About us

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AVO Blog (since 2012) can be seen as an online magazine with regular updates about events in the Netherlands and Belgium, and publishes reports, interviews, reviews and fun informative articles. The focus for AVO is on Japanese music, which might be easy to see when you look at the website. The website publishes mostly in Dutch, but wants to become bilingual to reach a bigger audience.

Chibi Fran - ontwerp van Zarra de Ruijter 2016
Chibi Fran – design by Zarra de Ruijter 2016
In the past AVO has worked together with artists as HITT, Ryo Fujimura, Loverin Tamburin, BACK-ON, REMNANT, Haruka, X Made Alcoholic Santaclaus, GanglioN, ZWEI, Satsuki, ADAMS, Chii Sakurabi, LOKA, KAMIJO, heidi., Kaya, Calmando Qual, OROCHI and more. These collaborations resulted in reports, interviews, but also several concerts organized under the name AVO Events & Promotion.

AVO has good contacts with conventions in the Netherlands and outside, cosplayers, and other creative people. These connections gives AVO the opportunity to share a lot of news, interesting interviews, reviews and reports for the readers of AVO Blog. Promoting less known artists has always been important for AVO as well as artists who got their breakthrough, to expand the world of the readers of AVO Blog more and more.

In order to maintain the presence of the name AVO in the music world, it is necessary to grow and look for serious candidates who want to work for us and proudly publish articles on AVO Blog. Writing for AVO Blog gives you experience in how to write creatively, how to look for information and promotion. You will be welcomed in a team of enthusiastic writers and photographers who inspire each other!

Did you know that it all started out with AVO Forum on May 16 2003? In 2013 AVO Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary with a music festival, called AVO J-Rock Festival!

AVO accepts press releases, interview requests, promotional materials for Japan-related events and appearances. You can contact AVO in English at ln.go1506034087lb-ov1506034087a@ofn1506034087i1506034087

AVO’s motor is Francisca Hagen (Fran) who started AVO in 2003 and has been the face of AVO ever since. But AVO has also a few Dutch, Belgian and even Japanese guest writers who like to write when they have a story for AVO Blog, as well photographers and translators and a partnership with Miyako Studio.

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