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  • Nishino Kana wins '58th Japan Record Award'

    December 31, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    The winner and "Best New Artist" of the '58th Japan Record Award' have been announced! Out of 10 songs, this year's grand prix went to Nishino Kana's "Anata no Suki na Tokoro". On her first time winning the 'Japan Record Award', Nishino commented, "I don't have any words to say. I have goosebumps... I am full of gratitude for everyone. Thanks to everyone, I was able to welcome this wonderful day." Meanwhile

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  • Yonekura Ryoko announces divorce

    December 30, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Actress Yonekura Ryoko (41) has announced that she has divorced her husband.In a written statement, Yonekura commented, "After timely, repeated discussions, our divorce has been finalized. I am sorry to have caused trouble with my private matters." She continued, "I hope to move forward both as an actress and woman. I will do my best every day in order to challenge myself to various new things. Please continue to give me guida

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  • Yasuda Misako speaks out on her husband's affair

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    On December 28, talento Yasuda Misako updated her official blog and spoke out about reports about her husband Shimotori Naoyuki's affair. Recently, 'Shukan Bunshun' reported that Shimotori was secretly meeting a woman who looks like actress Kitagawa Keiko. They even published photos of the two together.Yasuda wrote, "When I heard the story from my husband, I was really shocked. I was sad. I wanted to ask 'why?'" She revealed her hu

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  • Ishihara Satomi is 6th on the 'World's Most Beautiful Face' ranking

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    On December 28, TC Candler released its annual '100 Most Beautiful Face' ranking. In 6th place, actress Ishihara Satomi is the highest ranking Japanese on this year's list. This is TC Candler's 27th time releasing this list. Ishihara has made this list four times in the past, taking the 19th spot last year. Also in the ranking are Kiritani Mirei at 38th (31st last year) and Shimazaki Haruka at 92nd (74th). Sasaki Nozomi, who ranked 6 ye

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  • Akanishi Jin places 31st on the 'World's Most Handsome Face' ranking

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    TC Candler recently released its '100 Most Handsome Faces' ranking for 2016.  From Japan, Akanishi Jin placed 31st, breaking his previous record. In the past, Akanishi has ranked 83rd (2013), 52nd (2014), and 34th (2015). Besides Akanishi, Taiwanese-Japanese actor Kaneshiro Takeshi is the only other person of Japanese descent to make the list.  In first place was Dutch actor Michiel Huisman followed by BIGBANG's SOL (Tae

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/19 ~ 12/25

    December 28, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for December 19 to 25. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "God's STAR" - QUARTET NIGHT (CV: Morikubo Shotaro, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Aoi Shota, Maeno Tomoaki) : 12/21 (107,765)2. "Winter Wonderland" - SHINee : 12/21 (88,048)3. "Dodonko Don't Worry" - Boys And Men Kenkyusei : 12/21 (57,996)4. "Don't be Afraid" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 12/21 (40,453)5. "Muteki Dangerous" - B-PROJECT : 12

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  • Akimoto Yasushi produces digital idol group '22/7'

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Akimoto Yasushi has produced a digital idol group called '22/7', and their main visual has been revealed. The group is comprised of eight members, and each character was designed by Hosoi Mieko, Misaki Kurehito, Koyama Hirokazu, Horiguchi Yukiko, Sakura Koharu, Tanaka Masayoshi, Kantoku, and Ohara Tometa. The voice auditions for the characters started on October 17. Out of 13,250 applicants, 12 people passed the final examination held on Dec

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  • Dream5 to end their activities on December 31

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On December 31, Dream5 will end their activities with its current members. On their future plans, the group wrote on their official webpage, "We will devote ourselves toward each of our goals, so it would make us happy if you would continue to watch over us warmly." Leader Shigemoto Kotori also expressed, "There were many people cheering us on to do our best so that we would become even bigger. We are very sorry to fall short of your ex

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/14~12/20

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 14th to December 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Happy End" - back number 03 - "Christmas Song" - back number 04 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Tomo e" - Kiyokiba Shunsuke 06 - "I was King" - ONE OK ROCK

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  • Taira Airi & Nagatomo Yuto are engaged

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    On December 24, actress Taira Airi (32) announced via social media that she and soccer player Nagatomo Yuto (30)  are engaged. The couple also held a press conference on this day. Taira expressed, "Thank you to those who sent many congratulatory messages until this day. Today I am very happy and grateful to be making this announcement with Nagatomo-san."She continued, "On January 29 of next year, I will become Nagatomo Ai

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