Awesome Artists to Watch Out for in Japan Night at NYC!

by Cool Japan Music (Paid Advertisement),

Four of the top Japanese music acts are coming to New York City on May 12, 2019! Get ready to jam with friends as you enjoy great Japanese music as part of Japan 2019 presents Japan Night. It is one event that you shouldn't miss. Experience awesome Japanese music that will be held in two locations in Manhattan: Sony Hall and PlayStation Theater.

Japan 2019 presents Japan Night is organized by The Japan Foundation, Disk Garage, Gorgeous Entertainment and Cool Japan Music, and sponsored by Kinoshita Group.

The Japan Foundation, who organizes Japan 2019, is Japan's only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. Also on the same day, the 13th annual Japan Day @ Central Park is an outdoor event that promotes Japan and Japanese culture and build bridges between Japan and the U.S. This will take place with the Japan Run and the Japan Day Festival. Together, the two events, Japan Night and Japan Day @ Central Park, will make Sunday, May 12th 2019 a day filled with most excitement and energy Japanese culture could offer to New Yorkers.

To get you excited for the upcoming musical event, here are the awesome artists to watch out for:


In 1998, MISIA made her professional singing debut with "Tsutsumi Komuyouni". This song and her ballad "Everything (2002)" established her as a national star. Her exciting singing ability with groove-oriented feel shook up the music scene at the time of her debut, and the word spread throughout the club scene in Japan. She is also the first solo female singer whose concert tour sold out at 5 major Japanese Stadiums.

2018 was the 20th anniversary of her major debut, and she is still very active releasing hit songs and touring all over Japan. Recently at "Fuji Rock", the greatest summer music festival in Japan, she blew the audience's minds with her powerful and mesmerizing performance.

Also, she has been making a social contribution for more than 10 years by supporting children's education. She tries to reach the world's need of love and peace with these activities, not only with her music but also with her way of living.

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HYDE, Japan's most prolific rock artist, is the lead vocalist for two of the most popular Japanese rock bands: L'Arc~en~Ciel and VAMPS. Throughout his career so far, HYDE has recorded more than 300 songs, with 60+ songs breaking the Oricon (Japanese Billboard Chart) top 10.

Still active with L'Arc~en~Ciel, HYDE took a break from VAMPS in early 2018 to reinvent himself yet again as a solo artist, releasing 4 new singles back-to-back: “WHO'S GONNA SAVE US”, “AFTER LIGHT”, “FAKE DIVINE”, and “ZIPANG”. HYDE shows no signs of slowing down with his 12th single “MAD QUALIA” scheduled to be released on March 20, 2019, a World Tour just announced to be starting in Asia in March 2019, and a US tour on the books for May 2019.
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WagakkiBand is the “Sensational Rock Entertainment Ensemble” that fuses Shigin (poetry recitation, one of Japanese classic performing arts), Wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments) and Rock. The music video of “Senbon Zakura” , included in their debut album, has been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube and received a countless number of comments and shares from all over the world. Debuted in 2014, they now sell out arena shows with audiences in the tens of thousands each night, and performs at special stages such as national treasure and cultural heritage sites including Heian Shrine and Izumo Shrine with 10,000 audience members in attendance.

WagakkiBand is also performing for worldwide audiences and surprised 250,000 Japan Expo attendees in Paris, headlining the US Tour to cover 5 major cities, and performing a special live organized by Tencent streamed more than 100 million times in the first 24 hours.

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Puffy AmiYumi

In 1996, PUFFY debuted with the single "Asia no Junshin" produced by Tamio Okuda. After, they continued to release hit songs such as "Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi" "Circuit no Musume" "Nagisa ni Matsuwaru Et Cetera" and many more.
Their very own cartoon "Hi! Hi! Puffy AmiYumi" on the Cartoon Network aired in over 110 countries and since then they have been active all over the world as Japan's Pop icon.

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See you all there! Do check out the event and ticket details below:

HYDE & WagakkiBand at PlayStation Theater 1515 Broadway, NYC
door opens 5pm / show starts 6pm - tickets will go on sale March 22nd at AXS

MISIA w/special guest Puffy AmiYumi at Sony Hall 236 W46th St, NYC
door opens 8pm / show starts 9pm – tickets on sale March 22nd at Ticketmaster

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