List of Songs Played/流されました曲のリスト

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Hosted by: Dean & Edward

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jason

Join Dean and Edward for Japan Top 10’s Indie artist interview number 8, featuring J-rock band One Eye Closed and Norwegian emo duo two cowards.

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Song List:
One Eye Closed – Low (November 15, 2019)

One Eye Closed – MONSTER (August 22, 2020)

two cowards. – Don’t Stay (2021)

two cowards. – Not That Into It (24th of July)

Have you remembered your kit? Well, don’t worry if you’ve misplaced your gym shorts or can’t find that sweatband we won’t make you run fifty laps. Japan Top 10 Cultures discusses all things sports in Japan!  From Sumo, and Sports Day, to Tennis stars acing the game Learn all about Japanese Sports with Lydia and Tassie!

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Hosted by: Lydia & Tassie

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

1. Breakerz – 恋のバトル (Koi no Battle, Love Fighter) (2009) 

2. Deadlift Lolita – Six Pack Twins (2017)

3. Morning Musume – 君の代わりは居やしない (Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai) (2014)

4. Hyde – Believing in Myself (2020)

5. Burnout Syndromes – FLY HIGH!! (2016)

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Haru & Kirby

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

Happy July everyone! Join Haru and Kirby as they talk through some uplifting and sometimes heartfelt songs from your favorite artists.

Songlist:

10) One Last Kiss – Hikaru Utada [NEW]

9) なないろ (Nanairo) – BUMP OF CHICKEN [=]

8) Shake and Shake – sumika [NEW]

7) Just A Little More – YOASOBI [NEW]

6) Cry Baby – Official Hige Dandism [NEW]

5) Pale Blue – 米津玄師 (Kenshi Yonezu) [-4]

4) 怪盗 (Phantom thief) – back number [+1]

3) Strange – 星野源 Gen Hoshino [=]

2) Kirari – Fujii Kaze [+4]

1) Until you know love – Aimyon [+3]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Cui Cui – なんて雄弁な眉毛 (2020)

Join Ethel and Ai as they introduce you to one of the most creative and recognisable talents in Japan today, Gen Hoshino, and feature some of the biggest songs from throughout his stellar solo career.

Scripted & Audio edited by: Dean

Hosted by: Ethel & Ai

Quality Assured by: Ari

Uploaded by: Jack

Songlist:

12) 夢の外へ (Yume-no Soto-e) (2012)

11) 時よ (Toki-yo) (2015)

10) Week End (2015)

9) Family Song (2017)

8) Sarashimono (feat. PUNPEE) [pronounced ‘pan-pee’] (2019)

7) 不思議 (Fushigi) (2021)

6) Pop Virus (2018)

5) 創造 (Sōzō) (2021)

4) ドラえもん (Doraemon) (2018)

3) Sun (2015)

2) アイデア (Idea) (2018)

1) 恋 (Koi) (2016)

Haru & Caesar comes from KTop10 to deliver the top hits coming out of Japan! This week, the chart list is shaken by an abundance of new songs, including hits from Kenshin Yonezu, Bump of Chicken, and much more!

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Hosted by: Haru & Caesar (from KTop 10)
Audio Edited by: Vincent
Uploaded by: Jack

Songlist:

10) NAMELY / UVERworld [NEW]

9) なないろ (Nanairo) – BUMP OF CHICKEN [NEW]

8) 紫の夜を越えて (Murasaki no yoru o koete) (Beyond the purple night) – スピッツ (Spitz) [NEW]

7) INTO THE DEEP – MAN WITH A MISSION [NEW]

6) Kirari – Fujii Kaze [-2]

5) 怪盗 (Phantom thief) – back number [NEW]

4) Until you know love – Aimyon [-1]

3) Strange – 星野源 Gen Hoshino [+4]

2) ごめんね (Gomen ne) Fingers crossed (I’m Sorry, Fingers Crossed) – 乃木坂46 (Nogizaka46) [NEW]

