MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in SINGAPORE Confirmed, First Line-up Announced!

16.June.2015 | FES / MUSIC

The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL world tour is stopping in Singapore this autumn! Featuring J-pop artists such as Yasutaka Nakata, the producer of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume, and his electronica duo CAPSULE, as well as Nagi Yanagi, the singer of the ending theme for TV Anime “Ano Natsu wo Matteiru,” the massive two-day will showcase the best of Japanese pop culture to fashion-conscious boys and girls in Singapore!


Other participating artists include kz(livetune), the main producer behind Japan’s Vocaloid music scene, Hachioji P, a new prince in the Vocaloid world as well as model and singer Anna Yano, Harajuku-based performance group TEMPURA KIDZ and Usagi, a 18-year-old anime song singer who won the Grand Prize at Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Singapore 2014. The event will be held at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre / *SCAPE Playspace, a shopping complex located in the central business area of Singapore, on Sept. 5 and 6.


Visitors will be able to enter some areas for free, and learn and embody the richness of Japan’s renowned technologies and services through a number of exhibition booths, including karaoke, fashion and cuisine. Ticketing information and additional artists will be announced in the weeks leading up to the festival.



Date: Sept. 5 (Sat.) and 6 (Sun.), 2015
Venue:*SCAPE The Ground Theatre / *SCAPE Playspace
Ticket information:TBA
Sept. 5: CAPSULE / Yasutaka Nakata(CAPSULE) / TEMPURA KIDZ and more…
Sept. 6: Nagi Yanagi / kz(livetune) / Hachioji P / Anna Yano / TEMPURA KIDZ and more…


  • Yasutaka Nakata’s Main Unit CAPSULE Set To Digitally Release All Albums

    07.July.2020 | MUSIC

    Music unit CAPSULE, which was formed by world-famous producer Yasutaka Nakata, is releasing all their albums on Apple Music and other worldwide music streaming services from July 10, 2020.


    After debuting in 2001, Yasutaka Nakata has gone on to release 17 albums with CAPSULE and three albums in partnership with model Kate Sakai as the music unit COLTEMONIKHA. Nakata also produced albums for the soundtrack to the sensational drama Liar Game in which Shota Matsuda played the main role. All the above albums will also be released on subscription services.


    This is just what fans across the world have been waiting for. As CAPSULE will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year, make sure to check out their playlists.

  • CAPSULE & Other Major Japanese Artists to Perform at ageHa’s 2020 Countdown Party in Tokyo

    18.December.2019 | MUSIC

    ageHa is set to host one of Japan’s biggest countdown parties again this year, falling on December 31, 2019 once more.

    Headlining the ARENA is English DJ and producer Sigala. He released his debut single Easy Love in 2015 which shot to number one on the UK charts. Since then, he has continued to pump out club and festival bangers such as Sweet Lovin and Say You Do. Seven of his nine singles have gone platinum, proving that he is one of the main players in the scene right now.

    Another headlining act for the show, this time from Japan, is CAPSULE, the music duo spearheaded by internationally-acclaimed Japanese DJ and record producer Yasutaka Nakata who is the official producer for two of the biggest names in Japanese music: Perfume and Kyari Pamyu Pamyu. CAPSULE plan to put on a special performance for the countdown party.


    banvox is also making a return from last year’s ageHa countdown concert, and CYBERJAPAN DANCERS are entering the fray for a special showcase.

    In the WATER area of the venue, which is produced by WORLD CLASS and TCPT, France-based bass house duo Loge21, who have piled up t he releases since Confession, will perform in Japan for the very first time. DJ Remo-con will join the line-up as a guest too.


    Over at the ISLAND area, the latest in cutting edge hip hop will take to the stage. Several DJs representing Tokyo will join rapper Jin Dogg, who is garnering attention right now, including HOKUTO, KEKKE, CHARI, and FUJI TRILL.


    Finally, the BOX area will give rise to trance tunes, with performances from DJ KAYA, NORIO SP, FULLMOON RAVE, agefarre, and more.

    But that’s not all, because the famous Robot Restaurantーa major tourist attraction in Shinjukuーis making an unexpected collaboration with ageHa to put on their first ever show outside the restaurant.

    A variety of other celebratory things are planned for the countdown party to chime in the new year, including servings of toshikoshi soba, omikuji fortunes, goshuin seals, and more. If you happen to be in Tokyo for the New Year, then don’t miss out on this very special event.

