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  • GQ JAPAN announces "GQ Men of the Year 2011"

    December 22, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    GQ JAPAN released their February issue on December 22nd, where they announced their  “GQ Men of the Year 2011”, awarding men from various industries who “shined the most” this year. GQ Japan selected Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi from the entertainment sector for his many solo activities this year, while musician Sakamoto Ryuichi was acknowledged for his support to the earthquake victims through the power of music. Sasaki Norio, the head coach of N

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE to provide new song for 'Mister Donut' CM

    December 22, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    On December 20th, popular unit DREAMS COME TRUE announced that they'll be collaborating with popular doughnut chain, Mister Donut, for an event called (lengthily), ‘DREAMS COME TRUE X Mister Donut Kokoro wo Maoruku Project’. For this project, this unit’s new song “Ai ga Tadoritsuku Basho” will play in the background in every single Mister Donut shop nationwide, starting on New Year’s Day. DREAMS COME TRUE will also lend their song to be use

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  • Kato Miliyah releases official app

    December 22, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    On December 19th, Kato Miliyah released her official app (adroitly called the “Kato Miliyah Official App”) for iPhone and Android users. This free app will allow its users to keep track of her news, watch video clips, browse through her profile and discography, as well as purchase her music through Sony Music Shop. Additionally, the “Kato Miliyah Official App” allows its users to browse through h TV shows, radio, magazines, and other medi

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  • Trailer released for Hiroki Ryuichi's "RIVER", starring Renbutsu Misako

    December 22, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    A first trailer has just been released for Hiroki Ryuichi's "RIVER", starring young actress Renbutsu Misako. Director Hiroki's latest film tackles the subject of the 2008 Akihabara massacre (or 'Akihabara Torima Jiken'). Reportedly, it has long been a wish of him to address this topic. "RIVER" tells the story of 'Hikari' (Renbutsu), a young woman who lost her loved one during the Akihabara massacre that happened in June 2008, and now trie

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/14~12/20

    December 21, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 14th to December 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(01) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 02/(00) "Demo... . Demo... . Demo... ." - Sonar Pocket 03/(07) "Happiness" - AI 04/(05) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 05/(02) "Yasashik

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  • Do As Infinity's "Koiuta" to be the theme song for movie, 'Watashi no Ojisan'

    December 21, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    It's been announced that Do As Infinity’s new song “Koiuta” will be the theme song for director Hosono Tatsuoki's upcoming movie, 'Watashi no Ojisan'. This movie is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Renjou Mikihiko, which tells the story of a forbidden love between a cameraman and his niece. “Koiuta” was written just for this upcoming movie and will be part of Do As Infinity's album “TIME MACHINE”, which is planned f

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  • Tsuchiya Anna to tackle "Survival 0 Yen Seikatsu" for the first time

    December 21, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    Singer/model Tsuchiya Anna will be participating in the popular project, "Survival 0 Yen Seikatsu", for the first time on December 29th's broadcast of "Ikinari! Ougon Densetsu 6 Jikan SP", a variety show on TV Asahi. "Ougon Densetsu" is a special year-end program that features a group of four male celebrities and their partners who must compete in a rigorous survival situation. Tsuchiya, who was chosen by fellow celebrity Hamaguchi Masaru,

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  • More details on Iwasa Misaki's solo debut single revealed

    December 21, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    As reported previously, AKB48/Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member, Iwasa Misaki will be making her solo debut as an Enka singer on February 1st 2012, and today, more details on her debut single were revealed. The title of the single will be "Mujin Eki", and the title track will be written by AKB48's general producer, Akimoto Yasushi.  The cover jacket was also revealed, and it shows Iwasa standing at snowing unmanned station in Kimono.  The fa

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for December 26th

    December 21, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts for the week of December 26th. ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "We never give up!" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 12/14 (245,572) 2. "BABY BORN & GO/KINJITO" - UVERworld : 12/14 (53,369) 3. "Ue kara Mariko" - AKB48 : 12/7 (45,725) 4. "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!/Love Story" - Amuro Namie : 12/7 (28,384) 5. "Tick Tack" - U-KISS : 12/14 (27,511) (Check out the full rankin

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  • T-ARA performs at 'X'mas Premium Live' + announces 3rd single, "Roly-Poly"

    December 21, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    On December 20th, Korean girl group T-ARA performed at the three-day ‘X’mas Premium LIVE’ in Tokyo's Shinagawa Stella Hall, where they announced that they'll release their 3rd single “Roly-Poly” on February 29th, 2012. The announcement was like an early Christmas present for their fans, who were already excited by the thrilling performances of "Bo Peep Bo Peep” and “yayaya”. For their encore, the seven girls actually performed “Roly-Pol

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