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  • CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname divorces model wife, Takahashi Miki

    May 6, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname announced on the official fanclub site that he has filed for divorce with his wife, model, Takahashi Miki. The two began dating after co-starring in the music video for CHEMISTRY's single "This Night" (released in August 2007), and married in March of 2008. They had a daughter in September of the same year. Kawabata wrote, "After discussing it over for a long period of time, we decided that it would be best for

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  • Kawabata Kaname announces first solo album + summer tour

    March 19, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname, who started his solo activities last fall, has announced that he will be releasing his first solo album, "0", in June. He will also be holding a solo live tour called 'KANAME KAWABATA LIVE TOUR 2013: 0' this summer. Kawabata made an appearance at 'TSUTAYA presents 2012 WINTER CAMPAIGN T-GROOOVE Original Live in TOKYO' on March 17th at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST. With 4 back-up dancers, he performed his debut song, "

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  • Kawabata Kaname to provide ending theme for new 'Berserk' movie

    November 15, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    It's been revealed that CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname will be providing the ending theme for the upcoming anime film, 'Berserk Ougon no Jidai-hen: Kourin' (February 1st release). The film is based on Miura Kentaro's popular manga 'Berserk', and it is the 3rd and final chapter of the movie series. The ending theme will be "breakthrough", a song that Kawabata has had in mind since before his solo debut. It will be arranged by Sagisu Shirou, wh

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  • Kawabata Kaname holds his 1st solo live in his hometown

    October 9, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    On October 7th, Kawabata Kaname (CHEMISTRY) held a solo live at Ario Kameari in Tokyo to commemorate the release of his solo debut song, "TOKYO GIRL". Since debuting as CHEMISTRY back in 2001, this marked Kawabata's first time holding a live in his hometown of Kameari. "Welcome to my hometown! My dream has come true," he said. "My solo career starts here, so I intend to go on with all my might." Kawabata gave a powerful performance by s

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  • CHEMISTRY to release a live album

    September 28, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    On September 28th, popular duo CHEMISTRY announced that they are going to release a live album titled 'CHEMISTRY TOUR 2012 ~Trinity~' on November 21st. This album was recorded on the final day of their 10th anniversary concert tour on April 7th in Okinawa. The first press limited edition includes four CDs that feature a total of 32 different tracks. Moreover it has included a 100-page photo book and a DVD with behind-the-scenes footage fr

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  • Check out the PV for Kawabata Kaname's "TOKYO GIRL"!

    September 15, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname is getting ready to release his solo debut single, "TOKYO GIRL", on October 3rd. Kawabata has been performing "TOKYO GIRL" during his solo segment in CHEMISTRY's concerts as well as his first solo tour last year. This dance tune was chosen as his solo debut single after gathering feedback from fans through Twitter on which song they would like to hear. Check out the PV below! Tip: xjxrockx

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  • CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname to hold free lives to commemorate his solo debut

    August 4, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    To commemorate his solo debut, CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname has announced that he will be holding free lives this fall. It's been announced that Kawabata will be holding free lives on September 29 at abeno CUES TOWN in Osaka and on the 30th in Aichi. Along with the free live, he's making arrangements for a handshake event and a special project that will be available at the venues only. After asking his fans through Twitter which song the

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  • CHEMISTRY's Kawabata Kaname to go solo in October

    July 17, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    It has just been revealed that Kawabata Kaname of CHEMISTRY, the group which have been on hiatus since April, will be making his solo debut with the single "TOKYO GIRL" on October 3rd. Kawabata, who is finally making his solo debut after eleven years of activities in CHEMISTRY, wanted to make the title track of his debut single a CD version of song that is popular during their live performances, and asked his fans through Twitter which son

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  • CHEMISTRY goes on hiatus as duo

    April 8, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    On April 8th, popular duo CHEMISTRY announced Douchin Yoshikuni (33) and Kawabata Kaname (33) will focus on their solo activities through the official web site. They just finished CHEMISTRY TOUR 2012 -Trinity- after a final concert in Okinawa on April 7th. Kawabata state "Looking back over the past, since debut, we were having different types of styles and created our music not just 1+1=2, but infinite possibility to harmonize each other.

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  • 'Hungry' cast reveals Mukai Osamu possesses amazing cooking skills

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    On January 5th, a press conference for upcoming drama "Hungry!" was held, which was attended by cast members Mukai Osamu, Takimoto Miori, Kuninaka Ryoko, Inagaki Goro (SMAP), and more. 'Hungry!' follows the story of 'Yamate Eisuke' (Mukai), a sadistic French chef with a poisonous tongue who used to be a bassist, but began his culinary career in accordance with his late mother's will. 'Yamate' will face trials and tribulations as he chases

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