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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to make acting debut in 'Kazoku no Uta'

    April 9, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    On April 8th, it was revealed that singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be making her acting debut in the upcoming Fuji TV drama, 'Kazoku no Uta'. Starring actor Odagiri Joe, the drama tells a story about a former rock star who suddenly finds out about the existence of his 3 daughters. Kyary will make an appearance as herself in the first episode.  She will ask the protagonist to compose a song for her. Regarding Kyary's appearance, Fuji TV pr

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  • 514 entertainers celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yoshimoto Kogyo

    April 9, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    On April 8th, the Japanese entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo, which employs and produces almost all of Japan's comedians, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special comedy performance titled "Densetsu no Ichinichi" at the prestigious Namba Grand Kagetsu theatre in Osaka and all other Yoshimoto theaters across the nations simultaneously. The Namba Grand Kagetsu (NGK) just went through a major overhaul for this special annivers

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  • Lineup for Music Japan's broadcast on April 15th unveiled!

    April 9, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed their artist lineup for their broadcast on April 15th! In this episode, artists such as SKE48, Haruna Ai, Yoshiki*lisa,  E-Girls, and SUPER☆GiRLS will perform their respective songs. Check out the full details of this episode below! === "Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute" - SKE48 "Motto Ai wo" - Haruna Ai "Kimi ga Matsu Sekai no Hate" - Yoshiki*lisa "One Two Three

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  • Members of AKB48, Idoling!!!, SUPER☆GiRLS, and AeLL. film new horror movie

    April 9, 2012 @ 1:57 am

    AKB48’s Matsubara Natsumi, Idoling!!!’s Yokoyama Rurika, SUPER☆GiRLS’s Miyazaki Rina, and AeLL.’s Shinozaki Ai will participate in the live action film of Yamada Yusuke’s popular novel “Kotsutsubo”. It’s rare for members of different idol groups to meet and act in a movie together. This will be a treat for all of their fans. The film is about a curse, that if the ashes (bone powder from cremation) of a certain urn are sprinkled on someone

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi celebrates her 14th anniversary at Saitama Super Arena

    April 9, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    On April 8th, Hamasaki Ayumi (33) performed for the second day at Saitama Super Arena for her nationwide tour. On that very day in 1998, Hamasaki debuted with her single “poker face”. 14 years later, she celebrated her anniversary with 17,000 fans, “It sure is surprising, isn’t it? It went by so fast.” Hamasaki took a commemorative photograph with her dancers and bandmates on stage, “I’m going to continue running toward my 15th year witho

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  • Kawaguchi Haruna & Hayami Mokomichi attend press conference for 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni'

    April 8, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    On April 7th, actress Kawaguchi Haruna and actor Hayami Mokomichi attended a press conference for their drama, 'Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni.' As his first time co-starring with Kawaguchi, Hayami commented on his first impressions on the actress saying, "When she first came to greet me, her first words were ,'Your skin is dark.' I thought she was a simple girl. During filming, Haruna-chan was the mood maker. She's cheerful and fun." Me

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  • Moriyama Naotaro sings "Sakura" at Ueno Park surrounded by cherry blossoms

    April 8, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    On April 7th, singer-songwriter Moriyama Naotaro made a guest appearance at a live broadcasting of J-WAVE's "SATURDAY SONIC" at the Tokyo National Museum Garden in Ueno Park. Surrounded by cherry blossoms in full bloom, Moriyama sang his hit song, "Sakura". He shyly commented, "It's embarrassing. It's embarrassing to sing 'Sakura' with cherry blossoms right in front of me." Since this year marks the 10th year anniversary since his major d

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  • CHEMISTRY goes on hiatus as duo

    April 8, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    On April 8th, popular duo CHEMISTRY announced Douchin Yoshikuni (33) and Kawabata Kaname (33) will focus on their solo activities through the official web site. They just finished CHEMISTRY TOUR 2012 -Trinity- after a final concert in Okinawa on April 7th. Kawabata state "Looking back over the past, since debut, we were having different types of styles and created our music not just 1+1=2, but infinite possibility to harmonize each other.

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  • Music Japan's performances from April 8th revealed!

    April 8, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Performances from April 8th’s episode of Music Japan have been revealed! This broadcast featured a great mix of today's popular artists including: Perfume, Morning Musume, Fairies, IU, and Sexy Zone on to this stage. Check out their performances below! === <Spring of Life” – Perfume> <“Renai Hunter” – Morning Musume> <“Beat Generation” – Fairies> <“Good Day (Japanese Version)” – IU>

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  • Perfume's "Spring of Life" music box appears in Shibuya

    April 8, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    A huge pink box named "Perfume Haru no Hako" has appeared in front of Shibuya 109. An approximately 4 meters square box, with monitors playing "Spring of Life", Perfume's new single, will hit the store on April 11th. In the meantime, it is being displayed out front.  On the box there is a message "This is a 'Haru no Hako'. Please connect your earphones. This is Perfume's spring song and spring voice in here." To make the lines rhyme, the m

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