1) Pale Blue – 米津玄師 (Kenshin Yonezu) [NEW]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: KOJI The Planet Stoned Plus – Black Painted Beastie Bell

J-Rock Extra: CreepHyp – 憂、燦々 (Yu, Sansan) (2020)

2010’s flashback/ K-Pop crossover: GFRIEND – Memoria (2018)

Join Edward and Andy as they take you through the sometimes explosive, sometimes smooth but always cool sounds of the Japanese jazz scene, featuring tunes from Wonk, Blu-Swing, Bohemian Voodoo and many more!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean

Hosted by: Edward & Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Songlist:

12) Neon Sign Stomp – EGO-WRAPPIN’ (2014)

11) Summer Goddess – SOIL & ”PIMP” SESSIONS (2005)

10) Midnight Cruise – WONK (2017)

9) Adria Blue – Bohemian Voodoo (2012)

8) 窓 – CRCK/LCKS (2018)

7) Blue Bird – Schroeder-Headz (2014)

6) PIECE – TENDRE (2021)

5) Pentatonic Love – Last Electro (2020)

4)  SUNSET – Blu-Swing (2013)

3) Dan – STEREO CHAMP feat. Kento NAGATSUKA (2018)

2)    Samurai – Jazztronik (2015)

1)   Every One Minute – モノンクル (2020)

When you plan a visit to Japan, you may read about Akihabara or Shibuya in Tokyo, Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto, or Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi, but these spots are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to traveling in Japan. Each region has its own regional specialties and major attractions. Moreover, Japan has an expansive train system throughout the country, allowing visitors to travel from Hakodate in the north to Kagoshima in the south. Join Ethel and Tassie as your tour guides to discuss must-see destinations in each of Japan’s five main islands so that you will be ready for your next trip.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Ethel & Tassie

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

1. YUKI – トロメライ (Toromerai) (2018)

2. Superfly – 覚醒 (Kakusei) (2019) 

3. 椎名 林檎 (Shiina Ringo) – Nippon (2014)

4. 安室奈美恵 (Amuro Namie) – Dr. (2009)

5. DEAN FUJIOKA – Maybe Tomorrow (2019)

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10! It’s summer and we have some hot new songs lined up for you this episode. Join Kirby and Lydia as they talk about some new releases from your favorite artists as well as some new and upcoming artists like NiziU and Fujii Kaze.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Lydia

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

Songlist:

10) ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka) [-6]

9) flash – [Alexandros] [NEW]

8) Take a picture – NiziU [NEW]

7) Strange – 星野源 Gen Hoshino [NEW]

6) Hashirigaki – Macaroni Enpitsu [NEW]

5) Renegades – ONE OK ROCK [NEW]

4) Kirari – Fujii Kaze [NEW]

3) Until you know love – Aimyon [NEW]

2) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)

1) One Last Kiss – 宇多田ヒカル (Hikaru Utada)

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Seishun Youth Academy – Unending Melody ~Bullying and Soul-Searching Arc~

80’s Flashback: 八神純子 (Junko Yagami) – 摩天楼のハリケーン (Matenrou no Hurricane) (1985)

J-Rap/RnB Extra: Awich – Arigato (Prod. Chaki Zulu) (2020)

Our first listener appreciation episode for June 2021 is out!

Don’t worry you haven’t failed to study for a geography quiz on central European countries with hilly landscapes, famous for having over 2000 castles, this episode of AoTM is all about J-pop-rock band Czecho No Republic. So ditch that Moravia guidebook and settle in as we delve into the back catalogue of Czecho No Republic!

