Well, I dig this song. Although this is not so cute-sy like Heavy Rotation or Yasai Sisters, or fierce like Beginner or Majisuka Gakuen, but I still like this song~~ This song is a pleasant surprise :D
Officials at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, where engineers are still struggling with small radiation leaks due to tsunami damage, expressed relief that Typhoon Roke's driving winds and rains caused no immediate problems there other than a broken security camera.
"The worst seems to be over," said Takeo Iwamoto, spokesman for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., after the storm passed just west of the plant and then headed north.
More than 200,000 households in central Japan were without electricity late Wednesday. Police and local media reported that at least six people were dead or missing in southern and central regions, mostly from being swept away by rivers swollen with rains.
The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 100 mph, made landfall in the early afternoon near the city of Hamamatsu, about 125 miles west of Tokyo. The fast-moving storm went past the capital in the evening and then headed into the Tohoku region, which was devastated by the March 11 tsunami.
In Tokyo, where many rush hour commuter trains were suspended, thousands of commuters trying to rush home were stuck at stations across the sprawling city.
"The hotels in the vicinity are all booked up, so I'm waiting for the bullet train to restart," Hiromu Harada, a 60-year-old businessman, said dejectedly at Tokyo Station.
Fire department officials reported three people injured in Tokyo. In the trendy shopping district of Shibuya, winds knocked a tree onto a sidewalk, but no one was hurt. Pedestrians struggled to walk straight in powerful winds that made umbrellas useless.
Pop group Kis-My-Ft2 will be hosting their first regular radio program starting October 6th! Every week, a different member will appear on the program, however for its first broadcast, all 7 members will be present during the show.
The program will feature a practice segment which prepares the boys for their future appearances on radio and TV. It will also hold a training corner for the boys to become ‘real stars’.
Kis-My-Ft2 is a 7-member group comprised of members Kitayama Hiromitsu, Senga Kento, Miyata Toshiya, Yokoo Wataru, Fujigaya Taisuke, Tamamori Yuta, and Nikaido Takahashi. They made their debut on August 10th with the single, “Everybody Go“, and topped the Oricon Single Weekly Charts for the week of August 22nd. The song served as the theme song for the drama, “Ikemen desu ne“, which starred members Fujigaya and Tamamori.
On August 28th, Kis-My-Ft2 set a new record by performing at the Tokyo Dome just 18 days after their debut. They’re scheduled to hold an Asia tour and a large-scale nationwide tour next year.
Additionally, it was revealed that Kis-My-Ft2 will be the new regulars for Fuji TV’s “Moshimo Tours” starting October 1st. “Moshimo Tours” is a variety show that introduces the best tourist spots in Japan.
KiS-My-Ft2 is blazing through the industry, and many are looking forward to seeing what other new projects they’ll be taking up.
It seems Nino isn't the only one having fun with CM's! Arashi's leader Ohno is also due to air in a CM for Morinaga Biscuits. Also staring in the CM will be actress Nakama Yukie!
The duo will be showing the world (or Japan) how good the different flavors are. But not only that, it seems Ohno has changed his look but wouldn't say for the better! This CM is set to air in Japan with in a few weeks. For now you can check out a few pictures.How is everyone liking the new hairdo?
Korean group 2NE1 just started their Japanese debut tour on the evening of September 19 at Yokohama Arena. The girls will perform six shows in three cities and it’s predicted that they will bring about 70,000 attendees.
At the concert when the current raised, leader CL announced that they want to perform at this year’s Kohaku Utagassen and that they aim to take on the world.
Then green lazers shot out with the words “NOLZA” and, “Let’s play” in Korean appeared. Through it all, the ace of spades and queen of hearts appeared showing the blackjack hand “21″ and all four members broke through it. After performing two powerful and rhythmical songs DARA exclaiemd to the crowd, “Everybody let’s play! Are you ready? Let’s go!” and grabbed the hearts of 12,000 fans.
2NE1’s Japan debut event is considered to be a ‘historical’ one for a Korean group entering the Japanese market. SHINee entered and toured three cities and performed five shows but only pulled in about 30,000 fans.
Before the event even started, 13,000 fans lined up at noon for five hours on this opening day. One of fashion highpoints was CL’s outfit. She noted that she went to a vintage shop in Harajuku and bought a stylish punk jacket that has seven patterns that “change”. Also appearing at the opening event were groups BIG BANG and sub-unit GD & TOP as guests.
Earlier in the event when CL announced that they wish to be on Kohaku, she also said that Kohaku is a famous program in Korea so of course they love to be on it. She also added that the girls are aiming for the world. “We hear all our fans in Brazil and want to go London. I want to perform our music on every piece of land.”
2NE1 performed 22 songs and announced that they will release their first single “GO AWAY” on November 16th.
It was recently announced that two works by author Minato Kanae (“Kokuhaku”) are getting live-action adaptations. Today, yet another one has been announced, based on her newest novel before the book has even been released.
Titled “Kyogu,” the novel is scheduled for release next month on October 7th. TV Asahi will air a drama special with the same title sometime this winter, starring actresses Matsuyuki Yasuko and Ryo. The drama will be directed by award-winning movie director Wakamatsu Setsuro (“Shizumanu Taiyo”).( Collapse )
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The publisher of a noted Japanese literary magazine has begun to
publish online English translations of fiction related to the March 11
Great East Japan Earthquake by 15 authors.
Waseda Bungakukai, the publisher of literary magazine Waseda
Bungaku, allows visitors to its site (http://www.bungaku.net/wasebun/)
to download and read the stories for free, but urges them to make a
monetary donation to help disaster victims.
It’s been reported that AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki’s stage costume was stolen from a warehouse, and put up on an online auction site.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Kashiwagi’s stage costume was put up for auction by a male high school student (17) from Shiga Prefecture. He commented, “I bought it from someone on the internet. I didn’t know it was a stolen item.”
Last November, a management employee found the stage costume on an auction site. They confirmed that it was the real thing after getting their hands on the item with a successful bid of 300,000 yen (around $3900 USD). They reported a damage report to the police, and they are investigating this as a property crime.
Regarding the issue, the management stated, “We will refrain from making comments.”source
Since its release in April,
the song "Ie ni Kaerou" ("Let's return home") by the duo Lawblow, has
been aired by local TV and radio stations, including NHK's Morioka
bureau in Iwate's capital.
The PV for FLOWER’s new single, “Still“, has just been revealed!
The video is rich with colors, which adds a vibrancy to the girls’ smooth R&B ballad. Combined with their gorgeous styling and sharp choreography, “Still” is a work that hits all the right points for a great PV.
Check it out below!