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  • Pikotaro, KinKi Kids, Sandaime JSB, and more invited to MUSIC STATION's November 4 broadcast

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line up for the next 'MUSIC STATION' episode scheduled to air on November 4.The upcoming show will include performances by [Alexandros], KinKi Kids, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Suiyoubi no Campanella, Nogizaka46, and Pikotaro.Check out the full set list below![Alexandros] - "Feel like"KinKi Kids - "Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana"Sandaime J Soul Brothers - "Welcome to TOKYO"Suiyoubi no Campanella - "Aladdin"Nogizaka4

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/19~10/25

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 19th to October 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "PPAP" - Pikotaro 02 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 03 - "Dear Bride" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Michi" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "Suna no To" - THE YELLOW MONKEY 07 - "12 Tsuki no A

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  • Kitagawa Keiko to release new photo book '30'

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:14 pm

    Kitagawa Keiko will release a new photo book, titled "30", on December 5. This marks the actress' first photo book in about three years. The theme of the photo book is "change" representing her marriage and turning 30 years old. It will feature a long interview continuing from her previous photo book "27" which was released when she was 27. She will touch upon topics such as "looking into the future," "three years before 30," and "on meeting my s

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  • Members of Not yet have a reunion

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:03 am

    On October 28, NGT48's Kitahara Rie tweeted that the members of Not yet recently got together for a reunion. She attached a photograph taken with former AKB48 member Oshima Yuko, HKT48's Sashihara Rino, and AKB48 General Manager Yokoyama Yui. Not yet formed in January of 2011 with the four members as a sub-unit to AKB48. Since their debut in March of the same year, they have released five singles and one album. While they have not relea

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  • Tamura Atsushi of London Boots becomes a father

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    On October 27, Tamura Atsushi (42) of comedian duo London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go announced the birth of his daughter on Twitter. He tweeted, "Announcement. I have gained a new family member. It's a healthy girl. Our family will become lively."According to his agency, Atsushi will comment on the birth of his daughter during the broadcast of TV Asahi's "London Hearts" on October 28. Atsushi married a non-celebrity woman 10 years hi

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers welcome you to Tokyo in new PV

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers have released the PV for their new single "Welcome to TOKYO" that's scheduled to hit stores on November 9. "Welcome to TOKYO" is a progressive track that incorporates a variety of genres from EDM to house to dubstep. It's produced by T.Kura & michico, who has been in charge of many of the group's hit songs.Source: Sandaime J Soul Brothers Official Website

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  • Dream's Erie to retire from showbiz at the end of the year

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    Erie (Dream / E-girls) has announced that she will retire from showbiz at the end of the year. On her retirement, Erie commented, "I want to step outside my familiar environment, start my life from zero, and challenge myself so that I can stand on my own two feet." Now in her 15th year in showbiz, Erie felt that this would be the perfect timing to challenge herself to something new.  Erie joined Dream in 2002 and has been an active mem

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  • RADWIMPS link 'Sparkle' PV with movie 'Kimi no Na wa.'

    October 28, 2016 @ 10:59 am

    RADWIMPS will be releasing their new album "Nigen Kaika" on November 23. It's been revealed that the album's limited edition DVD will include the music video for "Sparkle [original ver.]" incorporating scenes from the movie "Kimi no Na wa."  As you may already know, "Sparkle" is one of the theme songs for "Kimi no Na wa." The PV, titled "Sparkle  [original ver.] -Your name. Music Video edition-" was re-arranged by director Sh

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  • Hasegawa Reika announces graduation from Sunmyu

    October 27, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

    It's been reported that Sunmyu member Hasegawa Reika will graduate from the group on December 27 after their concert at AKIBA Cultures Theater. This announcement was made on October 27 during Nico Nico Namahousou's program "Tatakae! Sunmyu." On her reason for graduating, Hasegawa explained, "When I turned 20 years old, I thought about my future once again. I really want to become an actress which has been a goal of mine since long ago." Sunmyu i

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  • Arashi members prepare surprise for their fans

    October 27, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    It's been revealed that the members of Arashi have prepared a little surprise for fans who purchased their latest album "Are You Happy?" (October 26 release).  The surprise is said to express the members' "feelings of gratitude," and it was planned in conjunction with the album's release, as well as their upcoming dome tour "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?" According to the group's official website, fans should carefully hold onto the

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