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  • YUKI to perform on TV for the first time in 1.5 years on "Music Station"

    July 25, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    On the August 19th episode of Music Station, singer YUKI will perform on television for the first time in over a year! The last time that YUKI performed on TV was to promote her song "Ureshikutte Dakiau yo" back in February of 2010. YUKI has also been away from television appearances for at least five months, making her appearance on Music Station a special one for fans. Make sure not to miss the August 19th episode of Music Station!

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  • S/mileage announces their 7th single, "Tachiagaaru"

    July 25, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    S/mileage has just revealed the title of their seventh single, "Tachiagaaru"! The group's next single will be the first to include the new members of S/mileage, and will come in six different editions: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Limited Edition C (CD-only), Limited Edition D (CD-only), Limited Edition E (CD-only), and a regular edition (CD-only). No further information has been revealed at this time. Fans ca

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 22nd~24th

    July 25, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    [caption id="attachment_176301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="You better not make NANA (Kojima Haruna) your enemy. ("Ikemen desu ne")"][/caption] The 'Drama Prime Time Report' for the Weekend is here and let's look at the couple of question marks that have been raised after the previous ratings, especially at the problematic danso dramas. On Friday the second episode of "Ikemen desu ne" aired, one of three 'danso' drama

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  • "SMAP x SMAP" to decide the 'King of ONE PIECE' once again!

    July 25, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    Popular variety television show "SMAP x SMAP' will be hosting a special "Entertainment World King of ONE PIECE ~Deciding Match~" episode on August 1st! This is the first time that a "King of ONE PIECE" match will be held on the show after nearly half a year. SMAP's Kimura Takuya, the current "King of ONE PIECE" commented, "Of course, I always come full-power. As someone who everyone recognizes, the pressure to become king is pretty strong

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  • SKE48 reveals full PV for "Pareo wa Emerald"!

    July 25, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    SKE48 has just revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "Pareo wa Emerald"! The colorful is just as cute and colorful as the song itself, and features the girls of SKE48 in matching blue ensembles, cute schoolgirl outfits, and more as they dance on the beach and jump into the ocean. Check out the video below! Thanks to maki for the tip!

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  • Professional golfer Ishikawa Ryo to participate in "24 Hour Television"

    July 25, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Today, it was revealed that professional golfer Ishikawa Ryo will be participating in a Nihon TV’s charity program, “24 Hour Television 34 Ai wa Chikyu wo Sukuu”. His part of the program is called, “Ishikawa Ryo ga Mita Hisaichi no Ima” and for the program he visited an elementary school in the disaster area of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Ishikawa, who acquainted himself with the students there, stated, “Although I do not understand th

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  • Iwata Sayuri hopes upcoming movie can help earthquake stricken region

    July 25, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    On July 24th, actress Iwata Sayuri (21), who plays the heroine in the movie “Assassin” (directed by Go Ohara, opens on October 8), appeared at an event for Assassin which took place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba.  The movie was filmed last November in Sendai, Miyagi.  She spoke about the Sendai Airport that was flooded from the Tohoku Earthquake that occurred in March of this year and stated that “Because we also filmed at the airport, when I s

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  • aiko announces nationwide tour, "Love Like Rock vol.5"

    July 25, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    Singer-songwriter aiko will be holding a nationwide tour, "Love Like Rock vol.5", starting this October. The announcement was made on July 24th after the encore performance during aiko's current tour, "Love Like Pop vol.14". The crowd burst into loud cheers as they read the info flashing on the screens. "Love Like Rock" is a standing-type concert mainly held at live houses. This new tour will revive her "Love Like Rock" series, which has

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  • Taiwanese singer SHOW holds his debut album release event with 2,000 fans

    July 25, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    On July 24th, Taiwanese male soloist SHOW (31) attended a commemoration event for his new Japanese debut album, “Only for You (Japan Edition)” at Palette Town in Aomi, Tokyo. Approximately 2,000 fans showed up to see the singer, which delighted the singer. He said in Japanese, “I am really happy. Thank you.” Later, he performed an enthusiastic dance to his single, “ONLY YOU”, in Japanese. The press asked him, “Do you have anyone who is

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  • Nadeshiko Japan's Ando Kozue is a special guest at 'Nintama Rantaro' event!

    July 25, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    On July 23rd, child actor Kato Seishiro (9) attended a premiere event for his starring movie, 'Nintama Rantaro' at Shinjuku Wald, and Nadeshiko Japan’s forward player, Ando Kozue (29), made a special guest appearance! Ando gave a bouquet of flowers to Kato and encouraged him with, “Our team became number one in the world by becoming one and maintaining our attitude of never giving up until the end. This time, I want ‘Nintama Rantaro’ to gi

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