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  • Full audio for Hamasaki Ayumi's "Beloved" revealed

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    The audio for Hamasaki Ayumi’s new song “Beloved” has been unleashed! Beloved is a sweet ballad song and the track is included on her upcoming mini-album, “FIVE“. "FIVE" is slated for release on on August 31st, in the mean time check out the "Beloved" track below! Tip: maki

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  • Mukai Osamu was pressured to avoid acting?

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Actor Mukai Osamu (29) attended a preview event in Osaka for his upcoming movie 'Boku tachi wa Sekai wo Kaeru koto ga Dekinai'. The event also had a panel discussion with 150 college students who are soon to embark on their career and job hunts. During the discussion Mukai commented, "When I first started acting, I was scolded and told 'Don't become an actor'" reminiscing on his earlier days as an actor. Fortunately, he didn't take this ad

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  • AYABIE reveals their gorgeous PV for "Ryusei"

    August 8, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    tokyohive previously reported on the album info for rock band AYABIE's first major single, "Ryusei". Now, we've got the full music video for their new song! It's a beautiful music video that utilizes traditional-style art and motifs, but with an ethereal, modern touch. Check it out below: Tip: tika

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  • HANGRY&ANGRY-f talk about "Reconquista" for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    August 8, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Fashionable duo HANGRY&ANGRY-f are the stars of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest video interview! During their brief interview, HANGRY&ANGRY-f discuss their new single "Reconquista", their recent change in image and more. Check out the video below!

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  • All-star artist lineup announced for huge concert in Fukushima!

    August 8, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    The artist lineup for the huge live event, "LIVE Fukushima Kaze to Rock SUPER Noumaoi", has just been announced! Produced by creative director Yanai Michihiko, "LIVE Fukushima Kaze to Rock SUPER Noumaoi" was organized to  encourage his hometown of Fukushima to continue being strong amidst the devastating effects of the Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters. Under the catch phrase, "NOTHING BEATS FUKUSHIMA, DOES IT?",

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  • Music Station reveals guest list for August 12th!

    August 8, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Music Station has updated their official website with the set list for August 12th! This week's episode includes Kato Miliyah, Kis-My-Ft2, American rock band RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and more for exciting new broadcast. Check out the set list below! - "Aitai" - Kato Miliyah "Everybody Go" - Kis-My-Ft2 "Let's try again ~kuwata keisuke ver.~ - Kuwata Keisuke "It's You" - LOVE PSYCHEDELICO "Sanbyakurokujuugo Ho no March" - Ryo-san

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP apologizes for their member's smoking scandal

    August 8, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    On August 7th, popular idol group Hey! Say! JUMP made an appearance at the Tokyo Dome City Hall for their "SUMMARY 2011" show. Prior to their show, however, the nine members of the group held a press conference to apologize for Morimoto Ryutaro's recent smoking scandal. Morimoto, whose entertainment activities have been temporarily suspended, was named as 'Member A' in Japanese media reports due to his status as a minor - he is 16 years old.

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  • Which song has lyrics that are too sexy?

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    Mobile site JOYSOUND recently conducted a poll asking its users what song they thought contained lyrics that are too sexy. Coming in first place is Acid Black Cherry's "Black Cherry", thanks to its  provocative lyrics expressing a woman's desires. Voters commented, "When I heard sexy, this was the only song I could think of. Or rather... it's completely erotic!" and "From a woman's point of view, I can really sympathize with the lyrics. It

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  • Music Japan announces special episode for August 14th!

    August 8, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    Instead of the usual performances, Music Japan will be airing a "Summer Vacation Children's Special" on August 14th! Guests include adorable child actors Ashida Mana, Suzuki Fuku, Ohashi Nozomi, and Kato Seishiro, who will be led by SMAP's own Katori Shingo as they sing their way through hits like "Maru Maru Mori Mori" and "Sanbyakurokujuugo Ho no March". Stay tuned for this adorable special on Music Japan! Source: Music Japan Official

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for July 2011!

    August 8, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases the top Twitter trends in Japan.  With July recently coming to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have just released their rankings for that month. There are a lot of unique trends this month, including Japanese women’s soccer team Nadeshiko Japan, who won the World Cup!  If you want to go back in time to compare what trended in the past, you can see June and the first half of 2011 rankings here. Check o

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