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  • SKE48 chosen to represent ASBee Shoe Shops

    October 26, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    SKE48 has recently been chosen as the appointed character for the ASBee shoe shop 100 stores celebratory campaign. The "ASBeexSKE48" campaign will start on October 30th and should be quite a treat for fans of the idol group.  As part of the campaign, the stores will be giving away concert invitations, and original goods and presents.  The original goods for the giveaway will include a desk calendar, tissue box, and clear file, but the gran

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  • "Josei Jishin" reports on Fukada Kyoko's new lover

    October 26, 2010 @ 1:53 am

    Gossip magazine "Josei Jishin" reported on their latest issue that actress Fukada Kyoko found a new love. The lucky guy in question is apparently Igarashi Maasa, a novice actor who will be make an appearance in the upcoming movie, "Paradise Kiss." "Josei Jishin" includes some photos of Igarashi going to Fukada's apartment, and of Fukada using Igarashi's bicycle.  Fukada has reportedly been with many different guys before, all acknowled

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  • Meet "Diva-bot", the first singing humanoid

    October 25, 2010 @ 5:40 am

    Two weeks ago at the CEATEC Japan 2010 Expo, Masataka Goto, head researcher at AIST (Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) unveiled a new humanoid robot, the HRP-4 a.k.a. “Diva-bot”. Diva-bot has "learned" to sing by imitating human singers, giving it a natural sound and expressions. The technology that Goto used is called VocalListener. It observes the action and synthesizes the exact notes of a song with a voice synthesizer made by

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  • GACKT gets three more puppies for his grieving family

    October 24, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    Previously, we reported that GACKT welcomed two puppies, Dolce and Angie, into his life. Unfortunately, Dolce passed away suddenly, and GACKT wrote on his blog that Angie couldn't stop crying afterwards. The kind-hearted papa seems to seems like he got three more puppies into his family while he was away from home. According to GACKT's blog, "I will be going back to Tokyo, but my house seems to have changed a lot. I was told that Angie an

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  • SUPER☆GiRLS "farm" up interest in new album

    October 24, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

    New Avex idol unit SUPER☆GiRLS will be releasing their debut album, "Chouzetsu Shoujo," on December 22nd, and to drum up suspense for the release, they have an interesting promotional activity: selling vegetables. The project stems from their immense gratitude towards everyone for their debut chance.  Back in July, they went to Seven Farm, a farm network that helps local agriculture, and started their own "SUPER☆GiRLS farm" there.  They help

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  • Okina Megumi announces her second baby!

    October 23, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    Actress, Okina Megumi has announced on her blog that she is now 4 months pregnant with her second baby.   She wrote, "Please let me announce here that I'm 4 months pregnant.  My delivery will be in the beginning of May.  I wanted to give siblings to my daughter, so I'm really happy, and thankful." Okina recently remarried a non-celeb man in 2009 after she divorced with Fujita Susumu (CEO of Cyber Agent,Inc.) in 2005. She gave birth to her f

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  • Higashiyama Noriyuki & Kimura Yoshino got married!

    October 23, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Higashiyama Noriyuki and Kimura Yoshino announced their marriage to the press on October 23rd.  According to their announcement (by FAX), "We report that our marriage has been registered on October 23rd. We will take steps together from now on."  However, they didn't reveal when they will hold the wedding ceremony, nor if Kimura is pregnant. Higashiyama and Kimura's relationship was first reported in November 2009. Source: sanspo Photo

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  • Yamaguchi Moe announces she's pregnant with second child

    October 23, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    Talent Yamaguchi Moe made a sweet announcement through her official blog on October 22nd - she's 5 months pregnant! Moe married a company president, Ozeki Shigeo, in 2005. Two years later, she delivered her first child . Normally, mothers worry about how their children will accept a new addition to the family, but Moe said that her daughter is extremely happy about the baby, and is preparing to take on her role as a big sis. The baby is due

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  • SHEILA holds wedding ceremony at Meiji Shrine

    October 22, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

    Model and talent, SHEILA held a wedding ceremony at Meiji Shrine on October 22nd.  She registered her marriage in July 2009 with her boyfriend whom she dated for 11 years but didn't hold the ceremony until today. She wore "Shiromuku" which is a Japanese traditional Kimono for weddings, and confessed at the interview that she was traumatized of Kimono's because she doesn't look good in them.  However, she said she's now over this Kimono pho

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  • Miki Ota suspected of tax evasion

    October 22, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    “New half” (a.k.a. transsexual) beauty and President, Miki Ota, of cosmetics company “Triple Sun” has been accused of tax evasion.   The Tokyo Tax Administration has charged her with using about ¥170,000,000 (nearly $2.1 million) of corporate tax funds on personal expenses.  Miki Ota a.k.a Miki Okae is a beauty scholar and has appeared on TV programs and even released a book. It’s said that she hid about ¥610,000,000 (nearly $7.5 million)

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