December 12, 2012

Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS) / First Album Release by Solo Project “illion” in UK

“illion,” a solo project by Yojiro Noda (vocalist/guitarist of RADWIMPS), is releasing the first album “UBU” on 2/25/2013 in UK. This album will also be released in various countries after the UK release. Further release dates and details will be updated at a later date. Soon after the release of the first album, illion will perform a stage at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 3/16/2013 and participate in “TOKYO ROCKS 2013” to be held at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium in... Read More

December 11, 2012

Cosplayer Enako receives enthusiastic welcome at big Thai event invite

On November 29, Enako, the internationally acclaimed charismatic cosplayer, was invited by the city of Chiang Mai as a special Japanese guest at Loi Krathong, Thailand’s largest festival held in Chiang Mai. The Loi Krathong Festival is the largest festival in Thailand, and attracts over a million visitors from around the world. In the midst of all this, Enako mesmerized the crowd in impressive style from start to finish. Besides being presented a trophy for her participation... Read More

December 11, 2012

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION / Live Viewing & Live Streaming of Tokyo Live

Currently on their nationwide tour “Landmark,” ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s live on 12/13/2012 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A will be broadcasted live via live viewing at selected theaters and live streaming on YouTube Live and USTREAM channel. This is the very first time for ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION’s live will be available for live viewing at theaters. For the online channels, live streaming will begin right after the first song due to the conditions of stage production.... Read More

December 10, 2012

KAWAII PARTY 2012: Talk and Fashion Show Hosted by Misako Aoki and Kaya

Internationally famous aestheticist singer Kaya and star lolita model Misako Aoki host an exciting talk show event! Talk show guests include designers from lolita brands BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT and ALICE and the PIRATES for a must-see fashion segment! Kaya and Misako will be giving advice for your troubles in their segment, “Kaya and Misako’s Help Booth!” You can also watch it LIVE on USTREAM and Niconico! Time: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:00-9:00 PM... Read More

December 10, 2012

Ko Shibasaki / Multi-Channel Live Streaming of Christmas Event!

Celebrating the release of her 6th original album “Lyrical*Wonder,” Ko Shibasaki’s special Christmas party “Ko Shibasaki 10th Anniversary “X’mas Lyrical*Wonder*Party” to be held on 12/11/2012(Tues) at Shibuya O-EAST will be broadcasted live via multi-channel live streaming on the Internet. This special event will not only feature the songs from her brand new album, but also a special talk session and real-time interaction on Twitter, which you cannot normally... Read More

December 10, 2012

SPYAIR Plays to Packed House at Solo Concert in Korea!

As a precursor to their concert at Nippon Budokan celebrating the release of their second album, “Just Do It,” SPYAIR held a solo concert on December 1st and 2nd at Hongdae’s V HALL in Seoul, South Korea. This is the fifth Korean trip for SPYAIR, who have visited Korea 4 times in the last two years for music video shoots, solo concerts, TV appearances, and a performance at Korea’s biggest rock festival, the Jisan Valley Rock Festival. Simultaneously released... Read More

December 7, 2012

Idol group FUDANJUKU Facebook page achieves 10,000 fans in first month Number of Facebook fans doubles in just one week

December 6, 2012 – Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU (“Yatterman,” “Ginga e Kickoff!”) started their official Facebook page on November 9, and has surpassed 10,000 fan “likes” less than one month. Even in the first week of December, the fan count has more than doubled, spurred by international promotion and the release of their new PV “Jinsei Wahaha”. Fudanjuku’s members are all successful female idols who perform as young... Read More

December 7, 2012

SID’s Mao launches mail-order sales of the book, “The Aesthetics of Single-Stroke Drawing 2,” to domestic and international markets

The sequel to the extremely popular book, “The Aesthetics of Single-Stroke Drawing,” by SID member Mao has been released!! Featuring entries 34 through 66, originally published serially in the music magazine, “PATi PATi,” “The Aesthetics of Single-Stroke Drawing 2” will hit the shores of Taiwan, as per Mao’s request. Filled with photographs that capture Mao while he’s chilling out without makeup, this sequel is replete with new travel reports... Read More

December 7, 2012

AMIAYA / Major Debut in 63 Countries!

AMIAYA, a charismatic model unit of twin sisters, is making their major debut as an artist unit on 1/23/2013 from Far Eastern Tribe Records, a music label by Universal Music. AMIAYA’s major debut mini album “TOKYO POP” is not only about music alone, but also about arts and fashion culture that it deserves to be called a ‘new genre’ of expression. Prior to the official release of “TOKYO POP,” digital download service for ‘PLAY THAT MUSIC’ will begin on 12/13/2012... Read More

December 6, 2012

SCANDAL / Performed solo concert for the first time in Malaysia! Announced to have South East Asia Tour next spring!

Popular girls band SCANDAL performed solo concert at KL Live, Malaysia, for the first time on Dec.1(Sat). SCANDAL had received a passionate approach from Malaysia and this concert was realized. SCANDAL had tie-ins with lots of popular TV animation as the theme songs and taking advantage of it, they had two-day shows in Singapore last year. They ranked #1 at retail chain store, HMV Singapore’s J-pop/K-pop chart last September. Currently their song “Satisfaction” is used... Read More