Hi-Standard is a Japanese punk rock band who formed in 1991. The release, "Making the Road", sparked sold-out Japan shows and US/European tours with punk bands such as NOFX, No Use for a Name and WIZO. Although members of Hi-Standard were Japanese born, all of the band's major releases were sung in English. Live footage of the band shows them talking to the crowd in their native Japanese and then immediately changing to English for the songs. The group initially split in 2000, but reformed in 2011.