GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE have revealed their unreleased song "You & I" on YouTube.
"You & I" was written after the group concluded their dome tour in 2019, and with 2020 activities in mind. They had planned on releasing the song in summer, but decided to release a video including messages from the 7 members hoping that we will be able to overcome this current situation together.
Studio Ghibli producer Suzuki Toshio has released a video message for children who are staying at home due to school closures.
Schools in Japan as well as all over the world have been closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. To cheer up those children staying at home, the Nagoya Board of Education launched a special website.
It's been announced that Okai Chisato's contract with her agency JP Room has expired on April 30th, and as such, she has retired from showbiz.
Okai passed Hello! Project's kids audition at the age of eight back in 2002. After C-ute disbanded in June of 2017, she had been making various appearances on TV. However, last April, she suddenly announced that she would be taking a break from her activities.
YOSHIKI (X JAPAN) will hold a live broadcast on May 2 from 7:00 pm JST on Nico Nico Namahousou.
May 2 is the death anniversary of fellow X JAPAN member hide who died back in 1998. YOSHIKI will be broadcasting himself live from his home in Los Angeles. As he will be handling things on his own, he warned, "There's a possibility that the live stream will not be successful."
Ikimonogakari's Yoshioka Kiyoe has launched a YouTube channel for her new project called 'Yoshioka Kiyoe no Mainichi ga Douyoubi ~Kazoku de Utaou!~'.
Through the project, Yoshioka plans to introduce nursery rhymes and others songs she sang as a child. The first song revealed is "Koinobori" sung by Yoshioka accompanied by eji on the piano. Shirokuma Nanami was in charge of the illustration.
BREAKERZ will be uploading 35 music videos and 4 Nippon Budokan concerts onto YouTube.
The videos and footage will be released in four different parts on four different days. You can check out the time table below.
It's been reported that actor Shiga Kotaro passed away on April 20 at 8:20 pm due to aspiration pneumonia. He was 71 years old.
His agency stated, "After receiving surgery for cerebral thrombosis last April, he had been working hard in rehab aiming for complete recovery. However, that was not fulfilled. We would like to respectfully make this announcement while being grateful for his life."
A video starring NEWS member Masuda Takahisa has been uploaded onto Johnny's & Associates' official YouTube channel.
This video was uploaded as a part of the agency's project 'Johnny's Smile Up! Project' in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In the video, Masuda sings an a cappella of "Koi", which is included in the group's latest album "STORY."
Itano Tomomi has been appointed as the image model for the '47th Boat Race All Stars' to be held from May 26 to 31 at Osaka's Boat Race Suminoe.
Itano was appointed to this role to liven up the Boat Race All Stars from the perspective of female fans. You can check out a video message by Itano below.
In an effort to encourage citizens to stay home during Golden Week, which is often considered a time of leisure and travel for Japan, YouTube will be hosting a music program called 'YouTube Music Week STAY HOME #WITHME' from April 29 to May 6.
This program was started by Google Japan in order for everyone to enjoy music at home during Golden Week. During the 8 days, 49 artists will participate by revealing live footage and other contents via their official YouTube channels. The time table and other information will be announced on YouTube Japan's official Twitter account (@YouTubeJapan).
A video starring Sexy Zone's Nakajima Kento has been uploaded onto Johnny's & Associates' official YouTube channel.
This video was uploaded as a part of the agency's project 'Johnny's Smile Up! Project' to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In the video, Nakajima warms up a pot of curry, which he says will be his meal for four days to decrease the amount of trips to the grocery store. At the end, the arranges his plate of curry with nori (seaweed), pineapples, carrots, and raisins to make a "smiley curry."