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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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  • 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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  • 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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