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  • Karina reported to be dating a Taiwanese man from Hawaii

    February 20, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    On February 19th, it was reported that model/actress Karina (29) is in a relationship with a Taiwanese man living in Hawaii.   According to sources, Karina met the man at a language school on the island of Oahu that she has been attending during her leisure time since last year. Their encounter led to a serious relationship.In a Sankei Sports interview, Karina's agency commented, "Since she is an adult, we leave private matters up to her." As fo

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  • SKE48's Matsumoto Rina to graduate from the group

    February 20, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    SKE48 Team KII's Matsumoto Rina will be graduating from the group in order to focus on her studies. This was announced by Matsumoto herself on February 20 during Team KII's stage 'Theater no Megami' at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. She said, "To everyone who has really supported me until now, I was very happy during the 5 years. From now on, I want to work toward my dreams for the future by doing my best with my studies."  Matsumoto is sched

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/10 ~ 2/16

    February 19, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    Check out Oricon's weekly charts for February 10th to the 16th! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Bittersweet" - Arashi : 2/12 (511,696)2. "Sorairo no Kiseki" - SUPER☆GiRLS : 2/12 (39,604)3. "MY VOICE" - Funky Kato : 2/12 (38,002)4. "Faith" - miwa : 2/12 (33,215)5. "Count ZERO / Runners high ~Sengoku BASARA4 EP~" - T.M.Revolution / SCANDAL : 2/12 (30,178)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "shamanippon -roinochinoi-" - Domoto

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/12~02/18

    February 19, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 12th to February 18th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 02 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 03 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 04 - "Story Of My Life" - One Direction 05 - "TSUKI" - Amuro Namie 06 - "Sakura" - Lead 07 - "Ima,

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  • Utada Hikaru talks about her husband-to-be on her radio program

    February 19, 2014 @ 11:20 am

    On February 18, singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31), who revealed earlier this month that she would marry an Italian man (23), announced on her Inter FM program in her natural voice that "I will be getting married."She thanked everyone with, "I was happy to hear the well wishes from everyone," and explained disinterestedly that, "I did not deliberately choose an international marriage.  Rather, it happened unexpectedly not to be a Japanese person

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  • Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and announcer Takashima Aya celebrate the birth of their first child

    February 19, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin and announcer Takashima Aya have welcomed the birth of their first child. This was announced by Takashima's agency via FAX.According to the announcement, Takashima gave birth to a 3,128 gram (6 lbs 14 oz) baby girl on February 17 at 8:52 pm. In a handwritten letter, the couple expressed, "We are filled with grateful feelings to the birth of this small life." They also commented, "We will raise her with great care by changing

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 02/10~02/16

    February 18, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 10th to February 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! (NTV is the only network that still discloses all of their ratings on a daily base. If anything, the other networks only reveal t

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  • Sashihara Rino opens a Twitter account

    February 17, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    On the night of February 16th, HKT48's Sashihara Rino started up her own Twitter account. At about 10:00 pm, she wrote her account name "@345__chan" on her Google+ which led fans to her Twitter account. Her first tweet was a reply to one of her fans saying, "It's you!!! ... Who? ;_;"   Among those she follows are fellow members Kitahara Rie and Yokoyama Yui, former members Maeda Atsuko and Itano Tomomi, as well as Tanaka Masahiro who recently jo

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  • Ohno Satoshi to star in a drama adaptation of 'Shinigami-kun'

    February 14, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    On February 15, it was announced that Arashi's Ohno Satoshi would star as a rookie reaper in TV Asahi's new drama "Shinigami-kun." "Shinigami-kun" is a live-action drama adaptation of Endo Koichi's (best known as the author of "Tsuide ni Tonchinkan") manga which began its serialization in 1983 on Fresh Jump. Though the protagonist is a reaper whose role is to send the dead soul to the spiritual world, it is a heartwarming fantasy that

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  • Takahashi Ai & Abe Koji hold a press conference about their marriage

    February 14, 2014 @ 4:29 am

    On February 14, talento Takahashi Ai and comedian Abe Koji held a press conference about their marriage at Yokohama Marine Tower.When asked about their plans for starting a family, Takahashi responded, "We haven't thought about it yet. But in the future, three [children]!" As the former leader of Morning Musume, she shared that if she had a daughter, she would want her to join the group in the future. She laughed as she said, "I came out to

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