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  • Tokunaga Hideaki to halt his activities due until late-March

    March 4, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    It's been reported that Tokunaga Hideaki has moyamoya disease and will be halting his activities until late-March. Moyamoya disease is a rare disorder in which certain arteries in the brain are constricted.  Tokunaga had been feeling unwell since early February. After a visit to the doctor, he was found with moyamoya disease. In addition to surgery, he was told that he needs to take some time off for treatment of the condition. On Febr

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  • Preview Sakanaction's new song in CMs for 'Anessa'

    March 4, 2016 @ 10:03 am

    The new CMs for Shiseido's sunscreen "Anessa" featuring a clip of Sakanaction's song is now on air. Anessa's latest CM stars actress Maki Yoko, who gives the appeal of the product with the catch phrase: "Sweat will become a woman's weapon." There are two different versions of the CM, which can be seen below. The CM song's title and release date has not been revealed at this time. Stay tuned for follow-up reports

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  • Two new members to join LinQ

    March 4, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    LinQ has announced that BudLaB's Seto Kaede and Kaizuki Rana will be joining the group.  This was announced on March 3 during "LinQ Supreme Talk" on LINE LIVE by members Ichinose Miku and Ooba Ayaka. At the end of the program, a video started playing and introduced the two new members. Seto and Kaizuki are members of kenkyuusei group BudLaB, and they will be promoted to LinQ on March 13 when they hold their debut concert at Tenjin

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  • Kimura Kaela becomes image character for 'naive'

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:43 am

    Kimura Kaela is the new image character "naiveee" for skin care brand 'naive'.  This spring, 'naive' will be undergoing a renewal, and their new line up of products will hit stores on March 11. In the recently unveiled photos, Kimura wears a bubble dress and pig's nose as the brand's newest image character. "naiveee" is set to appear in many of the brand's upcoming promotions.  Source & Image(s): natalie

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  • ONE OK ROCK's new song 'Always coming back' to be used in CM for NTT Docomo

    March 4, 2016 @ 9:42 am

    ONE OK ROCK's new song "Always coming back" has been picked up as the CM song for NTT Docomo. Following "Wherever you are" and "Cry out", this is ONE OK ROCK's third song to be used in NTT Docomo's CMs. "Always coming back" will be available for download via iTunes Store, dHits, and dMusic on March 11. In other news, ONE OK ROCK are getting ready to set out on their U.S. tour with Issues and Crown The Empire starting Marc

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  • Eikura Nana & Kaku Kento reported to be in a relationship

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    It's been reported that actress Eikura Nana (28) and actor Kaku Kento (26) are in a romantic relationship. On these reports, agencies on both sides released a comment saying, "We have heard that they are good friends."  The two co-starred in the TBS drama "N no Tame ni" in 2014. Previously there were rumors on the internet about the couple being spotted together. However, according to reports, they started dating last spring. Reports also s

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  • Base Ball Bear's Yuasa Shohei leaves the band

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Base Ball Bear guitarist Yuasa Shohei has withdrawn from the band. According to the band's official website, Yuasa did not show up to the studio in mid-February for a song production. Since then, the members were unable to get a hold of him. Afterwards, through a third person, Yuasa announced that he would no longer be able to continue his activities as Base Ball Bear. The band's upcoming tour "Base Ball Bear Tour: LIVE BY THE C2", kick

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  • Abe Mao announces divorce

    March 3, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Abe Mao has announced that she has gotten divorced. On March 1, the singer published a comment on her official website announcing the divorce. She wrote, "We met, fell in love, got married, and were blessed with a precious son. The past three years I was able to learn many things, and it was the most pronounced time of my life. To be frank, I can say I was both the happiest and saddest I've ever been in my life. Writing about it in this way,

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/22 ~ 2/28

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for February 22 to 28. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Fukkatsu LOVE" - Arashi : 2/24 (485,006)2. "Dear Bride" - BTOB : 2/24 (94,230)3. "Mata Kimi to..." - Choshinsei : 2/24 (48,166)4. "Kissing to feel" - U-KISS : 2/24 (34,007)5. "Jackpot (Japanese Version)" - Block B : 2/24 (25,683)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Welcome to Sexy Zone" - Sexy Zone :

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  • Nogizaka46's Yamazaki Rena is accepted into Keio University

    March 2, 2016 @ 10:46 am

    Nogizaka46 member Yamazaki Rena has been accepted into Keio University. She will begin school this spring. In order to focus on her studies, Yamazaki did not participate in Nogizaka46's single "Taiyou Knock" (released last July) and put her activities on hold. Yamazaki announced her acceptance into Keio University on March 2 via her official blog, and revealed that she decided to continue her education because she was unable to communicate w

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