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  • Suzuki Emi is pregnant with her first child

    April 20, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    On April 20, model Suzuki Emi (27) announced through her official blog that she is pregnant with her first child. She's currently 4-months pregnant and is due sometime in October. Suzuki wrote, "After getting engaged last year, I let nature take care of things regarding children. When I was thinking about being blessed with a child, I learned in February that I was 2-months pregnant." She expressed, "While I am surprised that things went s

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to be featured on Shueisha's 5 different magazines

    April 20, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z will be featured on 5 different magazines from Shueisha Inc. The collaboration project is titled "Shueisha Haru no Momoclo Matsuri", and the 5 magazines include manga magazine "Weekly Young Jump", female fashion magazine "Seventeen", Shoujo manga magazine "Margaret", weekly magazine "Weekly Playboy", and male fashion magazine "Men's Non-no". Each magazine will have a project to match with their own ch

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  • Saotome Taichi & Nishiyama Maki to marry + expecting a baby

    April 18, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    On April 17th, stage actor Saotome Taichi and model Nishiyama Maki announced that they are planning to register their marriage in June. They also revealed that Nishiyama is currently in the third month of pregnancy. They wrote, "First of all, we would like to sincerely apologize for causing such trouble to everybody," regarding the series of reports about them. Then they revealed that they started their relationship in June the year bef

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  • Actor Mikuni Rentaro passes away at the age of 90

    April 16, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Famed Japanese actor Mikuni Rentaro passed away due to an acute heart failure at a hospital in the morning of April 14th. He was 90 years old. Mikuni has appeared in over 150 films and won three Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actor in his career. His last film was last year's 'Waga Haha no Ki' directed by Harada Masato. Actor Sato Koichi, Mikuni's oldest son, took some time after the press conference of his upcoming drama on the 15th

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  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' Funky Kato gets married

    April 15, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' Funky Kato (MC) has registered his marriage on April 15th. Kato's wife is a non-celebrity woman who was the former manager of the group. He explained, "Why I chose to get married at this timing, above all, I wanted to report this as 'Funky Kato from FUNKY MONKEY BABYS' to fans who have supported me as FUNKY MONKEY BABYS over the past 10 years." FUNKY MONKEY BABYS will hold their final concerts on June 1st and 2nd at

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  • FRIDAY reports yui is in a relationship

    April 14, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    Weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' has reported, in the April 12th issue, that FLOWER FLOWER's vocalist/guitarist yui is in a relationship. According to sources, yui's new boyfriend is rock band People In The Box's vocalist/guitarist Hatano Hirofumi. The band made their major debut in 2009 with the mini-album, "Ghost Apple". The two met at a live venue. Since last year, yui had been personally participating in lives during spare moments from her s

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  • SKE48 announces their 1st team shuffle

    April 13, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    On April 13, idol group SKE48 held a live concert "Kawaranai Koto. Zutto Nakama na Koto" at Nippon Gaishi Hall, and announced their first-ever team shuffle. According to the shuffle, Matsui Rena will be installed in team E as the new team leader, while Matsui Jurina stays in the team S. Kitahara Rie will also move to team KII. It was also announced that they have established a new position called "SKE48 captain" which is to preside over

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  • Takahashi Ai to undergo surgery for vocal cord nodules

    April 13, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    Former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai announced on her official blog that she will undergo surgery for vocal cord nodules. Takahashi said, "I started feeling discomfort in my throat at the end of February, and sometimes I had a hard time uttering my voice." After receiving an examination at a hospital, she was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules. Takahashi was told that she needed to undergo surgery now for her future activities; ther

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  • Comedian duo Othello announce their dissolution

    April 11, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    On April 11, comedian Matsushima Nahomi announced the dissolution of comedian duo Othello through their official blog. She shared that she met and talked with her partner Nakajima Tomoko for the first time in 2 years, and reported, "Today, we will dissolve!!" Matsushima revealed, "We met a little after 1 and talked about many things. Things that we had on our minds, things that happened while I took my rest... we talked quite a lot!" She a

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  • Hello!Project members appear at event for their book

    April 10, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    On April 9, six Hello! Project members including Morning Musume members Ikuta Erina (15) and Ishida Ayumi (16) appeared at the commemorative sales event at the Fukuya Bookstore Shinjuku Subnade store for their book “Hello! Project Members to Tanoshimu ‘SATOYAMA Guide BOOK’” (Tokyo News, 2500 Yen.) The book summarizes their activities in the project "SATOYAMA movement” which seeks to re-introduce and recognize the importance of ‘Satoyama’ v

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