Kim Hyun Joong Comes Back After Scandal With Jacket Photos for 2nd Japanese Album

Kim Hyun Joong Comes Back After Scandal With Jacket Photos for 2nd Japanese Album "Even Now"

Kim Hyun Joong released the jacket photos for his upcoming 2nd Japanese album "Even Now" which will be released on February 11.

The actor/singer is looking charismatic in different stylish winter clothes like coat and sweater. His new album is consists of 12 tracks including his title track "Even Now" and will be released in four editions.

Check out the jacket photos below.

Regular Edition 

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

Limited Edition C

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Rookie Boy Band High4 To Make Japanese Debut Next Year

Rookie Boy Band High4 To Make Japanese Debut Next Year

The rookie boy group High4 is heading up their advancement into Japanese music market in February 2015.

According to N.A.P Entertainment on December 20th, High4 is planning to meet with 30,000 Japanese fans through large-scale showcases and live shows starting from February 7th next year.

The promotion is said to be a big project by High4"s Japanese agency Marvel Entertainment Inc. and Japan"s largest music retailer Tower Records Shibuya. They will hold "13th K-POP LIVE LIVEFUL" with High4, which was previously done by by Ha Ji Won, Secret and Boyfriend.

Along with their Japanese debut, High4 is also revealed to be working on their new song for domestic comeback in January.

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All You Need To Know About B.A.P.'s New Japanese 'One Shot' Single According To Band Members Bang Yongguk And Daehyun [EXCLUSIVE]

All You Need To Know About B.A.P.'s New Japanese 'One Shot' Single According To Band Members Bang Yongguk And Daehyun [EXCLUSIVE]

Bang Yongguk, BAP

All You Need To Know About B.A.P.'s New Japanese 'One Shot' Single According To Band Members Bang Yongguk And Daehyun [EXCLUSIVE] Frontman Bang Yongguk discusses B.A.P.s new Japanese single.All You Need To Know About B.A.P.'s New Japanese 'One Shot' Single According To Band Members Bang Yongguk And Daehyun [EXCLUSIVE] Last week, B.A.P. released their second Japanese single “One Shot,” which also included newly recorded versions of the songs “Hajima” and “Rain Sound.”All You Need To Know About B.A.P.'s New Japanese 'One Shot' Single According To Band Members Bang Yongguk And Daehyun [EXCLUSIVE] Daehyun says he is excited about the new Japanese music video for One Shot. Though it has been less than two years since B.A.P. stormed onto the international music scene with their debut EP "Warrior," the six-piece hip-hop group has become a major act to follow in the South Korean music scene.

Revered for their strikingly powerful sound along with their cutting edge look of their album covers and music videos, B.A.P. continues to expand their reach beyond their homeland, starting with Japan.

Last week, B.A.P. released their second Japanese single "One Shot," which also includes newly recorded versions of the songs "Hajima" and "Rain Sound."

In an exclusive interview with KpopStarz Japan reporter Kiyori Matsumoto, B.A.P. frontman Bang Yongguk and his bandmate Daehyun gave us a guided tour through the three songs on the band's new Japanese single and the accompanying new music video.

"One Shot"

Bang Yongguk: B.A.P unveiled the [original version of] "One Shot" as the second single following our debut single "Warrior." The title song "One Shot" contains a message, "to do our best and challenge in everything, while living with burning passions, and not to miss each one-time opportunity." It's a song that captures your eyes and ears at once, with the grand orchestra and upgraded performance.

Daehyun: The lyrics in the Korean version convey the song's meaning as "do not miss the opportunities that life brings to you and live with all your strength." In translating it into Japanese, we tried our best not to change the meaning. So you can consider the contents as virtually the same. The Korean version of the "One Shot" music video is completed like a drama, but in the Japanese version we placed the focus on showing more of our performance. There are many scenes of all of us dancing together, so it has a different feeling than the Korean version.

"Hajima"

Bang Yongguk: The version of "Hajiima" recorded in the single is a song with modern reinterpretation of the dance music in the 90's, impressive with the combination of simple melodies and charming lyrics.

