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Goodbye Japanator Radio


Jul 30
Sorry this took so long. Some of you have already noticed, but for those of you who haven't, you are no longer able to download any episodes of Japanator Radio. That is because the show is no longer in production and is no lo... read
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Boy, sure does seem like it's been a long time since we were last together, no? Hey, let's not get all sentimental here. Look, I brought you a present! It's a new Japanator Radio! Toddle! Supercar! 9mm Parabellum Bullet! All your favorites! See? It's like we've never been apart. Enjoy! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 169 FEED ZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump! read feature

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Time again for me, Zac (that's my name!), to take the reigns of the Japanator Radio, um, train? and fly it into the...hmm. Sure has been a while, huh? Anyway, while I try and collect my thoughts and remember how to make words... read feature

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Hello again! Time for another action packed episode of Japantor Radio! Action packed? Is that even possible on an audio podcast? I don't know. But if it is, then this is it! This time we've got all new music from the likes of... read feature

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Jake Adelstein exposes NatGeo's exposure of yakuza


Mar 07
Tokyo Vice author, video game reviewer and journalistic bad-ass Jake Adelstein has recently tore National Geographic Television a new one over what he sees as reckless endangerment of sources. He was part of NGT's new documen... read
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Hello again, music lovers! It's time to kick off the month of March with a new Japanator Radio! This week we take a closer look at Mo'some Tonebender, as well as a ton of both new and old music from all over the spectrum. Oh ... read feature

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Back again with another Listen Back to what the Japanator staff have been listening to this week! Confession time: I haven't been listening to any Japanese music lately! Not sure why, exactly. Nothing's really been wow-ing me... read feature

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Yes! It's time once again to take a listen back to what's been heating up the ears of the Japanator staff this week. This week, hot J-boys who move like robots, hot J-girls who sing like robots and who knows, maybe even some actual robots? I don't know! You'll just have to see what lies after the jump! read feature

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What's this? Can it be? It's been so long...but yes, I think it is! It's a new Japanator Radio! Yes, it's been over a month but we're back! Back with another round of musical selections both new and slightly old, all mooshed ... read feature

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Our man in Japan


Jan 31
 Dale, Dale, oh Dale.  read
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Once again it's time to gather 'round the Internet machine and take a listen to a little of what the Japanator staff has been listening to for the past week.I don't know about you, but I think the girls are trying to kill me this week. You can check it all out below. How about you? What's new in your audio universe? read feature

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Back after a brief hiatus, it's once again time for the attractive and powerful staff here at Japanator World Headquarters to take a moment out of our sexy lifestyles and tell the tales of our past couple/few weeks of audio a... read feature

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Mo'some Tonebender to headline Japan Nite 2011


Jan 17
Well well well, here's some unexpected but very happy news: Mo'some Tonebender is going to headline this year's Japan Nite tour! Excite!In case you've missed it here before, we're always excited to see what the Japan Nite tou... read
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OK, time for one more mega end of the year top whatever list of our personal favorite albums of 2010! You may already be familiar with my own favorites, so this is a chance for the rest of the Japanator crew to  champion... read feature

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Well, here we are, at the end. The end of the year, at least. And it's been a doooozy!This week we've got the second and final installment of the Best Japanese Albums of 2010. Hooray! Did your favorites make the list? If not,... read feature

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Well, here we are. At the end. Well, ok, almost the end. That can one mean one thing: Time for another Best Japanese Albums of the Year show(s)!That's right. For the next two weeks we'll be taking a look back at the best Japa... read feature

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Here's the look back at what the staff at Jtor Central have been listening to this week!We've got prossibly the most diverse collection of music this time around, so make sure to check it all out. What have you been listeneing to lately?Coming up next time: Our collective look back at our favorite albums of the year! Excite!  read feature

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Time again for another rollicking, frolicking episode of your favorite Japanator radio show, Japanator Radio!No guest DJ segment this week (boo) but we do have a slightly extended Polysics Artist Spotlight to make up for it (yay!). Oh, and lots of other stuff, of course.  Enjoy the show! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 158 FEEDZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump!   read feature

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Woof! Computer problems and losing my will to live sort of made this week's Listen Back post a little late. But, good news everyone! Everything worked out just fine and I'm still alive and here we are.So what has the staff be... read feature

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Bam! Another Japanator Radio, all set to bring pleasure to your ears in ways better left unspoken. This week we've got lots of great new music, Some Buck-Tick in the Artist Spotlight (again?) and the one and only Colette Benn... read feature

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Time to Listen Back to what the Japanator staff has had burning up their ears for the past couple weeks! As December descends, thoughts inevitably turn to staying warm and cozy, as well as the obligatory Christmas music delug... read feature

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Video captures Japan slipping through time, monkeys


Dec 02
File this under "everything old is new again" if you want. It's new to me and, I suspect, new to most of you.Buried deep in a recent Boing Boing post featuring a simple but neat high-speed video effect was a mention... read
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Happy December! Well, as happy as this crazy month can be, at least. I've already shoveled the driveway more times than I'd like. But I digress... Time for some music!No special guest DJ this week, so you're stuck with me for the entire hour. You'll live! Enjoy the show, and stay warm! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 156 FEEDZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump!   read feature

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Free Boom Boom Satellites and Xam'd stuff, for now


Nov 24
You like music, right? And you really like free music, right? How about girls? Anime girls? And robot things? And images of said girls and robot things? Yeah, I thought so. For a limited time you can head on over to this... read
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Or, if you're not into that, happy Another New Episode of Japanator Radio Day!This week, lots of incredible new musiuc, including the new Polysics single! Yay! Oh, and the always hot hot hot Brad Rice brings us an extra special Guest DJ set. Yay!Let's eat! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 155 FEEDZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump!   read feature

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Little late this week, but yes, here we are! Once again recounting the past week's auditory bliss. This time around we talk a bit about the ever expanding and ever more popular world of mash-ups,some old (and not so old) favorites well as the usual J-rock stuff.What's been burning your ears off lately?  read feature

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Another week, another Japanator Radio! What makes you so special all the time??This week we've got a ton of new music, but most special of all is guest DJ Mike LeChevallier! You are not ready for what he has in store.So, as always, sit back and crank it up! DOWNLOAD EPISODE 154 FEEDZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump!   read feature

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Japanator Doesn't Recommend: Eden of the East [Blu-ray]


Nov 15
First off, cool down. Don't let the title of this post get your panties in a bunch. You'll see what I mean in a minute. Second, for the purpose of this review please first refer to Lauren's in-depth run-down for all the deta... read
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Welcome again to Listen Back, where we, your humble editors, gather to regale you with tales of what we've been listening to this past week!This time around it seems like everyone is all about the new Perfume single "Nee... read feature

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Raaaawr! Computer problems make angry!..Oh! Hi there. Don't worry, it's all OK. Everything's fine. Here's a new show!This week, Vola and the Oriental Machine in the Artist Spotlight and a special guest DJ set from the Ben Huber. Huzzah! Oh, and maybe a glitch or two. Consider them Easter eggs!Enjoy. DOWNLOAD EPISODE 153 FEEDZUNE @zacbentz@japanator Track-list and links after the jump!   read feature

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Maybe it's just me, but it really feels like we're in a bit of a dry spell as far as awesome new album releases go. Maybe everyone's just waiting for the holiday season to ramp up, or maybe everyone's already blown their wad.... read feature

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At long last! Here we are with a brand new show, all shiny and nice and ready to be taken for a spin around the block. Exciting!You'll notice a few small changes, most notably the new Guest DJ segment, as well as a shorter Ar... read feature







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