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  • ONE OK ROCK opens official Facebook page

    July 13, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Rock band ONE OK ROCK has opened an official Facebook page in preparation for their upcoming single, "Re:make/NO SCARED", to be released on July 20th. Their Facebook account hosts an app that introduces the video clip for "Re:make". The application provides different videos based on whether or not the fan has a Facebook account. Those without accounts will still be able to view the clip, but the optimum experience is reserved for Facebook

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  • Radio rip of KAT-TUN's "Run For You" revealed!

    July 13, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Back in June, tokyohive revealed that pop sensation KAT-TUN would be making a comeback with their 16th single, "RUN FOR YOU". A radio rip of the song has just been revealed, and it's definitely promising to be another stellar hit! "RUN FOR YOU" has an aggressive beat that's lightened by the harmony between KAT-TUN's voices and the supporting string arrangement. Check out the track below, and be sure to support the group by purchasing their mu

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  • RIP SLYME to release DVD collection of music videos

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Hip-hop group RIP SLYME will be releasing a collection of their music videos through a DVD titled, "GOOD TIMES DVD ~The Complete Music Video Clips 2001-2011~", on September 28th. This DVD will consist of 28 videos from RIP SLYME, spanning from their debut song "STEPPER's DELIGHT" to their most recent music video, "JACK GOES ON". It's could be considered as the DVD equivalent of their complete best album, "GOOD TIMES", which was released last

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  • Onitsuka Chihiro to hold nationwide tour this fall!

    July 13, 2011 @ 7:04 am

    It's been revealed the singer-songwriter Onitsuka Chihiro will be holding a nationwide tour called "HOTEL MURDERESS OF ARIZONA", starting November. It's been about three years since Onitsuka last presented her voice among her fans at "JOIN ALIVE", an outdoors event in Hokkaido. For this tour, sound producer Sakamoto Masayuki has been appointed as the band master. The band will mainly consist of artists who participated in the recording

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  • Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi turns 22!

    July 13, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Morning Musume member Michishige Sayumi is now twenty-two years old! The cute sixth generation member updated her official blog on July 13th to thank her fans for all the birthday wishes. "I'm so grateful to have gotten a bunch of text messages as soon as it turned 12:00, and for the tons of comments from all of you on the blog (≧∇≦) I'm really happy <3," Michishige wrote, along with pictures of fellow Momusu members, Sayashi Riho and Fuku

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  • Oshima Mai's new single "Second Lady" released via Recochoku

    July 13, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Talent and singer Ooshima Mai’s (23) newest single “Second Lady” is set for early distribution on July 13 via Recochoku. Sanspo has obtained a special “In-bed Photo” of Ooshima Mai that will accompany the download of the track. “2 Ban-me no Onna,” or “Second Lady,” deals with and expresses the pain of being the “second lady.”  The concept of the special photo suits the track as Ooshima is alone on the bed looking anguished and is disguised

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  • Kuroki Meisa presents the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Award"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    On July 12th, actress and singer Kuroki Meisa attended the award ceremony for the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science" as a presenter. Kuroki is the current face of L'Oréal, and presented a special award given by Tohoku University. "If I had to choose my favorite subject it would be science as well," she commented. Kuroki then added, "It gave me a lot of courage, realizing how many different fields women are successfully active in.

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  • Imai Eriko talks about her new picture book and her son

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    On July 10, SPEED’s Imai Eriko (27) appeared at a commemorative event celebrating her picture book “Korogatte Goran” (published by SHUFU-TO-SEIKATSUSHA) at the TAMAPLAZA TERRACE located in Kanagawa. Since her oldest son Raimu has a hearing disability, as a mother, she wanted to write down her thoughts and ventured into writing the story “Ishikoro-kun.” As supplements to the book, there is a “Yomikikase DVD” that has both a sign language rec

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  • Tohoshinki + AKB48 to perform at opening event for "nicofarre"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    A next-generation music club managed by Niwango called "nicofarre" - with giant LED screens on every wall and on the ceiling - is going to open its doors on July 18th, and will feature performances from Tohoshinki and AKB48 on its first night. Niwango is the same company that operates the well-known streaming portal "Nico Nico Douga". The company revamped its infamous "velfarre" club, which closed its doors more than four years ago, into "nico

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  • CUBE Entertainment to hold family concert at Nippon Budoukan

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    CUBE Entertainment has announced that they will be holding a special family concert on August 25th at the Nippon Budoukan. Artists such as B2ST, 4Minute and G.NA will make appearances. Six member boy band B2ST debuted last year in October and has already made their way into the Japanese market with their debut single "SHOCK". Five member girl group, 4Minute, debuted in Korea in June of 2009. They made their way to Japan last year on May 5t

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