Category Archives: Japanese Music News

Kanjani Eight 関ジャニ∞ {J-Pop Band}

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Source: wikipedia

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Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017 @ 4:00 a.m PST

Kanjani Eight (関ジャニ∞(エイト) Kanjani Eito, stylized as Kanjani∞) is a seven-member Japanese boy band from Japan’s Kansai region. They are managed by the multimedia talent agency, Johnny & Associates, and signed to Imperial Records. The group was formed in 2002 and made their CD debut in 2004 as “Johnny’s modern enka group”, though after the year 2006, their sound and style has become a mix of pop and rock. Like the rest of the acts managed under Johnny & Associates, Kanjani Eight also perform in various other areas of the Japanese entertainment industry such as variety show hosting, television, movie, and stage acting, and radio talk show hosting.


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Ayumi Hamasaki, 39, 浜崎 あゆみ {Japanese Singer-Actress-Model} Hearing Loss

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Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017 @ 3:30 a.m PST


Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music, and has sometimes co-composed her music.

Born and raised in Fukuoka, Hamasaki moved to Tokyo at fourteen in 1993 to pursue a career in singing and acting.

Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records, making her the best-selling Japanese solo artist of all time.[5][6][7] Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist (38); the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist (twenty-five),[8] and the most million-sellers

In January 2008, Hamasaki announced on her blog that an inoperable condition, possibly tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, had caused complete deafness in her left ear.[5][87] She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2006 and that the problem dated to 2000, when she developed an ear infection but continued to perform against the advice of doctors.

Despite the setback, Hamasaki stated that she wished to continue singing, and that “as a professional”, she wanted to “deliver the best performance for everyone”. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. She vowed to continue performing, writing: “The stage is where I belong. It’s the only place I really, truly exist. I don’t know anything else.

On September 11, 2016, Hamasaki announced that she and her husband had separated.On September 30, 2016, she announced that her divorce had been finalized; however, a motion for dissolution of the marriage was not filed until April, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As of September, 2017 their marital status remains legally unresolved. According to, Wikipedia


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Hideto aka “Sakai Hidetoshi” {Former Amber Bullet – Rarirurero” (ラリルレロ) Had Died

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Posted: Saturday June 21, 2014 @ 5:33 p.m PST


hideto, former member of Japanese band Amber Bullet, has passed away on June 18th.

Back in January 2011 the bassist already took a break from live performances due to poor physical health. But we don’t know if the cause for his death is related to his poor health back in 2011 because until now the cause for his death hasn’t been revealed.

Three years after Amber Bullet’s disbanding in April 2011 hideto, real name “Sakai Hidetoshi“, joined a new project named “rarirurero” (ラリルレロ) and was active as bassist until his death.

Hideto, Former Member of Amber Bullet, has Passed Away

GALNERYUS (Japanese Band) Decides Each Song Will Get A New Title

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: jpopasia

Media: jpopasia

Posted: Thursday July 4, 2013 @ 6:42 p.m. PST

Back in March we already mentioned the first cover album of Japanese bandGALNERYUS. To celebrate their 10th major debut anniversary the band announced two self cover albums. The first one was released in May and the second one will follow in September. The exact release date is September 4th and the price is 3500 Yen.

The upcoming album includes 10 tracks and comes with a DVD featuring scenes of their tour final “UNDER THE PROMISED FLAG” held on December 7th. The tracks included on the DVD aren’t revealed yet but here is the track list for the CD:

The band pointed out that those songs will be very different from the original ones. That’s the reason why they decided that each song will get a new title that will be announced soon.

GALNERYUS to Release 2nd Self Cover Album

CNBLUE and FT ISLAND In Concert August 10 – 11, 2013

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Source: Koreaboo

Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted:Monday May 13, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m PST



FNC Entertainment idol bands CNBLUE and FT ISLAND have been added to the line-up of one of Japan’s biggest music festivals.

Summer Sonic is an annual two or three day rock festival which is held at both Osaka and Chiba at the same time. FT ISLAND and CNBLUE will be playing the Rainbow Stage in Tokyo on August 10th, and will be heading to Osaka for a performance on the Flower Stage a day later, on August 11th.

  Other bands playing on the same days include Japanese bands such as ONE OK ROCK, coldrain, the HIATUS, and Maximum the Hormone, as well as Western bands Linkin Park, and Metallica, among others.

