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  • Yu Darvish denies reports of remarriage

    November 21, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    A few days ago, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. While he only stated that they're dating, tabloid press Josei Seven reported that Darvish had made an announcement to his close friends that he would be getting remarried.  On November 21, Darvish responded to the reports via Twitter. "The Josei Seven article, there were no intervie

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  • Oricon reveals annual 'ideal faces chosen by men' ranking

    November 21, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    Last week, Oricon revealed its annual "ideal faces chosen by women" ranking, and now, the "ideal faces chosen by men" ranking has been revealed. For 5 straight years, actor/singer Fukuyama Masaharu held the the number 1 spot, but this year, that spot went to actor Mukai Osamu. Mukai was scouted while working as a bartender and made his acting debut in 2006. While he's starred in many dramas, movies, and stage plays, it wasn't until his role in NH

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko to get married

    November 21, 2014 @ 1:24 am

    On November 20, it was reported that actor Mukai Osamu (32) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) will be getting married. They are expected to register their marriage next month. The two started dating after co-starring in Fuji TV's drama 'Hungry!' in 2012. From the very beginning of their relationship, they were already taking marriage into consideration. According to a relevant person, "they've talked about marriage before, about 2 years a

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  • Nishijima Hidetoshi to marry a 27-year-old non-celebrity woman

    November 20, 2014 @ 1:20 am

    On November 19, actor Nishijima Hidetoshi (43) announced that he would be getting married. Nishijima released his comment through his agency, and according to him, the partner is a 27-year-old former office worker. They met through the introduction of a friend, and have been dating since 3 years ago.As the partner is not a celebrity, he said that he would not reveal the details on her including her name and photo, but on the announcemen

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/10 ~ 11/16

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 10 to 16. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kagi no Nai Hako" - KinKi Kids : 11/12 (152,412)2. "Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta" - Berryz Kobo : 11/12 (77,285)3. "Akikaze no Answer" - Flower : 11/12 (41,844)4. "Atashi no Mukou" - aiko : 11/12 (41,357)5. "Kimi wa Dou?" - BEAST : 11/14 (39,820)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "with LOVE" - Nishino Kana :

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  • Actor Takakura Ken passes away at age 83

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    It has been belatedly reported that actor Takakura Ken passed away from lymphoma on November 10 at 3:49 am at a Tokyo hospital. He was 83 years old. According to his agency, Takakura was hospitalized due to poor health while preparing for his next film. Although he had been receiving treatment, his condition suddenly got worse, and took his last breath on the 10th. His funeral has already been held with close relatives.  

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  • SMAP's new song to be used in CM for SHIDAX

    November 19, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    It's been revealed that SMAP will be singing the project song for SHIDAX's 'SHIDAX Heart & Smile Yuuki Project supported by JOYSOUND'. The project, which started back in August, is run by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). They collect donations and aim to increase social awareness in order to protect the future of children worldwide. Johnny's Jr.'s Jesse serves as the project's special supporter.  Titled "Humor Shichauyo

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  • Yu Darvish reveals that he's dating former wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    On November 18, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed through his Twitter that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. Darvish uploaded a photo of the two hugging and said, "This is a picture we took two Sundays ago." He revealed, "The two of us talked about it and we decided to date openly. Please give us your support."  Shortly after his tweet, a fan tweeted him, "Congratulations~ who ar

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  • KinKi Kids tops Oricon's weekly single chart for 34th consecutive time

    November 18, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Oricon just revealed that KinKi Kids's 34th single "Kagi no Nai Hako" (went on sale on November 12) sold 152,000 copies during the first week, and it topped their weekly single ranking.This marked the duo's 34th consecutive chart-topping single since their debut single "Glass no Shounen" (released in July 1997). As their latest single topped the chart again, KinKi Kids have improved their own record for "the number of consecutive chart-topping s

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  • Nishino Kana grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon's latest album chart

    November 17, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    Nishino Kana's newest album "with LOVE" (released on November 12) topped Oricon's latest weekly album ranking with the first week sales of 100,000 copies. This is her 4th chart-topping album, and she became the first artist who was born in the Heisei era (born after January 8 in the year 1989) to top the album chart four times."with LOVE" is her 5th original album and this was her first album release in over 2 years. It contains a total of 14 tr

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