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  • AAA reveals a short PV for their upcoming single, "Charge & Go!"

    October 28, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    On October 28th, 7-member group AAA has revealed a short PV for their upcoming single "Charge & Go!" and is now available on tokyohive for your viewing pleasure! This 3-minute preview features individual close-up shots of the members in front of a simple background during their ballad segment but quickly changes to dance scenes when their usual upbeat tempo beat kicks in. Check out this modern PV below!

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  • Music Station performances from October 28th broadcast!

    October 28, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    On the October 28th broadcast of Music Station, this popular music program welcomed a gorgeous lineup of groups and artists from Perfume to KinKi Kids. Check out their performances below! <"Spice" - Perfume> <"Negau Ijou no koto Inoru Ijou no koto" - KinKi Kids>

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  • AKB48's performance on the October 28th broadcast of Music Station!

    October 28, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    On the October 28th broadcast of Music Station, popular idol group AKB48 took the stage to perform "Iiwake Maybe" and their recent single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru". Before their medley, members Maeda Atsuko, Shinoda Mariko, and Takahashi Minami explained their experiences of their overseas trip to Paris, London, and Jakarta, respectively. Check out their performance below! <Medley>

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  • AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki chosen as the face of Kagoshima prefecture!

    October 28, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    On October 28th, it was revealed that AKB48 member and Kagoshima-native Kashiwagi Yuki was chosen for the prefecture’s image CM titled, “Honmono. Kagoshima Prefecture”. In this advertisement, she will be dressed in a traditional clothing style while bringing attention to various sightseeing spots and products in Kagoshima to the viewers. Kashiwagi, who is surrounded in a beautiful environment from this prefecture, will appear in this CM w

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 10/19~10/25

    October 28, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of October 19th to October 25th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, dwango and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, th

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  • Saeko to release lifestyle book, "Saeko One and Only"

    October 28, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Saeko will be releasing her first lifestyle book, titled "Saeko One and Only", on November 18th. The book was shot last month at her home and in Paris. In the book, Saeko shows off her smooth back that she sculpted through fitness and dance. She also shares body care etiquette and homemade recipes. Saeko is continuing her divorce consultations with her husband, baseball pitcher Darvish Yu. As a mother of

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  • 4minute unveils jackets + track list for "READY GO" + longer preview

    October 28, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    Although 4minute's sixth Japanese single, "READY GO" isn't slated for it's official release until December 7th, it's been used as the opening theme song to the drama, 'Welcome to the El-Palacio'. The group's Japanese label UMJ (Universal Music Japan) has finally released the album jackets and track list to the single. It will have three editions: Type A, Type B, and CD only. Check out the jackets and tracks below! - Type A

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  • Karina holds a release event for her new photo book

    October 28, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    On October 27th, model / actress Karina held a release event for her new photo book, "One.". The photo book features pictures of Karina in an immaculate wedding dress. Karina has modeled many wedding dresses in the past, and even produces them herself. When reporters mentioned the jinx, 'if you wear a wedding dress before getting married, your chance of marriage will be delayed', Karina responded with a bitter smile and said, "There is pre

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  • Bold trailer for "Kisei Jui Suzune" live-action adaption released

    October 28, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    This week, distributor Toei surprised themselves and the public with an extremely erotic first trailer for the live-action adaption of the popular mobile phone manga "Kisei Jui Suzune" ("Parasite Doctor Suzune"). The erotic and action packed live-action adaption of the manga, that has been downloaded over 15 million times, is going to be released as a double-feature with the title "Kisei Jui Suzune GENESIS x EVOLUTION". It stars pure ac

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  • Take a listen to BoA's new song, "Milestone"

    October 28, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    BoA is gearing up for her December comeback, and fans are psyched to hear new material after such a long hiatus. A radio station recently played her new song, "Milestone", and it's promising to be a big hit, thanks to its pretty melody and BoA's rich vocals. It seems that during her time away, she developed a rich tint to her tone that speaks to her growth as an artist. We definitely can't wait for the full release, but until then, check

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