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  • J-POP SUMMIT 2016 announces opening night live concert with pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    April 22, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

    J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world's biggest Japanese pop culture events, proudly presents pop princess -- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – for a very special live concert performance in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-POP festivities.Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket BASIC and PREMIUM packages, along with KPP + J-POP SUMMIT&nb

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  • YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to support Kumamoto earthquake victims

    April 22, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) has donated 10 million JPY (approximately $90,499 USD) to support victims of the Kumamoto earthquake. This donation was made by his nonprofit foundation Yoshiki Foundation America.  YOSHIKI, who was in Japan at the time of the disaster, was disheartened by the amount of damage caused by the earthquake. He wanted to do something for the victims, so he donated 10 million JPY to Japanese Red Cross' Kumamoto Earthqua

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  • V6's new single to include songs by 20th Century and Coming Century

    April 22, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    V6's new single "Beautiful World" will be released on June 8. The title song is the theme for the popular drama series "Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari season 11" starring member Inohara Yoshihiko. It's a medium-tempo tune written and composed by Hata Motohiro. Not only did he write and compose the song, but he was also in charge of the chorus and guitar performance. As the coupling track, the single will include a love

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  • Former Hey! Say! JUMP's Morimoto Ryutaro returns to entertainment industry

    April 22, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    Former Hey! Say! JUMP member Morimoto Ryutaro will be returning to the entertainment industry after four years. On April 21, he started an official LINE blog announcing that he will serve as the main vocalist and producer of vocal unit ZERO. Morimoto expressed through his blog, "I'll be returning to the entertainment industry after four years. I only have feelings of gratitude for those who have followed me until now. Thank you very muc

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  • EXILE MATSU announces the birth of his first child

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    EXILE MATSU (40) is now a father! On April 20, MATSU announced the birth of his first child via 'EXILE Mobile'.  MATSU reported, "At this time, I would like to announce that our new family member has been born! It's a healthy baby boy!" He expressed his gratitude toward his members, staff, and fans, stating, "Being blessed with a new life, I have gained self-awareness and responsibility. With that, I hope to vigorously do my best

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  • SKE48's Takayanagi Akane receives surgery for vocal cord nodules

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    On April 21, SKE48 member Takayanagi Akane revealed via the group's official blog that she had undergone surgery to remove vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are benign growths on the vocal cords. Takayanagi shared that these nodules developed in her vocal cords about a year ago. Besides having a hoarse voice, she claimed that she was experiencing shortness of breath. For several days after the surgery, Takayanagi was unable to use

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  • MUCC to release new single in June

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    MUCC will release a new single (currently untitled) on June 8.This will be the band's first physical release in about a year with their last being their mini album "T.R.E.N.D.Y. -Paradise from 1997-". The single will be available for purchase in both limited and regular editions. More details will be revealed at a later date. In addition, MUCC will embark on a nationwide tour in June. The tour schedule can be seen below.[MUCC TOUR 2016 GO TO

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  • Kinoshita Yukina stars in PV for Aoyama Thelma's 'Anata no Soba ni feat. Nakasone Izumi (HY)'

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    The short PV for Aoyama Thelma's new song "Anata no Soba ni feat. Nakasone Izumi (HY)" has been uploaded onto Universal Music Japan's YouTube channel. "Anata no Soba ni feat. Nakasone Izumi (HY)" can be found in the singer's mini album "PINK TEARS", which will hit stores on April 27. It's a love ballad that sings about the love between a mother and child. For this song, Aoyama collaborated with HY's Nakasone Izumi as she wanted to "portray a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 4/15~4/18

    April 21, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from April 15th to April 18th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current spring dramas below! Screencaps: 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi === 4/15 – Friday ??.?%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futto Word 10 Special 10.5%(1.7%) – 21

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  • Akimoto Sayaka reveals workout video

    April 20, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    On April 18, former AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka revealed a video of her workout session on Instagram. In the video, you can see short clips of Akimoto working out her arms, legs, and abs. Fans were wowed by her intense workout, leaving comments such as "You're such an athlete," "Sayaka-chan, you're amazing," and "Are you aiming for the Tokyo Olympics?!"Akimoto is currently the MC for NHK's "Run×Sma ~Machi no Kaze ni Nare". Recently, she has

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