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  • Check out the preview and CM for Arashi's upcoming live DVD "ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World"

    May 18, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Last month, Arashi revealed the jacket covers and details of their upcoming live DVD 'ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World', and now a CM for the DVD has been released by J-storm. The DVD will be released on May 23rd. This live DVD covers their 2-day concert at National Olympic stadium on September 3-4. Although the live concert started in bad weather and the members were unable to have enough rehearsals on stage due to a typhoon, Arashi liven

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  • Kawashima Umika creates a frenzy at a boys' high school

    May 18, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Young actress Kawashima Umika recently created a frenzy at a boys' high school in Tokyo when she paid it a surprise visit as part of the Pretz present campaign called "PARTY PRETZ BOX ATARU!" Kawashima disguised herself as a member of the "Human Pretz Corps" and jumped out of a huge gift box in front of all the clueless boys who gathered at the gymnasium. It immediately became noisy inside the gymnasium, but fortunately Kawashima was prote

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  • girugamesh reveals details of upcoming single, "Zecchou BANG!!"

    May 18, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    girugamesh has unveiled the details to their upcoming single, "Zecchou BANG!!" 2012 has been a busy one for girugamesh as they began their 13 consecutive day performance "Tokyo Sadistic ~Buttooshi 13days~" at Shibuya WWW, a multi-band tour, and their first one-man tour in nearly a year. To add to that, the band will be releasing their long-awaited new single "Zecchou BANG!!" on July 4th. The title track to girugamesh's first single in a

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  • Ohashi Trio's new summer tune to appear in Takei Emi's JTB CM

    May 18, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Ohashi Trio's new song "Flower" has been chosen as the CM song for Look JTB's 2012 Hawaii CM. "Flower" describes the feelings a parent has for their child, and is a pleasantly mid-tempo summer tune. Young actress and model Takei Emi appears in both the "siesta" and "beach" versions of the commercial, both of which are set in the beautiful Hawaii. Ohashi Trio's new song will be available soon as a digital single on iTunes on May 23rd, and

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  • Sasaki Kuranosuke becomes a Japanese Indiana Jones for new drama series

    May 18, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    On May 17th, Fuji TV held a press conference for the upcoming two-hour drama 'Touma Kyouju no Tensai Suiri (1) Okinoshima no Ogon Densetsu Satsujin Jiken' starring Sasaki Kuranosuke. Sasaki, who is starring in his first two-hour drama, is playing a Japanese professor researching ukiyo-e (color prints from the Edo period) who helps to solve cases with his sharp perception. At the press conference, he was dressed as the character. "I look li

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  • Angela Aki announces new album & nationwide tour

    May 18, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced that she will be releasing a new album this summer! She will also be holding a nationwide tour starting in October. After her year-end Nippon Budokan live, Angela took maternity leave, and gave birth to a healthy baby in February. Her upcoming tour will kick off on October 13th and wrap up on March 3rd. Ticket information, as well as details on the new album, will be revealed at a later date. P

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  • Takei Emi chosen as new CM character for JTB

    May 18, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    On May 17th, actress Takei Emi attended a CM presentation event for 'JTB 100th Anniversary Hawaii Promotion' as JTB Group's newest CM character. Takei, who visited Hawaii for the CM shoot, smiled as she said, "I was able to fully enjoy myself." She continued, "Going to Hawaii heals your mind. I didn't want to go home." The actress also commented on her summer plans. "My parents have never been on an airplane before, so I want to take th

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  • MEG unleashes PV for her new single, "TRAP"!

    May 18, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    MEG has just unveiled the promotional video for her latest single, "TRAP" on her official YouTube channel! "TRAP" is the title track of her single of the same name, which was released on May 18th. The song was provided to her by Okamura Yasuyuki, while the arrangement was handled by Osawa Shinichi. The single also includes a song written by NARASAKI (COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS) titled "Seventeen Rendevouz" and a cover of Moritaka Chisato's "W

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  • BREAKERZ reveal jacket covers and track list for "Overwriting / Nonai Survivor"

    May 18, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    Rock band BREAKERZ has revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming single, "Overwriting / Nonai Survivor"! The band's 13th single is slated for release on June 13th, and it will come in 3 different versions. Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the music clip and off shot for "Overwriting", while the DVD for Limited Edition B will include the music clip and off shot for "Nonai Survivor". Check out the jacke

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  • EXILE's sister group Happiness holds commemorative event at a chain restaurant

    May 18, 2012 @ 2:28 am

    On May 16th, EXILE’s 6-member sister group Happiness (who has an average age of 15.7 years old) appeared at a commemorative event at the Gusto restaurant in Takadanobaba, Tokyo for their new song “We Can Fly,” which was released on the same day. The song is currently used as Gusto’s campaign song and each of the members took on the challenge of their “First Ever Part Time Job.”  The 6 members, who appeared wearing the store uniforms in fro

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