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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases her first style book

    May 6, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    On May 5th, model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held a release event for her first official style book, 'Kyary Bone'. Kyary spent her time sharing the appeal of the release, saying, "It's filled with my fashion, make-up, and secrets." When reporters brought up questions regarding reports of Kyary dating actor Kotani Shotaro, the singer shut down the inquiries and focused her statements on the book instead. 'Kyary Bone' features photos of Kyary

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  • 13-year-old model Hashizume Ai quickly gaining popularity

    May 6, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    With cherubic qualities and youthful beauty, the thirteen-year-old model Hashizume Ai has been rapidly gaining popularity. A second-year- middle school student from Sendai, Miyagi, Hashizume stands at 172 cm and is referred to as the '9-headed body model' for her ideal proportions. The young model debuted in September of last year as an exclusive model for girl's fashion magazine 'Seventeen'.  In regards to modeling, she had once remark

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  • Oguri Shun & Okada Masaki attend first screening event of 'Uchuu Kyodai'

    May 6, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    On May 5th, actor Oguri Shun appeared at a screening event  in the Yurakucho area of Tokyo on the opening day of his new film 'Uchuu Kyodai' (directed by Mori Yoshitaka). Oguri excitedly shared, “I am a bit excited.  As I have heard news reports that mostly say that the movie will be a big hit, I am anxious.”  With a smile, he continued, “Okada-kun, I apologize but, it has been said that ‘This film is supported by Oguri-kun.’  I am anxious

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  • Takahashi Ai & five more actors join the cast of 'Taira no Kiyomori'

    May 6, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    NHK has just announced the latest six additions to the cast of their current taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori' starring Matsuyama Kenichi as Kiyomori. The most interesting addition must be that of former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai, who is also going to be the first ever Hello! Project idol to appear in a taiga drama. It's Takahashi's first regular role since she graduated from the idol group last September with the mindset to focus m

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino updates Google+ 300 times in 24 hours

    May 6, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    On May 4th, AKB48’s Sashihara Rina (19) began her “300 New Updates in 24 Hours Challenge.”  She announced this on TV Tokyo’s program “Shukan AKB” (Fridays 5:30 PM.) She began at 6PM and aimed to have 300 new updates on her personal Google+ page.  Her first submission at 6PM read “I might bother everyone, but I will try my best!  I must do this.”  In 2010 and 2011, she updated her blog with new posts 100 times and 200 times, respectively, i

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  • Porno Graffitti announces nationwide hall and arena tour

    May 6, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Rock band Porno Graffitti has announced that they will be holding a nationwide hall and arena tour called "12th Live Circuit 'PANORAMA×42'", starting in July. This tour will be held to coincide with the release of Porno Graffitti's latest album, "PANORAMA PORNO". As the title promises, the tour will host a total of 42 shows within a 5-month period. Tickets will be available for purchase starting in June. Check out the tour dates be

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  • Ando Yuko to hold acoustic tour this fall

    May 6, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko will be holding her customary acoustic tour in September and October. This tour will kick off on September 22nd at Chofu City Green Hall.  It will wrap on October 14th at Kanazawa Hokuriku Gakuin Eikou-kan, for a total of 6 shows. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting in July. Check out the tour dates below! === <Ando Yuko 2012 ACOUSTIC LIVE> Saturday, September 22nd - Chofu City Green

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  • Morning Musume's Mitsui Aika reports her graduation to fans at a concert

    May 6, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    On May 4th, Morning Musume's Mitsui Aika appeared at the Nakano performance of the group's concert tour, 'Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Spring ~Ultra Smart~', where she sent out a message to her fans regarding her graduation. As she walked on stage, Mitsui was warmly welcomed by the fans, which brought tears to her eyes before she could say anything. After wiping the tears, she commented, "This past year, I've received all kinds of trea

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  • SPYAIR to perform at Nippon Budokan for the first time

    May 6, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    Rock band SPYAIR has announced that they will be holding their first Nippon Budokan concert on December 18th! This was announced during the Tokyo performance of SPYAIR's nationwide tour, "SPYAIR TOUR 2012'My World'", on May 5th at Akasaka BLITZ. Before singing the last number, vocalist IKE declared their concert at the Nippon Budokan. In response, the crowd broke out into a thunderous round of applause and loud cheers. SPYAIR has been s

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to sing the ending theme of the upcoming Pokémon movie

    May 6, 2012 @ 2:03 am

    On May 5th, popular 5-member idol group Momoiro Clover Z held a special Children's Day concert called "Momoclo no Kodomo Matsuri Dayo! Zenin Shugo" in Toda, Saitama. The concert was once again fully loaded with unique performances, many parodies, and various comedic plays featuring comedian Izuka Satoshi from the comedy trio TOKYO03. At the end of the concert, the girls also finally officially announced that the coupling track "MiteMite

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