AKB48 to perform in New York May 10!

AKB48 to perform in New York May 10! Thanks AKBar48’s Jul3 and JPHiP NEWS Ping for the heads up!

JAPAN DAY 2015 WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 10TH This year’s Japan Day will feature a special performance by AKB48. Check out a video message from (from the left) Saho Iwatate, Ryoka Oshima, Tomu Muto, Haruna Kojima, Rina Hirata, and Rena Nozawa, the six members that will be coming to Japan Day!

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J-POP SUMMIT 2015 Gacharic Spin Eir Aoi First Wave Artists Announced! Aug 7-9 Tickets ON SALE NOW!

General Admission And V.I.P. Passes To The Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event At Fort Mason Go On Sale NOW!! Pop Singer Eir Aoi And All-Girl Rock Band Gacharic Spin To Perform 

San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2015 – The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that tickets to attend the 2015 edition of the festival go on sale on TODAY, Friday, April 10th. General admission as well as V.I.P. passes are now available.

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VAMPS TOURS USA AGAIN! KICKS OFF IN NEW YORK, DROPS INTERNATIONAL EDITION OF NEW ALBUM BLOODSUCKERS

VAMPS will follow March 23rd international CD release with multi-city tour and May 1st headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater

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VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will perform a headlining show at New York City’s Best Buy Theater on May 1st. Continue reading

HAPPY 10th JPHiP DAY!

10 Years We’ve Been Here. Same Pinkness. Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop. There is no denying what greatness :hipheart: is. ITS THE PEOPLE! Best tightest friendliest community around who loves to party, keep it POSITIVE and most important FANDOM IT UP. We ain’t just gonna party for one day. Not even one week. WE GONNA DO IT ALL YEAR. Sending our wishes to everyone from around the globe near far wherever you are!

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Rika Ishikawa Queen of Idols Turns 30

RIKA HITS DA BIG 3-0!!!! お誕生日おめでとうございます!30代もよろしくね‼︎

or as RIKA puts it in her blog “HELLO 30s!!” :twothumbs happy RIKA DAY! THANK YOU RIKA for being the inspiration to build :hipheart: You inspire us with your POSITIVE thinking, constant self improvement, and just being silly NO FUCKS GIVEN. Without Rika, I would have not met some of my bestest friends in da whole wide world!! to quote my homie, Sab: RIKA IS GOD

JPHiP Interview: Yoko Ishida @ Lantis Festival in Las Vegas

JPHiP was given the chance to interview Yoko Ishida. Topics included her thoughts on her work with the Sailor Moon series and being an overseas phenomenon thanks to Japanese anime and anisongs. Read on to hear what one of the most popular anisong artists in the world had to say!

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Idoling!!! 2nd ANNUAL Hottest/Cutest Polls

Idoling!!! 2nd ANNUAL Hottest/Cutest Polls is UP! The time has come for you to voice your opinion on Japan’s TV show slash female idol group created by Fuji TV. Sponsored by the fine folks at Non-Stop Idoling!!!

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The 2nd Annual Cutest Idoling!!! Member Poll and The 2nd Annual Hottest Idoling!!! Member Poll

The poll will run for two weeks. ACT NOW!
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