Kashiwa Sato – The Creative Mind Behind ‘Cool Japan’

Kashiwa Sato is the face behind many of Japan’s most famous designs — from the logos for Fast Retailing’s casual-clothing chain Uniqlo to artwork for Japan’s popular boy band SMAP and premier fashion designer Issey Miyake. Now he is taking on a new challenge as the creative mind behind the country’s new logo and message […]


ChocoLe new idol unit with Idoling’s Hashimoto

Watanabe Entertainment recently formed a new 3-member idol group called ChocoLe, and it has already been decided that they will make their CD debut under Avex this December. ChocoLe consists of Idoling!!! member Hashimoto Kaede (14), gravure idol Takahashi Kurumi (14), and fashion model Tamagawa Ramu (14). Their debut single, “Milk to Chocolate,” will be […]


Edward Entertainment says Oranje comes after GReeeeN

A new singer-songwriter is ready to make her debut, under the same management agency as the popular group GReeeeN. Going by the name Oranje. (read in Japanese as “orenji,” the same reading as “orange”), she will maintain the same veil of secrecy as GReeeeN by never publicly showing her face. Oranje. is said to be […]