perfume are still japan's most experimental girl group

Ahead of their Coachella performance, the J-Pop group tell i-D about their new album 'Future Pop' and why they've never embraced kawaii.
Ilana Kaplan

j-pop megastar kyary pamyu pamyu talks us through her new album

Adventure through the imaginary kingdom that is ‘Japamyu’ -- track by track.
Frankie Dunn

nyc’s coolest harajuku-inspired chinese dj made us a mix

Sun’s out, fun’s out! Thanks Alice Longyu Gao!
Frankie Dunn

crazy japanese band wednesday campanella use wikipedia to help them write songs

They were the only Japanese act to play Tyler’s Camp Flog Gnaw festival and their frontwoman recently rolled across a sweaty Hong Kong crowd in a giant hamster ball. After the latter set, we met singer Kom_I for a chat over pastel-coloured mochi.
Douglas Greenwood

rina sawayama explores the idea of our online self through her j-pop inspired rnb

Pretty, but sad inside is the constant conundrum of a filtered society, and one so expertly pop-packaged by Gen Y singer-songwriter-model and cyber-socialite Rina Sawayama.
i-D Staff

kyary pamyu pamyu's superfans, straight up

This weekend, KOKO in Camden welcomed J-Pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to its stage, along with an eclectic mix of passionate fans. We headed down to meet the excited crowd before the show kicked off.
Lily Bling

​danny l harle’s guide to j-pop

The PC Music star gives us a breakdown of the influences he’s drawn from the turbo charged music and gleaming aesthetics of J-Pop, from Yellow Magic Orchestra to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
i-D Staff

may j. puts both the j and the pop in j pop

May J. is the J Pop meets R&B superstar who has been taking over the Japanese charts ever since she hit her first note.
Tish Weinstock

the intangible tone of multiplatinum, j-pop girl group, perfume

Perfume performed in New York City for the first time on Saturday with a sold-out show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The concert concluded their World Tour 3rd, following last month’s release of their album LEVEL3 (Bonus Edition) through the label...
i-D Team

sweeter than candy, better than cake, kyary pamyu pamyu is the no. 1 j-pop star!

Add sugar and spice and all things nice to slugs and snails and puppy dogs tails... that’s what Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is made of. At just 21 years old, little Kyary is one of Japan’s biggest pop stars and equal parts shiny, happy kawaii and gross stuff...
Francesca Dunn