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  • Guest list for August 19th episode of Music Station revealed!

    August 14, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Music Station has updated their official website with the guest list for its August 19th show. The episode will feature a special medley from SMAP, Kanjani8 with their latest song, "Tsubusa ni Koi", and more for an episode you can't miss! Check out the full set list below! - Tsubusa ni Koi - Kanjani8 Ashita e no March - Kuwata Keisuke Poppin' love cocktail - Koda Kumi Special medley - SMAP Hello! - YUKI Source: Music Jap

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  • Check out Bright's 'Brightest na Hibi'

    August 14, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Back in June, chorus group BRIGHT released their single, "LOVE ~Aru Ai no Katachi~".  Since then, the girls have making many radio show and other appearances as well as planning their own shows. The girls were the opening act for AAA's 'Buzz Communication Tour 2011'.  They are now preparing to join another tour, Matsushita Yuya's 'Live Tour 2011 ~SUPER DRIVE~' for eight shows arounnd Japan.  The group sang the chorus and were back dancers in

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  • 'Tokyo Koen' receives the Golden Leopard Special Jury Prize at Locarno International Film Festival

    August 14, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    On August 13th, director Aoyama Shinji's movie, 'Tokyo Koen', received the Golden Leopard Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival. It is one of the world's longest running international film festivals and has been held annually in Locarno, Switzerland since 1946.  The top prize of the Festival is the Golden Leopard awarded to the best film in the international competition. During a post-festival press conference, the

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to hold live concert in Miyagi prefecture in November

    August 14, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    It's been announced that singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu will hold a live on November 12th and 13th at Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Miyagi Prefecture! The news was revealed during the latest broadcast of “Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special: Tamashii no Radio”, in which Fukuyama said, “It would be great if they can have fun with all their hearts and create a lively atmosphere. I want to do whatever I can through this live

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  • Goto Maki adds another performance to her upcoming concert

    August 14, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    Singer Goto Maki has added another performance to her concert, "G-Emotion FINAL", which will be held on December 4th at Makuhari Messe. This concert is Goto's last solo live before she goes on hiatus at the end of the year. She had only scheduled a 6:30 PM performance, but due to high demands in pre-order sales, she will be holding another performance at 1:00 PM on the same day. "MAKI GOTO MAIL MAGAZINE" members will be able to obtain t

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  • NMB48 to root for the Hanshin Tigers in their upcoming match against Hiroshima Toyo Carp

    August 14, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    The professional baseball team Hanshin Tigers, relay station ABC TV, and idol group NMB48 announced a special collaboration for the team's upcoming match against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp on August 17th. The Hanshin Tigers are currently chasing after the current first place holders, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, and absolutely need a victory in their next game. Since they're one of  two teams in the Central League without any mascot girls or ch

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  • S/mileage reveals their five new sub-members!

    August 14, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    On August 14th, idol group S/mileage announced their five new members at the Hello! Project concert, "Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nihon no Mirai wa WOWWOW Live~". The five new members were revealed to be Katsuta Rina, Kosuga Fuyuka, Nakanishi Kana, Tamura Meimi, and Takeuchi Akari. Producer Tsunku explained, "They will take part as sub-members instead of official members. Based on their activities, I will decide if they will become offi

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  • TOKIO's Joshima Shigeru denies he's in relationship: "She's just one of my friends"

    August 14, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    tokyohive previously reported about how TOKIO leader Joshima Shigeru was on a ‘drunk date’ with a beautiful woman in late July. On August 14th, Joshima made his first public appearance since that news report for a sign and handshake event  for "Kokoro no nichiyoubi Ganbaruhitoe", his maiden work of collected poems. Speaking on the woman he had the date with, he emphasized once again that she is just one of his friends. "Many people saw that

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  • Matsuzaka Tori and Okamoto Rei to star in "Detective Conan" drama!

    August 14, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    On August 14th, the additional cast for the current on-air drama, “Meitantei Conan Kudou Shinichi e no Chousenjou”, has just been named! It was revealed that Matsuzaka Tori will play 'Hattori Heiji', the rival to main lead Mizobata Junpei; meanwhile, Okamoto Rei will play 'Toyama Kazuha', Hattori’s love interest. Matsuzaka, who is originally from Kanagawa, expressed his anxiety over the role: “I need to do something about my Kansai dialect

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  • Niwa Mikiho sheds her "pretty-girl-image" in 'Weekly Playboy'

    August 14, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    Popular idol and fashion model, Niwa Mikiho - member of the group Canary Club, was featured in the most recent edition of 'Weekly Playboy'. Niwa is known and loved for her very cute and pretty image, but this young lady will turn 22 next month. It's time for her to sport a more refined and mature image.  Being the idol that she is, she marks her transition to adulthood in the form of a gorgeous pictorial. The photos are sensual and more a

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