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  • Ohashi Nozomi sings "Panda no Yume" for 300 children at the zoo

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Child talento Ohashi Nozomi performed her latest single, "Panda no Yume", at the Ueno Zoo on August 7th. Ohashi sang the song twice for 300 children under the hot sun. She commented, "I was a little nervous singing in front of everyone. I want to promote pandas with songs so people will look them more." Ohashi contributed 500 yen from her 600 yen monthly allowance to the panda fund and said, "I had a 500 yen coin, so I thought that would b

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  • Piko wraps up his nationwide tour + announces 4th major single

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    On August 3rd, singer Piko wrapped up his nationwide tour,"Piko LIVE TOUR ~1PIKO~ 'Piko no Natsumatsuri'", at the SHIBUYA-AX. Performing under a summer festival theme, Piko sang a total of 24 songs and told ghost stories as 'Pikogawa Junji'. At the end of the live, it was announced that Piko would be making an appearance at "V-ROCK FESTIVAL 2011" and "FLOW THE PARTY 2011". Piko will be in full swing this summer, as he is also scheduled to ap

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  • Which girl group do you want to have a girls-only gathering with?

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    [caption id="attachment_179965" align="aligncenter" width="320" caption="Gout Temps Nouveau Sisters: Hasegawa Jun, Yuuka, Esumi Makiko, Matsushima Nahomi"][/caption] When you’re just with your girlfriends having a great talk about anything, each girl’s different personalities really make for a nice time. Goo decided to poll their users to find out which girl groups they wanted to have a 'girls-only gathering' with. With the variety of personal

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and Ashida Mana to voice act for "Magic Tree House"

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    Actress Kitagawa Keiko will be challenging herself by voice acting for the first time through the animated movie, "Magic Tree House". Kitagawa will provide the voice for the main character, 'Jack', and popular child actress Ashida Mana will play the voice of his younger sister, 'Annie'. "Magic Tree House" is a bestselling children's book series with over 92 million copies sold all over the world. In Japan, the series has sold over 3.5 mill

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  • Sakai Masaaki gets married!

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    On July 7th, talento Sakai Masaaki (65) announced his marriage to a non-celebrity who's 22 years his junior. There are no plans for a ceremony, reception, or a press conference. He wrote: "These past 10 years, I've watched my two daughters grow from afar. That was my joy in my life. Now that my children have matured, I looked back at my own life, and on August 6th, submitted a marriage registration with the woman I've been dating. I a

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 talks about their latest single, "Hetappi Wink"!

    August 7, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Oricon recently interviewed AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 on their latest single, "Hetappi Wink", which was released on August 3rd. Check out the full interview below! - Interviewer: "Hettapi Wink" is a cheerful, summer song right? [caption id="attachment_179979" align="alignleft" width="203" caption="Hirajima Natsumi (Nacchan)"][/caption] Iwasa Misaki: Yes. It's an up-tempo and cute song. Komori Mika: I like it beca

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  • Itano Tomomi holds a mini-live for 5,000 fans!

    August 7, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    On August 6th, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi (20), held an event called 'LiVE Tomo' to celebrate her latest release at the Yomiuri Land Open Theater EAST. Usually, Itano dresses up in girlish fashions, but today, she wore an elegant yukata. Smiling, she greeted her fans with, “It sure is hot, isn’t it? Today, let’s create some summer memories together”. Itano performed a total of four songs, including her new song, “Fui ni”. Itano performed in fr

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  • Venues + dates announced for aiko's 'Love Like Rock vol.5' tour

    August 7, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Back in July, singer-songwriter aiko announced that she would be holding a nationwide tour, ‘Love Like Rock vol. 5’, starting this October. Today, she announced the dates and venues for this autumn tour. After a two-year  absence, the 2011 ‘Love Like Rock’ tour will officially begin on October 22nd at Yokohama BLITZ and will end on December 18th at Zepp Tokyo. She will be performing for two months at 18 venues in 7 cities. The sales for thes

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  • Suzuki Anne changes her mind on nuclear power in just one day?

    August 7, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    Just yesterday we reported actress, Suzuki Anne (24) posted tweets calling for Japan to eliminate nuclear power. However, in just one day, it seems she’s had a little change of heart, “I lost my composure and let my emotions get the best of me,” she tweeted. She also previously tweeted that she ‘regretted’ doing the CM for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan and now writes, “I reflect upon myself for using the word 'regret' to

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  • KARA holds a fan meeting in Japan for 10,000 fans!

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    On August 6th, KARA held a fan meeting at Yokohama Arena for 10,000 fans, titled 'JAPAN COME BACK 2011 (Ima, Okuritai Kotoba…)'. The girls showed off their cute and sexy side singing 10 tracks, including their newest single “GO GO Summer!”, the popular butt dance song “Mister”, and “Jumping”. This is KARA’s 3rd fan meeting, but it is their first time holding such a large a scale event. Leader Gyuri (23) called out to the excited fans in r

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