Meeting Sebastian Masuda, Creator of Kawaii

Side note—Chris is my college roommate and close friend. He introduced me to almost all of the Japanese things I talk about.

Sometime at the end of 2013, Chris made me watch PONPONPON. It changed my life forever. Well, it did introduce me to quirky j-pop sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the kawaii style of video’s Art Director, Sebastian Masuda.

On March 25, 2015 Chris and I had the fantastic opportunity to meet Masuda in person.

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Is Color-Code Japan’s Answer to Lady Gaga?

J-Pop has a new girl group on the scene, and they call themselves “Color-Code.” Their debut single “I Like Dat” debuted just last September, and as you can hear in the video above, the song is very catchy.

I think they have the potential to become big. Catchy music is one thing, but today you need more than that to become a j-pop sensation. Complete with crazy outfits, the music video definitely has some edge to it.

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