Win a pair of FREE tickets to one of Miyavi’s USA shows!

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We’ve been granted the opportunity to give away two pairs of free tickets to one of MIYAVI’s upcoming shows in the USA!

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20th Anniversary Celebrations for Utada Hikaru begins, new studio album “HATSUKOI” & Nationwide Japanese Tour

20th anniversary celebrations for singer Utada Hikaru have officially begun!

Today she announced her 7th Japanese studio album, and first since making Epic Records her new home. After a hiatus Utada burst back on to the scene with her 2016 album Fantome, it was an instant success selling over 690,000 copies.

Her 7th album will be titled HATSUKOI , which means “First Love“, the name of her recording breaking debut studio album.

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Mai & Mao Asada show off their beauty for GQ Magazine

Sisters Mai & Mao Asada are the latest cover girls for the newest issue of GQ Magazine Japan.

Released today on April 24th, the June issue of the magazine claims to depict the sisters like “you’ve never seen them before”.

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SKY-HI teams up with UNISON SQUARE GARDEN’s Kosuke Saito for “Driver’s High”

SKY-HI (AAA’s Mitsuhiro Hidaka) has teamed up with UNION SQUARE GARDEN member Kosuke Saito for his latest song Driver’s High.

His 9th physical single overall, Driver’s High will be included on a double a-side single paired with the song Snatchaway. Both songs have tie-ins with the popular franchise Gundam.

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Nishino Kana, An Cafe, and Honeycome. Tokyo Perform on Premium MelodiX! for April 23

This week’s guests were Nishino Kana, An Cafe, and Honeycome. Tokyo.

Nishino Kana – I Love You

An Cafe – Negaigoto wa Hitotsu sa

Honeycome. Tokyo – Yeah!!

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Oricon Flashback: Week of 4/23

We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback. This is where we look back on what topped Oricon this week 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

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Yamashita Tomohisa Appears on Will Smith’s Instagram

Maybe there was something to our April Fools’ Day joke after all! Earlier today, Will Smith made some Instagram posts which featured Yamashita Tomohisa. They were joined by Will’s son / Yamapi’s new bestie Jaden Smith and reggaeton artist Nicky Jam. Nicky also made some similar posts on his Instagram. This group outing took place in Cartagena, Colombia. It is unclear why they were together or in Colombia.

It will also be interesting to see Johnny & Associates response to this seeing as how the company is so fearful of social media. But what can they really do in this situation? Threaten Will Smith and make him delete his posts?

Check out the posts below!

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Shigeko Shima (TOKIO’s Shigeru Joshima) to release her debut single Zaregoto!

TOKIO‘s beloved leader Shigeru Joshima is serving looks in the visuals for the debut single of his “alter ego” Shigeko Shima.

Titled Zaregoto it will hit Japanese store shelves on May 16th, 2018. The title track will serve as the main theme song for the second season of the TV drama series Kaseifu no Mitazono.

The TV Aishi comedy stars fellow TOKIO member Masahiro Matsuoka alongside Ayame Gouriki and Risa Naito.
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NGT48, Yumi Matsutoya, Yonezu Kenshi, and Greatest Showman Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 4/9 – 4/15

This week, NGT48 topped the Oricon single chart with their new single “Haru wa Doko Kara Kuru no ka?”, selling 109,012 copies in its first week.

Yumi Matsutoya topped the Oricon album chart with her new best album “Yuming kara no, Koi no Uta.”, selling 108,253 copies in its first week.

Yonezu Kenshi topped the Oricon digital single chart for the ninth consecutive week with his single “Lemon”, selling 32,805 copies in its ninth week.

The “Greatest Showman” soundtrack topped the Oricon digital album chart for the eighth non-consecutive week, selling 3,546 copies in its 19th week.

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