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  • Matsuyama Kenichi and more to star in special NHK Kohaku drama

    January 8, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    As part of the celebration for the 90th anniversary of NHK this year, the broadcast company has announced a special drama titled "Kohaku ga Umareta Hi" to be aired on March 21 starring actor Matsuyama Kenichi (29) as the lead. Other cast members include Honda Tsubasa (22), Hoshino Gen (33), and Takahashi Katsumi (53). The drama focus on the story of how NHK's famous New Year's Eve program "Kohaku Uta Gassen" came about in 1945, when the

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to be in charge of a set piece for 'The Nationwide Contest of Music'

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge of the set piece for the junior high school division of 'The 82nd Nationwide Contest of Music sponsored by NHK' scheduled to be held in 2015. Artists such as Yuzu and YUI have provided songs for the contest in the past. To coincide with 70 years after the war, the contest will be held with the theme "Peace♪" so that "each and every person will think about peace through singing."  SEKAI NO OWARI will be in charge

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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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  • 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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