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  • Michishige Sayumi to make a comeback with performances in spring

    January 28, 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Last November, Michishige Sayumi announced that she would be resuming her activities. It's now been revealed that she will perform at Marunouchi COTTON CLUB starting March 19. At 80-minutes long, it will be a "performance not like a 'concert' or 'musical' or 'dinner show'." She is scheduled to hold 17 performances over a period of two weeks. On her upcoming performances, Michishige commented, "I am really excited to see everyone again in less tha

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  • Yuki Maomi announces the birth of her second child

    January 27, 2017 @ 8:04 am

    On January 26, talento Yuki Maomi announced that her second child has been born. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. On her Instagram and blog, Yuki wrote, "I made many people worry after being hospitalized, but I feel very thankful that I was able to welcome this day with the support of many people." She also shared a photo of her newborn baby girl with her fans.  Finally, she stated, "We will support each&nbs

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/16 ~ 1/22

    January 25, 2017 @ 9:04 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for January 16 to 22. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV Main Theme Song: EXCITE" - Miura Daichi : 1/18 (29,789)2. "Akashi -soul mate-" - Fudanjuku : 1/18 (24,146)3. "Hikari no Atlier" - Mr.Children : 1/11 (20,207)4. "Futari Sezon" - Keyakizaka46 : 11/30/16 (19,970)5. "Garasu no Hitomi" - SID : 1/18 (12,547)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranki

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  • Esumi Makiko to retire from showbiz at age 50

    January 24, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    On January 23, actress Esumi Makiko's (50) attorney released a statement that she would be retiring from showbiz. The statement also denied reports of the actress being involved in an extramarital affair. It explained, "It appears that there will be reports about Esumi being involved in an affair, but the person she is meeting is someone who is discussing repayment of investments with her. They are only meeting for the purpose of discussion

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  • Nakamura Aoi announces marriage to non-celebrity woman

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am

    On January 21, actor Nakamura Aoi (25) updated his official blog and announced his marriage to a non-celebrity woman. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Nakamura introduced his wife saying, "We have been dating for about 6 years, and she has secretly been supporting me." As the years went by, he started to "naturally think about marriage. We decided to register our marriage on the day we started dating 6 years ago, January 21."Nakam

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/11~1/17

    January 23, 2017 @ 3:01 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 11th to January 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Hikari [Ray Of Hope MIX]" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Nandemo Nai ya (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "We are" - O

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  • Rihwa to temporarily suspend her activities

    January 20, 2017 @ 8:49 am

    Rihwa has canceled her appearance at the live event "Candy Box Vol.4" to be held on March 3 at Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO for removal of vocal cord polyps. After being diagnosed with vocal cord polyps, Rihwa had been continuing her activities. However, she considered the possibility of the polyps growing larger, which would ultimately affect her singing and decided that she would be taking a break for 3 months in order to recuperate. Detail

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/9 ~ 1/15

    January 19, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for January 9 to 15. Check out the results below the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Hikari no Atelier" - Mr.Children : 1/11 (100,170)2. "Monochrome/Colorful" - Flower : 1/11 (40,845)3. "Dashing Pendelum" - M!LK : 1/11 (35,567)4. "We Don't Need To Talk Anymore" - w-inds. : 1/11 (19,126)5. "YAKIMOCHI" - Band Janai Mon! : 1/11 (14,945)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Ambitions" -

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  • Ota Aika to graduate from HKT48

    January 19, 2017 @ 9:26 am

    Ota Aika has announced her graduation from HKT48. She made the announcement on January 17 during a performance at HKT48 Theater. After the show, she updated her Instagram saying, "I started thinking about graduating at age 19. When I turned 20, I made the decision to graduate when AKB48 celebrated its 10th anniversary. These past three years, I've thought carefully about whether or not I would have any regrets. I finally found

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  • Usuda Asami and OKAMOTO'S Okamoto Reiji announce marriage

    January 15, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

    [NOTE: Please add Usuda Asami and OKAMOTO'S to artist tags.]It's been reported that actress Usuda Asami (32) and rock band OKAMOTO'S drummer Okamoto Reiji (26) have gotten married. According to Okamoto's agency, the couple started dating about two years ago. Further details will not be revealed per the couple's request. In a joint announcement, Okamoto and Asami stated, "We would like to announce that we, Okamoto Reiji and Usuda Asami,

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