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  • 7!! to release 4th single "Sweet Drive"

    July 31, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    It has been announced that Okinawan pop band 7!! will release the their fourth single called "Sweet Drive" on August 22nd. The coupling song "Nijiiro" is the theme song to Asahi Beer's "Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Support Project". The song is also currently the theme song to "FCI Morning EYE!", the Japanese morning show airing in the U.S. Furthermore, 7!! is known for providing the opening theme songs to popular animes "NARUTO -Shippuuden-"

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  • GLAY announces "7 surprises" at live event including plans for a new "GLAY EXPO" in 2014 after a 10 year break

    July 31, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Popular rock band GLAY just completed their two-day special live event “GLAY STADIUM LIVE 2012 THE SUITE ROOM in OSAKA NAGAI STADIUM supported by glico”. The first day’s concert was named “SUPER WELCOME PARTY” while the second day’s concert was titled “BIG SURPRISE PARTY”. Just like the name, before their encore performance on the second day, GLAY prepared a surprise announcement for their fans. The words “7 surprises” were projected onto the

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  • Rola becomes CM character for 'Gindaco'

    July 30, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    On July 30th, talento Rola attended a CM presentation event for takoyaki brand, 'Tsukiji Gindaco', as their newest CM character. During the event, Rola was first asked about her thoughts when she first found out that she was chosen as the CM character. She expressed, "I thought it was a joke. I was really happy that I jumped up and down!" Rola also shared her love for takoyaki saying, "I eat it once or twice every week or 2 weeks." When

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  • KAT-TUN to release new single "Fumetsu no Scrum"

    July 30, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    As previously reported, KAT-TUN is providing the theme song for MBS/TBS’s drama “Dragon Seinendan”, and the group will be releasing the theme song  “Fumetsu no Scrum” as a new single on September 12th. With lyrics like “Chase your dreams with your buddies!”, “Fumetsu no Scrum” is a song describing the bond that exists among friends.  Always game for new challenges, KAT-TUN is releasing the single as the first part of a new project. In add

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  • Takahashi Minami and Yokoyama Yui attend 1 year anniversary event for 'AKB48 Official Shop Harajuku'

    July 30, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    On July 30th, AKB48's Takahashi Minami (21) and Yokoyama Yui (19) made a surprise appearance at the 1 year anniversary event for 'AKB48 Official Shop Harajuku'. The crowd of 50 fans who visited at the shop exclaimed "Wow!" and "Seriously?!" as Takahashi and Yokoyama made their way into the store. The two held a talk session with their fans for about 15 minutes. Regarding, swimmer Hagino Kosuke (17), who took the bronze medal in the men'

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  • 2NE1 announces new single in Japan to be released in September + "I Love You" PV Japanese version

    July 30, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Korean group 2NE1 recently announced on their official Japanese site that they will be releasing their new Japanese single on September 12th. The single was scheduled to be released earlier but was pushed back. The song is currently untitled but member Park Bom was in Tokyo last month attending the 'Maybelline New York' event. It was announced at the time that the group will be providing the theme song to the 'Volume Express Magnum Cat Eye

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  • AKINA and Bibiru Oki are in a serious relationship

    July 30, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    It's been revealed that ex-Folder 5 member AKINA (27) is in a serious relationship with comedian Bibiru Oki (37) who is also the host of Nippon TV's "PON!".  During the July 30th broadcast of "PON!", Oki admitted his relationship with AKINA, and said bashfully, "There is no information that would be surprising for everyone.  It's just that there was a report about a 37-year-old single man was in a love relationship." Reportedly, the two me

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  • Kinoshita Yukina shows off her baby bump in a bikini

    July 30, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    On July 30th, talento Kinoshita Yukina revealed a photo of her baby bump on her official blog. Kinoshita has now entered the last month of her pregnancy. The picture shows the soon-to-be-mother in a bikini enjoying the summer on a beach. Kinoshita married comedian Fujimoto Toshifumi back in August of 2010, and announced her pregnancy in February of this year. Later in April, she revealed that she is expecting a baby girl on their weddin

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  • Comedian Hachimitsu Jiro remarries a non-celebrity woman

    July 30, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Hachimitsu Jiro of comedian duo Tokyo Dynamite has announced that he has remarried a non-celebrity woman. According to sources, Hachimitsu's new wife is pregnant and is expected to give birth within this year. His agency also confirmed the news saying, "We have heard that he remarried in May." Back in 2006, Hachimitsu was reported to be dating actress Aoi Sola, but the two later broke up in 2009. At that time, he had written on his blog

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  • Tomosaka Rie and Suneohair hold a wedding ceremony

    July 30, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    On July 29th, actress Tomosaka Rie revealed through her official blog that she held a wedding ceremony with husband/singer Suneohair at Meiji Memorial Hall. Tomosaka and Suneohair officially tied the knot in June of last year. "More than anything else, I was happy that everyone who attended told us that it was a warm and nice wedding ceremony. I was also happy to hear that they've never laughed so much at a wedding," she expressed. Actres

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