It's been announced that Kawamura Ryuichi will hold a nationwide tour called 'Ryuichi Kawamura Presents No Mic, One Speaker Concert at Church Tour 2019 ～anastasis～ #001' from February to April.
As previously reported, Kawamura received surgery for lung cancer on January 11. The upcoming tour is an annual tour that he has been holding, performing at churches across the country. He and guitarist Fukuda Shinichiro will visit ten churches for this tour.
Miyamoto Hiroji's (Elephant Kashimashi) song "Fuyu no Hana" has been picked up as the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Gosaigyo' to premiere on January 22.
'Gosaigyo' tells the story of Takeuchi Sayoko, a woman who targets elderly men and marries them to receive their inheritances. Kimura Yoshino plays the protagonist, and is supported by Takahashi Katsunori, Kimura Tae, Hamada Mari, and Izumiya Shigeru.
On January 17, actor Miura Shohei attended an event commemorating the opening of the first stores for tiramisu specialty shop 'HERO'S.'
Miura also talked about things he want to challenge this year which include appearing in musicals and getting involved in voice acting. "I want to voice a Disney character. I want to become a voice actor! I've loved Disney since I was little," he said.
The short PV for Saito Kazuyoshi's new song "Are" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
"Are" will be released as Saito's new single on February 20, and it has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's new drama 'Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu' starring Kitagawa Keiko. The PV was shot with Saito's smart phone, and he was in charge of the editing and supervising.
Actor Yamamoto Yusuke has landed the lead role in the stage play 'Tonari no Hall Star' to be shown at Shinjuku's Sun Mall Studio next March.
This was announced on Yamamoto's independent agency's website. It will be his first acting gig since his contract with Ever Green Entertainment was terminated in March of 2017.
It's been revealed that Fukuyama Masaharu will release a four-disc live album titled 'DOUBLE ENCORE' on his 50th birthday, February 6.
The album will feature 31 tracks that he performed during his double encores from his arena tour 'WE'RE BROS. TOUR 2018' held from January to April, his dome tour 'FUKUYAMA MASAHARU DOME LIVE 2018 -Kurayami no Naka de Tobe-' held in May, and his fan club event 'Omae to Mikkai 2018' held in July. There will be two limited editions and three regular editions available for purchase. The limited editions will come with a DVD or Blu-ray containing footage from his countdown live 'Fukuyama☆Fuyu no Daikanshasai Sono Juushichi.'
Yamashita Tomohisa has revealed the PVs for his new songs "You Make Me" and "Right moves" on his website.
Both of these songs can be found in Yamashita's new album "UNLEASHED" to be released on November 28. "You Make Me" is an English song that was written by Yamashita himself, and in its PV, he challenges himself to contemporary dance for the first time.
It's been announced the King & Prince member Iwahashi Genki will be temporarily halting his activities for treatment of panic disorder.
Iwahashi had been battling panic disorder ever since he was a young boy. After King & Prince made their major debut in May, it became difficult for him to find a balance between his mind and body. Since he will be receiving continuous treatment, he will be able to continue his activities. However, a specialist suggested that he devote himself to treatment while he is still young. After discussion with the members, staff, and other persons concerned, it was decided that he will be taking a temporary break. He will not be participating in the stage play 'JOHNNY'S King & Prince IsLAND' that's scheduled for December.
Japan's top government spokesperson says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will stop over in Japan ahead of his visit on Sunday to North Korea.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Pompeo will arrive in Japan on Saturday and meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono.