Category Archives: J-pop News

Nogizaka46’s “Matsumura Sayuri” Dating a Married Man Scandal

Reblogged By: De De Tillman


Posted: Saturday October 11, 2014 @ 10:21 p.m PST


Sayuri Matsumura, a member of the massive idol group Nogizaka46, appeared on the radio showRecomen! on October 8 to apologize for dating a married man.



Akanishi Jin’s {Jpop} New Single “Ainaru Hou e”

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:aramatheydidnt – natalie & tokyohive

Media:aramatheydidnt –  natalie & tokyohive

Posted: Tuesday July 1, 2014 @ 6:15 p.m PST


The short PV for Akanishi Jin‘s new single “Ainaru Hou e” has been unveiled.

“Ainaru Hou e” is written, composed, and produced by Akanishi himself. It’s described as a pleasant and refreshing medium-tempo number for the early Autumn season.

The PV is also produced by Akanishi, and directed by Maruyama Takeshi. It’s a heartwarming video with clips of various people from babies to grandparents of many nationalities.

Slide 1
Read more at Arama They Didn’t:


AI Set To Marry “Hiro” Of Kaiki Gesshoku

Blogged By: De De Tillman


Posted: Thursday March 7, 2013 @5:02 p.m PST


AI announced that she has gotten engaged to her long-time boyfriend HIRO of Kaiki Gesshoku.

AI,31  and HIRO, 45  have been dating for 10 years. The two plan on getting married sometime this year.

This year I’ll be getting married to the man I’ve been dating for so long. ~~~~(^O^),” she announced through her official blog. According to,  jpopasia.


Kim Hyun Joong Tours Japan

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Yahoo Philippines

Media Credit:

Posted: Saturday December 29, 2012 @6:14 p.m. PST



South Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong is sweeping the whole of Asia with his charisma!

Starting this past January, Kim Hyun Joong entered the Japanese market with his single album, and then launched his fan meeting tour in May which took him to countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and others as his popularity level continues to surge.

Kim Hyun Joong released his second Japanese single ‘HEAT’ in July, and it subsequently charted at the top of Oricon Daily and Weekly charts, and also became the 3rd foreign star to obtain the best result in the Oricon monthly chart. His sales volume of 202,672 also enabled Kim Hyun Joong to break into the Top 100 best selling albums, achieving the K-POP best result at 31st position. In doing so, Kim Hyun Joong surpassed Super Junior (35th), TVXQ (40th), 2PM (52th), and other idol groups, showing the capability and popularity levels of a solo singer.

On December 12th, Kim Hyun Joong released his first Japanese album ‘UNLIMITED’, and sold out 57,000 copies on the opening day, and topping the Oricon Daily chart. It also came in at No.3 on the Oricon Weekly chart, while also topping the Oricon Album, DVD, and 5 other charts, becoming the ultimate leader of K-POP in 2012.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong is also finding popularity in China. His appearance on an episode of ‘Happy Camp’ variety show brought in a rating of 2.84% and was a new high among Korean wave stars appearing on the show. In addition, Kim Hyun Joong was awarded the Most Popular Overseas Artist award at the 2012 Miguhui Awards held on December 8th.

Kim Hyun Joong also won four awards at the 2012 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards held on December 17th in Hong Kong. To win four awards at such a prestigious awards ceremony was testament to the huge popularity that Kim Hyun Joong enjoys globally and his status as a Korean Wave star.

A Japanese industry insider revealed, “To create his own style and cater to the masses, Kim Hyun Joong has worked hard to build up his own unique style. Everyone has seen how much Kim Hyun Joong has improved and has high expectations of him. Many in the industry have their eyes on him now.”

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will be beginning a fan meeting tour covering 10 Japanese cities like Kobe, Saitama, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and others from January of next year, to interact closely with his fans.

Kim Hyun Joong 2012 pic 1

Takako Uehara Mystery Child With Fiancé ET-King Member Tenn?

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Malaysia – Casey Lee

Photo Credit:

Posted: Saturday June , 2012 @10:10 p.m. PST



It was all a case of misunderstanding when Speed memberUehara Takako was spotted holding the hands of a child at the Naha Airport while she was visiting her hometown in Okinawa.

According to Tokyo Hive, a rumour started spreading that Ueharahad a child out of wedlock with fiancé ET-King member Tenn, when an airport staff had mistakenly identified the child to be hers. When Uehara first heard about the rumours from her mother, she clarified on her official blog that the child was not hers, but was her nephew.

However, Uehara was flattered that she was mistaken as the mother of the child, saying:

“If it looked like I was at ease holding my nephew, I am happy. I guess I looked like a mother.”

Uehara added that she would let everyone know ‘when that time comes’.

Tenn and Speed Member Uehara Takako. Photo Credit:


Girls’ Generation Paparazzi (Video Teaser)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: YouTube S.M. Entertainment

Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2012 @6:53 p.m. PST


Girls’ Generation unleashed their Japanese single “Paparazzi”.

Paparazzi will release on June 27, 2012.

Girls’ Generation

CN Blue, 2PM, KARA, Kpop Groups Join Jpop Groups At “Love-1 Festival” In Osaka

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: KoreaJoong Ang Daily

Photo Credit: sweet lyrics

Posted: Saturday May 12, 2012 @9:10 p.m. PST



From June 16 to 17, various K-pop groups such as KARA, Rainbow, CN Blue, 2PM and Leessang will join forces with J-pop groups to perform at the “Love-1 Festival” to take place in Osaka.

The Japanese music festival is in its second season this year, kicking off last year in July as the first all-day outdoor K-pop concert event. More than 20,000 fans flocked to last year’s show.

“Love-1 Festival” is known for its emphasis on promoting volunteerism and respect for the environment via its music and sports events.

The participating K-pop acts are all very popular in Japan.

In April, KARA kicked off the Japanese leg of its Asian tour “Karasia” in Yokohama. The group will be busy touring around Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo and Saitama until late May.
In total, KARA will perform in front of more than 130,000 Japanese fans.
Meanwhile, boy band 2PM is set to release a new EP in Japan on June 6.

CN Blue