Category Archives: Everything Japanese

News: Arashi to release new single “I’ll be there”

I'll be there LE cover art

Update: Arsahi has performed the song on FNS music festival that aired on the 22nd of March 2017. You can watch the performance here! Arashi’s 51st single entitled “I’ll be there” will be released on the 19th of April 2017. This will be their first single release of 2017. The title song “I’ll be there” will be the theme song for… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen with Uchimura Kohei – News Zero 8th Feb 2016

In this instalment of Ichimen, newscaster Sakura Sho interviews the gymnast Uchimura Kohei. With just half a year to go till the Rio 2016 Olympics, Sho interviews Uchimura Kohei, the ‘King of Gymnastics’ who also won gold four years ago at the London Olympics. With an unprecedented 6 consecutive gold medals at the world championships, Uchimura Kohei stands at the… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 18 Jan 2016

Places to note for ice

Today, I’ll do a short review of the 18th Jan 2016 News Zero Ichimen segment. In this Ichimen, they talk about the cold weather in Japan, and precautions to take to stay safe. First, let’s look at the tweet from the Tokyo fire department. The most important point to note is that snow related accidents occurred mostly on the days… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 11 Jan 2016

Sakurai Sho newscaster

Hi! Today I’d like to do a little review of Sho’s Ichimen corner. I’m just catching up to watching their shows from last year, hence the reason why this review is from an episode that aired so long ago… But it’s interesting anyway. For those of you who don’t know, Ichimen (一面) actually means “one aspect” or “one side”. It’s… Read more »

2017 Anime, Manga, Japanese Idol Calendars

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyu Bin) Gutiokipanja Calendar

It’s that time of the year again, when we get ready to wrap up the old year and welcome the new. How has your year been? Whether it’s been good, bad, or merely average, it’s about time to look ahead and start preparing for 2017. Whether it’s for planning your week, brightening up your wall or desk, these calendars will be sure… Read more »

News: Aiba Masaki and Arimura Kasumi as 2016 Kouhaku MC

「第67回NHK紅白歌合戦」の司会者が決まりました。紅組司会は有村架純さん。白組司会は相葉雅紀さんです。紅白公式サイトには、お2人からのコメントも掲載しています。 #NHK紅白 https://t.co/nhljZi0W8Z — NHK紅白歌合戦 (@nhk_kouhaku) November 12, 2016 Aiba and Arimura Kasumi will be the white and red teams Kouhaku MCs this year. This will be the 67th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (NHK紅白歌合戦). The theme of this year’s event is “Yume o Utaou 夢を歌おう”, or Sing the Dream. Kouhaku is an annual music show by NHK held on New Year’s Eve…. Read more »

“Are You Happy?” – My Thoughts

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It’s finally out! Arashi’s album for 2016, “Are You Happy?” I’ve watched the PV and making, and also been listening to the songs for the past few days, so I thought I’ll share my opinion on the album. Also a shoutout to all those who bought the RE edition of the album! You’ve probably heard it already, but keep that… Read more »

News: Arashi to release new album, “Are You Happy?”, on 26th of Oct 2016

Pre-order links available below! Arashi’s new album entitled “Are You Happy?” will be released on the 26th of October 2016. The new album follows behind the wakes of highly thematic albums “Love”, “Digitalian”, and “Japonism”. This album promises to have a wide appeal, allowing the masses to resonate with the album. The basis of this album is “listening to music is… Read more »

Blog: Japonism Concert DVD!

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Hey! It’s been a while since my last post here… I got my Japonism DVD from CDJapan one day after the release date! One thing I love about CDJapan… The EMS shipping is fast. In the past, they shipped Arashi releases on the Saturday before it was released, but I think fans and JE got unset because those overseas got… Read more »

Breaking News: SMAP to disband on 31st Dec 2016

After the rumours started early this year… This time, it’s for real. SMAP will disband on the 31st of Dec, 2016. Faxes have gone out to the media, it has been reported on NHK, it’s out in the newspapers and most importantly the breakup notice has been posted on the official JE website, Johnny’s Net.. It’s as official as official can… Read more »