About musicJAPANplus.jpmusicJAPANplus is a web based magazine providing an official outlet for Japanese music information to the English reading community. Started from a personal desire to spread information and overall interest of Japanese music in the United States, musicJAPAN+ has expanded into offering information on Japanese culture, as we believe this will increase the readers understanding of Japanese music, its roots, entertainment value, and the workings of the Japanese music industry.
We work closely with our supporting companies in the Japanese music industry to offer straight unbiased information to our readers in order to distance ourselves from fan-based sites and record company websites that provide biased and at times inaccurate information filtered through layers of personal and/or corporate interests.
To bring you this information we receive our information directly from record industry sources in Japan who give us the official green light on carrying their information on musicJAPAN+. Therefore, our artist database may develop slower than other English reading Japanese music sites on the web, but you can trust that the artist information we publish is accurate and official.
Thank you for your readership, and we look forward to spreading the love for Japanese music with you.
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Summary of each main section* news+: In this section you can read the latest news in Japanese pop and rock. We update every day with breaking stories!
* special features+: Here you can find live reports, interviews, and other such written features.
* articles+: This section is for recurring columns posted on musicJAPANplus. The advice of Dr. Hakuei, Writers' press notes and other regularly updated columns can be found here.
* events+: Details regarding both domestic (within Japan) and foreign concerts is posted here, updated very regularly.
* artist database+: Each artist that appears on musicJAPANplus will have a page in our artist database. On these pages you can see: profiles, artist biographies, current schedules, image galleries, and links to musicJAPANplus articles featuring that artist as well as their official pages, etc.
* contests+: Arguably our most popular section, this is where we post our weekly drawings for cool prizes, ranging from newly released CDs to tour goods to special event passes and beyond.