Rubella Cases Exceed 100 In Single Week

Rubella cases exceed 100 in single week

Japanese health authorities say 109 cases of rubella, or German measles, were reported in the country in the week up to February 24.

They say it's the first time this year that the weekly total exceeded 100.

Details On Sashihara Rino's Graduation Single Revealed

Details on Sashihara Rino's graduation single revealed

The details on AKB48's 55th single, to be released on March 13, have been revealed. 

The title of Sashihara Rino's (HKT48) graduation single will be "Jiwaru DAYS." Type A's coupling track (currently untitled) will be sung by "AKB48 Coupling Senbatsu" comprised of Asai Nanami, Ota Nao, Onishi Momoka, Oda Erina, Kato Rena, Gyoten Yurina, Kubo Satone, Kuranoo Narumi, Komiyama Haruka, Sato Shiori, Suzuki Kurumi, Taguchi Manaka, Tanikawa Hijiri, Taniguchi Megu, Nishikawa Rei, Maeda Ayaka, Muto Tomu, Murayama Yuiri, Yamada Nanami, and Yokoyama Yui. 

Sashihara Rino To Be The Center For Akb48's 55th Single

Sashihara Rino to be the center for AKB48's 55th single

Some details for AKB48's 55th single (currently untitled), to be released on March 13, have been revealed. The senbatsu members for the title track have been selected, and Sashihara Rino (HKT48) will serve as center. 

This will be Sashihara's last single before graduation. Besides Sashihara, the senbatsu members are Yahagi Moeka (first time senbatsu), Okada Nana, Okabe Rin, Ogino Yuka, Oguri Yui, Kashiwagi Yui, Sakaguchi Nagisa, Shitao Miu, Shiroma Miru, Sugawara Maya, Suda Akari, Takahashi Juri, Takino Yumiko, Tanaka Miku, Nakai Rika, Matsui Jurina, Matsuoka Hana, Mukaichi Mion, Yamauchi Mizuki, Yokoyama Yui, and Yoshida Akari. 

King & Prince To Release 3rd Single 'kimi Wo Matteru'

King & Prince to release 3rd single 'Kimi wo Matteru'

King & Prince will release their third single "Kimi wo Matteru" on March 20. 

The title track is described as a support song that backs the feelings of those who are wanting to change as well as those who are looking for a new self. The single will be released in Limited Editions A & B and a Regular Edition. All types will include "Kaze ni Nore" as the coupling track. The Limited Edition A DVD will contain the PV and making for "Kimi wo Matteru," while the Limited Edition B DVD will include a footage called 'King & Prince TV #2.'

Scandal Announce Release Of First Single From Private Label

SCANDAL announce release of first single from private label

SCANDAL will release a double A-side single "Masterpiece / Mabataki" on March 27 as the first work to be released from their private label 'her.' 

"Masterpiece" is described as a positive rock tune about new beginnings and a hope for the future. The band has already performed this during last year's Zepp tour 'SCANDAL TOUR 2018: Kanshasai' and had been talked about amongst their fans. Meanwhile, "Mabataki" was written and composed by RINA (Dr, Vo), and is said to be a song opposite of "Masterpiece." 

Hyde's New Single To Include A Self Cover Of 'honey'

HYDE's new single to include a self cover of 'HONEY'

HYDE will release his new single "MAD QUALIA" on March 20. 

This is HYDE's second single of the year following "ZIPANG" released on February 6. It will include the title track, which was written as the image song for Capcom's action game 'Devil May Cry 5' and a self cover of L'Arc~en~Ciel's "HONEY."

Michishige Sayumi To Be Featured In Oomori Seiko's Next Single

Michishige Sayumi to be featured in Oomori Seiko's next single

Oomori Seiko will release a new single featuring Michishige Sayumi, titled "Zettai Kanojo feat. Michishige Sayumi," on March 13. 

Oomori made the new single announcement on January 20 during a program on LINE LIVE. This will be part one of her major debut fifth anniversary project 'Cho Kashu 5 Shunen Band Made Miracle 5!'

Keyakizaka46 Reveal Title Of 8th Single

Keyakizaka46 reveal title of 8th single

Keyakizaka46 have revealed the title of their new single to be released on February 27. 

The title of the group's eighth single will be "Kuroi Hitsuji" ("Black Sheep"). More detail will be revealed soon, so stay tuned! 

Akb48 To Release 55th Single In March

AKB48 to release 55th single in March

AKB48 have announced that they will be releasing their 55th single (currently untitled) on March 13. 

It says on their official blog, "At this time, we would like to announce the release of AKB48's 55th single. More information will be revealed when they have been set."

Uverworld To Release 'touch Off' As Their Next Single

UVERworld to release 'Touch off' as their next single

UVERworld's new single "Touch off" is slated for release on February 27. 

The single will include "Touch off", which is the opening song for the TV anime 'Yakusoku no Neverland' as well as its instrumental version. Details on the coupling tracks will be revealed at a later date.

Back Number Sing 'happy Birthday' In New Single

back number sing 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' in new single

back number's new single "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" will be released on February 27. 

The title track is the theme song for TBS' drama 'Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi', which began on January 15. Besides this, the single will include "Exhibition Death Match" and "Justice in the Box" as the coupling tracks. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PV for "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and a digest of their Tokyo Dome concert from their live tour 'back number dome tour 2018 stay with you supported by uP!!!' which was held last summer.