~Good Deeds, Spreading Love, Be Positive~
It is hard to imagine five years has gone by since Tim “Jabronisaur” Marks aka Jabby has left this planet to look over us every day. Let us reflect upon this day and do that good deed. Whether it is donating to the local charity, thanking your bus driver, or showing a new member at JPHiP the way. Jab lives on forever in our hearts. This what we call Be Like Jabronisaur Day spreading love and POSITIVITY~ the JPHiP Way – the way Jab showed us in real life and online at JPHiP.com
The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival, San Francisco’s premiere celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, is proud to present famed pop music superstar Tomomi Itano for her first-ever U.S. performance.
Tomomi Itano, a founding member of the massively popular Japanese pop idol group AKB48, will perform at a special FREE J-POP Live at Union Square concert on the evening of Saturday, July 19th at 7:50pm in the city’s downtown Union Square stage, and is also set to perform on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japantown on Sunday, July 20th at 11:00am.
(via Official Press Release by Erik Jansen @ MediaLab)
2014 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE SMASH HIT JAPANESE POP VOCAL AND DANCE GROUP TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE
Top Selling Teenage Pop Idol Act Marks Its U.S. Debut With Live Concert At Annual Bay Area Japanese Pop Culture Extravaganza In July 19-20, 2014.
Japan Film Festival Of S.F. Also Hosts Two Feature Film Premieres Starring Tokyo Girls’ Style Members At NEW PEOPLE Cinema
San Francisco, CA, June 16, 2014 – The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT, San Francisco’s premiere celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, will welcome the smash hit teen pop idol group – Tokyo Girls’ Style – as official Guests of Honor for a series of live performances and special personal appearances during this year’s festivities. The event marks the Tokyo Girls’ Style’s first-ever U.S. concert.
With the upcoming release of Marty Friedman’s “Inferno” album and the recent release of Gus G’s “I Am The Fire” album these two guitar heroes set off for a co-headline event called the Guitar Universe European Tour 2014.
Joining them as support guitarist is the Japanese talent Ohmura Takayoshi. He is active in a lot of bands and projects, including BABYMETAL, DCPRG, C4, Liv Moon, Nomizu Iori and many more.
JPH!P took the opportunity to interview him at De Pul in Uden in the Netherlands on May 18, 2014. We gathered a wide variety of questions from the community aiming to learn more about him and to put him on the map in the west.
This day on April 26, we mark the third year since we lost our Dear Friend ChrNo. Berryz Miyabi Fangirl Supreme, Pun Enthusiast, Artist of our emoticons, Fanfic regular, Singer, Overall Legendary HiPster. She will never be forgotten.
So get your shirts and REPRAZENT. (available at JPHiP SHOP – all proceeds go to Mental Health Charities ($3.10 per shirt) will go to Mental Health Awareness charities based in France and worldwide: http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/) Spread Mental Health Awareness and DISCUSS. Let’s help each other: Discuss in the forum!
Share your thoughts on ChrNo in the forum and of COURSE: SING ALONG TO THE SONG!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tESF_opXGY
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Hello! Project International Survey, the response was amazing with over 3000 votes worldwide. Morning Musume ’14 took the honours with over 58% of the votes, while the most Hello! Project fans representing was from the United States.
Detailed results with map and charts are here: http://jphip.com/survey/results.php Thank you JPH!P Senior Correspondent Site Guru, Slack for setting it all up. This has been an amazing learning experience that will benefit H!P Fans worldwide.
Nine YEARS. It’s unbelievable how we grown and stayed together for this long, let’s go make more memories! February 22nd weekend, when we give THANKS TO YOU, DA HiPSTAZ for making JPH!P THE BEST PLACE IN ALL DA LAND.
This year, we mourned ultimate HiPster Fushigidane yet continue to soldier on for our fallen brethren marimari, Jabronisaur, and ChrNo. They would want it that way to build JPHiP into what we are today. From reporting from live events to expanding our fandoms to whatever we want. This what makes us stand out from all the rest, the HiPsterhood we make shit look so good. Our PARTIES LEGENDARY!! Expect more new and exciting developments on the main site, forum, and MORE!! WORLD TOURS MEET UPS HOOK UPS you name it, we’re doing it.
POSITIVE PINK LOVE and SIGN the Banner!
We have been commissioned to come up with statistics on which group Hello! Project Fans like (if you could only choose ONE) and where they are located. We’ll give this information back to Hello! Project Management so they can have an idea of where to go next! Just click on the SURVEY http://www.jphip.com/survey
WE want to hear from YOU.
Coming off the heels of events in 2013 where we saw LoVendoR and You Kikkawa come to America, this is an exciting time for overseas fans like YOU so make your voice heard!
Comments or Feedback? Hit up The Forum!
On the 26th March 2014, Watanabe Mayu turns 20!
1. To mark and celebrate her birthday, we are going to create a scrapbook from the foreign fans which will be given to Mayu along with the gifts from the Japanese birthday committee at Mayu’s Team A birthday show (the date of which is still yet to be determined but could be weeks after her actual birthday).
For the scrapbook we want to collect messages, fanart, drawings, photos etc – whatever you want to send to Mayuyu, get creative!
For all messages, we plan to translate them into Japanese so Mayu can read them. We shall be incorporating the text in your original language as well as translated into Japanese. If you also want to include a hand-written message, then you can take a photo or scan that and send it in.
Send all entries to email@example.com
(one month before Mayu’s birthday)