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  • Komuro Tetsuya announces retirement

    January 19, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    On January 19th, musician Komuro Tetsuya held a press conference in Tokyo announcing his retirement. Komuro held the press conference after a tabloid magazine published allegations of him cheating on his wife. He first apologized to his wife, family, fans, and the woman involved in the scandal. His decision to retire is his way of coming to terms with the uproar.  Komuro made his debut as a member of TM NETWORK in 1984.

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  • Hirose Alice and Suzu apologize following brother's arrest for driving under the influence

    January 18, 2018 @ 3:25 am

    On January 19, actresses Hirose Alice and Suzu apologized following their older brother's arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Alice tweeted, "To my supporters and persons concerned, I am sorry for worrying you. I am on the set of my morning drama today. I will do my best as always, so please continue to support me."Similarly, Suzu said, "Everyone, I am sorry to have caused trouble... I will concentrate and do my best today."Source

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/3~1/9 2018

    January 16, 2018 @ 3:25 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of January 3rd to January 9th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Mabataki" - back number 03 - "Ima dake" - Takahashi Azumi 04 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Fukyouwaon" - Keyakizaka46 06 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 07 - "Nandemo Nai

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  • V6's Nagano Hiroshi and actress Shiraishi Miho are expecting their first child

    January 16, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    It's been reported that V6 member Nagano Hiroshi (45) and actress Shiraishi Miho (39) are expecting their first child. On January 13, the couple released a joint statement with the happy news. "At this time, we would like to announce that we have been blessed with a new life. We are overflowing with happiness and looking forward to the day we meet our child. We hope to carefully raise our new family member who we will welcome in early s

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 1/6~1/7 2018

    January 11, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – January 6th/January 7th 01 (01) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Weeks: 04) 02 (00) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Weeks: 01) 03 (04) Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (Weeks: 05) 04 (03) The 8-Year Engagement (Weeks: 04) 05 (02) Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side - Oni-ou no Fukkatsu (Weeks: 04) 06 (00) Chuunib

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/2~1/8 2018

    January 11, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from January 2nd to January 8th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Todome no Kiss === 1/2 – Tuesday 29.4% – 94th Hakone Ekiden 10.0% – Shinshun Shabekuri 007 SP #2 1

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  • Yasuda Kei announces the birth of her first child

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:24 am

    Former Morning Musume member Yasuda Kei has announced the birth of her first child. In a fax announcement, Yasuda announced that she gave birth to a baby boy on January 7. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition, and things are going well after birth. She plans on continuing her work while cherishing her time with her son.  Yasuda married Italian food cooking researcher Ozaki Yoichi in May of 2013. Then in September of 2014,

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  • Okada Yoshinori & Tabata Tomoko tie the knot on New Year's Day

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    Actor Okada Yoshinori and actress Tabata Tomoko have tied the knot on New Year's Day. Okada and Tabata began dating after starring in the stage play "Warai no Machi" in 2011. In a fax statement sent to media outlets, the couple announced, "At this time, we would like to announce that Okada Yoshinori and Tabata Tomoko have married on January 1." They expressed, "It's been about six and a half years since we started dating. We've had many twists a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/27~1/2

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 27th to January 2nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mabataki" - back number 02 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 05 - "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" - Oginome Yoko 06 - "Uchiage Hanabi" - DAOKO x Yonezu Ke

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  • Ozaki Mami to resign from STU48

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:07 am

    STU48 member Ozaki Mami has announced that she will be resigning from the group.Ozaki made the announcement herself on January 6 during the group's performance at AKB48 Theater. Her last day of activities will be announced later on the group's official website.  Osaka passed STU48's first generation audition and has been active as a member of the group since March of last year. She participated in the song "Setouchi no Koe", which was included i

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