2013 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Reina Tanaka & LoVendoR

J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL CELEBRATES JAPANESE POP CULTURE BY  “MAKING KAWAII UNIVERSAL”

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San Francisco’s 5th Annual Celebration Of Japanese Pop Fashion, Art, Music, Film And Fun To Deliver A Colorful Array Of Special Events, Attractions, Film Premieres And Guest Of Honor Appearances 

San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2013 [via OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] The 2013 J-POP Summit Festival is only a few weeks away and marks its 5thanniversary as San Francisco’s preeminent annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, art, music, fashion, and filmon Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th.

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Taylor Swift brings RED Tour to Edmonton!

Taylor Swift aka T-Swizzie is nothing short of a mega conglomerate power woman who is about as down to earth as she is as a multi-talented entertainer.

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In support of her latest album of the same name, her RED Tour brings along a wide range of dazzling spectacles from shoop-shoop “You Belong to Me” to 50s style “Lucky One” to an EXPLOSIVE hard rock number “Trouble” to being picked up by and butt surfed to the solo stage rocking to “22″  – there was no shortage of hits for fans young and old who fell for her country roots or idolized her through her string of Top 10 hits.

Perfume to Release Six Concerts on Blu-Ray

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Perfume will release six concerts on Blu-ray, which were previously made available on DVD, on August 14th.

AKB48 5th Senbatsu Election Results!!

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Discuss the results on the JPHiP Forums!!

AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Elections PARTY TONITE 17:15 JST!!

AKB48 32ndシングル 選抜総選挙 〜夢は一人じゃ見られない〜 PARTY! The usual place. #AKBar48 in the IRC Chatroom. G+ if you so desire. Follow the action on twitter and facebook feeds.

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Post your predictions and discuss in the forum: http://bit.ly/Zza03Q

Livestream links are up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhtkC79muqs

YouTube Special Program Live Streaming with Fan Participation through Google+!http://goo.gl/fikOL
They are collecting messages addressed to candidate AKB48 members that will be introduced in the special program. Please send your message!

After School 6th Album Teaser: Nana WHAT’s NEXT?

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From the upcoming 6th Maxi Single – Release 2013/06/13 more in the forum: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=18292.msg1189579#msg1189579

JPHiP Interview: Kikkawa You @ Anime Weekend Atlanta

I believe with all my heart that “idols are magic”. With just a smile and her charms, a top-notch idol can enchant, enthrall, and entertain you into giving her your love and support. If you are at all receptive to her magic, meeting such an idol in person can put you under a spell that you never want to end.

Kikkawa You (a.k.a. “Kikka”) is such an idol, and on September 28, the first day of Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012, fellow JPHiP members Rei-chan and °e-girl joined me in a 30-minute private interview with Kikka. Going in, Rei-chan and °e-girl were not exactly huge Kikka fans, but by the time the interview was over, all three of us left the room thoroughly enchanted by the young songstress.

First Year Convention Fires Kanons on Attendees

This July 1st marked the inaugural year for convention Anime, Music, and Manga, otherwise known as AM2. Though just starting out, the otakus in charge brought together a nice collection of musical guests to entertain fans. Kanon x Kanon is a musical collaboration between cellist extraordinaire Wakeshima Kanon and oshare-kei band Antic Cafe’s bassist Kanon. The two came together in late 2010 because they both had a strong affinity for anime, music, anime music…and, well, because they share the same name. Though I wasn’t really a fan of either Wakeshima Kanon (despite my love for classical instruments integrated into mainstream music) nor the duo of Kanon x Kanon, I can’t deny they were entertaining.

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