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  • D☆DATE and Choshinsei (Supernova) set to collaborate

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Today it has been announced that the D-BOYS special unit, D☆DATE, and the six member South Korean dance-vocal group, Choshinsei (Supernova), are going to collaborate on various upcoming projects. Both groups revealed their collaboration during an interview in Tokyo where they talked about their upcoming joint performance at the "UNIVERSAL DREAM LIVE 2011" on March 21st. Other than that, they are also going to appear on various TV shows and

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  • Arashi sets Guinness World Records with "Android au" CMs

    February 1, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Arashi would try to land three Guinness World Records through their 60 CMs for "Android au". Well on January 31st, KDDI (Japanese telecommunications operator) announced that the records have been certified! The boys made their mark in the following three categories: - Most versions of CMs for the same product within 24 hours on terrestrial broadcasting - Most versions of CMs for the same product with

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  • Kusumi Koharu talks about her autobiography, "17 Sai no Tenshoku"

    January 31, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    We reported back in December that ex-Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu would be releasing her first essay book, and now the star has given some insight into her upcoming release. Kusumi made her debut in show business at the tender age of twelve, and graduated from Morning Musume at seventeen years old. The essay, titled "17 Sai no Tenshoku," will be a frank description of her upbringing, her graduation, and her daily life after leaving Morn

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  • AKB48's Ohshima Yuko shows great pleasure for "Zaccheroni Japan"

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko made a new blog entry about the Japanese soccer team winning the Asia Cup 2011!  She posted many messages of support for The Japan national association football team on her blog during the AFC Asian Cup 2011. Ohshima wrote, "Japanese team led by the manager Zaccheroni, has finally become Asian champion!!  I'm still soaked with the afterglow of joy.  I'm really really happy (´TдT`)!!!!!  The player, Nagatomo's nice as

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  • Kawamura Yosuke announces his marriage and first child

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Actor, Kawamura Yosuke announced that he is officially married.  According to his agency, the wife was his classmate from junior high school, and the couple registered their marriage on January 29th.  It was also announced that the wife is 6 months pregnant. It has not been revealed if they would hold a wedding ceremony or reception party, and Kawamura is not planning to hold a press conference for his marriage.  Kawamura posted a new blog ent

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  • ICONIQ's boyfriend, Tadanari Lee, wins Asian Cup for Japan + "Hoot" celebration?

    January 30, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    The boyfriend of singer ICONIQ, fourth generation Zainichi Korean soccer player, Tadanari Lee (Lee Choong Sung), has recently become a hot topic for his celebration after his game-winning goal in the Asian Cup Final against Australia. On January 30th, Japan went head-to-head with Australia at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar for the 2011 Asian Cup Final. During the 4th minute of extended time, Tadanari Lee fired in Yuto Nagatomo's cross with a b

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  • Crystal Kay apologizes to fans on her blog

    January 29, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported that singer, Crystal Kay had canceled her tour due to acute nephritis.  On January 29th, Crystal made a new entry on her official blog, and apologized to her fans for the cancellation. She wrote, "I'm sorry for making all of you worried.  My body seems a little bit tired, but I'm fine!!  It's not that serious. The doctor told me that it will be better if I get some rest, so you don't have to worry!!  Since I

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  • AKB48's Ohshima Yuko, and Fukuda Saki receive "Bridal Jewelry Princess" award

    January 29, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko, and actress Fukuda Saki have received "The 5th Bridal Jewelry Princess" awards, and appeared at the awarding ceremony held on January 28th at Tokyo Big Sight.  This award is to recognize celebrities who fit as the image leaders for bridal jewelries.  Both Ohshima and Fukuda showed up in wedding dresses designed by Katsura Yumi, and received a ring for their ring fingers. According to Ohshima, this was the firs

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi meets Avril Lavigne

    January 27, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Canadian pop-rock singer Avril Lavigne has been staying in Japan since January 23rd to promote her latest single "What The Hell", and she got to meet up with one of the nation's top idols! AKB48 member and solo artist Itano Tomomi arrived at Tokyo's Tower Records to meet the famous star. Through a translator, Itano confessed that she's been listening to Avril Lavigne's music since her middle school days, and that she feels nervous about be

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to challenge the "Tokyo Marathon 2011"

    January 27, 2011 @ 2:34 am

    AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka will be challenging the "Tokyo Marathon 2011", which will be held on February 27th.  Although she has tried the half marathon two years ago, this will be the first time she has challenged the full marathon of just over 42 km. Akimoto confessed that she is weak on long-distance running, despite being quite athletic.  According to Akimoto, the biggest reason why she would challenge the full marathon is related to

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