"Rain Sound"

Bang Yongguk: "Rain Sound" combines hip-hop beats with an acoustic guitar riff. That song is about the nostalgic emotions one feels over memories of a past lover. The lyrics are about hearing the sound of rain as if it was the voice of the main character's girlfriend asking him questions about his emotions. The vocals convey a heart-wrenching sorrow that cannot be explained with words. My heart is trembling because we can sing this song, which has been quite popular in Japan, in Japanese for this new release. Our second Japanese single contains totally different versions of all three songs, so I believe listeners will be able to hear the full musical spectrum of B.A.P.

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Seungri Received a Message from Ex-Girlfriend After Japanese Scandal

Seungri Received a Message from Ex-Girlfriend After Japanese Scandal

Seungri Received a Message from Ex-Girlfriend After Japanese ScandalOn the recent episode of SBSs Hwashin, which was aired live on August 27, Big Bangs Seungri mentioned his scandal in Japan last year. In September 2012, Japanese weekly magazine Friday published leaked photos of Seungri shirtless in bed, alongside an interview with a woman who claimed to have had a one night stand with him.

Seungri stated, When the scandal broke out, my ex-girlfriend texted me. The message said, You are not like this.

He continued, A scandal like this is very unusual for idols. The magazine I appeared in is a very famous magazine. Only very famous people get to appear on it. I actually knew about it a week before it was published.

Netizens that saw this episode commented,Seungri doesnt even look embarrassed, So he is admitting that it really was him? and So who was she then?

Seungri Received a Message from Ex-Girlfriend After Japanese Scandal

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Big Bang Seungri Opens Up About His Japanese Sex Scandal

Big Bang Seungri Opens Up About His Japanese Sex Scandal

Seungri, Big Bang

Big Bang Seungri Opens Up About His Japanese Sex Scandal Seungri talks about his sex scandal on this weeks Incarnation On August 27 Big Bang member Seungri appeared on the SBS talk show Incarnation and opened up about some things that happened in the past.

The singer is currently working on promotions for his latest solo album Let's Talk About Love, but no matter how popular he is, he cannot seem to escape his scandalous past.

Seungri took his appearance on Incarnation as an opportunity to explain some of his more controversial actions, namely last year's Japanese sex scandal.

Last September, Japanese tabloid Friday published bed photos and an account from a woman who claimed to have had a one night stand with the K-Pop idol while he was residing in the country working on some solo projects.

On Tuesday Seungri openly addressed the situation saying, "I came on the show because I thought I should let the public know what happened during the scandal."

He explained, "It was the first time in history that an idol became the center of a scandal like that.The magazine I was published in is very famous - they don't even bother talking about anyone who is not famous."

Speaking earnestly, Seungri continued, "It was my first scandal and it was so big - I was scared and shocked."

When the news first broke, Seungri's name was tarnished - even his Big Bang group mates scolded him for his careless behavior and excluded him from activities for a while so he could have time for self-reflection.

Now it appears Seungri has been, for the most part, forgiven for the scandal and has taken on a new, more grown up image for his most recent album release.

The singer even admits that the sex scandal helped him grow up."I think a lot of people started to think I was an adult because of that scandal," he said.

As for how the pictures and story came to be published in the first place, Seungri admitted, "To be honest, I was told about it being printed in the magazine a week beforehand.It's not printed on the internet, but printed in a factory.So I couldn't stop it even though I knew."

Just about a year later, Seungri appears to have learned a lot from last year's scandal and has kept his eyes focused on his career - and now has another successful mini-album to show for all his hard work.

Let's Talk About Love was released on August 19 and is his second solo EP.

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Japanese fans of actor Kim Jae-won serve coffee on Scandal shoot location for all crews

Japanese fans of actor Kim Jae-won serve coffee on Scandal shoot location for all crews

Japanese fans cheered for actor Kim Jae-won with serving coffee in car.

Recently, his fans brought gift, a car, with the words Lets take a break for a moment written on it for all staff members of MBC drama Scandal to support them in the scorching heat.

An official said that their present, cold drinks, created warm atmosphere on the filming location.

Kim thanked the fans for their big presents once again since he recently attracted a lot of attention by showing his appreciation.

Hallyu star Kim Jae-won has gained popularity in Japan with his good looks as well as many of his drama such as Romance, Can You Hear My Heart and May Queens.

