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  • Jang Geun Suk is "scared" of his popularity in Japan?

    June 29, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    On June 28th, Korean actor and singer Jang Geun Suk held an event for his official photo album, “The Romance JPLUS PHOTOGRAPH” , where he revealed his thoughts about his sudden popularity in Japan. The day before the event, approximately 1,000 fans went to welcome Jang Geun Suk’s arrival at the airport. “I was honestly worried that there might be an accident within the crowd because there were so many people there to greet me,” he said, e

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  • Sakanaction to hold nationwide tour this fall!

    June 29, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    Rock band Sakanaction announced that they will be holding a nationwide tour entitled, "SAKANAQUARIUM 2011", this fall. Sakanaction vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro revealed this upcoming tour after the encore call on the final night of their tour, "SAKANAQUARIUM 2011 ZEPP ALIVE", on June 28th. "SAKANAQUARIUM 2011" will kick off at Niigata LOTS, with a total of 15 performances at 13 venues. Check out the tour dates below! === <SAKAN

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  • Press conference for Horikita Maki's morning drama, "Umechan Sensei"

    June 29, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    After the not-so-official announcement earlier this month, NHK held a press conference with actress Horikita Maki to make it official that she will star in next year's morning drama. The drama also has a title, "Umechan Sensei", and Horikita is already trembling with excitement. She said, "I've never been so nervous and felt this much pressure before." As expected by various insiders, the drama will be set in the past as well, the time

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  • Aiba Masaki hospitalized due to collapsed lung

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    It has been revealed that Arashi member Aiba Masaki has been urgently hospitalized due to spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) in the middle of the night on June 28th. Spontaneous pneumothorax is when there is air collected in the space around the lungs. This buildup puts a lot of pressure on the lungs and prevents it from expanding normally. This will be Aiba's second time experiencing spontaneous pneumothorax as he was hospitalized

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  • RIP SLYME, TUBE, Kimaguren, and more to appear at Shounan charity concert!

    June 29, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    A charity concert for earthquake relief efforts, titled "Shounan kara Yell wo", will be held at Kugenumakaigan in Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture, on August 27th. The concert will be a gathering of artists connected to Fujisawa and the surrounding area in some way, including RIP SLYME's SU and FUMIYA ,who were born in Fujisawa, TUBE, who experienced working as goodwill ambassadors for sightseeing in Fujisawa, as well as Tsuruno Takeshi, Kima

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  • May'n arrives in France for Japan Expo!

    June 29, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Pop singer May’n has updated her official blog with a picture of herself in France! “I’ve arrived in France~ \(^o^)/”, she wrote on June 29th, along with a picture of herself posing next to a miniature re-creation of the Eiffel Tower. “It was an eleven and a half hour-long flight! It was so long~”. May’n will be attending the French anime convention Japan Expo for two showcases and multiple autograph sessions from June 30th through Jul

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  • Watch NMB48's "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo" PV (short version)!

    June 29, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Yesterday, idol group NMB48 held a release event for the PV of "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo", a song that celebrates the natural beauty of Japanese girls. Now, the short version of the PV has been released to the public. The PV begins with all of NMB48 members dancing in their school uniforms, and begins to highlight several of the members in traditional Japanese costume. One is an archer, one a calligrapher, and still more wear traditional

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  • MiChi snaps a picture with EXILE at MTV's VMAJ

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    During MTV’s VIDEO MUSIC AID JAPAN event on June 28th, singer MiChi posed for a picture with EXILE! “VMAJ was amazing~ ...This time, MiChi participated as the presenter, introducing Shoujo Jidai’s live together with Naoto Inti Raymi-san ^_^”, she wrote on her official blog. “It was the first time we’d met, but we were so relaxed and happy and had a lot of fun~”. While she was there, MiChi also had the opportunity to meet EXILE for a quick

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  • YUI holds first overseas concert in Hong Kong

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI held her first overseas concert in Hong Kong on June 26th, filling the AsiaWorld Arena with 7,500 fans. Hong Kong has supported Japan since the Great Tohoku Earthquake, and YUI expressed her gratitude saying, "Thank you for helping Japan. I was very happy." YUI has continued to top the album charts in Hong Kong since her 2nd album, "CAN'T BUY MY LOVE", to her most recent, "HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN". She has gained popular

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  • Vanilla Beans talks about their new releases with Kawaii Girl Japan!

    June 29, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Idol group Vanilla Beans is the star of Kawaii Girl Japan's latest video interview! During the video, the girls talk about their new costumes, their upcoming single "Tengoku e no Kaidan", their new album "Vanilla Beans II", and more for a closer look at the cute duo. Check out the video (with English subtitles) below!

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