  • Yasutaka Nakata, DJ KAORI & More to Perform at ASOBINITE!!! Summer Party in Tokyo

    28.May.2019 | MUSIC / SPOT

    Driving the Japanese pop culture scene, ASOBISYSTEM’s annual grand party ASOBINITE!!! is back! The party will be held on Saturday 20th July at Shinkiba ageHA @STUDIO COAST.


    Japan’s most iconic producer Yasutaka Nakata will be firing up the party as the resident DJ. He will be accompanied by many sensational guest performers including the DJ queen DJ Kaori; who was the resident DJ for ageHa’s 15th anniversary concert THE BEST PARTY!! Nakata’s main music unit CAPSULE will also be performing on stage for the first time in two years! TJO, TeddyLoid and many more big name DJs will also feature at the event.  

    Filled with summer vibes, the WATER stage will be hosting the event BIKINI NIGHT. The lineup of famous performers includes MITOMI, TOKOTO, BUNNY, iamSHUM and SHOTA. This party is going to kick off by the spacious poolside and there’s no doubt the night is gonna be a splash!


    VIRTUAFREAK will be managing a spin-off stage with an army of famous VTubers who have influenced many creatives! Witness an army of wildly enthusiastic VTubers as they tear down the BOX stage at ageHa! The lineup includes Miori Ehara, Virtual Cat, and even Wani and Komori (Wani no Yaka & Hashiyan Takasaka)!


    Limited early bird tickets will be released on Tuesday 28th May during the afternoon.  This summer festival of Japanese stars is something you don’t want to miss so check it out as soon as you can!

  • With summer fast approaching, concertgoers are gearing up for this year’s music festivals and live shows. We previously covered numerous Japanese bands and artists performing who overseas this year in parts one and two of this feature, but since the previous entry, even more acts have been announced.


    Here is a new list of artists embarking outside Japan this summer.



    For the first time in their career, rock group Suchmos are set to embark on their first ever Asia Tour this June. They will hit up 6 locations, beginning in Hong Kong before heading to Taipei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Suchmos ASIA TOUR 2019

    2019/6/2 @ Music Zone @ KITEC, Hong Kong

    2019/6/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/6/9/ @ YES24 Live Hall, Seoul (*w/ HYUKOH)

    2019/6/12 @ B10 Live, Shenzhen

    2019/6/14 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/16 @ Tango Live (Floor 3F), Beijing


    Suchmos Official Website:


    →News Update (June 1, 2019)
    Following unexpected illness of one of their members, Suchmos have cancelled all remaining dates on their upcoming overseas tour.




    Rock band [ALEXANDROS] are also heading on tour in Asia throughout June and July. The band are currently on their “Sleepless in Japan Tour” in promotion of their newest album Sleepless in Brooklyn and will take their concerts across Asia for 8 shows, starting with Shanghai on June 21 and wrapping in Seoul on July 21. This also marks their first time performing in Shanghai and Beijing.


    ▶︎ Sleepless 2019 Asia Tour

    2019/6/21 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/23 @ Beijing Omni Space, Beijing

    2019/6/28 @ Jakarta (*Venue TBA)

    2019/6/30 @ Moon Star Studio 1, Bangkok

    2019/7/5 @ Music Zone @ E-Max, Hong Kong

    2019/7/7 @ Legacy Taipei, Taipei

    2019/7/19/ @ Bentley Music Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur

    2019/7/21 @ MUV HALL, Seoul


    [ALEXANDROS] Official Website:




    Sakanaction have announced that they will play in Shanghai and Shenzhen at the end of June. Upon unveiling the news the band created their own Weibo account, a Chinese social media platform. The rock band will release their new album 834.194 in June, their first album release since sakanaction was released 6 years ago in March 2013. The Asia dates were added to their ongoing Japan tour. This will be their second set of headline concerts outside in Japan since they performed overseas for the first time back in 2013 in Taiwan. The band are known for their use of cutting-edge technology at their shows, so foreign fans can look forward to seeing what they have in store for them next month.


    ▶︎ SAKANAQUARIUM 2019 “834.194”

    2019/6/28 @ Modern Sky Lab, Shanghai

    2019/6/30 @ A8 Live, Shenzhen


    Sakanaction Official Website:



    Earlier this month, five-piece maid rock band BAND-MAID announced the European leg of their 2019 world tour, one which will begin this June and one whose decided theme is Gekidou, or “tumultuous.” All shows on BAND-MAID’s 2018 world tour sold out completely. The initial European leg of their long-awaited new world tour will take them to 3 countries for 4 performances. They will then head to the US in September.


