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  • Angela Aki announces that she's pregnant!

    September 15, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced that she's five months pregnant! Angela was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy earlier this year, and was forced to undergo an operation. But doctors have said that this time, she and the baby are in a healthy state. The singer made the announcement through her official blog and said that although her daily life would change because of motherhood, her feelings towards music will remain the same.

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  • BENI reveals sassy PV preview for "Crazy Girl"

    September 15, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    BENI has proved once again that she's an artist capable of any transformation! She recently revealed her full music video for "Koe wo Kikasete", which saw her don a look of stunning sorrow. In this PV preview for "Crazy Girl" however, BENI threw aside her lingering elegance for a vivacious and fun look. Everything about her style, from her wild purple extensions to her party captain hat, screams that she's ready to rip it up at the clubs a

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  • BENI reveals full PV for "Koe wo Kikasete"!

    September 15, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    After teasing fans with short versions of her new music video, BENI has finally revealed the full PV for "Koe wo Kikasete"! BENI's latest song is a soft ballad track with delicate touches that bring out her lovely voice. The music video features scenes just as beautiful, including shots of a "mini-BENI" holding a giant key. Check out the music video below!

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  • Kago Ai's lawyer reveals more details on Kago's suicide attempt

    September 15, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    On September 12th, an official statement regarding former Morning Musume member Kago Ai and her suicide attempt was submitted by proxy through her representative, a lawyer named Sadatomo Yoshinori. As we previously reported, Kago was found lying on the floor of her apartment in a stupor (feared to be from an acute drug intoxication). She had gashes on her wrists, so she was immediately transported to the local hospital. As of September 12th,

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  • Ayanokoji Sho & Goto Maki to release duet single in October

    September 15, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    Ayanokoji Sho (of Kishidan) and Goto Maki will be releasing a duet single called "Non stop love Yoroshiku!!" under the name "Ayanokoji Sho <Ai Ai Gasa> Goto Maki" on October 19th. This project was thought up when Ayanokoji was planning for special projects to celebrate Kishidan's 10th anniversary, and he decided to release a duet song. While he was looking for a partner, he heard the news that Goto would be on hiatus after this year.

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  • Mukai Osamu gives a speech in English at a press conference for his new movie

    September 15, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu held a press conference on September 13th for members of the foreign press at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. This event centered around Mukai's upcoming movie, 'Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaerukotoga Dekinai But We Wann Build a School in Cambodia'. 70 press members from around the world were present to listen to Mukai Osamu deliver a very fluent speech in English. Mukai began, "This movie is based on a true story a

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  • Ashida Mana to make her debut as a solo singer

    September 14, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    It's been revealed that popular child actress Ashida Mana will be making her solo singing debut through Universal Music! Under the name 'Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook', Ashida recently teamed up with Suzuku Fuku for the song, "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!", which was used as the theme song for their drama, "Marumo ni Okite". Her first single under her solo name is scheduled to be released in October, and there are plans for an album release within t

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  • More cast members announced for 2012 NHK morning drama

    September 14, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    On September 13th, actress Horikita Maki attended the cast announcement press conference for the upcoming NHK morning drama, "Umechan Sensei". At the press conference, it was announced that Matsuzaka Tori has landed the role of Umeko's (played by Horikita) childhood friend 'Yasuoka Nobuo'. Meanwhile, Umeko's family members will be Takahashi Katsumi as her father 'Kenzou', Minami Kaho as her mother 'Yoshiko', Mimula as her older sister 'Mat

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  • C-ute talks about their latest single for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    September 14, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Kawaii Girl Japan has just uploaded a brand new interview with C-ute on their new single, "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko"! In their video interview, the girls talk about the music video for "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko", the happiest girl in C-ute, and more. Check out their interview (with English subtitles) below! Source: Kawaii Girl Japan Official YouTube Channel

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for the week of September 19th

    September 14, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Oricon has just revealed their weekly single, album, and music DVD charts for the week of September 19th! Check out the rankings below! - < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "FIGHTERS" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers : 9/7 (83,048) 2. "Niji no Uta" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/7 (76,124) 3. "Flying Get" - AKB48 : 8/24 (44,845) 4. "Akashi" - flumpool : 9/7 (34,167) 5. "Kazoku ni Narou yo / fighting pose" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 8/31 (33,3

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