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Hello Asia! KStar FanFest 2014: Girl's Day - Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore (21.11.14)

K-Pop girl group Girl's Day performed their Girl's Day Everyday concert as part of the KStar FanFest in Singapore last Friday. In addition to the 10 songs performed, Girl's Day also participated in extensive games with fans and left every Girl's Day fan with a big grin on their face. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! Sundown Festival 2014: CROSS GENE performing "I'm Not a Boy, Not Yet a Man" LIVE in Singapore

Pan Asian K-Pop boy group CROSS GENE performs their current hit "I'm Not a Boy, Not Yet a Man" LIVE at Sundown Festival in Singapore. See your favourite members of GROSS GENE - Takuya, Shin, Seyoung, Casper, Sangmin & Yongseok performing LIVE!

Taiwanese girl group S.H.E and Aaron Yan to tour Australia in May 2015

After her successful Australian tour this year, Hebe is bringing her band members Ella and Selina from S.H.E back to Australia in May 2015 for the 'Forever Star' tour. S.H.E will also be joined by Fahrenheit member Aaron Yan on tour.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Broken Doll - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (21.11.14)

Broken Doll @ GOMA

Japanese kawaii-rock fashionistas Broken Doll kicked off GOMA's Future Beauty: Up Late series on Friday with a lot of colour, plenty of energy and some seriously Japanese fashion. Erin Smith brings you these photos.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review: It All Began When I Met You (Japan, 2013)

There is something about Christmas time that makes our relationships stronger and the power of love seem even more magical. This magical time is so often the basis of a beautiful story. It All Began When I Met You tells many of these stories, following many different relationships in the lead up to a snow covered Christmas eve. Each has it’s own kind of love, and not all are a happily ever after, but all show the power of love and it’s ability to withstand time, distance and absence.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Gab Maturnan - "Bakit Pa Ba" (Philippines, 2014)

A finalist in the first The X Factor Philippines in 2012, Gab Maturnan delivers a beautiful ballad rendition of Jay R's "Bakit Pa Ba" from 2003. Written by Vehnee Saturno, the song is an emotional song about a man asking for forgiveness for hurting a woman he loved and won several awards locally in 2004 for best ballad, song of the year and music video of the year and so on. If you like what you hear, don't forget to give the original by Jay R a try too.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Broken Doll - GOMA, Brisbane (21.11.14)

In conjunction with Brisbane's "Future Beauty" exhibition, which exhibits and celebrates 30 years of Japanese fashion revolution, Broken Doll stopped by in Brisbane to perform as a part of their world tour and the exhibition. The Japanese punk-rock group originates from Tokyo, and they are easily distinguished by their colourful "Harajuku" appearance and music style that would be considered "kawaii", or "cute" punk rock. The band usually consists of Sachi as the vocalist and Kensuke as the guitarist, but tonight they were also accompanied by Shin as the bassist and Hideya as the drummer. All of the band members were wearing vibrant and colourful, yet also clashing outfits, which has its own charms.

Hello Asia! KStar FanFest 2014: Girl's Day performing "Expectation" LIVE in Singapore

K-Pop girl group Girl's Day performing their hit track "Expectation" LIVE at the KStar FanFest 2014 in Singapore. The KStar FanFest is part of the annual Korea Festival Singapore. See you favourite members of Girl's Day - Sojin, Yura, Minah and Hyeri performing LIVE!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Jolin Tsai - "PLAY" (Taiwan, 2014)

Taiwanese pop queen Jolin Tsai releases her brand new M/V "PLAY" as the title track of her 13th studio album. Jolin Tsai does it again with a song and music video that pushes her artistic boundaries and cements her place as the queen of Mando-Pop. TIME magazine has praised PLAY as "you’ll be asking “Oh my God, who is she?” in no time." We'll agree wholly with what!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: GD X Taeyang - "Good Boy" (South Korea, 2014)

G-Dragon X Taeyang

It's the year of the subgroup in the world of K-Pop, but none more anticipated than BIGBANG members and longtime buddies G-Dragon and Taeyang's first official duo release "Good Boy". It's all black lights, glowing hair, synth kazoo and dirty hip hop beats.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Daichi Miura "ふれあうだけで 〜Always with you〜" (Japan, 2014)

Recently winning Best Japanese Act at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, Daichi Miura delivers a touching song that warms your heart. According to his website, the song's message is about protecting an important person. This is only the short version so you should definitely look out for the longer version for some more ear candy. The song will be officially released on December 3rd alongside the song "It's the right time".

Second announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The second round of Asian bands and artists who are showcasing at SXSW 2015 has just been dropped. An additional eight Asian artists were announced with four each from Japan and South Korea. Notable artists include Korean rock acts Asian Chairshot and YB and Japanese rock band LITE and all girls act TsuShiMaMiRe.

Indonesia's Djakarta Warehouse Project now spans 2 days feat SKRILLEX and more

Indonesia's biggest dance and electronic music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project is back and now spans two days on 12th and 13th December. International DJs SKRILLEX, STEVE AOKI and PEKING DUK and joins some of Indonesia's best DJs in this two day extravaganza.

Hello Asia! Interview: Miyavi (Japan) discusses the film "Unbroken" and working with Angelina Jolie

Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, premiered this week in Sydney - ahead of its Australia wide release on January 15th. In the film, singer Miyavi plays Mutsushiro “The Bird” Watanabe, a World War II POW camp guard. We spoke to him earlier in the year about the performance and are excited to be able to share that chat with you today:

Hello Asia! Live Review: Perfume - Hollywood Palladium, LA USA (09.11.14)

Following plenty of longtime demand from fans, Japanese trio Perfume recently made their way to North America for their first ever American performance which took place on November 9th at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.