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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/27~1/2

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 27th to January 2nd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mabataki" - back number 02 - "Anata" - Utada Hikaru 03 - "Hero" - Amuro Namie 04 - "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 05 - "Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)" - Oginome Yoko 06 - "Uchiage Hanabi" - DAOKO x Yonezu Ke

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  • Nishino Kana to release Tokyo Dome concert on DVD/Blu-ray + hold hall tour

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:10 am

    Nishino Kana will release a live DVD/Blu-ray titled "Kana Nishino Dome Tour 2017: Many Thanks" on February 21. This will feature Nishino's Tokyo Dome concert from her first dome tour held last August and September. Its first press edition will include an official photo book.In addition, Nishino will hold her nationwide hall tour "LOVE it Tour" from May to July to commemorate her 10th anniversary. It will kick off on May 19 at Ichihara-shi Shimin

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  • Ozaki Mami to resign from STU48

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:07 am

    STU48 member Ozaki Mami has announced that she will be resigning from the group.Ozaki made the announcement herself on January 6 during the group's performance at AKB48 Theater. Her last day of activities will be announced later on the group's official website.  Osaka passed STU48's first generation audition and has been active as a member of the group since March of last year. She participated in the song "Setouchi no Koe", which was included i

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  • Guitarist Fujioka Mikio passes away at 36 years old

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:06 am

    It's been reported that guitarist Fujioka Mikio passed away on January 5.According to his Twitter account, Fujioka fell from a height while stargazing on December 30. While undergoing treatment, his condition took a sudden turn for the worse on January 5. He passed away at a young age of 36 leaving behind two daughters. Fujioka made his debut as TRICK BOX with a self-titled album in 2007. Since 2013, he had been the guitarist for B

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  • Nogizaka46 to hold 6th anniversary live at Meiji Jingu Stadium

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:04 am

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46 will hold their sixth anniversary live '6th YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE' at Meiji Jingu Stadium in July.  The group made this announcement on January 8 during a handshake event for their 19th single "Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru" at Makuhari Messe. The exact date and ticket details will be revealed at a later date.Source: natalie

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  • Arashi's new single to include '99.9' theme song & NTV's PyeongChang Olympics theme song

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:03 am

    Arashi's new single "Find The Answer" will be released on February 21. The title track will be used as the theme song for TBS drama '99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi- SEASON 2' starting on January 14. It's an uptempo number that combines power and an exhilarating feeling. The single will be released in both regular and limited editions with each version including a different coupling track. The regular edition will contain "Shiro g

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  • Ex-Nogizaka46 Hatanaka Seira marries non-celebrity man

    January 10, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    Hatanaka Seira (ex. Nogizaka46) has announced that she married a non-celebrity man last fall. Due to her husband's work, she will be moving to Yamaguchi Prefecture. Hatanaka graduated from Nogizaka46 in April of 2015. She starred in the stage play 'Mieta Mienai Sekai' in 2016 and 'Happy Market!' in 2017. On her future activities, she commented, "My lifestyle and environment will change significantly after getting married and moving

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  • X Japan returns to USA for Coachella 2018 debut

    January 9, 2018 @ 3:22 am

    Legendary Japanese rock group X JAPAN will return to the U.S. this spring (Saturday, April 14, Saturday, April 21) for their debut performances at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.  Returning to the states after major concerts at Lollapalooza (2010) and headlining Madison Square Garden (2014), Coachella 2018 will mark the dramatic return to drumming for the band's creative leader YOSHIKI. After his emergency surgery las

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  • Aqua Timez to release 8th album + hold nationwide tour

    January 9, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    Aqua Timez will release their 8th album (currently untitled) this spring, then set out on a nationwide tour called "Present is a Present tour 2018" in May. The band held their countdown live "The FANtastic Tour 2017" on December 31 at Ebisu The Garden Hall where they made the album and tour announcement. Details on the album have not been revealed just yet. For their tour, they are scheduled to perform 29 shows from May 12 at Gifu club-G to Septe

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  • Itano Tomomi to release a new photo book and single

    January 9, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    Itano Tomomi will release her photo book "Wanderer" on February 19, then her new single "Just as I am" on February 28. These two releases share the concept of "individuality." The photo book as well as the single's jacket covers and music video were shot in Los Angeles. Itano herself wrote the song's lyrics.  On this project, Itano commented, "What I wanted to express through the photo book and single were the same. I challenged myself

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