1. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  2. Empress Wu
  3. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  4. Review: Hallyucon
  5. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  6. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  7. Interview: LOVEBITES
  8. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  9. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  10. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  11. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  12. Drama: Meteor Garden
  13. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  14. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  15. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  16. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  17. Moon festival
  18. Band: LOVEBITES
  19. Chinese Traditional clothing
  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  21. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  22. Review: Wish
  23. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  24. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  25. Book: The White Book
  26. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  27. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  28. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  29. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  30. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  31. Artist: Hanggai
  32. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  33. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  34. Produce 101 China
  35. Crossfaith (interview)
  36. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  37. Food: Ramen
  38. Artist: Jackson Wang
  39. Special: BTSXARMY
  40. SPECIAL: BTS
  41. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  42. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  43. 10 years of SHINee
  44. Drama review: Erased
  45. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  46. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  47. Artist: Miyavi
  48. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  49. 10 Korean Proverbs
  50. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  51. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  52. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  53. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  54. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  55. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  56. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  57. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  58. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  59. Religion in Japan
  60. C-Pop
  61. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  62. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  63. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  64. Boygroup: GOT7
  65. Artist: BABYMETAL
  66. Online shopping in China
  67. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  68. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  69. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  70. Boygroup: Day6
  71. Drama Review: Last Friend
  72. Valentine’s day in China
  73. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  74. Valentine’s day in Korea
  75. Valentine’s day in Japan
  76. Terracotta Army
  77. Beauty in Korea
  78. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  79. Chinese New Year
  80. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  81. Review: Snackfever subscription
  82. Cat Cafe
  83. Religion in China
  84. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  85. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  86. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  87. Review: Kaomoji
  88. Chopsticks
  89. Drama Review: Save Me
  90. LGBT in Japan
  91. Artist: Zhao Lei
  92. The power of BB Cream
  93. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  94. LGBT in China
  95. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  96. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  97. Rental bikes
  98. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  99. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  100. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  101. The Three Sovereigns
  102. LGTB in South Korea
  103. Japanese street food
  104. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  105. Mumun Pottery
  106. Boygroup: SF9
  107. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  108. Izanagi & Izanami
  109. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  110. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  111. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  112. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  113. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  114. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  115. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  116. Halloween in Japan
  117. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  118. Halloween in China
  119. Halloween in Korea
  120. Social Media in China? No!
  121. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  122. Camera Japan Festival
  123. Movie Review: Noise
  124. Heungbu and Nolbu
  125. Konpeitō
  126. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  127. Chinese Street Food
  128. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  129. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  130. Jeulmun Pottery
  131. Boyband: NEWS
  132. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  133. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  134. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  135. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  136. Review: Hite
  137. The Rising Sun Flag
  138. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  139. Drama review: Hwarang
  140. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  1. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  2. Empress Wu
  3. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  4. Review: Hallyucon
  5. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  6. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  7. Interview: LOVEBITES
  8. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  9. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  10. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  11. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  12. Drama: Meteor Garden
  13. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  14. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  15. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  16. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  17. Moon festival
  18. Band: LOVEBITES
  19. Chinese Traditional clothing
  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  21. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  22. Review: Wish
  23. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  24. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  25. Book: The White Book
  26. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  27. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  28. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  29. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  30. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  31. Artist: Hanggai
  32. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  33. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  34. Produce 101 China
  35. Crossfaith (interview)
  36. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  37. Food: Ramen
  38. Artist: Jackson Wang
  39. Special: BTSXARMY
  40. SPECIAL: BTS
  41. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  42. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  43. 10 years of SHINee
  44. Drama review: Erased
  45. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  46. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  47. Artist: Miyavi
  48. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  49. 10 Korean Proverbs
  50. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  51. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  52. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  53. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  54. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  55. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  56. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  57. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  58. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  59. Religion in Japan
  60. C-Pop
  61. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  62. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  63. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  64. Boygroup: GOT7
  65. Artist: BABYMETAL
  66. Online shopping in China
  67. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  68. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  69. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  70. Boygroup: Day6
  71. Drama Review: Last Friend
  72. Valentine’s day in China
  73. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  74. Valentine’s day in Korea
  75. Valentine’s day in Japan
  76. Terracotta Army
  77. Beauty in Korea
  78. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  79. Chinese New Year
  80. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  81. Review: Snackfever subscription
  82. Cat Cafe
  83. Religion in China
  84. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  85. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  86. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  87. Review: Kaomoji
  88. Chopsticks
  89. Drama Review: Save Me
  90. LGBT in Japan
  91. Artist: Zhao Lei
  92. The power of BB Cream
  93. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  94. LGBT in China
  95. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  96. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  97. Rental bikes
  98. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  99. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  100. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  101. The Three Sovereigns
  102. LGTB in South Korea
  103. Japanese street food
  104. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  105. Mumun Pottery
  106. Boygroup: SF9
  107. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  108. Izanagi & Izanami
  109. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  110. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  111. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  112. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  113. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  114. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  115. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  116. Halloween in Japan
  117. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  118. Halloween in China
  119. Halloween in Korea
  120. Social Media in China? No!
  121. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  122. Camera Japan Festival
  123. Movie Review: Noise
  124. Heungbu and Nolbu
  125. Konpeitō
  126. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  127. Chinese Street Food
  128. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  129. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  130. Jeulmun Pottery
  131. Boyband: NEWS
  132. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  133. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  134. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  135. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  136. Review: Hite
  137. The Rising Sun Flag
  138. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  139. Drama review: Hwarang
  140. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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For our very first interview as Saetori we contacted one of my all time favorite bands to see if there was a possibility to sit down with them for the interview when they were playing in Amsterdam on the 12th of June 2018.  We got to sit down with Crossfaith from Japan; they are known for their fusion of metal and hardcore with dubstep and others forms of electronic music, starting in Osaka in 2008 and playing Summer Sonic in 2011 before embarking on European and American tours, playing Warped tour for three years in a row, you could say they’re quite the superstars these days. We met with Ken (the vocalist) and Hiro (the bassist) because they usually do all press related stuff and because this was the first date of the tour and Kazu, Teru and Tatsuya had to help set up their equipment. 

