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  • PASSPO☆ holds Xmas event with fans at Hanayashiki

    December 25, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    On December 24th, 10-member idol group PASSPO☆ chartered Asakusa Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan, to hold a Christmas event with fans.  The members showed up in Santa's Helper mini-dress costumes despite the cold weather. PASSPO☆ thanked the fans for their support. 300 guests, who were chosen by lottery among people who purchased their 1st album 'CHECK-IN' and members of their fan club, attended the event.  The PASSPO☆ memb

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  • Alice Nine announces a new album '9'

    December 25, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Alice Nine announced that they will be releasing a new album titled '9' on February 22nd 2012!  The album will have a limited edition and regular edition. Check out the details on the upcoming album below! ----- <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. Heavenly Tale 2. the Arc 3. GALLOWS 4. Hanagasumi 5. BLUE FLAME 6. Hello, World 7. Niji no Yuki 8. Linear 9. Apocalypse [It's not the end] 10. Heart of Gold 11. Subete e [DVD] 1.

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  • Motokariya Yuika holds handshake event for her new photobook

    December 25, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    On December 23rd, actress Motokariya Yuika (24) held a handshake event in Tokyo to celebrate the release of her new photobook, "AIR". Morikariya (who's known as a "pure actress") revealed that this book will include her first sexy photos. "I wanted to try my best to break out of my shell, and doing so inspired the exposure," she said. For her photoshoot, Morikariya and her team flew to 'power spots' in Hawaii, such as Kilauea Volcano an

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  • GACKT holds special screening for "BUNRAKU" in Sendai

    December 25, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    On December 24th, singer GACKT (38) held a special screening and stage greeting for "BUNRAKU", his debut Hollywood movie, at the MOVIX Sendai, Miyagi. This special screening was his Christmas present for residents within the Tohoku disaster area, whom he's been helping out actively through projects like "SHOW YOUR HEART", a relief fund for the victims. During the stage greeting, GACKT revealed that his filming schedule for this movie was v

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  • MINMI announces pregnancy with her 3rd baby

    December 25, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    On December 24th, reggae singer MINMI (37) announced that she was pregnant with her third baby during her live concert at Saitama Super Arena. She echoed the news on her official blog, where she wrote, "I'm blessed with a third baby. Since I wanted to make the announcement while feeling at ease, I reported it at tonight's live, when it was a stable period." She continued, "I was worried about what would happen, but using my experience and i

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  • SHINee announces their first Japanese tour at Christmas Eve event

    December 25, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    Kpop group SHINee held a commemorative live for the successful release of their first Japan album, 'The First' on December 24th at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A. After a performance of 6 songs, leader Onew revealed, "SHINee's first Japan tour has been confirmed!" That being said, starting in April 2011 SHINee will embark on a 14 performance tour hitting 7 locations around Japan. The announcement came as a wonderful Christmas present

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  • Friends and colleagues bid their last farewell to Morita Yoshimitsu on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    [caption id="attachment_212248" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Kitagawa Keiko in tears at the funeral service of Morita Yoshimitsu"][/caption] On December 21st, it was reported that famed movie director Morita Yoshimitsu passed away due to liver failure on the night of the 20th. His funeral service was held at the Aoyama Funeral Home in Tokyo on December 24th. Around 400 of Morita's friends and colleagues attended the 11:00 am fun

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  • Lady Gaga to make a video appearance on this year's Kohaku

    December 25, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    It was officially announced that Lady Gaga will be making an appearance on "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"!  It will be a video appearance.  Her performance and message, which will be recorded on the same day of the broadcast, will be sent in from New York.  It's not been revealed which song she will perform. Lady Gaga recently visited Japan on December 20th to perform at the "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011" (live broadcasted on the 23rd)

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  • Kutsuna Shiori & Gouriki Ayame's first wedding dress experience

    December 24, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    On December 23rd, nineteen-year-old actresses Kutsuna Shiori and Gouriki Ayame received the '2nd Japan Wedding Best Dresser Award'. They attended the event wearing beautiful wedding dresses, which was a first for both. The award is given based on, 'celebrities that people would like to see in a wedding dress the most'. Having yet to grow accustomed to such dresses, both of the young actresses had to watch their steps as they walked in f

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  • Daisy x Daisy to provide theme song for "Tales of the World: Dice Adventure"

    December 24, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    It has been revealed that female vocalist Daisy x Daisy will be providing the theme song for the latest installment in the popular "Tales of" game series, "Tales of the World: Dice Adventure", which is slated for release next spring. The song is titled "Chizu no Arika", and will be released as a re-cut single from her first album "Daisy x Daisy" on March 12th. The single will be available in two different editions (a limited CD+DVD version

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