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  • Becky participates in Jetstar Japan recruiting event

    December 10, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    On December 8th, talento Becky (27) participated in a cabin crew recruiting event for Jetstar Japan airlines, which will begin flights next year. As the spokesperson for Jetstar Japan, she called for all jobseekers and said, “We wish to have a cabin crew who are bright and healthy, and who are great conversationalists even after flying for long periods of time.” The company is recruiting both men and women above the age of 20, and plans

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  • 'Music Station' performances from December 9th

    December 10, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    On December 9th's episode of 'Music Station', six artists came by the studio to perform their latest hits. Soloist BoA sang her new ballad "Milestone", and  idol group AKB48 performed "Ue Kara Mariko". The show also held stages by Kis-My-Ft2, SMAP, Takei Emi and flumpool. Check out their videos below! === < AKB48 - "Ue Kara Mariko" > - < BoA - "Milestone" > - < Kis-My-Ft2 - "We never give up!" >

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  • 'Deka Wanko' to return as special drama in January

    December 10, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    The detective with a 'nose' for crime is back! It's been announced that actress Tabe Mikako has reprised her role as 'Hanamori Ichiko' for the upcoming 'Deka Wanko' special drama. Titled 'Deka Wanko New Year's Special', the special drama will take place in both Paris and the Edo period. Tabe remarked, "Edo, Paris, and love! There are many elements that will be packed in many places, so I think it'll be enjoyable. I also think the dialogue

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  • AKB48's Ota Aika & Hirajima Natsumi to star in their first movie

    December 10, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    It's been announced that AKB48 members Ota Aika and Hirajima Natsumi will be starring in the upcoming film, 'X Game 2'. "X Game 2" is based on a novel by Yamada Yusuke, and is the sequel to horror suspense movie, 'X Game'. The first film was released back in 2010, and starred AKB48's Kikuchi Ayaka and Nakagawa Haruka. The storyline for its sequel will focus on characters who had been bullied at a young age. As they grow older, they seek re

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  • exist†trace announces 2012 U.S. tour

    December 10, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    All-female visual kei band exist†trace has announced that they'll be playing four concerts in the U.S. starting in March 2012. Unfortunately for those living in the West or Central areas, this tour will be limited to the East coast only. So far, only three dates have been revealed. The first is on March 18th in New York City, and the second will be in Philadelphia for March 20th. As for the third date, exist†trace will make a special ap

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  • JKT48 sings "Heavy Rotation" for Pocari Sweat CM

    December 10, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    AKB48's newest sister group, JKT48, has released a CM for 'Pocari Sweat'! Shot on a gorgeous beach, the girls are seen having fun in the sun while performing "Heavy Rotation". Rumor has it that they'll be releasing their first PV fairly soon, so stay tuned to tokyohive for further updates! [ Thank you to everyone who sent this in! ]

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  • Shirota Yu appears for talk event as FC Barcelona's first honorary fan

    December 10, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Back in October, actor Shirota Yu became the first honorary fan of Spanish professional soccer team FC Barcelona. On December 9th, he attended a talk event held in honor of FC Barcelona's arrival in Japan at NIKE Harajuku. Wearing the team's 'No.25' uniform with "YU FERNANDEZ" on its back, Shirota gushed, "It's been a long time since I wore a uniform; last time I wore one, I was in elementary school. It feels like I could play like Ini

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  • Tomato n' Pine member WADA to return from hiatus

    December 10, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    Idol group Tomato n' Pine has announced that WADA (Wada Rieka) will be returning from her hiatus. In early-November, WADA fell ill and withdrew herself from the group's regular radio program. She decided to go on hiatus in order to focus on full recovery. WADA will resume her activities on December 10th to participate in the group's handshake events at Nagoya Nadya Park in Aichi and Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens in Hyogo. They will also hold

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  • Kuroyume to hold their first Asia tour

    December 10, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    It's been revealed that rock band Kuroyume will be holding their first Asia tour, "THE ASIA SHOWCASE Vol.1", in March 2012. Kuroyume has been rapidly gaining popularity again after releasing their album, "Headache and Dub Reel Inch", in November. This album was their first in 13 years since "CORKSCREW" from 1998. For their very first Asia tour, Kuroyume has announced dates for Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taiwan. Prior to this tour, however

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  • Download Acid Black Cherry's live concert for free!

    December 10, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    Acid Black Cherry is offering a free download of their live concert held on July 23rd at Fuji Q Highland Conifer Forest. The free download is the 3rd part of their 4th anniversary project, "ABC Dream CUP 2011", which was created to thank fans for their support over the past four year. The first part was a free Chaku-Uta download for all singles, and the second was a free live for 40,000 fans. The download will be available from December

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