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  • Japan Twitter Trends for December 2011!

    January 13, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that December has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have revealed their rankings for that month. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out November’s rankings here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Month] 1. Earthquakes - #1 2. Christmas - #4 3. Trains - #2 4. New Year’s Card – N/A 5.

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  • Takei Emi, Oshima Yuko and more receive "Jewellery Best Wearer Award"

    January 13, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    On January 11th, "The 23rd Jewellery Best Wearer Award" held its ceremony at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Japan. The "Jewellery Best Wearer Award" is presented every year to celebrities, both male and female, who suited jewellery the most. The nine winners for this year's awards were: Takei Emi (teen division), AKB48's Oshima Yuko (20's), Yonekura Ryoko (30's), Dan Rei (40's), Yo Kimiko (50's), Asaoka Ruriko (over 60), and Sato Koichi (m

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  • Check out D☆DATE's PV for "Love Heaven"!

    January 13, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    D☆DATE has finally released their PV for "Love Heaven"! The music video seems to play on a boxing concept, but adds certain aesthetic touches like paint splatter and crisp suits to make it more platable for J-Pop. Check out their PV below!

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  • Morning Musume's Mitsui Aika opens her blog on Ameba

    January 13, 2012 @ 12:57 am

    Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika has opened her official blog via Ameba Blog on January 12th, the day of her 19th birthday. She's already posted three entries, one of which introduces herself to the Ameba community. You can check her blog here. Source & Image: Mitsui Aika blog Thanks to Tommy Van Damme for the tip!

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  • "ALWAYS 3" uses the sky as the backdrop for an advertisement

    January 12, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On January 12th, the promotions for the upcoming third and final installment in the "ALWAYS" trilogy, "ALWAYS San-chome no Yuhi ‘64" took to the skies. The film used three propeller planes to write '333' as a form of advertisement and used the vast blue sky as the backdrop. "ALWAYS San-chome no Yuhi ‘64" (English title: "Always: Sunset on Third Street 3") will continue to depict the lives of the residents at Third Street in Tokyo, this ti

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  • Check out the details on Hey! Say! JUMP's upcoming single

    January 12, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    On February 22nd, Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing a new single "SUPER DELICATE" that will be used as the theme song for member Yamada Ryosuke's new drama "Risou no Mukuko" (to begin airing on January 14th).  This will be their first single for 2012, and the the lyrics for the title track is written by scenario writer, Nojima Shinji who also wrote the script for the drama as well. There will be three different editions for the single.  Che

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  • TOKIO to release "KIBOU" as double A-side single

    January 12, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Earlier, we reported that TOKIO would be canceling the release of their new single, "KIBOU". Now, it's been announced that "KIBOU" will be released as a double A-side single with "Haneda Kuukou no Kiseki". The release of "KIBOU" was canceled due to various reasons, however, the band has updated their post on Johnny Entertainment's official website explaining that "KIBOU" will be released at a later date to coincide the postponement of Yama

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu thinks she looks like "Vegeta" without make-up

    January 12, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    Model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu recently uploaded a photo of herself with no make-up on her official blog. In the picture, Kyary shows off her natural beauty with her large, doll-like eyes. She wrote, "I'm Vegeta without make-up," referring herself to the fictional character in the popular anime, "Dragon Ball Z". This blog entry received over 700 comments as fans praised Kyary saying, "You're not Vegeta," and "Very cute". Sourc

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  • S/mileage reveals PV for "Chotto Matte Kudasai!"

    January 12, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Ahead of their single's release, S/mileage has revealed the PV for "Chotto Matte Kudasai!". The song is a really fun and spunky number, so its music video was designed to further convey that energy. The girls dance and hop around on set, and even make funny faces for the camera as they 'fall' onto a glass barrier. Check out the PV below, and tell us what you think! 'Chotto Matte Kudasai!' will be available starting February 1st.

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  • Hirahara Ayaka appears on annual randsel charity program

    January 12, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    On January 9th, singer Hirahara Ayaka appeared on the live special program "Kuraray 'Randsel wa Umi wo Koete' Presents Otona Kick-Off Sengen" in conjunction with the international charity project, "Randsel wa Umi wo Koete" (Randsels Cross the Ocean). Last year, Hirahara sent over a randsel she had personally used as a child to Afghanistan, where it is now being used by a seven-year-old girl. "I donated the pink randsel my grandma gave me las

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