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  • Check out AKB48's performance of "Give Me Five!" on Music Station

    February 18, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    The February 17th episode of TV Asahi's popular music program Music Station was headlined by the girls of AKB48. AKB48 released their latest single "Give Me Five!" and it has already sold over a million copies. Check out their performance below!

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 13th~16th

    February 18, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_221591" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 13th~February 16th"][/caption] This was a week full of variety specials and that usually is bad news for the dramas and their viewer ratings. On Monday, 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) had to compete against three specials and dropped to an even lower level. Fortunately 'Lucky Seven' (Fuji TV) got spared of the competition and only lost 0.2%

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals artist line-up for February 24th

    February 18, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    TV Asahi's music program, "MUSIC STATION", has revealed the artist line-up for its February 24th broadcast! Next week's episode will feature appearances from Ikimonogakari, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Dream Morning Musume, Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi, Hey! Say! JUMP, and BONNIE PINK. Dream Morning Musume will take the stage with a special medley, while Hey! Say! JUMP will perform their upcoming single, "SUPER DELICATE". Check out the full set l

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  • Cast of "Ouran High School Host Club" visits an all-girls high school

    February 18, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    On February 17th, the cast of the upcoming film, "Ouran High School Host Club", made a surprise visit to Shinagawa Etoile Girls High School. The cast made a sudden appearance as the students gathered in the music room to watch the spin-off drama, "Ouran High School Host Club~Haruhi no Happy Birthday Daisakusen~". The students screamed with joy and excitement, especially after the members handed each girl a flower. Prior to the visit, th

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  • Oguri Shun to become 'Amaguri Shun' again for new "Doraemon" movie

    February 18, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Actor Oguri Shun will be making his return to the 'Doraemon' animated series through both its TV episodes and upcoming movie! Oguri Shun will retake his role as popular idol 'Amaguri Shun' for the February 24th and March 2nd episodes of "Doraemon". He will also make an appearance in the upcoming film, "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~". Oguri previously made a special guest appearance as 'Amaguri

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  • Suzuki Ami cancels her live in Beijing due to chicken pox

    February 18, 2012 @ 3:32 am

    Singer Suzuki Ami has canceled her special concert for the "Genki na Nihon Exhibition", originally scheduled to be held in Beijing on February 19th. On the 15th, Suzuki tweeted, "I'm feeling sick again." The following day, she saw a doctor who later diagnosed her with chicken pox. Suzuki's appearance will be replaced by singer alan. The 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition' will be held in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taiwan to commemorate the 40th yea

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  • Three Hey! Say! JUMP members graduate from high school

    February 18, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    On February 17th, Hey! Say! JUMP members Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri, and Nakajima Yuto officially graduated from high school through a ceremony at Horikoshi High School. The boys held a press conference after the ceremony, and reporters noticed that Yamada had tears in his eyes. Shaking his head, Yamada protested, "No no, it's eye drops." He also recalled a 'cold' memory from high school, "My teachers scolded me a lot. I had to sit in the

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI announces one-man tour

    February 17, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be holding a one-man tour called "ZEPP TOUR 2012 'Entertainment'", this May! For this tour, SEKAI NO OWARI will hold two concerts each in 3 cities: Nagoya, Tokyo, and Osaka. It will kick off on May 7th at Zepp Nagoya, and will wrap up on May 15th at Zepp Namba. Members of SEKAI NO OWARI's official mobile site will have the first chance to grab tickets on February 26th at 11:59 pm. Ti

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  • Yamamoto Yuki announces her pregnancy with second child

    February 17, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Model Yamamoto Yuki (25) has announced that she is pregnant with her second child! Yamamoto revealed on her official blog, "At this time, Miura Riki and I, Yamamoto Yuki, have been blessed with our second child. Right now I'm in my 5th month of pregnancy, and my due date is July 11th." She also shared a precious photo of her stomach and daughter. "It's only been a year since I became a mom. I'm still inexperienced, but I will continue t

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  • 12-year-old pianist Ushida Tomoharu to make his CD debut

    February 17, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    It's been revealed that 12-year-old pianist Ushida Tomoharu will be making his CD debut! On March 14th, he will release his first album, "Ai no Yume ~Ushida Tomoharu Debut~". Ushida will be youngest Japanese pianist in history to make a CD debut. When he was just 5-years-old, Ushida took first place among 1,700 people in a competition that was held in Shanghai. He has also placed first in the "Japan International Piano Competition in ASIA"

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