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  • EXILE ATSUSHI covers Nakajima Miyuki's 'Ito' for Toyota Home CM

    April 26, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Toyota Home's new CMs (on air April 29) feature EXILE ATSUSHI's cover of Nakajima Miyuki's song "Ito". Starring actresses Yoshida Yo and Matsuoka Mayu, the CMs portray the importance of family bonds. Take a look at the CMs below.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Inoue Mao to resign from seventh avenue

    April 26, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Actress Inoue Mao (29) will be resigning from seventh avenue.According to multiple reports, her resignation was recently discussed, and her agency accepted. It appears she has decided to go independent before turning 30 years old. It hasn't yet been determined when Inoue would be resigning from the agency. Her latest CM with Tamaki Hiroshi for Takara Holdings' "Shochikubai Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake" just went on ai

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  • NMB48's Kenkyuusei Shibata Yui to graduate

    April 25, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

    It's been announced that NMB48 Team M draft kenkyuusei Shibata Yui will graduate from the group. This announcement was made on April 22 during a performance at NMB48 Theater. After the show, she updated her blog to follow up with the announcement. "Since late last month, my physical condition has been poor, and recently, I've been thinking a lot about my future. I made this decision because I wanted to study more. Next year, I plan on going to a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/13~4/19

    April 25, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of April 13th to April 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" - Utada Hikaru 02 - "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" - Nishino Kana 03 - "FLASH" - Perfume 04 - "Tomo yo ~ Kono Saki mo Zutto..." - Ketsumeishi 05 - "Share The Love" - THE Sharehappi 06 - "Feel So

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  • YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to support Kumamoto earthquake victims

    April 22, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) has donated 10 million JPY (approximately $90,499 USD) to support victims of the Kumamoto earthquake. This donation was made by his nonprofit foundation Yoshiki Foundation America.  YOSHIKI, who was in Japan at the time of the disaster, was disheartened by the amount of damage caused by the earthquake. He wanted to do something for the victims, so he donated 10 million JPY to Japanese Red Cross' Kumamoto Earthqua

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  • Former Hey! Say! JUMP's Morimoto Ryutaro returns to entertainment industry

    April 22, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Former Hey! Say! JUMP member Morimoto Ryutaro will be returning to the entertainment industry after four years. On April 21, he started an official LINE blog announcing that he will serve as the main vocalist and producer of vocal unit ZERO. Morimoto expressed through his blog, "I'll be returning to the entertainment industry after four years. I only have feelings of gratitude for those who have followed me until now. Thank you very muc

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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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