Scripted by: Hayley M
Quality Assured by: Ariana
Hosted by: Ethel & Ai
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

12) Good Bye (2010)

11) Short vacation (2011)

10) Time Travelling [feat Sky-Hi] (2017)

9) Ivory (2012)

8) Don’t cry Forest boy (2013)

7) Firework (2015)

6) Music (2013)

5) Festival (2013)

4) Forever Dreaming (2016)

3) ダイナソー (Dynaso) (2012)

2) Baby Baby Baby Baby (2018)

1) Oh Yeah!!!!!!! (2014)

Are you ready?! Tassie & Lydia are going to take you on a journey through Japan’s Idol life in the 2000s, with top idol bands like SMAP & AKB48. Experience the beginning of one of J-Pop’s biggest industries, as we explore the idols that started it all. It’s time to get it going!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Stuart
Hosted by: Tassie & Lydia
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya
Uploaded by: Tadamichi Hosokawa

Songlist:

4) “Love So Sweet”  – Arashi

3) Renai Revolution 21” (恋愛レボリューション21) – Morning Musume

2) “River”  – ABB48

1) “Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana” (世界に一つだけの花, “A Flower Unlike Any Other in the World”) – SMAP

Whether you’re dreaming of visiting one day, have lived in the land of the rising sun for decades, or were born and raised in Japan, you are bound to have come across plenty of advice, rumours and lessons surrounding Japanese etiquette, as well as plenty of kawaii mascots ready to help teach you the right and wrong way to do things. But what are the do’s and don’ts of being on your best behaviour in Japan? Sit up straight, get those elbows off the table and join our teachers Andy and Haru as Japan Top 10 enrolls in a little Japanese Etiquette class

Scripted by: Hayley M
Quality Assured by: Ariana
Hosted by: Andy & Haru
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  1. Ikimonogakari – Arigatou (2010)
  2. BandMaid – Manners (2021)
  3. SHISHAMO – さよならの季節 (Sayonara no Kisetsu) (2015)
  4. She Is Summer – 出会ってから付き合うまでのあの感じ (Deatte kara tsukiau made no ano kanji) (2017)
  5. The age of civil wars – 戦国演歌 (2019)

Join Edward on Dean for Japan Top 10’s artist interview number 7, featuring in-depth conversations with multi-talented musicians Maydenfield, and TokomaleO of Grizzly on the Planet

Scripted by: Nola

Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Dean & Edward

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

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Song List:

Miles Away From Language feat. lisakay (March 2021)

Never Coming Down feat. KINO (January 2021)

Stay (2018)

Sunny Mart (サニーマート) (2018)

Happy May everybody! New month new music. On this episode of Japan Top 10, join Kirby and Haru as they discuss music from your favourite artists as well as new music from artists like Spitz and RYOKUOUSHOKUSHAKAI. You are in for a real treat as we kick off the new month.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Haru

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 Songlist:

10) アオ (Ao) – 10-FEET [-4]

9) 春泥棒 (Haru Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) 

8) 旅路 (Tabiji) (journey) – 藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze)

7) たとえたとえ (Tatoe Tatoe) (Even If) – 緑黄色社会 (RYOKUOUSHOKUSHAKAI) [NEW]

6) 創造 (Create) – 星野源 Gen Hoshino [+1]

5) 紫の夜を越えて (Murasaki no yoru o koete) (Beyond the Purple Night) – スピッツ (Spitz) [NEW]

4) 桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [+1]

3) ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka) [+1]

2) One Last Kiss – 宇多田ヒカル (Hikaru Utada) [-1]

1) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)[+1]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Kill The Gossip – Blackhole

70’s Flashback: 桑名晴子 (Haruko Kuwana) – Show me your Smile (1979)

J-Rap/Anime extra: chelmico – Easy Breezy (2020)

From early days with world-famous Yellow Magic Orchestra, to his breathtaking scores for films like Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence and The Last Emperor, it is hard to believe how vibrant and vast the musical output of Ryuichi Sakamoto has been throughout his life. Strap in for a journey into both the familiar and the strange experimental music made by the one and only professor!

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Hosted by: Ethel & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

4) Asadoya Yunta – Ryuichi Sakamoto (1989)

3) Nanga Def – Not YMO (1993)

2) Opus – Ryuichi Sakamoto (1998-2019)

1) Life, Life – Ryuichi Sakamoto (2017)

Has Official髭男dism been dethroned this week, or has this popular band kept the number one spot? Join Sunny from our sister show, KTop 10, as we go through the top 10 songs, with popular songs from Gen Hoshino, Hikaru Utada, and more!

