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  • Nogizaka46's latest single sells over 500,000 copies during the first week

    March 24, 2015 @ 3:01 am

    Oricon revealed that idol group Nogizaka46's 11th single "Inochi wa Utsukushii", which went on sale on March 18, topped its weekly single ranking after selling 500,297 copies during the first week.This is the first time for the group to reach the first week sales of 500,000 copies. "Inochi wa Utsukushii" is Nogizaka46's 10th consecutive No.1 single. As it took only 3 years and 1 month to achieve 10 chart-topping singles since their debut on

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  • Kiritani Mirei graduates from Ferris University

    March 21, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

    On March 20, actress/model Kiritani Mirei (25) updated her blog and announced her graduation from Ferris University.Kiritani started off the blog saying, "It's a personal matter, but I have something to announce to everybody. Today, March 20, I have graduated from college. Including my 2-year leave, I've graduated 7 years after entering school." She looked back on her college days, "I took longer than most people, but because of that, I was

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  • Perfume launch anniversary website

    March 21, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

    Perfume has launched an anniversary website to commemorate 15 years since their formation and 10 years since their major debut. The website, called 'Perfume Anniversary Website', will reveal information on new releases and lives, and it will also feature special contents for their fans. Currently, the website includes a video of the members commenting on the opening of their website. In the video, A-chan says, "In 2015 I believe th

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  • VAMPS' official street team recruiting for New York concert and USA tour

    March 20, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by HYDE (L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), is recruiting Official Street Team Members to support the rock band's headlining show at New York City's Best Buy Theater on May 1. Volunteers are also needed in cities across America as VAMPS tours with SIXX:AM this spring. Tickets for the New York show are on sale now at AXS.com. Street Team Volunteers will help distribute official V

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  • 6 people injured during Domoto Koichi's musical 'Endless SHOCK'

    March 20, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    On March 19, it was reported that there was an accident at the Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, during musical "Endless SHOCK" starring KinKi Kids' Domoto Koichi. The accident involved an 800 kilogram LED panel on the stage falling down, and according to Toho which operates the theatre, total of 6 people, 5 cast members and 1 staff member, got injured. Due to the accident, the evening performance for the day was cancelled. Toho reported vi

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  • Mr.Children's new song to be used in CM for 'Calpis Water'

    March 19, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    Mr.Children's new song "Unmei" will be used in Calpis Water's new CM "Umi no Chikaku de Shoka" (early summer near the beach)."Unmei" is one of 23 songs that will be included in the "REFLECTION {Naked}" version of Mr.Children's new album "REFLECTION" that's slated for release on June 4. You can check out the CMs and making-of footage below.  [15 Seconds][30 Seconds][Making Footage]Source: natalie

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  • Kato Natsuki holds her wedding ceremony

    March 19, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    On March 16, actress & model Kato Natsuki updated her blog and announced that she recently held her wedding ceremony. Kato registered her marriage with a non-celebrity man last June. In her blog, she started off by saying, "We held our wedding ceremony the other day~ We were finally able to hold it after registering our marriage on June 6 of last year." During an event last year, Kato said that she wanted to wear a kimono during her ceremony. "I

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  • Azuma Takahiro & Yasu Megumi become parents

    March 18, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    It's been reported that comedian Azuma Takahiro and talento Yasu Megumi have welcomed their first child.The couple made the announcement on March 17 via a fax release to the press through their agencies. In the fax statement, Azuma announced the birth of their baby girl saying, "Our Yasu-san did a good job!! She weighs 3158 grams (6 lbs 15 oz) and is 50 cm (approx. 20 inches) tall." He also revealed that his daughter resembles his fathe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/9 ~ 3/15

    March 18, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 9 to 15. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "KISS KISS KISS" - KAT-TUN : 3/11 (153,457)2. "Your Number" - SHINee : 3/11 (131,409)3. "Yacchatta!!" - Busaiku : 3/8 (73,137)4. "Seishunfu" - Momoiro Clover Z : 3/11 (64,310)5. "Green Flash" - AKB48 : 3/4 (16,325)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Sexy Power 3" - Sexy Zone : 3/11 (101,350)2. "I.M.G.~wi

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  • Suzanne announces her divorce with Saito Kazumi

    March 18, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

    On March 17, talento Suzanne (28) announced that she has divorced former pitcher for Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and baseball commentator Saito Kazumi (37).The couple married in December of 2011 and welcomed their son in January of last year. Below is a translated message from Suzanne:"At this time, I would like to announce that I, Suzanne, have divorced my husband Saito Kazumi-san. I sincerely apologize to all persons involved, as well as to those wh

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