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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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  • Nagasawa Masami is looking fabulous on the cover of 'Tokyo Calendar'

    September 25, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Actress Nagasawa Masami is gracing the cover of the November edition of Tokyo's restaurant, travel, art, and culture magazine 'Tokyo Calendar'. The November edition goes by the name of 'Moteru Counter' and comes with a cover that features a very attractive ('motemote') Nagasawa sitting at the counter of a nice restaurant. They described her as a strong woman who is both, beautiful and cute, while having an exceptional figure and an irresis

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  • Release date announced for AKB48's 24th single

    September 25, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Even though they have yet to release their 23rd single, "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (scheduled to drop October 26th), they have already announced the released date for their 24th single. AKB48's 24th single has no title right now, but it has been revealed that the release date is December 7th. It will also come in three versions: Type A, Type K, and Type B. All three types will come with three completely new songs and three instrumentals for a t

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  • Fairies celebrate their major debut with a mini performance in Yokohama

    September 25, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Today, idol group Fairies held a debut live event at the Queen's Square in Yokohama, Kanagawa to celebrate their major debut. Fairies had their official major debut on September 21st, but the group had rapidly been gathering a lot of fans long before the release of their debut single. This became evident at the event, when the seven young junior high school girls were bathing in loud chants from their fans while putting on two beautiful pe

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  • September 25th performances from 'Gekkan Melodix!'

    September 25, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    TV Tokyo's music program 'Gekkan Melodix!' had quite a few guests this week! The show aired on September 25th with six guests plus an additional performance for a total of seven performances. Aside from Sukima Switch, all other artists on the show are idols that included SUPER☆GiRLS, Kikkawa Yuu, FLOWER, Fairies, and new anime idol duo Ippanjin & AD. To top it all off, the show had idol group AKBN 0 ('Akabane Zero') perform their s

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  • 2NE1 reveals Japanese PV for "Lonely"

    September 25, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    On September 21st, Korean girl group 2NE1 released their debut Japanese album, 'Nolza', and they simultaneously released a PV preview for "Lonely", one of their most noted ballads. "Lonely" was originally released in Korean, but the girls brought it over to Japan as a track in their debut mini-album. They filmed a brand new PV with scenes that really hammered home the feelings of emptiness and desolation. Check out their PV below: -

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  • AKB48 members to be "Support Angels" once again for new 'HP' CM

    September 25, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    On September 24th, an announcement was made about how AKB48 members Oshima Yuko (22), Shinoda Mariko (25), and SKE48’s Matsui Rena (20) filmed a new CM as the image characters for Hewlett-Packard Japan. The CM has been titled “HP SUPPORT ANGELS NEXT starring AKB48”, and it sees the girls endorsing a newly-released touch pad computer. The "angels" stated, “It was fun playing with the touch pad,” and showed their keen interest in this new p

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  • Ogura Yuko to graduate from gravure with last photobook

    September 25, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    On September 25th, talento Ogura Yuko held a handshake event to commemorate the release of her last photobook, "Kofukuron", at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. Ogura, who became engaged to hair and make-up artist Kikuchi Isao, recently made the decision to graduate from gravure. She explained, "When I get married, I can't do gravure, so this is to commemorate the last of my single life." She also revealed that she will arrange an offi

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  • Check out performances from this week's 'CDTV'

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    This week's 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) had two stunning performances. The first guest was Koda Kumi who performed her latest ballad "Ai wo Tomenaide" on a bed of roses. Pop duo Pornograffitti performed "One More Time" in a stage resembling a wrestling ring. Check them out below. - < Koda Kumi - 'Ai wo Tomenaide' > - < Pornograffitti - 'One More Time' >

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  • Hoshino Aki to publicly show her engagement ring for the first time on TV

    September 25, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Earlier, we reported that talento Hoshino Aki (34) became engaged to horse jockey Miura Kousei (21). Fans have been dying for a glimpse of her engagement ring, and now they'll finally get to see it in a special broadcast of her regular program, Kansai TV’s “Takajin Mune Ippai”. During the broadcast, singer Yashiki Takajin (61) reportedly asked her, “It’s not a mistake, right?”. Hoshino responded with, “Since we are engaged, it will be a p

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