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  • Inoue Mao sheds tears for the victory of Red team on Kohaku

    December 31, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    At the ‘62nd NHK Kohaku Utagassen’ held at NHK Hall on December 31st, the Red team broke their six consecutive losses at this event with the power of artists such as Ashida Mana and AKB48 thus winning for the first time in 7 years since the ‘55th Kohaku Utagassen’ held in 2004. Although the White team is leading in overall victories with 33 wins versus the Red team’s 29, the red team took the win for this year while stopping the White team’s

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  • NYC to perform on Kohaku with 244 members of Johnny's Jr.

    December 30, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    On December 29th, the rehearsal for the "62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at the NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. At the rehearsal it was revealed that popular unit NYC (Nakayama Yuma, Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri) will be performing on Kohaku with a total 244 Johnny's Jr. boys as their back dancers.  It will be a performance with the biggest number of people in the long history of Kohaku. Though AKB48's performance on Kohaku will also ha

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  • 210 members of AKB family to perform special medley on 'Kohaku'

    December 30, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    On December 29th, AKB48 took part in the rehearsals for the "62nd Kohaku Uta Gassen" at Shibuya's NHK Hall. Last year, 130 members from AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 took the stage. This year, the family upped the ante by sending a record 210 members! AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 will return to the spotlight, along with HKT48, JKT48, and SDN48. Member Maeda Atsuko commented, "I think we're going to exceed 300 members next year," while Oshima Yuko

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  • Sakurai Sho to show live piano performance on Kohaku

    December 29, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    NHK announced that Arashi who will be the host for the white team on this year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'.  The group will also be the presenters for a corner to support Tohoku region. The corner is titled 'Ashita wo Utaou. ~Nippon no Arashi 'Furusato'~'.  Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will show his live piano performance to "Furusato" which is the image song for this year's Kohaku.  With Sakurai's piano performance, other Arashi members and the a

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  • Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku to co-star with Disney characters on Kohaku

    December 28, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    It was revealed that there will be a corner titled "'Ashita wo Utaou' Kodomo Special" for 'The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen', and Ashida Mana and Suzuki Fuku will co-star with Disney characters for this stage. For the corner, Ashida and Fukuda will perform a stage of Disney's masterpieces together with the characters.  Inoue Mao, Arashi members, as well as some of the other artists participating in Kohaku, will join them.  Moreover, they wil

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  • Lady Gaga to make a video appearance on this year's Kohaku

    December 25, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    It was officially announced that Lady Gaga will be making an appearance on "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"!  It will be a video appearance.  Her performance and message, which will be recorded on the same day of the broadcast, will be sent in from New York.  It's not been revealed which song she will perform. Lady Gaga recently visited Japan on December 20th to perform at the "MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2011" (live broadcasted on the 23rd)

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  • Arashi & Inoue Mao become the hosts for NHK's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'!

    October 19, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    It's been announced that Inoue Mao and Arashi have been chosen to become the hosts for NHK's annual New Year's Eve music show, "The 62nd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"! This is the second consecutive year for Arashi to participate in Kohaku as the host for 'Shirogumi' (the team with male artists or group with male vocals). Last year, Shirogumi won the Kohaku, and its leader, Ohno Satoshi, proudly collected the championship flag. Ohno mused, "I would

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