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  • Kokubun Taichi becomes a father to a baby girl

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:03 am

    TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi has announced the birth of his first child. On November 1 during the TBS program 'Hakunetsu Live Vivit', he reported, "It's a personal matter, but I became a father yesterday." When asked by his co-stars about the baby's sex, he responded with a smile, "A healthy 3,176 gram (7 lbs) baby girl was born. She's a 'Sasoriza no Onna' (literal translation - Scorpio girl; but here he is referring to the title of 

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  • BREAKERZ to hold 10 concerts with 10 different artists for 10th anniversary

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    To celebrate their 10th anniversary, BREAKERZ will be hosting a live series called "BREAKERZ 10 Shunen 10ban Shoubu -VS-" next year. For this live series, BREAKERZ will hold a total of 10 concerts with 10 different artists. The first line up of artists include GRANRODEO for their show on January 21 at Zepp Namba, MY FIRST STORY for March 5 at Zepp Nagoya and Golden Bomber for April 16 at Zepp Tokyo. More details will be revealed so

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 8/6~8/7

    August 9, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – August 6th/7th 01 (01) Godzilla Resurgence (Weeks: 02) 02 (02) Finding Dory (Weeks: 04) 03 (03) One Piece Film: Gold (Weeks: 03) 04 (00) Kamen Rider Ghost (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) Rudolph and Ippaiattena (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) The Top Secret: Murder in Mind (Weeks: 01) 07 (05) Pokemon the Movie XY&Z (W

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  • Kokubun Taichi announces his wife's pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:40 am

    On June 17, TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi (41) announced on TBS' program "Hakunetsu Live Vivit" that his wife is expecting their first child. Toward the end of the program, Kokubun announced, "It's a private matter, but it looks like I'll become a dad in late-October." Soon after, the studio was filled with a warm round of applause to congratulate the father-to-be. While the baby's sex is uncertain, he shared, "I really wanted twin girls, but we wo

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/13~4/19

    April 25, 2016 @ 2:05 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of April 13th to April 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" - Utada Hikaru 02 - "Anata no Suki na Tokoro" - Nishino Kana 03 - "FLASH" - Perfume 04 - "Tomo yo ~ Kono Saki mo Zutto..." - Ketsumeishi 05 - "Share The Love" - THE Sharehappi 06 - "Feel So

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  • Flower to cover JUJU's 'Yasashisa de Afureru You ni'

    October 16, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    The theme song for the movie "Shokubutsu Zukan" (out June 4, 2016) will be a cover of JUJU's hit track "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" by Flower.Based on a novel by Arikawa Hiro, "Shokubutsu Zukan" is a love story that stars Iwata Takanori (EXILE, Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE) and Takahata Mitsuki. It portrays a pure love between a young man and woman who begin living together after a fateful encounter. This will be Flower's secon

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  • Kokubun Taichi holds a press conference for his marriage

    September 15, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    On September 15, TOKIO member Kokubun Taichi held a press conference for his marriage at TBS Studio in Akasaka.The press conference was held after the broadcast of "Hakunetsu Live Vivid", a show hosted by Kokubun. During the press conference, he revealed that he received surgery back in 2009 for a desmoid tumor on the right side of his abdomen. At that time, his wife was devoted to taking care of him. Desmoid tumors are benign tumors, but they ca

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  • TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi to get married

    September 11, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    It's been reported that TOKIO member Kokubun Taichi (41) will be getting married. According to sources, letters announcing his upcoming marriage have been sent out to members of 'Johnny's Family Club'. In the letter, Kokubun wrote, "At this time, I, Kokubun Taichi, will be getting married." Kokubun has been with TOKIO since their CD debut with "LOVE YOU ONLY" in 1994. He is the band's keyboardist. He is the second me

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  • Nakashima Mika to make a guest appearance in drama 'Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu'

    September 9, 2015 @ 2:22 am

    Singer Nakashima Mika will sing the insert song for TBS drama 'Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu'. She will also make a guest appearance in its 8th episode on September 11. In the drama, "Ai no Uta" is a song that has been passed down in Omotesando High School's chorus club. Instead of having the cast just sing it in the drama, the producer also wanted to use it as the insert song. Thus, he called up Nakashima to grace the drama with her beau

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  • EXILE's Iwata Takanori & Takahata Mitsuki to star in a live-action film adaptation of Arikawa Hiro's novel

    July 12, 2015 @ 4:34 am

    Arikawa Hiro's novel "Shokubutsu Zukan" would be getting a live-action film adaptation, and Iwata Takanori of EXILE and Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, and actress Takahata Mitsuki would star in it. For both Iwata and Takahata, this marks the very first movie to be the lead roles. "Shokubutsu Zukan" is a heart-wrenching love story. The story begins where an office worker 'Sayaka' (played by Takahata) whose work and private life are no

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