Scandal To Tour North America For The First Time In 2 Years

SCANDAL to tour North America for the first time in 2 years

It's been revealed that SCANDAL will hold their first North American tour in 2 years. 

SCANDAL are set to release their new album "Kiss from the darkness" from their private label 'her' on February 12. The North American tour will be a part of their world tour that will be held to commemorate the album's release. At this time, four locations have been announced including California, Texas, Georgia, and Toronto. 

Japan Marks 25 Years Since Earthquake In Kobe

Japan marks 25 years since earthquake in Kobe

Friday marks 25 years since the devastating earthquake that struck Hyogo Prefecture and nearby areas in western Japan, leaving 6,434 people dead.

The tremor known as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995, destroying many buildings and causing fires.

Us Base Relocation May Take 12 Years, $8.5 Billion

US base relocation may take 12 years, $8.5 billion

Japan's Defense Ministry says it will take about 12 years and much more money than initially expected to complete the planned relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.

The Ministry says building a replacement facility in the Henoko District of Nago City may cost about 8.5 billion dollars. That's more than 2.5 times the initial estimate.

Okinawa Base Landfill May Take 10 Years To Finish

Okinawa base landfill may take 10 years to finish

Japan's Defense Ministry is making arrangements to extend the planned completion date for the relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Prefecture.

The central government wants to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Ex-top Bureaucrat Given 6 Years For Killing Son

Ex-top bureaucrat given 6 years for killing son

A former top bureaucrat at Japan's agriculture ministry has been sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his violent son.

The Tokyo District Court on Monday handed down the term on 76-year-old Hideaki Kumazawa for fatally stabbing his son Eiichiro at their home in June. The former vice agriculture minister had pleaded guilty.

Aiba Masaki To Be The Host For This Year's 'fns Kayousai'

Aiba Masaki to be the host for this year's 'FNS Kayousai'

On the November 7th broadcast of Fuji TV's 'VS Arashi,' it was announced that Arashi's Aiba Masaki will be hosting the year-end music program 'FNS Kayousai 2019.' 

At the end of the program, the members lined up but Aiba was the only one with formal wear. He started by saying, "There's a reason why I'm dressed like this," and announced, "I, Aiba Masaki, will be the host for 'FNS Kayousai.'

Itochu Employee Sentenced To 3 Years In China

Itochu employee sentenced to 3 years in China

NHK has learned that a Chinese court has sentenced an employee of major Japanese trading house Itochu to three years in prison for harming national security.

The male employee in his 40s was detained by Guangzhou security officials in the Chinese city of Qingdao in February last year. He was indicted and tried behind closed doors.