Episode 67.- The Death of the Harajuku Style

As every two weeks, the Living Japan crew is back! Bringing you the latest news on what is happening in Japan. In this week’s episode we talk about MariCar, a company that is being sued by Nintendo for using its characters and the concept of Mario Kart to make business in Tokyo. Later on, Motoi, Brent and Edgar address an issue that has been recently trending on social media: The Death of the Harajuku Style. FRUiTS, the magazine that brought the Harajuku fashion style to the spotlight is closing, which has created a debate around the disappearance of street culture in Japan. Is the Harajuku style really death? Which places can young people use to express themselves in a huge city? Where you live young people face similar problems?

Join the debate! Let us know in your comments!




Episode 49.- Visual Kei

This week music journalist and friend of the show Didi comes to talk with Motoi, Brent and Edgar about Visual Kei. Is this a music genre? A fashion style? Is it easy to go to a Visual Kei concert in Japan? Learn the answer to these and many more questions about VK.

If you are interested in learning more about Visual Kei, these are Didi’s recommendations:

Famous VK Bands
Gazette the-gazette.com  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xxmkj7JRcs
Mejibray http://www.mejibray.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnTVeJCEhlA

Non-Famous VK Bands:
MEABEL http://www.meabel.info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBAW3qPehWE
NIA http://www.nia.website https://www.you tube.com/watch?v=VuNbCTXR8dw
Malisend http://www.malisend.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmi4zVmdMbw
Morrigan www.morrigan-web.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlO2OulB1yQ
Savage www.savage-web.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGhk4rS52i0
D.I.D. www.did-official.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQHqTprvDy4&feature=youtu.be

If you want to know more about the Japanese music scene, you can follow Didi at:

http://clippings.me/dfabiani (Writing portfolio)
Personal twitter @ladycaos
Writer’s twitter @dilettaeffe

Some Visual Kei websites mentioned during today’s show:
Nippon Project (The Didi write’s for)
Shattered Tranquility
VKH Press