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From big-name comebacks (Tokyo Jihen, Ken Hirai, Quruli) to hyped works from the currently on-trend (No Buses, Chai, 4s4ki), to those that deserve so much more attention (Masayoshi Fujita, Foodman, Haco), the…

If the purpose of summery music is to get you in the mood for blissful sun-lounging, carefree holidaying and general balminess, at least three of the tracks below might actually fit that…

It’s been a busy spring for great new Japanese music. Hip hop has continued to push ahead with top-notch releases by the likes of Tohji, Punpee and JP the Wavy. We’ve seen…

It’s springtime, and barrel-loads of new Japanese singles have come out over the past few months. Indeed, far too many barrel-loads to reasonably fit into a single introduction; so instead, I’ll dive…

Kicking off 2021 in great form, January was a particularly strong month for new Japanese music. As well as the tracks below, the very end of December saw the release of Keiichi…

Starting off the year with a bang (for Haru Nemuri, quite literally) there were some terrific new Japanese singles released in January. Beyond those below, there were other great tracks from Chai,…

One of very few bonuses of having had almost an entire year lost to the pandemic is that it’s allowed more time for listening to music – even if musicians and the…

Over the course of the lifetime of the Tokyo Weekender so far, Tokyo has transformed beyond feasible comprehension. From the guiding light of Japan’s post-war reconstruction to governing decades of prosperity, there…