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  • Piko to hold his first overseas one-man live in Taiwan

    March 31, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    Male singer Piko has announced that he will be holding his first overseas one-man live in Taiwan on July 14th. Soon after his debut, Piko held an event tour in Europe, and has continued to be very active overseas. He's experiencing a lot of  popularity in Asia after his CDs were released throughout the continent. Piko is holding the concert in response to the great demand by Taiwanese fans. The one-man live will be part of 'Piko LIVE TO

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  • Nogizaka46's first sub-unit to provide coupling track for 2nd single

    March 31, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Nogizaka46 will be releasing their second single (currently untitled) on May 2nd. They have revealed that the single will include a song by the group's first original sub-unit. The unit will be comprised of senbatsu members Hashimoto Nanami, Matsumura Sayuri, Shiraishi Mai, and Takayama Kazumi. Their song, titled "Guuzen wo Iiwake ni Shite.", is described as a pop tune with a hint of electro. "Guuzen wo Iiwake ni Shite." will be perform

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  • Go Hiromi announces his third marriage

    March 31, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    Singer Go Hiromi (56) has announced his marriage to former talento and office worker Tokutake Rina (32). Through a fax to the media and his official blog, Go wrote, "Thank you for always supporting me." He continued by reporting, "Today (March 31st), I registered my marriage with a non-celebrity woman." Tokutake is 24 years younger than Go, and is said to resemble actress Kuriyama Chiaki. Her father played professional baseball for the

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  • Model Mizuhara Kiko reveals teaser photos from her photobook "Girl"

    March 31, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    On March 30th, a couple of sample shots of model Mizuhara Kiko's upcoming photobook, "Girl", have been released to the public. Aside from being a current exclusive model for the fashion magazine 'MAQUIA', Mizuhara also made her debut as an actress in the 2010 movie "Norwegian Wood". This year will be appearing in the upcoming movie "Helter Skelter" (July 14th), directed by famed photographer Ninagawa Mika, who also took the pictures for th

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  • Sexy Zone's Sato Shori to write a fight song for the Volleyball World Final Qualification

    March 31, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Earlier this week, it was announced Sexy Zone's Sato Shori will participate in the “15th Annual Ford Island Bridge Run 10K“ in Hawaii on April 7th. It seems the group's affiliation with sports doesn't end there, as it has been reported that Sato Shori will be tackling the responsibility of writing a song for the 'Volleyball World Final Qualification'. Along with Sato, Sexy Zone has been elected as a special supporter of 'Volleyball World F

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  • Manga 'Su-chan' to be adapted into film starring Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu

    March 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Actresses Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu will be starring in the upcoming film, 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san'. The 3 ladies will co-star together for the first time, portraying the day-to-day lives of single 30-year-old women. 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san' is based on Masuda Miri's 'Su-chan' manga series. The series has sold over 270,000 copies, and is popular among women in their thirties and fourties. Shibasaki will pl

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  • NMB48 reveals title + senbatsu members for new single

    March 30, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    AKB48 sister group NMB48 has revealed the title and senbatsu members for their upcoming single! NMB48's 4th single will be titled "Nagiichi", which is short for "Nagisa de Ichiban Kawaii GIRL!!" (The Cutest GIRL on the Beach!!). It is scheduled for release on May 9th. The 16 senbatsu members who will be participating in this single are Ogasawara Mayu, Kadowaki Kanako, Kotani Riho, Kondo Rina, Jonishi Kei, Shiroma Miru, Fukumoto Aina, Ya

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  • Yoshikawa Hinano gives birth to her 1st child

    March 30, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

    Model / talento Yoshikawa Hinano (31) has announced that she has given birth to a baby girl on March 20th! Yoshikawa recently wrote, "After experiencing something I've never imagined, I found out for the first time that there's a happiness like this existing in this world." She continued, "I'm filled with gratitude for everything that is happening to me right now." Yoshikawa plans to continue working while observing her physical conditi

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  • Big Bang performs "Fantastic Baby (Japanese Version)" on Happy Music

    March 30, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    On the March 30th episode of NTV's Happy Music, Korean group Big Bang performed "Fantastic Baby". The lyrics for the Japanese version of "Fantastic Baby" was penned by m-flo's Verbal. On March 28th, Big Bang released their fourth Japanese studio album 'Alive' and it debuted at #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart. With this release, Big Bang will be promoting in Japan for the next few weeks. Additionally, Big Bang will share the same sta

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  • AKB48 sings the national anthem for baseball season opening ceremony at Tokyo Dome

    March 30, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    On March 30th, AKB48 sang the national anthem at the Tokyo Dome for the opening ceremony of this year's baseball season. This opening ceremony was held before the Yomiuri Giants vs. Yakult Swallows game. 16 members including Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, and Kashiwagi Yuki participated in singing "Kimigayo". AKB48 has previously thrown the first pitch at Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Toyo Car

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