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  • Takenouchi Yutaka and Kurashina Kana's agencies deny marriage rumors

    May 25, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    On May 24, some tabloid magazines reported that actor Takenouchi Yutaka (47) and actress Kurashina Kana (30) will be getting married in June. In a Model Press interview, both agencies denied the rumors saying, "There is no truth to that." Magazines reported that the two are partially living together and plan on registering their marriage on June 22.  Takenouchi and Kurashina's relationship was first reported back in October of 2014, wh

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  • Miyazawa Sae to temporarily halt her activities

    May 25, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    It's been announced that former AKB48 member Miyazawa Sae will be temporarily halting her activities after July. Her contract with her agency will also be expiring. On the agency's official website, the announcement states, "After debuting as a member of AKB48 in 2006, she has continued running for about 12 years. To stop to reconsider her own self, she will temporarily halt her activities in show biz after July." They also apologized, "We d

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  • Takei Emi to resume her activities in July

    May 24, 2018 @ 3:30 am

    It's been announced that actress Takei Emi will be resuming her activities in July. In a written statement, her agency announced, "Actress Takei Emi, who had been on break since last December for childbirth, had been absorbed in childrearing after having a baby girl in March. It's been decided that she will be resuming her work in July."On her comeback work, they commented, "We aren't able to reveal any details yet, but when the time comes,

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  • Arakawa Shizuoka announces the birth of her second child

    May 24, 2018 @ 3:17 am

    Professional figure skater Arakawa Shizuka (36) has announced the birth of her second child. In a handwritten message, she reported, "At this time, my eldest son has been born, and we were able to welcome a new family member." She added, "I will challenge myself and do my best with whatever I do in order to grow even more as a parent and cherish the present that will lead to the future."Arakawa married a non-celebrity man in December of 2013. She

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  • Nogizaka46's Saito Chiharu & Sagara Iori to graduate

    May 21, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    Nogizaka46 has announced that members Saito Chiharu and Sagara Iori will be graduating from the group. Both Saito and Sagara will graduate after participating in all events related to the group's 20th single "Synchronicity." Their last work will be a handshake event on July 16 at Makuhari Messe.  Saito is a first generation member who first made the senbatsu in the group's 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (October 2014 release). Meanwhile, Sa

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  • Okada Junichi and Miyazaki Aoi are expecting their first child

    May 19, 2018 @ 5:58 pm

    On May 19, V6's Okada Junichi (37) and actress Miyazaki Aoi (32) made an official announcement that they are expecting a child together. In a joint announcement, the couple wrote, "At this time, we would like to announce that we have been blessed with a baby. Right now, we are overjoyed to be welcoming a new family member, and pray that the baby will be born without any problems. It's an important time for us, so please watch over us warmly." Ok

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  • Yonezu Kenshi's song 'LOSER' used in CM for Honda's 'JADE'

    May 18, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    Yonezu Kenshi's song "LOSER" has been picked up as the CM song for Honda's 'JADE.' "LOSER" was released with "Number Nine" as Yonezu's double A-side single in September of 2016. In the CM, 'JADE' drives along stylishly to the lively song. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Moriyama Naotaro marries pianist Hirai Mamiko

    May 18, 2018 @ 3:11 am

    It's been revealed that Moriyama Naotaro has gotten married. Moriyama's wife is pianist and composer Hirai Mamiko. According to reports, the two were both born in the same year (1976) and have known each other before Moriyama's debut in 2002. She has served as the support pianist in some of Moriyama's concerts. Persons close to the two say that they have been dating for about a year or two.  Congratulations to the newlyweds!Sources: natalie, Nik

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  • Watanabe Ken and Minami Kaho finalize their divorce

    May 17, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

    On May 17, actor Watanabe Ken (58) announced that he and actress Minami Kaho (54) have divorced. In a fax statement to the media, Watanabe's agency said, "This is an announcement regarding our agency's Watanabe Ken. We would like to announce that divorce has been finalized between actress Minami Kaho-san and Watanabe."On the same day, Minami tweeted about their divorce, "At this time, I would like to announce that we have settled on a divorc

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  • Singer Saijo Hideki passes away at 63

    May 17, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

    It's been reported that singer Saijo Hideki passed away on May 16 due to acute heart failure. He was 63 years old. Saijo continued his activities despite being paralyzed on the whole right side of his body after suffering a stroke in 2003 and 2011. He released an album commemorating his 60th birthday in 2015, then performed at 'FNS Kayosai' in 2016. Details regarding his vigil, funeral, and memorial service will be revealed later.  Saijo was bor

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