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  • AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka cancels handshake event due to ill health

    January 5, 2015 @ 4:18 pm

    Popular AKB48 member Shimazaki Haruka (20) cancelled her appearance at a handshake event on January 4 as she was feeling unwell. The news was announced on the group's official blog. Shimazaki was due at the "Shimazaki Haruka Part 2~6" handshake event for the theater edition of "Kokoro no Placard" at Pacifico Yokohama. Source & Image: Daily Sports

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  • Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru to make international film festival debut

    January 5, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    It has been announced that the movie "Misono Universe" starring Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru (33) will be screened as part of the Spectrum section of the 44th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) which runs till February 1, 2015 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The film which will open on Valentine's day this year is Shibutani's first solo movie. The idol will attend the premiere in Rotterdam with director Yamashita Nobuhiro (38) on January

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  • Avex to hold auditions for a new 'Girls Street 2020' project

    January 5, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    Avex Entertainment has announced an audition to discover their next top talents named "Girls Street Audition." The entertainment giant is planning to establish a new project, "Girls Street 2020," in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Avex envisions these "new entertainment girls" will be at the front of Japanese culture when the games roll around. Auditions will be held for idols, actresses/talents and creators (music producers or choreog

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  • Aqua Timez announce 10 year anniversary live at Nippon Budokan

    January 5, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    Aqua Timez, who will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in August, has announced that they will hold an one-man live called 'sing along SINGLES tour2015~Single 18-kyoku Ippon Shoubu Plus α~' on August 16 at Nippon Budokan. Aqua Timez made their debut with "Sora Ippai ni Kanaderu Inori" on August 24, 2005. The band's official fan club team AQUA will begin ticket pre-reservations on January 6th at 6:00 pm. General ticket sales will

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  • Ayaka to release first original album in 3 years

    January 5, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    It's been revealed that Ayaka will release a new album, titled "Rainbow Road", on April 15.Ayaka wrapped up 2014 by announcing her pregnancy and performing on 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. "Rainbow Road" will mark her first original album since "The beginning", which was released at the time of her comeback 3 years ago. The upcoming album will be available for purchase in 4 different types: 3CD+DVD Edition, 3CD Edition, CD Edition, and Room A

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  • Sheena Ringo writes and composes a new song for SMAP

    January 5, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    It's been revealed that SMAP's first single of 2015 will be used as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama 'Zeni no Sensou' starring member Kusanagi Tsuyoshi. Titled "Kareinaru Gyakushu", the song was written and composed by singer-songwriter Sheena Ringo. She has previously provided "Manatsu no Datsugokusha", which was included in SMAP's 2012 album "GIFT OF SMAP", but this will be her first time providing a single for the group.  "Kareinaru

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  • Abe Mao announces her marriage

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    Abe Mao has announced that she registered her marriage on January 4.Abe's husband is her tour manager Iizuka Akira. Sources say that the two had been dating for quite some time. On her official blog, Abe stated, "I will make a new start with this irreplaceable and important person as my companion. By expressing things I see and feel in my own way, I will increasingly apply myself to delivering even better works to everyone." Source &

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  • Do As Infinity to hold a tour in spring

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

    Do As Infinity will hold a nationwide tour, titled 'The Best of Do As Infinity Live Tour 2015 -BRAND NEW DAYS-', starting this April. The last time Do As Infinity held a nationwide tour was about 2 years ago in 2013. Their upcoming tour will be held to coincide their new album "BRAND NEW DAYS", which will be released on February 25. It will kick off on April 5 at CLUB CITTA' with a finale on June 13 at Shibuya Kokaido.The tour schedule

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  • [Alexandros] pens a single for NTV's 'PON!'

    January 4, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    [Alexandros] will be in charge of the single for NTV's 'PON!' from January to March. The new song will be used beginning January 5.This will be the first time for the band to work on music for a TV program. There will be 3 different patterns (6, 8, and 15 seconds) which will be used for the program.  Additionally, [Alexandros] has been confirmed to perform at Taiwan's rock festival '2015 MEGAPORT FESTIVAL' which will be held on March 28 and 29 a

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  • Miura Daichi gets married to a non-celebrity woman on New Year's Day

    January 3, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    Miura Daichi has announced that he has married a non-celebrity woman on New Year's Day. Both Miura and his agency Rising Productions uploaded a comment onto his official website. Regarding his wife, whom he has been in a relationship with for some time, he explained, "She's always had a warm and gentle heart. She's a wonderful person who is very considerate and supports me." He continued, "I will devote myself even more to repaying those who hav

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