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  • Shaku Yumiko attends handshake event for her new photo book

    September 10, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    On September 9th, actress Shaku Yumiko attended a handshake event for her new photo book titled 'I am Shaku Yumiko', which is her first photo book in ten years. The actress first made her debut as a gravure idol in 1997 and quickly gained a lot of fans thanks to her excellent figure. She expressed, "It has been 15 years since my gravure debut. Of course, those new swimsuit pictures are primarily for all my male fans, but I also want to sho

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  • 20,000 fans appear at AKB48 event in Kobe

    July 2, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    On June 30th, 20,000 fans rushed to AKB48’s “GIVE ME FIVE!” handshake event and mini-live at Hotto Motto Field Kobe in Hyogo prefecture, to see the 26 members of AKB48 present at the event. The event was the first time that key members in Kansai were able to meet their fans since the general election. Even as it rained, the members performed 4 of their songs, including their hit song “Flying Get” for their fans. As a tradition, the MC as

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  • Korean girl group RAINBOW hands out kisses at their latest handshake event

    March 19, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    On March 17th, RAINBOW held a commemorative stamp and handshake event for their new song “Gonna Gonna GO!”. 2,100 fans showed up to see Rainbow at the Tokyo Fashion Town Hall and an additional 1,300 fans showed up the next day in Osaka Business Park Hall. Each member used a specially designed stamp, to stamp a card and give it to their fans. Jaekyung (23) who designed the stamp with her own kiss mark, commented, “I ‘kissed’ all the fan

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  • Fairies celebrate their major debut with a mini performance in Yokohama

    September 25, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    Today, idol group Fairies held a debut live event at the Queen's Square in Yokohama, Kanagawa to celebrate their major debut. Fairies had their official major debut on September 21st, but the group had rapidly been gathering a lot of fans long before the release of their debut single. This became evident at the event, when the seven young junior high school girls were bathing in loud chants from their fans while putting on two beautiful pe

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  • Itano Tomomi to suspend singing activities due to inflamed vocal cords

    September 5, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    AKB48's Itano Tomomi has announced that she'll be suspending her singing activities for a while. According to her agency HoriPro, Itano developed a vocal cord nodule and a minor case of Chorditis (or inflammation of the vocal cords). It will take approximately three to four weeks for a full recovery. On September 4th, Itano made an appearance at AKB48's handshake event in the Nagoya Dome. Though she didn't perform with her group mates,

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami attends handshake event in Taiwan!

    August 3, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    On August 2nd, AKB48 member Takahashi Minami arrived in Taipei for a handshake event. Takahashi arrived at Taiwan’s airport in the afternoon, where around 300 fans were waiting. Having an extremely short frame of only 148.5 cm (around 4’10”), the fans in the back of the crowd were forced to jump many times in order to get a glimpse of the tiny idol. At the bookstore where the handshake event was held, around 1,500 fans came to meet Tak

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  • S/mileage to hold their first handshake event after a year

    July 30, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    S/mileage is set to release their new single “Uchouten LOVE” on August 3rd and with that they will be having a four day commemoration individual handshake event from August 8th to the 11th. It’s been around one year since the members of S/mileage have had an individual handshake event and on the final day (August 11th) the girls are planning on having a “Bonus Mini Mini Stage Event”. Source: natalie

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  • SKE48 to start their "Pareo wa Emerald" nationwide handshake event this weekend!

    July 30, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Idol group SKE48 will begin their nationwide handshake event on July 31st in commemoration of their new single, “Pareo wa Emerald”, which was released on the 27th. The girls will start at Tokyo’s Tokyo Big Sight before moving onto five more venues for a total of six handshake events. The event will be attended by 38 girls - 16 senbatsu members as well as the red team and white team. Unfortunately, Kuwabara Mizuki will not be able to make th

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  • Kiyoharu holds handshake event for his new book, "FOUR MY LIFE"

    June 26, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Singer Kiyoharu, the vocalist of Kuroyume and SADS, held a handshake event in commemoration of his new artist book, "FOUR MY LIFE", at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku. 200 fans who fought for the participation ticket attended this handshake event. Before the event, Kiyoharu commented, "I've done handshake events before and I have a long career, so I'm not really nervous. I guess fans get nervous because they get to see me up close." When he s

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  • KARA holds a fan meeting at Ebisu Garden Hall

    June 26, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    On June 25th, KARA held a fan meeting at Ebisu Garden Hall in Tokyo where they performed their new song “GO GO Summer!” and shook hands with 220 fans. It has been half a year since KARA has performed in front of their Japanese fans. The last time was on December 24, 2010 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba up until their recent live performance on TV Asahi’s “Music Station”. In their new song they make use of the popular ‘para para’ dance from t

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