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  • Jin Akanishi reveals full audio for "Sun Burns Down"

    January 21, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    Jin Akanishi has just revealed the full audio for his new single, "Sun Burns Down"! On January 20th, Jin shared the 'music preview' through his official Facebook page. "Sun Burns Down" is a catchy dance number with a sexy bass and lyrics that croon "Baby, let's go~ Make love until the sun burns down." The single will be available on January 24th through iTunes. Additionally, Jin's team has announced that tickets for his 'Japonicana'

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  • Acid Black Cherry to release new album "2012" in March

    January 21, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Acid Black Cherry will be releasing a new album titled "2012" on March 21st! "2012" will be his third album, and will be available in three different editions: one CD-only and two CD+DVD types. Check out the info on his albums below! ----- [CD+DVD ①] <MUSIC CLIP Version> [CD] (total 13 tracks) ・Re:birth (9th Single) ・Shoujo no Inori III (10th Single) ・Pistol (11th Single) ・Shangri-La (12th Single) ・Chou (13th Single)

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  • P'UNK-EN-CIEL reveals jacket cover for "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD"

    January 21, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    L'Arc~en~Ciel's alter ego, P'UNK-EN-CIEL, has revealed the jacket cover for their first album, "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD". This album will come with the limited edition of L'Arc~en~Ciel's upcoming album, "Butterfly", which will hit stores on February 8th. "P'UNK IS NOT DEAD" will contain 12 remixed and remastered versions of L'Arc~en~Ciel's coupling songs. It will also come with a bonus DVD that includes a special program called, "Best Hit LEC". Na

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  • AKB48 to tour all 47 prefectures in Japan + hold first live in Jakarta

    January 20, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    AKB48 has announced that they will be holding concerts in all 47 prefectures in Japan! This was announced on the 2nd night of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2012", at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During the encore, Takahashi Minami revealed that the group will be holding their first nationwide tour saying, "We will go where you live to meet you!". Additionally, AKB48 announced that they will be holding their first

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  • Sukima Switch opens poll to help choose songs for self-cover best-of album

    January 20, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Jazz fusion duo Sukima Switch will be celebrating their 10th debut anniversary on July 9th, 2013. In preparation for the big event, Sukima Switch have decided to open a poll allowing fans to choose their favorite songs from them, and thus help Sukima Switch compile a best-of self-cover album this summer. Although the title has not yet been chosen, this new album will be part one of their anniversary project and is already in the works.

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  • Tokyo Jihen performs special medley on 'Music Station'

    January 20, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Tokyo Jihen has returned to TV Asahi's 'Music Station' with a special medley! On January 20th, the band performed "Konya wa Karasawagi" and "Ginjou Biyori" in a 1920's-inspired set. Tokyo Jihen had previously revealed that after eight years of making music together, they would be disbanding at the end of February. You definitely don't want to miss out on their live stage below, as it will be one of their last!

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  • KARA to release photo book in Paris + announce first Japanese tour

    January 20, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Korean girl group KARA has announced that they will be releasing their first photo book, "Je t'aime, KARA", on February 14th. Additionally, they have revealed that they will be holding their first Japanese tour, "KARASIA", starting this spring. Shot in Paris, France, "Je t'aime, Kara" features photos of the girls with a relaxed look as they leave behind their busy lives in Korea and Japan. It will also come with a DVD containing making-of

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  • Kanda Uno to establish a new brand "UNOUNO"

    January 20, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    It was announced that talento Kanda Uno who gave birth to her first child back in October 2011, will establish a new brand "UNOUNO". This new brand will be setup for maternity and child care items. Kanda has been producing stockings along with lingerie items, and has also established some brands for wedding dresses, jewelry, as well as fashion accessories.  Now, she will be adding a new brand for mothers and their children. The brand wi

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  • Takei Emi to continue her endorsement of 'MAQuillAGE'

    January 20, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    Actress Takei Emi will be continuing her endorsement of "MAQuillAGE" this year. Takei was selected by the cosmetics brand to be their CM character last year, and officials was so impressed that they've signed her on for another year. On January 19th, 'MAQuillAGE' held a CM presentation event in Tokyo, and Takei appeared with almost no make-up on. During the event, she re-did her make-up and re-emerged on stage to wow the audience with the

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for December 2011

    January 20, 2012 @ 2:22 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 December. 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 p

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