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  • Minna no Koe reveals poll results for 'Best friends among Johnny's talents'

    July 7, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    "Minna no Koe" is a mobile survey site powered by Docomo that allows fans to vote on a wide variety of topics. Data from the site is then selected to be featured on the popular ranking site "Goo Ranking".26,844 fans in Japan were surveyed on which pair of Johnny's talents they consider to be best friends with each other and the results are as follows:1. Katori Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi from SMAP (10,347 votes)2. Ohno Satoshi and Ninomiya Kaz

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  • NEWS member Masuda Takahisa's stage play reaches opening day

    May 4, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    On April 3rd, NEWS member Masuda Takahisa's starring stage play "Strange Fruits" reached the opening day at the Globe Tokyo, and before the performance started, Masuda and Minamisawa Nao, who plays as the heroine, attended the press conference. As the two would show a love scene together in the play, Minamisawa was asked how she would feel about playing the scene in front of Masuda's fans. She first looked confused, saying, "Hmm...", but M

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  • Naka Riisa cuts her hair for her new drama

    October 3, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Actress Naka Riisa revealed at the press conference for her upcoming drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' (TBS) that she decided to cut her hair instead of wearing a wig. She's one of many actresses who recently decided to go for a short hairstyle. The press conference was held at the TBS studio in Kanagawa on October 2. The drama focuses on the problems of five medical interns played by Naka, Hayashi Kento, Masuda Takahisa, Omasa Aya, and

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  • NEWS' Masuda Takahisa gives a hug to the gold medalist Yoshida Saori

    August 28, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    NEWS member Masuda Takahisa will be fulfilling his promise with wrestler, Olympic gold medalist Yoshida Saori on the August 29th broadcast of NTV's music program, '1ban Song SHOW'. Yoshida requested a hug from Masuda on the July 25th broadcast of the show when he promised, "I'll grant your wish if you win a gold medal." The filming for the upcoming episode was held recently, and itwas carried out as a surprise for Yoshida, who claims to

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  • Naka Riisa to star in new medical drama 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui'

    August 16, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    On August 17th, it was announced that actress Naka Risa will be starring in the new TBS drama called 'Resident ~ 5-nin no Kenshui' for the upcoming fall season. Naka already starred in the late-night drama 'Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo' (2010, NTV) and is going to star in a 10:00 pm drama called 'Tsurukame Josanin' (NHK), which will start airing on August 28th, but 'Resident' is going to be her first starring role in a golden time (7~10 pm

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  • NEWS' latest single "Chankapana" tops Oricon weekly chart

    July 24, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    After last years withdrawal of Yamashita Tomohisa (27) and Nishikido Ryo (27), newly formed groupNEWS restarted their activities with the single "Chankapana". Sales of "Chankapana" started on July 18th and sold 245,000 copies in its first week, ranking first in Oricon's7/30 singles ranking. "Chankapana"sold 95,000 more copies in its first week than their previous single "Fighting Man", which was released before NEWS lost Yamashita and

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  • NEWS's 1st best of album tops Oricon weekly chart

    June 19, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Popular Johnny's group NEWS released their 1st best of album 'NEWS BEST' on June 13th, and it topped Oricon's Weekly Album Ranking for the week of June 25th. The album sold 109,000 copies for its first week of sales. With this achievement, all five of their studio albums dating back to 2005 have topped the weekly ranking. They are the 4th male artist to achieve this accomplishment, three male artists, KinKi Kids, CHEMISTRY, KAT-TUN also achie

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  • NEWS reveals jacket covers and more details on "Chankapana"

    June 19, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    As previously reported, NEWS will be releasing their new single "Chankapana" on July 18th, and they have just revealed jacket covers and further details on this upcoming release. This will be their first single in a year and eight months. The single comes in 6 versions; a limited edition special box; limited editions cleverly named N, E, W, S; and a regularedition. The limited editions come with solo jacket covers and a different bundled

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  • NEWS's best album to be released on June 13th

    May 7, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Back in April, NEWS announced their comeback through the release of a new single and album, now the group has finally announced the details of their upcoming album which will hit stores on June 13th! The upcoming album is titled 'NEWS BEST' and it will include their hit singles. The tracks range from their debut single "NEWS Nippon" to the latest single "Fighting Man". It will come in two versions, the limited edition will come with t

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  • Countdown Timer hits Zero, NEWS to come back?

    April 14, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    As we reported, Johnny's Entertainment had had a countdown on their official website, and themysteriouscount down officially stopped on April 15th at 12:00AM. When the timer hit 00:00, the huge clock turned into a silhouette of 4 people with some background music. Many people could not see this as the website servers were swamped by people trying to access the site. Matching up with many fans assumptions, there's some good news for N

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