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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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  • Aiba Masaki & Arimura Kasumi to host '67th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 12, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    The hosts for the '67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' have been announced. This year's hosts will be Arashi's Aiba Masaki for the white team and actress Arimura Kasumi for the red team. On undertaking this big role, Aiba commented, "I thought that I was in no position to take on such an important role by myself. I thought a lot about it... but I don't think I will ever receive such a big offer in the future. I decided to challenge myself because I

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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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