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  • AAA reveals PV preview of their upcoming song, "CALL"!

    July 28, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    AAA has just revealed a PV preview for their latest song, "CALL"! "CALL" is one of the A-sides from their upcoming double-header "CALL / I4U", which will be released on August 31st. The second A-side, "I4U", will be included as one of the new tracks on their best album, and will also air as the theme song to the "Prince of Tennis" movie that opens this September. Check out the PV preview below, as well as the track list for their upcomi

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  • RIP SLYME to collaborate with American hip-hop group, Ugly Duckling

    July 28, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    It has been revealed that RIP SLYME will be collaborating with the American hip-hop group, Ugly Duckling, for the song, "Don't Panic (Ugly Duckling remix)". This song will be released on mobile and PC distribution sites starting on August 10th. Through an introduction from an acquaintance, the two groups met and decided to collaborate. The song is a remix of RIP SLYME's "Don't Panic", which was included in their album, "STAR", released ear

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  • Sato Takeru, Yoshitaka Yuriko, and Kiritani Kenta to appear on JRA's "CLUB KEIBA" CM!

    July 28, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    It's been revealed that Yoshitaka Yuriko, Sato Takeru, and Kiritani Kenta were picked up to be the image characters for  JRA’s new “CLUB KEIBA” CM, which advertises horse-racing. Isaki Jugorou, a horse racing critic, will also be participating in this upcoming CM as well. The new CM has the three young actor meets Isaki in an izakaya after watching a horse race. Sato, who sits next to Isaki in the CM, criticizes the older man by saying, “

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  • SEAMO to release a 'best-of' collaboration album

    July 28, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    Hip hop artist SEAMO hosted a mini-live and handshake event on July 27th to celebrate the release of his new mini-album, "ONE LIFE". Held at the grand stage in Lazona Kawasaki in Kanagawa prefecture, the event also announced SEAMO's upcoming collaboration album, "Korabo Densetsu", which will be released on August 24th. The album will feature a new collaboration track with Suga Shikao and Tsuchiya Anna called, "S.ex. with TSUCHIYA ANNA and

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  • Former AKB48 member Ono Erena resurfaces after a year-long hiatus

    July 28, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Former AKB48 member Ono Erena, who graduated from the group last September to pursue acting, has opened a new official blog on July 27th! Her blog link was published through Twitter by a yaplog blog staff member, and it's already garnered over 1,000 comments on its first entry. Titled “Nice to meet you”, the blog post reads, “Nice to meet you and long time no see, everyone. It’s been quite a long time. It’s Ono Erena.” Commenting on h

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  • Takaoka Sousuke to leave his agency after making controversial tweets

    July 28, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    On July 28th, actor Takaoka Sousuke announced through his official Twitter that he will be resigning from his agency. The actor recently stirred a controversy with an inflamatory series of tweets, bashing 'Hallyu' ('Korean Wave)' in Japan. Takaoka commented, "From one tweet, it became a big sensation. I have caused trouble to people who are related to the agency. I know this is the logical consequence." He continued, "To everyone who has

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena celebrates her coming-of-age as an adult

    July 28, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    On July 27th, Matsui Rena of Nagoya-based idol group SKE48, turned 20-years-old and therefore officially became an adult in Japan. Weekly magazine "Nikkan SPA!" visited Matsui after the live broadcast of news show "PON" in order to throw a little birthday party for her. They gave her a delicious cake, a book about melon bread, and a cute parasol as presents. Matsui was grateful for the presents and said, "Is it really okay to get so many

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  • Suzuki Ryohei gets married!

    July 28, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    On July 28th, it was announced that actor Suzuki Ryohei got married to a non-celebrity who works for a web-related company. The two met six years ago, during Suzuki's modeling days, through a friend's introduction. It's also been revealed that his wife is six months pregnant at this time. The wedding ceremony and reception were held on the 24th amongst their close relatives. Suzuki commented, "We hope to build a cheerful and thoughtful fam

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  • Kato Miliyah + Shimizu Shota to appear on "MUSIC FAIR"

    July 28, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    R&B singers Kato Miliyah and Shimizu Shota will appear together on the upcoming episode of "MUSIC FAIR"! For the July 30th episode, Kato Miliyah will perform her hit songs "Dear Lonely Girl", "19 Memories", and "DESIRE" to promote her upcoming best album, "M BEST". Afterwards, the duo will wrap the episode with another live of their collaboration tracks, "Love Forever" and "BELIEVE". This will be Kato's first appearance on "MUSIC FAIR".

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  • LOVE PSYCHEDELICO to appear on 'Music Station' for the very first time!

    July 28, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    Rock duo LOVE PSYCHEDELICO will be making their very first appearance on popular music show, 'Music Station', on August 12th. The duo made their debut 11 years ago, but this will be their first time singing on a live show. LOVE PSYCHEDELICO's latest single, "It's You", is currently the theme song for "Zettai Reido~Mikaiketsu Jiken Tokumei Sousa~". The single will be released on August 10th. Make sure to tune into 'Music Station' on Augu

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