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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 09/4~09/10

    September 12, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of September 4th to 10th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Time Machine Nante Iranai" - Maeda Atsuko 02 - "Itoshi Kimi e" - GReeeeN 03 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 04 - "Distance" - JUJU 05 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 06 - "Namidai

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/2 ~ 9/8

    September 11, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for September 2nd to the 8th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Melon Juice" - HKT48 : 9/4 (268,897)2. "SCREAM" - Tohoshinki : 9/4 (134,304)3. "Koi Oto to Amazora" - AAA : 9/4 (37,795)4. "Mugen Dai Shoujo ∀" - Cheeky Parade : 9/4 (28,340)5. "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 : 8/21 (22,654)(Check out the full ranking here.)-----[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Love Collection ~mint~" - Nishino Kana : 9

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  • AKB48's Nakamata Shiori to graduate from the group

    September 9, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    AKB48 Team A's Nakamata Shiori has announced that she will be graduating from the group.This was announced by Nakamata herself during a stage performance on September 9th. She explained, "I entered the group about 3 and a half years ago. After experiencing various jobs such as performances, handshake events, radio, and television, I found what I really want to do, my dream. I am thinking about graduating AKB48 in order to prepare myself and make

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  • Former AKB48 member Kawasaki Nozomi announces her marriage

    September 8, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    On September 8th, it was revealed that former AKB48 member Kawasaki Nozomi had gotten married! She announced the surprising news during her appearance on NTV's 'Ariyoshi Hanseikai'. When the show's host Ariyoshi Hiroiki asked Kawasaki if she has been hiding something, she revealed, "I'm married, but I haven't made an announcement. This is the first time I'm saying it. I haven't told anybody yet." She added, "I was actually going to say it on

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  • Miyazaki Hayao holds a press conference regarding his retirement

    September 7, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    On September 6, famous animation film director Miyazaki Hayao (72) held a press conference regarding his retirement. Miyazaki made his appearance at the press conference with cameras flashing all around him. With a smile, he said, "I'm a person who has caused many uproars saying that I would quit, but this time, I'm serious." He continued, "Since 'Ponyo', it's taken 5 years to make 'Kaze Tachinu'. It takes 5 years. If I start thinking a

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  • 5-member group Da-iCE to make their major debut under Universal Music

    September 6, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    On September 5th, 5-member male group Da-iCE announced on their USTREAM program that they will make their major debut under Universal Music next year. Though the announcement for their major debut was already made back in July, they finally revealed the label.Da-iCE is a dance and vocal group that was formed in January of 2011. The group is consist of Ohno Yudai (24), Iwaoka Toru (26), Kudo Taiki (26), Hanamura Sota (23), and Wada Hayate (19).&n

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for August 2013

    September 6, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Oricon has revealed its monthly charts for August 2013. Check out the results below. [Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 : 8/21 (1,387,741)2. "Peace to Highlight" - Southern All Stars : 8/7 (303,679)3. "Kimi to no Kiseki" - Kis-My Ft2 : 8/14 (293,494)4. "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan" - Morning Musume : 8/28 (144,061)5. "HEY WHAT'S UP?" - Akanishi Jin : 8/7 (124,062)6. "Boys Meet U" - SHINee : 8/21 (108,52

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 08/28~09/3

    September 5, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 28th to September 3rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 02 - "Koi Oto to Amazora" - AAA 03 - "GREEN DAYS" - Lead 04 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 05 - "Itoshi Kimi e" - GReeeeN 06 - "Shiosai no

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  • Utada Hikaru writes a message to long time supporters of Fuji Keiko

    September 5, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    On September 5th, Utada Hikaru wrote a message to long time supporters of her mother, Enka singer Fuji Keiko on her official website.Utada started by thanking those who have supported her mother over the years. She then stated, "There is something I have to tell those who are still concerned about my mother," and revealed, "A series of reports had mistaken my mother's real name. She wasn't Abe Junko, but Utada Junko. Even after she divorced my fa

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/26 ~ 9/1

    September 4, 2013 @ 5:58 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 26 to September 1. You can check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Wagamama Kinomama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan" - Morning Musume : 8/28 (144,061) 2. "Koi Suru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 : 8/21 (57,309)3. "Ige Musun Iriya ~Nande? Doushite?~" - B1A4 : 8/28 (47,646)4. "Manten no Hitomi" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 8/28 (45,197)5. "Boys Meet U" - SHINee : 8/21 (19,786)(Check out the full

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