    Related Article: BAND-MAID Announces European Leg Of ‘Tumultuous’ 2019 World Tour


    ▶︎BAND-MAID WORLD DOMINATION TOUR 2019 【激動】 ~gekidou~

    6/22 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

    6/23 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

    6/24 @ Bochum, Germany @ Zeche

    6/26 @ Hamburg, Germany @ DAS LOGOS

    9/26 @ NYC Gramercy Theater, US

    9/28 @ Dallas Cambridge Room, US

    9/30 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US

    10/1 @ LA ECHOPLEX, US


    World Tour Info:

    BAND-MAID Official Website:


    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, m-flo & More

    The biggest names in Japanese pop music are set to take over Los Angeles at QTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY which is set to take place at THE NOVO by Microsoft on July 3, 2019. Both OTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICK OFF PARTY serve as the opener to Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the US, which will run from July 4 to 7. CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Crazy Boy, HIROOMI TOSAKA and m-flo are set to deliver Japanese entertainment to US lovers of Japanese music and entertainment.


    Related Article: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yasutaka Nakata & CRAZYBOY to Perform at QTAQUEST LIVE in Los Angeles



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 18:30

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: CRAZYBOY / HIROOMI TOSAKA / m-flo / CAPSULE / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu



    Date: July 3, 2019

    Time: OPEN/START 22:00

    Location: THE NOVO by Microsoft, Los Angeles, California, US

    Line-Up: ☆Taku Takahashi / TeddyLoid / Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) / …and more


    Event Website:



    Ai Otsuka

    This year, Ai Otsuka celebrates her 15th anniversary since her debut. The singer-songwriter released her greatest hits album Ai am BEST, too in January this year, and she is currently in the midst of her nationwide Japan tour. 5 Asia dates have been added to the tour. Her previous Asia tour took her to just three cities: Taipei, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, but this year she is spreading her wings and will perform in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Taipei.


    ▶︎ AIO PIANO at ASIA vol.2 

    2019/7/17 @ Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Memorial Hall, Guangzhou

    2019/7/19 @ 特侖蘇音楽庁, Chengdu



    2019/8/17 @ ATT SHOW BOX 大直, Taipei


    Ai Otsuka Official Website:



    If you love Japanese music and a Japanese band or artist are coming to a city near you this year, then be sure to show your love and support by getting your hands on a ticket to see them live.

  • Yasutaka Nakata, EXILE MAKIDA & More to Perform at ASOBEACH!!! in Okinawa

    16.April.2019 | MUSIC / SPOT

    The popular long-running outdoor music festival ASOBEACH!!! is heading to Okinawa this summer with two shows at Umisora Park in the capital city Naha on June 1 and 2. The festival is taking place as the finale of Okinawa E-motion which is a collection of events centred around food, music and art that will bring an early summer to locals and tourists in Okinawa.

    The line-up includes Japan’s leading music producer and DJ Yasutaka Nakata, his main band CAPSULE, ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo), EXILE MAKIDAI (PKCZ®), TeddyLoid, Yoshikazu Mera, DJ Ichiro Yatsui and more. Concertgoers can expect to enjoy a multitude of genres while feeling the cool sea breeze of Okinawa. Tickets are now on sale via Japanese ticket vendors.


    Other events taking place as part of Okinawa E-motion include Magic Beach & Beach Bar Walk (May 18-19) which combines food with magic, the concert show KPP Camp (May 25) which is being produced by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Bar Walk Naha (May 25) which is bringing together famous Naha restaurants, and more. ASOBEACH!!! will be held at the same time as the popular food festival OKINAWA FOOD FLEA on June 1 and 2 so don’t miss out.

  • Yasutaka Nakata performs alongside Perfume for the first time in 15 years at his hugely successful music festival “OTONOKO”

    05.December.2017 | MUSIC

    The highly anticipated music festival OTONOKO, produced by Yasutaka Nakata, was held on December 2nd in Hall 4 of Ishikawa Sangyo Tenji in Ishikawa, the birthplace of Nakata.

    The first OTONOKO was held last year to a buzzing crowd of 6,500 and became a huge success. This year’s event was only bigger and better, with a record breaking 8,620 music lovers lined up to witness once more this new kind of music festival, with an unmatched line up consisting of Yasutaka Nakata himself as well as CAPSULE, Perfume, tofubeats, C&K, Taiiku Okazaki, 80KIDZ, DAISHI DANCE and more.


