48 has reached #1 on Japan Billboard this week.

    After 2 weeks straight, the Nogizaka46 lost the throne on the Japanese music board to Onee-san ( big sister). This week the famous group AKB48 have reached the leader position on Japan's Billboard. This time they bring the music "Ne Mo Ha Mo Rumor" with them on their 58th Single. Youtube : LINK The AKB48 has 5 teams - Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4 and Team 8. the group consists of 98 members, divided among several teams: Team A with 20 members, Team K with 20 members, Team B with 21 members, and Team 4 with 25 members, Team 8 with 42 members, the last of which have 30 members serving concurrently with other AKB48 teams. Akihabara is the district of Tokyo where the AKB48 theatre has been located since the group debuted in 2015. A common abbreviation for "Akihabara" in Japanese is "Akiba", and taking the first letter of each syllable you get: A, K B. The names of the other groups arose in a similar fashion. In the beginning, it had 16 members per team, 3 teams in total ( 16 plus 3 = 48), that work in rotation in the theatre, where they performed daily. By rotating, the teams had enough time to rest before the next performance. But as you can see the number 48 meaning lost its importance. Each team had its own theme and image. Team 8 is almost a separate group, having 47 members, one from each of Japan's 47 prefectures. Each team has their own set of stage performances that they perform in the Theater, and as others have said they also typically have a different image: Team A is the traditional idol team, Team K is the fierce team, while Team B is the "kawaii" team. This is still mostly true for A and K, I don't really follow the others. Team 4 was the future-image team. AKB48 has sisters-groups as I mentioned before, one of them is Nogizaka46. But there are many others across Asia : SKE48: Sakae, Japan. Known for being good dancers. Sometimes called "S Gay E 48" because of the lesbian undertones in some of their songs. NMB48: Namba, Japan. Known for being interesting on variety shows. HKT48: Hakata, Japan. Originally the youngest group, but NGT is now the youngest. NGT48: Niigata, Japan (new group) Keyakizaka46: ???, Japan (new group, sister group of Nogi46) JKT48: Jakarta, Indonesia (international group, sings in Indonesian and English). Very popular in their country, to my knowledge. SNH48: Shanghai, China (international group, sings in Mandarin Chinese). Not very popular in their country, to my knowledge. They have a ton of sponsorships, though. DID YOU KNOW? AKB48 has Anime inspired in them. The name is AKB0048. The topic message in it is fighting violence and negativity with music and friendship.

  • The song "Kimi Ni Shikarareta" has been No. 1 on the Japan Hot 100 Chart for 2 weeks.

    Nogizaka 46 topped the Japan Hot 100 Chart for 2 weeks with the single "Kimi Ni Shikarareta" Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46, Nogizaka Forty-six) is a Japanese female idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto, created as the official rival (公式ライバル, kōshiki raibaru) of the group AKB48. They are the first group from the Sakamichi Series, which also includes sister groups Sakurazaka46 (formerly Keyakizaka46), Yoshimotozaka46, and Hinatazaka46. The group's musical catalogue includes twenty-eight singles and five compilation albums. Starting with their third single, each of Nogizaka46's single releases has reached the top position on the weekly Oricon chart, and each single since "Influencer" has sold at least one million copies. The group has also created radio shows, theatre productions, television programs, and films, including NogiBingo!, Hatsumori Bemars, Nogizaka Under Construction, Asahinagu, and a series of documentary films about the group. Nogizaka46 has twice won the Grand Prix at the annual Japan Record Awards, with consecutive wins for "Influencer" in 2017 and "Synchronicity" in 2018. The group has sold nearly 18 million CDs in Japan. On July 19, 2021, the group announced an audition for the group's fifth-generation with applications starting that day and screening taking place on August 10. The new generation of members will be unveiled in December 2021. Generation? what? So whenever, a girl leaves it’s called Graduation. This graduation is an event, a concert where they will do the main singer role in a few songs. Since the group is large, it is common to have more than one graduation per year. So, the generation is a way to identify seasons that specific member enters the group. From the 1st Generation, or original group, there are still 7 members, however, this number is reducing to 6 this year. Official website - The current members: Spotify : ( ) Official Youtube channel:

