JASMINE and AK-69 Join Forces for “COCOROZASHI”

JASMINE is relauching her music career and she needs your help! She has started a crowdfunding project to achieve her goal. She explains that ever since leaving Sony a few years ago, she’s been making music, but has had trouble releasing it due to lack of money. Earlier this year, she started a new label, EIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, with a friend in hopes of giving new music to her fans who have been waiting for her return.

JASMINE does have new music now though! On August 19, she will release two new digital singles: “COCOROZASHI”, featuring AK-69, and “Road.” These aren’t the only releases JASMINE has coming though. In October, she plans to release another digital single, followed by a new EP in November. But she needs your help to make this happen! Support JASMINE’s crowdfunding project here. It launched today and has already reached 27% of its target of two million yen, due to the support of 58 fans. The project ends on October 25. Fans who support JASMINE’s project will receive items ranging from autographed CDs and t-shirts to private phone calls and a personalized, original song.

In the meantime, check out the video for “COCOROZASHI” below!

BiSH, BLUE ENCOUNT, Chisato Moritaka, and More Perform on Love music for August 18

This week’s guests were BLUE ENCOUNT, yonige, BiSH, Dizzy Sunfist, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and Chisato Moritaka.

BLUE ENCOUNT – Howling Diver / Genchou / VS

yonige – Revolver / Sayonara Identity

BiSH – GiANT KiLLERS / Tsui ni Shi / beautiful Sa

Dizzy Sunfist – Life Is A Suspense / STRONGER / The Dream Is Not Dead

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Paradise Has No Border / Canaria Naku Sora feat.BiSH / Ginga to Meiro feat.Chisato Moritaka

Sandaime J Soul Brothers, 26 Ji no Masquerade, Official HIGE DANdism, and RADWIMPS Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 8/5 – 8/11

This week, Sandaime J Soul Brothers topped the Hot 100 single chart with their single “SCARLET”, with 9,929 points.

26 Ji no Masquerade topped the Hot Albums chart with their new mini album “Churu Summer!”

Official HIGE DANdism topped the Streaming Songs chart for the 12th consecutive week with their single “Pretender.”

RADWIMPS topped the Download Songs chart for the fourth consecutive week with their digital single “Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai.”

RADWIMPS also topped the Download Albums chart for the fourth consecutive week with “Tenki no Ko.”

BEYOOOOONDS, 26 Ji no Masquerade, RADWIMPS, and Official HIGE DANdism Top the Oricon Chrts for the Week of 8/5 – 8/11

This week, BEYOOOOONDS topped the Combined Single chart with their debut single “Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist”, with 105,949 points in its first week.

26 Ji no Masquerade topped the Combined Album chart with their new mini album “Churu Summer!”, with 38,183 points in its first week.

BEYOOOOONDS also topped the Single chart with “Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist”, selling 99,875 copies in its first week.

26 Ji no Masquerade also topped the Album chart with“Churu Summer!”, selling 36,771 copies in its first week.

RADWIMPS topped the Digital Single chart for the fourth consecutive week with their digital single “Ai ni Dekiru Koto wa Mada Aru Kai”, selling 37,110 copies in its fourth week.

RADWIMPS also topped the Digital Album chart for the fourth consecutive week with their soundtrack “Tenki no Ko”, selling 4,204 copies in its fourth week.

Official HIGE DANdism topped the Streaming chart for the 12th consecutive week with their single “Pretender”, with 3,595,468 streams in its 15th week.

Naoto Inti Raymi and Akira Yuki Perform on CDTV for August 17

This week’s guests were Naoto Inti Raymi and Akira Yuki.

Naoto Inti Raymi – Itsuka Kitto / Carnival? / Mangetsu no Yoru

Akira Yuki – Ippiki Ookami

Mariya Takeuchi Performs on Music Fair for August 17

This week’s guest was Mariya Takeuchi.

Mariya Takeuchi – Shizuka na Densetsu (Legend) / Hitomi no Sasayaki

Arama! Japan Interviews MINMI

Last month, the Asian pop culture festival Otakon was held in Washington, D.C. One of the event’s featured guest was MINMI. Arama! Japan was able to interview her during this time. Check out our interview with her below!

MY FIRST STORY, BiS, and More Perform on Buzz Rhythm 02 for August 16

This week’s guests were MY FIRST STORY, Zookaraderu, BREAKERZ, and BiS.

MY FIRST STORY – Fukagyaku Replace / Mukoku

Zookaraderu – Yes

BREAKERZ – Yamiyo ni Mau Aoi Tori

BiS – BiS -Douyara Zombie no Odemashi-