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  • Which actress should cut her long hair?

    November 9, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_200746" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Who would be able to follow Aragaki's example?"][/caption] Ever think an actress with long hair should cut try out a new shorter hairdo? Well, a recent survey on 'Mina no Koe', the mobile polling service of goo and NTT DoCoMo, asked that very question. Last month, actress Aragaki Yui cut her trademark long hair for her starring role in the upcoming drama special an

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  • CHEMISTRY's Dochin Yoshikuni makes a guest appearance at Keiko Lee's live concert

    November 9, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    On November 7th and 8th, Dochin Yoshikuni of CHEMISTRY made a guest appearance at Keiko Lee's live concert for Billboard Live TOKYO. Keiko first worked with CHEMISTRY when she composed and arranged "Hoshi Tachi no Kyori" for their first album, "The Way We Are". She then arranged "RAINBOW" for "the CHEMISTRY joint album" in 2009. For this reason, Dochin made a special guest appearance at this live concert, where they performed "Hoshi Tachi

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 reveals full PV for "Kibou Sanmyaku"!

    November 9, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    The members of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 have finally released the full PV to their new song “Kibou Sanmyaku”. This song has musical elements from the 1970s-1980s and it reconstructs the Utague Coffeehouses that were popular in the 1950s-1970s, where customers would gather and sing songs together. The single will be released on November 30th, but until then, enjoy this fun PV.

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  • Gouriki Ayame reveals her past relationship with a member of Johnny's Jr.

    November 9, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    On November 7th, model and actress Gouriki Ayame, who recently was chosen as the 'face of the year' by the lifestyle magazine 'Nikkei Trendy', appeared as a guest on the daily variety show, "Waratte Iitomo!" (Fuji TV). The young actress appeared during the popular 'telephone shocking' corner of the show and was asked several interesting questions by the host, Tamori. Tamori started things off by bringing up the rumor about her surname and

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  • Check out the full PV for NIGHTMARE's "RAY OF LIGHT"

    November 9, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Previously, we reported about the PV preview for "RAY OF LIGHT" which is one of the tracks off NIGHTMARE's upcoming self-titled album "NIGHTMARE", and now, they revealed the full PV to the song.  The upcoming album is scheduled to be released on November 23rd. Check out the PV below! Thanks to Masamune for the tip!

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  • X JAPAN holds a live concert in Thailand

    November 9, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    On November 8th, rock band X JAPAN held a live concert at Impact Arena in Thailand as a part of their first Asia tour. Among the loud cheers of 11,000 people, leader YOSHIKI appeared in a national Thai dress and shouted, "Phom rak khun!! (I love you!!)". The crowd also shook the venue as he performed their national folk song on the piano. Over 300 fans gathered at the airport to welcome the band when they arrived in Thailand on the 7th.

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  • AKB48's Shinoda Mariko lights up Roppongi Hills

    November 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Shinoda Mariko (25) of popular idol group AKB48 attended Roppongi Hills' Christmas Lighting Ceremony on November 8th. Shinoda showed up wearing around 70 million yen (~900,788 USD)'s worth of jewelry and a light pink dress. Feeling relief upon completing her important task, Shinoda reflected, “I see this every year, so when I was asked to take this position, I was really excited. I’ve been so nervous up until now, so I’m glad it all finis

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  • Kato Miliyah to release new single in December

    November 9, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    R&B singer Kato Miliyah has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "ROMAN", on December 14th! The announcement was made during Kato's concert in Toyama from her nationwide tour. During the encore, she called out, "I have some news that I'll be announcing for the first time." When she revealed the title, the crowd unanimously roared their excitement. Kato mused, "I felt I could be this strong because everyone is there for

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/02~11/08

    November 9, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 2nd to November 8th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 02/(00) "Koibumi ~Love Letter~" - GReeeeN 03/(02) "365 Nichi no Love Story" - Sonar Pocket 04/(01) "Kaze wa Fuiteru" - AKB48 05/(06) "

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  • EXILE to release a new album on New Year's Day

    November 9, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    Popular group EXILE has announced that they'll be releasing a new album titled "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" on New Year's Day. "EXILE JAPAN/Solo" will be released through 2 CDs, which contains both EXILE's album and ATSUSHI's first solo album. The group explained that they chose New Year's Day as their release date because they hoped that "people who listen to this album will be able to cheer up as soon as possible." Production for the album bega

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