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  • Music Station reveals guest list for August 5th!

    July 29, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Since Music Station won't be airing an episode today, their guest list for next week's episode certainly makes up for it! Next week will feature KAT-TUN with their new song "RUN FOR YOU", Kimura Kaela with her comeback song "Kidoraku plus Ai", Ikimonogakari, and more for a broadcast you can't miss. Check out the set list below! - "NEW WORLD MUSIC" - Ikimonogakari "RUN FOR YOU" - KAT-TUN "Kidoraku plus Ai" - Kimura Kaela

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  • GReeeeN to sing for Okada Masaki's movie "Antoki no Inochi"

    July 29, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    It's been announced that GReeeN would have their upcoming song, “Koibumi ~Love Letter~”, be used as the the theme song for the “Anotoki no Inochi”. The band commented, “We are very happy to get an offer to sing for this movie’s theme song. Even to GReeeN, ‘Koibumi ~Love Letter~’ is one of our favorite songs. We believe this song will tell a story about the time spent with an important person and how they give you hope for tomorrow. Also,

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  • Musician Rei Harakami suddenly passes away at 40

    July 29, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    [caption id="attachment_177367" align="aligncenter" width="369" caption="yanokami: Yano Akiko (L) and Rei Harakami (R)"][/caption] On July 28th, it was revealed at musician Rei Harakami tragically passed away on the evening of the 27th. According to the announcement posted on the official yanokami webpage, the musician passed away due to a cerebral hemorrhage at 7:00 PM JST. He was only forty years old. Rei Harakami made his debut

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  • SHINee holds debut event for fans in Tokyo

    July 29, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    Korean male idol group SHINee held their debut event on July 28th at Tokyo Nakano Sun Plaza. The group performed their debut single, "Replay ~ Kimi wa boku no Everything~", as well as three other songs. Additionally, they announced that they would be releasing their second single, "JULIETTE" on August 29th. Main vocalist Jonghyun gave a hint about their new song, saying, "It's a song that'll make your heart race." This debut event will

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  • Oshima Mai reveals that she was once two-timed

    July 29, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    On July 27th, Oshima Mai released her third single, "Second Lady", and held a release event at the 'MOLUCCELA' beach house in Enoshima. Oshima sang a total of four songs, including her latest "Second Lady", in front of 200 fans. She also served as the store manager for the day, and made shaved ice for her fans. Just as the title states, Oshima's latest single is about being the 'second lady'. "In high school, I was two-timed. I can't fo

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  • "Oba-chan 3gou" Mishiro Akiko passes away due to multiple organ failure

    July 29, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Talento Mishiro Akiko (65) - who's well-known to Japan as “Oba-chan 3gou” - has passed away due to multiple organ failure on July 27th. According to her agency, she was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago due to her deteriorating health. Reportedly, she didn't reveal the details of her condition even to her agency so that she wouldn't worry them. Her last performance was for TV Tokyo’s drama, “URAKARA”, where she guested on its seco

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  • SCANDAL to hold a pajama party with fans over 'Niconico Douga'

    July 29, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    To celebrate the release of their new single "LOVE SURVIVE" and upcoming album "BABY ACTION", girl band SCANDAL will be holding a listening party with their fans over Niconico Douga! The live stream will take place on July 29th, 11:00 PM JST. Since the theme of the broadcast is "SCANDAL's Pajama Party", fans who tune in will not only be able to listen to new tracks from "BABY ACTION", but they also get to see the girls in their pajamas! SCANDA

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  • AKB48 unveils cover jackets for their new single, "FLYING GET"

    July 29, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 has unveiled their cover jackets for their upcoming single, "FLYING GET"! The 21-senbatsu members for this single were chosen from the "3rd AKB48 Senbatsu General Election", held on June 9th at the Nippon Budoukan. Maeda Atsuko, who received approximately 140,000 votes, will be in the center position alongside Oshima Yuko (2nd place) and Kashiwagi Yuki (3rd place). "Flying Get" will have two different jackets fo

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to make first live performance at 'ASOBISYSTEM' event

    July 29, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Pop sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be performing in front of an audience for the very first time since her debut! She's scheduled to appear at Shibuya O-EAST on July 29th for the"ASOBISYSTEM 4th ANNIVERSARY PARTY HARAJUKU Kawaii!!!" event. The event is a 4th anniversary project for the company, ASOBISYSTEM. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be one of many celebrity guests attending the party, including capsule, HALCALI, RAM RIDER, and Astro, along wi

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  • Nishino Kana is a beautiful daydreamer for "JJ"

    July 29, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    Pop singer Nishino Kana has been storming the covers of fashion magazines lately, including the September issue of "JJ"! For her shoot, the singer takes readers through a series of soft, romantic shots that bring out her delicate beauty. Fans get a tour of "Kana's Room", and they're also treated to some of her beauty and fashion recommendations. Their questions will also be answered in a special Q&A segment titled, "Kana's Diary". Check

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