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  • TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya gets in trouble for driving without a license

    August 29, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    On August 29th, it was revealed that popular musician Yamaguchi Tatsuya from TOKIO landed in some hot water because he was discovered to have been driving without a license. According to the Shinagawa Metropolitan Police Department, Yamaguchi said, "I didn't realize that I was driving with an expired license." The expired license was discovered on August 28th when Yamaguchi tried to make a lane change at a crossroad in Shinagawa, Tokyo at

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  • 'Antoki no Inochi' and 'Waga Haha no Ki' win big at the Montreal World Film Festival

    August 29, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    The 35th Montreal World Film Festival, one of North America's biggest international film festivals, held its awards ceremony on August 28th, and two Japanese films have received honorable distinctions. 'Waga Haha no Ki' won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury Award and 'Antoki no Inochi' received the Innovation Award; both were applauded for their innovative and high-quality productions. This makes it the fourth consecutive year that a Japa

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  • avex's JAPANATION reveals guest list for upcoming 'JAPANATION×HOUSE NATION' concert

    August 29, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    avex's JAPANATION and HOUSE NATION have teamed up to deliver a hot new music event called "JAPANATION×HOUSENATION (Supported by Recochoku)", which will be held on September 2nd at Shinkiba ageHa. This event will feature appearances from artists like Komuro Tetsuya, DJ KOO (TRF), Genki Rockets, GIRL NEXT DOOR, May J., KEN THE 390, GEORGIA (CLIFF EDGE), FALCO&SHINO, and many more! Additionally, the unit that won the 'Grand Prix' in th

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  • ONE PIECE collaborates with Hello Kitty!

    August 29, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    It's just been announced that popular manga/anime series "ONE PIECE" will be collaborating with Sanrio's Hello Kitty brand for a new series of products called, "ONE PIECE×HELLO KITTY". The designs for this series revolves around the concept  of ONE PIECE character Chopper coming to play in Hello Kitty's world. Starting in November, approximately 20 companies will gradually release products ranging from stationery, clothes, fashion accessor

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  • Yamada Yu models for a fashion show in her hometown of Okinawa

    August 29, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    Actress Yamada Yu appeared at a fashion show cakked "Ryukyu Asia Collection 2011" at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City. The crowd broke into cheers when Yamada made her entrance in a long dress by "YOKANG", a brand that uses traditional dyed cloth from Okinawa. She revealed that her grandmother was present at the event, and said, "I got to show her my runway walk for the first time." Around 50 models including Ebihara Yuri a

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  • Kato Miliyah to release her debut novel in September

    August 29, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Kato Miliyah has just announced that she will be releasing her first novel through Gentosha. Kato Miliyah is riding on a wave of high success, as her first 'best-of' album, “MBEST”, sold a record-breaking 400,000 copies. Having garnered strength from her touching love songs, this time Kato will be taking on the challenge of publishing a novel. The novel, whose title has yet to be revealed, will be available for sale on September 22nd.

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  • Tokuyama Hidenori kicks off his first live tour in 10 years

    August 29, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    On August 28th, ikemen actor Tokuyama Hidenori kicked off  his live tour to commemorate his latest single, “Propose/Ai no Mama Eien ni”. After performing 25 songs, Tokuyama said, “I was looking forward to meeting everyone in a live that I have not done for so long. As I made my debut when I was 16 years old, I would be extremely happy if you could look at me as the person who both continued acting and singing.” Tokuyama played at the A

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  • SPYAIR to finally release their first album

    August 29, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    Rock band SPYAIR has announced that they will be releasing their first album, 'Rockin' The World' on September 21st. The album will come with a total of twelve songs, which includes their debut song "LAIR" the theme song for the TBS drama 'Hammer Session', as well as "Samurai Heart (Some Like it Hot!!)", the theme song to TvTokyo's anime series 'GinTama'. SPYAIR consists of 5 members: IKE (vocals), UZ (guitar), MOMIKEN (bass), KENTA (drums

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi becomes your wife in 'Young Magazine'

    August 29, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    The latest issue of 'Young Magazine' featured AKB48 member and part of 'YM7', Kasai Tomomi, in a sweet new solo pictorial. The theme of the pictorial is - 'If you marry Tomomi' - and she certainly teases us in an irresistible way by turning into a beautiful newlywed, awaiting the wedding night while wearing her gorgeous mint green wedding dress. Our little fantasy with Tomomi continues the following day, where we get to see her with her fr

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  • Hello! Project to release massive family single, "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku"!

    August 29, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    Hello! Project has announced that they will be releasing a single titled "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Not So Ugly Philosophy)" under the name of Mobekimasu, which will feature all the groups and members of Hello! Project! This includes Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, S/mileage, members of Hello! Pro Egg, and last but not least, the new members of Morning Musume and S/mileage. This upcoming single will be featured in seven edit

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