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  • Koizumi Kyoko, Ueto Aya, Kiritani Mirei, and more appear in Kose's 70th anniversary CM

    March 31, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    To celebrate 70 years since its establishment, cosmetic brand Kose revealed a CM starring their ten image characters.  The ten women in this CM are Aragaki Yui, Ueto Aya, Kitagawa Keiko, Kiritani Mirei, Koizumi Kyoko, Sumire, Fujii Karen, Fujii Shuka, Moritaka Chisato, and Rola. Source: Oricon YouTube Channel

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  • Ishida Haruka to graduate from AKB48

    March 31, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 Team K member Ishida Haruka will graduate from the group. This announcement was made on March 30 during a live concert at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Ishida tweeted, "I, Ishida Haruka, will graduate from AKB48. I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a voice actress." She continued to express, "Thank you for liking me. I'm sorry I can't remain as AKB48's Harukyan... Honestly, I'm full of anxiety... Will

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/21 ~ 3/27

    March 30, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly rankings for March 21 to 27. Check out the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Harujion ga Saku Koro" - Nogizaka46 : 3/23 (749,706)2. "Gyakkou X Raisan" - Tokyo Performance Doll : 3/23 (39,335)3. "Fine! ~fly for the future~" - GEM : 3/23 (25,558)4. "Mirai" - Kobukuro : 12/16 (21,495)5. "Ruten no Hatoba" - Yamauchi Keisuke : 3/23 (19,639)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Rankin

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  • Kataoka Ainosuke & Fujiwara Norika register their marriage

    March 30, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been reported that kabuki actor Kataoka Ainosuke (44) and actress Fujiwara Norika (44) have registered their marriage. On March 30, the couple made the announcement via fax to several media outlets. They are scheduled to appear together at a press conference on March 31 to announce the marriage. In May of last year, a tabloid magazine reported that the two were living together to which Kataoka responde

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/16~3/22

    March 29, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 16th to March 22nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Always coming back" - ONE OK ROCK 03 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 04 - "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version)" - AI 05 - "No more" - EXILE ATSU

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  • AKB48 to form sister groups based in Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand

    March 27, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    AKB48 will form sister groups TPE48 in Taiwan, MNL48 in Manila, Philippines, and BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand.  This was announced on March 26th during AKB48's concert at Yokohama Stadium. When the announcement was made, the audience congratulated the members on stage with loud cheers and a warm round of applause. The new group projects are is slated to begin this year.Source: natalie

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  • Sheena Ringo sings the CM song for Shiseido's 'Ma Cherie'

    March 25, 2016 @ 10:25 am

    Sheena Ringo's song "MA CHERIE" has been picked up as the CM song for Shiseido's "Ma Cherie".  On the song, Sheena commented, "It's a magical tune that any girl can become beautiful by humming it in front of the mirror." The CM stars actress Komatsu Nana, who also made an appearance in Sheena's PV for "Jiyuu e Michizure". Source: natalie

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/14 ~ 3/20

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for March 14 to 20. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Gravity" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 3/16 (212,940)2. "RUN -Japanese Ver.-" - Boudan Shounendan : 3/15 (124,501)3. "SIX SHAME FACES ~Konya mo Saikou!!!!!!~" - Totoko feat. Osomatsu, Karamatsu, Choromatsu, Ichimatsu, Jushimatsu, Todomatsu (CV. Aya Endo, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono, Miyu Irino)

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  • Grandpa idol group from Kochi Prefecture rise to popularity

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Five-member grandpa group Jii POP have been rising to popularity in Japan.The group's average age is 67 with the eldest member being 80 and the youngest being 58. The remaining three members are in their 60s. Through their activities, the group aims to publicize their hometown of Kochi Prefecture, which has the second biggest aging population in Japan, while showing that aging can be a cool thing. And their debut song "Kourei Banzai!" ("Hooray, O

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/9~3/15

    March 19, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 9th to March 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "No more" - EXILE ATSUSHI + AI 03 - "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version)" - AI 04 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 05 - "Kimi wa Melody" - AKB48

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