Online Japanese Music Radio Stations

by Buddy Lindsey


There are a lot of different resources I use to listen to japanese audio.  One of them is streaming online stations.  Here are a few I listen to.

This is my favorite station as it plays mostly anime soundtracks and that tends to be more of the Japanese music I like since I watch so much anime.  This one is completely free, but they do wish for you to make a donation.  I have a couple of times since I like it so much. I am a daily listener.

Armitage’s Dimension:
If i had to choose my second most listened to station it would be this one, but compared to Kawaii-radio not a whole lot.  It is also very good, but i just prefer kawaii-radio.  Definitely check it out for a while and see if you like it.

Japan A Radio:
This is another station I like they play a good variety and are a more full fledged actual radio station. It is “free”, but to get the most out of it I recommend paying for it.

If you like JRock then this station is for you.  I don’t tune in a lot, maybe once a week.  From what I have seen they have pretty much everything you need or would want, but then I am not a JRock expert at all.

Another JRock, all JRock, station I don’t listen to this one much, but thought I would mention it since it was referred to me by several other people.

Here are some others I know of, but have never actually listened to or looked at very much.

Hard Core J
Keiichi Extreme Anime Radio
Shinsen Radio
Sars-Fansub Radio

And finally here is a Japanese site with Radio Stations listed. Just click around the map at the top and find a station to listen to.

Updated: (these are radio stations added after the initial post)
91.8 The Fan

What are some radio stations you listen to, or how do you get your Japanese music?

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1 jusuchin85 May 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Thanks for this! Really loving KawaiiRadio right now. I remember I used to listen to Japan-A-Radio and looking for some new music to listen to. Japan-A-Radio does play anime music, but most are kinda dated (although I still love them, but I just want some new ones as well).

Thanks for this, and I’ll be sharing this with some of my mates!


2 DumbOtaku May 9, 2009 at 12:14 am

I am glad it has helped you. I was just thinking while I was switching stations that I should post on these because several people I know don’t know of any and I can just e-mail them this post to help them out.


3 yonasu May 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

Thanks, I’ll definitely check them out! Oh and I love that picture ^^


4 nate May 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

You should also definitely add to your list. They do nightly shows with an actual DJ who entertains. Also if you ever need to download Japanese music, make sure you check out HearJapan:


5 yonasu May 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’ve been listening to Kawaii-Radio for a while now, but just now I got the biggest shock ever! xD The volume was pretty low so I didn’t get it at first, but they played Yoko Shimomura – Song of Mana which features a Swedish girl!! I did not expect to hear anything Swedish on this radio station haha! Well, I’m very satisfied with this radio station though ^^


6 Steve May 11, 2009 at 12:22 pm

I found my statiobn through the simulradio website. I listen to a station called FMJAGA which is based on the island of Hokkaido. It’s a proper radio station, just streaming on the internet. I recommend the PUNK show on at 10pm Japan time, it’s brilliant!


7 Watch Year One Online June 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Hey, cool tips. I’ll buy a glass of beer to the man from that forum who told me to go to your blog :)


8 listen music July 27, 2009 at 5:43 am

Japan A Radio….I like them all but like this one the most.


9 kelly November 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

hi. Im looking for radio st that plays kabuki music. please help. thank you


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11 Maki January 21, 2010 at 5:29 pm

where hay say jump online music station??


12 johnny May 4, 2010 at 2:53 am

wow…that’s the way I really like to listen to some online music radio station and this one right here is so great..thanks


13 Itsumi Shiina January 10, 2011 at 4:42 am

haha. I’m listening to kawaii radio now and they are playing Don’t Say Lazy!


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