The Asahi Shimbun CompanyJourna-Rhythm


Journa-Rhythm is a new kind of news medium, with news reported by journalists, and hip-hop artists.


To grab the attention of apathetic Gen Zers, the artists responded to important news articles by making tracks with a punchline. A podcast featuring the artists and newspaper journalists deep-diving into the songs’ meanings was also launched.


The audio content responded to news headlines with punchlines that encouraged open dialogue on social issues.


  • 2023 Cannes Lions: Bronze (Entertainment Lions for Music)

  • 2023 Clio Awards: Bronze (Audio, Branded Entertainment & Content)

  • 2023 ADFEST: Silver (Radio & Audio)

  • 2023 Spikes Asia: Grand (Music), Gold (Radio & Audio), Silver (Music)

  • 2022 London International Awards: Silver (Radio & Audio), Bronze (Podcast)