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  • AAA collaborates with "arinco" for exclusive purikura machines!

    July 16, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    Pop group AAA have revealed that they'll be collaborating with arinco for an exclusive set of purikura machines! For those of you unfamiliar with the idea, purikura are the Japanese equivalent to photo booths. After posing for multiple pictures and decorating them with cute stamps, writing, and borders, the booth will print out a sticker photo set for you and your friends to keep. In commemoration of their upcoming best album, these special p

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  • Cast of "Harry Potter" send encouraging messages to disaster victims

    July 15, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    William Ireton,  the president of the Warner Entertainment Japan, arrived at Miyagi Prefecture recently and formally met with the governor of the prefecture, Murai Yoshihiro. Since Warner Entertainment Japan is in charge of distributing the movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”, President Ireton brought a large Japanese flag signed by the 17 cast and staff members of "Harry Potter", including Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson,

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  • Kago Ai denies rumors about an AV debut

    July 14, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Kago Ai recently made an assertive statement over Twitter, denying rumors about a possible debut as an AV actress. As  previously reported, Kago has been having some issues with her current agency, MAINSTREAM Inc., over her contract, prompting many to wonder which direction she planned to take with her career. Cyzo Woman recently published an article with their own opinion on the matter, stating that Kago Ai

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  • Is Mizuki Alisa dating Shimizu Ryotaro?

    July 12, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    Rumors have been swirling over how actress Mizuki Alisa (34) and actor Shimizu Ryotaro (22) might possibly be dating. The rumored couple has an age difference of about twelve years, and are said to have begun dating just this year. Shimizu has apparently already told his father - comedian Shimizu Akira - about his relationship with Mizuki, demonstrating a sincere earnestness. According to his friend, Shimizu is “in a serious relationship

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  • SHIHO, 7 months pregnant, attends PR-Event for her book

    July 10, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    Today, model and wife of MMA fighter Akiyama Yoshihiro, SHIHO attended a PR-Event for her book "SHIHO's Beauty Theory". SHIHO has always been known for taking great care of her body and her beauty, and being a popular model for over 18 years, she gained a lot of experience and tricks for preserving your beauty. Always aiming for a healthy body and mind, she decided to release a book and include a total of 50 secrets for obtaining what she

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  • Photo of "Uchuu Kyoudai" Oguri Shun & Okada Masaki gets launched into space!

    July 9, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    On July 8th at 11:29 AM Eastern Time (July 9, 12:29 AM JST), space shuttle Atlantis was launched from Florida's Kennedy Space Center for the final time. Atlantis is a major symbol of world space travel, but due to deterioration and high maintenance costs, it was decided that it would take a final flight after 30 years of service. Joining the astronauts for this history-making  journey is a picture of actors Oguri Shun and Okada Masaki, who st

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  • Usuda Asami & RADWIMPS' vocalist Noda Yojiro are dating

    July 8, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    On July 7th, 'Josei Seven' published some photos of actress Usuda Asami and RADWIMPS’ Noda Yojiro to accompany their report on how the two were dating. According to the weekly magazine, Usuda has been frequently visiting Noda’s apartment; Usuda was even photographed wrapping her arms around Noda’s left arm in an affectionate fashion. Additionally, one of Noda’s neighbor witnessed Usuda carrying a large suitcase into Noda’s apartment;  the

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  • Comedian Tamura Hiroshi of 'Kirin' duo gets married!

    July 7, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    Tamura Hiroshi of comedian duo Kirin has tied to knot to a non-celebrity from Osaka on July 7th! Tamura commented, "I will do my best to provide a roof over my wife's head." According to Tamura's agency, the two met by introduction from their friends, and were dating for two years. His wife is not pregnant at the time, and there are no plans for a ceremony or reception. Regarding the wedding rings, Tamura shared, "If I had money, I woul

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  • Morning Musume's Ikuta Erina celebrates her 14th birthday

    July 7, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    On July 7th, ninth generation Morning Musume member Ikuta Erina celebrated her fourteenth birthday! Fellow Momusu members Michishige Sayumi and Niigaki Risa both updated their individual blogs, sending out birthday wishes to the cute new member. "Today, July 7th, is Tanabata! And it's Ikuta Erinapon's birthday~" wrote Michishige, along with multiple pictures of Ikuta posing for the camera. "Yaaaay! Congrats! (*^▽^)/ With today, Eripon turns

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  • Arashi's "Nippon no Arashi" book sells over 200,000 copies in just 4 days

    July 7, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    Back in May, tokyohive reported on how popular group Arashi would start selling their book, “Nippon no Arashi”, on June 30th. Four days after it hit shelves, “Nippon no Arashi: Pocket Version” sold over 237,000 copies and has topped the Oricon book charts for the week of July 11th. This is their first book in nearly three years since their photo album, “Arashi 5-dai Dome Tour Shashin Shu: ARASHI IS ALIVE!”. So far, “Nippon no Arashi” is this y

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