Photo by Steve Jansen.
Sat: 04-05-08 02:19 pm

A few new things have been added to the Polaroids, Videos, and Collection pages. Definitely check out the videos for "Cantonese Boy" on Top of the Pops, and "Visions of China" on The Oxford Road Show, both of which have popped up on Youtube in the last couple weeks. Also, thanks to Simon C. and S4pB, who sent in a few of the new images in the Polaroids section.

Lastly, the other Japan site,, has recently gotten a facelift and is looking quite dapper (in addition to becoming a billion times more navigable). Nightporter has been online for more than 10 years now, so show them some looooovvvvve!

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Photo by Fin Costello.
Sons of Sons of Pioneers
Thur: 01-17-08 12:00 am

Save for a handful of sites, there are few online resources about the British band Japan, active 1974-1983. Perhaps one of the more overlooked bands of their time, Japan managed to rise from the ashes of two rather unsuccessful albums released in the late 70s and go on to craft a sound that exerted a notable influence on the music that defined the 1980s.

This site owes a great deal to the long-running, the forum, as well as the Japan Pioneers Yahoo Group, all of which provided a significant amount of the information needed to put this together. This site, however, should provide a different look at Japan, as well as present some unique content not available elsewhere.

Stay tuned,
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