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  • Tani Kei dies suddenly after a fall

    September 13, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    Comedian, actor, and musician Watanabe Yasuo (stage name: Tani Kei) died early Saturday morning of brain contusions after falling down the stairs in his home near Tokyo on Friday evening.  He was 78 years old. Watanabe had been receiving medical treatment at home for some time before the fall, and had not been on the public stage for many years.  Famous for creating many popular catchphrases, and for voicing the Japanese Charlie Brown, Wat

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  • Flat-chested Matsushima Naomi produces bra for big breasted ladies

    September 12, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    Matsushima Naomi of popular comedian duo, Othello, says her breasts are not big enough to be size A. Yet she's produced bras for big breasted ladies, and held a lingerie fashion show and talk event on the 11th in Osaka. On TV show "Kira kira Afro", a complaint was made by the viewers to Matsushima that there were no cute bras for big breasted women.  To answer their request, Matsushima collaborated to Wacoal (big lingerie brand) to bring o

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  • Fans are going crazy over Arashi Book!

    September 12, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    Daily Sports reported that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism receives more than 100 calls a day from fans who are asking about - and want to have a copy of - the "Nippon no Arashi". The staff became overwhelmed and sent a press release about the background about the book. The book titled “ニッポンの嵐 (Nippon no Arashi)” is a 200 colored-page textbook that will be distributed for free all over Japan’s primary, junior hig

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  • Fujimoto Miki did not like Tsuji Nozomi and Ishikawa Rika during her Morning Musume days?

    September 12, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Ex-Morning Musume, Fujimoto Miki, appeared on TOKIO's variety show "5LDK", which was broadcasted on September 9th.  On the show, Miki confessed which Morning Musume members she did not like during her Morning Musume days. Miki talked about Tsuji Nozomi and how she was annoyed of Nozomi's loudness, especially when members were trying to sleep on the bus.  According to Miki, she used to yell at Nozomi saying "Shut up!".  Miki also confes

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  • Morning Musume member, Tanaka Reina, dating Maekawa Hiroki?

    September 12, 2010 @ 12:01 am

    There is a rumor brewing that Morning Musume member, Tanaka Reina, is dating singer, Maekawa Hiroki, who Reina co-stars with in music show "Uta no Rakuen".  The reason why this rumor came up is because of Reina and Hiroki's blogs.  According to Tantei File, sometimes they make very similar blog entries at almost the same time. The most recent one is when both of them posted about weird looking clouds in the sky, and it is said that it look

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  • "Sakuranbo Elementary School" plans foiled by porn

    September 11, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    A new elementary school in Higashine city in the Yamagata prefecture, is scheduled to open doors to students in April 2011.  The name of the school was originally supposed to be "Sakuranbo (=Cherry) Elementary School," since cherries are the specialty of the Yamagata prefecture. The name was voted on and selected by citizens of the city.  However, they only recently realized that there is a problem with this name. The problem is that, there

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  • Otsuka Ai announces her pregnancy at the live concert!

    September 11, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    In June, Otsuka Ai got married to one of the RIP SLYME member, SU, and now, she announced that they are having a baby! The announcement was made during her live concert on the 11th in Yokohama, and Ai said to fans with tears, "September 9th, it was my birthday, and I spent the day with my husband, but it was actually the birthday with the baby too.  Although the baby is still very very tiny, I wanted to tell you guys first.  I can't see yo

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  • Syrup16g will re-issue 7 titles

    September 11, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    Rock band Syrup16g will reprint seven of their titles with new jackets, set to be released on 10/27. The re-vamped singles are “Free Throw”, “coup d’Etat”, “delayed”, “HELL SEE”, “Purple Mukade”, “My Song”, and “Mouth to Mouse”. The mini albums, “My Song” and “Purple Mukade” will have two CDs. “Free Throw” will have three songs, while “Mouth to Mouse” will include a bonus track. Be sure to return to TokyoHive for updates on the covers!

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  • Hello Kitty to collaborate with Sesame Street!

    September 11, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    A new collaboration for the most famous cat in the world! Sanrio just announced that they will release new items for the collaboration of Hello Kitty and Sesame Street to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Sanrio's establishment, and 40th year anniversary of Sesame Street. There will be 160 different goods, such as dolls, stationary, lunch boxes, and so on.  According to Universal Studio Japan (where both of the characters will appear

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  • YMO to be a new character for Pocky CM!

    September 9, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    Have you heard of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO)?  YMO is a Japanese electropop band formed in 1978, and it consists of three members, Hosono Haruomi, Sakamoto Ryuichi, and Takahashi Yukihiro.  They have been popular for their unique music not only in Japan, but also in many other countries. It's been announced that YMO will be in a new CM for Pocky (Japanese chocolate snack), and it will have been about two and a half years since YMO has st

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