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  • Sheena Ringo to be in charge of music for Japan Post Insurance CM

    March 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    Sheena Ringo will be in charge of the music for Japan Post Insurance's new CM.  The CM has the catch phrase "Jinsei wa, Yume darake" ("Life if full of dreams"), and it stars actress Takahata Mitsuki. Sheena produced an original song just for the CM. The CM will begin its broadcast on March 1. In addition, you can see the CM via its campaign website, which will open on March 1 at 10:00 am JST.Source: natalie

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  • Nakagawa Haruka to graduate from JKT48

    February 29, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

    JKT48's Nakagawa Haruka has announced her graduation from the group.Nakagawa made this announcement on February 27 during "JKT48 REQUEST HOUR -SETLIST BEST 30 2016-" at Balai Sarbini in Jakarta, Indonesia. On her graduation, Nakagawa commented, "While being active in Indonesia, I became interested in experiencing many things in different countries." She continued, "I also want to learn more about the world. I wanted to take my next step, so I dec

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 2/27~2/28

    February 29, 2016 @ 5:02 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – February 27th/28th 01 (00) Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai (Weeks: 01) 02 (01) The Martian (Weeks: 04) 03 (02) Nobunaga Concerto (Weeks: 06) 04 (00) The Finest Hours (Weeks: 01) 05 (06) Born in the EXILE: Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki (Weeks: 03) 06 (03) Point Break (Weeks: 02) 07 (0

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  • Arashi takes 'Artist of the Year' at 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' again

    February 29, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) have announced the winners of "THE 30TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD". Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to Arashi. This is their second consecutive

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/17~2/23

    February 29, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of February 17th to February 23rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 02 - "Umi no Koe" - Urashima Taro (Kiritani Kenta) 03 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 04 - "Saraba Namida" - Ketsumeishi 05 - "BANG BANG BANG" - BIGBANG

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 2/23~2/25

    February 28, 2016 @ 1:16 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 the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 23rd to February 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Otousan to Yobasete === 2/23 – Tuesday 15.1%(?.?%) – 19:56-20:54 – Odoru! Sanma Goten!! 10.0%(?.?%) –

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  • 9 artists to perform on MUSIC STATION's March 11 broadcast

    February 27, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's March 11 broadcast has been revealed. The next episode will host performances by aiko, Underworld, Ikimonogakari, AKB48, KAT-TUN, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Takahashi Yu, TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, and RADIO FISH. RADIO FISH is a 6-member dance and vocal unit comprised of comedian duo Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and Fujimori Shingo along with Nakata's brother FISHBOY, Show-h

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  • GReeeeN announce the 2nd single to celebrate their 10th anniversary year

    February 27, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    GReeeeN, who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, have announced the release of their second single, which will commemorate their 10th anniversary year. Titled "Hajimari no Uta", the single is scheduled to drop in stores on March 10. The title track has been picked up as the 2016 spring CM song for 'Able', starring Tsuchiya Tao and Takahata Yuta. GReeeeN wrote this song to cheer on those who will be opening a new chapter

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  • Nogizaka46 reveal jacket covers and track list for 'Harujion ga Saku Koro'

    February 26, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Nogizaka46 have revealed the jacket covers and track list for their upcoming single "Harujion ga Saku Koro", which hits store shelves on February 23. The jacket cover photos were taken by Ono Kei in Fukuoka and Tokyo. There will be 5 different versions of the single: Types A-D and Regular Edition. You can check out the jacket covers and track list below. [Type A]DISC 101. Harujion ga Saku Koro02. Harukanaru Bhutan(Ikuta Erika

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  • B'z to provide the theme song for 'Detective Conan' film

    February 26, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    B'z new song "Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru" (English title: "The World will Become Your Color") has been chosen as the theme song for the new 'Detective Conan' film "Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare" (English title: "Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare").  After reading the movie's script, B'z was inspired by Conan's dark side to write this song. The last time B'z provided a song for a 'Detective Conan' film was abou

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