Earlier this year, the armed forces roped in pop idol Haruka Shimazaki of the all-girl group AKB48 as a soft-sell recruitment draw. A bumper crop of military-themed broadcast content includes "Girls und Panzer", a popular anime TV show about schoolgirls.
It wasn’t so long ago that everywhere you looked in Japan, there were ads for Korean pop groups, cosmetics and health drinks. More people than ever were snapping up Korean language textbooks and, despite territorial squabbles and a few extreme-right.
Pop group Big Bang indeed offered a "Big Show'' at the Olympic Gymnastics ... before she went to France was well-received by the audiences. As for the ‘accidental kiss’ that she had with Eddie Peng in the series, the audiences were saying that it.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Dark comedy Birdman topped nominations for the Golden Globes nods announced on Thursday, securing another boost for its awards season hopes leading up to the all-important Oscars in February. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a.