    The venue was broken into two sections: the main stage and the second stage. For the opening acts of the main stage, the crowd were graced by DJ audition winner DJ KOKI, ASOBISYSTEM’s young and fast budding newcomer artist MANON, and Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders who made their major debut earlier this year.

    Over on the second stage was a diverse range of artists blending together different areas of culture, including Una, Anna Yano, as well as local specialist schools who showcased hair & make-up and fashion shows and more.


    The first of the main acts to open was none other than CAPSULE, welcoming the crowd with a set list that was inevitably guaranteed to get everybody pumped, including songs such as “more more more,” “FLASH BACK” and “JUMPER.”


    Artists from last year’s OTONOKO festival then returned to the stage such as DAISHI DANCE, TeddyLoid and 80KIDZ.


    Popular Japanese YouTubers HIKAKIN & SEIKIN took to the stage during TeddyLoid’s act. They added variety to their set by performing songs such as their 2015 hit “YouTube Theme Song.” 80KIDZ’s set electrified the audience with a full band set who provided some sharp and catchy beats.

    The middle slot of the night was taken up by live acts Taiiku Okazaki and C&K as well as hugely popular DJs and close friends of Yasutaka Nakata, banvox and tofubeats. Taiiku Okazaki made his original style known with tracks such as “Open” and “We Can Get Over It.”


    C&K began their set with their emotional ballad “Y,” changing the mood of the floor with their crystal clear vocals and pop musicality.

    Then, like passing a baton, tofubeats effortlessly transitioned to the DJ booth from banvox where he created hooks with a selection comprised of “POSITIVE feat. Dream Ami,” “LONELY NIGHTS,” “Too Many Girls feat. KREVA” and more while interweaving them with the roaring beats of tracks such as “Drum Machine.” Chisato Moritaka’s vocals were played for his killer tune “Don’t Stop The Music feat. Chisato Moritaka” to which the crowd clapped along. With the mic in hand, tofubeats sang along with everybody during “Asa ga Kuru Made Owaru Koto no nai Dance wo” and “Suisei.”

    Finally, the wait was over. The moment “GLITTER” began playing and the lasers shot through the air, the crowd knew that could only mean one thing – Perfume. The crowd went wild, and although dancing to the heavy and upbeat songs “FLASH” and “FAKE IT,” A~chan gave spoke of some observations about the event: “Doesn’t listening to that heavy bass all the time get to your ears after a while!? The people at OTONOKO are something else.” Yasutaka Nakata has produced Perfume’s music for a very long time, but this is the first time ever in 15 years that him and the J-pop trio have performed together. The girls see him as a “god” and commented: “He has been with us for such a long time and never grown tired. We were able to go on television with him this year, and he’s even kindly invited us to OTONOKO. You probably think that Nakata is weird. But we’re super thankful to be able to work together with a god.” The crowd were divided into three sections – “na,” “ka” and “ta” – for a call & response session to revere the godly Nakata.

    Perfume 中田ヤスタカ

    Towards the end of the show Perfume switched to some club tunes, delivering “Chocolate Disco” and “TOKYO GIRL,” before performing a completely brand-new, not yet released song titled “FUSION.” Nakata surprised everybody by taking to the DJ booth for this song which showcases a cool side of Perfume the likes of which nobody has seen. The song has thick bass and is exotic with almost no lyrics, and the choreography has gentle movements and a downbeat rhythm to them.

    中田ヤスタカ中田ヤスタカ 眞白桃々
    Yasutaka Nakata subsequently took over the stage with his solo performance. After Perfume’s act he was the only one up there where he played a number of songs from his forthcoming first ever solo album “Digital Native,” set for released next year on February 7th. As well as that, he hit off a behemoth list of other tracks including “NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu),” a remix of “Stay” by Zedd & Alessia Cara, new solo tracks “Give You More” and “Jump in Tonight (feat. Momo Mashiro)” announced this year, and more.

    中田ヤスタカ Perfume

    Perfume made a guest reappearance for “If you wanna” as if it was a return gift to collaborate once again. The spectacle of seeing Perfume sing and dance alongside Nakata had the entire room with their hands in the air.


