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  • SOPHIA holds a comeback live with Miyako Keiichi, his first since recovering from lymphoma

    August 14, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    On August 13th, five member rock band SOPHIA held a comeback live titled 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIA' at Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo. The band made this live a fresh start with member Miyako Keiichi (39), who recently conquered lymphoma (cancer involving cells of the immune system). During the live, there was a large cheer when Miyako first appeared on the main stage and said, “I’m back!”.   After his performance of “Hymne à l'amour”, vocalist Ma

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  • Kanda Sayaka admits relationship with Tashiro Mario?

    August 14, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    On August 13th, actress Kanda Sayaka (24) attended a stage greeting for the movie, 'Amazing Grace ~Hakanaki Otoko Tachi e no Shi~', at Cinemart Roppongi, and admitted her relationship with actor Tashiro Mario (27). When the press asked, "Is the relationship going well?", Sayaka nodded with a smile, then showed a cute peace sign. Kanda and Tashiro's date was first reported back in May in the tabloid magazine, 'FRIDAY'. Thereafter, Sayaka a

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  • Music Fair performances for the first half of the August 13th episode

    August 14, 2011 @ 1:02 am

    The August 13th episode of Music Fair featured a line-up of many talented artists such as SPEED, Salyu, and ZONE.  Not to mention a spellbinding collaboration between Salyu, Anri, Imai Eriko, Shimabukuro Hiroko, and Asakura Daisuke. Watch their performances below! <"Olivia wo Kikinagara" - Anri, Imai Eriko, Shimabukuro Hiroko, Salyu, and Asakura Daisuke> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAApWQUKrEg <"secret base ~Kimi ga Kure

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  • SPEED performs "Little Dancer" on the August 13th episode of Music Fair!

    August 14, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    On the August 13th episode of Music Fair, female group SPEED performed their 20th single, "Little Dancer"! In this performance, the members showed off their upbeat and energetic dance skills, which matched well with the melody of their new song. Check it out below:

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  • SECRET's performance + commentary on the August 13th episode of CDTV!

    August 13, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    Korean idol group SECRET made an appearance on the August 13th episode of CDTV to perform their Japanese debut single, "Madonna". Before the performance, the four members of SECRET briefly introduced themselves and the song. Leader Hyosung described "Madonna" as a "groovy and an aggressive song". Check it out their introduction and performance below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ltO93ycoU

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  • Koda Kumi reveals her PV for "IN THE AIR" from her 50th single, '4 TIMES'!

    August 13, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Recently, Koda Kumi revealed her PV for "IN THE AIR", a song that represents 'evening' off her 50th single, '4 TIMES'! The PV features the beautiful singer waiting in a serene home for her loved one, the soft fairytale lighting creates the perfect romantic mood for the track.  This is a stark contrast to the sultry "VIP" PV and 'could be banned' "KO-SO-KO-SO".   '4 TIMES' will be released on August 17th, be sure to support her impressive ach

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  • Koda Kumi performs "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" on CDTV!

    August 13, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    On August 13th episode of CDTV, Koda Kumi performed "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA", a song off her 50th single, "4 TIMES"! Check out her signature sexy moves and dynamic vocals in the performance below: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkizwp_2011-08-14-cdtv_music

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  • Itano Tomomi's grown-up childishness in 'Young Magazine'

    August 13, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    The latest issue of the popular 'Young Magazine' featured AKB48's Itano Tomomi in yet another beautiful pictorial. The pictures start with a summery set, showing us Itano wearing a happi coat and enjoying a juicy watermelon, all while conveying little bit of her newfound adult charms. The sunflowers compliment her innocent beauty just before she sends us into the jungle, and eventually into heaven with her sweet and gorgeous bikini figu

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  • Berryz Koubou to hold event for their new single

    August 13, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Hello! Project group Berryz Koubou have announced that they will be holding a special event to commemorate the release of their newest single "Aa, Yo ga Akeru" which hit stores back on August 10th. The event will take place on September 11th at Tokyo Shibuya-AXI. The girls will be holding three of these special events in one day. To obtain tickets for the event, fans must first buy the CD and enter a lottery system. Lottery winners will th

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  • TV Asahi officially announces the 10th season of "Aibou"

    August 13, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_181847" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="Mizutani Yutaka (l.) and Oikawa Mitsuhiro are partners again for  "Aibou Season 10""][/caption] TV Asahi finally made an official announcement regarding the 10th season of the popular crime drama "Aibou" which stars Mizutani Yutaka (59) as Japan's most popular TV detective, 'Sugishita Ukyo'. With the announcement, TV Asahi also denied all the preceding rumors

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