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  • Maeda Atsuko receives 38,000 comments after her graduation announcement

    March 27, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    [caption id="attachment_228879" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Masuda Yuka, Maeda Atsuko, Nakagawa Haruka"][/caption] Maeda Atsuko’s graduation announcement was the biggest surprise in AKB48’s history and the chatter over it didn’t settle down even well into the night. On March 26th, Maeda went to Hong Kong to attend the 40th anniversary event of Japan-China friendly relations "Genki na Nihon Tenjikai", in which AKB48 too

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  • ViViD kicks off their first Asia tour in Hong Kong

    November 6, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    On November 5th, rock band ViViD kicked off their first Asia tour in Hong Kong. The band was welcomed with chants of ViViD's name and loud claps from 600 fans. When vocalist Shin called out, "We are ViViD!", the crowd burst into screams and cheers. ViViD is a five member band comprised of Shin, Reno (G), Ryoga (G), Iv (B), and Ko-Ki (Dr). After their single "BLUE" got picked as the opening theme song for "BLEACH", the band's popularity

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  • YUI holds first overseas concert in Hong Kong

    June 29, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI held her first overseas concert in Hong Kong on June 26th, filling the AsiaWorld Arena with 7,500 fans. Hong Kong has supported Japan since the Great Tohoku Earthquake, and YUI expressed her gratitude saying, "Thank you for helping Japan. I was very happy." YUI has continued to top the album charts in Hong Kong since her 2nd album, "CAN'T BUY MY LOVE", to her most recent, "HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN". She has gained popular

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  • Results from AKB48's Hong Kong election

    June 12, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    It's been revealed that Hong Kong's AKB48 fans voted in a separate election at the same time as the 3rd AKB48 Senbatsu General Election held in Japan. The band's first overseas election collected 1,045 votes from those that bought "Everyday, Kachuusha," at the Hong Kong AKB48 Official Shop. Perhaps due to the smaller number of votes, the results were vastly different from the Japanese election. While Maeda Atsuko topped both elections, 2nd p

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  • YUI visits Hong Kong to promote upcoming concert

    May 18, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Singer-songwriter YUI visited Hong Kong on May 15th to promote her upcoming Hong Kong concert on May 26th. During her visit, YUI held a press conference and a fan meeting, with over 1000 local fans showing up to support her. Popular Hong Kong artist Jason Chan, who is YUI's labelmate at Sony Music, also attended the fan meeting to cheer her on. After presenting her a bouquet of flowers, he attempted to greet her in Japanese, but ended up s

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  • "Mainichi Ka-san" to be shown in Hong Kong and Taiwan

    May 6, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    [caption id="attachment_149291" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="The Hong Kong (left) and Taiwan (right) posters for "Mainichi, Ka-san"."][/caption] It's been revealed that the film "Mainichi Ka-san" ("Everyday, Mother"), starring Koizumi Kyoko, will be shown in theatres in Hong Kong and Taiwan starting May 12th and 13th, respectively. In both cases, the film will be shown with Chinese subtitles. The local posters for the

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  • SKE48 will be performing live at "C3 in Hong Kong 2011"

    March 5, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    We reported earlier that AKB48's Oshima Yuko attended the launch event for Hong Kong's Japanese anime expo, "C3 in Hong Kong 2011", and it's now been announced that her sister group, SKE48, will also hold a live performance at the event! "C3 in Hong Kong 2011" will be held for three days, from March 11th to 13th, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 3FG). The SKE48 performance will take place on the second day, March 12th, w

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko holds solo event in Hong Kong!

    February 27, 2011 @ 2:34 am

    On February 26th, AKB48's Oshima Yuko held a handshake event in Hong Kong's Dragon Centre, where she greeted 1,200 fans and performed her solo song, "Nakinagara Hohoende". Oshima also appeared as a guest at the launch event for "C3 In Hong Kong 2011", a.k.a 'the Japanese Anime Expo', which will be held in early March. AKB48 enjoys an enormous popularity in Hong Kong, with two official stores selling AKB48 goods. When Oshima arrived on the

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa and Jaycee Chan party it up in Hong Kong

    February 11, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Last month on January 29th, NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa finished one of his tour stops in Hong Kong, and during the show, he introduced Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan, as his good friend. It's known that Yamapi has many friends, but this was a surprise to many, as Jaycee had a special seat at his Hong Kong concert. After the concert, photos surfaced of Yamapi partying it up at a Hong Kong bar with an individual that people are saying

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  • Yamashita Tomohisa starts his first solo Asia tour

    January 31, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa just started his solo Asia tour, "TOMOHISA YAMASHITA ASIA TOUR 2011 Super Good Super Bad", at HITEC Star Hall in Hong Kong. Yamashita appeared on stage, receiving enthusiastic "Yamapi!" calls, and he performed "Daite Senorita", "Fever to Future", and "Seishun Amigo" as the opening songs, and grabbed the hearts of 4,000 fans.  When Yamashita performed "Seishun Amigo" on the stage, while being surrounded by the

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