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Hosted by: Sunny (from KTop 10)
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

Songlist:
10) たとえたとえ (Tatoe Tatoe) (Even If) – 緑黄色社会 (RYOKUOUSHOKUSHAKAI) [NEW]
9) ただいま (Tadaima) (I’m home) – 手嶌葵 (Aoi Teshima) [NEW]
8) Baby, it’s you – Yuki [NEW]
7) 創造 (Create) – 星野源 Gen Hoshino
6) アオ (Ao) – 10-FEET [NEW]
5) 桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [-2]
4) ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka) [+1]
3) 地球儀 (Globe) with Vaundy – Aimer [NEW]
2) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)[-1]
1) One Last Kiss – 宇多田ヒカル (Hikaru Utada) [+8]

Extra songs:
J-Rock Extra: Anna Tsuchiya – Rose (2006)
60’s Flashback: Margaret & Bunnys – 逢えば好き好き (Aeba Suki Suki) (1968)
K-Pop crossover: TWICE – Cheer Up (Japanese Version) (2017)

As the world moves past the anniversary of phrases such as social distancing, self-quarantine, and contact tracing becoming a new normal, and infamous expressions such as “this is a pen!” begin to fade into distant memory Japan Top 10’s Ethel and Andy revisit Covid-19 in 2021 to see how Japan and the world is continuing to deal with the pandemic and move towards a more hopeful future 

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Andy & Ethel

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Songlist:

1. Wanima – Haru wo matte

2. Akihide – Loop World

3. COLDFEET (feat. Mika Nakashima) – (Just) Don’t Stop The Music

4. Senri Oe – Togetherness

5. cluppo – PEACE&LOVE

Join Haru and Tassie as they explore and play the very best performances by Japanese artists on MTV Unplugged  from 1996 through to 2021, featuring music from Utada Hikaru, Ken Hirai, CHARA and Motohiro Hata.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean
Hosted by: Haru & Tassie
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

4) SAKURA, I love you? – 西野カナ (Kana Nishino) (2013)

3) みんな空の下 (Minna Sora-no Shita) – 絢香 (Ayaka) (2009)

2) ひまわりの約束 (Himawari-no Yakusoku) – 基博 (Motohiro Hata) (2019)

1) First Love – 宇多田ヒカル (Utada Hikaru) (2001)

Spring is here! As you enjoy the warmer weather listen to some of your favorite artists like Hikaru Utada and Vicki Blanca. OR you may discover some newer artists like Fujii Kaze. This episode of Japan Top 10 is sure to make you smile as you stand outside and soak in the sun.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

Songlist:

10)虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda)

9) One Last Kiss – 宇多田ヒカル (Hikaru Utada)

8) 空と青 (Sora to Ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Ieiri) [-3]

7)旅路 (Tabiji) (journey) –  藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze)

6)磁石 (Jishaku) (Magnet) – aiko

5)ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka)

4)春泥棒 (Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [-3]

3) 桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [+1]

2)創造 (Sōzō) (Create) – 星野源 (Gen Hoshino)[+6]

1)Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)[+2]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Maydenfield – Love with a D

BoyBand Extra: SEXY ZONE – Honey Honey (2019) 

2010’s Extra: ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – Easter (2015) 

The name of the band might have made it harder to search for some international listeners – but fans would have recognized them immediately from Dragon Ball ending theme songs, powerful performances on stage as well as their iconic bassist Tanashin, who is often seen running around with only his underwear on in music videos and concerts. In this episode hosted by Ethel and Edward, let’s take a look at how Good Morning America has evolved over the years!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey
Hosted by: Ethel & Edward
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

With the hashtag #StopAsianHate being used globally to show support and solidarity with the Asian community, Japan Top 10 discusses the impact and repercussions of Anti-Asian hate and asks what needs to be done to fight for change.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley
Hosted by: Andy & Tassie
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  1. ColdRain – The Side Effects
  2. LiSA – Propaganda
  3. ONE OK ROCK – Stand Out Fit In
  4. Aimer – Brave Shine
  5. Radwimps – Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?

