Wu-Tang Clan in Edmonton

The GREATEST HiP Hop Supergroup of all time finally made it to Edmonton for a night full of classics and a taste of things to come!

In support of their 20th Anniversary and upcoming reunion album A Better Tomorrow - The Wu hit the Edmonton Expo Centre Saturday night with classic tracks from their Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) debut album – “Bring da Ruckus” “Da Mystery of Chess Boxin’” “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck Wit” brought the house into a frenzy of WU TANG chants. Topping it off was an assortment from recent albums like The W‘s Gravel Pit and the ultimate classic “Triumph” off Wu-Tang Forever that had everyone chanting along.

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Be Like Jabronisaur Day V (July 16, 2014)

~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

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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.
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2014 J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL featuring TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE, May’n, fashion, culture!

(via Official Press Release by Erik Jansen @ MediaLab)



 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.

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JPHiP Interview: Ohmura Takayoshi @ Guitar Universe 2014 European Tour

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.
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Morning Musume。’14 Live Concert in New York October 5 at Best Buy Theatre

NEW YORK, JUNE 2014 ― The Japanese all-girl idol group Morning Musume。’14 will perform a live concert for the 1st time in New York on October 5th at the well-known Best Buy Theater, located in the center of Broadway.


Schedule: October 5th, 2014 OPEN 3PM / START 4PM
Place: Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway at W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036) www.bestbuytheater.com/
Tickets price: All Standing, pre-sale 42$
VIP TICKET: 100$ (limited to 200 tickets), including Early Entry, 1 Autographed VIP Pass Laminate and 1 CD + a handshake session ticket
On sale: Friday 20th June 2014 from 12:00PM (EDT)
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ChrNo, 我們想念你 we miss you…3 years

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

Results of The Hello! Project International Fan Survey

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.

HAPPY 9th Birthday JPHiP!

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.

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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.


The Hello! Project International Fan Survey

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

The Hello! Project International Fan 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!

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