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  • Takahashi Ai receives 'Best Shoe Wearer Award'

    November 11, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    On November 10th, former Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai attended an awards ceremony for 'The 4th Best Shoe Wearer Awards' where she was awarded the 'Best Shoe Wearer Award'. Takahashi expressed her joy saying, "I never dreamed of receiving such a wonderful award after graduating from Morning Musume. I love fashion, and I love to collect shoes, so I am very happy." Along with the award, Takahashi received two pairs of shoes that were

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  • Check out the full PV for GACKT's upcoming single "Graffiti"

    November 11, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    As reported earlier, GACKT will be releasing his 40th single "Graffiti" on November 30th. The song is being used as the opening theme song for TV Tokyo's ongoing anime "SKET DANCE".   Recently, the full PV to the upcoming single was revealed.  Check it out below!  (The details on the single can be seen here.) Thanks to Masamune for the tip!

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  • 4minute reveals PV for "READY GO"

    November 11, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    Korean pop group 4minute has revealed the full PV for their single, "READY GO". As reported earlier, "READY GO" is being used as the theme song for the drama, 'Welcome to the El-Palacio'. It's a fast-paced, aggressive track with tons of attitude -- a musical style that 4minute is known for back at home. The single is scheduled to hit shelves on December 7th. In the meantime, fans can enjoy the eye candy below:

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  • YOSHIKI meets his life-sized wax twin at Madame Tussauds Tokyo

    November 11, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    On November 10th, X JAPAN's leader YOSHIKI visited 'Madame Tussauds Tokyo' to attend the unveiling ceremony for his life-sized, wax doppelganger. The wax figure reportedly cost around 19 million yen (approximately 244,845 USD) to make. After seeing it face-to-face, YOSHIKI commented with a wry smile, "It looks scary, like a ghost." He continued, "Though it's an honor, I have mixed feelings about this.  If there were two of me, we would

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  • Moonriders to go on hiatus indefinitely

    November 11, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    On November 10th, rock band Moonriders announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus after this year. The band revealed, "After discussion with the members, Moonriders have decided to put a halt on band activities indefinitely. We will be happy if you support the members' solo activities." They also thanked their fans, saying, "Thanks to those who listened, supported, and loved the band all these years, Moonriders was able to

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  • GLAY's new Christmas song to feature JUJU as guest vocalist

    November 11, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    It's been revealed that GLAY's new song, "Time for Christmas", will feature JUJU as a guest vocalist. "Time for Christmas" can be found in GLAY's upcoming mini-album, "Hope and The Silver Sunrise". JUJU recently covered GLAY's "BELOVED" for a Sony CM, which inspired TAKURO to approach JUJU with an offer to participate in their next project. The mini-album will be released on December 14th, and will only be available through GLAY's offic

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  • Abe Natsumi's sister, Abe Asami, is getting married

    November 11, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Sanspo is reporting that that talento Abe Asami (26), the younger sister of former Morning Musume member, Abe Natsumi (30), is getting married on November 11th. She is currently learning how to cook under her mother amidst other preparations in being a bride. According to a participant, her partner is a curator who is 8 years older than her, and is described to be a tall, handsome guy. They met each other 5 years ago at an acquaintance's 

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  • KEIKO transfers from the ICU to general hospital wards

    November 11, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Globe vocalist KEIKO, who underwent an emergency operation for a subarachnoid hemorrhage last month, has finally been moved from the ICU to the hospital's general wards. according to a Twitter update by her husband, fellow Globe member and producer/songwriter Komuro Tetsuya. He thanked all concerned parties with his update on November 10th, stating, "I'm reporting that as of yesterday (the 9th), Keiko has been moved to the general wards. 

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  • the pillows to release new album + live DVD

    November 11, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    the pillows are getting ready to release their new single, "Energia", next month. Although there's still a month before its release date, the band has already announced that they will be releasing a new album, "TRIAL", on January 18th! The album will feature a total of 10 songs including their latest singles, "Comic Sonic" and "Energia". It will also come with pre-order ticket information for their nationwide tour, which will kick off in M

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for October 2011!

    November 10, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases the top Twitter trends in Japan.  With October recently coming to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have just released their rankings for October. With the passing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs on October 5th, it’s no surprise that his name was mentioned frequently throughout the rankings. If you want to go back in time to compare what trended in the past, you can see September’s rankings here. == [W

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