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  • SCANDAL's mini concert under the blazing sun

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    On Sunday, popular pop rock band SCANDAL celebrated the release of their third album 'BABY ACTION' with another free mini concert. This time they had approximately 3,000 fans grooving to their music right outside the Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens shopping center in Yokohama. A heat wave is currently making its way across the nation and leader HARUNA worried about their fans, "Is everyone doing okay?" she asked at one point.  Luckily, suffi

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  • Dream Morning Musume performs Candies medley on 'Omoide no Melody'

    August 14, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    On August 13th, Dream Morning Musume made an appearance on NHK's 43rd 'Omoide no Melody'. Dream Morning Musume performed a special medley of 70's idol group Candies' "Toshishita no Otokonoko" and "Hohoemi Gaeshi". 'Omoide no Melody' is an annual music program held by NHK, featuring a variety of artists performing both nostalgic songs and recent hits. This year's theme was "to deliver the energy of Japan through songs". Check out thei

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  • Full PV for Koda Kumi's "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" released

    August 14, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    After teasing fans with a short behind-the-scenes preview, spunky pop star Koda Kumi finally reveals the full PV for "Poppin’ love cocktail feat. TEEDA“. The song is from her 50th single, '4 TIMES', which aims to depict the four main time blocks in the day.  “Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA” is a track meant for energetic daytime fun.  The PV, using a car vs. motorcycle drag race as its focal point, captures the exhilarating vibe of the

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  • ZONE releasing members' new singles at their comeback live

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Girl band ZONE has announced that they will be releasing MAIKO and MIYU's new singles at their August 15th comeback live at Akasaka BLITZ. MIYU will be releasing her first single in three years under her solo name Nagase Miyu. Titled "Lips", the song presents her approach to R&B and dance music. The single will also include the coupling song, "Crazy", and the songs' instrumentals. Meanwhile, MAIKO will be releasing her debut single, "

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  • Itano Tomomi holds solo live event in Osaka

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    AKB48 member, Itano Tomomi held a solo live event at Namba Hatch in Osaka on August 13th.  She performed 9 songs, including her second solo single "Fui ni" in front of 1,700 fans who were chosen among 50,000 applications.  Itano told the audience, "Thank you for visiting here in this hot weather.  Let's make a memory for this summer with me!!" At the event, Itano also revealed that she previously lived in Osaka, Kita-senri for 5 years.  Sh

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  • AYABIE unveils PV for "Lilia"!

    August 14, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Visual-kei band AYABIE has unveiled the full PV for their latest song, "Lilia"! "Lilia" is the coupling track to the band's major debut single, 'Ryusei', scheduled for release on August 24th. Check out the PV below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnduPY_kqVc Thanks to Elena for the tip!

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  • Guest list for August 19th episode of Music Station revealed!

    August 14, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Music Station has updated their official website with the guest list for its August 19th show. The episode will feature a special medley from SMAP, Kanjani8 with their latest song, "Tsubusa ni Koi", and more for an episode you can't miss! Check out the full set list below! - Tsubusa ni Koi - Kanjani8 Ashita e no March - Kuwata Keisuke Poppin' love cocktail - Koda Kumi Special medley - SMAP Hello! - YUKI Source: Music Jap

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  • Check out Bright's 'Brightest na Hibi'

    August 14, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Back in June, chorus group BRIGHT released their single, "LOVE ~Aru Ai no Katachi~".  Since then, the girls have making many radio show and other appearances as well as planning their own shows. The girls were the opening act for AAA's 'Buzz Communication Tour 2011'.  They are now preparing to join another tour, Matsushita Yuya's 'Live Tour 2011 ~SUPER DRIVE~' for eight shows arounnd Japan.  The group sang the chorus and were back dancers in

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  • 'Tokyo Koen' receives the Golden Leopard Special Jury Prize at Locarno International Film Festival

    August 14, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    On August 13th, director Aoyama Shinji's movie, 'Tokyo Koen', received the Golden Leopard Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival. It is one of the world's longest running international film festivals and has been held annually in Locarno, Switzerland since 1946.  The top prize of the Festival is the Golden Leopard awarded to the best film in the international competition. During a post-festival press conference, the

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to hold live concert in Miyagi prefecture in November

    August 14, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    It's been announced that singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu will hold a live on November 12th and 13th at Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Miyagi Prefecture! The news was revealed during the latest broadcast of “Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special: Tamashii no Radio”, in which Fukuyama said, “It would be great if they can have fun with all their hearts and create a lively atmosphere. I want to do whatever I can through this live

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