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  • Aragaki Yui to be featured in the upcoming CM for "Pantene"!

    August 26, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    On August 25th, actress Aragaki Yui (also known as Gakkey) attended a CM announcement event in Tokyo for hair care line, “Pantene”. At this event, she spoke of her secrets and techniques to achieve her beautiful hair. Aragaki, who is known for her gorgeous long hair, put her fingers through her hair – a display that is commonly seen in CMs for shampoos and conditioners. When her fingers got to the end of her hair, a sound effect of “Charar

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  • Music Station reveals guest list for September 2nd!

    August 26, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Music Station has updated their official website with the guest list for its September 2nd broadcast! Visual kei band Golden Bomber will be appearing on the show for the first time, performing their latest single, "Memeshikute". This will also be Korean girl band 2NE1's first appearance on Music Station, and they will perform "I AM THE BEST" off of their upcoming mini-album "NOLZA". Check out the full set list below! - "Wired Liv

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  • Poster revealed for Matsuda Shota's "Hard Romantic-er"

    August 26, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Toei released the poster image of the upcoming movie "Hard Romantic-er", starring Matsuda Shota as a high school dropout and second-generation Korean in Japan. As explained in an earlier article, "Hard Romantic-er" is the movie adaptation of director Gu Su Yeon's semi-autobiographical novel, describing the violence that became a part of his everyday life. The first teaser picture that was released with the said article, showed Matsuda w

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  • Performances from August 26th's episode of 'Music Station'

    August 26, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    We're back with another fun episode from TV Asahi's 'Music Station'! For their August 26th broadcast, 'Music Station' invited AKB48, 2PM, V6, NICO Touches The Walls, and YUKI. AKB48 performed a special medley comprised of "Flying Get" and "Oogoe Diamond", while 2PM delivered a hot performance that included the much-beloved 'tie dance' in their choreography. V6 made a return with “Sexy.Honey.Bunny!”, and NICO Touches The Walls gave the audien

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  • "Unfair the answer" holds dazzling premiere event with a fireworks festival

    August 26, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    On August 25th, “Unfair the answer” held a premiere event that also included a large fireworks display at Lalaport Toyosu in Tokyo. This is became the first Japanese film to feature a fireworks event at its premiere. Since many of this year’s fireworks were cancelled due to the Tohoku earthquake, lead actress Shinohara Ryoko (38) confessed, “This is my first fireworks event for this summer. I was able to fully enjoy this summer and its ble

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  • Nakashima Mika reveals PV for "LOVE IS ECSTASY"

    August 26, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Nakashima Mika is back with an electrifying new sound! The songstress has revealed the PV for her upcoming single, "LOVE IS ECSTASY", which is being used as the theme song for Shinohara Ryoko 's new movie, “Unfair the answer”. Nakashima had previously revealed that she was inspired by the Shinohara's character, a woman who is tough, confident, and capable. Consequently, the theme of this song is about the strength of a woman who confronts

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  • 2NE1 releases PV for "Ugly"

    August 26, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Korean girl group 2NE1 have released numerous PVs over the past few weeks as part of their promotion plans for their Japanese debut. Following behind the heels of "I AM THE BEST" and "Hate You" comes "Ugly", a pop-rock track that expresses a person's insecurity about their looks and their worth. Arguably, this sounds like 2NE1's best Japanese track to date, as their delivery and pronunciation seem smoother this time around. Check out th

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  • What's your favorite song by Hamasaki Ayumi?

    August 26, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Recochoku recently revealed the results of its latest group of rankings, asking users to choose their favorite songs by  beloved pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi. The ranking was split into three different categories, each describing a different aspect of the famous singer. The first is a lyric ranking, where users picked a song whose lyrics they most sympathized with. Coming in first place for this list is the title track of her first album, "A Song

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  • K-Pop stars from CUBE Entertainment rock out at the Nippon Budokan

    August 26, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Previously, we reported that Korea's CUBE Entertainment artists would be holding a family concert on August 25th at the Nippon Budokan. Prior to the start of their 'United Cube in Japan' concert, the artists held a press conference with the Japanese media. B2ST leader Doojoon commented, "We heard that it's very difficult to be able to hold a concert at the Nippon Budokan. We are very thankful to be able to hold a concert at such a venue".

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to hold his first concert in Okinawa

    August 26, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    On August 25th, singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu made a live appearance on FM Okinawa's radio show, "Golden Hour". It's been 10 years since Fukuyama last guested on a live radio program, and it was his very first appearance in front of the Okinawan media. "Since it's my first Okinawa live, I want to sing along and enjoy it with the fans," Fukuyama said. Announcing his appearance on the show just two days before Fukuyama's arrival, FM Okin

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