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  • Performances from February 19th's 'Music Japan'

    February 19, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Music Japan is back with another episode filled to the brim with fantastic performances! For its February 19th episode, the show brought on AKB48, Nogizaka46, GACKT, KAT-TUN, and Korean girl group SECRET. Check out their performances below (AKB48 and GACKT's stages can be see here and here, respectively): ----- < KAT-TUN, "LOCK ON" > - < Nogizaka46, "Guru Guru Curtain" > - < SECRET, "Kore Kur

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  • GACKT performs "Until The Last Day" on 'Music Japan'

    February 19, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    GACKT has returned to 'Music Japan' with his new song, "Until The Last Day"! We reported earlier that "Until The Last Day" is the theme song for the CG-animated film, 'Dragon Age - Blood Mage no Seisen'. GACKT provides his voice for one of the characters in the film, along with actors Kuriyama Chiaki and Tanihara Shosuke. As for his 'Music Japan' show, GACKT brought dramatic flair to all aspects of his performance, from his movements on

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  • AKB48 performs "Give Me Five!" on 'Music Japan'

    February 19, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    AKB48 rocked the house with their lively performance of "Give Me Five!" On February 19th, the girl group appeared on 'Music Japan' to perform their latest single with live instruments. Fans hollered hoarsely as the girls gave their all, resulting in a stage that will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face. Check out "Give Me Five!" below!

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attend stage greeting for "Afro Tanaka"

    February 19, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    On February 18th, actor Matsuda Shota and actress Sasaki Nozomi attended the first stage greeting for the upcoming movie, "Afro Tanaka", at Shinjuku Piccadilly. The afro Matsuda had to wear became a topic of great amusement at the stage greeting, especially after Sasaki revealed, "Matsuda-san would put on his afro and make strange movements, so I couldn't help but laugh every time. I also got to wear the afro myself, and Matsuda told me, '

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  • AKB48 to donate another 585 million yen to disaster-stricken areas

    February 19, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    On February 18th, popular idol group AKB48 held a handshake event for their 23rd single "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" at the Seibu Dome in Saitama. Right before the event started, members Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, and Shinoda Mariko stepped on stage to announce that they will donate another 585,259,888 yen (~$7,359,908 USD), which they collected through their "Dareka no Tame ni" project, as well as through their fundraising activitie

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP member Okamoto Keito gets admitted into Sophia University

    February 19, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    On February 18th, reports revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP member Okamoto Keito (18) has been accepted into the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University, one of the top-rated international universities in Japan. Okamoto took the TOEFL exam, which evaluates the level of an individual's English, and wrote an English essay. According to officials, the exam results were posted at the end of January. His father, actor Okamoto Kenichi (42), and

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  • U releases "Worth Fighting For feat.HOWIE D" PV!

    February 19, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    Last October U (a.k.a. Shirota Yu) collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie D with the song "If I Say feat. U". Now the roles have switched. Howie D is featured on U's upcoming single "Worth Fighting For feat. HOWIE D". U first sang the song at his first one-man live on December 25th. "Worth Fighting For feat.HOWIE D" is U's third single and will release this week on February 22nd. It is also the theme song to Fuji TV's "Uchi kuru

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  • Momoiro Clover Z reveals "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'" PV!

    February 19, 2012 @ 2:27 am

    Momoiro Clover Z has now revealed their PV for “Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou ‘Mugen no Ai’" (to be released on March 7th) - a 5-minute video for this rock number. Momoiro Clover Z previously announced that they will be holding a live tour to commemorate the release of their, “Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou ‘Mugen no Ai’“! The PV features the members in an outer space setting with glitter, sparkles, and shini

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  • Ueto is the real CM Queen of 2011

    February 18, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    On February 17th, Video Research Ltd. released various statistics about the usage of commercials in 2011. As usual, they concentrated their analysis on the three main regions of Japan (Kanto, Kansai, and Nagoya) and the five main commercial networks. The results show that the amount of commercials slightly decreased in Kanto and Kansai, while in Nagoya the amount slightly increased. Moreover they recorded a sharp increase of commercials c

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  • Watanabe Mayu performs her solo debut song "Synchro Tokimeki" on Music Fair

    February 18, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    On February 18th, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu performed her solo debut song, "Synchro Tokimeki" on Music Fair. She put on a wonderful performance that delighted everyone watching.

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