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  • Koizumi Kotaro used to lie about himself when he went on group dates

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    Actor Koizumi Kotaro (35) attended the production press conference for his upcoming TBS drama "Petero no Souretsu ("The Funeral Procession of Peter")" - July 7, 8:00pm, thereafter Mondays 7:00pm. Speaking about the theme of "lies" with regards to the drama, Koizumi admitted that he used to lie about himself, "When I was in my late teens to early 20s, I didn't want people to know about my father (Koizumi Junichiro, former Prime Minister of Ja

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION cancel Nevada concert of US tour

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    Rock band MAN WITH A MISSION has canceled the Nevada concert of their 'NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2014' which was scheduled to be held on July 6 (local time).  Through their official website, the band explained that the reason of the cancellation was due to "circumstances of local promoters." They apologized, "We deeply apologize for causing the inconvenience to those who were looking forward to it." There are no plans for a make-up show.MAN WITH A MIS

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  • Masuwaka Tsubasa is a cute policewoman for a day

    July 6, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    Model and talent Masuwaka Tsubasa (28) posted a picture of herself with black hair on Twitter. It was later revealed that the talent had been a 1-day Division Leader at the Harajuku Police Station. She uploaded a picture of herself in a policewoman uniform with the caption, "I had kept this a secret, I dyed my hair dark!" This was a rare hair color for Masuwaka, a popular gyaru model, whose hair is usually light or with red or blue exte

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  • NMB48 takes on part-time jobs!

    July 6, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Details on NMB48's newest variety show on KTV, which will begin airing on July 8, titled "NMB no Meccha Baito" (Tuesdays 1am), have been announced. The show will feature various members of the idol group taking on odd part-time jobs. In the first episode, members Yamada Nana (22), Takano Yui (20) and Kawakami Rena (18) will work at a public bath. On top of cleaning the baths and lockers before the shop opens, they will also help wash the cus

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai announces final DVD!

    July 6, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai disbanded on February 9, 2014. However, fans of the group can now rejoice as it has been announced that the group's final performance at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo will be released through DVD and Blu-Ray on September 3!The volume will consist of the performance itself, as well as rehearsals scenes and off-shots. Watanabe Mayu (20), one of the original members of the unit, calls out to fans, "I hope Warota (nicknam

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  • AKB48 resumes handshake events

    July 6, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    On July 5th, 41 days after the May 25th AKB48 handshake event attack, the group resumed handshake event activities at the Tokyo Big Sight.     After the handshake event restarted, general director of the whole AKB groups, Takahashi Minami (23), uploaded a photo of her palm onto Google+ and expressed her happiness with, "I am happy to have met everyone." On Twitter, HKT48's Sashihara Rino (21) thanked fans with,

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  • Nogizaka46 hold their first overseas live in Paris

    July 6, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

    On July 5, Nogizaka46 held their first overseas live at the 'JAPAN EXPO 2014' in Paris, France, and excited over 5,000 fans who gathered from all over Europe. The girls kicked off the live with "Tsuki no Ookisa" which was the theme song for the popular anime 'NARUTO'. When the intro started playing, the venue immediately filled with enthusiasm.   The crowd broke out into loud cheers when captain Sakurai Reika called out in French, "Everyone, are

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI to perform at 'Christmas Carol Concert' in New York

    July 5, 2014 @ 2:49 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI will be performing in the charity event 'The 9th Christmas Carol Concert' at Carnegie Hall in New York on December 4 (local time).  'Christmas Carol Concert' has been held every year since 2006 by composer Tim Janis. The proceeds of the concert are donated to multiple charities. While various artists are invited to perform at this event every year, ATSUSHI will be the first Japanese artist to do so. He will be performing

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  • VAMPS to release double A-side single in August

    July 5, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    It's been revealed that VAMPS will be releasing a new single titled "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" on August 20.This will mark VAMPS' first single since releasing "AHEAD / REPLAY" about a year ago. The upcoming single will come in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition A DVD will contain the PV and making for "GET AWAY", while the Limited Edition B DVD will contain the PV and making for

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/25~7/1

    July 4, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 25th to July 1st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Wedding Bell ~Subarashiki Kana Jinsei~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Nijiiro" - Ayaka 05 - "Ke

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