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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka announces graduation

    July 19, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group.On July 19th, she updated her official blog and announced, "I, Kuramochi Asuka, will graduate from AKB48." Her graduation concert will be held on August 17th.Kuramochi, who was appointed as captain for Team B during the team shuffle in February of last year, explained, "As I have never experienced being a captain before, everyday was fresh and everyday was a learning ex

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  • Unicorn's Kawanishi Koichi suffers a stroke

    July 18, 2015 @ 8:32 am

    It's been reported that rock band Unicorn drummer Kawanishi Koichi has suffered a stroke. Consequently, the band will be canceling their appearances in festivals and events this summer. In an entry titled "Announcement of Cancellation of Summer Event Appearances" on their official website, Unicorn revealed, "According to instructions from the doctor, he requires about 2 months of recuperation. Thus we are canceling all of our appearance

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  • Hirosue Ryoko announces the birth of her 3rd child

    July 17, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been reported that actress Hirosue Ryoko (34) has given birth to her 3rd child.Hirosue made the announcement via her agency on July 17. Below is a translated message from the actress. "At this time, I would like to announce that I was able to give birth to a baby girl safely.Having this brand new life in front of my eyes, I am once again reminded of the beauty of this world.While being grateful for the many people who support me, and b

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's Takagi Reni fractures her left hand

    July 17, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    It's been revealed that Momoiro Clover Z member Takagi Reni has fractured her left hand.During rehearsals for the group's one-man lives scheduled to be held on July 31 and August 1 at Ecopa Stadium, Takagi fell down and fractured the distal end radius of her left hand. After a visit to the doctor, she was told that she would need about 4 months for complete recovery.  The group's public recording of TV Asahi's 'Momoclo Chan' on July 18 at Roppon

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/8~7/14

    July 16, 2015 @ 5:15 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of July 8th to July 14th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Summer Madness feat. Afrojack" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "PLAYBACK" - JUJU 03 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "I Really Like You" - Carly Rae Jepsen 05 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J

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  • Ito Hideaki to become a father!

    July 16, 2015 @ 7:29 am

    It's been reported that actor Ito Hideaki (39) will become a father this year! According to his agency, his wife is currently 4-months pregnant. They are expecting their first child in December.Last October, Ito married a former company employee 8 years his junior. He is currently in the middle of shooting the movie "TERRAFORMARS".Congratulations!Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/6 ~ 7/12

    July 15, 2015 @ 2:51 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for July 6 to 12. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Summer Madness" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 7/8 (194,883)2. "SUNNY DAY SONG / ?←HEARTBEAT" - μ's : 7/8 (86,034)3. "Omotesando / Futakotamagawa / Never Never Give Up" - Ciao Bella Cinquetti : 7/8 (21,707)4. "12 Byou" - HKT48 : 4/22 (21,613)5. "Angelic Angel / Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete" - μ's : 7/1 (17,232)(Check out the full ranking h

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  • AYABIE keyboardist Taito to withdraw from the band

    July 12, 2015 @ 4:35 am

    AYABIE's Taito (Key) will withdraw from the band after their live concert on July 31st at Ikebukuro EDGE.On his official blog, Taito explained, "I wanted to distance myself from the environment I have grown accustomed to and study once again." Also, Takehito (G) revealed that he had accepted Taito's request to withdraw as he "felt the responsibility of AYABIE not being able to produce anything since last year." Regarding AYABIE's future

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  • Koyuki & Matsuyama Kenichi welcome their 3rd child

    July 11, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

    On July 11, actor Matsuyama Kenichi (30) announced that his wife, actress Koyuki (38) has given birth to their 3rd child. The actor made a live appearance on NTV's morning news program 'Zoom In!! Saturday'  to promote his starring drama 'Dokonjo Gaeru'. During the program, Matsuyama stated, "After becoming a father, I have started to wake up early." Then, announcer Tsujioka Gido asked, "How many children do you have?" to which the actor responded

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/29 ~ 7/5

    July 10, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 29 to July 5. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Cha-Cha-Cha Champion" - Sexy Zone : 7/1 (108,003)2. "Angelic Angel/Hello, Hoshi wo Kazoete" - μ's : 7/1 (82,322)3. "Yay!!☆Natsuyasumi" - DISH// : 7/1 (28,004)4. "Kimi wo Mitsuketa Ano Hi Kara Boku no Omoi wa Hitotsu dake" - Rev.from DL : 6/30 (19,243)5. "Sayonara Matana" - Yusuke : 7/1 (15,209)(Check out the full ranking here

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