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  • Japan Twitter Trends for June 2012!

    July 9, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that June has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. Many trends this month involved the level 4 typhoon on June 21st, so there is a special ranking of what the top 3 trends were during various hours that day. In addition to that, soccer was also quite popular this month with the championships going on. (If you wan

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  • Berryz Kobo release PV for "cha cha SING"

    July 9, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    After stunning fans with the beautiful jacket covers for their latest single, idol group Berryz Kobo has just revealed the PV for their upcoming single "cha cha SING"! The beautiful Thai-inspired outfits in the PV feature tall crowns and golden accents that bring out the inner princess in each of the girls. The single is set for release on July 25th. Tip: StellaFleure

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  • Nogizaka46 performs "Hashire! Bicycle" on 'Nogizaka tte Doko?'

    July 9, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    On a recent episode of Nogizaka46's tv program, 'Nogizaka tte Doko?', the group gave a performance of their upcoming single, "Hashire! Bicycle". "Hashire! Bicycle" is Nogizaka46's 3rd single, and it's scheduled for release on August 22nd. They performed this song live for the first time at a recent handshake event on July 7th. Check out the performance below and let us know what you think of their new song!

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  • Sato Koichi to star in 'Sougen no Isu' filmed in northern Pakistan

    July 9, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    On July 9th, it was announced that actor Sato Koichi is going to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Miyamoto Teru's novel 'Sougen no Isu'. The filming for the movie, directed by Narushima Izuru ('Youkame no Semi', 'Kokou no Mesu'), already began on June 30th and is scheduled to last until mid-September. Sato's supporting cast includes Nishimura Masahiko and Kichise Michiko. The biggest highlight, however, will be the setting of

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  • fumika to provide new ending theme for Fuji TV's "Namauma"

    July 9, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Singer fumika has just revealed through her official website that she will be providing her new song, "Superstar" as the new ending theme for the Fuji TV show, "Namauma"! "Superstar" is the coupling track to her upcoming single "Sono Koe Kienai yo feat. Sunya", which will be released on September 26th, and will broadcast as the ending theme for the show from July until September. "Namauma" broadcasts every Sunday at 1:05 AM, and features Yah

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  • Music Japan reveals line-up for their July 15th broadcast!

    July 9, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    NHK's music program Music Japan has now revealed the guest line-up for the next week's episode - to be aired on July 15th! Tohoshinki, AKB48's sub-unit French Kiss, Ikimonogakari, and Jang Geun Suk will be part of this line-up, to give the viewers a performance of their latest songs. You can check out the full details of this episode below! === "ANDROID" - Tohoshinki "Romance Privacy" - French Kiss "Kaze ga Fuiteiru" -

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  • BUMP OF CHICKEN to provide theme song for Takei Emi's drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'

    July 9, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    BUMP OF CHICKEN's new song, "firefly", has been chosen as the theme song for Fuji TV's upcoming drama series, 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'. The drama's producers asked BUMP OF CHICKEN to provide the theme song because, "The worldview of BUMP OF CHICKEN's songs were required as the theme song for the story that unfolds between the protagonist, whose birth wasn't recorded in the family register and the people who surround her." After receiving th

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  • Korean group 4minute to release new single, "Love Tension"

    July 9, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    Korean pop group 4minute has revealed that they will be releasing a new Japanese single titled "Love Tension" on August 22nd! "Love Tension" is 4minute's first Japanese single in about 8 months, and it's described as a pop number with a catchy hook. For it's coupling track, the single will include a Japanese version of "Volume Up", which was released in Korea earlier this year. Check out the jacket covers and track list below! ===

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  • AKB48 reveals pairings for 3rd Senbatsu Janken Tournament

    July 9, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    On July 8th, AKB48 announced the pairings for their '29th Single Senbatsu Janken Tournament' at Tokyo Big Sight. The janken tournament determines the 16 senbatsu members who will be singing AKB48's 29th single (currently untitled) which will be released in December. A total of 86 members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 gathered at this event to draw numbers lottery-style. Last year's champion Shinoda Mariko showed her eagerness to w

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  • Check out the performances from Music Japan's July 8th episode!

    July 9, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    On the July 8th episode of the popular music program Music Japan, flumpool, SUPER☆GiRLS, Hirahara Ayaka, Takamiy, and Yamashita Tomohisa made their grand appearance and performed their latest songs. Check out their energetic stages below! === <“Because… I am” – flumpool> <“Puri Puri♥SUMMER Kiss” – SUPER☆GiRLS> <“Smile Smile” – Hirahara Ayaka> <“LOVE CHASE” – Yamashita Tomohisa> We wi

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