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  • Arashi reveals track list for upcoming single "Your Eyes"

    May 14, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    The track list of Arashi's new single "Your Eyes" has been revealed. This marks the 39th single for the group and will be released on June 6th. Last week, their 38th single "Face Down" which is being used as the theme song for Ohno Satoshi's drama "Kagi no Kakatta Heya" was released, and this upcoming 39th single is currently the theme song for Aiba Masaki's drama "Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri". The single will come in 2 editions, the limit

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  • Rola to star in new CM for Sapporo Beer

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    It's been revealed that talento Rola will be starring in the CM for Sapporo Beer's newest product, "Hop Batake no Kaori". "Hop Batake no Kaori" is Sapporo's new type of beer that will go on sale for a limited time starting May 16th. In the new CM, Rola orders "Hop Batake no Kaori" at a restaurant, then says "okay~!" with a hop plant on her nose. She revealed that she had to say "okay~!" 38 times during the CM shoot. Rola commented, "The h

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  • Vanilla Beans to release new single, "Non-section"

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    After releasing their single, "Choco Mint Flavor Time", on April 11th, Vanilla Beans is already preparing for a new release! Their new single, "Non-section", will hit stores on July 4th. "Non-section" will be released in association with their first photo book, 'Gekkan NEO Vanilla Beans'. The limited edition with DVD will contain a making-of footage of the photo book, while the limited edition with booklet will enclose other photos from thei

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  • Inoue Mao to star as tax collector in new drama 'Tokkan'

    May 14, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Actress Inoue Mao will be starring in NTV's upcoming drama series, 'Tokkan Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choushukan', starting in July. In the drama, Inoue will play the role of a tax collector who deals with the most malicious cases. This will be her first drama series in about a year and three months, with her last being NHK's morning drama, 'Ohisama'. The drama will be based on Takadono Madoka's novel of the same title, which is currently being se

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  • Ashida Mana attends Mother's Day event for Ito Yokado

    May 14, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    On May 13th, child actress Ashida Mana attended a Mother's Day event for Ito Yokado. Ashida, who serves as Ito Yokado's CM character, revealed, "Before coming to the event, I washed dishes and cut lettuce. When I go home, I plan to make curry with my dad." After the event, she showed gratitude for her mother saying, "I try not to forget the feeling of 'thank you'." Aside Ashida, Sekine Tsutomu, Maeshima Ami of SUPER☆GiRLS, and Shigemot

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  • Music Japan reveals their lineup for May 20th episode!

    May 14, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Popular music program Music Japan has revealed the guest lineup for their May 20th episode! In this upcoming broadcast, artists such as YUI, SKE48, Ashida Mana, and NYC will be making their appearance on stage to perform their respective songs. Check out the full details of next week's episode below! === “fight” – YUI “Aishite Love Ru!” – SKE48 “Zutto Zutto Tomodachi” – Ashida Mana “Haina!” – NYC === Whose p

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  • Inoue Waka and Iizuka Ken register their marriage

    May 14, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    It's been reported that actress Inoue Waka (32) got married to film director Iizuka Ken (33) on her 32nd birthday, May 13th. According to her agency, Inoue had the day off and a representative submitted the marriage papers at the ward office. The couple are already living together, but they are not expecting a baby at this time. Inoue and Iizuka met in March of last year during the filming for the movie, 'Arakawa Under the Bridge'. Late

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  • Sakurai Sho to be NTV's main caster for London Olympics

    May 14, 2012 @ 12:55 am

    It's been revealed that Arashi's Sakurai Sho will be NTV's main caster for the upcoming London Olympics. This will be Sakurai's third time to serve as the main caster for the Olympics. His first time was Beijing in 2008, then Vancouver in 2010. Sakurai is scheduled to report live from London from the opening day, July 27th. He expressed, "After experiencing my first 'Olympics' in Beijing, I got to deliver reports with my feelings of a l

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  • Odagiri Joe's drama 'Kazoku no Uta' to be discontinued due to low rate

    May 13, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    It has been reported the Fuji TV will bring Odagiri Joe's drama 'Kazoku no Uta' to an end on June 3rd with the 8th episode. The drama began airing on April 15th, and the first episode marked an average viewer rating of 6.1% in the Kanto area. It has continued to receive low viewer ratings -- the second episode garnered 3.6% and third 3.4%. Last month, the CEO of Fuji TV, Toyoda Kou held a press conference and stated "We would like to do

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  • Performances from Music Japan's May 13th broadcast unveiled!

    May 13, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    On May 13th’s episode of popular music program Music Japan, NMB48, Kimura Kaela, and AAA made their stage performance on this episode. Check out their performances below! === <“Nagiichi” – NMB48> <“Mamireru” – Kimura Kaela> <“Still Love You” – AAA> ===

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