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  • Hayami Mokomichi produces his original olive oil

    February 22, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Actor Hayami Mokomichi has produced his own original olive oil for his popular corner 'MOCO'S Kitchen' on news program 'ZIP!'. With a well-established farm in Spain called Catador, Hayami challenged himself to creating the perfect olive blend. He wanted "a taste that you come to like more the more you use it." Hayami was also particular about the packaging design as he illustrated the olives that appear on the label and box. Regarding t

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  • 7 AKB48 members create new menu for the AKB48 Cafe

    December 17, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    On December 16, an event for the new menu at the “AKB48 Café & Shop” which was collaboratively created by 7 of AKB48 members including Oshima Yuko (24) and Watanabe Mayu (18), was held in Akihabara, Tokyo. 100 fans taste-tested two items - Mayu’s “Kinoko tappuri Tonjiru Udon,” which combined her favorite foods mushroom and pork miso soup along with Shinoda Mariko’s (26) “Curry Panda Plate,” which combined her favorite food curry and he

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  • THE GOSPELLERS' Kurosawa Kaoru to open a curry restaurant for a limited time

    July 15, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    It's been revealed that THE GOSPELLERS' member Kurosawa Kaoru will be opening a curry restaurant for a limited time in Tokyo! Kurosawa is known as a "curry mania", who has released books on curry in the past. He's also produced his own retort curry (ready-to-eat curry), which has been sold as THE GOSPELLERS' official product. The curry restaurant, 'Pon Curry Shokudo', is a collaboration project with music magazine, 'CD&DL Data', to ce

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  • Tamaru Maki appears at opening event of Kirin pop-up shop

    June 26, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    On June 25th, actress Tamaru Maki (33) appeared at the opening event for the “Kirin Ichibanshibori FROZEN GARDEN Osaka” concept shop at BREEZE BREEZE in Umeda, Osaka. At the shop, which will stay open until August 31, customers can taste a new draft beer called “Ichibanshibori Frozen <draft>” that has frozen foam (each cup is 570 ml and costs ¥700/$8.80 USD). The shop menu also includes foods like edamame. Tamaru, who served as th

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  • Fujimoto Miki apologizes for an outbreak of food poisoning

    June 10, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    Two days ago, tokyohive reported that 16 high school students got food poisoning from eating at former Morning Musume’s Fujimoto Miki-produced restaurant Yakiniku Miki-tei. Regarding this recent trouble, Fujimoto Miki published an apology statement on her official blog. This post, posted on the morning of June 9th, stated, “I pray from my heart that those customers will get better even one day faster. Also, we apologize for the inconvenience

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  • 16 high school students get food poisoning after eating at Fujimoto Miki's Yakiniku restaurant

    June 9, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    On June 8th, it was reported that 16 third-year high school students from Kanagawa Prefecture suffered from food poisoning after eating at a yakiniku (Japanese fried meat dish) restaurant, “Sumibi Yakiniku Hormone Miki-tei”, located in Yamato city. Out of these 16 students, three female students were hospitalized (not life-threatening). Due to this incident, th restaurant in question is now prohibited from holding their business operations

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  • HKT48 and AKB48 celebrate the opening of "AKB48 CAFE & SHOP HAKATA"

    March 21, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On March 20th the grand opening of “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP HAKATA” took place in Fukuoka. To commemorate the opening, AKB48’s Kitahara Rie, Sato Amina, Katayama Haruka, Nakamata Shiori along with HKT48’s Kodama Haruka, Matsuoka Natsumi, and Sugamoto Yuko attended a pre-opening event the day before. Last July an “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP” opened up in Harajuku and last September another one opened up in Akihabara. This makes the Hakata shop the

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  • "AKB48 Tokyo Pastel Sand" is now on sale as new souvenirs of Tokyo

    March 21, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    New souvenirs of Tokyo, “AKB48 Tokyo Pastel Sand” which features idol group AKB48, has been on sale limitedly at JR’s Tokyo station and Shinagawa station since March 16th. This product is a new sweet that includes fluffy marshmallows put between slightly bitter chocolate. The first flavor introduced was strawberry, followed by green tea, and orange chocolate. There’s only a limited amount, so the period to pick up these sweets is limited

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  • Nagasawa Masami & Takei Emi make handmade chocolates at Lotte event

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    On February 12th, actress Nagasawa Masami (24) and Takei Emi (18) attended Lotte’s ‘Ghana Handmade Valentine Classroom’ at a high school in Tokyo. The actresses worked with a handful of female high school students to create homemade  chocolates. Prior to the event, Nagasawa revealed that she received a handmade chocolate from Takei. “It was extremely delicious. I even though of boasting her skills to other people!", she said. Nagasawa then

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  • Ashida Mana receives her very own day from Kagome

    January 29, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    On January 28th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7) attended a promotional event for Kagome’s establishment of “Aisai (=Mana) Day” (set for January 31st).  Kagome is a Japanese manufacturer and distributor of tomato-based foods as well as fruit and vegetable juices. Wearing an all-white dress and a vegetable-themed hat, necklace, and ring , she explained her thoughts on the creation of this day.  She said, “It’s like having a second bi

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