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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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  • Arashi & 'Yokai Watch' to collaborate for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 23, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    It's been revealed that 'The 65th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen' will feature a collaboration between Arashi and popular game/anime 'Yokai Watch'.There will be a special corner within the program in which King Cream Soda and Dream5, as well as the anime's characters 'Jibanyan', 'Fuyunyan', and 'Whisper' will take the stage with other performers. In that corner, the characters of 'Yokai Watch' will perform Arashi's debut song "A・RA・SHI" in their own speci

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  • White team led by Watanabe Mayu wins this year's 'AKB48 Kohaku'

    December 16, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    On December 16, "The 4th AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen" was held at Tokyo Dome City Hall, and the white team led by Watanabe Mayu won this year. "AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen" is a singing battle event held by AKB48 groups annually. The members are divided into 2 teams; red team and white team, and as a general rule, they have to perform songs other than their own songs.This year, a total of 154 members from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, and No

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  • NHK announces artist line up for '65th Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 26, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    NHK has announced the artist line up for its annual New Year's Eve music program 'The 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen'. This year's program will feature a total of 51 artists; 27 artists for the red team and 24 artists for the white team. There will be first-time appearances by HKT48, May J., and Yakushimaru Hiroko for the red team, and V6 and SEKAI NO OWARI for the white team. In addition, there will be a tie-up with TV anime 'Youkai Watch

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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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