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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria fractures her left wrist

    May 21, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    On May 21, it was reported that AKB48 member Kizaki Yuria fractured her left wrist during the rehearsal for a professional wrestling project 'Mecha Nippon Joshi Pro Wrestling', a part of Fuji TV's variety program 'Mecha×2 Iketeru!'.   According to Fuji TV, Kizaki was diagnosed with "fracture of the left distal radius" at a hospital in Tokyo and is required 3-4 weeks for complete recovery. In addition, they commented, "We placed utmost

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  • Gacharic Spin to perform at France's Japan Expo

    May 20, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

    All-female J-Rock band Gacharic Spin will perform at France's Japan Expo this summer. Gacharic Spin joins previously announced musical guests Berryz Kobo, C-ute, moumoon, and Nakagawa Shoko at the 5-day event which will be held July 2-6, 2014 in Paris.Event information:http://www.japan-expo.com/en/Formed by bassist F Chopper KOGA and drummer Hana, the band has contributed to Sony PSP's Hatsune Miku Project Diva series and crea

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  • Sexy Zone's 6th single tops Oricon weekly chart

    May 20, 2014 @ 3:04 am

    Five-member group Sexy Zone's sixth single "King & Queen & Joker" (went on sale on May 14) sold 151,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. Since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released in November 2011), this is the sixth consecutive time that their single has topped the chart. The first week sales for this latest single exceeded the previous one's 145,000 copies.The title track is being used t

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  • TOKIO's Joshima Shigeru chosen as the marathon runner for 24-Hour TV

    May 20, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    It was announced that TOKIO's leader Joshima Shigeru has been chosen as the charity marathon runner for NTV's annual telethon '24-Hour Television' (to be aired on August 30th ~ 31st).This announcement was made on the night of 18th during the live broadcasting of NTV's variety show "Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudanjo".   Joshima will be the second TOKIO member to take on the charity marathon as fellow member Yamaguchi Tatsuya has don

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  • Ichihara Hayato & Mukouyama Shiho to get married this year?

    May 19, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

    Recently there have been rumors circulating that actor Ichihara Hayato (27) and model Mukouyama Shiho (28) will get married this year. Ichihara's agency admitted to the rumors with, "We have heard that they are talking about things positively."  The couple's relationship was first reported back in April 2012. Shortly after, Ichihara admitted to the reports through his blog saying, "I'm sure some people have heard about this through the medi

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces her 1st arena tour + 3rd album

    May 18, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

    On May 18 at Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's live concert at Zepp Tokyo, sheannounced that she would release her 3rd album "Pika Pika Fantajin" on July 9, and hold her 1st arena tour in this fall. Kyary's 1st arena tour will be kicked off on October 18 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall, and according to her, the theme will be "death."During the concert, Kyary who is currently in the middle of her world tour "NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014", talked about the wo

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  • CHAGE releases comment in response to ASKA's arrest

    May 18, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    It's been announced that CHAGE and ASKA's ASKA was arrested on May 17.According to their official website, ASKA was arrested for the violation of Stimulants Control Law. Along with the announcement, their agency Rockdom Artists has released a letter of apology. More details will be announced later as the facts of the case are currently being confirmed.   CHAGE has also released a comment regarding this matter, "I have been waiting for ASKA's ret

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  • My Little Lover's akko announces her marriage

    May 16, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    On May 15, My Little Lover's akko announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man.  Though her official blog, akko reported, "I, akko, got married last month." She revealed that she met her husband through work, "It's been years since I've met him. In the beginning, we both didn't really feel anything for each other, but as we talked about many things, it was surprising to see how we were similar. We realized that what we were aiming for were as s

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/7~5/13

    May 15, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 7th to May 13th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "GUTS!" - Arashi 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 06 - "Nijiiro" - Aya

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI go on a 'starlight drive'

    May 15, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    It's been revealed that SEKAI NO OWARI's popular song "Starlight Parade" (released in 2011) has been chosen as the new CM song for Toyota Motor's 'Ractis'. In addition, the band members will be making an appearance in the CM.The CM tells a story of the members on their way from the starry sky to a party while performing "Starlight Parade". Each member gave the appeal of the CM: Fukase - "In the scene where we walk toward Ractis, we walk spontaneo

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