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  • EXILE MATSU announces the birth of his first child

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    EXILE MATSU (40) is now a father! On April 20, MATSU announced the birth of his first child via 'EXILE Mobile'.  MATSU reported, "At this time, I would like to announce that our new family member has been born! It's a healthy baby boy!" He expressed his gratitude toward his members, staff, and fans, stating, "Being blessed with a new life, I have gained self-awareness and responsibility. With that, I hope to vigorously do my best

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  • SKE48's Takayanagi Akane receives surgery for vocal cord nodules

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    On April 21, SKE48 member Takayanagi Akane revealed via the group's official blog that she had undergone surgery to remove vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are benign growths on the vocal cords. Takayanagi shared that these nodules developed in her vocal cords about a year ago. Besides having a hoarse voice, she claimed that she was experiencing shortness of breath. For several days after the surgery, Takayanagi was unable to use

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/11 ~ 4/17

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for April 11 to 17. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "74 Oku Bunno 1 No Kimi e" - SKE48 : 4/13 (238,828)2. "Itsuka" - DOBERMAN INFINITY : 4/13 (31,813)3. "Silent Majority" - Keyakizaka46 : 4/6 (29,990)4. "Landscape" - SOLIDEMO : 4/13 (25,098)5. "Rockstar / Fuwa Fuwa Sugar Love" - HARAEKI STAGE A & FUWAFUWA  : 4/13 (17,638)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "L'EPILOGU

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  • A portion of proceeds for Utada Hikaru's 'Hanataba wo Kimi ni' to be donated to Kumamoto

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Utada Hikaru has launched a gift campaign for her new song "Hanataba wo Kimi ni". "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" is currently being used as the theme song for NHK's morning drama "Toto Neechan" and was released as a digital single on April 15.  Through this campaign, fans can send "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" to their family and loved ones. By purchasing the song via Recochoku and iTunes' gift feature, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to

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  • BESPA KUMAMERO Releases 15th Anniversary Single

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    J-Pop electronic dance duo BESPA KUMAMERO have released a new single in commemoration of their 15th anniversary. "Tell Me" was produced in the style of '80s Japanese pop, a departure from the duo's modern sci-fi-inspired sound that dominated their past albums Romantic Waves, Plastic Confusion, and Spiral Connector. The CD version of "Tell Me" is only available at BESPA KUMAMERO live shows in Japan, but the group has made the song available inter

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/6~4/12

    April 18, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of April 6th to April 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "FLASH" - Perfume 04 - "Share The Love" - THE Sharehappi 05 - "Tomo yo ~ Kono Saki mo Zutto..." - Ketsumeishi 06 - "Sil

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  • NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki announces graduation

    April 14, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    NMB48 & AKB48 member Watanabe Miyuki has announced her graduation from the groups. This announcement was made on April 13 during NMB48's performance at their theater. Watanabe, better known as 'Mirukii', has been a part of NMB48 since 2010. On the group's official blog, Mirukii wrote, "Thank you for allowing me to stand on this stage for five and a half years. I was very happy to spend these wonderful days. Many members from my generation have gr

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/4 ~ 4/10

    April 13, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for April 4 to 10. Check out the results beneath the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Silent Majority" - Keyakizaka46 : 4/6 (261,580)2. "Cherie!" - Team Syachihoko : 4/7 (35,954)3. "WATCH OUT" - Da-iCE : 4/6 (34,592)4. "UP<UPBEAT" - PrizmaX : 4/6 (29,289)5. "Party People Alien / Seven☆Piece" - Up Up Girls (Kari) : 4/5 (27,660)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1.

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  • Ueno Juri reported to be in a relationship with TRICERATOPS' Wada Sho

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Actress Ueno Juri (29) is in a relationship with rock band TRICERATOPS vocalist/guitarist Wada Sho (40). Agencies on both sides neither confirmed nor denied the relationship saying, "We leave private matters to them."  Ueno has been a fan of TRICERATOPS for some time. According to reports, the two have been dating for about six months with marriage in the future. A person who knows the couple revealed, "I don't think they will be getti

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  • Nishiyama Maki gives birth to her second child

    April 12, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    On April 11, model Nishiyama Maki (30) updated her Instagram account and announced the birth of her second child. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On February 16, at 8-months pregnant, Nishiyama was hospitalized due to threatened premature labor. She had been resting since then, and yesterday (April 10), she had announced that she had reached 35 weeks. In the announcement, Nishiyama wrote, "A little early, but the baby is

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