    For the night’s grand finale, CAPSULE member Toshiko Koshijima stepped onto stage to perform CAPSULE’s hit song “Starry Sky.” The song encapsulated the show’s climax with fireworks, smoke, confetti and endless strings of high speed lasers. With that performance, Yasutaka Nakata vividly proved his ready wit and unequalled talent as one of Japan’s foremost leading artists, producers and DJs. The edgy dance beat defined that fact to the end before concluding OTONOKO 2017.

    Nakata said his goodbye to the crowd: “Thank you for being here tonight! I will return to Kanazawa!”


    With the forthcoming release of his 2018 solo album, it’s time to get excited about Yasutaka Nakata and his spirited activity.

    TEXT by Mami Naruta



    Yasutaka Nakata presents OTONOKO 2017

    OTONOKO Official Website:
    Yasutaka Nakata Official Website:



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  • CAPSULE Announced to Perform at the Yasutaka Nakata-Produced Music Festival “OTONOKO”!

    30.June.2017 | MUSIC

    The first OTONOKO music festival produced by Yasutaka Nakata was held last year where Nakata himself along with his music group CAPSULE were the first artists announced to appear at the event.


    Yasutaka Nakata is a record producer, composer and DJ known for producing some of Japan’s biggest artists including Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. His work is ubiquitous and has even been used at international ceremonies and on the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Kanazawa Station.


    He has also provided music for many national and international movies including Hollywood films and is renowned as the driving force for Japanese pop music by many top artists.

    OTONOKO 2016年ライブ写真

    The next Nakata-produced “OTONOKO” music festival will be held on December 2nd at Ishikawa Sangyou Tenjikan 4 Goukan.


    Nakata and his main music unit CAPSULE are set to return this year for OTONOKO.

    There will also be an official bus tour heading to Tokyo and Osaka. People residing on the outskirts of Tokyo and Osaka should check out the special bus tour in addition to the tickets. Applications for the bus tour will open on Monday July 31st.

    Nakata hopes to deliver his sound (“OTO”) to the world from his hometown of Kanagawa with OTONOKO, a new kind of festival the likes you have never seen. Anticipation grows as we await the line-up for OTONOKO, spearheaded by Yasutaka Nakata, an internationally-renowned top-tier artist and DJ who is responsible as the driving force leading Japan’s pop scene today.



    Yasutaka Nakata presents “OTONOKO 2017”
    Time/Date: December 2, 2017 – 11:00 OPEN / 13:00 START
    Venue: Ishikawa Sangyou Tenjikan 4 Goukan
    Price: Advance General Standing ¥6,800 (tax-inclusive)
    Tickets will go on sale via all playguides on Sunday July 2nd at 10:00am
    Official Bus Tour: Applications open on Monday July 31st

    “OTONOKO” Official Website: (Japanese)


    Related Article:Yasutaka Nakata’s New Song “White Cube” Featured In Flashy Cup Noodle Promotional Video!

    Related Article:Introducing the latest clips and videos from internationally acclaimed Japanese artists—from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perfume & more!

  • Head on down to the big annual music event “ASOBONENKAI”

    18.December.2016 | MUSIC

    “ASOBONENKAI” is an annual event held at Shinkiba ageHa. This year, it will be held on December 22nd.


    When you think December, you think “ASOBONENKAI” – or so that’s how it’s become – an annual music event which is set to be even bigger this year with a tie-up between ageHa, ASOBISYSTEM, and m-flo. This is history in the making for the event as it sees its biggest line-up yet.

    Expect to see a guest performance by “PKCZ(R)”, a creative unit formed by EXILE HIRO featuring himself, MAKIDAI, VERBAL, and DARUMA. PKCZ(R) have performed together with international star AFROJACK, and have collaborated with artists such as ANARCHY and MIGHTY CROWN, making them a much talked about group all around the world for exploring all different kinds of music genres.

    It has also been announced that the event will see performances from JOMMY, LUCAS VALENTINE, Erie, TeddyLoid, and other related acts. As well as that, the winter “BIKINI NIGHT” have begun their tour which you can see over at the “ISLAND” stage at ageHa. BIKINI NIGHT is produced by MITOMI TOKOTO and is made up of 8 dancers who do some seriously boisterous dancing.

    So, how about it? Are you going to join in with this simply awesome end-of-year party?


    2016.12.22 Thu.


    EVENT TITLE:m-flo × ASOBISYSTEM × PKCZ(R) Presents


  • 【Sunday 27th Edition】What to expect at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 .Worldwide famous Japanese artists!

