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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's first regular TV program 'Catherine' reveals poster

    March 26, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Actress Mizuki Alisa, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and comedian Matayoshi Naoki have been chosen as the hosts for the new talk program 'Catherine'. This program will be Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s first regular TV program and the ending theme will be her new song “CANDY CANDY”. She commented, “I’m really looking forward to participating in this program, and I’m also glad that my song was chosen to be the ending theme song!” The poster for the pro

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  • 'Up-Front Group' talents head to Iwate to pass out food

    March 26, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Talents from 'Up-Front Group', like Horiuchi Takao and Morning Musume, passed out food in Iwate on March 24th to those affected by last year's devastating earthquake. The event was part of the agency’s Tohoku Earthquake Disaster Relief Project, 'Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu'. The agency passed out 1,200 meals of butadon and pork miso soup by the end of the event. Former Morning Musume members performed “LOVE Machine” while the current

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  • Korean band F.T. Island releases full PV for "Neverland"

    March 26, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    via allkpop: As reported previously, F.T. Island is gearing up for the release of their upcoming Japanese single, 'Neverland'. Although we have quite some time left before the release on April 18th, the group has just revealed the full PV for the song! The music video shows the members rocking out in space, heightening anticipation about the new concept as well as the upcoming performance stages. Even though the song has not been

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 reveals PVs for "Inori" and "FIRE BEAT"

    March 26, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    The boys of Kis-My-Ft2 have revealed the full PVs for their songs "Inori" and "FIRE BEAT"! Both "Inori" and "FIRE BEAT" can be found in Kis-My-Ft2's first album, "Kis-My-Ft2", which will be released on March 28th. Check them out below! === <Inori> <Fire Beat> Tip: jojolala

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  • KARA adds two more concert dates to the Japanese leg of their 1st Asian tour 'KARASIA'

    March 26, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    via allkpop: After completely selling out their first Japanese tour, KARA has gone ahead to fulfill the requests of fans by adding two more tour dates! Starting April 14th, the girls were originally scheduled to tour Japanese cities: Yokohama, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo for a total of 10 performances. Tickets were sold out the minute they went on sale. Due to the influx of fan requests asking for more seats, KARA has decided to add

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  • Oricon reveals the "2012 Sakura Song Ranking"

    March 26, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    With spring starting and graduations taking place throughout Japan, it was only a matter of time before Oricon released their “2012 Sakura Song Ranking”. 500 men and women in their teens and 20s were asked which ‘sakura song’ was their favorite. The survey was taken from March 8th to March 13th. Check out the results below! [2012 Sakura Song Ranking] 1. Sakura (vocal only) / Moriyama Naotaro 2. Sakura / KETSUMEISHI 3. Sakura / Ko

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  • Ito Yuko gives birth to her first child

    March 26, 2012 @ 3:26 am

    It's been reported that actress Ito Yuko (37) has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Ito gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing at 2580 grams (5lbs 11oz) on March 25th. The following day, Ito reported through her official blog, "I will never forget the touch and sensation I felt when I first held our long-awaited child. I'm really full of happiness." The actress also commented on her first experience as a

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  • Ashida Mana to make her modeling debut

    March 26, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    Popular child actress Ashida Mana will be making her model debut in "VOGUE Angels". "VOGUE Angels" is a magazine aimed at kids fashion. It will be enclosed in the May issue of "VOGUE JAPAN". Ashida is Japan's first child actress to be featured on the cover of the magazine. The photos follow a story of "a princess who sets off on a journey with a polar bear".  Ashida was instantly overjoyed when introduced to her 'co-star', a giant polar

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  • AKB48 will conduct next general election in June

    March 26, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    AKB48’s “4th General Election” will be held on June 6th at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The election was announced on March 25th at AKB48’s concert at Saitama Super Arena. This election will allow fans to vote for the senbatsu members in AKB48’s 27th single. This will be the 4th consecutive election since 2009. This time AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will be included, making it a total of 243 girls you can vote for

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  • MIYAVI to open for Lenny Kravitz in April

    March 25, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    It has been 14 years since Lenny Kravitz has had a solo performance in Japan. Starting in April Kravitz  will start his Japan tour “LENNY KRAVITZ – BLACK AND WHITE JAPAN TOUR 2012”. Among those performances, MIYAVI was chosen to be the opening act for Kravtiz’s April 6th performance in Tokyo. The Lenny Kravitz and MIYAVI combination is expected to be great. [LENNY KRAVITZ – BLACK AND WHITE JAPAN TOUR 2012] April 4th – Tokyo Dome City H

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