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  • Former Country Girls' Inaba Manaka to join Juice=Juice

    June 14, 2018 @ 3:42 am

    It's been announced that former Country Girls member Inaba Manaka will be joining Juice=Juice. Inaba graduated from Country Girls in August of 2016 due to asthma, but resumed her activities in Hokkaido last September. Since early this year, she has been participating in activities outside of Hokkaido, such as the 'Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 WINTER ~PERFECT SCORE~ ~FULL SCORE~.'  On her blog, Inaba wrote, "I n

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  • Kato Ai announces the birth of her second child

    June 14, 2018 @ 3:39 am

    On June 13, actress Kato Ai (35) announced the birth of her second child via her agency. While she hasn't revealed the baby's sex, we know that both mom and baby are in healthy condition. The actress will slowly resume her activities once things settle down at home.  Kato married a non-celebrity man seven years her senior in November of 2013. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in August of 2015 in the United States.Congratulations

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  • NGT48 welcome 16 second generation members

    June 13, 2018 @ 3:03 am

    NGT48 have welcomed 16 new members to their group. They were introduced on June 12 at NGT48 Theater in Niigata. Towards the end of the event, theater manager Imamura Etsuro appeared on stage and introduced the second generation members one by one. Besides members from Niigata, other members come from Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Gunma, and Shizuoka. The second generation members' stage debut has not been determined yet.  [NGT48 Second Generation Member Pr

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  • Matsuda Shota, Suda Masaki, and others cheer on Japanese soccer representative team in new 'au' CM

    June 12, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    Matsuda Shota, Kiritani Kenta, Hamada Gaku, Suda Masaki, Arimura Kasumi, Nanao, and Kawaei Rina star in the latest CM for 'au BLUE CHALLENGE.' 'au BLUE CHALLENGE' is a project that was launched with the aim to cheer on the Japanese representative team in the upcoming World Cup. The CM stars the cast of the "au Santaro" series, and they sing "Aida," the soccer cheer song, at different locations.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/30~6/5 2018

    June 12, 2018 @ 3:11 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 30th to June 5th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hatsukoi" - Utada Hikaru 02 - "LOSER" - Yonezu Kenshi 03 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 04 - "Awakening" - EXILE 05 - "Pride" - Takahashi Yu 06 - "Drive" - WANIMA 07 - "Natsu ga Kuru!" - TUBE 08 - "Kouen Doo

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  • Actor Kanai Yuta announces the birth of his second child

    June 12, 2018 @ 3:09 am

    On June 10, actor Kanai Yuta (33) updated his blog announcing the birth of his second child. Kanai shared a photo of him and his two sons commenting, "My second son was born without problems on June 1. To my wife, thank you for your hard work since last year." Kanai made his acting debut in 'Zukkoke Sannin Gumi ~Kaitou x Monogatari~' back in 1998 and won Rookie of the Year in 'The 24th Japan Academy Awards' with 'Juugosai Gakkou IV'. Beside

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  • Aoyama Thelma breaks up with her boyfriend

    June 8, 2018 @ 3:33 am

    On the June 7th broadcast of her radio program 'Aoyama Thelma no After School Paradise,' singer Aoyama Thelma revealed that she has broken up with her boyfriend. Aoyama made her relationship with a non-celebrity man public last year when she appeared on a TV program. At the beginning of her radio show, she shared that their relationship ended peacefully.  Prior to the program, Aoyama posted a story on her Instagram saying, "At the begi

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  • NEWS' members Koyama Keiichiro and Kato Shigeaki in trouble for drinking with a minor

    June 8, 2018 @ 3:29 am

    The other day, some tabloid magazines reported that NEWS members Koyama Keiichiro and Kato Shigeaki were drinking with a minor. As a result, Koyama's activities have been suspended temporarily, and Kato has been given a stern warning. On June 7, Koyama explained the situation on NTV's 'news every.' in which he serves as a newscaster. "She told me that she was twenty years old, so I had no idea she was

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/23~5/29 2018

    June 5, 2018 @ 3:25 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 23rd to May 29th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "LOSER" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 03 - "Blue Sky Blue" - Saijo Hideki 04 - "Kouen Doori" - Yuzu 05 - "Zaregoto" - Shima Shigeko 06 - "Drive" - WANIMA 07 - "Otomodachi Film" - Oishi Masay

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  • Former NMB48's Ichikawa Miori launches official fan club

    June 2, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    Ichikawa Miori has launched her official fan club on June 1. Ichikawa just graduated from NMB48 in May. Her official fan club features a photo gallery, a movie section, a service in which fans can receive messages from Ichikawa herself regarding events, and more. She is also planning to hold events just for fan club members.  To commemorate the launch of her official fan club, there is a campaign going on until June 30 where fans can win an auto

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