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  • Avex to hold auditions for a new 'Girls Street 2020' project

    January 5, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    Avex Entertainment has announced an audition to discover their next top talents named "Girls Street Audition." The entertainment giant is planning to establish a new project, "Girls Street 2020," in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Avex envisions these "new entertainment girls" will be at the front of Japanese culture when the games roll around. Auditions will be held for idols, actresses/talents and creators (music producers or choreog

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  • Abe Mao announces her marriage

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    Abe Mao has announced that she registered her marriage on January 4.Abe's husband is her tour manager Iizuka Akira. Sources say that the two had been dating for quite some time. On her official blog, Abe stated, "I will make a new start with this irreplaceable and important person as my companion. By expressing things I see and feel in my own way, I will increasingly apply myself to delivering even better works to everyone." Source &

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  • Miura Daichi gets married to a non-celebrity woman on New Year's Day

    January 3, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    Miura Daichi has announced that he has married a non-celebrity woman on New Year's Day. Both Miura and his agency Rising Productions uploaded a comment onto his official website. Regarding his wife, whom he has been in a relationship with for some time, he explained, "She's always had a warm and gentle heart. She's a wonderful person who is very considerate and supports me." He continued, "I will devote myself even more to repaying those who hav

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/24~12/30

    January 3, 2015 @ 8:37 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 24th to December 30th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "O.R.I.O.N." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Rojo -Tierra-" - Nakamori Akina 06 - "Drago

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  • 2014 Recochoku Yearly Rankings

    January 3, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    Recochoku, one of the biggest online and mobile music download portals in Japan, recently released the 2014 download charts for the period from December 1st, 2013 until November 30th, 2014. Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, music videos, theme songs and more over the past twelve months below! - < Recochoku Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go (Japanese Ver.)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE"

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  • Mr.Children's new song used in CM for 'BMW'

    January 3, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    Mr. Children's new song "fantasy" has been chosen as the CM song for 'BMW Active Tourer'. "fantasy" is a refreshing number that matches the product's image of "blue skies" and "family". The release date has not been confirmed at this time.BMW has revealed a 30-second CM through their official website. You can also take a look at it below. Source: natalie

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  • Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami announces her pregnancy

    January 3, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Kusakari Ami (B) of Sakanaction has announced her pregnancy. She will refrain from band activities until this fall. This announcement was made on January 3 during their live UStream program "Sakanaction NHK Special 'NEXT WORLD Watashitachi no Mirai' Housou Chokuzen USTREAM". Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) made an appearance on the program and announced, "Sakanaction bassist Kusakari Ami is pregnant." He continued to explain, "Although she's entered her

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  • Model Michibata Jessica gets married to F1 driver Jenson Button

    January 3, 2015 @ 2:07 am

    Model Michibata Jessica (30) has announced her marriage to F1 driver Jenson Button (34). On January 1, Jessica wrote on her official Twitter, "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!" She then announced her marriage through her official Facebook account, "I would like to announce that I got married to F1 driver Jenson Button, whom I have been dating for some time now, on December 29, 2014." Button's racing team McLaren announced

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  • Sometani Shota & Kikuchi Rinko announce their marriage

    January 1, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    On January 1, actor Sometani Shota (22) announced his marriage with actress Kikuchi Rinko (33). Their relationship was first reported last November when the couple was spotted kissing on the streets. Late New Year's Eve, Sometani announced through his official website, "It's a sudden announcement, but at this time, I would like to announce that I, Sometani Shota, have registered my marriage with Kikuchi Rinko-san."He continued, "From now on,

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  • ART-SCHOOL to halt their band activities

    December 31, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    ART-SCHOOL have announced that they will put their band activities to a halt.Upon discussion with the members, the band decided to halt their band activities as they felt it was necessary to create a new environment in order to produce music in the future. They plan on resuming their activities once they have arranged an environment in which they can engage in band activities with fresh feelings. Regarding the band's future, Kinoshita Riki (Vo, G

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