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  • Acid Black Cherry to release a new single in September!

    July 16, 2011 @ 11:19 pm

    On September 21st, Acid Black Cherry will release his 11th single, "Pistol". The rocker is planning to release one single per month for five months, and it'll begin with "Pistol". “Pistol” is said to be a rock tune with a powerful beat. The coupling track will be a “Recreation Track” and will be a cover of WANDS’s 1993 hit song, “Ai wo Kataru Yori Kuchizuke wo Kawasou”. The DVD on the First Press Limited Edition version will include th

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  • Kikkawa Yuu reveals 30-second preview for "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"

    July 16, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    A 30-second preview for Hello!Project artist Kikkawa Yuu's upcoming single, "Hapirapi~Sunrise~", has been revealed! Kikkawa's 2nd single will be released on September 21st and will also be used as the theme song for Nihon TV's summer event Shiodome Exhibition 2011, held from July 22nd to August 21st. With her 1st photobook and DVD also being released on August 17th, Kikkawa is in for a busy summer! Without further ado, check out the che

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  • TOWER RECORDS JAPAN reveals ranking for top selling KPOP artists in the first half of 2011

    July 16, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    With the increasing amount of KPOP artists making their way into the Japanese music market, TOWER RECORDS JAPAN has released a compiled list ranking the top 10 singles and albums sold by KPOP artists. The list consists of singles and album sold between January 1st and June 30th, thus making it a list for the first half of 2011. Check out the list below and see single and album made the top 10! TOWER RECORDS 2011 KPOP Album Top 10 1. 'G

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  • Check out the performances of AKB48, SKE48, Itano Tomomi & Not yet on "Ongaku no Hi"

    July 16, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    AKB48, SKE48, Itano Tomomi and Not yet performed on the seven-hour-long music special "Ongaku no Hi" that aired on TBS today. You can check out all of their performances below the cut! --- AKB48 performed "Ponytail to Shushu", "Everyday, Kachusha", and their latest single, "Flying Get". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N5jx3Hwnb0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hXcP2w35vQ - SKE48 performed "Pareo wa Emerald". http://www

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  • Japan to support their women's soccer team through Tokyo Tower

    July 16, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    Japan Women’s Soccer Team AKA Nadeshiko Japan are currently on a phenomenal run for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, having just beaten Sweden during the semifinals 3-1 on July 13th. In order to support the women as they take on Team USA in the finals, the Japan Football Association has decided to light up Tokyo Tower on the 17th to 18th from 7pm to 5am in the colors of the team’s uniforms: blue and white. If the temperature is over 35

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  • KARA performs special medley on "Ongaku no Hi"

    July 16, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    Korean girl group KARA performed a special medley of their 4 Japanese singles on the July 16th TBS music special, "Ongaku no Hi". In order, the girls performed "Mister", "Jumping", "Jet Coaster Love", and "Go Go Summer!". Check it out below! Thanks to starlight for the tip!

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  • Dream Morning Musume set to release a concert photobook this August!

    July 16, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    Dream Morning Musume is set to release their new concert photobook titled “Haru no Mai ~ Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~” on August 3rd. The photobook was shot during the afternoon and evening performances during their time at Nakano Sun Plaza on May 4th. The photobook will cost 3,000 yen (~38 USD) and includes the following: A deep interview with the members The closing day at their Gunma performance – tears being a highlight Off Shot

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  • Korean Stars, popular choice to endorse convenience stores in Japan

    July 16, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    It has become a recent trend for major convenience store chains in Japan to sign endorsement deals with Korean celebrities. Tokyohive previously reported that Tohoshinki and Shoujo Jidai would be starring in a new commercial for 7-Eleven starting this month. On top of that, 'Winter Sonata's' Bae Yong Joon has also signed a contract with Family Mart near the end of June 2011. There's no stopping the Korean wave as it has been revealed on J

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  • Sugawara Sayuri to make a comeback in front of Akita Station

    July 16, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Following in Nishino Kana’s footsteps, Sugawara Sayuri’s popularity is growing as she becomes the next “Chaku Uta Queen”. Sugawara is set to release her mini album “Forever…” on July 20th and on the 24th she’s heading back to her hometown of Akita to perform a free live at Agora Hiroba in front of JR Akita Station. This year marks the 3rd year since her debut and the first time she has performed in Akita. She explains that she wants this l

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  • Aizawa Maki to star in new musical, "Sleeping Beauty"

    July 16, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_173380" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Mizorogi Ken, Aizawa Maki, Yasuda Kei"][/caption] Talento Aizawa Maki (31) has just grabbed the lead role in the musical “Sleeping Beauty”, which will start on July 24th. Expressing her happiness, Aizawa said, “My dream was to star in a play, so I’m really excited”. When  asked about her private life, she pouted, “My prince hasn’t come for me yet, so I’m still

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