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  • Hello! Project members' talk + performance on on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    On the October 17th episode of ‘HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ’, collaborative Hello! Project group Mobekimasu (comprised of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage) made their appearance on stage to perform their latest single, “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku”! Before their exciting performance, the members of this group had a brief talk segment with comedian duo Downtown, where the groups introduce themselves and the hosts

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  • 2AM to release Japanese debut single in January + announces hall tour

    October 17, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 13th at Nogizaka Square, it was announced that Korean unit 2AM will be releasing their Japanese debut single, "Never let you go ~Shinde mo Hanasanai~", on January 11th. "Never let you go ~Shinde mo Hanasanai~" is the Japanese version of their Korean hit song, "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die". This version is expected to be a big hit. 2AM has been studying Japanese for one to two hours everyday and described the song saying,

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  • AKB48 performs "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" on 'Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ'

    October 17, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    AKB48 has delivered a strong stage for their latest appearance on "Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ"! The girls gave their first performance of their 23rd single, leaving fans spellbound by their smooth harmony and captivating dance moves. Check out their performance below! Tip: joe.oppa

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  • Check out October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair'

    October 17, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    October 15th's episode of 'Music Fair' took on a global flavor, as it hosted artists not only from Japan, but Korea, America, and the Philippines as well. The Gospellers, My Little Lover, and Hikawa Kiyoshi performed their latest songs, and Filipino artist Charice sang her huge hit, "PYRAMID". Korean group CN BLUE and American artist Kylee were also on the show, but did not perform. Check out the performances below: - < Charice

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  • Goto Maki & Tsuji Nozomi make a surprise appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Former Morning Musume members, Goto Maki and Tsuji Nozomi, made a guest appearance at Dream Morning Musume's concert, which was held at Nakano Sun Plaza on October 16th. It's been about four years since Goto stood on the same stage as her fellow Morning Musume graduates, the last time being in July 2007 for the concert ,"Hello☆Pro Natsu Matsuri". Greeting the audience with a huge smile, Goto beamed, "It's been a long time! I'm glad to

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE reveals PV for "Liar"

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE is ready to shock with their dramatic gothic look! A new PV from the girls was just shared through avex's official YouTube channel, and it shows a very mature transformation for their upcoming single, "Liar / W.M.A.D". Their music video for "Liar" seems to play with the "good girl gone bad" concept, as seen by their white tutus and black lipstick. There's also a surprising pseudo-kiss between two members as well. Che

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  • Check out this week's performance from CDTV!

    October 17, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Contrary to their usual style, October 15th's episode of 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) hosted only one guest artist and performance. Performing their newest single "XXX", check out L'arc~en~Ciel below! -

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  • 16 girls pass final auditions for SKE48's 5th generation search

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    On October 16th, 16 lucky girls passed the final stage of auditions for SKE48's 5th generation member search. 5,988 girls sent in their applications, and 84 of them proceeded onto the final stage. After going through exams that tested their dance and vocal skills, 16 girls were chosen as unofficial members. Producer Akimoto Yasushi commented, "Congratulations on becoming unofficial members. You have now become a part of SKE48's 5th gene

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  • Oshikiri Moe passes "Wine Expert" exam, becomes a sommelier

    October 17, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Popular model Oshikiri Moe (31) has passed the "Wine Expert" exam, and has now been certified as a sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association. Though the exam is open to anyone over 20 years old, regardless of their occupation and experience, the exam is quite difficult as the pass rate for last year was estimated to be around 30%. There is a written component as well as a "degustation" segment (or 'wine tasting'). Oshikiri started le

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  • Abe Hiroshi becomes a swindler for "Karasu no Oyayubi"

    October 17, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    20th Century Fox revealed that they have adapted Michio Shusuke's novel "Karasu no Oyayubi" into a live-action film, starring Abe Hiroshi, Ishihara Satomi, Nounen Rena, Koyanagi Yu, and Murakami Shoji. "Karasu no Oyayubi" tells the story of two middle-aged men, 'Take' (Abe) and 'Tetsu' (Murakami), who have been unsuccessful in life and eventually became swindlers in order to make a living. Those two are living in a single house, together wit

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