October 25, 2013

Mushi Furuu Yoru Ni Offers Music to Popular Chinese Group, Asian 4 Front

“Mushi Furuu Yoru Ni,” which attracts much attention with its unique sense of the world and by their blasting sound by the sound producer Kenta Matsukuma (BiS, Shoko Nakagawa). They wrote a song to the boy-girl mixed group Asian 4 Front, popular in the Chinese area, especially in Taiwan. Shinosuke(g) and Ari(vo), who writes most music of Mushi Furuu Yoru Ni, is popular for their heavy sounding yet a pop melody line, and TAKESHI of Asian 4 Front who said was shocked at... Read More

October 24, 2013

TAVITO NANAO, Going to Have Their First Ever Live in NY

TAVITO NANAO will have his next performance abroad in New York USA, the one before being in Taiwan along with Shutoku Mukai this June. At the same moment as the NY performance, the release of the album “Little Melody” and “billion voices” on iTunes USA/ EU was also decided. The Live performance which has awed his co-stars, will finally be held in the land of New York. It`s exciting to think of the stage they will be creating. TAVITO NANAO FIRST NYC SHOW Oct. 29th (Tues.),... Read More

October 24, 2013

Sayumi Michishige Breaks Record For Longest Time As Morning Musume。Member

On Oct. 12, Sayumi Michishige celebrated her 3920th day as a member of Morning Musume., surpassing the previous record of 3919 days held by Risa Niigaki. Michishige updated her public blog on 12:27 a.m. that morning. “It’s been 11 years since I joined Morning Musume…I can’t believe that I’ve somehow become the member who has stayed the longest, but I’m happy!!!! But, more than that, I feel like, “Is it really okay for someone like me to be the... Read More

October 23, 2013

AAA’s “Koioto to Amazora” Wins 1st Place For Number Of Views On YouTube

AAA’s new song “Koioto to Amazora” released on September 4, marked first place for most number of views in September for the Japanese music category. This is the first time for AAA to rank in first place. Number of plays per day has not declined even after hitting October, and there are even days when the number exceeds 100,000 plays. “Koioto to Amazora” is the lead song from AAA’s eighth album, “Eight Wonder”, which was released on September 18. It is a lyrical,... Read More

October 23, 2013

A Movie Starring Atsuko Maeda, “Seventh Code” Shown to the World at the Rome International Film Festival

“Seventh Code”, the movie starring Atsuko Maeda and directed/written by Kiyoshi Kurosawa was chosen for the “Competition Lineup of the 8th edition of Rome Film Festival“, starting on November 8th at Rome of Italy. A miraculous collaboration has become true, of Atsuko Maeda, who is running up the stairs to a national actress, being invited to the Busan International Film Festival with the movie “Tamako in Moratorium”, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who continues to attract... Read More

October 22, 2013

MIYAVI will make his acting debut in the new film directed by Angelina Jolie

MIYAVI will appear in the Hollywood film, “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie. “Unbroken” is based on the best-selling 2010 novel by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of “Seabiscuit,” which has sold 3.5 million copies. It tells the amazing true story of Louis Zamperini, who, after running in the Berlin Olympics, enlisted in the American army during WWII and became a prisoner of war of the Japanese. The Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan Coen) worked... Read More

October 22, 2013

1000say: From Japan Expo USA to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka tour

“Japan Expo” is Europe’s biggest ongoing Japanese pop culture festival. It started on August 8, 2000 in Paris, France and made its first appearance in America on August 8, 2013. This year, 1000say participated along with Dempagumi. inc, and You Kikkawa. 1000say have participated in Japan Expo Paris 2011, Orleans 2012, and Brussels 2012. 1000say is approaching their five-year anniversary since their debut. Cathy of Southpaw, a boutique in Koenji, designed vocalist API’s... Read More

October 21, 2013

10th TIMM music showcase will be streamed live on YouTube

Japan Content Showcase 2013, implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to promote the export of the Japanese contents, will take place at Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA and Zepp DiverCity TOKYO from October 22nd to October 24th. Japan Content Showcase 2013 is a joint market of Tokyo International Music Market (10th TIMM) , TIFFCOM 2013 Marketplace for film & TV in Asia and Tokyo International Anime Festival (TIAF)2013 Autumn and it is an international market... Read More

October 21, 2013

DIV to Release Full-length Music Video of Album Title Song “ZERO ONE”

DIV’s 1st full-length album “ZERO ONE” will be available on October 23rd. The full-length music video of the album title song has been released. Vocalist, CHISA put special focus on “concreteness” when writing lyrics for ‘ZERO ONE’. The music video is a work of art which speaks out the message put in the song visually and musically, fans must check it out. An interesting project about this video is that the play counts for the video will start unlocking other... Read More

October 21, 2013

ai kuwabara trio project, Tries out on American Tour in November

ai kuwabara trio project has decided to have a American Tour in November. This tour supported by Japan Foundation will have a total of 4 performances starting from UC Berkley on Nov. 14th (Thur.), Los Angeles Theatre Center on the 16th(Sat.), King Center Concert Hall of Metropolitan State College of Denver on the 18th (Mon.), and University of Alaska Anchorage on the 20th (Wed.). The trio of Ai Kuwabara(p), Yusuke Morita(b), Shintaro Imamura(ds) has presented 2 albums and with... Read More