Category Archives: Japanese Pop

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

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger

Source:jpopasia

Media:jpopasia

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

KAT-TUN (Katūn) J-Pop

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Wikipedia

Media Credit:charlie7ok0 / ClJp299 / kattunsaikou

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.

CURRENT MEMBERS:

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)

 

FORMER MEMBER:

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

AKB48,SMAP, & Other Acts Performs On NHK “Toward Tomorrow”

Blogged: La Tray

Blog Source & Article: Japan Today

Posted: Monday January 23, 2012 @2:25 pm PST

Topic: AKB48, SMAP, NHK

According to the Japan Today article, SMAP and AKB48 will be among 20 groups and singers who will take part in a special music program by NHK to be broadcast on March 10 to mark the 1st anniversary of the March 11 disaster in the Tohoku area.

The program, titled “Toward Tomorrow,” will air from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on NHK General TV and for six hours from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on BS Premium TV. The program will be broadcast live from two locations—Makuhari Messe in Chiba and Sugakawa City Cultural Center in Fukushima Prefecture. SMAP singer Masahiro Nakai, 39, will be the MC.

SMAP, AKB48, Perfume and seven other groups will perform at Makuhari Messe, while singers Saburo Kitajima, 75, Fuyumi Sakamoto, 44, Yo Hitoto, 35, and Ayaka Hirahara, 27, will perform at Fukushima

Koda Kumi Going To Be A Momma

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Tokyograph

Link: CLICK TO READ KODA KUMI ENGAGED TO KENJI03

Posted: Saturday December 17, 2011 @ 12: 15 am PST

Topic: Koda Kumi

Singer Koda Kumi has confirmed the rumours that she’s expecting a baby. She made the announcement during a mini-concert that she’s eight weeks pregnant.

Recently, she announced that she is engaged to KENJI03.

However, she will continue to work; for one she has several performance dates the rest of 2011. As the news comes about her pregnancy, she will probably cancel her national tour in 2012.

Kumi has expressed that she would like to have a concert for her 30th birthday on November 13, 2012.

Koda Kumi Engaged To KENJI03

Blogged By: La Tray

Blog Source: Japan Today

Video Credit: YouTube (avexnetwork) /YouTube (MONSTERSNITE)

Posted: Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 5:15 pm PST

Topic: Koda Kumi – KENJI03

JPop Singer Koda Kumi announced her engagement to KENJI03 on December 13, 2011. The engagement news was sent out via FAX and on Kumi’s website that she her finacee will register at the ward office by the end of the year.

According to Japan Today, Kumi said she and KENJI03 started dating after they worked together on her album “4 TIMES” last summer. “I was really attracted to him and his music. I think I fell in love first. When I am with him, I can be myself and cannot stop smiling. There are too many things that I want to talk about, so I have to stop. Anyway, he is an amazing person who accepts me as I am.”

KENJI03 said that he and Kumi hope to become the coolest couple in the universe. KENJI03 is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the rock band BACK-ON.

Kumi is 29 and  KENJI03 is 27.

KODA KUMI KO-SO-KO-SO

KENJI03 (HE’S SINGING THE CHROUS) AND TEEDA: 

Meisa Kuroki New Single “Wired Life” August 31 (Videos)

Blogged By: Entertainer La Tray

Blog Source: YouTube – Meisa Kuroki Official Website – Wikipedia

Video Credit: YouTube (“Are Ya Ready” – estueban) – YouTube (“Shock”-GaijinKanpai) YouTube (“Wired Life” – LegendXtina)

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2011 @ 4:40 pm PST

Model, Actress, and Japanese Pop Singer Meisa Kuroki will be releasing a new single “Wired Life” on  August 31, 2011 for Sony Music Japan. The music video is released and may be viewed below.

ARE YA READY ? MUSIC VIDEO:

“SHOCK” Music Video:

NEW SINGLE “WIRED LIFE”

Official Website:http://www.meisakuroki.com/

TVXQ A.K.A. TOHOSHINKI New Single (Videos)

Blogged By: Entertainer La Tray

Blog Source: YouTube / Wikipedia / TVXQ Official Website

Video Credit: YouTube -1. (Superstar) 2. Why? Keep Your Head Down 3.  jyjtour (“JYJ” Ayy Girl Feat. Kanye West and Malik Yusef) 4. HDBSK (Purple Line)

Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2011 @ 8:45 pm PST

TVXQ is a very entertaining group. If you listen to their music, you wouldn’t even know it was in a foreign language. Their music is a mixture of  Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rap, Electronic, and R&B. This group originally had five members, however, lawsuits against the group’s record label divided the group into a duo in 2009. U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin are carrying the group’s name TVXQ and releasing music as a duo. The former three band members formed a new group called JYJ which is Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu.

TVXQ is a South Korean group that releases music in Korean, Japanese, and English. Their name stands for Tong Vfang Xien Qi which means The Rising Gods of the East. They have been called The Gods of K-Pop. Their music videos and live performances is hip and exciting to watch and listen to. This group can dance and sing. Their style captures the audience attention. Also, they are quite fashionable, both TVXQ and JYJ.

When the group had five members, “Purple Line” became the groups first number one song. They have many more hit songs and they have won several music awards including a large fan base. Even breaking the Guinness World Records with having the largest official fan club which is said to be well over one million worldwide.

As a duo, Why? Keep Your Head Down reached number one on the charts in Korea and Japan in early 2011. It seems that TVXQ is doing just fine as a duo. Their new song is entitled “Superstar’ which is highly anticipated by their fans. It’s sure to be another hit added to their successful career.

TVXQ’s New Single is “Superstar” July 20, 2011: Preview

WHY? KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN MUSIC VIDEO: (As A Duo)

JYJ  “AYY GIRL” MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING KANYE WEST AND MALIK YUSEF

TVXQ PURPLE LINE: (5 Members)

Official  Korean Website:http://tvxq.smtown.com/

Official Japanese Website:http://toho-jp.net/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TVXQ