Join Dean and Edward as they bring you the latest in our series of Japan Top 10 Artist Interviews, featuring Yoake no ban, and Re:O.
Scripted & QAed by: Hayley M
Hosted by: Dean & Edward
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

Songlist:
Yoake no ban
1: おやすみなさい (2019)
2: 女生徒 (2019)

Re:O
3: Nageki No Silhouette
4: We went Dark

Spring is coming! Prepare for an upbeat episode with host Lydia & Tassie as they go through some favorite names such as Vickeblanka and Aimyon as this episode has a mix between some old and some newly released songs as many of these songs have a Spring theme.

Songlist:
10)虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda)
9) 磁石 (Jishaku) (Magnet) – aiko
8) 創造 (Sōzō) (Create) – 星野源 (Gen Hoshino)
7)炎 (Homura) (Flame) – LiSA [+1] 6)ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka)
5)空と青 (Sora to Ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Ieiri) [NEW] 4)桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [NEW] 3) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)
2)泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata)
1) 春泥棒 (Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [NEW] Extra songs:
Indie Spotlight: Matthew Howard – Midstream Ruins (2020)

Scripted by: Hayley G
Hosted by: Lydia & Tassie
Quality Assured by: Hayley M
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 

Join Andy and Haru as they recall the Great East Japan Earthquake on its 10th anniversary, featuring songs of hope from GreeeeN, RADWIMPS and MISIA.

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Dean

Hosted by: Andy & Haru

Audio edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

From its members to the name of the band, there’s always a story when it comes to massively popular band Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女). Since its debut in 2012, the band, led by front-man Enon Kawatani, has constantly been in the limelight in Japan’s next generation rock scene. In this Artist of the Month episode hosted by Ethel and Andy, let’s give a listen to the band’s iconic mixed genre sound behind its best work!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey 

Hosted by: Ethel & Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

12) Dress o Nuge (ドレスを脱げ) (2013)

11) Ryokiteki na Kiss wo Watashi ni Shite (猟奇的なキスを私にして) (2014)

10) Killer Ball (キラーボール) (2013)

9) Digital Mogura (デジタルモグラ) (2014)

8) Romance ga Ariamaru (ロマンスがありあまる) (2015)

7) Image Senryaku (2018)

6) DARUMASAN (2017)

5) Jinsei no Hari (人生の針) (2020)

4) Anata ni wa Makenai (あなたには負けない) (2017)

3) Mou Setsunai to wa Iwasenai (もう切ないとは言わせない) (2018)

2) Tatakatte Shimau yo (戦ってしまうよ) (2018)

1) Watashi Igai Watashi Janai no (私以外私じゃないの) (2015)

With this week’s top 10 songs, we shake things up with a big change in the lineup. Bands like Yorushika, Nulbarich, and more take the charts by storm, making 2021 already a great year for music. Join Andy as we go through the top 10 songs this week.

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Stuart

Hosted by: Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

Songlist:

10) 君と僕のうた (Kimitoboku no uta) (You and my song) – THE CHARM PARK [NEW]

9) Young Japanese – OKAMOTO’S [NEW]

8) 炎(Homura) (Flame) – LiSA [-7]

7) 楽園 (Paradise) – フジファブリック (Fuji Fabric) [NEW]

6) ハルカ(Haruka) – YOASOBI [+2]

5) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism) [-2]

4)空と青(Sora to ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Leiri) [NEW]

3) TOKYO – Nulbarich [NEW]

2) 泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata) [+5]

1) 春泥棒(Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [NEW]

Extra songs:

J-pop flashback: 昴 (Subaru) 1980 – Teresa Teng

Anime extra: nano.RIPE – アザレア (Azalea) (2018)

Offbeat extra: ダイスキ (Daisuki) (2016) – Daoko

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean

Hosted by: Edward & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Prepare for a sweet treat (and maybe a sugar rush!) as Edward and Ai explore the history and unique customs that have evolved around Valentine’s Day in Japan, featuring music from Superfly, Yumi Matsutoya and Perfume.  

