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A twice-monthly, Japanese music radio show covering all genres hosted by Nihongaku's Jonathan McNamara. For show notes, blog posts and random musings from one Japanese music-obsessed writer, visit rockoutjapan.com.
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 56: Japan Nite Turns 20||This episode is all about Japan Nite, the annual Japanese music showcase at SXSW and subsequent tour that packs a precious handful of acts from Japan into a growing but small number of U.S. clubs. This year marked Japan Nite’s ... Read More »||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 55: A Hundred Suns||Take it from the totally unbiased opinion of a guy who runs his own Japanese Music podcast: There's a lot of great music on this episode.||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 54: Kaja Kaja Goo||X Japan and Shonen Knife attack the U.S. with Japanese music. We'll hear both in this episode along with The Pillows, Polysics and Chihiro Yamazaki.||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 53: Let’s Go to the Studio!||I'm back at it! Ready for some new Japanese music? I thought so. Check out new stuff from Chouchou Merged Syrups and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to name a few.||8/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 52: Ambivalent Dancer Boris||Boris is all over the featured artist set for this episode. Also, get ready to enjoy new music from Base Ball Bear, Ayumi Hamasaki and Perfume.||7/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 51: Mr. Steak, You’re Grade A||Check out new music from Kishi Bashi, Shonen Knife and The Mirraz.||7/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 50: Back On My Feet||It's episode 50! We're celebrating with a ton of guests.||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Interview: Meet the New Peelander Green||How do beings from the planet Peelander replace a drummer? They put a call out on Facebook. Duh. Peelander Green (AKA Akihiko Naruse) stepped down from his drumming duties with Peelander-Z without so much as a press release, a status ... Read More »||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 49: Tonight, Tonight, Tonight!||In this episode we explore the career of Beat Crusaders’ Toru Hidaka and hear from his new band, The Starbems. Want more Nihongaku Radio? Check out previous episodes right here on Nihongaku. Nihongaku Radio is also broadcast to the world ... Read More||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 48: Space Dream Bathroom||Cibo Matto returns to the limelight. We'll hear from them as well as The Telephones and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra in this episode.||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 47: The Lightning Vortex||This episode is packed with new songs from Supercell, Unison Square Garden and Lost in the Fog.||12/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 46: Overdrive Misterioso||There's a tons of new stuff in this episode from the likes of Maximum Za Hormone, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Scandal.||12/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 45: Everybody Say No to the Marshmallow Head||Polysics. I don't feel like I need to say a lot more about this episode.||12/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 44: You-You-You Are the Wink Sniper||There are a ton of great tracks in this episode including my personal favorite, "Wink Sniper" by Base Ball Bear, and "You-You-You" by Polysics.||10/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 43: Happy Birthday, Mad Tiger||This episode starts with a band called Otoboke Beaver. Yeah! And then things just get better from there.||9/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 42: Revenge of The Rock Episode||Prepare yourself for tracks from Anthem, Boom Boom Satellites, X Japan and a few bands who rocked so hard that they're not even around anymore.||9/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 41: Sweet Violet and the Foxy Machines||New stuff from Peelander-Z? Yes, please! And be sure to stick around for the '90s revivalist band Taffy.||9/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 40: The Last Ice Cream||At long last, here’s episode 40! Prepare your ear holes for new music from The Telephones, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and GaGaGa SP. Enjoy! Nihongaku Radio Episode 40 Intro: “Final Wars!” – The ALFEE (Buy It!) “Gonna Be Alright” – Skall ... Read Mo||8/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 39: Requiem For a Handy Man||New music from Perfume, Flip and Crazy Ken Band in this episode.||7/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNihongaku Radio Episode 38: Capsule Toys||Check out new music from The Starbems and Destrose.||6/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast made me smile all morning! ^_^
Nihongaku Radio Continues to rock my face!
This podcast came just as hope was fading for a All Japanese Music podcast (after the passing of Japanator Radio) but Jonathan MAcnamara not only took the reigns, but rode this burning Oni out of the ashes and onto the celestial plane. I can't recommend it enough. Come for the J-pop but stay for the Giant Robot theme song!
Listen to it!
So glad I stumbled onto this podcast. My long travel trips and random times of the day have been filled with very enjoyable music.