August 7th, 2012

Possible Tohoshinki 5-member reunion in Japan?

SM Entertainment's official Japanese website for Tohoshinki has changed, listing its members as being all 5 original members once again.

After a controversial lawsuit against the company by former members Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, SM Entertainment had officially announced that Tohoshinki would continue as a duo as the other 3 left the group. However, the inclusion of the trio as part of Tohoshinki's official profile once again has stirred rumors of their reunion once again.

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Avex was working on a 5 member Tohoshinki reunion concert. Japan's official Tohoshinki website showing the 5 members together again has netizens interested in whether or not the company has managed to organize this.

No statement has been made by any of the involved parties regarding the trio's inclusion in the Tohoshinki profile once again.

Source: via jpopasia

Yamapi to release a live DVD/Blu-ray for his “Ero-P” tour

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In tandem with Yamashita Tomohisa’s new album “Ero”, Yamashita performed at the Yokohama Arena from August 3rd to the 5th as a part of his Japan tour “TOMOHISA YAMASHITA LIVE TOUR 2012 ~ERO-P~”.

The performances opened with Yamashita dressed in a white-feathered outfit descending from the ceiling on a lip-shaped object that has been used as the tour logo. When Yamashita performed his song “ERO -2012 version-” and displayed his sensual view of the world, he quickly put the 15,000 fans in attendance into a state of intoxication. He followed the performance with the song “Ai, Texas,” in which he changed the serif in the interlude into a Yokohama version and announced with a sunny voice: “The truth is I see everyone here with an erotic eye.”

Midway through the concert, he selected a random fan from the audience, brought them to the stage, sat down, and sang with the fan on a sofa while he changed his clothes on stage. He was accompanied by a samba dance group and gave many “ERO-P”-style performances. For the tour this time around, Miles Walker, who has worked with artists like Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Usher, served as the sound engineer, while Korea’s Kim Seo Ryeong worked with the stage production. With the support of top-notch international staff members, Yamashita’s performances were completed at a consistent high level.

The 6 performances left on the tour will take place in Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Nagoya, and Tokyo. Finally, a DVD and Blu-ray of the tour will be released on November 28th.

Source: Natalie via tokyohive
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Who run the world? Girls!..and Japan might be catching up with that :)

Female parley slaps male dominance

Men need to shed their deeply ingrained leadership mentality and tap female innovation, especially in Japan, where women could be the key to regaining competitiveness and igniting the rapid economic growth being experienced in many other parts of Asia.

That was the main message gleaned from the 17th International Conference for Women in Business held July 28 in Tokyo's Odaiba district.

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Source: Japan Times

Rooting for the good changes that these women will bring :)


SKE48’s Hirata Rikako to graduate from group


It’s been reported that SKE48 Team S member Hirata Rikako will be graduating from the group.

This was announced by Hirata herself during SKE48’s stage show, ‘Seifuku no Me‘, on August 7th at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. Hirata, who turned 23-years-old on this day, explained that she wants to pursue her dream of becoming a reporter.

Details on her graduation date has not been revealed at this time.

Hirata passed SKE48’s opening audition back in July of 2008. As a first generation member, she was later promoted as leader of Team S. Hirata managed to get a senbatsu position in the group’s 5th single, “Banzai Venus“, which was released in March of last year. This will be the first time a team leader will graduate from SKE48.


[Films] Scar - And So Forth~

Morning Musume releases preview of new song "Be Alive"

Below is an audio preview of the new album song "Be Alive" from their upcoming album "⑬ Colorful Character", as introduced by Haruka, Ayumi, Haruna, Erina and Mizuki. Their new album is due out September 12th.

Girls who have made it to the 3rd round of the 11th generation audition wil have to learn and perform the song to examine their vocals. The group previously released a dance video to tease another song from the album, which will be used for the choreography segment of the audition.

Source: Here and here.

Before it even starts: LEAVE KANON ALONE.

V6's kEEP oN CM.

In celebration of V6's 40th single avex teased fans with a special page with a countdown set to end at noon on the 5th. When the countdown ended the website finally revealed a humorous TV spot for the single.

Different versions of the CM can be found on V6's kEEP oN. page.


i read on twitter that they played the CM during halftime of a soccer game today. avex is going in on em.