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  • 19 year-old girl arrested in AKB48 ticket scam

    March 7, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    (Saitama) The Omiya Police Department arrested a 19 year-old female college student earlier today on a suspicion of fraud, after failing to send tickets to an AKB48 handshake event after payments were made. The scam started in December, when the female student replied to an internet post of a 18-years old male high school student who was searching to buy tickets for the AKB48 handshake event. She replied to his post and sold three ticke

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  • 2010 JUNON Boy Katoono Taiko to debut in entertainment industry

    March 7, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Last year's JUNON Super Boy Contest winner Katoono Taiko will be making his debut in the entertainment industry this month. Katoono will be appearing on the cover of the reggae compilation album "Tokyo RAGGA LOVERS 2", which goes on sale March 30th, along with popular model Hirose Mai. The JUNON Super Boy Contest is an annual talent scouting competition for boys 13 to 22 years of age. It's been hosted every year by JUNON magazine since 19

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  • Which AKB48 members earned the highest annual income?

    March 7, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    These days, you can't go anywhere in Japan without encountering AKB48. Out of all the idol groups, the members of AKB48 are the ones who work the most. Up until now, the member’s salaries have been a secret that the media hasn’t looked into. However, 'YUCASEE MEDIA' has done some research and created an estimate of the girl’s annual income, in addition to compiling a ranking of the top five earners. So, which AKB48 member earned the hi

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  • Speedo wearing cameraman's first gravure was Komukai Minako

    March 6, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    Nozawa Hironobu (42) is known as the “Swimming Shorts Cameraman”, due to his style of shooting only in a speedo and socks. Nozawa announced on the 5th that he will start activities in public entertainment. Nozawa explained that his first time shooting gravure was in 2001. His subject was none other than former bikini model, Komukai Minako (25), who was recently arrested on drug charges. Komukai was only 16 at the time and Nozawa commented, “

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko attends photobook event + reveals boyfriend cheated on her

    March 6, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

    On March 6th, actress Yoshitaka Yuriko attended a promotional event to commemorate her photobook, "Yoshitaka Yuriko UWAKI", where she signed the book for 400 fans who were chosen from a draw. As we reported earlier, the photobook imagines the actress in the situation of having an affair. Asked about extramarital affairs, Yoshitaka replied, "I'm not in one right now, but I can't say for certain that I never will be."  She revealed that a bo

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  • Goto Maki's brother to become an AV actor!?

    March 5, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    Rumors are spreading that Goto Maki’s younger brother, Goto Yuki, is set to debut under AV label “MUTEKI” as an AV actor. Authorized people commented, “It will be the number one special project this year”. Yuki had his CD debut in 2000 as a member of “EE JUMP” with his partner Sonim. He became known due to the backing of his sister, Goto Maki, who was Morning Musume’s center at that time. Soon after, he began canceling his jobs last-minute

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  • Actress Tougou Haruko passes away at 90 years old

    March 5, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Actress Tougou Haruko passed away on March 3rd at a hospital in Yokohama due to respiratory failure. She was 90 years old. Tougou is from Tokyo, and the funeral and wake will be held by her close relatives. The chief mourner will be her nephew, Hideo. After leaving the Takarazuka Revue, Tougou acted in Kurosawa Akira’s films “Ikimono no Kiroku” and “Ran”.  Tougou also participated in other movies as well, like “Shachou Series”; which starr

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko is excited...or loses it...or something...

    March 5, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    AKB48's Oshima Yuko has a tendency to be a bit eccentric at times, but I can't really explain what you are about to see below, mainly because I have no idea what is going on. Anyway, see for yourself and get back to me... Seriously, what is going on? I don't know, but it's hilarious. If anybody knows where this is from or who made it, feel free to let us know in the comments.

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  • Tanami Ryoko delivers a baby boy

    March 4, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    In March of 2007, model Tanami Ryoko (37) married Nojiri Yoshihiko (38), president of “Take and Give Needs”.  On the 3rd, Tanami wrote in her blog that she had delivered a healthy baby boy. She wrote, “On March 2nd, we safely delivered a healthy 3126 gram boy”. She continued, “When I saw our baby, I forgot all about the pain I felt. I just cried with my husband and we gave each other a high five (Haha)”. Tanami was touched by the whole

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  • NHK announcer Sumiyoshi Miki is dating actor Yabe Hisato?

    March 4, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    It has been revealed on March 3rd that popular NHK announcer Sumiyoshi Miki (37) is dating actor Yabe Hisato (30). The two have been spotted last month holding hands on a shopping date by "FRIDAY" magazine. Sumiyoshi Miki is the main personality for a popular show called,  "Studio Park kara Konnichiwa." Yabe Hisato, on the other hand, is signed with an acting troupe, where he is active in theater plays and suspense dramas. He joined the trou

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