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  • Gouriki Ayame to deliver a 'Smile' through her own radio show

    March 12, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    On March 11th, it was announced that actress Gouriki Ayame (19) will host her own radio show 'Gouriki Ayame Smile s2 Smile' (every Friday at midnight) starting on April 6th. This will be her first time as a radio personality and she commented, “As one year has passed since the disaster, I want to deliver smiles through my radio,” and told of her aspirations through this medium. This program will focus on her free talks and how she feels

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  • 'Marching J' performs with 180 members and attracts 173,000 fans to their Tokyo Dome event

    March 12, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    In the afternoon of March 11th, Johnny’s Entertainment’s charity project ‘Marching J’ began with 180 members from various groups such as Kondo Masahiko, Higashiyama Noriyuki, SMAP, Tackey & Tsubasa, Yamashita Tomohisa, Hey! Say! JUMP, Sexy Zone, as well as Johnny's Jr. members.  The event attracted 173,000 fans to Tokyo Dome.  The talents, who could not participated in this event, such as Arashi and Kanjani 8, sent in video messages. A

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  • AKB48 & their sister groups hold charity live at each theater

    March 11, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    On March 11th, AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 each held a special charity live in their respective theaters. SDN48 also held a handshaking event at Tokyo Big Site. The 282 members of these five groups held a joint broadcast and asked their audience to hold a moment of silence in remembrance to those who lost their lives in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami exactly a year ago. After the one minute of silence, the 282 me

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for February 2012!

    March 11, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that February has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have revealed their rankings for that month. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out January’s rankings here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Month] 1. Earthquakes - #1 2. Trains - #2 3. Chocolate – NEW 4. Valentine – N/A 5. Vacati

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  • Jero holds release event for new album 'Jonetsu'

    March 11, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    On March 9th, enka singer Jero held an event to commemorate the release of his latest album, "Jonetsu", in Osaka. The album features Jero's latest single, "Yoake no Kaze", which was used as the theme song for "Pachinko Hissatsu Shigotonin IV". The PV was produced by the makers of the drama, "Hissatsu". "It was difficult, but I enjoyed it", Jero said as he reflected upon the PV shoot. The singer revealed, "My dream is to hold a live at Nip

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  • SIAM SHADE to release new album, 'SIAM SHADE SPIRITS 1993'

    March 11, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Rock band SIAM SHADE has announced that they will be releasing their album, "SIAM SHADE SPIRITS 1993", in April. The album will contain all six songs that were featured in SIAM SHADE's 1st mini-album, "SIAM SHADE", which was released in December of 1994. It will also include the opening number from their charity live last October called "LIGHT FOR CLOSED YOUR EYES", and two unreleased songs from their indies era. Check out the full track

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  • RADWIMPS releases PV for "Hakujitsu"

    March 11, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    On March 11th, rock band RADWIMPS revealed the PV for their new song, "Hakujitsu", onto their official YouTube channel. "Hakujitsu" features vocalist Noda Yojiro's passionate voice with sudden slow and rapid changes in tempo. This will be RADWIMPS' first new song since releasing their album, "Zettai Zetsumei", a year ago. The PV was produced by filmmaker Shimada Daisuke. Check it out below! Source: natalie

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  • Maeda Atsuko wears 'loose pants' for g.u.'s new CM

    March 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko will be starring in g.u.'s CM once again. This time, she will sport this spring's fashion trend, 'loose pants'. Maeda commented, "I want to go to the zoo in this outfit. You can walk actively in 'loose pants', so I think they will be enjoyable to wear." In the CM, Maeda poses in front of the camera wearing several different outfits. She reflected on the shoot with, "It made me feel very grateful that I'm in A

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  • ORANGE RANGE reveals short PV for "Hello Sunshine Hello Future"

    March 11, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Rock group ORANGE RANGE has revealed the short PV for "Hello Sunshine Hello Future"! This song can be found in the band's upcoming album, "NEO POP STANDARD", which will be released on April 18th. In this fun PV, the members of ORANGE RANGE can be seen exploring an aquarium. Check out the PV below!

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  • Dream Morning Musume holds their "final" concert

    March 11, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    On March 10th, Dream Morning Musume held their 'First chapter final' live concert titled "Dream Morning Musume Special LIVE 2012 Nippon Budokan~Dai 1 Shou Shuumaku 'Yuusha tachi, Shuugou seyo'~" at Nippon Budokan. Current Morning Musume members, and OG members, Ishiguro Aya and Tsuji Nozomi made their guest appearance.  Moreover, Goto Maki who has been on indefinite hiatus since the end of last year, also made a surprise appearance, showing a

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