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  • Iwasa Mayuko admits she has a boyfriend

    June 11, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On June 10th, actress Iwasa Mayuko revealed on TBS's "Sunday Japon" that she is currently dating a normal, non-celebrity man. When asked for her thoughts on the marriage conference for Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and talento Fukuda Moe, she said with a smile, "To put it simply, I'm jealous. Would I want to [get married]? I would really love to." This prompted the host to ask her if she had a boyfriend, to which she replied, "Yes. He's

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for May 2012

    June 11, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of May. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000,000 uni

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  • Morning Musume reveals jacket covers for "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show"

    June 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Morning Musume has revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming single "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show”. This will be their 50th single, and they recently released the dance ver. PV for "One・Two・Three", along with the radio rip for "The Matenrou Show”. The single will hit stores on July 4th, and come in seven different editions. There will be three different tracks for the coupling songs, "Watashi no Jidai!/Morning Musume Rokki-zu" b

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  • Album cover for 2PM + 2AM's 'One Day' revealed

    June 11, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    2PM and 2AM will come together to form the unit group 'One Day'. Both 2AM and 2PM will be collaborating to sing the theme song "One Day" to their documentary film 'Beyond The Oneday, Story of 2PM & 2AM' scheduled to be released on June 30th. The new single will be released on July 4th and now the album cover has been revealed. Both the regular and limited edition of the album will include the bonus track "No Goodbyes" which was composed

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  • Uehara Takako & TENN hold "Yuinou" in Okinawa

    June 11, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    On June 10th, SPEED's Uehara Takako who previously announced her engagement with hip-hop unit ET-KING member TENN, reported on her official blog that they held "Yuinou" (ceremonial exchange of betrothal gifts) in her hometown, Okinawa. Uehara wrote on the blog entry, "On June 9th, we held 'Yuinou' in Okinawa.  This is the first time for both of our families to meet properly.  Though it was quite a busy day, it became an unforgettable day."

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  • PV preview for KAT-TUN's upcoming single "TO THE LIMIT"

    June 11, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Previously we reported that KAT-TUN will be releasing new single "TO THE LIMIT" on June 27th, and now the PV preview has been revealed. NTV's morning news program ZIP! revealed the preview with KAT-TUN's comments. This will be their first time to create a PV with a storyline. Check out the PV preview below, and stay tuned to tokyohive for the full PV!

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  • Maeda Atsuko attends completion event for movie 'LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!'

    June 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    On June 10th, a completion event for SMAP member Katori Shingo's starring movie “LOVE Masao-kun ga Iku!” (to hit theaters on the 23rd) was held. AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko also attended this event as a surprise guest and greeted the audience with, “Hi, I am Maeda Atsuko and I sang the theme song for this movie.” The theme song, “Kimi wa Boku da”, is Maeda’s first solo single to be chosen as a theme song for a movie and regarding this feat, Maeda expr

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  • Nogizaka46 to release new single in August

    June 11, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Nogizaka46 will be releasing a new single (title is undecided) on August 22nd. Fans are highly anticipating their 3rd single, after their 2nd single "Oide Shampoo" topped the Oricon weekly chart. The Senbatsu member for this new single will be announced on the June 17th episode (00:00am ~ 00:30 am) of Tokyo TV's 'Nogizaka tte, Doko?'. Since the Senbatsu members are always announced in a unique style, fans are wondering what kind of announ

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  • Music Japan reveals their line-up for June 17th!

    June 11, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has now updated their official website with the guest lineup for their upcoming June 17th episode! This broadcast will feature five artists from Maeda Atsuko, BREAKERZ, and BIG BANG to Shibasaki Kou and bump.y. See what songs they will perform in this anticipated episode below! === “Kimi wa Boku da” – Maeda Atsuko “Nonai Survivor” – BREAKERZ “MONSTER” – BIG BANG “ANOTHER:WORLD”

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  • MUCC announces the release of their anniversary DVDs & new album + live house tour

    June 11, 2012 @ 3:01 am

    On June 9th, MUCC held their 15th anniversary live concert "MUCC vs mucc vs MUCC" at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 1-3 in Chiba prefecture, and announced that 3 DVDs for this live concert will be released for three consecutive months. This live was held in 3-part structure, so each part will be recorded in a separate DVD; the first part titled "Shisei" (will be released on August 22nd), the second part titled "Misshitsu" (w

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