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  • Check out Kuraki Mai on 'Music Lovers'

    January 23, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    On the January 22nd episode of music program 'Music Lovers', only one artist performed. Singer, Kuraki Mai performed a melody of songs. Visiting her on the show is one of her biggest fans and close friend, Figure Skating gold medalist Arakawa Shizuka. Check out her performance after the jump! - < 'Stand Up', 'Feel Fine!', 'Love, Day After Tomorrow' > - < 'Secret of my heart', 'Your Best Friend' > - <

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  • NHK to hold live concert for the Tohoku Earthquake

    January 23, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    In memory of the tragic Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan last March, NHK will be holding a live concert called "Shinsai Kara 1nen 'Ashita e' Concert" (1 Year After the Earthquake 'For Tomorrow' Concert). The concert will be held on March 10th at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Chiba and Sukagawa City Cultural Center in Fukushima simultaneously. It will feature a gorgeous line-up of artists to deliver a message to the disaster-stricken areas t

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  • Mr.Children announces new single + live DVD/Blu-ray

    January 22, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    Mr.Children has announced that they will simultaneously release a new single and a live DVD/Blu-ray on April 18th! Their new single, titled "Inori ~Namida no Kidou / End of the day / pieces", will be their first in about 3 years and 7 months. "Inori ~ Namida no Kidou" and "pieces" are the theme songs to Ikuta Toma and Yoshitaka Yuriko's upcoming movie, "Bokura ga Ita". Meanwhile, the live DVD/Blu-ray, "Mr.Children STADIUM TOUR 2011 SENSE

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  • Check out two songs off of C-ute's upcoming album!

    January 22, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    On January 20th, idol group C-ute's "Hitorijime Shitakatta Dake na no ni" and "Shiawase no Tochuu" played throughout radio stations in Japan. The two songs can be found on C-ute's upcoming album, "Dai Nana Sho 「Utsukushikutte gomen ne」", which will drop on February 8th. Check out them out below, and let us know what you think! - <Hitorijime Shitakatta Dake na no ni> <Shiawase no Tochuu>

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  • NMB48's Shirogumi reveals short PV for "Doryoku no Shizuku"

    January 22, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    NMB48's sub-unit, Shirogumi, has revealed their short PV for "Doryoku no Shizuku"! This medium-tempo pop song comes with a video that carries lush imagery. The girls seem like they're meant to embody the spirit of perseverance, and the scenes convey the message that even when you're feeling alone, keep holding on. Shirogumi's "Doryoku no Shizuku" will be included in the 'Type A' and 'Theater' versions of NMB48's upcoming single, 'Junjou

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  • FoZZtone to release a mini-album in April

    January 22, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Rock group FoZZtone will be releasing their new mini-album, "LOVE", on April 11th. The mini-album will feature a total of five songs, and is said to give off a positive vibe. Prior to the CD release, the title track will be available for download through iTunes and Recochoku, starting February 1st. Additionally, on February 3rd, the band will be releasing a live DVD through the FoZZtone Shop. The live DVD will contain footage from their

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  • Jero to release new album, "Jonetsu"

    January 22, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    Enka singer Jero has announced that he will be releasing his first album in three years! The album is titled "Jonetsu", and is scheduled to be released on February 22nd. It will contain his latest singles, "Yoake no Kaze" and "Tada... Namida", along with its coupling tracks, "Kouya no Hate ni" and "Kaenju". Additionally, the album will  include brand new songs: "Tasogare Metro" (written by AIN from NATSUMEN and composed by AxSx) and "Kita

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  • Movie theaters set to screen KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live

    January 22, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    Johnny's Entertainment will release KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi's solo live concert "heianyuki", held last September at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto, as a movie.  The live concert was directed by movie director, Tsutsumi Yukihiko, who created a roughly 70 minute long film from the concert footage. It's been about 14 years since Domoto last to teamed up with Tsutsumi in the movie "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Shanghai Gyojin Densetsu" (released in

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 announces 3rd single, 1st album, & nationwide tour

    January 22, 2012 @ 3:51 am

    On Johnny's net, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 is set to release their third single as well as their first album this spring. No additional details for both the single or album have been revealed at the moment. However, it was also announced they will be holding a nationwide live tour which will start on April 1st at Marine Messe Fukuoka.  You can check the schedule for the live tour here. (The schedule is subject to change). Stay tu

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line-up for January 27th

    January 21, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    TV Asahi's music program MUSIC STATION has revealed the artist line-up for their January 27th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature a performance by ayaka, who will be returning from her 2-year hiatus on February 1st with her album, "The beginning". SKE48, Kim Hyun Joong, and JUJU will also take on the stage for an exciting new episode you can't miss! Check out the full line-up below! - "Hello" - ayaka "Kataomoi Finall

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