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  • Actor Takakura Ken passes away at age 83

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    It has been belatedly reported that actor Takakura Ken passed away from lymphoma on November 10 at 3:49 am at a Tokyo hospital. He was 83 years old. According to his agency, Takakura was hospitalized due to poor health while preparing for his next film. Although he had been receiving treatment, his condition suddenly got worse, and took his last breath on the 10th. His funeral has already been held with close relatives.  

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  • SMAP's new song to be used in CM for SHIDAX

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    It's been revealed that SMAP will be singing the project song for SHIDAX's 'SHIDAX Heart & Smile Yuuki Project supported by JOYSOUND'. The project, which started back in August, is run by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). They collect donations and aim to increase social awareness in order to protect the future of children worldwide. Johnny's Jr.'s Jesse serves as the project's special supporter.  Titled "Humor Shichauyo

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  • PV for Owl City's new song, featuring SEKAI NO OWARI, released

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:17 am

    Previously, it was reported that SEKAI NO OWARI participated as a featuring guest in Owl City's new song "TOKYO feat. SEKAI NO OWARI". The PV for this song has finally been revealed.The PV features SEKAI NO OWARI and Owl City's performance from the band's event 'TOKYO FANTASY', which was held in October at Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi. It's a beautiful video that overlaps their collaboration session with stylish scenes of Tokyo. Source & Image: n

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  • Mr.Children to hold arena tour in 2015

    November 18, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Mr.Children will hold an arena tour, tentatively titled 'Mr.Children Arena Tour 2015', starting in March of next year. It will be about a year and 9 months since Mr.Children held their last nationwide arena tour 'Mr.Children[(an imitation) blood orange]Tour' which ran from the end of 2012 to June 2013. For the upcoming tour, the band will start at Yamada Green Dome Maebashi in Gunma and they are scheduled to hold a total of 20 shows in 10 locatio

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 11/15~11/16

    November 18, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – November 15th/16th 01 (00) As the Gods Will (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Pale Moon (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Beauty and the Beast (Weeks: 03) 04 (03) Clover (Weeks: 03) 05 (01) Twilight Sasara Saya (Weeks: 02) 06 (04) The Expendables 3 (Weeks: 03) 07 (05) Kinkyori Renai (Weeks: 06) 08 (06) Dracula Untold (W

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  • Yu Darvish reveals that he's dating former wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    On November 18, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed through his Twitter that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. Darvish uploaded a photo of the two hugging and said, "This is a picture we took two Sundays ago." He revealed, "The two of us talked about it and we decided to date openly. Please give us your support."  Shortly after his tweet, a fan tweeted him, "Congratulations~ who ar

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  • Aragaki Yui & Kuroki Meisa warn fans about fake Instagram accounts

    November 18, 2014 @ 4:19 am

    On November 18, actresses Aragaki Yui and Kuroki Meisa updated their Twitters and cautioned fans about fake Instagram accounts. A staff member from Aragaki's agency tweeted, "Our agency's Aragaki Yui doesn't use Instagram. Please be careful about fake accounts." Similarly, Kuroki wrote on her Twitter, "People often ask me this, but I don't use Instagram~." She continued, "It seems that someone is using my pictures from my blog

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  • Aiba Masaki & Ikuta Toma are in love with each other?

    November 18, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    On November 17, Arashi member Aiba Masaki held a promotional event for his starring movie "MIRACLE Debikuro-kun no Koi to Mahou" (to be released on the 22nd) in Yokohama. Together with his co-star, Ikuta Toma, Aiba attended the Christmas tree ceremony as the surprise guest. At the event, the two talked about how they spent last Christmas Eve, which is also Aiba's birthday, together. Ikuta said, "I just hope I can spend the day with Aiba-kun... w

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  • WEAVER reveal 2015 live house tour schedule

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    WEAVER have revealed the schedule for their 2015 live house tour.The tour, hosting a total of 23 shows n 22 locations, will kick off on April 4 at CASINO DRIVE in Hokkaido. The finale will be held in late-May at Kobe VARIT. in Hyogo, which is also known as WEAVER's starting point. As a prelude to the tour, WEAVER will hold an event for members of their official fan club 'WOW' on March 31 at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo. [WEAVER Live House Tour 2015]Saturd

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  • KinKi Kids tops Oricon's weekly single chart for 34th consecutive time

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Oricon just revealed that KinKi Kids's 34th single "Kagi no Nai Hako" (went on sale on November 12) sold 152,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their weekly single ranking.This marked the duo's 34th consecutive chart-topping single since their debut single "Glass no Shounen" (released in July 1997). As their latest single topped the chart again, KinKi Kids have improved their own record for "the number of consecutive chart-topping s

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