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  • SMAP members talk about recent troubles on live 'SMAP×SMAP' appearance

    January 18, 2016 @ 11:44 am

    On January 18, SMAP members made a live appearance on their Fuji TV program "SMAP×SMAP" and talked about recent trouble.  First of all, Kimura Takuya started with, "It is January 18th 2016 today. We have caused a public uproar since last week about us, SMAP, and we gave worries to so many people. If things kept going, I was afraid that SMAP could break up in midair, so we thought it was important for five of us together to explain to everyone. T

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  • AKB48's last 2nd generation member Kobayashi Kana announces graduation

    January 18, 2016 @ 12:28 am

    AKB48's Kobayashi Kana (Team B) has announced her graduation from the group.Kobayashi made this announcement on January 17th during their event "AKB48 Tandoku Request Hour Setlist Best 100 2016" at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. She decided to graduate this year as she has reached her 10 year mark since joining the group. "I plan on doing what I can do," she said.  Kobayashi is the last 2nd generation member in AKB48. Among all members, she has appeared

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/6~1/12

    January 17, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 6th to January 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 02 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 03 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 04 - "SUN" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Ki-mi-ni-mu-chu" - EXILE 06 - "Mirai" - Kobukuro 07

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  • NMB48's Kondo Rina announces graduation

    January 16, 2016 @ 8:07 pm

    NMB48 Team M's Kondo Rina has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on January 16th during Team M's performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. She also reported her graduation on her official Twitter account, "I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do yet, but my dreams of becoming an actress haven't changed. I want to continue to do my best." Kondo's graduation concert will be held on January 27th. More

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  • Anne and Higashide Masahiro are pregnant with twins!

    January 15, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    Actor Higashide Masahiro and actress Anne, who tied the knot on New Year's day last year, are expecting twin babies!According to the agency, Anne is scheduled to give birth in the summer. The announcement released by the agency states, "As it will be twins, there will be no stable period, so please watch over the couple quietly for a while." Anne and Higashide met through NHK's morning drama "Gochisousan" (aired during September 2013 ~

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  • [BREAKING] Johnny & Associates releases official statement regarding SMAP's disbandment

    January 13, 2016 @ 2:00 am

    As we reported earlier, media outlets reported that SMAP is disbanding.According to Sponichi Annex, on the 12th, the group's 58-year-old female manager who is often described as their 'foster parent', resigned from the position of director from J Dream, Inc., a subsidiary company of Johnny's & Associates, inc., and she will also be leaving Johnny & Associates, Inc. next month.Apparently, four members out of five;&

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  • [BREAKING] SMAP rumored to be disbanding

    January 12, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

    On January 12, a few media outlets reported that SMAP is disbanding.According to Sponichi Annex, on the 12th, the group's 58-year-old female manager who is often described as their 'foster parent', resigned from the position of director from J Dream, Inc., a subsidiary company of Johnny's & Associates, inc., and she will also be leaving Johnny & Associates, Inc. next month.Apparently, four members out of five; Nakai Ma

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  • Arashi's 'Japonism' album hits million sales mark

    January 12, 2016 @ 2:31 pm

    Arashi's latest album 'Japonism' (released in October 2015) sold 3,513 copies during the week, and its cumulative sales has now reached a million copies, 1,001,000 copies to be exact. This marks the group's 3rd million-selling album after 'All the BEST! 1999-2009' (released in August 2009, 1,961,000 copies) and 'Boku no Miteiru Fuukei' (released in August 2010, 1,132,000 copies).This is also the first time in 3 years and 7 months for a male arti

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and DAIGO hold a press conference for their marriage

    January 12, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    Newlywed couple Kitagawa Keiko (29) and DAIGO (37), who just submitted their marriage registration on January 11, held a press conference the same day.While receiving a flood of spotlight, Kitagawa showed a ring to the press, and the newlywed couple talked about how their romance began. The couple first met through TBS drama "LADY ~Saigo no Hanzai Profile~", which aired in 2011, and they met again at the shooting for a variety show on Janua

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/30~1/5

    January 11, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 30th to January 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 02 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Gaki no Tsukai 'OUT' ringtone" - Gaki no Tsukai (TV Show) 04 - "SUN" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Ki-mi-ni-mu-chu" - EXILE 06 - "Umi no Koe" - U

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