    23.November.2016 | MUSIC

    The first day of MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 (Saturday November 26th) is focused on the fashion show and events. The second day, Sunday 27th November, is centred around live music performances! And boy do we have a line-up for you – a gathering of some of the most internationally recognised Japanese music acts. Let’s take a look!






    【Kyary Pamyu Pamyu】


    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has had a jam-packed year in 2016, having celebrated her 5th anniversary since she made her debut, as well as releasing her best-of album. It doesn’t stop there as Kyary will be collaborating with a certain overseas artist for an upcoming release. It’s time to get excited to see just what kind of performance Japan’s number one pop princess will give having recently completed her third world tour to overwhelming success!




    CAPSULE is an electronica group consisting of members Nakata Yasutaka and Toshiko Koshijima. Nakata Yasutaka is responsible for everything within the group: the lyrics, production, editing, performance, engineering and more. You are sure to fall victim to their freewheeling and explosively energetic music.



    %e3%81%a6%e3%82%99%e3%82%93%e3%81%af%e3%82%9a%e7%b5%84-inc are a 6-member idol group consisting of Mirin Furukawa, Risa Aizawa, Nemu Yumemi, Eimi Naruse, Moga Mogami, and Fujisaki Ayane. Each member are otaku whose hobbies include anime, manga, gaming and more, and they aim to deliver this kind of Japanese pop culture to the world through their cute songs. are no strangers to MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL having performed there previously. Look forward to seeing them this year too!




    RAM RIDER is a Japanese music producer, remixer and DJ who has worked for a plethora of famous Japanese artists. His remixing style takes the form of mashing up anthems from all kinds of different genres, receiving support from a wide range of listeners. He is most anticipated at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESIVAL!





    DJ DAISHI DANCE will take to the stage at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016! He performed at TAKENOKO in September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto which lots of overseas visitors attended, amazing all who watched his performance. Now he will perform at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL, where he not only plans to show us his usual DJ skills, but also give us a special performance featuring “wagakki” (traditional Japanese instruments). Shamisen player Akira Yoshida will feature in the performance.


    Saturday 26th will also be performing on Sunday 27th. It is looking to be an very special day where you have the opportunity to see internationally famous Japanese artists all in one place!




    ・Outdoor area MATSURI STAGE


    ・Outdoor area PHOTO SPOT






    ・26日(土)・27日(日)・・・MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016


    チケット:全席自由 2,990円(税込)/1日券


    企画・制作・運営:アソビシステム / ホットスタッフ / PIF / フロンティアインターナショナル

    演出:David J. Production Co. Ltd.


  • 【Updated!!】What to expect at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 – there’s SO much to do!

    17.November.2016 | FASHION / FOOD / MUSIC

    It’s almost here. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 begins this weekend on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th. So what can you expect to see this year? What even IS the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL in the first place? Well, let’s take a look!




    Saturday 26th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    Fashion lovers out there are going to absolutely love the first day of the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL – Saturday 26th – which will mostly be focused on collaborations with a number of big name Japanese fashion magazines. We’d like to detail who exactly you can expect to see on the first day – including performances from some very popular Japanese models as well as a string of famous music artists.




    Sunday 27th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    27th TIME TEBLE

    The first day of MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 (Saturday November 26th) is focused on the fashion show and events. The second day, Sunday 27th November, is centred around live music performances! And boy do we have a line-up for you – a gathering of some of the most internationally recognised Japanese music acts. Let’s take a look!




    ・Booth Edition

    The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL is loaded with exciting things to experience. Not can you look forward to the fashion shows and live performances, but the booth area too, where you can get hands on with many things Japanese culture has to offer. The number of booths has increased this year – and so has the fun! Let us introduce you to the indoor booths.




    The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL isn’t just an indoor event, there’s lots going on outside the venue too. Stage performances, food, photo spots and more, there’s plenty for you to enjoy. In this section we will dissect what exactly you can expect from the outdoor area at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016!



    “NIPPON UMAI YOKOCHO” – the food area you can enter for free and eat all the Japanese food you can think of from some of the most famous restaurants around Japan!




    There will be plenty of photo spots in the outdoor area! Tag your photos of the event with #moshifest and post them to your social media ♪




    “Matsuri” is the Japanese word for festival, and as the name suggests there are plenty of matsuri performances you should check out. Let’s take a look at what artists you’ll have the chance to see on the MATSURI STAGE.