  • Miniso – This Brand is not a Japanese IKEA, stop saying that …

    Miniso is a “Japanese inspired lifestyle” Products brand that offers high-quality products at cheap prices. Miniso has been showing up in Portugal. Currently with 3 stores open already. One of the things that got my attention was the Business and Economic Newspapers calling it the Japanese Ikea from China, where the Headquarters remain located. History CEO Ye Guofu created the company with the assistance of the Japanese Designer Miyake Junya, Co-founder and Chief Designer. The brand started in Nanjing, China. The name in Inglês is Miniso, in Chinese, 名創優品, and in Japanese without surprise, in katakana, メイソウ. Why this is important because the name is not Japanese, it comes from the outside of Japan and has no meaning in Japanese, the name is written in Katakana. According to Forbes, “Ye gained inspiration for Miniso while on vacation with his family in Japan in 2013." in other words, business "study" maybe ... The company in whatever country it is selling doesn’t sell furniture, to contribute with my claim check out the post and news on the Canadian News website The lie of Miniso, the ‘Japanese Ikea’: thousands of products, but not a trace of the furniture In my honest opinion if it comes from China is not Japanese at all. And I started to research the brand “miniso”. Starting with the Logo: According to the Miniso International website, the name, shopping bag logo and the smile logo, they don’t have even a remote connection or feeling to what they call “Japanese inspired lifestyle” Business. "--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MINISO(Name Story) The establishment of MINISO is the creation of a brand-new lifestyle. It does not deliberately emphasize the so-called fashion or personality but offers good and unique products to consumers. At the same time, MINISO would not consider that popular brands should raise their value. On the contrary, it stands on consumers’ points of view when developing products, which is - back to the essence, and returning to the nature, making its products more fashionable, more reliable with lower prices. MINISO enriches our lives with a wide range of products at reasonable prices, thus it becomes a new and fashionable lifestyle. MINISO(Logo) The design of MINISO's Logo is about the image of a shopping bag, which is simple but fashionable. While showing the industrial features perfectly, it also emphasizes the concept of consumption, which is of strong identification and memorable. MINISO(Logo) The combination of Logo name and graphic portfolio is an expression of "smile services" to consumers and advocates the "happiness is the best" life attitude. The essence of life is the pursuit of happiness. Let's face life happily and enjoy what we have in life! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- " Marketing Supposedly, Miniso derives from the word “mini”, after the Japanese minimart. The problem: there aren’t Minimarts in Japan, they are called KONBINI. The colour red is a typical Asian colour that means good fortune. If you walk inside a Miniso and know of the REAL Japanese brands: Muji, Daiso and Uniqlo, you will notice: The sustainability and functionality concept of Muji; The Kawaii concept and very similar products of Daiso, not to mention that Daiso is known to also have affordable prices like 1-dollar stores; And the Design of Uniqlo. So, it’s safe to say, Miniso is China version of a mix between 3 Japanese Brands. And not a real “Japanese inspiration” is more a Japanese copycat since there isn’t a real genuine item. “Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. When the copycats come out, you know you're doing something right. People who copy your approach to marketing or branding or who offer imitations of your product or service are paying you a compliment.” ROSS Simmonds However, I say again there isn’t any furniture, so Stop Calling it IKEA, unless you want to call Primark, the Irish IKEA. “Come on China is not a copycat, stop shading them,” you may say and think 🤔 Here are a few examples: BTS brand unauthorised usage – Scandal – VIVO(China) – Even, The colour of the phone and dimensions are a copy of the Samsung BTS edition. Xiaomi, the Apple clone Starbucks china version - how about a flop macchiato. OBAMA KFC version Everyone loves PizzaHUH, I meant PizzaHUT “How was the Shampoo ?” - “ it was OKAY!” And many Others in this website Or you can google it

