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  • Kimura Takuya's driver's license suspended for speeding

    March 15, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    On March 14th, it was revealed that SMAP member Kimura Takuya was caught speeding twice in the past 6 months. Because of these two violations, his driver's license has been suspended. Johnny's Entertainment confirmed this news after it was reported in the March 15th issue of weekly tabloid magazine, "Shukan Bushun". According to the agency, Kimura was caught driving 20 km/h (12mph) over the posted speed limit in Chiba last September and

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  • Ishihara Satomi gets confessed to in new CM for shochu brand 'Kyogetsu'

    March 15, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi has been appointed as the image character for the popular shochu brand 'Kyogetsu' (Suntory Shurui) and will star in their new CM. In the CM, Ishihara can be seen as a woman who is having a drink with a friend while relaxing on a terrace. Suddenly the said friend is confessing his love to her. She's surprised and gives a pure response: "Do you really mean it?" - "It's sudden, I... I don't know what to say" - "Are you

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  • FLOW to release "BLACK&WHITE" in U.S. + appearance at Anime Matsuri 2012

    March 15, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Following the smash-hit anime tie-in compilation album, “FLOW ANIME BEST”, FLOW will be digitally releasing their new album “BLACK&WHITE” through iTunes and Amazon, celebrating their 10th anniversary! Actively performing internationally from the US, Singapore, to Korea, FLOW will appear at the largest anime convention in France this summer. Next month in April, FLOW will also return to the US once again for a performance at Anime Matsu

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  • Yuzu reveals jacket covers for upcoming best-of album

    March 15, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    The jacket covers for Yuzu's upcoming best-of album, "YUZU YOU [2006~2011]", have been revealed! "YUZU YOU [2006~2011]" celebrates the 15th year since Yuzu's debut, and will feature all their singles since 2005. It will contain a total of 16 songs including a new version of "Eikou no Kakehashi" and self-cover of "T.W.L.", a song member Kitagawa Yujin wrote for Kanjani8. The album will come in a First Press Edition and a Regular Edition.

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  • Nagasawa Masami attends presentation event for shampoo brand, 'Reveur'

    March 15, 2012 @ 3:11 am

    On March 14th, actress Nagasawa Masami attended a CM presentation event for the shampoo brand, 'Reveur'. As Nagasawa has worked alongside Oguri Shun in the film, "Gaku", the actress was asked to comment on his marriage with Yamada Yu. "Congratulations," she said with a smile. Tsuchiya Anna and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu also attended the event, and gave their blessings to the newlyweds. 'Reveur' is a non silicone shampoo brand that was launch

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  • Def Tech reveals jacket covers + track list on best-of album

    March 15, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Def Tech has revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming best-of album, 'GREATEST HITS'! The album will feature Def Tech's hit songs from "My Way" to "All That's In The Universe", which can be found in their latest album, 'UP'.  It will also contain two brand new songs "Vocaline" and "4 Eye, for You". The limited edition of the album will come with a DVD containing 10 music videos, and live footage of "My Way" and "Deep

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  • THE LOVE NINGEN announces new album, "Koi ni Niteiru"

    March 15, 2012 @ 12:14 am

    Indie rock band, THE LOVE NINGEN, has announced that they will be releasing their new album, "Koi ni Niteiru", on May 16th from SPEEDSTAR RECORDS. The band has also revealed that they will be holding a one-man at LIQUIDROOM ebisu on July 22nd. This will be THE LOVE NINGEN's first album since making their major debut last summer with "Kore wa Mou Seishun Janai Ka". The album will feature a total of 10 songs including their singles "Suna Oto

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases PV for "CANDY CANDY"

    March 14, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    On March 14th, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu revealed the PV for her upcoming single, "CANDY CANDY", through Warner Music Japan's official YouTube channel. The PV was shot over a period of 25-hours, and features an unique story line with CG effects. In the PV, Kyary is seen running through a residential area with a slice of bread in her mouth as she is late for a music program recording. "CANDY CANDY" will be used as the CM song for Glico's oral ca

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/07~03/13

    March 14, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 7th to March 13th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 02/(00) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 03/(02) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(03) "Misenai Namida wa Kitto Itsuka" - GReeeeN 05/(00) "Ai, Texas (Drama ver.)

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  • Yamada Yu holds press conference regarding her marriage with Oguri Shun

    March 14, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    On March 14th, actress/model Yamada Yu (27) held a press conference regarding her marriage with actor Oguri Shun (29). Oguri was unable to attend the press conference due to a movie shoot in China. With a smile, Yamada started off by reporting, "I would like to report that on March 14, 2012, just a little while ago, Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu have officially registered for marriage." She continued, "We have been dating for 4 years, since Mar

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