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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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  • Golden Bomber drummer Darvish Kenji to undergo 2-month treatment for wrist injury

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    On November 14, Golden Bomber announced through their official blog that drummer Darvish Kenji will be undergoing treatment for his injured left wrist for 2 months.About 2 weeks ago, Darvish Kenji revealed a photo of his bandaged wrist saying, "I've injured a ligament in my left wrist lol (2 months for complete recovery wao!)." On the 13th, he and fellow member Kyan Yutaka held a baseball tournament at Yokohama Stadium; however, Darvish wasn't in

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  • THE TURTLES JAPAN welcome 2 new members into the band

    November 15, 2014 @ 12:22 am

    THE TURTLES JAPAN have announced that they have welcomed 2 new members into the band. They are Remioromen's Jinguji Osamu (JINGUJI) on drums and Simon Isogai (ISOGAI) on piano and keyboard. THE TURTLES JAPAN are comprised of 3 main members; producer Kameda Seiji (KAMEDA), and flumpool's Yamamura Ryuta (YAMAMURA) and Sakai Kazuki (SAKAI).  With the new arrangement, the band will make their appearance in

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

    November 14, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    ORICON STYLE has revealed the results of their 8th "ideal face chosen by women" ranking.From October 28 to November 4, ORICON STYLE held an online poll with 500 women in their teens to 40's asking them, "Which celebrity has the ideal face?" The number one spot went to actress Kitagawa Keiko, who also ranked in first place last year. Check out the top 10 "ideal faces" of this year below! [Oricon's 8th "ideal face chosen by women" ranking

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