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  • AKB48 to appear in men's suits for Haruyama CM

    January 29, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    On January 29th, it was revealed that popular idol group AKB48 will appear in a TV commercial for “Haruyama”, a company that specializes in the distribution of men’s suits and attires. The upcoming endorsement will feature all 12 popular members such as Oshima Yuko in ‘Handsome Men’s Slim Suit’ and even drastically change their usual hairstyles to make thems look ‘manly’ for the runway walk featured in this commercial. Regarding this oppor

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  • Check out Music Japan's performances from their January 29th episode!

    January 29, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    On the January 29th episode of Music Japan, idol group Morning Musume and K-pop artists CNBLUE and Kim Hyun Joong took over the stage to perform their respective songs for the fans. Check out their performances below! === <"Pyoko Pyoko Ultra" - Morning Musume> <"Where you are" - CNBLUE> <"KISS KISS" - Kim Hyun Joong> ===

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  • Listen to the radio rip of Shimizu Shota's and Oda Kazumasa's single!

    January 29, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    On January 29th radio broadcast of TOKYO FM, Shimizu Shota's and Oda Kazumasa's collaboration single, "Kimi Sae Ireba" (scheduled for release on February 22nd), was played on air earlier. The 4-minute radio rip of this upcoming single features a great mix of Shimizu's smooth vocals and Oda's  melodic voice for one heart-warming song. Listen to their wonderful collaboration song below!

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals their PV for "Guru Guru Curtain"!

    January 29, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    On the January 29th broadcast of "Nogizaka tte doko?", AKB48's official rival group Nogizaka46 revealed their PV for their debut single "Guru Guru Curtain" (set for release on February 22nd)! In this 4-minute PV, the members are featured in a school classroom and then switches to a dance scene with various curtains surrounding them. Check out their music video below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Ashida Mana receives her very own day from Kagome

    January 29, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    On January 28th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7) attended a promotional event for Kagome’s establishment of “Aisai (=Mana) Day” (set for January 31st).  Kagome is a Japanese manufacturer and distributor of tomato-based foods as well as fruit and vegetable juices. Wearing an all-white dress and a vegetable-themed hat, necklace, and ring , she explained her thoughts on the creation of this day.  She said, “It’s like having a second bi

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  • Model Takeshita Rena holds a handshake event to celebrate her first photobook

    January 29, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 28th, popular model Takeshita Rena (30) held a handshake event to commemorate her first photo album, “my book Rena Takeshita”. Takeshita is currently gaining popularity from women in their '20s due to her “Rena Casual” style, which she often displays in the popular fashion magazine, “MORE”. Her blog is also quite popular as well. This new photobook gives a sneak peek into her home. Takeshita explained, “In this book, I show a

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  • Ashina Sei to make her voice acting debut through American drama, 'Revenge'

    January 29, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    It's been revealed that actress Ashina Sei will be making her voice acting debut through the popular American drama, "Revenge"! "Revenge" is a exciting story of vengeance and tragedy that revolves around 'Emily', a young woman who's determined to crush the people that destroyed her family. The first episode in the States aired in September of last year, pulling in over 10.2 million viewers. Ashina was chosen to provide the voice of 'Emi

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  • S/mileage to star in upcoming horror movie, "Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro"

    January 29, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    It's been reported that idol group S/mileage will be starring in the upcoming horror movie, "Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro - Igyou". "Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro - Igyou" is the 5th movie based on the drama series, "Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro". The drama has starred many popular actresses including Horikita Maki. Producer Niwa Tamon Andrew was drawn to the girls' simplicity, and wanted to test their potential as actresses. He complimented leader Wada A

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  • Performances from January 28th's episode of 'CDTV'

    January 29, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    On January 28th's episode of TBS's music program, 'CDTV', two popular idol groups delivered their latest hits! First up was SKE48 with "Kataomoi Finally", followed by 9nine with "Shoujo Traveler". Check out their exciting performances below! === <"Kataomoi Finally" - SKE48> <"Shoujo Traveler" - 9nine> ===

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  • Perfume adds additional dates to their nationwide tour

    January 29, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    Electro-pop trio Perfume have announced that they will add additional dates to their ongoing arena tour, ‘Kirin Chu-Hi Hyoketsu Presents Perfume 3rd Tour “JPN”’! The announcement was made on January 28th during Perfume's Saitama Super Arena show, where it flashed across an LCD screen. Additional performances will be held at the Nippon Budokan from May 8th to the 12th for the span of four consecutive dates, and the girls will conclude thei

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