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  • KAT-TUN talks about Akanishi Jin's marriage for the first time

    April 22, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    On April 22nd, popular group KAT-TUN held a press conference before their concert at Tokyo Dome, and commented about former member Akanishi Jin's marriage with Kuroki Meisa. Tanaka Koki shared, "We also didn't know about the marriage until media reported it. We felt like, 'Oh, this is the another one.'" "He didn't contact us, so I don't know how should I comment about that," Kamenashi Kazuya reflected. According to reports, Akanishi Jin

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for March 2012

    April 22, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of March. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download port

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to hold one-man live at Seibu Dome

    April 22, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    It's been confirmed that Momoiro Clover Z will be holding a one-man live called 'Momoclo Summer Dive 2012' at Seibu Dome on August 5th! This was announced on the first night of Momoiro Clover Z's Yokohama Arena two-day live, 'Momoclo Haru no Ichidaiji 2012 Yokohama Arena Masaka no 2DAYS', on April 21st. The concert featured a special guest appearance by Matsuzaki Shigeru, who sang Saitama Seibu Lions' (professional baseball team) team so

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  • Kato Miliyah to sing Coca-Cola's Japanese campaign song for 2012 London Olympics

    April 22, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    On April 21st, it was revealed that popular singer Kato Miliyah (23) will be singing Coca-Cola’s campaign song, “HEART BEAT”, for the 2012 London Olympics! This original Japanese campaign song has also been unveiled to be inspired by producer Mark Ronson’s “Anywhere in the World”, the global campaign song for this year’s summer Olympics. Kato described this campaign song with, “It’s a song that would want to make one dance. I think it wou

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  • Every Little Thing's Mochida Kaori to release two solo singles

    April 22, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    Every Little Thing's Mochida Kaori has announced that she will be releasing solo singles for 2 consecutive months! She will release her double A-side single, "Megumi / Kanashii Toki Mo Ureshii Toki Mo", on May 9th, then on June 6th, it will be releasing a single titled, "Utsukushiki Uruwashiki Hibi". "Megumi" is currently being used as the CM song for Menard's "Fairlucent", which stars Mochida herself. Meanwhile, "Kanashii Toki Mo Ureshii

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino to produce idol festival

    April 22, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    AKB48 member Sashihara Rino will make her solo debut releasing single "Soredemo Sukidayo" on May 2nd.  Earlier we revealed the track list and jacket covers. It was also reported, she will produce an idol event for which Idoling!!!, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, SUPER☆GiRLS, Tokyo Joshiryu, Passpo☆ and Watarirouka Hashiritai7 will appear. This is one of the events held for those fans who purchase Sashihara's single "Soredemo Sukidayo". For the f

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 16th~April 19th

    April 22, 2012 @ 3:16 am

    [caption id="attachment_234515" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 16th~April 19th"][/caption] Seven new dramas aired their first episodes between Monday and Thursday, including the much-anticipated Monday drama of Fuji TV. The fifth season of the Monday drama 'Hancho' (TBS) seems to be off to a nice season with an improvement of 2.3% between the first and second episode. Fuji TV can say the same about

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  • Itano Tomomi and Triendl Reina grace the June cover of 'ViVi'

    April 22, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    On the June cover of ‘ViVi’, which hit store shelves on April 23rd, AKB48 member Itano Tomomi and model Triendl Reina graced the cover of this popular fashion magazine in their girly casual attire. This month’s feature pages will reveal ‘Tomochin (Itano) & Torichan (Triendl)’s Secret Date”.  Itano and Triendl also revealed that they are “close friends” and hang out with each other often. Despite their friendship, this is their first ti

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  • Ebihara Yuri makes an appearance at 'Shanghai Runway'

    April 21, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    On April 21st, model Ebihara Yuri made an appearance at the fashion show, 'Shanghai Runway', in Shanghai, China. Ebihara, who walked her very first runway outside of Japan, expressed her joy saying, "I'm very happy to participate in my first show overseas." The 'Shanghai Runway' is a fashion show originating from the 'Kobe Collection', which was launched in Kobe back in 2002. The production committee of 'Kobe Collection' has been holdin

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  • PUFFY reveals track list for upcoming single, "Tomodachi no Wao!"

    April 21, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Pop duo PUFFY has revealed the track list for their upcoming single, "Tomodachi no Wao!"! The title track is composed by Ishino Takkyu, and the lyrics are written by both Ishino and PUFFY. It's already been picked up as the ending theme for TV Tokyo's anime program, 'Shimajiro no Wao!'. For its coupling track, the single will include "Tomodachi no Wao! ~Shimajiro to Asobo! Version~", which features Shimajiro saying "Wao!" throughout the

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