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  • Dazzling performances on "Ongaku no Hi" by Kuraki Mai, Dream Morning Musume + Ikimonogakari

    July 17, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Pop singer Kuraki Mai, idols Dream Morning Musume, and rock band Ikimonogakari presented dynamic stages for the huge music special, "Ongaku no Hi"! Kuraki performed her hit song "Feel fine!" and her new track "Mou Ichido". Ikimonogakari then performed their runaway hit "Arigatou", followed by their comeback song "Warattetainda". Meanwhile, Dorimusu entertained with a medley of some of Morning Musume's greatest hits. Check out their performa

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  • Watch EXILE + Every Little Thing's performances on "Ongaku no Hi"!

    July 17, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    EXILE and Every Little Thing were among the amazing list of performers for "Ongaku no Hi", and they definitely put on a great show! EXILE performed their two songs "Rising Sun" and "Choo Choo TRAIN", while Every Little Thing chose to slow things down with beautiful renditions of their hit song "Time goes by" and new tune, "Sora". While they last, check out their performances below! - EXILE - "Rising Sun" - "Choo Choo TRAIN" Every

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  • Check out dynamic performances by Nishino Kana, SPEED, and Kato Miliyah & Shimizu Shota on "Ongaku no Hi"!

    July 17, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

    "Ringtone queen" Nishino Kana, classic pop group SPEED, and Kato Miliyah with her partner Shimizu Shota took the stage to give amazing performances on TBS's "Ongaku no Hi"! Nishino performed her songs "Kimitte" and "Esperanza", followed by SPEED with the song "Body & Soul".  Kato Miliyah and Shimizu Shota also performed their duet song, "BELIEVE". Check out their performances below! - Nishino Kana - "Kimitte" + "Esperanza" SP

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  • Check out SCANDAL + Koda Kumi's performances from "Ongaku no Hi"!

    July 17, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    For the giant music show "Ongaku no Hi", female rock band SCANDAL and pop queen Koda Kumi performed some of their latest hits! SCANDAL performed their latest single "LOVE SURVIVE", while Koda Kumi performed her stunning ballad "Ai no Uta" and teased fans with a performance of her song "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA" from her upcoming single, "4 TIMES". Check out their talk segments and performances below! - SCANDAL - "LOVE SURVIVE

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  • Former 'X' member, TAIJI, passes away at 45

    July 17, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    The Consular Office of Japan in Saipan revealed that on July 17th, Sawada Taiji (aka TAIJI), a former bassist of rock group 'X' (now called 'X JAPAN') had passed away in a hospital in Saipan. As reported earlier, Sawada was arrested due to his violent actions on the airplane that was heading towards Saipan. On the 14th, he attempted suicide while he was in custody. Although he was transported to the ICU in the hospital, TAIJI had been u

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  • THE LOVE NINGEN unveils jacket cover + PV preview for "Kore wa Mou Seishun Janai ka"

    July 17, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Indie rock band THE LOVE NINGEN will make their major debut on August 24th with the CD, "Kore wa Mou Seishun Janai ka". The band have just released the jacket cover for their CD, as well as a PV preview for the lead song off the album. The PV was directed by Nakamura Meuniere, who has produced Mow Mow LuLu Gyaban's "Hello! Mr. Coke-High" in the past. It takes place in a small room and documents a young couple in love. Take a look at the

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  • Haruna Ai confesses she's dating a non-celebrity

    July 17, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    On July 16th, transsexual talent Haruna Ai attended "Tokyo Wedding Collection" in a wedding dress and a 700 million yen tiara. At the event, Haruna confessed that she is dating a non-celebrity who's over ten years younger than her. She commented, "We've only been on two dates. The relationship just started, so please watch over me." This 'rehearsal' inspired a desire for marriage in Haruna, as she also declared, "I will wear a wedding d

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  • avex releases PV teaser for AFTER SCHOOL's "BANG!"

    July 17, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    K-pop girl group AFTER SCHOOL are getting ready to make their debut in Japan, and avex has drummed up anticipation with this hot PV teaser for "BANG!". "BANG!" was a big hit in Korea, and the song was brought back for the girls' first Japanese single. The group revived their sexy drummer line concept for the PV, which will definitely make pop fans in Japan notice that there's a new band in town. Check out the PV teaser below:

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  • NMB48 announce their 5 representatives for "Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament"

    July 17, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    We previously reported that NMB48 would be holding their preliminary matches for the 'AKB48 24th Single Janken Taikai'  on July 16th. The event was held at Osaka Zepp, and the five members proceeding to the main tournament in September have finally been revealed! Team N member Yamaguchi Yuuki, first generation research student Hikawa Ayame, and second generation research students Shimada Rena, Fujita Runa, and Yogi Keira will represent NMB

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  • Check out SMAP and Perfume's performances on "Ongaku no Hi"!

    July 17, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    On July 16th, SMAP and Perfume both held explosive stages on the TBS music special, "Ongaku no Hi"! SMAP performed a special medley of "not alone~Shiawase ni Narou yo~", "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana", "Ganbarimashou", "BANG! BANG! Bakansu", "Douka Todokimasu You ni", and "Original Smile. The boys livened up the audience with their energy, and even interacted with the crowd. Meanwhile, Perfume performed their hit song, "Polyrhythm" (whic

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