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  • Kikkawa Yuu holds handshake event for her first photobook

    August 28, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    On August 28th, Kikkawa Yuu held a handshake event for the release of her first photobook, "YOU". Before the event, Kikkawa cheerfully told the press, "I lifted the ban of swimsuits! I was very nervous." Kikkawa auditioned for the 8th generation of the idol group Morning Musume, but lost in the finals. In 2007, she became a member of "Hello Pro Egg", and made her solo debut with "Kikkake wa YOU!" in May 2011. Kikkawa commented on her sw

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  • miwa unveils PV for "FRiDAY-MA-MAGiC"!

    August 28, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    Singer-songwriter miwa has just revealed the colorful PV for her latest song, "FRiDAY-MA-MAGIC"! As we previously reported, the lively tune is currently serving as the theme song to the drama "Ouran High School Host Club". "FRiDAY-MA-MAGIC" will be released as miwa's seventh major label single on September 21st. Check out the PV below! Thanks for the tip, vkyuri16!

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  • S/mileage reveals profile pictures for "Tachiaagaru"

    August 28, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Hello! Project group S/mileage just updated their official website with new profile pictures for their upcoming single, "Tachiaagaru"! The single will be the first to include their new sub-members and also the first without Ogawa Saki, who graduated from S/mileage and Hello! Project recently. The remaining original members of S/mileage can be identified by their cute red and white outfits, while the rest of the members are dressed in pink.

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  • Kawakami Juria of Jurian Beat Crisis sings the victory song for the winning team of "Koshien"

    August 28, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    On August 25th, singer Kawakami Juria (17) of Jurian Beat Crisis celebrated the winning team's victory for the national high school baseball tournament, “Koshien”, by traveling to their hometown and singing a special song. At this stage, Kawakami sang “Zutto Kokokara”, which is also the theme song for Asahi TV. She said, “To everyone in the team, congratulations for winning. Since I believe that the feeling of not giving up was shown thro

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  • Check out August 28th's performances from 'Music Japan'

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    August 28th's episode of 'Music Japan' hosted a bevy of idol performances! AKB48 and DiVA graced the stage with enthusiastic performances of their new singles, "Flying Get" and "Cry". Meanwhile, Korean idol groups SHINee, 2PM, and B2ST dropped by to perform their new Japanese singles. Check out all five performances below! - < AKB48 - 'Flying Get' + Talk session > - < DiVA - 'Cry' > - < SH

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  • Suga Shikao covers "Stand By Me" for Honda's new CM

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    On August 26th, it was announced that singer-songwriter Suga Shikao covered Ben E. King's “Stand By Me” for Honda’s new “STEP WGN” CM. This cover song was used for the “Houken Relay ‘Papa’” version, and the narration was done by guitarist Onoe Masao of CRAZY KEN BAND. Since this is a CM theme song, there are still no plans for it to be released in his future CDs. The CM is currently broadcasting nationwide. Check out the CM below!

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  • Idol group Fairies perform their first Kansai live

    August 28, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    On August 27th, seven-member girl group Fairies performed their first Kansai live at AEON MALL TURUMI Leafa in Osaka. The group is signed under Vision Factory, the same label that houses artists like Amuro Namie (33) and SPEED. All comprised of middle school students, they were named after their "fairy-like" dancing skills, which they brought out  full force at their Kansai live. The girls performed “More Kiss” (which is to go on sale o

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  • Aibu Saki stuns as a guest-model at the 51st "Seireien Kimono Show"

    August 28, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    On August 28th, actress Aibu Saki made a guest appearance on Suzunoya's 51st "Seireien Kimono Show" where she worked the stage as a model. Though this was her third consecutive year in the show, Aibu didn't relax her personal standards of professionalism. Dressed in a chic black kimono with astragalus and clover print, Aibu held her head high as she commented, "I walked with the image of an adult woman. I wanted to become a woman who would

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  • Oguri Shun becomes an "adult" for Suntory Whiskey CM?

    August 28, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Recently, actor Oguri Shun participated in a Suntory Whiskey CM with actor Hagiwara Kenichi! In this 30-second CM, the two talk about how "adult" is to drink a whiskey. Check out their interaction in this CM below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjo150eFrdo

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  • Goto Maki thanks fans for their support at her final "a-nation" live

    August 28, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    On August 27th, avex soloist Goto Maki appeared at the label's annual summer concert "a-nation", where she thanked her fans for their support throughout her long career. This year, the music event celebrated its 10th anniversary. The first concert was held in Ehime on July 30th, followed by subsequent concerts in Fukuoka, Aichi, Osaka, and Tokyo (which held a final two-day live). Five Ito-Yokado stores in three different prefectures affected

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