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  • SKE48 announces the formation of 5 new sub-units

    October 6, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    Popular idol group SKE48 held a special performance to commemorate their 7th anniversary since their theater debut at the SKE48 Theater on October 5, and during the special event, they made some surprise announcements. One of the biggest announcements was that they have formed 5 new sub-units. The 5 new units are....- Love Crescendo (Obata Yuna, Ego Yuuna, Kitagawa Ryoha, Kumazaki Haruka, Goto Rara, Sugawara Maya, Matsui Jurina)- Caramel Ca

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  • RADWIMPS sing the CM song for Tokyo Metro's campaign

    October 1, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    RADWIMPS, who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in November, have written the song "'I' Novel" as the third CM song for Tokyo Metro's campaign "Find My Tokyo. ~Metro de Mitsukaru, Watashi no Tokyo.".This campaign stars actress Horikita Maki, who shows the charms of different cities in Tokyo. This marks her first CM shoot since getting married in August. It also features an appearance by RADWIMPS member Noda Yojiro (Vo, G). The new C

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  • Fukuhara Miho announces her pregnancy

    October 1, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    Fukuhara Miho has announced that she is five months pregnant! On October 1, Fukuhara made the announcement that she and her longtime boyfriend have been blessed with a child. The singer plans to hold her tour "Live in Music Vol.6" in December as planned. She commented, "I am currently five months pregnant, and the baby is growing healthily. At the time of my year-end tour, I will sing songs to everyone from the two of us." After th

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 9/23~9/29

    October 1, 2015 @ 1:35 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of September 23rd to September 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "HIGHER" - 2PM 02 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Unfair World" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "My House -Japanese ver.-" - 2PM 05 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 06 - "SOS" - SEKAI NO OWARI

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 9/21 ~ 9/27

    September 30, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for September 21 to 27. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "SOS / Present" - SEKAI NO OWARI : 9/25 (57,843)2. "LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH" - GOT7 : 9/23 (35,768)3. "Yamanote-sen Uchimawari ~Ai no Meikyuu~" - Tackey & Tsubasa : (22,537)4. "THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS ANIMATION PROJECT 2nd Season 02 (Watashi-iro Gift / Heart Voice)" - Decoration with Mika Jougasaki / CANDY ISLAN

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko celebrate the birth of their first child

    September 30, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu (33) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (36) have welcomed the birth of their first child, a baby boy. Both agencies made the announcement on September 30. Kuninaka announced, "The other day, I safely gave birth to a boy at a hospital in Tokyo." She continued to express, "I am full of happiness that this cute and new life, who has moved us very deeply, has become a member of our family." She also called out to her fans, "I hav

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  • Ninagawa Mika announces the birth of her 2nd child

    September 29, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    Photographer Ninagawa Mika (42) has announced that she has given birth to her second child.Ninagawa made the announcement on September 25 via her Instagram account. She wrote, "My child was born safely yesterday," and uploaded a photo of her newborn baby's hand. Ninagawa gave birth to her first child, a son, in December of 2007. On May 24 of this year, she announced that she was 6 months pregnant. She has not revealed the sex of her second c

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu and Fukiishi Kazue announce their marriage

    September 28, 2015 @ 12:47 pm

    It's been reported that Fukuyama Masaharu and Fukiishi Kazue have gotten married on Fukiishi's birthday, September 28.The couple made the big announcement to the media via fax. In the announcement, Fukuyama revealed, "We started off as friends, and after dating for a few years, we became aware of the importance of each other's presence, Fukiishi also commented, "I hope to grow as a human being, and build a family of endless warmth and smiles."Con

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  • Maki Yoko divorces husband Katayama Reo

    September 26, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    On September 26, it was reported that actress Maki Yoko (32) has divorced her husband, former actor Katayama Reo (33). Maki's agency made the announcement via fax to media outlets.According to the announcement, Maki and Katayama submitted their divorce papers at a ward office in Tokyo this month. The actress also apologized for making the sudden announcement in this format.  Maki and Katayama got married in November of 2008. They welcomed t

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  • Kawashima Naomi passes away at age 54

    September 25, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    It's been reported that actress Kawashima Naomi (54) lost her battle with intrahepatic bile duct cancer on September 24 at 7:55 pm at a hospital in Tokyo. The actress had received surgery in January of last year, and had recovered to a state where she could star in stage plays. However, since attending an event with her husband, pastry chef Yoroizuka Toshihiko earlier this month, her condition had worsened, forcing her to

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