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  • Mimura ends her marriage with conductor

    October 9, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    It's been reported that actress, Mimura divorced her husband, Kim Seikyo (Korean- Japanese) in the beginning of October.   The reason given for the separation was because of Mimura's busy schedule as an actress, and Kim's activities as a conductor abroad.  They decided to divorce in order to concentrate on their careers. Since they did not have any children, it was an amicable separation. Source & Photo: Oricon style

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  • Hirosue Ryoko remarried to Candle JUNE

    October 9, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    Back in August, we reported that Hirosue Ryoko was dating a candle artist, Candle JUNE. On Ocotber 9th, Hirosue announced on her official site that she married him, and their marriage has been already registered.   Since Hirosue divorced back in 2008 and this will be the second marriage for her. Hirosue also has a son from the marriage. According to the official site, they met each other in March 2010 at an event in which JUNE held to s

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  • Taiwan warmly welcomes Uniqlo!

    October 9, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    Uniqlo's really gone global! It's just opened its flagship store in Taiwan on October 7th, and is preparing to open its first store in Malaysia next month. Opening a store in Taiwan will be a significant commercial success, as the people living there can speak Chinese, Japanese, and English. Consequently, having a foothold there will become an asset when Uniqlo expands around the world. 'Taiwan is an important place to become the worlds's

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  • The influential results of the August 2010 "TV talent image survey" are out!

    October 8, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    Twice a year, in February and August, analyst group Video Research holds a "TV talent image survey", which probes for the TV talents' visibility, popularity, and overall image evaluation. The survey reviews responses from males and females ranging from 10 to 69 years of age; this is the 76th time for the research to be held.  The results of this particular survey are quite influential, as it's used when producers cast for TV shows and CMs. The

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  • Fujii Takashi's Traffic Mishap

    October 8, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Talent and actor Fujii Takashi (38) got up close and personal with an iron pole while driving near Jingumae in Tokyo last Tuesday night, as reported today in a Shibuya Police report. The report states no "human" injuries; it's unclear at the moment whether the pole or Fujii's vehicle sustained more damage. Fujii was slapped with a safety violation. Source: Sanspo

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  • Warner Music Japan CEO dies at 48

    October 8, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    The death of Yoshida Takeshi, CEO of Warner Music Japan, was announced at 03:45 JST on October 7th.  He was 48 years old.  Funeral services have not been decided. Artists under Yoshida's company's wing include: FTIsland, Superfly, RIPSLYME, Bonnie Pink, ZZ Top, and Kobukuro, among others. Source: Oricon Image: Asahi Shimbun

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  • Yasuda Misako & Shirota Yu end their relationship after 2 years

    October 8, 2010 @ 3:28 am

    It's been reported that Yasuda Misako and Shirota Yu broke up recently.  They co-stared in movie "Arakure KNIGHT" (2007), and they started dating in September 2008 when they reunited with each other at a friend's party.  Both Yasuda and Shirota stated on their blogs that they were in a good relationship when it was reported in January 2009. An individual related to the couple revealed that due to their busy schedules, they did not have muc

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  • Tsuji Nozomi wants to name her baby "Goku"?

    October 8, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    Sugiura Taiyo showed up at the release event for "Danone BIO Yogurt Honey & Apple" on October 6th.  He said at the event that he eats the yogurt every morning with his wife, Tsuji Nozomi, and daughter, Noa. As many of you already know, Taiyo and Nozomi will be having their second baby soon, and it's going to be a boy.  Taiyo said, "We are thinking about using the letter '空 (sky)' since our daughter's name has the same letter (希空 : Noa).  

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  • AKB48 Ohshima Yuko cancels performance due to inflammation of gums

    October 7, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko canceled October 7th's night performance at the AKB48 Theater.  The reason of the cancellation was because of inflammation of her gums.  Yuko apologized to fans on her blog for the sudden cancellation, and she added a picture of her swollen face. She wrote, "I'm sorry for canceling the performance all of a sudden.  My gums got inflamed, and it's so painful even when I just move, my face is also very swollen.

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  • YOSHIKI diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism

    October 7, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    It's been reported that X JAPAN's leader, YOSHIKI, who is currently on tour in the U.S, has been diagnosed as Hyperthyroidism.  (Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland causing an overproduction of thyroid hormones: from wikipedia) According to Oricon style, YOSHIKI found out last year when he took surgery for his back, but he did not tell any of his staff.  On October 5th however, he was found passed out

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