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  • AKB48's Shinozaki Ayana to suspend performances due to Graves' disease

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Shinozaki Ayana will be suspending her performances due to Graves' disease. Shinozaki went to see a doctor as she was feeling unwell and was diagnosed with Graves' disease. She was ordered to refrain from vigorous exercises for long periods of time, which prompted her to suspend her performances. However, she will be appearing in "AKB48 45th Single General Election" to be held on June 18 at HARD OFF

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  • Amuro Namie to release 'Hero' as her next single

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:36 am

    Amuro Namie will release her new single "Hero" on July 27.As previously reported, the title track will serve as the theme song for NHK's broadcast of Rio Olympics & Paralympics. As the coupling track, it will include a number titled "Show Me What You've Got."The CD+DVD Edition's DVD will contain the PVs for "Hero" and "Show Me What You've Got." Check out the jacket covers and track list below.  [CD+DVD][CD-Only][Track List]CD01. Hero02.

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  • Ozawa Maju announces her 2nd pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    On June 15, actress Ozawa Maju (39) updated her official Facebook page and announced that she is currently five months pregnant with her second child. Ozawa reported, "Everyone, at this time, I've been blessed with my second baby! I am currently 5 months pregnant. I am making this announcement as my morning sickness has subsided, and I have entered my stable period." She continued to express, "When I think about how we will be gaining a new

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  • GReeeeN to sing first drama theme in 3 years

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:33 am

    GReeeeN's new song "beautiful days" has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's drama "Ie Uru Onna" premiering on July 13. "Ie Uru Onna" is a comedy drama that stars actress Kitagawa Keiko as real estate extraordinaire Sangenya Machi. And just for this drama, GReeeeN wrote "beautiful days." It's a love song that describes a person's love for someone they can't be with right now. Kitagawa commented, "It's a song that will li

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  • A.B.C-Z to release new album with the theme 'journey'

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    A.B.C-Z will release their 3rd album "ABC STAR LINE" on July 20. The theme of this album is "journey." In addition to various group songs that convey the message, "Let's ride the ABC STAR LINE and jump into different worlds," the album will include the member's solo numbers.The album's Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the PV and making-of footage for "Kyou mo Good Job". Meanwhile, the Limited Edition B DVD will include

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  • Ogura Yuko is pregnant with her 2nd child

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Talento Ogura Yuko (32) has announced her second pregnancy.In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Ogura wrote, "Since this is my second time, my stomach is getting big so fast. I'm sure some of you have already realized this, but I have my second baby inside of me!" Ogura has already entered her stable period. She shared, "My 4-year-old son is looking forward to the day he becomes a big brother. He happily talks to the baby inside my belly. My hu

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya is a father

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    On June 16, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (34) made an announcement via his official fan club "DRAGON aRROWS" that he has become a father. Fujiwara married a non-celebrity woman in September of 2013. According to his agency, the baby's name, sex, birthdate, or other personal information will not be released to the public. The actor does not plan on holding a press conference either. Below is a translated message from the actor. "It's a private matter, b

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  • Details on the HIATUS' new album revealed

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:12 am

    Previously, it was announced that the HIATUS would be releasing a new album after about two years. Now, the details have been revealed. the HIATUS' new album will be titled "Hands Of Gravity", and it will be released on July 6. It includes 10 tracks that the members started working on since last year. The band will also embark on a nationwide tour titled "Hands Of Gravity Tour 2016" on July 15.Take a look at the jacket cover and track list f

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  • SKE48's new single to be used in Matsui Jurina's starring drama

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    SKE48's new single "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be released on August 17.  This was a surprise announcement during the encore of Team S' new performance "Kasaneta Ashiato" on June 14 at SKE48 Theater. The title track "Kin no Ai, Gin no Ai" will be used in TBS' drama "Shihei -DEATH CASH-" starting in July. Matsui Jurina, who has been chosen to play the lead role in this drama, commented, "I am happy because I think there will be more opportun

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  • Actress Shirakawa Yumi passes away from heart failure

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Actress Shirakawa Yumi passed away from heart failure on June 14. She was 79 years old.  A written statement was released by her daughter Nitani Yurie, president and representative director of private tutor provider Try Group Inc. Shirakawa joined Toho Co.,Ltd. in 1956, starring in films such as "Sazae-san" and "Salaryman Shusettai Koki". More recently, she appeared in various dramas including Fuji TV's "Haken no Hinkaku" (200

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