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  • Red team wins this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    January 1, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    NHK's annual New Year's Eve music program "The 66th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was live-broadcast from NHK Hall to close the year 2015, and this year, red team won for the first time in 4 years. At the moment of the announcement for the red team's victory, Ayase Haruka, the host of the red team, shared a hug with Wada Akiko and Matsuda Seiko. She started shedding tears as she received the championship flag from a guest judge Sakai Masato.

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  • Song order for '66th Kohaku Uta Gassen' revealed

    December 26, 2015 @ 4:21 pm

    The song order for NHK's "66th Kohaku Uta Gassen" has been revealed.First up for the white team is Go Hiromi with "2-oku 4-senman no Hitomi -Exotic Japan-".  Ohara Sakurako will be the first performer for the red team with "Hitomi". Meanwhile, the last performer for the white team is Kondo Masahiko, appearing on the show for the first time in 19 years with "Gingiragin ni Sarigenaku", followed by red team's last performer Matsuda Seiko with "Akai

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  • Songs to be performed on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' announced

    December 21, 2015 @ 8:43 am

    The songs being performed on the "66th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" have been announced. As previously reported, this year's hosts will be Ayase Haruka for the red team and Inohara Yoshihiko(V6) for the white team. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko and NHK announcer Udo Yumiko will serve as the program's general host. The program is scheduled to broadcast on December 31st from 7:15 pm to 11:45 pm. Check out the which

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  • NHK reveals artist line up for '66th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 26, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

    NHK has announced the artist line up for its annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 66th Kohaku Uta Gassen'.This year's hosts will be Ayase Haruka for the red team and Inohara Yoshihiko (V6) for the white team. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko and NHK announcer Udo Yumiko will serve as the program's general host. A total of 51 artists have been announced at this time. There will be first-time appearances by 10 artists; Ohara Sakurako, Sup

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  • BREAKERZ to appear on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' for the first time

    November 23, 2015 @ 1:29 am

    Rock band BREAKERZ will be making their very first appearance in NHK's "Kohaku Uta Gassen".NHK is currently making the final adjustments for their year-end song festival. BREAKERZ will finally make their Kohaku debut in the 9th year since their formation.  According to related sources, NHK set their eyes on the band due to DAIGO's popularity with hopes that their appearance would increase viewer ratings. Source & Image: Nikkan Spor

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  • Ayaka & Sheena Ringo chat about motherhood during 'Kohaku' rehearsal

    December 31, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    On December 30, participants of 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' gathered at NHK Hall in Shibuya for a rehearsal. Singer-songwriter Ayaka, who recently announced her pregnancy, attended the introduction ceremony wearing a gray long knitted jacket and a mask.  During the ceremony, Ayaka chatted with Sheena Ringo, who is a mother of two children, regarding motherhood. When congratulated by reporters, she bowed and gave a smile behind her mask. Sou

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  • White team's 3rd consecutive win at this year's Kohaku

    December 31, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    The annual New Year's Eve music program "The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was live-broadcasted from NHK Hall, Tokyo.This year, the white team won the singing battle for the 3rd consecutive year, and Arashi's Ohno Satoshi received the championship flag. Overall, the white team has 36 wins in all, while the red team has a total of 29 wins.The theme of this year's Kohaku was "Let's sing. Everyone participate on New Year's Eve!" The host for the white

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is happy to appear on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' with Fukase

    December 30, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    On December 29, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu participated in the rehearsals for the upcoming 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' at NHK Hall where she commented on her appearance on the program with SEKAI NO OWARI's vocalist Fukase. Kyary stated, "I'm on the red team (SEKAI NO OWARI is on the white team), so we'll be rivals. I will do my best so that the red team can win." Reporters asked the singer if it's encouraging to have her boyfriend there with her. "I'm happy that

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  • Nakamori Akina to perform on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 28, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    NHK has announced that singer Nakamori Akina will perform on 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' that's scheduled to broadcast on December 31 from 7:15 pm to 11:45 pm. Nakamori resumed her activities in the beginning of this year after going on hiatus in 2009. On 'Kohaku', she will perform her new song "Rojo -Tierra-" live from a recording studio in the United States. "Rojo -Tierra-" will be released as Nakamori's new single on Januar

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  • Song list for 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' released

    December 25, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    NHK's annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' will broadcast on December 31 from 7:15 pm to 11:45 pm. The order of performance and song list have been released. Take a look at it below![The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen]01. HKT48 - "Melon Juice"02. Sexy Zone - "Kohaku ni HITOMEBORE"03. E-girls - "Highschool♡love"04. AAA - "Sayonora no Mae ni"Project corner:Arashi meets Yokai Watch (1) "Yokai Taisou Daiichi"05.

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