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  • Minami Akina and Crystal Kay light up Yokohama

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Talent Minami Akina and singer Crystal Kay attended a light up event in Yokohama on October 20th. The event titled, 'Reelight Yokohama by Reebok', was held at Queens Square Yokohama. Both Yokohama natives, Minami and Crystal Kay powered the crowd in the lighting of the CosmoRock 21, an iconic Ferris wheel in Yokohama. This light up event was held in partnership with sports brand Reebok, who is currently holding a gift campaign in the Minat

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  • Weekly Chaku-Uta Full Chart for 10/12~10/18

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the combined weekly download chart for the week of October 12th to October 18th! The RIAJ works together with most of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME and many more. They then collect their weekly download numbers for the time span from Wednesday to Tuesday. This ranking, therefo

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  • Listen to a radio rip for Perfume's upcoming single, "Spice"!

    October 21, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    On October 20th, a full radio rip of Perfume's upcoming single, "Spice" was played through the radio waves. This is also the theme song for actress Fukuda Kyoko's starring drama, "Sengyoshufu Tantei". This radio rip demonstrates their usual style of electro-pop with a lovely tune and a wonderful Japanese twist. Listen to the 4-minute glory of their November 2nd single below!

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  • Sanada Hiroyuki to make an appearance in American drama "Revenge"

    October 21, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    It was revealed that actor Sanada Hiroyuki (51) will make an appearance on “Revenge,” a fairly new American drama series from American television network ABC that debuted in September.  He last appeared on American television last year for the final season of ABC’s hit series “LOST.” The drama is a primetime series set in the Hamptons; it follows the enigmatic protagonist Emily as she seeks revenge, on behalf of her father, towards those

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  • Christmas came early again for KFC and Ayase Haruka

    October 21, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    It seems like Christmas has arrived early for KFC and their image character, actress Ayase Haruka, as they've introduced the '2011 KFC Christmas Campaign' commercial at a PR event in Tokyo today. Ayase attended the event with her already well-known Santa Clause outfit for KFC and promoted the fast food chain. She said, "Christmas means eating a Kentucky barrel set together with the whole family." The actress is already used to wearing t

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  • Mitani, Fukatsu & Kinoshita attend screening of "Suteki na Kanashibari" in NYC

    October 21, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    On October 20th, director Mitani Koki, actress Fukatsu Eri, and comedian Kinoshita Takayuki attended the special screening of their movie "Suteki na Kanashibari" at New York City's Academy Theater at Lighthouse International. Mitani first went to New York with his movie "Radio no Jikan: Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald" (1997). His fame grew when his "TALK LIKE SINGING" became the first original Japanese musical to be performed at Off-Broadway i

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  • Acid Black Cherry to release new single, "CRISIS"

    October 21, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Acid Black Cherry has announced that he will be releasing his new single, "CRISIS", on December 21st! "CRISIS" is the 4th single from his five-month consecutive release project, and it's described to be an intense, heart-wrenching rock tune. This time, the recreation track will be a cover of Watanabe Misato's 1986 hit song, "BELIEVE". The song will be arranged by composer Komuro Tetsuya. The single will come in three different versions:

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  • AKB48 to have their first social game on "GREE"

    October 21, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    AKB48 will be launching their official social game, "AKB48 Stage Fighter", on social networking service "GREE", starting on October 25th. "AKB48 Stage Fighter" is a card battle game based on AKB48's competition for the center position. The story takes place in a world of desolation, and the 48 members travel through time to battle for the coveted "center". In the game, the players will complete missions, collect cards and secret items,

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  • 2NE1 reveals PV preview of "Go Away" + tracklist details

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    2NE1 is preparing to rock Japan with their first Japanese single, "Go Away", and we've got the preview for their PV! Scheduled to hit shelves on November 16th, "Go Away" will come in three versions: two CD+DVDS ('Type A' and 'Type B') as well as 'CD-Only'. 'Type A' will hold the music video for "Go Away" as well as its making-of clip, while 'Type B' will include an episode of '2NE1 TV' as well as highlights from the YGEX press conference.

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  • Shaku Yumiko mistakenly buys an iPod Touch instead of an iPhone

    October 21, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    [caption id="attachment_198085" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Before & After"][/caption] Talento Shaku Yumiko cracked up her fans after she revealed that she accidentally bought an iPod Touch instead of an iPhone. On October 18th, the star blogged her excitement about buying an "iPhone" by writing, "Finally! I made my official smartphone debut!" She continued, "I remembered a famous saying that goes 'Kaitai toki wa kaikae dok

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