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  • Tickets to Jang Geun Suk's Japan tour sell out in five minutes

    September 26, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    On September 26th, Korean star Jang Geun Suk's agency, Tree J Company, reported that the '2011 Jang Geun Suk in JAPAN ALWAYS CLOSE TO TOU' tour sold out of 60,000 tickets in a matter of five minutes. Jang Geun Suk will tour around three cities in Japan including Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo during the month of October. Tree J Company stated, "With Jang Geun Suk's Japan tour experience last year and the positive response to this year's Asis

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  • Happiness performs at 'China-Japan-Korea Music Festival'

    September 26, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    On September 25th, EXILE's sibling group Happiness performed in 'China-Japan-Korea Music Festival' at Beijing National Stadium as Japan's representatives. Vocalist MAYU greeted the audience saying, "I am happy to perform in Beijing." They sang a total of two songs, and showed their energy by singing the bridge of "WISH" in Chinese. During the finale, Happiness took the stage with Chinese unit Seishun Bishoujo and Korean group f(x) to repr

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  • Mukai Osamu to work as radio personality for the first time

    September 26, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu will be challenging himself as a radio personality for the first time on "All Night Nippon GOLD" for its September 26th broadcast. Mukai commented, "I don't know what I'll perpetrate, so I will apologize beforehand." During his recent recording, he spoke his mind on topics such as, "how to declare your love to the woman you like". Meanwhile, during the phone segment with a listener, he received a surprise call from writer L

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  • NHK Music Japan presents 'KPOP SPECIAL'

    September 25, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    NHK's Music Japan is a weekly music show that airs live performances of the In addition to their normally scheduled program, this week the an additional show aired titled: 'MJ Presents K-POP SPECIAL'. The show boasted live performances from 2NE1, T-ara, Rainbow, and SECRET (via satellite). Check out the performances below: _ < 2NE1 -- "I Am The Best (JP)"> _ < Rainbow -- "A (JP)"> _ < T-ara -

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  • Idol Ayano Mika cleverly avoids questions about her father

    September 25, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    On September 25th, idol Ayano Mika attended a PR event to promote the solo DVDs of the four 'Miss Magazine 2011' winners, including her own. Ayano also happens to be the daughter of singer Tahara Toshihiko, a former Johnny's Entertainment singer. However, she prefers not to speak about her father and his work. When the reporters eventually shifted the topic towards Tahara's latest concert, she quickly put on a mask and signed "Shh!" back t

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  • Irie Jingi holds handshake event for his 1st photobook

    September 25, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Actor Irie Jingi held a handshake event to commemorate the release of his first photobook, 'JINGI 18', at Tower Records Shinjuku on September 25th. Irie, who shows off his firm body in the photos, revealed, "Nude is not bad. I enjoyed shooting it. I had an informal feel with the staff so I wasn't embarrassed, and went all the way." The photobook marks the last summer of Irie's high school career, and features his solitary journey on an

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  • Galileo Galilei to provide opening theme for new Gundam series

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Rock band Galileo Galilei's new single, "Asu e", has been chosen as the opening theme song for the new Gundam series, 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE', starting October 9th. 'Mobile Suit Gundam AGE' will be the 14th in the Gundam series, and will be the first in two and a half years since "Mobile Suit Gundam 00". Yamaguchi Susumu will direct, Hino Akihiro will be in charge of the storyline, Nagano Takuzo will work on the original character designs

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  • Tanaka Kei featured in the latest photobook by 'Gekkan MEN'

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    On September 21st, 'Gekkan MEN' released its latest photobook, featuring Actor Tanaka Kei. The concept for the popular photobook series is 'Men In Season'.  Shot in Izu Oshima during the early days of summer, Tanaka's photobook includes photos of him fighting sea sprays on the beach, as well as intense close-ups. The actor also shows off his body and chic blonde hair. Tanaka promoted the photobook saying, "This time, I photographed whil

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  • Kikkawa Yuu sings 'morning songs' at PR event

    September 25, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    On September 25th, singer Kikkawa Yuu held a release event for her upcoming single "Hapirapi ~Sunrise~". The song conveys the image of being a bright and vigorous person right after waking up in the morning. Kikkawa described herself as being such a person, calling herself a 'morning-dol', and traveled across the country with her 'Hapirapi Gymnastics Campaign', to make sure that everyone stays healthy by dancing along to her song. That

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  • CNBLUE are looking forward to their major label debut in Japan

    September 25, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    On September 25th, the Korean band CNBLUE talked about their upcoming major label debut at a press conference at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa. After building up their fanbase in Japan and even performing as the opening act for Linkin Park, the band is finally going to make their major label debut under Warner Music Japan with their single "In My Head". They first came to Japan as an indies band in the summer of 2009 and have ma

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