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  • Voice actress Imai Asami releases song for charity

    July 1, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Best known for voicing Kisaragi Chiara in the game THE [email protected] and Makise Kurisu in the game STEINS;GATE, popular voice actress Imai Asami has begun limited distribution of her charity song, Issho., which will be available for a limited time from July 1st until December 31st. The song, Issho., is Imais first self-composed song, and it is a song with the message, I wish for everyone to return to good health. It was written fo

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  • Hirahara Ayaka cheers on disaster victims with a special live

    June 23, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    On June 22nd, singer Hirahara Ayaka sang at Mirai Juku, an activity for the recovery of the Great Tohoku Earthquake in both Fukushima and Miyagi. A total of nine hundred people gathered at the Fukushima Jichi Kenshuu Center and Shichigahama Kokusai Mura. Hirahara encouraged the crowd by singing her debut song, "Jupiter", and the main theme song for the NHK drama, "~Ohisama~Taisetsu na Anata E". Listening to Hirahara's voice gave the a

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  • Rinka's charity t-shirt generated 32.2 million yen for disaster relief!

    June 18, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Back in March, model Rinka collaborated with the Japanese fashion magazine, sweet, to make charity t-shirts after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Today it was announced that her charity t-shirts, "Rinka X sweet LOVE T-shirt", generated a total of 32.2 million yen (~400,000 US dollars), which has been donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The design of the t-shirt was taken from previous years May issue of "sweet", where Rinka was featu

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  • Gravure idols set to hold a charity event for victims of the earthquake

    June 13, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_160293" align="aligncenter" width="337" caption="Tatsumi Natsuko, Sayama Ayaka, and Takahashi Ayumi"][/caption] On June 11th, a PR event for Visual Queen Charity Photography Event in Toshimaen took place for the fundraising efforts that will be done on the 25th, and several gravure idols appeared in bikinis to help promote the event. Sayama Ayaka (18) commented about the fundraising activities that they will be hol

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  • Horipro to hold charity concerts in July + full line-up

    June 11, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    [caption id="attachment_159781" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Itano Tomomi (left) and Wada Akiko (right) are among the 10 Horipro artists that will perform at the charity live"][/caption] It's been announced that Horipro will hold charity concerts on July 18th and 19th to raise money for earthquake relief in Japan. Artists who will perform at the event include AKB48's Itano Tomomi, former AKB48 member Oshima Mai, and May'n, as we

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  • LUNA SEA to hold a charity concert in October

    May 30, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    As announced the other day, rock band LUNA SEA held a press conference for "LUNA SEA 3D in LOS ANGELES", that will open in cinemas on June 4th, this weekend and during the press conference the band announced that they are going to hold a charity concert in October. Vocalist RYUICHI commented, "We have decided to gather money for those who are suffering because of the Tohoku earthquake. Everyone, let's become a strong Japan again." The c

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  • L'Arc~en~Ciel teams up with Coca-Cola's Recovery Support Fund

    May 26, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    Rock band L'Arc?en?Ciel is doing a lot this year because they are celebrating 20 years as a band, and what could top off their tour and all their media releases? How about them teaming up with Coca-Cola? L'Arc?en?Ciel is teaming up with Coca-Cola's Recovery Support Fund to aid those who were affected by the March earthquake and tsunami. Coca-Cola's Recovery Support Fund is centered on education and L'Arc?en?Ciel will advertise with them th

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  • Lady Gaga sends another video message to earthquake victims

    May 26, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Back in March when the big earthquake hit Japan, many artistsraisedmoney to help those in need... none more than Lady Gaga. She raised $1.5 million through sales of a bracelet she designed that says, "We Pray for Japan". Lady Gaga also sent a video message to the victims through Universal Music Japan, and now two months later, she is sending another video message to the victims. Check it out below!

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  • "Shinzanmono" movie to be released in 2012!

    May 26, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Earlier this year, the popular drama series "Shinzanmono" came back with a special episode titled, "Akai Yubi~ ?Shinzanmono? Kaga Kyouichiro Futatabi!" Abe Hiroshi, who starred in series as "Kaga Kyoichiro", will return for the ninth installment of the series, titled "Kirin no Tsubasa". The book of the same name was published two month and has sold about 300,000 copies, so success at the box office will be expected. --- Returning

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  • Arashi fans in Peru collect donations for Japan!

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Arashi Peru, a club created by fans of Japanese idol group Arashi, has joined fundraising efforts for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. Club president Mirtha Coral (32), who became a fan of Arashi after watching one of their performances on cable TV, is one of ten original members who created the group four years ago. Today there are 4,250 members, mostly in their teens and 20s. The club is headquartered in the capital city of Lima, bu

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