Celebrating a great year in music in Japan, featuring songs by Gen Hoshino, Hitsujibungaku, Hakushi Hasegawa and many, many more
A chat with writer and friend Patrick St. Michel all about Perfume and their 2011 album for its 10th anniversary
The year's best songs from idol groups like RYUTist, Dempagumi.inc, Los An Jewels and more
This Side of Japan brings you a special series of features all about Hyadain, one of the most influential J-pop producers of the 2010s
We wrap up the best of 2021 coverage with selections picked by friends of the newsletter
Celebrating the newsletter's 50th issue with a list of my 50 favorite Japanese tracks from the last 5 years
Looking back at the year's best in idol from Dempagumi.inc, lyrical school, Crossnoesis and many more
On Nariaki Obukuro's new album, December singles and an '80s icon's rise to fame
Looking back at the year's best songs from Tofubeats, Chara & YUKI, BBHF and more
This month's round-up of great new Japanese releases from Kana Hanazawa, HARETOKIDOKI, Yuga and more
A discussion about translating J-pop lyrics with @kimonobeat, a feature on the new SDS compilation, and a look back at Kinki Kids' debut hit
Discussing the new Kudaranai 1nichi/ANORAK! split, Momoko Kikuchi's "Broken Sunset" and the unique obstacles in writing about non-Western music