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  • Former Morning Musume's Yasuda Kei holds her wedding ceremony in Hawaii

    January 15, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    Former Morning Musume member Yasuda Kei and Italian food cooking researcher Ozaki Yoichi held their wedding ceremony on the island of Oahu in Hawaii on January 13 (local time January 12).   The couple announced their engagement back in May of 2013. Yasuda was able to get her childhood dream of getting married in a pure white wedding dress under the blue skies of Hawaii. After the ceremony, Yasuda expressed, "To my family, fri

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  • Former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi announces her pregnancy

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Former AKB48 / SDN48 member Ohori Megumi has announced her pregnancy through her official blog.  Ohori revealed that she is expecting her baby in June. "When we found out that there is a new, small life inside my stomach, my husband was greatly pleased with tears in his eyes. Everyday, I am able to feel the reality that I will become a mother. I want to protect this precious life no matter what happens," she expressed. Ohori plans to continue wo

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  • NMB48's Koyanagi Arisa announces her graduation

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    On January 11th, NMB48 member Koyanagi Arisa announced her graduation from the group during Team M's stage performance 'Idol no Yoake'.Koyanagi confessed, "Since my first year of high school, I started to have a desire for clothing and accessories related work. Now that I'm my third year, I had to decide on what course I should take and started thinking about what I should do. I thought about it a lot, but my desire for working with clothing and

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  • Nagasawa Masami's Taiwanese drama achieves record high viewer ratings

    January 11, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    On January 11th, it was reported that the first episode of actress Nagasawa Masami's Taiwanese drama 'Chocolate' achieved record high viewer ratings for its network GTV during its time slot in the evening. The first episode recorded an average viewer rating of 0.83%, which sounds low in Japanese standards, but is actually considered very high in Taiwan due to their several hundred cable channels. On Saturday, Nagasawa and her co-star Lan Zhenlong

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  • Sakaguchi Kenji to get married + expecting first child

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    On January 10, it was announced that actor Sakaguchi Kenji (38) will get married and that his wife-to-be is currently 2 months pregnant. The official marriage registration is expected to be filed soon.According to those close to the couple, the two of them first met in the summer of last year. The woman manages a restaurant in Tokyo and when Sakaguchi was brought to this restaurant by a friend, he is said to have fallen in love with her at first

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  • SPICY CHOCOLATE break a record on Recochoku

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    Japanese reggae unit SPICY CHOCOLATE have achieved a new record on Japan's biggest digital music distribution platform Recochoku. Their more than one year old love song "Zutto fea. HAN-KUN & TEE" has managed to simultaneously stay on the first place of the digital singles and chaku-uta charts for five consecutive weeks.The song is a collaboration between SPICY CHOCOLATE's central musician KATSUYUKI a.k.a. DJ CONTROLER, Shonan no Kaze's HAN-KU

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto, Ueto Aya, & Mukai Osamu frolic in new 'Asahi Beer' CM

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    Asahi Breweries have released a new commercial for their new beer brand 'Clear Asahi', in which the musician Tortoise Matsumoto, actress Ueto Aya, and actor Mukai Osamu frolic and sing together at the usual oden vendor. It has been a while since all three main image characters have appeared together in a single commercial, but they evidently managed to create a harmonious atmosphere almost instantly from the beginning to the end. Throughout the s

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  • 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' press conference with Matsumoto Jun, Ishihara Satomi & Co.

    January 9, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    The cast of the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' attended a press conference on January 9. 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' is a romantic comedy about the struggles of a young man who becomes a chocolatier in order to impress the girl and now married woman that he loves.Arashi's Matsumoto Jun plays the chocolatier and actress Ishihara Satomi the married woman. He commented on her role, "She is such a devilish woman and I thought that there i

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  • Komori Jun announces her pregnancy

    January 9, 2014 @ 1:58 am

    On January 7th, model and talento Komori Jun (28) announced her pregnancy through her official blog. Komori is currently 5 months pregnant and is due in June. In a blog entry titled "New Life", Komori reported, "It took a long time, but it has finally come to us. In our 3rd year of marriage, we have been blessed with our long-awaited baby."   She expressed, "When we first discovered my pregnancy, we were really happy. I cried and

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  • Suzanne gives birth to her first child

    January 8, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    On January 8th, talento Suzanne (27) reported through her official blog that she gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, on January 6th at 10:39 pm.  Although the baby came 10 days earlier than the due date, Suzanne revealed, "After the contractions started, it was a blessed and speedy childbirth of 3 hours." She also expressed, "The moment I held our safely born baby, my heart was moved and filled with joy that I've never felt befor

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