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  • Johnny Kitagawa to direct new musical starring Hey! Say! JUMP

    March 24, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    It was announced that new musical "JOHNNY'S World" which will be produced, and directed by the president of Johnny & Associates Inc., Johnny Kitagawa, will be played at Imperial Garden Theater during the months of November and December.  Hey! Say! JUMP will be starring in it, and 100 others including Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone, A.B.C - Z, and Johnny's Jr. will also be making appearance. The stage play will consist of two parts; the first pa

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  • Kishio Daisuke to hold his first one-man live in June

    March 24, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    Voice actor Kishio Daisuke has announced that he will be holding his first one-man live, "GalaxyTourFirst. Tokyo in Japan of the earth ... Yes, Jukuhara!!!", on June 10th at Harajuku Astro Hall. As we previously reported, Kishio will be making his official singing debut with the album, "Birthday", on March 28th, which also marks his 38th birthday. Tickets for the concert will go on sale on May 12th. Prior to this, Kishio's official webs

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  • MISIA expresses her thoughts about upcoming performance at Washington D.C.'s "Cherry Blossom Festival"

    March 24, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    As reported earlier, Japanese recording artist MISIA has been invited to the ceremony to perform a live concert on March 25th (for Washington D.C.’s "National Cherry Blossom Festival") to send Japan’s appreciation for the support the nation has received for the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Following the announcemet, MISIA has revealed her thoughts about being selected for the event. This year is a remarkable celebration yea

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  • Ikimonogakari to sing NHK's London Olympic theme song

    March 23, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

    It's been reported that Ikimonogakari will be in charge of the theme song for "NHK London Olympics Broadcast"! The members each gave a comment on being chosen to sing the theme song. Mizuno Yoshiki (G) said, "I want to deliver a song that would be a wind to support the strong feelings of the athletes." Meanwhile, Yoshioka Kiyoe (Vo) expressed, "We want to do our best to make the music and sing it from our hearts to draw closer to the at

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  • E-Girls reveal full PV for "One Two Three"

    March 23, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    The E-Girls have revealed the full PV to their 2nd single, "One Two Three". Set for release on April 18th, the single will be available in 2 different versions: CD+DVD and CD-Only. The single will also feature EGD (EXPG GIRLS DANCERS) members Kizu Reina (17) and Suda Anna (14). The track was also selected as the theme song for a Samantha Thavasa CM. The full PV is over 7 minutes long and the first 3 minutes of the video features a lengt

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  • FRIDAY reports Katase Nana's date with a non-celebrity

    March 23, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    On the March 23rd issue of weekly tabloid magazine "FRIDAY", it was reported that actress Katase Nana (30) is living together with a non-celebrity man. According to the magazine, the couple was seen dining at a Japanese restaurant and shopping together at the discount chain store 'Don Quijote'. The man is described as "a fine young man with defined laugh lines that she loves". Katase was originally a model for fashion magazine "JJ", and

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  • AKB48 announces first Tokyo Dome concert!

    March 23, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    On March 23rd, it was announced that AKB48 will be holding their first concert at the famous Tokyo Dome! This was announced to kick off the opening night of AKB48's Saitama Super Arena 3-day concert. When the words "Tokyo Dome Concert Decided!" appeared on the screen, the crowd of 25,000 fans let out loud cheers that shook the venue. The announcement was followed by a video featuring leader Takahashi Minami and a countdown timer set at

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  • B'z reveals PV for "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-"

    March 23, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Rock duo B'z has revealed the full PV for their upcoming single, "GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-"! B'z 50th single is the CM song to PEPSI NEX's latest CM, and is scheduled for release on April 4th. Check out the PV below!

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  • Aoki Sayaka divorces her husband

    March 23, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    It's been reported that talento Aoki Sayaka (38) is divorcing her husband on March 23rd. Aoki sent a FAX to the media, and according to Aoki, "We were living separately since the end of 2010 while making considerations on fixing our relationship, however, we have come to the this decision on divorce.  I think that we collided too much when being close to each other as married couple.  Probably, it was too hard to cover up the differences in ea

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  • Is Nakashima Mika dating volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiro?

    March 23, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    On March 22nd, it was reported that singer Nakashima Mika (29) is currently in a relationship with volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiko (25) of the Panasonic Panthers. According to sources, Nakashima is a big fan of volleyball and often goes to watch the Premier League matches. The couple met through a mutual acquaintance and started dating around 6 months ago. Shimizu was the youngest player to participate in the Beijing Olympics back in

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