Eito, Rain Drops, and GReeeeN top the Billboard Japan Chars for the Week of 5/11 – 5/17

This week, Eito topped the Hot 100 single chart with his digital single “Kousui”, with 8,060 points.

Rain Drops topped the Hot Albums chart with their debut mini album “Synesthesia.”

Eito also topped the Streaming Songs chart for the second consecutive week with “Kousui.”

GReeeeN topped the Download Songs chart with their new digital single “Hoshikage no Yell.”

Rain Drops also topped the Download Albums chart with “Synesthesia.”

Sexy Zone, Oomori Seiko, Chisato Moritaka, and More Perform on Love music for May 24

This week’s episode featured a mixture of new at-home performances, previously recorded performances, and old performances. This week’s guests included Sexy Zone, Oomori Seiko, Chisato Moritaka, SILENT SIREN, Kamishiraishi Mone, and Nisshoku Natsuko.

The Recording Industry Association of Japan Releases Its Digital Certifications for April

One song from 2020 was certified Triple Platinum this month for selling 750,000 copies: Official HIGE DANdism‘s “I LOVE…”

One song was certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Yonezu Kenshi‘s “Uma to Shika.”

AI Performs on SONGS for May 23

This week’s episode featured AI. This episode is actually an edited version of AI’s 20th anniversary gospel concert. The goal is this episode is to bring a positive message to people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AI – Jesus Is My Help / This Is Me / Story / Minna ga Minna Au / No Weapon / Happiness

Eito, Rain Drops, millennium parade x ghost in the shell: SAC_2045, MAN WITH A MISSION, and GReeeeN Top the Oricon Charts for the Week of 5/11 – 5/17

This week, Eito topped the Combined Single chart for the second consecutive week with his digital single “Kousui”, with 19,966 points in its second week in the chart’s top 10.

Rain Drops topped the Combined Album chart with their debut mini album “Synesthesia”, with 19,068 points in its first week.

millennium parade x ghost in the shell: SAC_2045 topped the Single chart with their new single “Fly with me”, selling 7,600 copies in its first week.

MAN WITH A MISSION topped the Album chart with their new remix album “MAN WITH A ‘REMIX’ MISSION”, selling 17,231 copies in its first week.

GReeeeN topped the Digital Single chart with their new digital single “Hoshikage no Yell”, selling 32,258 copies in its first week.

Rain Drops also topped the Digital Album chart with “Synesthesia”, selling 2,423 copies in its first week.

Eito also topped the Streaming chart for the second consecutive week with “Kousui”, with 5,126,685 streams in its fourth week in the chart’s top 10.

Hey! Say! JUMP announce new single “Last Mermaid…” & song “Love me PLZ”

Further information has finally been released on Hey! Say! JUMP’s upcoming single release. The single has been confirmed to be called “Last Mermaid…” and will be released nationwide in Japan on July 1st, 2020.

Fans will be able to purchase two different limited edition versions. Limited edition 1 will come with a newly revealed song called “Love me PLZ“. It has officially been described as an “exhilarating ska number” that expresses the impulse of love. Limited edition 2 will come with the exclusive song “Stupid“, which was revealed on the streaming site GYAO!

New Episodes of Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 postponed, celebrities react to passing of Hana Kimura

Due to the death of pro wrestler Hana Kimura, the planned new episodes of Terrance House: Tokyo 2019-2020 have been postponed. Episode 43 was scheduled to be uploaded to Netflix on May 26th, and then episode 44 was planned for June 2nd.

In Japan Terrace House also airs on Fuji TV, and the upcoming May 25th airing has been postponed. A new release date for the episodes have not been revealed yet, or even if they will be distributed at all. A large portion of the harassment Hana received on social media was due to her appearance on the show.

Meanwhile, many celebrities have commented on the passing of Hana, reminding people how dangerous SNS can be.

Kiko Mizuhara to Hold Online Festival Featuring TOWA TEI, Haruomi Hosono, and More

On May 24, OFFICE KIKO, Kiko Mizuhara‘s clothing brand, will present the online festival “OK presents ONE WORLD HOME PARTY.” It will start at noon JST that day and costs 1000 yen to enter. All profits from the event will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an agency that protects refugees worldwide.

“OK presents ONE WORLD HOME PARTY” aims to connect people around the world under stay at home orders through music and creativity, as well as bringing a bit of joy to the current pandemic’s dreary outlook.

Kiko will be part of the festival, along with the likes of TOWA TEI, Harumi Hosono, her sister Yuka Mizuhara, and Poipoi. Check out more details on the event below!