The reason for me to love these guys so much is because, not only is their music the most amazing thing, they have an energy on stage like not many other artists I’ve seen. All five of them go absolutely crazy and know just how to hype people up and get everyone to join their moshpits and wall of death.

What inspired you to become an artist and form Crossfaith.
Ken: Me, Teru and Kaz went to the same elementary school and we go way back (over twenty years). I went to Karaoke with Teru and one of my friends and I sung Aerosmith. And Teru was so surprised I sung in english and told us “We should start a band!” and he got his first acoustic guitar from his uncle and that was our starting point to start. And then we made the band when I was junior high student but we broke up when we we’re in high school.

Then I met Tatsuya in high school, I found him and he drums super hard, so we invited him to join our band and that was the first real starting point in Crossfaith. And then we met Hiro.

Hiro: Yeah I met Crossfaith in 2008, in my hometown and now we’re here and we’ve just had our tenth anniversary.

Besides Aerosmith what were your favorite artists that inspired you?
Ken: When we were kids, Slipknot, Blink 182, Prodigy, Limp Bizkit.

How did you come up with the name Crossfaith?
Ken: Each member has their own faith, and those faiths cross!

What are your future goals as Crossfaith? Or as a solo artist.
Hiro: If he says he wants to go solo.. it will be really awkward.

Ken wanted to be as someone but there was a noise in the background and I can’t decipher what he says.

Hiro: As a band we want to keep touring and keep making good music! tour, making records, tour, making records and if we can keep continuing this it’s a good thing.
Ten years ago we were only doing the band. Now 10 years later we all have our own jobs besides the band but we’ll see what we can do but our biggest goal is the band,

So talking about your own jobs;  Hiroki is known as a metal ninja but what superpowers do the other have or want to have?
Ken: I want to be invisible… to see boobs…………

So Hiroki, besides eating wasabi what would you have as a super power?
Hiro: (he snorted at me) what else…Time Travel.
Ken: go to past or future?
Hiro: Past..

Do you still get nervous before shows and what do you do to relax or get pumped?
Ken: Drinking beer.. and vocal warm ups for me.
Hiro: I do get nervous but it’s good nervous. it makes me more concentrated for the show. Thinking about how play.. and drink a little bit of whiskey.

Besides Jäger, Jameson, Jack Daniels and beer. What is your favorite go to poison?
Ken: Favorite poison? Vodka.. it’s kind of easy for me to drink but I love Sake aswell and Japanese SoJu.
Hiro: Jameson.

We brought you a poison from The Netherlands, Drop shot. Let’s do a shot together.
Ken: WHAT is that… Drop Shot?

It’s a dutch drink with licorice. It’s typically dutch!
Ken: Some drugs inside?

No.. it’s just alcohol, if you want we can try one.
Ken: NOW? yeah!
All: Kanpai!
Ken: I hate this… sorry
Hiro: It tastes good!
We gave them a couple to share with their friends

We saw you post on social media about doing a new record, when can we expect it?
Ken: Yes! we just released a new single THE PERFECT NIGHTMARE and our new album will drop in August.

After this tour you’re doing a couple of festivals, with Warped tour in your past. Would you say you prefer festivals over venue shows?
Ken: at the festival there’s so many people who don’t know about us, so it’s a great opportunity to spread out our music and with a venue is more for people who love just rock music. So a festival it’s more casual and the venue is for fans who come just for us.

Hiro: I feel like here and in the states shows are more casual. And for me the festival it’s with a lot of my friends who are in a band so that’s really fun because we party. In a venue we can see the city and where we play so it’s more relaxed and really cool.

This tour you’re not doing a headlining show in The Netherlands, Will you be coming back as a headlining act this year or the next? We’re kind of bummed.
Ken: I’m so sorry! yes, definitely. The Netherlands is one of my favorite countries because the scenery is really beautiful and there’s so many different cultures. We’d love to!

What’s your favorite dutch food? If you’ve tried any?
Ken: What is a dutch food?

We discussed Herring for about 4 minutes but they hadn’t tried it.

Who do you hope to ever collaborate with? Dead or Alive.
Ken: Collaborate? ..that’s a lot…we’ve been collaborating with so many artists. a female singer….. Christina Aquilera.

Are you going to party with people tonight?
Ken and Hiro: Oh yes we are! We love playing tonight and we’re super excited!

After this we had to cut the interview because they had to go do their sound check. We want to say thank you for CROSSFAITH for having us and speaking to us. It was a good start for us to dream bigger and I want to thank Miriam for being there with me!

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