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  • Suzuki Anne speaks out against nuclear power

    August 6, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    On August 5th, actress Suzuki Anne brought up the idea of getting rid of nuclear power on her Twitter. She wrote, “I was born and raised in Tokyo, so.. there are a lot of things I don’t know about. But, I do know this. Let’s do our best! It may be a few years or decades, but regardless, let’s stop using nuclear power! Let our voices be heard!” She also brought up actor Yamamoto Taro, who resigned from his agency due to his anti-nuclear

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  • Takaoka Sosuke returns from New York, remains silent about Twitter incident

    August 5, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Actor Takaoka Sosuke (29) returned to Narita Airport on August 5th after a trip to New York. He was spotted wearing a black hat, black sunglasses and a mask. When the press asked, “How was New York?”, Takaoka pulled his mask down and answered, “It was fun,” remaining silent thereafter. Takaoka was involved in a Twitter scandal last month after criticizing Fuji TV and the 'Hallyu Wave' (a term used to describe the strong emergence of Korean

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  • Goto Maki appears in CM for "Monster Hunter"

    August 5, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    Singer Goto Maki will be appearing in the new CM for the PS3 game, "Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver", which will hit stores on August 25th. In the CM, Goto stars alongside comedian Inoue Satoshi, who is known as the number one hunter in the entertainment industry as he has put in over 7,000 hours into the series. Goto herself is a big fan of "Monster Hunter", and has put in over 3,000 hours into the games. Titled "Hikaku", the CM tak

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  • KARA's Goo Hara introduces her "beauty juice" in the latest issue of ViVi!

    August 5, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    It’s no surprise that Japanese girls are interested in the beauty secrets of Korean idols. The September issue of “ViVi” magazine will introduce KARA’s beauty tips in their “Beauty Seoul!!” section. KARA’s Goo Hara introduced a ‘special mixed juice’ that she drinks every single day. To make her juice full of nutrients, Hara puts bananas, almonds, blueberries, walnuts, and milk into a blender to mix. Fresh fruit juice includes enzymes t

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  • SM☆SH attracts 2,000 people to their release event

    August 5, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    On August 5th, Korean boy band SM☆SH attended the release event for their fourth single, “Bounce★up”, at Lazona Kawasaki in Kawasaki City. Although it was raining heavily before in Kawasaki City, the skies lifted up just in time for their mini live event. One of their members Hiro (19) said in front of 2,000 people, “I know Japanese summers are hot but the fans are even hotter!,” and danced furiously in the intense summer heat. Source &

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  • Check out the PV for FLOW's upcoming single "Hey!!!"!

    August 5, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

    Rock band FLOW has revealed the PV for their 22nd single "Hey!!!" (set for release on August 31st). This song has also been featured as the latest opening theme song for anime "Beelzebub". This PV features all five members in red attire singing against the powerful gust of wind, snow, and thunder. Check out this energetic PV below!

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  • Check out JAMIL's PV of "The Rock City Boy" featuring AKB48's Takahashi Minami!

    August 5, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Earlier we reported that AKB48’s Takahashi Minami would be making an appearance in American-born pop singer JAMIL’s PV for “The Rock City Boy”. As previously mentioned, JAMIL plays a man who arrives in Japan and meets Takahashi, who plays various roles throughout the PV; a cabin attendant, a shrine maiden, and a college student. JAMIL is a huge fan of AKB48 and was honored to work with the beautiful Takahashi Minami. JAMIL’s philosophy

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  • Listen to a preview of JAMOSA's "Nanika Hitotsu" acoustic style!

    August 5, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Earlier this year, urban artist JAMOSA released her seventh single, "Nanika Hitotsu feat. JAY'ED & Wakadanna". The song ranked #2 on the Reco Choku monthly download rankings and is also the theme song to NTV's "Misaki Number One!!" JAMOSA will release an acoustic version of the song and it will be available via Reco Choku on August 10th. Now, take a listen to a preview of the song below! Source: JAMOSA Official Website

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  • Ito Yui shows off her innocence in her latest DVD

    August 5, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Ito Yui (17) gained attention in NHK ETV’s “R no Housoku” as an actress and now she will be showing off her innocent charm in her latest DVD, “Yui Time”. Ito shot her DVD on location in Bali, Indonesia back in March. She participates in a variety of shots, showing sadness in her eyes while lying on a bed and even throwing her innocence out the window for more sexier scene. Ito commented, “The ocean and sky were so pretty in Bali, I had

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  • AKB48 reveals full PV for "Flying Get"!!

    August 5, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Just a couple of days ago tokyohive shared some of the PV previews of AKB48's upcoming single, "Flying Get". Decked out in Chinese inspired outfits and movie, the girls fight villians who look like "The Crazy88" from "Kill Bill". While the group may have lost, it's Maeda Atsuko comes to the rescue and squares off with Oshima Yuko. Who will win this fierce battle? Watch the PV to find out! Thanks to everyone who submitted the tip!

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