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  • BREAKERZ to perform at Harajuku Astro Hall for the first time 9 years

    January 2, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

    BREAKERZ, who will be releasing their new single "Ikusen no Meikyuu de Ikusen no Nazo wo Toite" on January 18, will hold a one-man live called "BREAKERZ  10 Shunen 10 Ban Shoubu -Warming Up-" on January 19 at Harajuku Astro Hall. This live will be held as a prelude to their upcoming live series "BREAKERZ 10 Shunen 10ban Shoubu -VS-". It will be the first time in nine years since the band last performed at Harajuku Astro Hall.

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/21~12/27

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:36 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of December 21st to December 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "Answer" - BUMP OF CHICKEN 03 - "Happy End" - back number 04 - "Christmas Song" - back number 05 - "Don't be Afraid" - L'Arc~en~Ciel 06 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS

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  • Maeda Atsuko and RADWIMPS' Noda Yojuro deny relationship

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:35 am

    Actress Maeda Atsuko (25) and RADWIMPS' Noda Yojiro (31) both denied recent rumors about being in a romantic relationship. According to reports, the two met about two years ago and started dating last summer. Maeda tweeted, "There is no such thing!! With such a groundless rumor, I am sorry for the other party and his fans. No such thing. Why?! I'm surprised!!"  Similarly, Noda wrote on his Twitter, "I wonder why. It seems there are reports of me

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  • Red team wins 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' for the second consecutive year

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:34 am

    The red team has won the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'!This marks red team's second consecutive win. Red team host Arimura Kasumi commented, "I was surprised. I thought white team would win..." Meanwhile, white team host and Arashi member Aiba Masaki said, "Thank you for all of your hard work!"  46 artists took the stage for the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. On the second floor of NHK Hall, a "loop stage" was set up so guest would have an integra

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  • NGT48 Kenkyuusei Mizusawa Ayaka announces graduation

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:33 am

    NGT48 Kenkyuusei Mizusawa Ayaka has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on December 30 during the group's performance at NGT48 Theater in Niigata. On her reason for graduating, Mizusawa explained, "When I reconsidered my future, I wanted to pursue the path of becoming a nursery teacher."Mizusawa will graduate sometime in late-March. More details will be revealed via the group's official website.Source: natalie

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  • Nishino Kana wins '58th Japan Record Award'

    December 31, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    The winner and "Best New Artist" of the '58th Japan Record Award' have been announced! Out of 10 songs, this year's grand prix went to Nishino Kana's "Anata no Suki na Tokoro". On her first time winning the 'Japan Record Award', Nishino commented, "I don't have any words to say. I have goosebumps... I am full of gratitude for everyone. Thanks to everyone, I was able to welcome this wonderful day." Meanwhile

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  • Yonekura Ryoko announces divorce

    December 30, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Actress Yonekura Ryoko (41) has announced that she has divorced her husband.In a written statement, Yonekura commented, "After timely, repeated discussions, our divorce has been finalized. I am sorry to have caused trouble with my private matters." She continued, "I hope to move forward both as an actress and woman. I will do my best every day in order to challenge myself to various new things. Please continue to give me guida

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  • Yasuda Misako speaks out on her husband's affair

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    On December 28, talento Yasuda Misako updated her official blog and spoke out about reports about her husband Shimotori Naoyuki's affair. Recently, 'Shukan Bunshun' reported that Shimotori was secretly meeting a woman who looks like actress Kitagawa Keiko. They even published photos of the two together.Yasuda wrote, "When I heard the story from my husband, I was really shocked. I was sad. I wanted to ask 'why?'" She revealed her hu

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  • Golden Bomber to hold 'Ura Kohaku' on New Year's Eve

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    On New Year's Eve, Golden Bomber will hold a special program called "Dai Ikkai Kinbaku Ura Kohaku Uta Gassen!" on Nico Nico Namahousou.  This program will broadcast during the same time as the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Since Golden Bomber was not invited to perform on the 'Kohaku' this year, they decided to host one themselves. The members will split up into two teams of red and white and will have a singing battle dressed up as various

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  • Ishihara Satomi is 6th on the 'World's Most Beautiful Face' ranking

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    On December 28, TC Candler released its annual '100 Most Beautiful Face' ranking. In 6th place, actress Ishihara Satomi is the highest ranking Japanese on this year's list. This is TC Candler's 27th time releasing this list. Ishihara has made this list four times in the past, taking the 19th spot last year. Also in the ranking are Kiritani Mirei at 38th (31st last year) and Shimazaki Haruka at 92nd (74th). Sasaki Nozomi, who ranked 6 ye

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