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  • Kimura Kaela celebrates her birthday at a radio event

    October 24, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Kimura Kaela appeared at a public recording event for the radio program "FM802 J-HITS TOP20" in Osaka on October 23rd. Talking about her latest album "8EIGHT8" she explained, "I made the album with the thought of the conscious connection between people." As October 24th is her birthday, over 1,000 people in attendance at the event celebrated a day early by serenading her with "Happy birthday!!". One of the fans asked Kaela, "Who will yo

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  • Sakura Gakuin to release new single

    October 24, 2011 @ 3:49 am

    Twelve member idol group Sakura Gakuin has announced that they will be releasing their second single "Berishibbi" on December 21st. Sakura Gakuin debuted last December with their single, "Yume ni Mukatte". On October 23rd they held a live event at Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure where they made the announcement about their second single. It will be a song that encompasses the folk tune of "Oklahoma Mixer". Member Nakamoto Suzuka, commented "I

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  • Yoshii Kazuya forms new unit with comedian trio Dacho Club

    October 24, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    Former THE YELLOW MONKEY vocalist Yoshii Kazuya and comedian trio Dacho Club has formed a new unit called "masa-yume".  They recently held a press conference in Tokyo, where they announced that they will be releasing their debut single, "masa-yume" on November 16th. Yoshii explained his reason for approaching Dacho Club stating, "Last Christmas, I had a dream to create a band with Dacho-san, who I was a fan of."  The last time Dacho Club r

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  • Music Japan reveals their 'solo artists' lineup for October 30th!

    October 24, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    Popular music program, Music Japan, has raised the curtains to the guest lineup for their next episode airing on October 30th! From Ashida Mana to May'n and Che'nelle to Takahashi Yu, this broadcast will feature the wonderful songs from these solo artists. Check out the full details on this episode below! === "Suteki na Nichiyoubi ~Gyu Gyu good day!~" - Ashida Mana "Brain Diver" - May'n "Baby I Love You" - Che'nelle

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  • Listen to a radio rip of Yuzu's upcoming single, "Sho"!

    October 24, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    On October 22nd, duo Yuzu played their 34th single, "Sho", throughout radio stations in Japan.  It is now available on tokyohive for your listening pleasure! This is also the theme song for Fuji TV's program 'Sekai Taisou Tokyo 2011' and is set for release on November 30th. Listen to their wonderful folk melody from this 5-minute audio rip below! === http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm5bJl4bg3w ===

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  • Audio rip for upcoming single by AAA, "Charge & Go!" + discography

    October 23, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    On October 22nd, an audio-rip of  7-member group AAA's 30th single, "Charge & Go" was released! This upcoming single is set for release on November 16th.  It will also be the 2011 campaign song for Morinaga's energy drink "Weider in Jelly". Listen to their winter-themed single below! http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlupat_music? Also, check out the full track list for this new single! === [AAA's 30th single "Charge & G

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  • Check out performances from the October 23rd broadcast of Music Japan!

    October 23, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    The October 23rd episode of Music Japan featured numerous gorgeous appearances from Perfume, KARA, SHINee, and others.  From the signature electro-pop beat of Perfume to the heart-thumping rhythms of SHINee, this episode left no room for disappointment. Check it out below! === <“GLITTER” – Perfume> < “Winter Magic” – KARA> (Performance starts on 5:23 mark) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD_xETiYQNs &l

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  • Performances for this week's MUSIC STATION

    October 23, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    All five  performances from this week's MUSIC STATION, which was aired on October 21st are provided below. As expected, everyone brought their 'A' game giving viewers great vocals and charismatic performances.  (Check here for the artist line-up for next week!) ----- "Mahou no Melody" - Tegomass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IHUUQKwDUk "GLITTER" - Perfume http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjA8L7beVo8 "More Kiss" - Fairies

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  • avex releases After School's official "Diva" PV teaser

    October 23, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    via allkpop: After debuting with "Bang!" earlier this year, After School is returning to Japan with a remake of their hit "Diva"! Their agency Avex Entertainment has just released a 1:22 min. PV teaser on Youtube for fans worldwide to enjoy. Last week a bit of the preview aired during the end credits of the Geino BANG show.  Now, avex has released an official teaser for the upcoming single. Although it doesn't reveal the full track,

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  • Full audio released of the Japanese version of Super Junior's "Mr. Simple"

    October 23, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    via allkpop: Earlier this month Super Junior revealed a teaser PV for their second Japanese single, "Mr. Simple".  Although the digital single was released on October 19th, we finally have our hands on the full audio of the song. Three different version of the single are set for release on December 7th.  Until then, anxious ELFs will have to content themselves with the teaser PV and audio. Listen to the audio below and tell us what you

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