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  • Nogizaka46's Saito Chiharu & Sagara Iori to graduate

    May 21, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that members Saito Chiharu and Sagara Iori will be graduating from the group. Both Saito and Sagara will graduate after participating in all events related to the group's 20th single "Synchronicity." Their last work will be a handshake event on July 16 at Makuhari Messe.  Saito is a first generation member who first made the senbatsu in the group's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (October 2014 release). Meanwhile, Sa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/15~5/17 2018

    May 21, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    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 May 15th to May 17th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Monte Cristo === 5/15 – Tuesday 08.7% [0.3] – Hana Nochi Hare (5) > Cast: Sugisaki Hana, Hirano Sho, Nakagawa Ta

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  • Okada Junichi and Miyazaki Aoi are expecting their first child

    May 19, 2018 @ 5:58 pm

    On May 19, V6's Okada Junichi (37) and actress Miyazaki Aoi (32) made an official announcement that they are expecting a child together. In a joint announcement, the couple wrote, "At this time, we would like to announce that we have been blessed with a baby. Right now, we are overjoyed to be welcoming a new family member, and pray that the baby will be born without any problems. It's an important time for us, so please watch over us warmly." Ok

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  • miwa to provide theme song for Sakaguchi Kentaro's starring drama

    May 18, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    miwa is providing the insert song for Fuji TV's drama 'Signal: Choki Mikaiketsu Jiken Sosahan.'miwa made this announcement on May 16 during the Osaka stop of her acoustic tour 'miwa acoustic live tour 2018 - acoguissimo 4.' The drama is a human suspense revolving around Saegusa Kento (Sakaguchi Kentaro) who solves cold cases with Oyama Takeshi (Kitamura Kazuki).  For this drama, miwa wrote a song called "Unchained Love." On the song, she comment

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  • Yonezu Kenshi's song 'LOSER' used in CM for Honda's 'JADE'

    May 18, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    Yonezu Kenshi's song "LOSER" has been picked up as the CM song for Honda's 'JADE.' "LOSER" was released with "Number Nine" as Yonezu's double A-side single in September of 2016. In the CM, 'JADE' drives along stylishly to the lively song. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Moriyama Naotaro marries pianist Hirai Mamiko

    May 18, 2018 @ 3:11 am

    It's been revealed that Moriyama Naotaro has gotten married. Moriyama's wife is pianist and composer Hirai Mamiko. According to reports, the two were both born in the same year (1976) and have known each other before Moriyama's debut in 2002. She has served as the support pianist in some of Moriyama's concerts. Persons close to the two say that they have been dating for about a year or two.  Congratulations to the newlyweds!Sources: natalie, Nik

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  • Watanabe Ken and Minami Kaho finalize their divorce

    May 17, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

    On May 17, actor Watanabe Ken (58) announced that he and actress Minami Kaho (54) have divorced. In a fax statement to the media, Watanabe's agency said, "This is an announcement regarding our agency's Watanabe Ken. We would like to announce that divorce has been finalized between actress Minami Kaho-san and Watanabe."On the same day, Minami tweeted about their divorce, "At this time, I would like to announce that we have settled on a divorc

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  • Singer Saijo Hideki passes away at 63

    May 17, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    It's been reported that singer Saijo Hideki passed away on May 16 due to acute heart failure. He was 63 years old. Saijo continued his activities despite being paralyzed on the whole right side of his body after suffering a stroke in 2003 and 2011. He released an album commemorating his 60th birthday in 2015, then performed at 'FNS Kayosai' in 2016. Details regarding his vigil, funeral, and memorial service will be revealed later.  Saijo was bor

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 5/11~5/14 2018

    May 17, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    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 May 11th to May 14th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: Anata ni wa Kaeru Ie ga Aru === 5/11 – Friday 07.5% [2.4] – Kaseifu no Mitazono 2 (4) > Cast: Matsuoka Masahiro,

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/9~5/15 2018

    May 17, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 9th to May 15th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Todokanai Kara" - Hirai Ken 03 - "KISS is my life." - SingTuyo 04 - "Zero" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05 - "HANABI" - Mr.Children 06 - "To see the future" - Ren (Kusunoki Tomori) 07 - "Play

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