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  • HKT48's Okamoto Naoko to graduate

    April 4, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    HKT48 Team H member Okamoto Naoko will graduate from the group.This announcement was made on April 2 during Team H's performance at HKT48 Theater. Afterwards, Okamoto updated her Google+ account explaining her reason for graduating, "I decided to take a step outside of HKT48 and pursue the path of acting." She then called out to her fellow members and fans, "I don't have any regrets as an idol. I was able to make it this far because of

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  • Nogizaka46 member Nakamoto Himeka to resume her activities

    April 4, 2017 @ 8:50 am

    Nogizaka46 member Nakamoto Himeka will be resuming her activities.  Nakamoto halted her activities in January due to her poor health condition. On her blog, she wrote, "I thought about many things these past few months, and I wanted to come back and do my best. It was a really big thing that I was able to come up with this answer myself." On her upcoming activities, she commented, "I'm sure there will be some confusion as there wi

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  • URBANGARDE releases twisted Christmas live album Tenshi de Akuma

    April 4, 2017 @ 8:49 am

    URBANGARDE will release their first live album Urbangarde 2016 Xmas Special Hall Live Tenshi De Akuma ("Angel and Devil") on April 12, 2017. The regular CD version will contain the complete concert audio and a live performance DVD, while a limited-press lower-price version will showcase selected concert tracks.URBANGARDE's one-man holiday concert, recorded at Shibuya Ward Culture Center on December 17, 2016, was divided into "

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  • Anne & Higashide Masahiro are expecting their third child

    April 4, 2017 @ 8:45 am

    Actress Anne (30) and actor Higashide Masahiro (29) are expecting their third child. On March 29, Anne appeared at the 1-year anniversary event for 'METoA Ginza', wearing a loose dress to hide her small belly. Her agency confirmed her pregnancy, but they did not reveal how far along she is. Anne and Higashide tied the knot on January 1, 2015. They welcomed twin girls last May.Congratulations!Source: Oricon via Excite news

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  • Nakashima Mika and Salyu sing the CM song for Tokyo Metro's 'Find my Tokyo.' campaign

    March 31, 2017 @ 9:37 am

    The latest CM for Tokyo Metro's 'Find my Tokyo.' campaign features a collaboration song by Nakashima Mika and Salyu titled "Happy Life".Actress Ishihara Satomi is the face of the 'Find my Tokyo.' campaign, and record producer Kobayashi Takeshi produces its music. In the new CM, Ishihara draws out the charm of Urayasu by enjoying seafood and sea fishing. Nakashima also stars in this CM.  You can take a look at the CM below.Source & Image

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  • Suneohair and Tomosaka Rie divorced last year

    March 30, 2017 @ 9:32 am

    Suneohair and Tomosaka Rie had divorced late last year. On her blog, Tomosaka explained that it was a peaceful divorce. Regarding her ex-husband, she wrote, "He writes music, sings songs, and has a very delicate heart. He is different from me, and is unable to put a dividing line between his life and work. I am also a mother, so I live my life under practical matters. Before we realized it, I think he was unable to balance that." Suneoh

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  • exist†trace Jyou & miko launch Civarize fashion campaign

    March 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am

    exist†trace members Jyou (vo.) and miko (vo./gt.) appear as models for the Japanese fashion brand CIVARIZE 2017 Spring Season Collection with limited in-store flyers available through the end of March.  More info:  http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/rhydeal/20170318_exist.html   The band recently announced a series of monthly one-man shows in Japan on the 19th day of each month (the 19th, "IGU DAY", is the band's special day for events based on the k

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts of 3/20 ~ 03/26

    March 29, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for March 20 to 26. Check it out below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 : 03/22 (874,528)2. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA MASTER Treasure☆" - Shimamura Uzuki (CV: Ohashi Ayaka), Shibuya Rin (CV: Fukuhara Ayaka), Jougasaki Mika (CV: Yoshimura Haruka), Honda Mio (CV: Hara Sayuri), Tada Riina (CV: Aoki Ruriko) : 03/22 (40,889)3. "Oh yeah!!" - SNUPER : 03/22 (30,581)4. "Promise the Star" - BiSH

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/15~3/21

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 15th to March 21st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kono Yami wo Terasu Hikari no Mukou ni" - Anly+Sukima Switch= 02 - "Motion" - Nishiuchi Mariya 03 - "Otona no Okite" - Doughnuts Hole* 04 - "Yattemiyou" - WANIMA 05 - "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 06 - "Tatta" - Y

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  • Goto Maki gives birth to second child

    March 27, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    On March 24, Goto Maki gave birth to her second child, a baby boy. In a blog announcement the following day, Goto reflected, "It took longer, and it was more tiring, both mentally and physically, compared to the time I delivered my daughter." She continued, "The moment he let out his first cry, my tears naturally wrapped up the pain, and I was immediately full of bliss..." Then concluded, "Together with my husband, I hope to do our best and enjoy

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