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  • MEG announces her move to England

    April 12, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    MEG has announced through her blog that she will be moving to England.  According to her blog entry, MEG will continue producing music while attending 3 schools in England. She will also continue to supervise 'Maison du Ruban', her cafe with child daycare services that opened in December of last year, and 'CAROLINA GLASER', her apparel brand jointly run with Beams. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Zepp Fukuoka to close in May 2016

    April 11, 2015 @ 11:48 pm

    Zepp Fukuoka will be closing its doors on May 8, 2016.Zepp Fukuoka is located inside Hawks Town Mall near Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. It will be closing as the mall will undergo a renewal. Currently, it hasn't been decided whether the venue will be opening at a different location. Zepp Fukuoka is the biggest live house in Fukuoka that opened in 1999. Many artists have performed at this venue. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Ueto Aya reported to be pregnant!

    April 11, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

    Actress Ueto Aya (29) is pregnant with her first child.2 years and 7 months have passed since Ueto married EXILE leader and LDH president and representative director HIRO (45). The actress is in the middle of shooting for TV Asahi drama 'I'm Home' (starts April 16). Sources say that people who know about the pregnancy have been warmly supporting her in strict secrecy. According to persons concerned, Ueto had been showing her desire of becomi

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  • Tanihara Shosuke welcomes his 6th child

    April 10, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    Congratulations to actor Tanihara Shosuke (42) on the newest addition to his family! He has welcomed his 6th child, a baby girl, earlier this month. Now a father of 3 boys and 3 girls, Tanihara expressed, "My 6th child was born safely. Both mother and child are healthy." Tanihara announced his wife's pregnancy during an event for his drama back in January. On his newborn baby girl, he said, "She's like a lovely flower that will bri

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  • Crystal Kay to sing the theme song for EXILE TAKAHIRO's starring drama

    April 9, 2015 @ 4:33 am

    Crystal Kay will release her new single "Kimi ga Ita Kara" on June 3.This will be Crystal's first single release in about 3 years. The title track was written as the theme song for NTV's upcoming drama 'Wild Heroes' (premieres April 19) starring EXILE's TAKAHIRO. The drama is about a former yankee who teams up with his 6 friends to save a young girl targeted by the underworld. This will be TAKAHIRO's first lead role, and his 6 friends will b

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  • J-POP SUMMIT announces dates for 2015 festival that will offer a wider array of Japanese pop culture attractions

    April 9, 2015 @ 4:29 am

    The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco since 2009, has announced that its 7th annual event will take place Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9.The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT kicks off on Friday, August 7 with a very special Friday night premiere event at the historic Castro Theatre in association with the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.This year, the popular Bay Area annual celebration of Jap

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 3/31~4/6

    April 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from March 31st to April 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 3/31 – Tuesday 16.3%(3.6%) – 19:20-21:24 – Football: Japan vs. Uzbekistan 10.3%(1.1%) – 19:00-21:48 – Geinojin Kakuz

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/30 ~ 4/5

    April 8, 2015 @ 3:58 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for March 30 to April 5. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Coquettish Juutai Chuu" - SKE48 : 3/31 (640,451)2. "Don't look back!" - NMB48 : 3/31 (447,282)3. "The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / GamushaLIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare" - ℃-ute : 4/1 (60,689)4. "Kyuubi" - Kiryu : 4/1 (57,776)5. "Eikou Sunrise" - babyraids JAPAN : 4/1 (24,095)(Check out the full ranking her

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  • Kimura Takuya and Ueto Aya appear at press conference for upcoming drama

    April 8, 2015 @ 3:21 am

    On April 6, SMAP's Kimura Takuya appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for TV Asahi's drama "I'm Home" (starts airing on April 16, Thursdays at 9 PM.) Under the guise of parents and child, Kimura, actress Ueto Aya (29), who plays Kimura's wife in the drama, and child actor Takahashi Rai (6), who plays his son in the drama, held hands as they appeared on stage.   This is Kimura and Ueto's first co-starring drama together. When asked a

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  • Yasuda Misako holds her wedding ceremony

    April 7, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    On April 5, talento Yasuda Misako and husband, designer Shimotori Naoyuki held their wedding ceremony and reception in Tokyo.About 240 people were in attendance, including Kumada Yoko, Natsukawa Jun, and Kobayashi Sari. Yasuda showed everyone her blissful smile, wearing a beautiful pure white wedding dress.  As one of the wedding gifts, guests received candles produced by Hirosue Ryoko's husband, candle artist Candle JUNE. Yasuda and Shimotori m

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