Online Japanese Music Radio Stations

by Buddy Lindsey

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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.

Kawaii-Radio:
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.

JRockRadio:
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.

JShoxx:
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
Hardrave

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.
Simulradio

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!

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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.

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3 yonasu May 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

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

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4 nate May 9, 2009 at 8:54 am

You should also definitely add http://taintedreality.net/ 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:

http://www.hearjapan.com

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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 ^^

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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!

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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 :)

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

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

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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??

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12 johnny May 4, 2010 at 2:53 am

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

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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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