Details On Otsuka Ai's New Single 'watashi' Revealed

Details on Otsuka Ai's new single 'Watashi' revealedOtsuka Ai will release her new single "Watashi" on February 15.
As previously reported, the title track was picked up for Fuji TV's drama "Kirawareru Yuuki" that premiered just the other day. Besides this, it will include "Sakura Hara Hara" which is the theme song for the digital art exhibition "FLOWERS by NAKED 2017 -Risshun-".

Miwa To Release A Visual Book In March

miwa to release a visual book in MarchIt's been revealed that miwa will release a visual (currently untitled) in March.
This will be a visual book to accompany her 5th album "SPLASH☆WORLD" to be released on February 22. The book features photographs by Leslie Kee, artwork by Morimoto Chie, and styling by Iga Daisuke.

Yoshiki Interview On Npr's "here & Now" - Now Streaming Online!

Yoshiki interview on NPR's "Here & Now" - now streaming online!The composer, pianist and drummer Yoshiki (@YoshikiOfficial) is the founder of X Japan, one of Japan’s biggest rock groups.
But he also has a longtime love of classical music: he started playing piano when he was 4 years old, and has released several classical albums produced by the late George Martin.

C-ute To Disband The Day After Their Formation Anniversary

C-ute to disband the day after their formation anniversary℃-ute have announced that they will officially disband on June 12 after their concert at Saitama Super Arena.
A few months ago, the group revealed that they would disband sometime in June. On the reason why the disbandment live has been set on the 12th, member Okai Chisato explained, "June 11th is ℃-ute's formation day. We want to take a new step with everyone." Then she called out, "It's a weekday, but please talk to your boss and come join us."

J-pop Band Ikimonogakari To Cease Activities

J-pop band Ikimonogakari to cease activitiesIkimonogakari, a J-pop band best known for its 2010 "Arigato," will cease activities to allow its three members time to pursue solo careers and refresh themselves, its agent said Thursday.
While the members posted a joint message on the band's official website indicating they will one day get back together, the agent said the band was ceasing activities indefinitely.

Puffy To Hold U.s. Tour In April

PUFFY to hold U.S. tour in AprilPUFFY will hold a U.S. tour called "Puffy AmiYumi US TOUR 2017: NOT LAZY" this April.
For the tour, the duo is set to perform two shows in California and one show in Texas. Ticket details will be revealed later.

One Ok Rock's Taka Denies He's In A Relationship With Rola

ONE OK ROCK's Taka denies he's in a relationship with RolaOn January 3, ONE OK ROCK vocalist Taka updated his Instagram account and denied he's in a relationship with talento Rola.
Last month, Taka posted a video at a party with Rola and several other people. Then on New Year's he uploaded a video in which you can see Taka and Rola hugging each other. Soon after, rumors surfaced that the two were dating.

Daizystripper To Make Their Major Debut

DaizyStripper to make their major debutAfter 10 years since their formation, DaizyStripper will be making their major debut under CJ Victor Entertainment.
The band plans to release their first single under CJ Victor Entertainment in the summer. Details have not been revealed just yet, so stay tuned!

Gesu No Kiwami Otome. And Indigo La End Contracts Expire

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. and indigo la End contracts expireGesu no Kiwami Otome. and indigo la End's contracts have expired.
According to Space Shower Network's official website, contracts for both bands expired on December 31, 2016, and they decided not to renew their contracts. A comment has been published on Space Shower Network's official website, stating, "Although our contracts have expired, please continue to support 'indigo la End', 'Gesu no Kiwami Otome.', and the members."

Smap Breaks Up After Nearly 30 Years As Japanese Pop Idols

SMAP breaks up after nearly 30 years as Japanese pop idolsSMAP, one of Japan's most beloved bands, put an end Saturday to their nearly 30-year career as pop idols, as a last-ditch attempt by fans to avert the breakup failed.
The previous day, thousands of fans had taken the unprecedented action of placing an eight-page advertisement in The Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, to plead with the five-man band to not break up.