Akina Nakamori's three decade career has unleashed a slew of hit singles and sometimes even better album tracks. What this means for potential new friends is a lot of confusion. In this hub I put forward my top 10 Akina...
This continuation of the popular series explore more Japanese female solo artists - from pop, to hard rock, to RnB, to even some gospel and soul, these women have everything covered as the best of the best of the 1990s...
Namie Amuro's twenty-year career has spawned nearly a hundred songs. Looking to get into Namie Amuro but don't know where to start between the 90's TK dance or the modern-day hip-pop? Stop on by and try some great...
Namie Amuro is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the history of Japanese pop music. From her early days as a teen Eurobeat idol, to her rise as the dominant power in J-pop, to her fall from grace as...
With over 10 incarnations to his name now, Link hasn't changed much. However, there are key differences between each manifestation of the green-garbed hero, and this hub deconstructs the top five.
Items and weapons have been the foundation of Legend of Zelda games since its early days in the 80s. Come celebrate and discuss the greatest pointy and storage items in video game history.
Akina Nakamori is one of the most famous and recognizable women from the Golden Era of J-pop in the 1980s. Her mature, sophisticated image has often lead to her being called a "vamp". Inside is her amazing and sometimes...
Part 1 of this series explored the top 10 undeniable talents and innovators of modern J-pop. Part 2 expands upon that theory with more great women of J-pop.
The 90s and 00s in J-pop were some of the fastest changing and most monumental times in Japan's history. Here are the nine Japanese (and one Korean) women who answered the call to legendary genius.
With over 100 songs, it can be daunting to try out Kumi Koda's discography. This list compiles her ten best songs to get you started.
Kumi Koda is a Japanese pop singer famous for her cool "ero-kakkoii" image. Her versatility in dance music, RnB, ballads, and "cute" songs has made her a formidable diva in the Japanese pop music industry. Come in and...
Japan is a cash-based society and thus anyone looking to travel or live in the country should familiarize themselves with the Japanese currency, the Yen. This hub offers pictures, descriptions, and tips in regards to...
Japanese popular music (or, J-pop) has been evolving since its humble beginnings as covers of Western jazz songs. Come take a look at the history of the second largest music industry in the world.
Ayumi Hamasaki promoting her 13th album, "Party Queen". "Party Queen" is Ayumi Hamasaki's 13th full-length album released on March 21st, 2012. It is her first full-length album to be released without any preceding...
Japanese post offices offer a wide array of services, including international mail and savings accounts. However, many do not have English services. This hub will help you familiarize yourself with your local post...
Ayumi Hamasaki is often called the "Queen of J-pop" due to being the most successful female solo artist in J-pop history. Her heartfelt lyrics, ingenious compositions, and love for music has lead to her legendary...
Part 2 of a series that delves into the best, most memorable, and most game-changing idols of J-pop's Golden Era.
A comprehensive sight-seeing and photo guide of the 29 stations on the Tokyo JR Yamanote train line.
Tetsuya Komuro (or, TK) is considered J-pop's greatest producer. Here's a look at his greatest endeavors.
A list of the best and most representative albums of the Japanese music market since 1985.
Hylia with the tribes of Skyward Sword. Nintendo With each subsequent release, the amount of species and races that appear in the Legend of Zelda franchise only grows. Some have been classics since their first...
Znuese at DeviantArt Easter Eggs (defined here as cameos, irrelevant tricks, or just silly off-shots) have been a common staple in video gaming since "Created by Warren Robinett" flashed across Atari screens in the...
Link playing the Ocarina of Time and Sheik playing the Goddess's Harp One of the most astounding and iconic features of the Legend of Zelda franchise is the music. Overworld themes, town themes, dungeon themes, warp...
One fan's compilation of the best and most influential women in Japanese pop music c. 1970-90.
Ayumi Hamasaki (Ayu) is a Japanese pop legend who has made a profound impact on my life. Her lyrics are somber, uplifting, and insightful; her music is often innovative and/or wonderfully famliiar; her arrangements...