CHAI Wants to Know What Words Are Worth
The Japanese band is rocketing into the West with a full-blown stylistic vision firmly in place. And that vision doesn’t include any preconceived notions of what it means to be “cute.”
A Primer on Paul McCartney’s Complicated History with—and Triumphant Return to—Japan
In 1966, The Beatles weren’t greeted with the usual pandemonium in Tokyo—and since that time McCartney hasn’t exactly had a smooth relationship with the Japanese authorities himself. But Paul, ever the professional, has never been one to hold a grudge.
An American in Osaka: How Traveling in Japan Helped Me Fall in Love with Jazz Again
Amongst the chaos of its busy cities, Japan has been quietly preserving and perpetuating a loyal jazz culture for decades. For an American, it makes visiting feel like going home.
Sake-Flavored Kit Kats Are a Real Thing in Japan Now
Gimme a break.
Yes, the “Mario Bros.” Video Game Theme Song Has Lyrics
“Go Go Mario!!” is now available in Joysound–powered karaoke cafes across Japan.
WATCH: Red Bull Music Academy Explores The Wonders Of Japanese Video Game Music in New Documentary
Since its Berlin inception in 1998, Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as a sort of globetrotting hotbed for the development of modern music’s very best and…