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  • White team is victorious for this year's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 31, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    On December 31st, NHK held their annual "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" at NHK Hall. This year, the white team grabbed the victory for the first time in 2 years. Below are the performances from this year's NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. ===== Horikita Maki, the host of the red team, and Arashi, the host of the white team, made appearances in Kimonos, and declared the theme of this year, "Uta de Aitai." Horikita stated, "We will aim for a vi

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  • NHK addresses website controversy regarding Koda Kumi's Kohaku performance outfit

    December 31, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    On December 29, Harada Hideki, the Chief Producer of the “63rd Annual NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”spoke to the press about the first day of rehearsals and addressed the topic of the NG that appeared on the NHK site for Koda Kumi’s performance outfit with, “[Reports] mentioned that I spoke to her agency about regulations, but I have not spoken to them at all.” Koda spoke after rehearsals with, “I thought [the costume] was very Koda-like and cool,

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  • Arashi and Horikita Maki appear at the rehearsal for Kohaku

    December 29, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    On December 29th, a public rehearsal for the upcoming "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" was held at NHK Hall. The host for the white team, Arashi and the host for the red team, Horikita Maki attended the press conference. Horikita spoke her mind by stating, "After attending the rehearsal, I began to see the full picture of this year's Kohaku, and it heightens the tension. Though my tense feeling is bigger at this moment, I would like to put

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  • NHK reveals official performance order for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 25, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    The official performance order for the '63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen' has been revealed! As reported earlier, this year's Kohaku will feature performances from a total of 50 artists such as AKB48, Momoiro Clover Z, Hamasaki Ayumi, EXILE, SMAP, and more. It will air on New Year’s Eve from 7:15 pm JST. Check out the set list below! === <First Half> 1. Hamasaki Ayumi - "2012 A SPECIAL Medley" 2. NYC - "NYC Kohaku Medley" 3. SKE

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  • NHK announces the song list for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    December 18, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    NHK has announced the official song list for the 50 artists who will be performing on their '63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen'! The theme for this year's 'Kohaku' is "Uta de Aitai." ("Meet with song."). It will be hosted by actress Horikita Maki (red team) and popular group Arashi (white team). 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' will air on New Year's Eve from 7:15 pm JST. Check out the song list below! === <Red Team> aiko - "Kuchibiru" Ayaka

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  • Horikita Maki visits disaster area for Kohaku's special corner

    December 17, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    On December 15th, NHK announced that there will be a special corner related to their reconstruction support song "Hana wa Saku" on the '63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen'. The presenter for the corner will be actress Horikita Maki who will also serve as the red team's host. Nishida Toshiyuki, Nakamura Masatoshi, Mori Kumiko, Arakawa Shizuka, and Sandwich Man will join together as a chores to sing the song.  World-famous pianist Tsujii Nobuyuki an

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  • MISIA to perform on NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen

    December 14, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    It's been announced that singer-songwriter MISIA will be performing for "The 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen" all the way in the desert from Namibia of Africa via on‐the spot broadcasting. MISIA's appearance on the show will be as a special entry which does not belong to the "red team" or "white team." MISIA has been a volunteer in Africa since 2005. In 2008 she established a nonprofit organization "Child AFRICA" that supports education and de

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  • NHK announces artist line up for '63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen'

    November 26, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    NHK has just announced the artist line up for their annual New Year's Eve program, 'The 63rd Kohaku Uta Gassen'! As reported earlier, actress Horikita Maki and popular group Arashi will be this year's hosts. Also, AKB48 and Terry Ito were chosen to be the official supporters. This year's 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' will feature a total of 50 artists. It will air on December 31st from 7:15 JST. Check out the full line up below! === Red

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to come up with a cutting-edge outfit if she gets to perform at Kohaku Uta Gassen this year

    October 28, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    On October 28th, model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu participated in the 'Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2012' at Omotesando in Harajuku, Tokyo. For the event, Kyary transformed into a 'spider bride' with a black lace veil and a shocking pink dress adorned with candies. Speaking of extraordinary outfits, she also revealed that she's still keeping her schedule for New Year's Day open, in case she gets to perform at this year's 63rd Annual Ko

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  • NHK announces hosts for the 63rd Annual Kohaku Uta Gassen

    October 16, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    On October 16th, NHK announced that actress Horikita Maki (24) will be the red host and popular group Arashi will be the white hosts for the 63rd Annual Kohaku Uta Gassen. Horikita, who has starred in NHK’s TV drama “Ume-chan Sensei”, will be hosting the Kohaku Uta Gassen for the first time, while this will be Arashi’s third consecutive year hosting the event. Announcer Udo Yumiko (43) will serve as the main host for the program. Horiki

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