Juju To Release 7th Album 'i' In February

JUJU to release 7th album 'I' in February

JUJU will release her new album "I" on February 21. 

The singer's seventh original album comes about two years after the release of her last album "WHAT YOU WANT." The track list and other details will be revealed in the coming days. She is also scheduled to release her new single "Tokyo" on January 24. 

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."

Details On Hkt48's First Album Unveiled

Details on HKT48's first album unveiled

The details on HKT48's first album "092," to be released on December 27, have been unveiled.

The album will be available in types A ~ D, and all types will come with two CDs and two DVDs. Disc 1, which will be the same for all types, will feature all ten singles from their debut "Suki! Suki! Skip!" (2013) to their latest "Kiss wa Matsushika Nainodeshouka?" Meanwhile, Disc 2 will include the album's lead track "Hitosashiyubi no Juudan" along with different songs for each type. 

One Akb48 Member To Star In Mexican Tv Drama

One AKB48 member to star in Mexican TV drama

On December 10, AKB48 held their '7th AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. During this event, there was a surprise announcement that one member from AKB48 will play a main role in a new Mexican TV drama titled 'L.I.K.E.'

At the end of the event, a video message by Mexican TV producer Pedro Damián was shown announcing the production of 'L.I.K.E' following the popular drama series 'Rebelde.' He wanted to cast a Japanese woman in the drama, and upon discussion with Akimoto Yasushi, it was decided that one member from AKB48 would be selected.

Watanabe Mayu To Hold Mini Tour On Album Release Day

Watanabe Mayu to hold mini tour on album release day

On December 20, Watanabe Mayu will hold a mini tour stopping at Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

This mini tour will be held to commemorate the release of her first solo album "Best Regards!" At each venue, she will hold a talk session and mini live as well as a raffle to win an autographed poster. Those who purchase the album at these venues will be able to participate in the raffle.

Japanese Post-rockers "toe" Announce New Album, 1st South America Tour

Japanese post-rockers

 

Japanese post-rock / math-rock band "toe" have announced the release of a compilation album "That's Another Story" for January 24, 2018, with the album set to include old song covers, ad music and collaborations with fellow musicians.  The band have also added more dates to their first South America tour on the back of the album’s release.

Nogiaka46's Ito Marika To Release 1st Photo Book On 22nd Birthday

Nogiaka46's Ito Marika to release 1st photo book on 22nd birthday

Ito Marika, who is set to graduate from Nogizaka46 at the end of the year, will release her first solo photo book (currently untitled) on her 22nd birthday, February 20. 

Ito has been demonstrating her artistic sense like opening her first exhibition 'Ito Marika no Nounai Hakurankai' in October. Her upcoming photo book was shot in Hong Kong with the theme "a strange graduation trip." Those who purchase the book will receive a post card (1 out of 4 types).

Quruli Chosen As Sightseeing Ambassador Of Kyoto Prefecture

Quruli chosen as sightseeing ambassador of Kyoto Prefecture

Quruli has been chosen as the cultural sightseeing ambassador of Kyoto Prefecture.

The band was appointed to this position as they have a connection with Kyoto Prefecture. Through their activities, they will show the charm of Kyoto Prefecture. They received a letter of appointment at the Kyoto Prefectural Government by governor Yamada Keiji. 

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura Wins Mixed Martial Arts Match At Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18Kamen Joshi member Nanaka Kawamura won her mixed martial arts match at the Deep Jewels 18 fighting event on December 3.
Kawamura is the first active idol to participate in this type of athletic contest in the history of the Japanese idol genre. After six months of training, Kawamura pushed herself to reach her target weight of under 48kg to compete in the atomweight division while still maintaining her full performance and promotion schedule with Kamen Joshi.

Utada Hikaru Announces 7th Original Album + Nationwide Tour

Utada Hikaru announces 7th original album + nationwide tour

Utada Hikaru has announced that she is currently working on her seventh original album and preparing for a nationwide tour next year. 

This will be the singer's first album since transferring to Sony Music on February 9. Moreover, the upcoming tour will mark her first nationwide tour since 'UTADA UNITED' in 2006. 

Flumpool To Go On Hiatus Due To Yamamura Ryuta's Throat Condition

flumpool to go on hiatus due to Yamamura Ryuta's throat condition

flumpool have announced that they will be going on hiatus due to vocalist Yamamura Ryuta's throat condition.

Yamamura says his throat has been in a bad condition for sometime. After the Kanagawa stop of the band's nationwide tour 'flumpool 8th tour 2017: Re:image' on December 3, he went to see a doctor who diagnosed him with functional dysphonia. Due to this, flumpool have cancelled the remaining four concerts of their tour as well as their countdown live. They have decided to go on hiatus, so that Yamamura can focus on treating his condition.