A Boy Who Wished To Be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy

A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men CrazyYuji Koroki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is 35-years-old and admires singer-songwriter Tamio Okuda. He gets transferred to the editing division of a lifestyle magazine. There, he has a difficult time dealing with strange conversations with his coworkers. Yuji Koroki then meets Akari Amami (Kiko Mizuhara) at work. She works as fashion press. He falls in love with her at first sight, but soon hell begins for Yuji Koroki.

One Ok Rock To Hold Asia Tour

ONE OK ROCK to hold Asia tour

ONE OK ROCK will hold an Asia tour titled "ONE OK ROCK AMBITIONS ASIA TOUR 2018" early next year.

Currently, they are scheduled to perform in Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong with more locations to be announced at a later date. From the end of the month until December, the band is scheduled to make stops in South America, Australia, and Europe for their world tour. 

Amuro Namie To Release Greatest Hits Album 'finally'

Amuro Namie to release greatest hits album 'Finally'

Amuro Namie, who shocked everyone with her recent retirement announcement, will be releasing a greatest hits album called "Finally" on November 8.

The 3-disc set will feature her greatest hits from her debut song to her latest numbers, as well as brand new tracks. It will be prepared in three different versions: 3CD+DVD, 3CD+Blu-ray, and a special 3CD edition for members of her fan club 'fan space.'

Former Akb48's Mitsumune Kaoru To Halt Her Activities

Former AKB48's Mitsumune Kaoru to halt her activities

On September 21, model and actress Mitsumune Kaoru announced on Twitter that she would be halting her activities.

In her tweet, she posted a handwritten message, saying, "Since my teenage years, I have suffered from eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have been repeating a situation in which I have to be temporarily restrained in order to carry out my lifestyle."

Yokohama--once A Jump-off Point For Starting A New Life

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Yokohama--Once a jump-off point for starting a new lifeIf asked what I know about "Nikkei-jin," I’d confidently say something like, “Nikkei-jin? They’re Japanese who emigrated to Hawaii and Brazil a long time ago. Oh, and their descendants.” I’d then add some commentary: “Some have been very successful, but many have returned to Japan as manual laborers under a special visa agreement,” and that would be the end of my answer.

Losing Weight Via Barbecued Chicken In The Staff Canteen

Losing weight via barbecued chicken in the staff canteenNanako Ogino sniffs around any uneaten food on the plates at the staff restaurant of Tanita Corp.

She's not hungry and desperately scavenging for leftovers. She is, in fact, a 35-year-old registered nutritionist who works there, and the enjoyment of food and healthy eating is always on her mind.

Anime News: 'fireworks' Anime Bus Moves Fans In Asahi, Chiba Prefecture

ANIME NEWS: 'Fireworks' anime bus moves fans in Asahi, Chiba PrefectureA bus adorned with characters from “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” will run in Asahi, Chiba Prefecture, until Feb. 17.

The anime movie, released on Aug. 18, is based on a 1993 live-action TV film of the same name by Shunji Iwai. The director made a name for himself with the teenage love story and has continued to produce critically-acclaimed films, including “Swallowtail” and “All About Lily Chou-Chou.”

Acting Speaks Louder Than Words: Nonverbal Shows Making Waves In Theater Scene

Acting speaks louder than words: Nonverbal shows making waves in theater scene

By Takamichi Asakawa and Yuka Matsumoto / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WritersFeaturing actors' expressions and movements but little to no dialogue, nonverbal theater is becoming an increasingly popular form of nigthtime entertainment in Japan as performers dazzle audiences with sophisticated feats and clever visual stunts.

These nonverbal productions — sometimes called physical theater — feature mimes and acrobats. Its popularity spans the globe, with Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group from North America and the South Korean slapstick cooking show Nanta among the best-known acts.

New Life-size 'unicorn Gundam' Statue Transforms For The First Time In Odaiba

New life-size 'Unicorn Gundam' statue transforms for the first time in Odaiba

A special ceremony to unveil the new life-sized RX-0 Unicorn Gundam statue from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was held at DiverCity Tokyo in the capital's Daiba district on Sept. 23.

At the ceremony, the Gundam's transformation from "Unicorn Mode" to "Destroy Mode" was showcased for the first time, complete with the opening of the unicorn horn and the transformation of the facial features, the illumination of 50 spots on the body and the opening of components on the model's shoulders, lower back and knees. The show gathered thunderous applause from gathered onlookers.

J-pop Summit 2017, Day 2: May'n, Mitz Mangrove Exclusive Interviews

J-POP Summit 2017, Day 2: May'n, Mitz Mangrove exclusive interviews

The fun continued on the second and final day of the J-POP Summit for 2017 at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco over Sept. 9 - 10.  In fact, with extended hours on both days of the event, fans of Japanese pop culture could feel relaxed with little pressure to squeeze as much fun into as little time as possible.  For the KKS team, the summit’s second day got off to a great start as we were afforded the delight of interviewing May’n who performed on the event’s opening.  Read our exclusive interview with the J-Pop and anisong artist below:


Shoso-in: Treasure House Of Art And History

SHOSO-IN SPECIAL / Shoso-in: Treasure house of art and history

The Yomiuri ShimbunShoso-in was originally a repository of the Todaiji temple in Nara.

The history of its treasures began when items related to Emperor Shomu (701-756) were stored there. After the emperor died, his grieving widow Empress Komyo (701-760) dedicated hundreds of objects used by the emperor to the statue of the Great Buddha at the temple.

Ancient Treasures Offer Exotic Taste

SHOSO-IN SPECIAL / Ancient treasures offer exotic taste

The Yomiuri ShimbunNARA — The 69th Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures gives visitors the opportunity to admire many artifacts from the vast collection of the repository in Nara. The collection was begun more than 1,000 years ago, and all the treasures have been preserved in remarkably good condition. Many pieces were made by highly skilled craftspeople and feature details that originated in regions along the Silk Road.

The exhibition will be held at the Nara National Museum from Oct. 28 to Nov. 13. Fifty-eight works, including 10 items to be on show at the annual event for the first time, will be on display.