FT ISLAND is currently preparing for the release of their next Japanese full length album “RATED-FT,” while CNBLUE has recently released its newest Japanese single “Blind Love.”

F.Cuz’ “F.ANTASIA 2013 1st LIVE TOUR Osaka, June 23rd, & Nagoya, June 30th,

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Source: Koreaboo

Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Saturday March 30, 2013 @8:36 p.m PST


F.Cuz’ fourth single, “Hello Again,” will be available in four different versions from which the regular version consists out of two songs, “Hello Again,” and b-side “All My Love,” as well as their instrumentals.

 It was earlier revealed that “Hello Again” is a Japanese rendition of their Korean release “Dreaming i.”

It was also revealed that the group will be heading on their first live tour titled “F.ANTASIA 2013 1st LIVE TOUR.” Performances in Osaka, June 23rd, and Nagoya, June 30th, have already been confirmed. The members have been revealed to be preparing surprise performances.

KAT-TUN (Katūn) J-Pop

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Posted: Tuesday August 14,  2012 @3:42 a.m PST



KAT-TUN (カトゥーン, Katūn?) is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates (Johnny’s) in 2001. The group’s name is an acronym based on the first letter of each member’s family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010.

As of 2010, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru.Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records.

On April 20-22, KAT-TUN performed at Tokyo Dome as parts of their LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN tour. According to news reports, KAT-TUN’s original idea “Flash-Tree” spotlights was introduced for the first time in Johnny and also Tokyo Dome’s 25m moving stage was the longest in Johnny’s history.

On June 27, KAT-TUN released its 18th single, To The Limit, which was used as a tie-up song for Suzuki Solio Bandit CM. On June 29 Music Station reported that KAT-TUN ranked as No.10 best-selling Heisei era’s idol with the total sales of 6,661,293 copies from 17 singles. According to, Wikipedia.


1. Kazuya KAmenashi (亀梨 和也, Kamenashi Kazuya?) (born February 23, 1986)

2. Junnosuke Taguchi (田口 淳之介, Taguchi Junnosuke?) (born November 29, 1985)

3. Koki Tanaka (田中 聖, Tanaka Kōki?) (born November 5, 1985)

4. Tatsuya Ueda (上田 竜也, Ueda Tatsuya?) (born October 4, 1983)

5. Yuichi Nakamaru (中丸 雄一, Nakamaru Yuichi?) (born September 4, 1983)


  • Jin Akanishi (赤西 仁, Akanishi Jin?) (born July 4, 1984)

Park Jungmin Full Length Japanese Track Video “Give Me Your Heart”

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Posted: Sunday August 12, 2012 @3:04 p.m PST


According to Koreaboo,  Park Jungmin released his full length video “Give Me Your Heart.”   Set in a graveyard-inspired area, the video showcases an elegant yet haunting dance.

It features a lonely scene of Park Jungmin dining at an elongated table before looking back at it and realizing the food has long expired.

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

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Malaysia – Casey Lee

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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’.

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Kim Hyun Joong Received “Heat” From Japanese Hard Rock Duo B’z

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Syahida Kamarudin

Photo Credit:Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Tuesday May 2, 2012 @4:35 p.m. PST



It was reported that singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong will be collaborating with popular Japanese group B’z for his sophomore Japanese album.

According to Gokpop website, on 1 May, KeyEast Entertainment stated, “Kim Hyun-joong has received the song titled “Heat” from beloved Japanese rock band, B’z, and has finished recording it.”

When asked, Kim Hyung-joong stated, “It was an honour working with B’z because I really enjoy their music and I feel that I was able to enjoy recording “Heat” with their help.”

It was also revealed that “Heat” will be included in his upcoming second Japanese single album, set to be released in July.

Earlier, during a press conference for his Japanese tour, the singer told media that he is interested in the duo and has requested a song from B’z through his Japanese agency, Universal Music.

B’z (pronounced as Bīzu) is a Japanese hard rock duo, composed of songwriter and lyricist Takahiro “Tak” Matsumoto and Koshi Inaba. Together, they have released 46 consecutive no. 1 singles, 24 no. 1 albums, and sold more than 80 million records in Japan. They were also the first band from Asia to have their handprints and signatures put up in the Hollywood’s RockWalk.

Kim Hyun Joong