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  • AKB48, Koda Kumi, EXILE, and more perform at Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival

    October 11, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    On October 9th, "The 2nd Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival~Kono Heiwa wo Yume mite~" which was proposed by singer/actor Sugi Ryotaro, was held at the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam.  This music festival was held to thank Vietnam for their support for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the venue. As reported back in August,  7 groups of artists, such as AKB48, Koda Kumi, and EXILE, attended the m

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  • V6 wraps up their 'Sexy.Honey.Bunny!' tour

    October 10, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    On October 10th, V6 wrapped up their live tour, 'Sexy.Honey.Bunny!', at Yokohama Arena. This marked V6's first concert at Yokohama Arena in 10 years. During the performance, a live clip of the boys past 10 years ago was presented. Seeing this, member Miyake Ken exclaimed, "Too much!", while Sakamoto Masayuki reflected upon their past saying, "Everyone became adults. I think the only one who hasn't changed is [Miyake] Ken." The concert a

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  • AKB48 'Team 4' makes their theater debut

    October 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    On October 10th, AKB48's newest team, 'Team 4', made their theater debut with "Himawari 1st 'Boku no Taiyou'", at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. Member Shimazaki Haruka (17) expressed, "At last, we were able to welcome our first day. This theater debut marks the beginning of Team 4's history." Meanwhile, acting captain Shimada Haruka (18) enthusiastically stated, "We will be fresh and do our best as we take each other's hands. Please support

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  • Ichihara Hayato and Toda Erika high fives with 1000 fans

    October 10, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Ichihara Hayato and Toda Erika, both stars of the movie 'DOG POLICE Junpaku no Kizuna', held a commemorative event to celebrate the mega hit of their new movie together. The event was held at Chinechitta Kawasaki. The movie follows the pursuit of a police officer (played by Ichihara), a guard dog trainer (played by Toda) and their partner dogs in solving a series of continuous terrorist attacks. At the event, Ichihara and Toda brought Shir

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  • Press conference for "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu"

    October 10, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_195722" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="From left: Oshima, Karina, Yoshitaka, and Inamori"][/caption] Today, Fuji TV held a press conference for their upcoming Monday drama "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu", starring Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Oshima Yuko (AKB48), and Inamori Izumi. The network describes the drama as the most unique, true-to-life love story in the history of Monday 9pm ('Getsu9') dramas. It de

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  • Ebihara Yuri congratulates Yasu Megumi on her engagement

    October 10, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    On October 8th, model Ebihara Yuri (32) attended a release event and a female-only handshaking event for her photo book “EBIO 1” at Fukuya Shoten in Kobe where she congratulated Yasu Megumi (29) for her engagement with comedian Azuma Takahiro (41). According to Ebihara, Yasu is a good friend and often go out to eat together. The model stated about this newly engaged couple, “They are a great couple with a lot of faith, trust, and bond wit

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  • Kato Miliyah to release "ETERNAL HEAVEN TOUR 2010-2011" on DVD & Blu-ray

    October 10, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Kato Miliyah has announced that she will be releasing "ETERNAL HEAVEN TOUR 2010-2011" in both DVD and Blu-ray forms on November 2nd. The announcement was made on the first day of Miliyah's tour, "Kato Miliyah M BEST TOUR 2011", at Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan on October 8th. When Miliyah called out, "My tour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, so everyone, please watch it!", fans gave her a warm round of applause and screamed, "I'll bu

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  • School Food Punishment to release new single in December

    October 10, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Pop-rock band School Food Punishment will be releasing their new single, "How to go", on December 7th! As reported earlier, "How to go" will serve as the opening theme song for the anime, "UN-GO", starting October 13th. It's described to be a cool rock tune with a sense of speed. The single will include two coupling songs: a brand new song titled "Kaeru", and a cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra's "Kimi ni, Mune Kyun.". Source: natalie

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  • Fujiwara Norika returns from romantic getaway with new love

    October 10, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    On October 10th, actress Fujiwara Norika and foreign security analyst Inui Makio returned from their vacation in Tahiti. Several reporters waited for the couple to arrive at Narita Airport. Seeing them, Fujiwara greeted, "I'm home~." When asked, "Was this a pre-wedding vacation?", Fujiwara silently waved her hand, then revealed, "I haven't received a ring, and I haven't been proposed to. It surprised me, so I'm stumped." Meanwhile, Inui

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  • Michibata Jessica shares a victory kiss with F1 racer Jenson Button

    October 10, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    On October 9th, Mie prefecture hosted the Japanese Grand Prix finals, where F1 driver Jenson Button (31) celebrated his first win for this tournament at the Suzuka Circuit. His girlfriend, model Michibata Jessica (26), had been there rooting for him since the first day of the tournament on the 7th. After he won, she made a brief eye contact with Button and began crying for his victory. Overwhelmed with happiness, they embraced one another

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