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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko and Arashi to host this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    October 11, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    On October 10, NHK made an official announcement that actress Yoshitaka Yuriko and popular group Arashi will host 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Arashi will host the white team for the 5th consecutive year, while Yoshitaka will make her debut as the host for the red team. In addition, announcer Udo Yumiko will be the general host. Yoshitaka played the lead in this year's NHK morning drama

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  • Air time for this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' confirmed

    September 5, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

    The air time for NHK's annual year-end music show 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been confirmed. NHK will air this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' from 7:15 pm to 11:45 pm. This will be the 4th consecutive year that the show will broadcast for 4.5 hours.  Last year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' was hosted by Arashi (white team) and Ayase Haruka (red team). It drew attention with the announcement of Kitajima Saburo's graduation from 'Kohaku', as well as

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  • Song list for '64th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' announced

    December 19, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    NHK has announced the official song list for the 51 artists who will be performing at the '64th Kohaku Uta Gassen'. The program this year will be hosted by actress Ayase Haruka and popular group Arashi. It will air on December 31 at 7:15 pm JST. Check out the song list below!  [Red Team]aiko (12) - "Loveletter"E-girls (1) - "E-girls Kohaku Special Medley 2013"Ikimonogakari (6) - "Egao"Ishikawa Sayuri (36) - "Tsugaru Kaikyou・Fuyugeshiki"AKB48 (6)

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  • NHK reveals artist line up for '64th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 25, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    NHK has just revealed its artist line up for its annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen'! This year, the program will be hosted by actress Ayase Haruka and popular group Arashi. It will feature a total of 51 artists with first-time appearances by 9 artists.  Check out the line up below! (In parenthesis are the number of times appeared)[Red Team]aiko (12)E-girls (1)Ikimonogakari (6)Ishikawa Sayuri (36)AKB48 (6)SKE48 (2)NMB

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  • Ayase Haruka & Arashi chosen as hosts for this year's Kohaku

    October 18, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    It was announced that Ayase Haruka and Arashi have been chosen as the hosts for NHK's annual New Year's eve music show, Kohaku Uta Gassen. Although it will be the first time for Ayase, who will be supporting the red team, to participate in Kohaku as the host, for Arashi, this will be the 4th consecutive year to serve as the host on behalf of the white team. It was also announced that NHK announcer Udo Yumiko will be the general host. At the pres

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  • White team is victorious for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 31, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    On December 31st, NHK held their annual "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" at NHK Hall. This year, the white team grabbed the victory for the first time in 2 years. Below are the performances from this year's NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. ===== Horikita Maki, the host of the red team, and Arashi, the host of the white team, made appearances in Kimonos, and declared the theme of this year, "Uta de Aitai." Horikita stated, "We will aim for a vi

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  • NHK addresses website controversy regarding Koda Kumi's Kohaku performance outfit

    December 31, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    On December 29, Harada Hideki, the Chief Producer of the “63rd Annual NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”spoke to the press about the first day of rehearsals and addressed the topic of the NG that appeared on the NHK site for Koda Kumi’s performance outfit with, “[Reports] mentioned that I spoke to her agency about regulations, but I have not spoken to them at all.” Koda spoke after rehearsals with, “I thought [the costume] was very Koda-like and cool,

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  • Arashi and Horikita Maki appear at the rehearsal for Kohaku

    December 29, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    On December 29th, a public rehearsal for the upcoming "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at NHK Hall. The host for the white team, Arashi and the host for the red team, Horikita Maki attended the press conference. Horikita spoke her mind by stating, "After attending the rehearsal, I began to see the full picture of this year's Kohaku, and it heightens the tension. Though my tense feeling is bigger at this moment, I would like to put

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  • NHK reveals official performance order for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 25, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    The official performance order for the '63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been revealed! As reported earlier, this year's Kohaku will feature performances from a total of 50 artists such as AKB48, Momoiro Clover Z, Hamasaki Ayumi, EXILE, SMAP, and more. It will air on New Year’s Eve from 7:15 pm JST. Check out the set list below! === <First Half> 1. Hamasaki Ayumi - "2012 A SPECIAL Medley" 2. NYC - "NYC Kohaku Medley" 3. SKE

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  • NHK announces the song list for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 18, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    NHK has announced the official song list for the 50 artists who will be performing on their '63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen'! The theme for this year's 'Kohaku' is "Uta de Aitai." ("Meet with song."). It will be hosted by actress Horikita Maki (red team) and popular group Arashi (white team). 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' will air on New Year's Eve from 7:15 pm JST. Check out the song list below! === <Red Team> aiko - "Kuchibiru" Ayaka

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