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  • Karina announces her graduation as an exclusive model for "Ray"

    October 20, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    On October 20th, model and actress Karina attended an event for female fashion magazine "Ray" which was to commemorate the 25th year since its launching, and she announced that she would graduate from being an exclusive model for the magazine. During the talk segment, Karina said in front of 1,000 readers, "Next year, it will be the 15th year since I first appeared on 'Ray', and I will also be 30 years old which can be the right timing for me to

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  • Flower leader Mizuno Erina withdraws from the group

    October 18, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    Flower & E-girls member Mizuno Erina has withdrawn from both groups. From here on, she will focus on her career as an actress. According to a comment posted on their official website, Mizuno "wanted to challenge the potential of her own expressions." As such, she decided to part ways with the groups.Mizuno is scheduled to appear in LDH's 'DANCE EARTH' alongside NAOKI (EXILE), Sekiguchi Mendy (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE), TETSUYA (EXILE), a

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  • Kato Rosa is expecting her 2nd child next February

    October 18, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    On October 16, professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke announced on his official website that his wife, actress Kato Rosa, is expecting their second child in February of next year.Matsui reported, "I think there are people who already know, but a new life will be born next February. My wife contacted me the other day, and I received news that she has entered her stable period. My mind is at peace."  Matsui, who will be a father of two, said, "

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/09~10/15

    October 17, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of October 9th to October 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Heart Ereki" - AKB48 02 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 03 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 05 - "No Limit" - EXILE 06 - "Neonlight Lipstick" - Amuro Namie 07 - "Baller

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  • Chatmonchy's Hashimoto Eriko gives birth to her first child

    October 16, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    It's been reported that Chatmonchy's Hashimoto Eriko has given birth to her first child.Hashimoto reported the birth of her baby boy on the diary section of her official website. She expressed, "It's the start of a brand new life. Similarly, I will also make a fresh start."  Hashimoto married tacica's Igari Shoichi back in 2010. They surprised their fans with a marriage and pregnancy announcement in May of this year.Congratulations!Source &

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/7 ~ 10/13

    October 16, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for October 7 to the 13th. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bye Bye Du Bye~See you again~ / A MY GIRL FRIEND" - Sexy Zone : 10/9 (144,777)2. "HOT SHOT" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE : 10/9 (106,358)3. "Halloween no Yoru no Monogatari (Hoshi no Kirei na Yoru / Asa Made Halloween / Oyasumi Lenny)" - Sound Horizon : 10/9 (46,706)4. "database feat. TAKUMA (10-FEET)" - MAN WITH A MISSION : 10/9 (34

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  • Yanase Takashi, creator of 'Anpanman', passes away

    October 16, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    Manga-ka and picture book writer Yanase Takashi, who is known as the creator of "Anpanman" series, passed away at the age of 94 on October 13 at 3:08 am due to heart failure. Because of the intention of the deceased, his funeral was held only with near relatives, but there is a plan for a memorial meeting later.Yanase was born on February 6, 1919 in Tokyo. After graduating from Tokyo Polytechnic High School, he

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  • Sexy Zone tops Oricon weekly chart with 5th consecutive single since debut

    October 16, 2013 @ 12:36 am

    Johnny's 5 member group Sexy Zone's newest single "Bye Bye Du Bye~See you again~/A MY GIRL FRIEND"(released for sale October 9) has topped the 10/21 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart with 145,000 copies sold within the first week.This is the group's 5th consecutive single to top the chart since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released November 2011).  The only other teenage artist to have 5 consecutive singles top the charts is KinKi

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  • Kimaguren's KUREI to make his professional boxing debut

    October 15, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    It's been revealed that Kimaguren's KUREI will be appearing in his first match as a professional boxer.  KUREI took the boxing exam back in May and passed with flying colors. His first professional match will be 'DANGAN88', Japan's super welterweight title match which will be held on November 29th at Korakuen Hall. His opponent will be Kubota Akinori, who belongs to SRS boxing gym run by 'Heisei no KO King', also known as Sakamoto Hiroyuki. Sour

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  • Michishige Sayumi holds the longest tenure in Morning Musume

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    On October 12th, Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi became the member with the longest tenure in the group's history. Michishige joined the group as a 6th generation member on January 19, 2003. The 12th marked 3,920 days since she's been in the group. She has surpassed Niigaki Risa who previously held this record. Michishige reported on her official blog, "The date changed so now it's 10/12... As of today, I, Michishige Sayumi, have the longest t

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