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  • SMAP, AKB48, Perfume, Yuzu and more to participate in NHK's earthquake disaster anniversary concert

    January 28, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    NHK will broadcast the special program "3 Years Since the Earthquake 'Ashita e' Concert" on March 10 (Monday) from 19:30 onwards (JST). The 2.5 hour live broadcast will feature popular artists to encourage the rebuilding efforts in Japan through the power of music. The program will also introduce the present time and recovery efforts in the disaster-struck areas in Japan so that memories of the earthquake will never be forgotten. Currently, par

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  • Neptune keeps their promise to school children affected by Tohoku earthquake

    August 12, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    On August 11, 50 people from 25 groups belonging to Watanabe Entertainment, including the comedic trio Neptune, Ungirls, and Lotti, appeared at an annual summer live comedy performance at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo. This year, 31 elementary school students from Ishinomaki, Miyagi, which was affected by the Tohoku earthquake, were invited to the event. Last month, Horiuchi Ken (42) (0f Neptune) visited the area and made a promise

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  • Upcoming documentary to use streaming revenue as budget for simultaneous fireworks in Tohoku

    July 5, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    A documentary called 'LIGHT UP NIPPON ~Nihon wo Terashita, Kiseki no Hanabi~' is soon going to be screened in cinemas and streamed online. Parts of its proceedings will be used to repeat the same fireworks project this year. The documentary follows a single man and his desire to offer a great fireworks spectacle to as many people as possible in the Tohoku region five months after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. In the end, he succeeded in hav

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  • AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 to hold charity performances on March 11th

    March 5, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    In memory of the tragic Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan last year,AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will be holding a charity performance, titled "Tohoku Earthquake Reconstruction Support Special Performance ~Dareka no Tame ni Project~", on March 11th. The charity performance will be held at each of the groups theaters in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. All members of the groups (including Research Students) are

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  • TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya is determined to rebuild the 'DASH Village' in Fukushima

    March 5, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On the NTV show called 'The! Tetsuwan! DASH!!', the members of TOKIO were once able to personally experience an unspoiled lifestyle at the so-called 'DASH Village' in Namie, Fukushima. It has actually been one year now, since the village had to be shutdown due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake, but there is one member who is really determined to open it again someday, Yamaguchi Tatsuya. Yamaguchi was filming in Namie when the Great Tohoku Ear

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  • NHK to hold live concert for the Tohoku Earthquake

    January 23, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    In memory of the tragic Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan last March, NHK will be holding a live concert called "Shinsai Kara 1nen 'Ashita e' Concert" (1 Year After the Earthquake 'For Tomorrow' Concert). The concert will be held on March 10th atMakuhari Messe Event Hall in Chiba and Sukagawa City Cultural Center in Fukushima simultaneously. It will feature a gorgeous line-up of artists to deliver a message to the disaster-stricken areas

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  • Goto Maki to auction her outfit from "YOU" PV

    October 30, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Singer Goto Maki is auctioning the outfit she wore in the PV for "YOU" through Yahoo!'s "Tohoku Earthquake Charity Auction". Goto will also wear this outfit on October 31st forTBS's late night music show, "Coming Soon!!", as well as at her album release event at Lazona Kawasaki on November 3rd. The auction began on October 27th at 6:00 PM, and will end on November 2nd at 12:00 AM. Funds raised from the bid will be donated to the Japan

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  • Kuraki Mai holds a charity live for the Tohoku earthquake

    October 23, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    On October 22nd, Kuraki Mai held a charity live, titled "Tohoku Earthquake Recovery Support Charity Live Mai Kuraki Premium Live One for all, All for one", at Nippon Budokan. The theme of the concert was "bonds between people" and "the power of music". A part of the concert was broadcast live through YouTube, GyaO!, Nico Nico Douga, Ustream, and au Exclusive Live. Kuraki has been involved with all kinds of charity work since the Tohoku Ea

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  • First poster & trailer for Sono Sion's "Himizu" revealed

    October 20, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    Today, both the first poster and trailer for the much-talked about live-action adaption of "Himizu" have been released. In the original manga, mangaka Furuya Minoru tried to explore the darkness inside the heart, which was very well received by manga fans and turned it into a popular bestseller. Famed director Sono Sion ("Noriko's Dinner Table", "Love Exposure"), tried to capture the same atmosphere for his live-action adaption. With th

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  • "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011" to be held at the end of October

    September 29, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    A great charitable cause will be held on October 29th and 30th to support the disaster victims from March's Tohoku earthquake earlier this year. Named as "The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Festival 2011 ~For the Future of the Children~", this event was sponsored by five organizations including the Japan Phonograph Record Association, the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the Music Publishers Association of Japan, the Music Pr

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