Songlist:

12) チョコレート(Chocolate) – Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) (2014)

11) 愛をこめて花束を (Ai-wo Komete Hanataba-wo) – Superfly [2008]

10) Give Me Chocolate! – Dish// [2013]

9) 告白 (Kokuhaku) – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS [2008]

8) Valentine’s Radio – Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷由実 ) [1989]

7) Love Love Love – Dreams Come True [1995]

6) Hot chocolate – RIP SLYME [2006]

5) Darling – Kana Nishino (西野カナ) [2014]

4) Be My Valentine –  Tommy February6 [2013]

3) I Love You – Yutaka Ozaki (尾崎豊) [1991]

2) Endless Valentine – EPO [1990]

1) Chocolate Disco – Perfume [2007]

When it comes to all things under the sheets Japan seems to be a bit of a paradox. Though seen as sexless to some, from shunga scrolls to rental videos, the country is also the homeland of all things Hentai. So if you’re feeling brave let’s step behind that 18+ curtain and join Edward & Haru as we reveal the story of JAV, from its origins, to battles with the law, and a move into the 21st century.

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Hayley M
Hosted by: Edward & Haru
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  1. Vamps – Devil Side (2010)
  2. Acid Black Cherry – Black Cherry (2007)
  3. Ebisu Muscats – Ebisu Animal Anthem (2019)
  4. KOTOKO – I pray to stop my cry (2003)
  5. MONDO GROSSO featuring AiNA THE END (BiSH) 偽りのシンパシー (Itsuwari no shinpashī, False Sympathy) (2018)

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10 hosted by Kirby and Tassie. In this episode, we have a mixture of some new songs from 2021 and some returning artists. In this episode we will be introducing you to GLIIICO, who made their debut back in March 2020. We also have some hits from your favourite bands like Kenshi Yonezu and LiSA in this Top 10 countdown.

Scripted by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Tassie

Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 Songlist:

10) スーパーガール (Supergirl) – あいみょん (Aimyon) [New]

9) 青春病 (Seishun Sick) – 藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze) [=]

8) ハルカ (Haruka) – YOASOBI [New]

7) 泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata) [New]

6) Brand new planet – Mr. Children [New]

5) 本音 (Honne) (Real intention) – sumika [New]

4) 虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda) [+1]

3)  Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism) [New]

2) 感電 (Kanden) (Electric Shock) – 米津玄師 (Kenshi YONEZU)  [New]

1) 炎 (Homura) (Flame) –  LiSA [+1]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: GLIIICO – around

1980’s flashback: Saruri Kokusho – Valentine Kiss (1986)

Masayoshi Oishi – 君じゃなきゃダメみたい (Kimi Ja Nakya Dame Mitai)

You might be familiar with the name Enon Kawatani, and you might know he’s a busy (and sometimes, controversial) guy. Kawatani divides his time among FOUR bands – indigo la End, Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女), Genie High and Ichikoro, working as vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the first two. Formed in 2009, indigo la End is Kawatani’s first band and still to this day holds a special place in their fans’ hearts. In this Artist of the Month Episode, Ethel and Ai will be introducing you to indigo la End’s catchy, poppy melodies juxtaposed with tear-jerking lyrics and Kawatani’s delicate vocals.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey 

Hosted by: Ethel & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

12) Midori no Shoujo (緑の少女) (2012)

11) Yoasari (夜漁り) (2020)

10) Koiki na Bye Bye (小粋なバイバイ) (2019)

9) Misekake no Love Song (見せかけのラブソング) (2017)

8) Sayonara Bell (2014)

7) Kokoro no Mi (心の実) (2019)

6) Shizuku ni Koishite (雫に恋して) (2015)

5) Hokorobi Gokko (ほころびごっこ) (2018)

4) Kane Naku Inochi (鐘泣く命) (2017) 

3) Hanikande Shimatta Natsu (はにかんでしまった夏) (2019)

