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  • Kiritani Kenta welcomes the birth of his 2nd child

    February 12, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    On February 11, actor Kiritani Kenta (36) announced through his agency's website that his second child has been born. As with his firstborn, he has not revealed the baby's sex nor birthdate. In an entry titled, "With thanks to the heavens and everyone," he wrote, "It's quite sudden, but a second angel has appeared in my world." He also expressed, "Thank you for everything until now. Please continue to support me. I hope that everyo

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  • SKE48 Team E's Koishi Kumiko announces graduation

    February 11, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    On February 10, SKE48 Team E member Koishi Kumiko announced her graduation during the group's concert at SKE48 Theater.  A message by Koishi has been uploaded onto SKE48's official website explaining, "I decided to graduate as I wanted to study for my dream." On her future activities, she commented, "My last day hasn't been decided yet, but I will work harder than before, so please continue to support me until the end." More details wi

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  • Morning Musume.'16 member Nonaka Miki cancels event appearances due to fractured foot

    February 11, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    It's been reported that Morning Musume.'16 member Nonaka Miki has fractured her left foot. As such, she will require four weeks of rest and has canceled her appearances in concerts and events scheduled in February. On February 9, Nonaka fell down and injured her left foot. The doctor found that the fifth metatarsal bone was fractured along with damage to the calcaneocuboid ligament.  The following appearances by Nonaka have been c

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/1 ~ 2/7

    February 10, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for February 1 to 7. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Wanna be!" - BOYS AND MEN : 2/3 (62,519)2. "Miren Gokoro" - Hikawa Kiyoshi : 2/2 (44,787)3. "Next is you! / Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattanjanai" - NEXT YOU / Juice=Juice : 2/3 (41,745)4. "Mirai e" - Naoto Inti Raymi : 2/3 (13,837)5. "Sexy Young Beautiful" - Happiness : 2/3 (13,532)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Week

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/27~2/2

    February 9, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 27 to February 2. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 02 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 03 - "Make Me Complete" - BoA 04 - "SUN" - Hoshino Gen 05 - "Hane" - Inaba Koshi 06 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 07 -

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  • Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon to graduate from the group & Hello! Project

    February 7, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon will graduate from the group and Hello! Project after the spring concert tour. Since joining the group in 2001 as a 9th generation member, Suzuki has been loved by the fans with her nickname "Zukki." She served as one of the centers for the group's last single "Oh my wish!", and her diet success of over 10 kilograms also caught people's attention.On Hello! Project's official site, Suzuki re

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  • Kitagawa Yujin and Takashima Aya are expecting their 2nd child

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:05 am

    Yuzu leader Kitagawa Yujin's wife, freelance announcer Takashima Aya, is pregnant with their second child. On Yuzu's official website, Kitagawa wrote, "We will be gaining a new family member." He added, "As before, I hope to tackle my musical activities with all my might and continue to make good music as we anticipate our 20th anniversary." Kitagawa and Takashima registered their marriage in October of 2011 and welcomed their firs

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  • Yamashita Yukari announces graduation from SKE48

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    SKE48 Team KII member Yamashita Yukari has announced that she will be graduating from the group.  This was announced on February 4 during Team KII's performance at SKE48 Theater. Following the concert, Yamashita uploaded a message on the group's official website, stating, "I had been thinking about it since 2 years ago, and last year, I talked about it with many different people. I wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible, so that we

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  • NMB48's Kurokawa Hazuki to temporarily suspend her activities

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    NMB48 Team BII member Kurokawa Hazuki has announced that she will temporarily suspend her activities. Kurosawa released a statement on NMB48's official blog, explaining, "The reason is to prioritize my studies. I was actually thinking about graduating, but I don't want to quit right now. I also thought that I would regret it if I graduate right now. This is why I am temporarily suspending my activities." She continued, "After I take a look at mys

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  • X JAPAN guitarist PATA diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been reported that X JAPAN guitarist PATA has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis, making it difficult for him to be musically active. As such, the band have announced that they will temporarily halt their activities. On January 15, PATA was suddenly hospitalized and admitted into the intensive care unit. He is currently receiving IV drip and is in a state of reduced activity.  Due to this urgent situation, X JAPAN's conce

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