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  • ayaka's "Soko Made Aruite Iku yo" becomes CM song for Kubota Corporation

    January 18, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    ayaka's new song, "Soko Made Aruite Iku yo", has been chosen as the CM song for the Kubota Corporation. The Kubota Corportation is a manufacturing company that provides a variety of products that contributes to people's lives and communities worldwide. The concept of their latest CM revolves around the motifs of "Food", "Water", and "Environment"; heart-warming scenes were filmed featuring shots of parents exchanging smiles with their chil

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/11~01/17

    January 18, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 11th to January 17th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Rising Sun" - EXILE 02/(02) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03/(00) "Zurui yo…" - Milky Bunny 04/(04) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 05/(00) "My Baby ~Suki ni Nareba

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  • AKB48 holds stage greeting for their documentary movie

    January 18, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    On January 18th, AKB48 held a stage greeting for their second documentary movie, "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru". Maeda Atsuko commented on the documentary saying, "It really shows the real us," and reflected on last year's Seibu Dome concert with, "I was filled with anxiety, but everyone encouraged me, and I was able to reflect back with an objective viewpoint, so I'm filled with grati

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  • Preview for JKT48's "Heavy Rotation" PV revealed

    January 18, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    JKT48, overseas sister group of AKB48 has released the PV preview for their Indonesian version of "Heavy Rotation". The girls first performed this in their native country of Indonesia last month. Check out the PV preview a and the making of video below! Tip: pdts

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  • Dangerous' Yasuda Kazuhiro announces his marriage

    January 18, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    It's been reported that Yasuda Kazuhiro (44) of comedian duo Dangerous has tied the knot to a 25-year-old non-celebrity! The couple had been dating for approximately three years, and registered their marriage on January 17th. Yasuda commented, "I thought this would be buried amidst Hamasaki Ayumi-san and Wakatsuki Chinatsu-san's big news. However, I'm thankful that people are interested in someone like me. I will continue to work hard, so

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  • AKB48's Miyazawa Sae receives "Bowling Mass Media Award"

    January 18, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    On January 17th, AKB48's Miyazawa Sae attended the awards ceremony for "The 19th Bowling Mass Media Awards". "The Bowling Mass Media Award" is presented to the person who helped spread the most awareness about bowling. In summer of 2010, Miyazawa took up the sport to challenge a professional bowler for a special TV program. Holding an average score of 150, the idol expressed that the sport helped her learn about ambition. "AKB48 has a l

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  • MONKEY MAJIK's agency mate Oranje. to make her major debut

    January 18, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Sendai-based entertainment agency, Edward Entertainment Group, will be debuting their first female artist, Oranje.! Edward Entertainment Group is home to artists like Monkey Majik, GreeeeN, and Rake. Oranje. has been gaining attention after digitally releasing "100 Man-kai no 'Aishiteru'", the answer song to Rake's "100 Man-kai no 'I love you'". This song will be included in her major debut single, "I Love You", as a coupling track. Prior

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  • Sonar Pocket releases short PV for "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e"

    January 18, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    On January 17th, pop trio Sonar Pocket shared the short PV for "Sekai de Ichiban Suteki na Kimi e" through Tokuma Japan's official YouTube channel! This digital single was released on January 11th, and serves as the ending theme song for TV Asahi's "music-ru TV" and MBS's "Roke Mitsu~Roke x Roke x Roke~". Additionally, Sonar Pocket will be releasing their 3rd album, "Sona Poke Ism 3 ~Kimi to no 365 Nichi~", on January 25th. The album wi

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  • SDN48's Serina reveals her post-graduation plans

    January 18, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    On January 18th, SDN48’s Serina (26) made an appearance at the DVD release event for the movie, “The Speak”. This thriller tells the story of six people who get trapped in a hotel and must find a way to escape. Consequently, reporters were inspired to ask Serina if she had experienced a ‘thrilling’ event of her own. In response, the idol referred to her upcoming graduation from SDN48. “For me, to be in SDN48 and not knowing what will happ

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  • SKE48 to release 'Ramune no Nomikata' as a single

    January 18, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    It's been announced that SKE48's Team KII will release "Ramune no Nomikata (How to Drink Ramune)" as a CD single! “Ramune no Nomikata” is a song from TEAM KII's third stage, which they began performing in October of last year. It's also ranked second for ‘SKE48 Request Hour Set List Best 50 2011 ~ Fan Sorezore no Kamikyokutachi~’ as part of their “Omatase Set List". The popularity of both the song and the third stage (also named 'Ramun

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