2) Tulip (2020)

1) Natsuyo No Magic (夏夜のマジック) (2015)

Travel back to Japan’s rich past with a look at the popularity that was (and still is) Enka! Join Andy & Haru as they go through the history of Enka, the top songs in Japan, and modern Enka today. From Ishikawa Sayuri to Jero, get ready to get sentimental with JTop10’s new Enka special podcast!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Stuart

Hosted by: Andy & Haru

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

8) Tokyo Desert – Yamada Hiroshi

7) “Hakodate no Hito”(Woman of Hakodate) – Saburo Kitajima

6) Shura No Hana (Flower of Carnage) – Meiko Kaji

5) Sake Yo (Sake) – Yoshi Ikuzo

4)”Umiyuki” (Drifting Snow) – Jero

3) Kita no yado kara (From a Northern Inn) – Miyako Harumi

2) Onna no michi (Path of a Woman) – Miya Shiro and the Pinkara Trio

1) Amagi Goe (Amagi Pass) – Ishikawa Sayuri

Skincare is deeply rooted in all cultures, but each country has a unique approach. And perhaps no country is as refined and dedicated as Japan in its philosophy to skincare, which actually dates back more than a thousand years. To understand J-beauty, we have to understand its heritage and history. In this Cultures Episode, follow Ai and Haru for a pamper session and a deep dive into the wonderful world of J-beauty!

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Kelsey

Hosted by: Ai & Haru

Audio edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Songlist:

1. Eriko Tamura – Locomotion Dream (1989)

2. Noriyuki Makihara – Kioku (2018)

3. Toshinobu Kubota – You Go Lady (2018)

4. Superfly – Happy Day (2018)

5. Ryoma Inoue – Negai (2020)

Join Haru and Dean as they bring you the latest in our series of Japan Top 10 Artist Interviews, featuring two amazing punk-pop rock bands Puffy Shoes & N-16.

Scripted & QAed by: Hayley M
Hosted by: Dean & Haru
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

SONG LIST:

Puffy Shoes
1: I’m Sorry Not Sorry
2: I Might Be In Love

N-16
3: Kawaii Ano Ko
4: Bed In

What better way to start off a brand new year than by joining, new to Japan Top 10, Hayley G and Dean for January’s J-Top10 countdown! Whether you’re feeling the need for a silent moment or it’s time to get loud we have all the biggest J-rock and J-pop hits waiting for you from the likes of LiSA, SEKAI NO OWARI, and milet, as well as this months brand new indie spotlight Keef Anthony!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Hayley G & Dean
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 Songlist:

10) Chemical Heart feat. Masato from coldrain – Five New Old [New]

9) 青春病 (Seishun Sick) – 藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze) [Re-entry]

8) Get Loud – 向井太一 (Mukai Taichi) [New]

7) 僕のSOS (boku no SOS) – Mahina [New]

6) silent – SEKAI NO OWARI [=]

5) 虹 (Niji) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda) [-3]

4) Who I Am – milet [New]

3)  あいまいでいいよ (Aimai de iiyo) – 羊文学 (Hitsujibungaku) [New]

2) 炎 (Homura) (Flame) –  LiSA [-1]

1) 感電 (Kanden)- 米津玄師 (Kenshi Yonezu) [Re-entry]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Let Me – Keef Anthony

Today’s episode hosted by Ethel and Anna is all about the multi-talented Masaharu Fukuyama. The Nagasaki-born superstar isn’t only one of the most recognizable faces on Japanese television, but also one of the most popular singer-songwriter since the debut of his first single in 1990. Just this month, he released a new album, AKIRA, delighting die-hard fans all over the world. Be prepared to be serenaded by these ever-green ballads from Fukuyama – who was once voted Japan’s most eligible bachelor!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey

Hosted by: Ethel & Anna

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist

4) Kazoku Ni Narou Yo (家族になろうよ) (2011)

3) Sakura Zaka (桜坂) (2000)

2) Saiai (最愛) (2009)

1) Shinon (心音) (2020)