Ayumi Hamasaki Speaks on Recent Health Issues

On May 20, 2017, J-Pop icon Ayumi Hamasaki announced that she is losing her ability to hear out of her right ear. This coupled with the loss of hearing in her left ear will slowly put Ayumi on the road to losing her hearing completely. Ayumi became ill and caught an ear infection. Despite the doctor’s warnings to keep away from loud noises, Ayumi continued with her tour, … Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki Speaks on Recent Health Issues

Bleach Live-Action Reveals the Actress for Rukia Kuchiki

On Feb. 4 2018, it was revealed that Sugisaki Hana will be playing the role of Kuchiki Rukia for the live-action film adaptation of the manga series “Kubo Tite‘s Bleach.” The news broke on the movie’s official Twitter. For those who are unfamiliar with the series, “Bleach” focuses on the life of the young gifted high school student Kurosaki Ichigo , who partners up with Shinigami Rukia Kuchiki. Together they battle the supernatural … Continue reading Bleach Live-Action Reveals the Actress for Rukia Kuchiki

Artists To Look Out For: UNIONE

Japanese pop group UNIONE originally made their debut in 2013 as a four-member outfit known as SoA, an acronym for Soul of Asia. During their time as SoA they performed all throughout Japan and released their first album, which is now hard to find. Let’s meet the members! SAM, vocalist YUTA, vocalist YUUKI, vocalist JIN, vocalist ISSY, vocalist In 2014, Yuta left SoA to pursue a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: UNIONE

Artists To Look Out For: AISHA

AISHA is a Japanese R&B singer who made her debut in 2010. She was born into a musical family. Her father was a trombone player who has toured with the likes of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, while her mother was a singer. She grew up listening to icons like Chaka Khan and Diana King and was heavily influenced by them. The singer made waves with her EP … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: AISHA

LISA Returns to m-flo

In 1998, VERBAL, ☆Taku Takahashi and LISA first appeared on the music scene with their single “Been So Long.” During this time LISA went under the alias Unika. By 2000, the trio released their first album “Planet Shining,” which featured songs “L.O.T. (Love or Truth),” “Come Back To Me” and “Quantum Leap.” In 2002, LISA parted ways from the group and embarked on a solo career. The remaining … Continue reading LISA Returns to m-flo

Younha To Return With New Album

It has been five years since Korean singer Younha released her last studio album “Supersonic.” Since then she has provided songs for dramas, EPs and released singles like “Get It?” featuring CHEETAH and HA:TFELT. Younha has been in the music industry since 2004. She started out promoting in Japan before debuting in Korea. Anime fans might remember her melodic voice from Tite Kubo’s “Bleach.” Her … Continue reading Younha To Return With New Album

Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

RIRI is a young Japanese R&B artist with powerful vocals well beyond her years. RIRI got her start back in 2011 when she became a finalist in “Next Generation Star,” an audition show hosted by David Foster, a well-known producer who has worked with stars like Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. In 2012, RIRI met her idol, Japanese singer AI. The two developed a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

BoA Announces Japanese Tour & Albums For 2018

BoA has announced that she will be making a Japanese comeback in 2018. It has been three years since the singer released her album “Who’s Back?” which included chart-topping hits like “Shout It Out” and “Masayume Chasing.” Now, fans can expect to hear new music from BoA with her new mini -album “Unchained” and her ninth studio album “Watashi Konomama De Iinokana.” “Unchained” will be … Continue reading BoA Announces Japanese Tour & Albums For 2018

Namie Amuro Announces Retirement

One of Japan’s most recognizable and famous singers took to social media to announce her retirement. Namie Amuro dropped the shocking news on Sept. 20, 2017, just days after her 25th anniversary. She reached out to her fans, posting in both English and Japanese: “Dear all fans: Thank you very much for your continuous support. September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut. I could … Continue reading Namie Amuro Announces Retirement