  • Magazines from Japan - available on eBay - small review on MORE

    This magazine was a great asset to me at first glance. Detailed reviews about small kitchen appliances, clothes and fashion, as well as images with women of different heights to illustrate how much length can be preserved by wearing the right shoes. I also recommend it to someone planning to move to Japan soon, like myself Right out of the package is the magazine on the left. I'd say it arrived in perfect condition. Item: MORE Japanese fashion magazine for ladies 2021-10 from the store khudeganb-0 They even send a little tea bag, I love it. They indicate in their little note that they include the tea bag with the magazine: They have an official Facebook page Japan shopping agency -GLUT . They provide 5 stars service. What is More Magazine? This is what eBay describes it as: " Brand new #monthly #youth #fashion #makeup #cosmetics #shueisha #20-30yo Modern Japanese monthly bestseller, office and casual fashion, make-up and cosmetics magazines for 20-30 years office ladies." If you look deeper on, we find that "MORE" is a fashion information magazine that is published monthly by Shueisha. In addition, the magazine focuses on casual clothing for people in their 20s who commute to work. More website ( Instagram : ( moremagjp) Twitter : So what motivated me to buy this magazine? To me, it's fantastic. The international community and Portuguese citizens do not have easy access to these types of publications. At first glance, I thought this magazine was very valuable. We will be posting reviews on small kitchen appliances, clothes and fashion, along with images with women of different heights, to demonstrate how much length the shoes could retain with the right accessories. Additionally, before receiving your first earnings slip, it is important to understand the savings and the investment slip if you plan on living in Japan in the near future, as I am planning. Also, if you are studying Japanese culture and language, you ought to get acquainted with the language on it. Lastly, who is the girl who is on the cover? Mone Kamishiraishi (上白石 萌音, Kamishiraishi Mone), born 1998 ( 23 years old) . You can check her IMDb info: Instagram: She was excellent as Nanase Sakura in the TV drama, An Incurable Case of Love ( Koi wa tsuzuku yo Doko made mo, 2020). Could you please tell me who is that familiar-looking guy? 佐藤 健 / Satoh Takeru, a well-known actor from the Rurouni Kenshin films. You can check him on Youtube. I completely lost myself in these intense romantic scenes. What was your opinion of the TV drama? The juice will be here soon, don't worry! Here's myself -> I highly recommend you purchase this magazine. Also available on Amazon ...

  • Japan weekly top 1 billboard

    have you heard about this group idol? Kis-My-Ft2 (キスマイフットツー, Kisu Mai Futto Tsū, "Kiss My Foot Two") is a seven-member Japanese boy band under Johnny & Associates. Members: Hiromitsu Kitayama (北山 宏光, Kitayama Hiromitsu) Kento Senga (千賀 健永, Sento Kenga) Toshiya Miyata (宮田 俊哉, Miyata Toshiya) Wataru Yokoo (横尾 渉, Yokō Wataru) Taisuke Fujigaya (藤ヶ谷 太輔, Fujigaya Taisuke) Yuta Tamamori (玉森 裕太, Tamamori Yūta) Takashi Nikaidō (二階堂 高嗣, Nikaidō Takashi) Former member Kyohei Iida (飯田 恭平, Iida Kyōhei) The group was a former Johnny's Jr. unit that debuted on August 10, 2011. They have sold more than 10 million copies in Japan, and have total concert attendance exceeding 2 million. However, this group I couldn't find its profile on Spotify with a simple search on the App search section, which seems to be a bit weird since they have had more than 10 releases of albums and singles since 2011. With world tours even included in their portfolio, You would expect this team and music group to have at least a big impact on Spotify instead of complete radio silence. For the side of the world with LINE MUSIC access and not geo-block in some way, you will be able to access this group music and listening every day. Curious fact: Johnny & Associates are the same mother-company that manages KAN-TUN, last week Top1 Billboard. OFFicial Website: Youtube channel: Ganbatte Kis-My-Ft2!!!!

  • Japan Hot 🔥 Chart TOP 1

    Personally, I wouldn't call it J-pop. It's more like J-hip-hop. 2021.09.08 Release 29th Single 「We Just Go Hard feat. AK-69」 / 「EUPHORIA」 Download & Streaming KAT-TUN is a music group from Japan. The group's name was originally an acronym based on the first letter of each member's family name: Kazuya Kamenashi, Jin Akanishi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru. Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records. Since then, all of their single, album and music DVD releases have debuted at number one on the Oricon music and DVD charts. Today The group is reduced to 3 members : Kazuya Kamenashi Yuichi Nakamaru Tatsuya Ueda AK-69 is a Japanese Hip Hop artist, also known as Kalassy Nikoff (エーケーシックスティーナイン/カラシニコフ) . Officil website : As a rapper, AK-69 uses his stage name; while singing, he is usually known as "Kalassy Nikoff." AK-69 also goes by the alias "REDSTA." In 2004, he began producing a fashion line known as "BAGARCH." The single "Public Enemy" was nominated in 2011 for Best Hip Hop Music Video in the MTV Music Aid Japan and won the same award at the 2011 Space Shower Music Video Awards. The Independent Artist of the Year award was presented to AK-69 at the 2011 Billboard Japan Awards. Rather than labelling all of the groups or artists as Jpop or whatever they're doing, Japanese music needs to include more J-music genres.

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