    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 is the number one place where you get to experience the real Japan in its entirety. So come on over and enjoy Japanese culture to the fullest at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th!





    Venue:TOKYO TAIIKUKAN (1-17-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo)

    Date:November 26th(Sat.) and 27th(Sun.) , 2016


    ※Foreigners who register beforehand can enter the venue free of charge on condition that they show their passport or residence card to the entry staff on the day of the event

  • Worldwide famous and popular Japanese artists including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and CAPSULE to perform at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL!

    19.October.2016 | MUSIC

    The “MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL” is part of the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Project to spread and deliver Japanese pop culture to the world. The Tokyo-based festival saw 15,000 people attend in 2014, which increased to a staggering 25,000 in 25,000. The festival has also been taken on a world tour around the globe, showcasing Japanese fashion, music, food, anime and much more.

    Festivals will be held across a four day period from Thursday November 24th to Sunday November 11th at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The 24th and 25th will be a BtoB focused event. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th will be the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL which will deliver a diverse range of opportunities, including live performances from spearhead music artists of Japanese pop culture and a fashion show featuring Japanese models that feature in magazines.

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    Japan’s top artists will be performing on the 26th and 27th. The Saturday will feature performances from Silent Siren, an all-girls band from Harajuku who have just finished a world tour to 5 countries and 6 cities, and Mito Natsume, who is known for being produced by Nakata Yasutaka and having debuted with her song “Maegami Kirisugita”, as well as her record-breaking track “Maegami Boom”.




    Sunday will see the Nakata Yasutaka-led band CAPSULE take to the stage. The duo are always able to captivate and make the audience go crazy with their worldwide performances that feature unbelievable sound, visuals and lighting. Performing on Sunday will also be Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japan’s pop princess and worldwide icon of Kawaii culture, who is celebrating 5 years since her debut this year and who just recently finished her 3rd world tour in August.


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    There will be a booth area at the festival where you can experience first-hand Japanese culture through a diverse range of activities. It’s already been announced that there will be a booth where you can try out Virtual Reality (VR), as well as a workshop where you can have a go at Awa Odori, and even more activities have been added to the long list. There will also be a booth where you can see confectionist and amezaiku (creating animal sculptures from candy) maker Takako. You too can have a go at making your own candy sculptures alongside Takako, who won the top award at the Japanese confectionary competition Wagashi Hakurankai. Takako is known for creating gorgeous delicate and soft designs. Why don’t you have a go at making your own kawaii animal too?


    If you are a foreigner attending the festival, please sign up at the link below before the start of the event in order to gain free admittance!

    Keep up to date on news regarding the event at our website and on our social media:

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    Venue:TOKYO TAIIKUKAN (1-17-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo)

    Date:November 26th(Sat.) and 27th(Sun.) , 2016


    ※Foreigners who register beforehand can enter the venue free of charge on condition that they show their passport or residence card to the entry staff on the day of the event

  • Heian Jingu Dedication Live Concert 2016 ~MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON presents TAKENOKO!!!~ performance schedule announced! CAPSULE, Yuya Nara & many others confirmed to take part!

    13.September.2016 | MUSIC

    3 extraordinary musicians — DJ Yasutaka, famous Harajuku icon, artist and full-time fashion monster Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and the living spirit of a worldwide music festival DAISHI DANCE will gather together at “TAKENOKO!!!” There will be an eve before festival and a night after festival called “THE 祭-MATSURI-“. This event will be held at WORLD, KYOTO (97 Shincho Nishikiyamachidori Shijo-agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Imagium Bldg. BF, Kyoto 600-8001, Kyoto Prefecture.)


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    The first lineup of performers includes Yasutaka Nakata, Shinichi Osawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka, ☆Taku Takahashi and many more of Japan’s top DJs. This time, an additional lineup of performers including CAPSULE and Yuya Nara have also been announced! Furthermore, information on the performance schedule detailing who will be performing on each day has also hit the news!


    This event is the perfect opportunity to fill yourself to the brim with electrifying Japanese electronic music in the former capital of Japan! Don’t miss out on this 2-day opportunity to join in on the perfect festival mood! Foreigners receive a special entry discount to the eve before and night after festivals, and there are all kinds of special advanced tickets currently selling on play guide for Japanese fans.


    As this event is predicted to be thriving with people and therefore very busy, purchasing a ticket in advance is strongly recommended!


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