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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for March 2012

    April 22, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of March. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download port

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  • Okamura Takashi 'captures' Shoujo Jidai for a 3hour long "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" special

    March 27, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On March 28th, it was officially announced that comedian Okamura Takashi will collaborate with South Korean girl group Shoujo Jidai for a 3-hour long special of the Fuji TV variety show "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" Okamura has long been known for being an avid fan of Shoujo Jidai and already went to many of their concerts. In order to realize a collaboration with his beloved K-Pop group, which also is going to mark Shoujo Jidai's first appearance on

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  • Check out the nominees for the 2012 VMAJ

    March 20, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Yesterday we announced that Perfume would be hosting the “MTV VMAJ 2012” (MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2012) at Makuhari Messe on June 23rd. Now a list of performers, special guests, and the nominees have been revealed. Acts performing at VMAJ 2012 are as follows: EXILE, Kato Miliyah, 2NE1, 2PM, and Sandaime J Soul Brothers The guest celebrities will be: AAA, Kaneko Nobuaki (RIZE), ROLA, SCANDAL, Tsuchiya Anna, and w-inds. Lastly, ch

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases full PV for "Time Machine"

    March 13, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    After releasing a teaser for "Time Machine" earlier, Shoujo Jidai has just unveiled the full PV for the track! “Time Machine” is a track found on the ladies’ ‘Re:package’ album of ‘GIRLS’ GENERATION‘, which was released in December. As reported earlier, this song is the background track for hard candy brand e-ma’s latest CM. The PV seems to perfectly fit the beautiful and slow ballad, which can be heard on Youtube here. Without further a

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases teaser for "Time Machine"

    March 12, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    The ladies of Shoujo Jidai have revealed a teaser for their song, "Time Machine"! "Time Machine" is a track found on Shoujo Jidai's Repackage album of "GIRLS' GENERATION", which was released in December. As reported earlier, this song is the background track for hard candy brand e-ma's latest CM. Check out the teaser below! Tip: SoneForLife

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  • Shoujo Jidai releases new CM for 'e-ma'

    February 23, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Hard candy brand e-ma has just revealed a new CM starring Shoujo Jidai! The commercial is full of stunning visuals that match perfectly with the Spring season. The girls work together to imitate the look of a pink flower by unfurling silk sheets. Shoujo Jidai's mid-tempo ballad, "Time Machine", was also used as the CM's background track. Check out the CM below, as well as its making-of video! -- < CM > - < Makin

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  • RIAJ reveals digital certifications for December 2011

    January 20, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of December. To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download p

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for December 2011

    January 14, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of December 2011. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,0

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  • Takei Emi, Oshima Yuko and more receive "Jewellery Best Wearer Award"

    January 13, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    On January 11th, "The 23rd Jewellery Best Wearer Award" held its ceremony at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Japan. The "Jewellery Best Wearer Award" is presented every year to celebrities, both male and female, who suited jewellery the most. The nine winners for this year's awards were: Takei Emi (teen division), AKB48's Oshima Yuko (20's), Yonekura Ryoko (30's), Dan Rei (40's), Yo Kimiko (50's), Asaoka Ruriko (over 60), and Sato Koichi (m

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 12/28~01/03

    January 4, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of December 28th to January 3rd. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(04) "Tatoe Donna ni..." - Nishino Kana 02/(02) "Love Story" - Amuro Namie 03/(01) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 04/(03) "Happiness" - AI 05/(00) "Hitotsu" - Nagabuch

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