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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/22 ~ 6/28

    July 1, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 22 to 28. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Chumu Chumu" - NEWS : 6/24 (124,088)2. "Flavor of kiss" - AAA : 6/24 (37,071)3. "Evolution Eve" - Quartet Night : 6/24 (26,595)4. "My Instant Song E.P." - MONOEYES : 6/24 (20,794)5. "Natsu ni Kiss Shite Ii Desu ka?" - Ars Magna : 6/24 (19,222)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "JUMPing CAR" - Hey! Say! JUMP

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  • Uehara Takako to resume her activities

    June 29, 2015 @ 5:59 am

    On June 29th, singer and talento Uehara Takako updated her official blog for the first time in about 9 months. She reported that she will be resuming work after taking some time off. Last September 25th, Uehara lost her husband, ET-KING's TENN to suicide. Then on September 29th, she wrote on her official blog "Right now, I want to make efforts to slowly recover my daily life while finding closure. I will do my best so you can see m

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  • Nogizaka46's sister group 'Toriizaka46' to form

    June 28, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    Sony Music Entertainment has announced that they will be holding 1st generation auditions for Nogizaka46's sister group 'Toriizaka46'.As Nogizaka46 has been successful over the years, it was decided that Toriizaka46 would form as the 2nd group of the "sakamichi series" (slope series). Toriizaka is a slope located in Azabu of Minato Ward, Tokyo. It is near Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi, where Nogizaka46's under live was held. Toriizaka46 will begin t

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  • SMAP's Nakai Masahiro reveals that he had surgery to remove throat tumor

    June 28, 2015 @ 10:12 pm

    On June 27th, SMAP's Nakai Masahiro revealed that he had surgery earlier this month to remove a tumor in his throat. Nakai had an uncomfortable feeling in his throat since about a year and a half ago. Because his voice had gotten so raspy, he went to see a doctor in late-May. Upon detailed examination, a tumor was found in his throat and the doctor told him that it could be cancerous. Consequently, he received surgery on "June 3rd or 4th".&n

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/17~6/23

    June 28, 2015 @ 10:05 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 17th to June 23rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Beautiful" - Superfly 02 - "Kimi ga Ita Kara" - Crystal Kay 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Arigatou Forever..." - Nishiuchi Mariya 05 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 0

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  • Ito Misaki gives birth to her 2nd child

    June 28, 2015 @ 1:22 am

    Model and actress Ito Misaki (38) has given birth to her 2nd child.On June 26th, Ito made the announcement through her agency. According to the announcement, she gave birth to a baby boy on June 23rd. "Both mother and baby are in a healthy condition, so please rest assured," she said.Ito, who is now a mother of 2, expressed, "My days will be spent taking care of my children for awhile. I hope to raise them while cherishing the small happiness in

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 6/19~6/25

    June 27, 2015 @ 5:43 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 June 19th to June 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: DoS Deka === 6/19 – Friday 09.1%(1.5%) – 19:00-21:00 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke Special 12.9%(2.7%) – 21:00-22:

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  • Moonriders' Takekawa Masahiro hospitalized for acute aortic dissection

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    It's been reported that Moonriders' Takekawa Masahiro (Violin, Tp, Cho) has been hospitalized due to acute aortic dissection. On June 18, Takekawa felt ill at home and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. After running some tests, he was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection, which is a life-threatening disorder that affects the main artery of the body. Since then, he has undergone emergency surgery. He is now fighting the ill

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  • Manabe Kaori and Yoshii Kazuya are married & expecting their 1st child

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Before dawn on June 26, talento Manabe Kaori (35) announced her marriage to singer Yoshii Kazuya (48) via her official blog. The couple is also expecting their first child together this fall. Manabe started off her blog entry saying, "To everyone who supports me and other persons concerned," and reported the happy news, "I, Manabe Kaori, would like to announce my marriage to Yoshii Kazuya-san, who I have been dating for some time. We have al

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  • LAGOON guitarist RINO to withdraw from the band

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    It's been announced that LAGOON's guitarist RINO will withdraw from the band on June 30.RINO, who is a mother of one, became a member of LAGOON after passing the audition in 2014. The band recently released their 2nd single "KNOCKED-OUT BOY" on May 27.  On the reason for her leaving the band, RINO wrote on their official website, "After discussing the goal of musicality with the members and staff, I had a different vision and decided to go

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