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  • SEKAI NO OWARI's Fukase appears at culture event and talks about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    June 26, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    On June 25, SEKAI NO OWARI's vocalist Fukase Satoshi (28) appeared at the opening ceremony for the "16th Annual Cultural Icons' and Performers' Versatile Art Exhibition" in Tokyo.  Last June, he was rumored to be in a relationship with singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (21.) After the ceremony, he attended the on-the-spot interview surrounded by the entertainment reporters. As he exhibits a portrait of fellow member DJ LOVE's (28) face, he was asked "H

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  • Vote for the AKB48 song you want to see on Music Station!

    June 26, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    TV Asahi's popular music program Music Station is now holding a campaign for fans to vote for the AKB48 songs they want to see most in an AKB48 special medley. On the show, they will perform "Labrador Retriever" and one more song from three possible candidate songs, which include "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" with Takahashi Minami as the center, "Flying Get" with Sashihara Rino as the center, and "Heavy Rotation" with Watanabe Mayu as the ce

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  • Spitz's 'Ai no Kotoba' selected as theme song to upcoming drama 'Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi'

    June 26, 2014 @ 12:42 am

    It has been announced that an old song by the 4-member band Spitz has been selected as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama "Asunaro San San Nana Byoushi" set to start on July 15. The song will be the melancholic melody "Ai no Kotoba", which was one of the tracks in the band's 1995 album "Hachimitsu". In the drama, the middle-aged man protagonist (played by Yanagiba Toshiro) is made to lead a university cheering squad. The drama'

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  • Nogizaka46's 'Handshake Event' becomes a 'Talking Event'

    June 26, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    Nogizaka46 has announced on their website that their nationwide handshake event will be changed to a "talking event". Everything will be kept the same as before and fans will be able to converse with the members. However, they will not be allowed to shake hands with the members anymore. Nogizaka46 was set to go on a nationwide mini concert and handshake event with fans who purchase the first press limited edition of their new single "Na

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  • NMB48's Umeda Ayaka gets complimented by Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka

    June 25, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) recently posted on Twitter that she changed her hairstyle a little. It appears she got the attention of the American League's potential Rookie of The Year when she was complimented via social media by Yankee's pitcher Tanaka Masahiro (25). The idol had uploaded her picture with the caption "I tried parting my bangs a little today." to which Tanaka commented, "That's nice". Umeda was so happy to have been complemented

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  • Arashi visits Tohoku region for Fuji TV's 'The Music Day'

    June 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    Popular idol group Arashi will showcase their special segment titled "Arashi no Tohoku Mirai Tabi" on Fuji TV's special live broadcast music program "THE MUSIC DAY Ongaku no Chikara" on July 12. For this special, the members each visited a different part of the disaster-struck Tohoku region. Arashi, who visited the region 2 years ago and last year as the main personalities of Fuji TV's "24-Hour TV" program, will show the "future" of the Tohoku re

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  • Nounen Rena to release her first photobook

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Actress Nounen Rena announced her first photobook on June 24. The book, titled "Guri Guri Gurumi", will be released on July 31, 2014. Based on the theme of "Pop Art Uhihi♪ Style", the photobook contains the summary of her popular column "Guri Guri Gurumi" in the monthly TV magazine "B.L.T." along with outfits, makeup and scenarios that Nounen herself came up with, such as her in an afro and fake mustache.Nounen commented, "Every time I come

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  • EXILE's HIRO guests on members' variety show

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    On the June 24th episode of Fuji TV's "Viking", EXILE's leader HIRO appeared on the show alongside the show's Tuesday MC TAKAHIRO and NAOTO from EXILE. TAKAHIRO opened by saying, "Alas, this person has come to our show," and NAOTO announced, "Our leader, EXILE's HIRO-san!" The two cautiously welcomed HIRO to their show. Comedian Koyabu Kazutoyo, a regular on the program, commented, "We all know how you are related, but aren't you guys a

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 6/21~6/22

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – June 21st/22nd 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 15) 02 (00) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Noah (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Climbing to Spring (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) 300: Rise of an Empire (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (Weeks: 01) 07 (04) Monsterz (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) 3 Days

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Twitter was hacked by...?

    June 25, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (21) announced on June 24 that her Twitter had been hacked. She found account activities that were not from her and thought, "What on earth is this." Just when she was getting worried that her account had been hacked, the culprit was found. She announced, "It was my dad who knows my Twitter password. Sometimes he would randomly toy with my account. Sorry for the commotion." She then uploaded a LINE conversa

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