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  • Line-up for Music Japan's episode for May 13th revealed!

    May 7, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    Music Japan has revealed the details for their line-up for their May 13th broadcast! In this next week's broadcast, NMB48, Kimura Kaela, AAA, and Ieiri Leo will be making their stage performance on this episode. Check out the full details on this broadcast's line-up below! === "Nagiichi" - NMB48 "Mamireru" - Kimura Kaela "Still Love You" - AAA "Shine" - Ieiri Leo === Source: Music Japan

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  • Sanmyuu's first member voting forces 2 girls to leave the group

    May 7, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    In March, we reported that entertainment company Sun Music, known for many popular idols such as Matsuda Seiko, is going to produce their first ever idol group in their 44-year-long history. On May 6th, the final candidates held their first member voting, which narrowed the group down from 18 to 16 girls. This idol training project is called 'Sanmyuu' and started through the popular online streaming site 'Nico Nico Douga' in November, 2011

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  • Check out Music Japan's performance from their May 6 broadcast!

    May 6, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    On May 6th's episode of popular music program Music Japan, SID, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, May’n, AKB48’s Sashihara Rino , and Nogizaka46 made their arrival on stage to perform their latest songs on this day. Check out their performances below! === <“Soredemo Sukidayo” – Sashihara Rino> <“Oide Shampoo” – Nogizaka46> <“Nokoriga” – SID> <“Karikeiyaku no Cinderella” – Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku>

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  • Nogizaka46 members hold handshake and talk event for 1300 people

    May 6, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    On May 5, members Ikuta Erika (15), Saito Chiharu (15), Hatanaka Seira (16), and Saito Yuuri (18) of Nogizaka46, AKB48’s publicly declared rival, appeared at a commemorative handshake event for their second single “Oide Shampoo” in Osaka. Ikuta, who had arrived in Osaka the night before, stated, “I ate okonomiyaki until my stomach was bursting.”  Saito stated, “The minced-meat cucumbers I ate there?  It is seasoned the best!” Hatanaka comic

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  • 50 Sadakos invade Shibuya on last day of Golden Week

    May 6, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Japanese horror icon Sadako has once again resorted to unique promotion methods for her upcoming 3D revival movie 'Sadako 3D' by invading Shibuya, Tokyo in multitudes on the last day of Golden Week. The promo event was dubbed the 'Daizoushoku Matsuri' (the 'Big Multiplication Festival') and featured a total of 50 Sadakos strolling around Shibuya's famous pedestrian scramble while mimicking Sadako's crawling out of the TV monitors. It is Sa

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases her first style book

    May 6, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    On May 5th, model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held a release event for her first official style book, 'Kyary Bone'. Kyary spent her time sharing the appeal of the release, saying, "It's filled with my fashion, make-up, and secrets." When reporters brought up questions regarding reports of Kyary dating actor Kotani Shotaro, the singer shut down the inquiries and focused her statements on the book instead. 'Kyary Bone' features photos of Kyary

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  • 13-year-old model Hashizume Ai quickly gaining popularity

    May 6, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    With cherubic qualities and youthful beauty, the thirteen-year-old model Hashizume Ai has been rapidly gaining popularity. A second-year- middle school student from Sendai, Miyagi, Hashizume stands at 172 cm and is referred to as the '9-headed body model' for her ideal proportions. The young model debuted in September of last year as an exclusive model for girl's fashion magazine 'Seventeen'.  In regards to modeling, she had once remark

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  • Oguri Shun & Okada Masaki attend first screening event of 'Uchuu Kyodai'

    May 6, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    On May 5th, actor Oguri Shun appeared at a screening event  in the Yurakucho area of Tokyo on the opening day of his new film 'Uchuu Kyodai' (directed by Mori Yoshitaka). Oguri excitedly shared, “I am a bit excited.  As I have heard news reports that mostly say that the movie will be a big hit, I am anxious.”  With a smile, he continued, “Okada-kun, I apologize but, it has been said that ‘This film is supported by Oguri-kun.’  I am anxious

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  • Takahashi Ai & five more actors join the cast of 'Taira no Kiyomori'

    May 6, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    NHK has just announced the latest six additions to the cast of their current taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori' starring Matsuyama Kenichi as Kiyomori. The most interesting addition must be that of former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai, who is also going to be the first ever Hello! Project idol to appear in a taiga drama. It's Takahashi's first regular role since she graduated from the idol group last September with the mindset to focus m

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino updates Google+ 300 times in 24 hours

    May 6, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    On May 4th, AKB48’s Sashihara Rina (19) began her “300 New Updates in 24 Hours Challenge.”  She announced this on TV Tokyo’s program “Shukan AKB” (Fridays 5:30 PM.) She began at 6PM and aimed to have 300 new updates on her personal Google+ page.  Her first submission at 6PM read “I might bother everyone, but I will try my best!  I must do this.”  In 2010 and 2011, she updated her blog with new posts 100 times and 200 times, respectively, i

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