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  • BoA and Kawamura Ryuichi to sing theme songs for daytime drama, 'Hakui no Namida'

    March 30, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    BoA and Kawamura Ryuichi will be singing the theme songs for Fuji TV's upcoming daytime drama, 'Hakui no Namida', which starts on April 1st. 'Hakui no Namida' is set in a general hospital in a quiet town near the seaside. The protagonist will be played by Mizuno Miki, and her husband will be played by Nagai Masaru. The opening theme will be BoA's new song, "Tail of Hope", which she'll be releasing as her new single early-summer.

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  • BoA reveals short audio preview of "Only One"

    January 13, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    BoA will be making her comeback to the J-pop scene with the release of the Japanese version of her Korean single, "Only One" and has revealed a short audio preview of the track. During a special 'cocktail campaign', she allowed fans in Japan to listen to a bit of the song. Luckily, the snippet has bee uploaded for fans outside of Japan to hear. The album itself is scheduled for release in stores in Japan on February 27th! In other news

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  • Winners for 'Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012' announced

    December 15, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    On December 15th, Billboad Japan announced the winners of their "Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2012." Billboard JAPAN established this award festival back in 2009. There are two sections for the awards; "Artist Awards" which nominates artists who have topped the Billboard Charts throughout the year, and the winners are chosen by adding up votes submitted through cell phones and the internet along with the points from the weekly charts. The

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  • BoA to release her first Japanese single in two and a half years

    December 10, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    BoA has announced that she will be releasing a new Japanese single next year! This will be her first Japanese single in about two and a half years. BoA's anticipated single will be titled "Only One" and is slated for release on February 20th. It will include the Japanese version of "Only One" and "The Shadow", which were included in her latest Korean album, "Only One". Both songs are written and composed by BoA herself. Check out the tr

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 2nd~April 8th

    April 10, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232437" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 2nd~April 8th"][/caption] This edition of the Drama Prime Time Report features one new morning, one new prime time, two new midnight and one new late-night dramas that began airing in the past week. As reported in a previous article, Monday marked the start of the 2012 spring/summer NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' starring Horikita M

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  • Matsushita Nao to star in third episode of TBS special drama 'Blackboard'

    March 8, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    On March 8th, TBS revealed the cast and the story for the third episode of their three-night special drama 'Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoshi-tachi~', which will portray the struggles of three different teachers in three different eras. As it was announced in January, the first episode (which will air on April 5th) is set during the early post war period. Arashi member Sakurai Sho will be playing a soldier who's exchanging the real bat

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  • Artist Award winners for 'Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011' + Performances

    March 4, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    The Artist Award winners for 'Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011' have been announced! Billboard JAPAN established this awards festival back in 2009. They nominate artists who have topped the Billboard Charts throughout the year.  The winners are chosen by votes submitted through cell phones or the internet. For 2011, the 'Artist of the Year' award went to none other than AKB48. The group also claimed the 'Top Pop Artist' award, the 'Hot 100

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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho & AKB48's Oshima Yuko to co-star in TBS special drama

    January 25, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    It's been announced that Arashi's Sakurai Sho and AKB48's Oshima Yuko will star in TBS's special drama "Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~"! Scheduled to air as a consecutive three-night series, the drama will broadcast its first episode sometime in April. The story will follow teachers from three different eras in history. Sakurai and Oshima will star in the first episode, which is set at a junior high school in Tokyo after

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  • CHEMISTRY's Dochin Yoshikuni wraps up his 1st solo tour

    December 27, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    On December 25th, CHEMISTRY's Dochin Yoshikuni wrapped up his first solo tour, "Dochin Yoshikuni Solo Tour 2011 -Drunkboat-", at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo. For this tour, Dochin hit up cities in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya to perform solo songs off of CHEMISTRY's upcoming album, "Trinity". He also covered songs from Maxwell, Jeff Buckley, and rock band Scissor Sisters. At his final performance, Dochin commented, "Since my high school days in Hir

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  • Performances from 'HEY! HEY! HEY! X-mas Special'

    December 19, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    On December 19th, Fuji TV's 'Hey Hey Hey Music Champ' held a Christmas special with many top stars. Comedian duo Downtown (comprised of Matsumoto Hitoshi and Masatoshi Hameda) were joined by child star Miguel in their hosting duties, and viewers were charmed by Miguel's shy smile. This year, the music program invited No Sleeves, SKE48, AKB48, NMB48, BoA, Tohoshinki, Shoujo Jidai, KARA, Fairies, Sexy Zone, Kis-My-Ft2, Ikimonogakari, SMAP, and

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