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  • Arakawa Shizuka gives birth to her first child

    November 12, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    Professional figure skater Arakawa Shizuka (32) has given birth to her first child.According to an announcement released by her agency, Arakawa gave birth to a 2,860 gram (6 lb 5 oz) baby girl on November 6. Both mother and child are in healthy condition. While the baby was born before her due date, Arakawa expressed her joy of becoming a mother, "From this first experience, there were times when I felt joy and anticipation, and th

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  • D-BOYS' Yanagi Kotaro to take a long-term break

    November 12, 2014 @ 3:18 am

    On November 10, D-BOYS member Yanagi Kotaro (pictured on the left) announced through his official blog that he would be going on a long-term break. In 2003, Yanagi was selected to play the lead role in the popular musical 'Tennis no Oujisama' which raised the expectations of his future performances. However, he was involved in a traffic accident and still suffers from its after-effects. Regardless, he's continued to work, starring in movies such

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/3 ~ 11/9

    November 12, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for November 3 to 9. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Rashikunai", Type A - NMB48 : 11/5 (420,326)2. "Time Works Wonders", Limited Edition - Tohoshinki : 11/5 (106,970)3. "Haitateki!", Limited Ee Edition - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 11/5 (55,099)4. "Darling", with DVD - Dream : 11/5 (24,838)5. "One Woman Show ~Amai Maboroshi~", Limited Edition - Porno Graffitti : 11/5 (21,253)(Check out

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  • MAX's NANA is dating choreographer CHINO

    November 11, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    On the November 11 issue of 'Shukan Josei', it was reported that MAX member NANA (38) and dancer/choreographer CHINO (45) are in a romantic relationship. According to the magazine, the two met when CHINO was a back dancer for MAX. They've reportedly been in a relationship for about 13 years. CHINO has also been sighted visiting NANA at her apartment in Tokyo.  While acquaintances say that "They've been living together since last year," NANA's ag

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  • Shirota Yu has a complex with his forehead

    November 11, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    Actor Shirota Yu recently revealed that he has a complex through his official blog.Shirota is a Japanese-Spanish actor with a height of 190 cm (6 ft 2 in). While popular with the ladies, the ikemen claims to be troubled by his looks.  On November 6, Shirota updated his blog with an entry titled "Complex". In the picture he shared with his fans, the actor exposes his forehead that is usually hidden with his hair. "Yes, my forehead.

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  • Aragaki Yui shows off her sexy lips in CM for 'ESPRIQUE'

    November 11, 2014 @ 2:36 am

    Actress Aragaki Yui will be starring in the new CM for makeup brand Kose's 'ESPRIQUE' featuring popular band Mr.Children's new song "Melody".The CM, titled 'Torokeru Hodo, Otona Rich', features Kose's lipstick 'ESPRIQUE Rich Fondue Rogue', which will go on sale on November 16. Aragaki, who was chosen as ESPRIQUE's new image character, applies lipstick along to the pop tune "Melody". Mr.Children's new song "Melody" is the

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/29~11/4

    November 10, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 29th to November 4th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 02 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 04 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 05 - "Mugi no Uta" - Nakajima Miyuki 06 - "Dragon Night" -

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  • An interview with Morning Musume。's Sayumi Michishige in NYC

    November 10, 2014 @ 4:57 pm

    Last month, tokyohive had the opportunity to interview Morning Musume。's Sayumi Michishige right before the girls held their concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.Check out the Interview below! 1. As your graduation is getting closer, what can you tell us about your current feelings? Sayumi Michishige: I'm just happy every day. I'm still having a lot of fun. The overseas live [New York] is super-exciting. Every day I want to do my

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  • Ex. BiS Koshouji Megumi begins her idol activities again in a new group

    November 9, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    A new 4-member idol group called "Maison book girl" has been formed. The group will hold their debut live at the event '@JAM the Field vol.6' on November 24 at Roppongi Blue Theater. Maison book girl is produced by musician Sakurai Kenta, who was in charge of solo idol Izukoneko (project ended in August). The group is comprised of Koshouji Megumi (ex. BiS), Somoto Kaori, Yagawa Aoi, and Inoue Yui. Among the members, Somoto and Yagawa attracted at

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  • V6 to make their first CM appearance in 14 years

    November 5, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    V6 have been chosen as the CM character for AGF. They will be appearing in the CM for AGF's campaign 'Dri Colle!' which will begin airing on November 21. On November 1, V6 entered the 20th year since their debut. This will be the first time in about 14 years that all 6 members appeared in a CM together. Their last group appearance was for 'Kansai Cellular' from 1999 to 2000.  The upcoming CM begins with Okada Junichi bringing over a basket full

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