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  • Korea's 2PM releases track, "100th Day Anniversary"

    November 9, 2011 @ 2:00 am

    After debuting in Japan earlier this year, Korean six-man group 2PM already has their hands full with the release of their first full-length album 'Republic of 2PM' just around the corner and their sold-out Arena tour coming up. Ahead of the album release date, the track "100th Day Anniversary (100 Nichi Kinenbi)" was played on the radio today, giving fans in Japan a first listen to one of 2PM's latest songs. As earlier reported, 'Republic

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  • Takahashi Ai attends a press conference for her first musical after graduating from Morning Musume

    November 9, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    On November 8th, former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai attended a press conference for her musical, "Dance of Vampire". Takahashi shared that she went to see Morning Musume's musical after graduating and said, "I was a member for 10 years so I was able to watch it from an objective sense for the first time. It brought tears to my eyes to think that both the members and the group has matured." She also revealed that the members would come

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  • Akimoto Sayaka shows off her muscle at "Sector 7" release event

    November 9, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    Korean 3D action movie "Sector 7" held a release event in Tokyo at November 7th, and Akimoto Sayaka from AKB48 attended there wearing tank top. Since the star actress Ha Ji-won wearing tank top in the movie, Akimoto and all the audience at the event wore tank top. A comedian Kojima Yoshio joined the event as well. Ha Ji-won plays a heroine has a mannish character and has been called "Korean Angeline Jolie", and Akimoto was invited for the ev

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  • Coldplay to sing for Oguri Shun & Okada Masaki's upcoming movie, "Uchuu Kyoudai"

    November 8, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    It's been revealed that Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" will be used as the theme song for Oguri Shun and Okada Masaki's upcoming movie,"Uchuu Kyoudai". The film is based on a popular manga about two boys who aim to become astronauts. Mangaka Koyama Chuya reportedly loved listening this British band while drawing the manga, and so the production decided to approach the British rock band with an offer. Coldplay was in Japan for t

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  • New artist YURI to make her major debut

    November 8, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    It's been revealed that singer YURI will be making her solo debut with her cover album, "LoveRespectHarmony", on January 11th. YURI is known as a 'large-scale' new artist as she has provided background vocals in live tours and recording for many artists including Kubota Toshinobu, Dreams Come True, Tortoise Matsumoto, JUJU, and AI. For the album, YURI will cover songs from artists she has already worked with in the past. She will collab

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  • Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi to participate in 10,000 yen for a month project

    November 8, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Morning Musume’s Michishige Sayumi (22) will appear on TV Asahi’s variety program “Ikinari! Ougon Densetsu” and revealed she will be partaking in the “Living on 10,000 yen for 1 month” project. 10,000 yen can be converted to around 128 US dollars. Michishige wrote, “The program will air sometime in the middle of November, but the official date hasn’t been announced yet. However, I just COULDN’T endure it and had to tell you all!!! KYAAAAA

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  • AKB48 reveals jacket covers for "Ue Kara Mariko"

    November 8, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48 has revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming single, "Ue Kara Mariko"! The single will feature the 16 senbatsu members that were chosen from "AKB48 25th Single Senbatsu Janken Taikai", which was held back on September 20th at Nippon Budokan. Janken tournament winner Shinoda Mariko claimed the center position, and is featured as a giant figure on the jacket covers. The PV for "Ue Kara Mariko" will be directe

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  • Takei Emi chosen as 'Best Smile of the Year'

    November 8, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    On November 8th, actress Takei Emi and professional soccer player Miura Kazuyoshi attended an awards ceremony for Japan Dental Association's 'Best Smile of the Year 2011'. While showing off her award-winning smile, Takei expressed, "My parents named me 'Emi', which means 'Bearing a smile just like a blooming flower'. By receiving this award, I can boast to my parents. I also feel very happy." She continued, "I want to continue to deliver a

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  • YUI achieves 5 consecutive #1 albums!

    November 8, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI has achieved her 5th consecutive #1, with her original album, 'HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE', debuting at the top of the Oricon album rankings chart for the week of 11/14.  First released on 11/2, the album has already sold nearly 130,000 units in its first week of sales.  YUI's run of #1 albums started with her 2nd original album, 'CAN'T BUY MY LOVE', released in April of 2007. The mark for 5 consecutive #1 albums for a femal

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  • First artist line-up for "2011 FNS Kayousai" announed

    November 8, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Fuji TV's annual music program "FNS Kayousai (FNS Music Festival)" will air live on December 7th starting at 7:00 pm.  Having Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Takashima Aya as the main hosts, it will be a big music festival totaling over 4-hours. Below is the list of initial artist line-up for "2011 FNS Kayousai".  (they will be adding more artists later.) Arashi Anne w-inds. AKB48 EXILE SKE48 KARA Kis-My-Ft2 KinKi Kids Kubota T

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