The performance of “Momoiro Clover Z” to be held on Aug. 4 at Nissan Stadium will be their largest to date.
The popular manga “Yotsuba&!” is currently translated into 13 languages and has sold over 10 million copies around the world.
“Tokyo Crazy Kawaii Paris”, an event introducing the world of Japanese kawaii culture will be held from Sept. 20th to 22nd in Paris.
A redevelopment plan named “Asakusa Rokku (Six Ward) Revival Project” is being initiated by TOKYO ROCK CITY Inc, a new joint venture consisting of leading Pachinko company Maruhan,
For 4 days from July 4th to 7th, Japan Expo 2013 is coming to the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France. The turnout to this Japanese culture-themed event, the largest of its kind in Europe, is estimated at more than two hundred thousand.
Tower Records Shibuya launches its own streaming media, “Tower Revo (Tower Revolve Project)” from June 25th.
On June 24th, the debut live performance by “Z-MACHINES”, whose members are robots, was held. Model duo AMOYAMO representing Harajuku fashion culture, appeared at the venue as guests to perform in collaboration with the robot band.
Hysteric Glamour lines-up items within the fashion category of Amazon from June 21st. A limited edition of The Rolling Stones special box named “The Brussels Affair Box Set” (157,500 yen) will be on sale in commemoration of its opening on Amazon.
Guitarist MIYAVI is selected as the first Japanese artist to collaborate with watch brand Casio G-SHOCK.
The “Sound Live Tokyo” festival looking into various forms of expression made possible through sounds and music, will be held from Sept. 21st to Oct 6th. (planned) Tickets will go on sale from Aug. 3rd.
The much sought after anime “Uchoten Kazoku” will air on TOKYO MX, KBS Kyoto and Sun-TV, in turn from July 7th. The anime is created by P.A.WORKS, an animation studio, which has released many masterpieces to date.
On June 13th, a live event hosted by the Japan Red Cross Society titled “LOVE in Action Meeting (LIVE)” was held at Nippon Budokan.
Amercian R&B group TLC releases a new album titled “TLC20-20th Anniversary Hits-” in commemoration of their 20th anniversary. In this new album, Japanese singer Namie Amuro is featured as a guest vocal.
Idol group Momoiro Clover Z’s 4 live Blu-ray Discs (BDs) ranked in the top 10 at the same time, which is a new record, on June 17th in the Oricon BD weekly ranking.
In commemoration of the release of his new movie, “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, director Baz Luhrmann visited Japanese shores and made his appearance
The Perfume London Tour on July 5th will be broadcast at Japanese theaters. A live viewing as well as a recorded viewing will be scheduled.
TVXQ appears in the July issue of FRaU (published from Kodansha Ltd.). The issue features on weddings and is in stores from June 12th.
Entertainer Tomoe Shinohara revealed in her blog that she would be designing costumes for singer Yumi Matsutoya on her live tour through 2013-2014.
Fujiko F. Fujio Productions hosts the “Fujiko F. Fujio Exhibit” in commemoration of the 80th anniversary since the birth of the famous manga artist. The exhibit will open from July 19th to Oct. 6th at Tokyo Tower.
Hiroyuki Takashima, one of Japan’s earliest producers of The Beatles has formed a female quartet group “1966 Quartet”.