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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/18~1/24

    January 30, 2017 @ 2:59 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 18th to January 24th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hikari no Atelier" - Mr.Children 02 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 03 - "EXCITE" - Miura Daichi 04 - "Happy End" - back number 05 - "Koe" - Green Boys 06 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 07 - "Okino no T

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATIONS' tribute album to be released in March

    January 30, 2017 @ 2:59 am

    ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATIONS' tribute album "AKG TRIBUTE" will be released on March 29 to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary. 12 of the band's label mates including amazarashi, KANA-BOOM, Creepy Nuts, BLUE ENCOUNT, and Scenarioart, will be participating in the album. Each band will cover their favorite ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION song arranged in their own way. Check out the track list below.[AKG TRIBUTE]・Natsu no Hi, Zanzou / amazarashi・Kimi to I

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  • Nogizaka46's Nakamoto Himeka to halt her activities due to poor health

    January 30, 2017 @ 2:59 am

    It's been reported that Nogizaka46 member Nakamoto Himeka will be halting her activities temporarily due to her poor health condition.  Until the promotional period for Nogizaka46's 17th single (currently untitled) is over, Nakamoto will be refraining from all group and individual activities. On her official blog, she wrote, "I want to rest properly and heal completely in order to show my healthy self in front of everyone again. Please

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  • Michishige Sayumi to make a comeback with performances in spring

    January 28, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Last November, Michishige Sayumi announced that she would be resuming her activities. It's now been revealed that she will perform at Marunouchi COTTON CLUB starting March 19. At 80-minutes long, it will be a "performance not like a 'concert' or 'musical' or 'dinner show'." She is scheduled to hold 17 performances over a period of two weeks. On her upcoming performances, Michishige commented, "I am really excited to see everyone again in less tha

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  • Yuki Maomi announces the birth of her second child

    January 27, 2017 @ 8:04 am

    On January 26, talento Yuki Maomi announced that her second child has been born. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On her Instagram and blog, Yuki wrote, "I made many people worry after being hospitalized, but I feel very thankful that I was able to welcome this day with the support of many people." She also shared a photo of her newborn baby girl with her fans.  Finally, she stated, "We will support each&nbs

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/16 ~ 1/22

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for January 16 to 22. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV Main Theme Song: EXCITE" - Miura Daichi : 1/18 (29,789)2. "Akashi -soul mate-" - Fudanjuku : 1/18 (24,146)3. "Hikari no Atlier" - Mr.Children : 1/11 (20,207)4. "Futari Sezon" - Keyakizaka46 : 11/30/16 (19,970)5. "Garasu no Hitomi" - SID : 1/18 (12,547)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranki

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  • Esumi Makiko to retire from showbiz at age 50

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    On January 23, actress Esumi Makiko's (50) attorney released a statement that she would be retiring from showbiz. The statement also denied reports of the actress being involved in an extramarital affair. It explained, "It appears that there will be reports about Esumi being involved in an affair, but the person she is meeting is someone who is discussing repayment of investments with her. They are only meeting for the purpose of discussion

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  • Nakamura Aoi announces marriage to non-celebrity woman

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    On January 21, actor Nakamura Aoi (25) updated his official blog and announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Nakamura introduced his wife saying, "We have been dating for about 6 years, and she has secretly been supporting me." As the years went by, he started to "naturally think about marriage. We decided to register our marriage on the day we started dating 6 years ago, January 21."Nakam

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/11~1/17

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:01 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 11th to January 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Hikari [Ray Of Hope MIX]" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Nandemo Nai ya (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "We are" - O

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  • Rihwa to temporarily suspend her activities

    January 20, 2017 @ 8:49 am

    Rihwa has canceled her appearance at the live event "Candy Box Vol.4" to be held on March 3 at Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO for removal of vocal cord polyps. After being diagnosed with vocal cord polyps, Rihwa had been continuing her activities. However, she considered the possibility of the polyps growing larger, which would ultimately affect her singing and decided that she would be taking a break for 3 months in order to recuperate. Detail

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