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  • Japan Box Office Report 6/21~6/22

    June 25, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart June 21st/22nd 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 15) 02 (00) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Noah (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) Climbing to Spring (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) 300: Rise of an Empire (Weeks: 01) 06 (00) Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (Weeks: 01) 07 (04) Monsterz (Weeks: 04) 08 (00) 3 Days

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  • Japan Box Office Report March 17th/18th

    March 20, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    [caption id="attachment_227415" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Bokura ga Ita" / "Doraemon" / "Precure All Stars""][/caption] Five new movies in the top ten and the third consecutive win for "Doraemon"! Just like the previous two weekends, many families weren't able to resist the charm and the popularity of the "Doraemon" franchise. However, two new Japanese movies came pretty close and claimed the re

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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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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima Spa Resort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video Coco Natsu (released back on November 2010) at this very place and as a repayment to their favor (for hosting their music video filming), the group decided to perform here as a support live. As a result, the seats for this live were sold

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  • Akihabara idol unit 'Tenpa Gumi. inc' switches labels, announces new single

    September 10, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Akihabara-based idol group Tenpa Gumi. inc have announced that they will be transferring to a new label, in addition to releasing a new single called "Future Driver". This single will be their first work under MEME TOKYO, which was formed by TOY'S FACTORY in conjunction with "Mofuku-chan" Fukushima Maiko, the managing director of Moe Japan whose responsibilities also include managing Akihabara Live & Bar Dear Stage and club MOGRA. The

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  • All-star artist lineup announced for huge concert in Fukushima!

    August 8, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    The artist lineup for the huge live event, "LIVE Fukushima Kaze to Rock SUPER Noumaoi", has just been announced! Produced by creative director Yanai Michihiko, "LIVE Fukushima Kaze to Rock SUPER Noumaoi" was organized to encourage his hometown of Fukushima to continue being strong amidst the devastating effects of the Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power plant disasters. Under the catch phrase, "NOTHING BEATS FUKUSHIMA, DOES IT?",

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  • Nishida Toshiyuki reaches out to tsunami victims

    June 26, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    As aFukushima prefecture native, Nishida Toshiyuki paid a visit to the victims that evacuated from Futaba town in Fukushima to Kazo city in Saitama prefecture. There Nishida engaged in a talk session and distributed food to the victims. Nishida shook each person's hand and gave words of encouragement such as, "Ganbappeyo," and, "It's alright, the nuclear plant problem will be solved soon." On top of that, Nishida gave out 700 originally

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  • "Futari Ecchi" gets a live-action and web drama adaptation!

    May 15, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    In this month's edition of "Young Animal", more details have emerged about the upcoming live-action and web drama for manga, "Futari Ecchi". The manga "Futari Ecchi" is by manga artist Katsu Aki, and it revolves around an inexperienced couple who wed but have never had intimate relations. In short, it it's about a couple learning how to have sex. Each version will have its own set of cast members, though this isn't the first adaptation

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  • FRIDAY illustrates the life of workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi

    April 15, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    In continuation of last week's article featuring several heartbreaking pictures from regions that were severely hit by the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake and the following tsunamis, the weekly tabloid and pictorial magazine FRIDAY once again focused their main story on the aftermath of this calamity. For this week's edition the magazine was able to illustrate the life of those that are struggling to keep the situation at Fukushima Dai-ichi

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