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  • SEKAI NO OWARI unveils PV for "INORI"!

    August 15, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has uploaded the PV for their major debut single, "INORI", on TOY'S FACTORY's official YouTube channel! The video is a compilation of the three songs, "Kachoufuugetsu", "Fushichou", and "Never Ending World". This idea came from the members themselves, who explained, "'INORI' is three songs made into one, it is one piece of work". SEKAI NO OWARI is comprised of members Fukase Satoshi (vocalist & guitar), Naka

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  • Tohoshinki's new song "Back To Tomorrow" gets picked up for 'Menard' CM

    August 15, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    It's been revealed that Tohoshinki's new song, "Back to Tomorrow", will be used as the CM song for "ILLUNEIGE", a product from cosmetics brand Menard. "Back to Tomorrow" implies the wish of wanting to shine forever, which fits perfectly with the brand concept of ILLUNEIGE. On Menard's official website, Tohoshinki commented: "Hello everyone, this is Tohoshinki. This time, we are very happy to have our new song, "Back to Tomorrow", chos

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  • X JAPAN puts on a spirited show at 'SUMMER SONIC'

    August 15, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    On August 14th, legendary rock band X JAPAN made an appearance at the 'SUMMER SONIC 2011' rock festival, where they played a 70-minute live on the MARINE STAGE at QVC Marine Field in Chiba. X JAPAN held a press conference prior to the concert and expressed their thoughts on the live. Although the band performed at 'SUMMER SONIC 2011' in Osaka the day before, the members showed no signs of weariness. - YOSHIKI (drums, piano) kicked off

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  • Mizukawa Asami wears a wedding dress for Katsura Yumi's fashion show

    August 15, 2011 @ 1:45 am

    On August 14th, Mizukawa Asami participated in her first runway show for "Katsura Yumi's Talk & Fashion Show"! Famed bridal fashion designer Katsura Yumi saw Mizukawa's performance on NHK's taiga drama, "Gou", and immediately wanted her to wear her dresses. The actress wore a total of three different dresses and couldn't stop smiling. She commented, "It's my dream (to get married someday). Since I'm a woman, it makes me happy to wea

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  • 'Music Japan' reveals all-star girls lineup for August 21st!

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Music Japan has revealed their guest lineup for the August 21st episode! This episode definitely focuses on the ladies this time around, as this episode will feature Koda Kumi, SPEED, and ZONE. In addition, the show also secured appearances from  SDN48, bump.y, and Happiness as well! Check out the full lineup featuring these beautiful ladies below! --- "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" - Koda Kumi "Little Dancer" -SPEED "MI

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  • SCANDAL's mini concert under the blazing sun

    August 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    On Sunday, popular pop rock band SCANDAL celebrated the release of their third album 'BABY ACTION' with another free mini concert. This time they had approximately 3,000 fans grooving to their music right outside the Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens shopping center in Yokohama. A heat wave is currently making its way across the nation and leader HARUNA worried about their fans, "Is everyone doing okay?" she asked at one point.  Luckily, suffi

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  • Dream Morning Musume performs Candies medley on 'Omoide no Melody'

    August 14, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    On August 13th, Dream Morning Musume made an appearance on NHK's 43rd 'Omoide no Melody'. Dream Morning Musume performed a special medley of 70's idol group Candies' "Toshishita no Otokonoko" and "Hohoemi Gaeshi". 'Omoide no Melody' is an annual music program held by NHK, featuring a variety of artists performing both nostalgic songs and recent hits. This year's theme was "to deliver the energy of Japan through songs". Check out thei

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  • Full PV for Koda Kumi's "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" released

    August 14, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    After teasing fans with a short behind-the-scenes preview, spunky pop star Koda Kumi finally reveals the full PV for "Poppin’ love cocktail feat. TEEDA“. The song is from her 50th single, '4 TIMES', which aims to depict the four main time blocks in the day.  “Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA” is a track meant for energetic daytime fun.  The PV, using a car vs. motorcycle drag race as its focal point, captures the exhilarating vibe of the

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  • ZONE releasing members' new singles at their comeback live

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Girl band ZONE has announced that they will be releasing MAIKO and MIYU's new singles at their August 15th comeback live at Akasaka BLITZ. MIYU will be releasing her first single in three years under her solo name Nagase Miyu. Titled "Lips", the song presents her approach to R&B and dance music. The single will also include the coupling song, "Crazy", and the songs' instrumentals. Meanwhile, MAIKO will be releasing her debut single, "

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  • Itano Tomomi holds solo live event in Osaka

    August 14, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    AKB48 member, Itano Tomomi held a solo live event at Namba Hatch in Osaka on August 13th.  She performed 9 songs, including her second solo single "Fui ni" in front of 1,700 fans who were chosen among 50,000 applications.  Itano told the audience, "Thank you for visiting here in this hot weather.  Let's make a memory for this summer with me!!" At the event, Itano also revealed that she previously lived in Osaka, Kita-senri for 5 years.  Sh

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