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  • HKT48 and AKB48 celebrate the opening of "AKB48 CAFE & SHOP HAKATA"

    March 21, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On March 20th the grand opening of “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP HAKATA” took place in Fukuoka. To commemorate the opening, AKB48’s Kitahara Rie, Sato Amina, Katayama Haruka, Nakamata Shiori along with HKT48’s Kodama Haruka, Matsuoka Natsumi, and Sugamoto Yuko attended a pre-opening event the day before. Last July an “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP” opened up in Harajuku and last September another one opened up in Akihabara. This makes the Hakata shop the

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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for March 26th

    March 21, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of March 26th. Check it out below! —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "STILL" - Tohoshinki (TVXQ) : 3/14 (138,664) 2. "Wild at Heart" - Arashi : 3/7 (46,411) 3. "Wanna Be With You" - Lead : 3/14 (23,193) 4. "IF YOU WANT" - Himuro Kyosuke : 3/14 (21,204) 5. "Ikiyou" - THE ALFEE : 3/14 (19,793) (Check the full ranking here.) - <Album

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  • Check out the full PV for DiVA's latest single "Lost the way"!

    March 21, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    DiVA has just released their third single "Lost the way" on March 21st, and the full PV to the new song has been unveiled! As reported previously, the song has been chosen as the theme song for upcoming movie "Ultraman Saga" (to be released on March 24th) in which seven AKB48 members (four from DiVA: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Miyazawa Sae, and Masuda Yuka) will appear as the Earth defense force named “Team U”. Check out the full PV b

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  • Morning Musume reveals the PV to "Renai Hunter"

    March 21, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    Morning Musume has finally released the PV to their 49th single “Renai Hunter”. The PV features a lot of sparkles and energy with Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa getting the center position for her final single. Check out catchy lyrics and dancing below! Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in!

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/14~03/20

    March 21, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 14th to March 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(01) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 03/(03) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(02) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05/(00) "Girl's Power" - KARA 06

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  • [Exclusive] tokyohive interview with Jin Akanishi

    March 21, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Popular megastar Jin Akanishi recently wrapped up his successful "2012 JAPONICANA U.S. Tour" and tokyohive caught up with him for an interview during his March 15th stop in New York City. Jin was kind enough to make some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us. tokyohive asked Jin a variety of questions ranging from his success in the US ("Test Drive" and "Sun Burns Down" hitting #1 on the U.S. iTunes dance chart) to his starring

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  • Fujimoto Miki says she's anxious about giving birth

    March 21, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    On March 20th, Fujimoto Miki (27) was in attendance for the announcement of NTV’s new television show “MAMA MOCOMO TV”, which will begin airing on April 2nd. Fujimoto and her husband Shoji Tomoharu (36) are expected to deliver their first child on March 31st and this will be Fujimoto’s last job before the delivery. Fujimoto held her large stomach and confessed, “I’m getting anxious, because after delivering the baby I’ll be raising a child

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  • ORANGE RANGE releases full PV for "Hello Sunshine Hello Future"

    March 21, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Rock group ORANGE RANGE has revealed the full PV for their new song, "Hello Sunshine Hello Future" through Victor Music's official YouTube channel! "Hello Sunshine Hello Future" is a track off of the band's upcoming album, "NEO POP STANDARD", which is set for release on April 18th. Check it out below!

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  • "AKB48 Tokyo Pastel Sand" is now on sale as new souvenirs of Tokyo

    March 21, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    New souvenirs of Tokyo, “AKB48 Tokyo Pastel Sand” which features idol group AKB48, has been on sale limitedly at JR’s Tokyo station and Shinagawa station since March 16th. This product is a new sweet that includes fluffy marshmallows put between slightly bitter chocolate. The first flavor introduced was strawberry, followed by green tea, and orange chocolate. There’s only a limited amount, so the period to pick up these sweets is limited

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  • Niigaki Risa to release her last photobook in April

    March 21, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    On April 27th Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa will be releasing her final photobook before her graduation in May. The photobook will be released through Wani Books, and was shot in Niigaki’s ‘second home’ of Okinawa. The book will show shots of Niigaki looking natural in swimsuits and adult-like dresses. It will also show how she has grown over her past 11 years in Morning Musume, but also how she has remained the same at the same time

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