1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Saturday, February 16, 2019
  1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. 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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