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  • Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi wins 'Nika Art Exhibition' for 3 consecutive years

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi has won in the design section for 'The 99th Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki entered her designs in the A category (free theme) and the C category ("Unicef no Katsudou" theme) and won in both categories. This is her third consecutive year winning at the 'Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki says that she made the designs while the group's performance '16-nin no Principal trois' was taking place from late-May t

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  • Oshima Yuko chosen as 5th generation character for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Actress Oshima Yuko will be appearing in the new CM for Choya Umeshu's 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' as its 5th generation character. Previous CM characters for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' were Kurotani Tomoka, Ito Misaki, Maiko, and Higa Manami. In the new CM, Oshima sings the well-known CM song and makes a toast with a large number of friends.  During an interview after the CM shoot, Oshima commented on her future activities, "I want t

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/25 ~ 8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 25 to 31. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 : 8/27 (1,005,774)2. "Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro" - V6 : 8/27 (61,083)3. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Quartet Idol Song (Mariage / You're my life)" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Showtaro), Kurosaki Ranmaru (Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shouta), Camus (Maeno Tomoaki) : 8/27 (33,226)4. "Eiyuu no Shi" - THE ALFEE : 8/26 (32

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  • Sakai Ayana gives birth to her first child

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    It's been reported that L'Arc~en~Ciel member tetsuya's wife, actress Sakai Ayana, has given birth to their first child. This was announced on September 1 through Sakai's blog as well as a fax from her agency to media outlets.  According to sources, Sakai gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She expressed, "I've always wanted to meet him! Everyday is going to be hectic filled with things that I'm not used to. I have a lot of flaws, but I hope to bec

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/20~8/26

    August 30, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 20th to August 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fight" - 2PM 02 - "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 07 - "Precious Love"

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  • Oral care products produced by GReeeeN to be sold in stores

    August 30, 2014 @ 1:27 am

    It's been revealed that oral care products produced by GReeeeN will be sold in stores nationwide starting September 1.  As you may know, all members of GReeeeN are dentists. When they're not in their office or carrying out their activities as GReeeeN, they are researching ways to improve dental technology. The products that they produced are toothbrush, antibacterial interdental brush, Y-shaped mint-flavored dental floss, and portable mouth

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/18 ~ 8/24

    August 27, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 18 to 24. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE : 8/20 (321,879)2. "Rola no Kizudarake" - Golden Bomber : 8/20 (42,845)3. "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" - VAMPS : 8/20 (35,777)4. "Dakinatsu" - Tackey & Tsubasa : 8/20 (29,246)5. "Aa, Susukino / Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu" - S/mileage : 8/20 (28,051)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Rankin

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  • SKE48's Kato Rumi wins Tsuri Love's idol fishing tournament

    August 27, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    On August 26, SKE48's Kato Rumi (19) participated in and won the Idol Fishing Tournament hosted by the radio program "Tsuri Love".7 idols - the five members of popular idol group TSURI X BIT, LoVendoЯ's Okada Marina (21), and Kato – participated in the fishing tournament. Within 2 hours, utilizing 14 whittlings she caught 1 jack mackerel.    Kato, who has been an avid angler since she was 3, stated, "The bait was very big, whic

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  • Ayase Haruka takes over the Glico signboard in Osaka for a limited time

    August 26, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    The 'Glico signboard', located in Dotonbori, Osaka, is currently undergoing a renewal. A special signboard recently went up featuring actress Ayase Haruka raising her arms as she finishes a race instead of the iconic Glico running man.Since the signboard was first installed in 1935, it has featured a runner finishing a race. The current one represents the 5th generation signboard and it has been used for 16 years. It was taken down on August

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  • Ichihara Hayato & Mukouyama Shiho are expecting their first child

    August 26, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    It's been reported that actor Ichihara Hayato (27) and model Mukouyama Shiho (28) are expecting their first child. According to sources, Mukouyama is currently 6 months pregnant and is expected to give birth before the year's end.Rumors of the couple's romantic relationship surfaced just this year. In response, Ichihara wrote on his blog, "I'm sure some people have heard about this through the media, but I am in a relationship with a certain woma

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