In the Scandal, he is praised for his stable performance as he displays completely macho. MBC drama Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident in which Kim Jae-won features is aired at 10PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Japanese fans of actor Kim Jae-won serve coffee on Scandal shoot location for all crews eng Subtitle. Watch online new korean drama in korean Series. Japanese fans of actor Kim Jae-won serve coffee on Scandal shoot location for all crews Recap Watch Episodes Reviews

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Japanese rock band ‘ALICE NINE’ reveals something about 2NE1

Japanese rock band ‘ALICE NINE’ reveals something about 2NE1

Japanese rock band ALICE NINE reveals something about 2NE1

Alice Nine, aJapanese rock band,was interviewed forNico Nico.

The big revelation was thatthey had an opportunity to work with2NE1in the past.When MemberShouwas asked about the concert that left a big impression on him, he answered, Ah last year I went to 2NE1's New Evolution Japan Arena Tour with our manager. And between the performances, a staff came up to my seat and asked something like: Would you like to do a collaboration?.He added,The manager didn't say yes but the truth is I was supposed to be a surprise. It was planned to call me up to the stage. I would sit on a chair and the band members would dance around me. (laugh).Would you like to materialize 2NE1 and Alice Nine's collaboration?written by: [email protected]:ygladies Facebook

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Boy band FT Islands new Japanese single ranks first on the Oricon Chart

Boy band FT Islands new Japanese single ranks first on the Oricon Chart

Boy band FT Island’s new Japanese single ranks first on the Oricon Chart

According to a July 30 announcement by their agency, FT Island’s 11th Japanese single Shiwaseori, which has released on the 24th, grabbed the top spot on the Oricon Singles Chart.

The title is a combination of the Japanese word shiawase, which means happiness, and seori, meaning theory, creating a made-up word for the theory of happiness. The song wis released along with two others, Eyes On Me and Rainy Day, which were written by the members of the group themselves.

FT Island has recently been working in Japan and will perform at the Rock Festival on August 10 and 11 in Tokyo and Osaka.

Source: Starnews

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Korean band EDEN to make its Japanese debutwith "Never Cry" + MV teaser revealed

Korean band EDEN to make its Japanese debutwith "Never Cry" + MV teaser revealed

Korean band EDEN to make its Japanese debutwith Never Cry + MV teaser revealedThree member Korean rock band EDEN will be making its official debut in Japan with the release of their first single.

"Never Cry" will be available in three different versions. All types include the same two song tracklist, with additional instrumentals. Type A and B include an extra bonus track in the form of a Korean version of "Never Cry," while Type A also has a DVD with the music video and a documentary. A photobook is included in Type B. Type CD is a regular CD Only edition.

EDEN consists out of three members, vocalist Taehyun, guitarist Heesun, and drummer Hyunjae. Drummer Hyunjae was a former member of three piece rock band Mate, and is known among fans of the Korean pop culture as one of the band members in drama "Shut Up Flower Boy Band."

"Never Cry" will be released on July 24th.

Source: Tower JP

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YG Entertainment Responds to Seungris Love Scandal with Japanese Model Anna Kubo

YG Entertainment Responds to Seungris Love Scandal with Japanese Model Anna Kubo

YG Entertainment Responds to Seungri’s Love Scandal with Japanese Model Anna KuboYG Entertainment released an official statement regarding the recent love scandal involving Big Bang’s Seungri.

“The recent reports about a scandal between Seungri and Anna Kubo are completely false. Nothing amounting to a scandal has occurred,” YG Entertainment said.

On September 18, Taiwanese media “Apple Daily” published photos and a video of Seungri getting kissed by Japanese model and actress Anna Kubo, also known as Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan’s ex-girlfriend. Seungri and Anna are currently in Hong Kong for their Japanese drama “The Files of Young Kindaichi: Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case.“ 

The report said the two went out with several friends in the early hours of September 18. They were seen enjoying a late-night meal and having fun at a karaoke bar. The group left the karaoke bar around 3AM, and Seungri and Anna were spotted holding hands and hugging. As they waited for a cab, Anna leaned on Seungri, planting a kiss on his cheeks. 

You can see the complete video here!

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