Former Pop Idol Publishes First Book In 39 Years

Former pop idol publishes first book in 39 years

A Japanese pop idol of the 1970s, Momoe Yamaguchi, has published her first book since she retired nearly four decades ago.

The former singer, who is now 60, gave up her career at the peak of her fame to marry actor Tomokazu Miura in 1980.

Idol Group Kat-tun Ex-member Taguchi Arrested

Idol group KAT-TUN ex-member Taguchi arrested

A former member of the male idol group KAT-TUN, Junnosuke Taguchi, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

Sources say the health ministry's narcotics control department searched Taguchi's residence based on a tip and found dried cannabis on Wednesday.

Former Pop Idol Campaigns For Breast Cancer Checks

Former pop idol campaigns for breast cancer checks

A former member of the Japanese idol group SKE48 who recently had breast cancer surgery is urging women to have regular checkups for the disease.

Miki Yakata had an operation in April at the age of 25. She spoke at an event to promote awareness of breast cancer on Sunday in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

Akai Kouen's New Vocalist Is Former Idol Renaissance's Ishino Riko

Akai Kouen's new vocalist is former Idol Renaissance's Ishino Riko

Former Idol Renaissance member Ishino Riko has joined Akai Kouen as their new vocalist. 

This was announced on May 4 at the rock festival 'VIVA LA ROCK 2018' at Saitama Super Arena. After Fuji Chiaki (Vo) withdrew last August, the group had been active as a 3-member band. Ishino was a member of Idol Renaissance that disbanded in February. On joining Akai Kouen, she commented, "I am drawn into Akai Kouen's diverse musicality, and impressed at how each member plays music happily. That's why I want to soak up the things that Akai Kouen values, and grow as a member of this band.

Chubby Girl Idol Group Pottya Disbands

Chubby girl idol group Pottya disbands

Chubby girl idol group Pottya has disbanded on December 11.

A message from the group's staff was posted onto their official website saying, "We apologize for this sudden announcement. Thank you for your support for the past 3 years since their debut."

Sashihara Rino Produced Idol Group =love To Make Their Major Debut

Sashihara Rino produced idol group =LOVE to make their major debut

=LOVE, a new idol group produced by Sashihara Rino, will make their major debut from SACRA MUSIC with a self-titled single on September 6. 

=LOVE held their first performance on August 5 at "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2017" in Odaiba. Member Yamamoto Anna promised, "It's really early for us to make our major debut, but we will do our best not to disappoint everybody!

Evil Idol Song

Evil Idol SongShe is an idol, possessed by the devil. She can kill with her voice. Her final goal is for world destruction.

Ena Fujita
Kenta Kiguchi
Hiroko Yashiki
Yui Hosokawa

Japanese Idol Culture Set To Hit Rest Of Asia In A Very Big Way

Japanese idol culture set to hit rest of Asia in a very big wayTokyo-based entertainment giant MCIP Holdings is trying to nurture Japanese idol pop culture across Asia by training all-female talent throughout the region.
MCIP is a joint venture set up by the talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. and other companies with financial backing from public-private Cool Japan Fund Inc.

20-year-old Idol Stabbed Multiple Times By Her Fan

20-year-old idol stabbed multiple times by her fanIt was reported that a 20-year-old idol Tomita Mayu who is also a third year college student, was stabbed in the neck, chest, arms and back more than 20 times by her fan on May 21 at around 5:05 p.m. Though she was taken to the hospital, she is in a critical condition.

Sato Rena To Join New Idol Group

Sato Rena to join new idol groupIdoling!!! #34 Sato Rena will be joining a new idol group.
On November 1st, a website called "Sato Rena New Idol Group Special Countdown" has been launched. At the same time, a mysterious countdown has started.