Haru Nemuri, Kyuso Nekokami, and More to Perform at SXSW 2020

SXSW will return to Austin, Texas next year, from March 13 – 22. A number of Japanese acts have been announced as performers at the festival. These acts are Kyuso Nekokami, Otoboke Beaver, Dos Monos, TRI4TH, and Haru Nemuri.

Arashi, Shiina Ringo, Aqours, and More to Perform on 1st Night of 2019 FNS Kayousai

On December 4 and 11, Fuji TV will hold this year’s edition of its annual year end music special, FNS Kayousai. Both nights will be hosted by Arashi‘s Aiba Masaki and Fuji TV announcer Nagashima Yumi. The first night will air from 6:30 PM JST – 11:28 PM JST, while the second night will air from 7 PM JST – 11:28 PM JST.

This year, FNS Kayousai celebrates its 45th anniversary. As part of this celebration, some changes are being made to the show. One such change is the making the show more family-friendly. Another is the greater emphasis on the talk segments between the hosts and the performers.

Speaking of performers, the list for the first night, which will be at Hiten hall in Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, was announced today! Performers this night will include the likes of Arashi, Shiina Ringo, Aqours, Nana Mizuki, AI, Daichi Miura, JUJU, and NEWS. See who else is performing below!

Performers Announced for the 70th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen

On December 31, the 70th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen air. The show will air from 7:15 PM JST to 11:45 PM JST. As previously reported, the show will be hosted by Uchimura Teruyoshi, with Ayase Haruka leading the Red Team and Arashi‘s Sakurai Sho leading the White Team.

NHK has now revealed who will be performing on the show. Check out the list below!

koki shares cute baby photos for Takuya Kimura’s birthday

Actor and musician Takuya Kimura recently celebrated his 47th birthday on November 13th, 2019. In celebration, his superstar daughter koki took to Instagram to give him some well wishes, along with sharing some rare and cute photos of the two.

While raising his two daughters, Takuya along wish his wife Shizuka Kudo were quite protective of the two, doing a great job shielding them from paparazzi over the years with only a few photos of them leaking. Very few publically exist of Koki with her parents, especially as a child, so naturally fans are ecstatic when more resurface.

CRAZYBOY to Release 1st Solo CD Single

On November 13, Sandaime J Soul Brothers member ELLY will release, “DONNA???”, his first solo CD single under his CRAZYBOY moniker. The single will three B-sides, including “Call Me Before You Sleep” a collaboration with former Shoujo Jidai member Jessica. Check out more information on this release below!

Yuki Kashiwagi vows to not graduate from AKB48 until she’s at least 30

AKB48 veteran Yuki Kashiwagi wants you to know that age ain’t nothing but a number.

Yuki has been a member of AKB48 for over 10 years, an eternity for idols in general, especially female ones. During the taping for “Best Hit Kayosai 2019” rumors swirled that Yuki made a very important announcement. Naturally, fans wondered if she would announce her graduation from the group. Luckily for her fans, that won’t be happening any time soon.

Daichi Miura, NEWS, BiSH, and More Perform on Best Hits Kayousai 2019

Earlier today, Best Hits Kayousai 2019 aired. The show featured performances by Daichi Miura, NEWS, BiSH, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Ken Hirai, milet, and many more. Check it out below!

Miyuki Nakajima to release New Album “CONTRALTO” in January

Folk/pop songstress Miyuki Nakajima has announced that she will be releasing a new album titled “CONTRALTO” next year on January 8th. The record will be Nakajima’s 43rd studio effort in total and her first since 2017’s “Soumon”.

“CONTRALTO” will include Nakajima’s four previously revealed drama themes “Rikyou no Uta”, “Shinkajuu”, “Owari Hatsumono”, and “Kannonbashi”, as well as six new songs for a total of ten. A trailer video which previews all four of the above tracks has also been uploaded to her YouTube channel.

Read on below to find not only this trailer, but also the cover and track list for “CONTRALTO”.