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  • White team wins 'Kohaku' for the first time in 3 years

    January 2, 2018 @ 3:32 am

    The white team has taken victory at the '68th Kohaku Uta Gassen', which took place on December 31. It's been three years since the white team won the 65th event in 2014. White team host Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari held up the championship flag and said, "We did it! It's the first time I've held it, and it's heavy!" Meanwhile, Arimura Kasumi, who served as the red team's host for her second consecutive year, commented, "It's too bad, but I had

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  • Song list and performance order for '68th Kohaku Uta Gassen' revealed

    December 24, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

    The song list and performance order for NHK's '68th Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been revealed.This year's Kohaku will feature performances by 23 artists from each team. The show will kick off with a performance by white team's Hey! Say! JUMP followed by red team's Little Glee Monster. Yuzu will be closing the show with "Eikou no Kakyou." In addition to these performances, Amuro Namie and Kuwata Keisuke are scheduled to make special appearances. Whose

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  • Amuro Namie's appearance on 'Kohaku' confirmed

    December 19, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    Amuro Namie's appearance on the '68th Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been confirmed. As you already know, Amuro will be retiring in September of next year. This will mark her 10th 'Kohaku' appearance with her last time being 14 years ago back in 2003.  She will appear on the upcoming program as a special performing artist.Source: natalie

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  • One AKB48 member to star in Mexican TV drama

    December 12, 2017 @ 3:26 am

    On December 10, AKB48 held their '7th AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During this event, there was a surprise announcement that one member from AKB48 will play a main role in a new Mexican TV drama titled 'L.I.K.E.'At the end of the event, a video message by Mexican TV producer Pedro Damián was shown announcing the production of 'L.I.K.E' following the popular drama series 'Rebelde.' He wanted to cast a Japanese woman in

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  • Red team wins 'NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' for the second consecutive year

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:34 am

    The red team has won the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'!This marks red team's second consecutive win. Red team host Arimura Kasumi commented, "I was surprised. I thought white team would win..." Meanwhile, white team host and Arashi member Aiba Masaki said, "Thank you for all of your hard work!"  46 artists took the stage for the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. On the second floor of NHK Hall, a "loop stage" was set up so guest would have an integra

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  • Golden Bomber to hold 'Ura Kohaku' on New Year's Eve

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    On New Year's Eve, Golden Bomber will hold a special program called "Dai Ikkai Kinbaku Ura Kohaku Uta Gassen!" on Nico Nico Namahousou.  This program will broadcast during the same time as the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. Since Golden Bomber was not invited to perform on the 'Kohaku' this year, they decided to host one themselves. The members will split up into two teams of red and white and will have a singing battle dressed up as various

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  • Song list for '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' revealed

    December 19, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    NHK has revealed the song list for its '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen'!Check it out below! [67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen]Red Team ・AI「Minna ga Minna Eiyuu」・Ayaka「Mikazuki」・E-girls「DANCE WITH ME NOW!」・Ikimonogakari「SAKURA」・Ishikawa Sayuri「Amagi Goe」・Ichikawa Yukino「Kokoro Kasanete」・Utada Hikaru「Hanataba wo Kimi ni」・AKB48「Yume no Kohaku Senbatsu SP Medley」・Otake Shinobu「Ai no Sanka」・Keyakizaka46「Silent Majority」・Kozai Kaori「Suki ~Sanada Maru Special Ver.~」

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  • Tamori & Matsuko Deluxe to appear on '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    It's been announced that Tamori and Matsuko Deluxe will be making a special guest appearance on the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' to broadcast on December 31.  Both Tamori and Matsuko are widely active on TV as hosts and commentators. At this time, only their appearance has been announced, and it's not known exactly what they will do on the show.Stay tuned! Source & Image: natalie

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  • Performing artists for '67th Kohaku' announced

    November 24, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    NHK has announced the artist lineup for its '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen', which airs on New Year's Eve. A press conference was held on November 24. This year there will be 23 artists for the white team and 23 for the red team for a total of 46 performing artists. First time appearances include Ichikawa Yukino, Utada Hikaru, Ootake Shinobu, Keyakizaka46, PUFFY, Kiritani Kenta, KinKi Kids, THE YELLOW MONKEY, RADWIMPS, and RADIO FISH. After th

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  • Pikotaro to appear in this year's 'Kohaku'

    November 19, 2016 @ 8:28 am

    On November 18, it was reported that Pikotaro will be making an appearance on the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve. According to sources, this was informally decided until this day.  It was also revealed that RADIO FISH, a vocal group led by comedian duo Oriental Radio, will be making their first appearance on the program. Source & Image: Oricon

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