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  • Sakai Masaaki gets married!

    August 7, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    On July 7th, talento Sakai Masaaki (65) announced his marriage to a non-celebrity who's 22 years his junior. There are no plans for a ceremony, reception, or a press conference. He wrote: "These past 10 years, I've watched my two daughters grow from afar. That was my joy in my life. Now that my children have matured, I looked back at my own life, and on August 6th, submitted a marriage registration with the woman I've been dating. I a

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 talks about their latest single, "Hetappi Wink"!

    August 7, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Oricon recently interviewed AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 on their latest single, "Hetappi Wink", which was released on August 3rd. Check out the full interview below! - Interviewer: "Hettapi Wink" is a cheerful, summer song right? [caption id="attachment_179979" align="alignleft" width="203" caption="Hirajima Natsumi (Nacchan)"][/caption] Iwasa Misaki: Yes. It's an up-tempo and cute song. Komori Mika: I like it beca

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  • Itano Tomomi holds a mini-live for 5,000 fans!

    August 7, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    On August 6th, AKB48’s Itano Tomomi (20), held an event called 'LiVE Tomo' to celebrate her latest release at the Yomiuri Land Open Theater EAST. Usually, Itano dresses up in girlish fashions, but today, she wore an elegant yukata. Smiling, she greeted her fans with, “It sure is hot, isn’t it? Today, let’s create some summer memories together”. Itano performed a total of four songs, including her new song, “Fui ni”. Itano performed in fr

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  • Venues + dates announced for aiko's 'Love Like Rock vol.5' tour

    August 7, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    Back in July, singer-songwriter aiko announced that she would be holding a nationwide tour, ‘Love Like Rock vol. 5’, starting this October. Today, she announced the dates and venues for this autumn tour. After a two-year  absence, the 2011 ‘Love Like Rock’ tour will officially begin on October 22nd at Yokohama BLITZ and will end on December 18th at Zepp Tokyo. She will be performing for two months at 18 venues in 7 cities. The sales for thes

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  • Suzuki Anne changes her mind on nuclear power in just one day?

    August 7, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    Just yesterday we reported actress, Suzuki Anne (24) posted tweets calling for Japan to eliminate nuclear power. However, in just one day, it seems she’s had a little change of heart, “I lost my composure and let my emotions get the best of me,” she tweeted. She also previously tweeted that she ‘regretted’ doing the CM for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan and now writes, “I reflect upon myself for using the word 'regret' to

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  • KARA holds a fan meeting in Japan for 10,000 fans!

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    On August 6th, KARA held a fan meeting at Yokohama Arena for 10,000 fans, titled 'JAPAN COME BACK 2011 (Ima, Okuritai Kotoba…)'. The girls showed off their cute and sexy side singing 10 tracks, including their newest single “GO GO Summer!”, the popular butt dance song “Mister”, and “Jumping”. This is KARA’s 3rd fan meeting, but it is their first time holding such a large a scale event. Leader Gyuri (23) called out to the excited fans in r

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  • Kato Miliyah reflects on her career so far and what's next after 'M BEST'

    August 7, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    Singer-songwriter and full-time fashionista Kato Miliyah revealed her feelings about releasing a best album nearly 7 years after  her 2004 debut with her very first single, "Never let go/Yozora". The singer does a splendid job representing young adults and the youth generation in Japan through her music and trendy looks.  She has captured the hearts of today's youth as reflected in the release of her new best-of album, "M BEST"; which has ta

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  • Amuro Namie adds more shows to 'namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2011' tour

    August 7, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Queen of J-Pop Amuro Namie just began her tour ‘namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2011’ on July 30th, but she has already added additional dates and venues to the tour! She added 4 new venues and 7 additional performances including Nippon Gaishi Hall on October 10th, Yoyogi National Gymnasium on October 19th to 20th, Osaka-jo Hall on October 27th to 28th, and Marine Messe Fukuoka on November 12th to 13th – bringing the total number of performances on

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  • V-ROCK Disney album release date and tracklist announced

    August 7, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    On August 6th, it was confirmed that WALT DISNEY RECORDS will release the highly-anticipated Disney compilation album, 'V-ROCK Disney' on September 14th. The CD will include a total of 11 songs by artists like Kawamura Ryuuichi, NIGHTMARE, PENICILLIN, Plastic Tree, Aoi, CASCADE, and DASEIN. They will cover popular Disney songs like “Beauty and the Beast”, “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “When You Wish Upon a Star”, and “Heigh-ho”. Check out the full

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  • Nakada Yuji releases a heartwarming PV through YouTube

    August 7, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    Former Tsubakiya Shijuusou vocalist Nakada Yuji (SONG COMPOSITE) has released the PV for his original song, "Hikari no Machi". SONG COMPOSITE is Nakada's solo project that interweaves the old and new of  both Western and Japanese music. In his recent tour, he teamed up with Tsubakiya Shijuusou's YANCY for an acoustic performance.  During his tour to promote SONG COMPOSITE, Nakada sang a total of over 40 cover and original songs, switching

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