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  • Model Ebihara Yuri resigns from agency

    April 7, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    Model Ebihara Yuri has announced that she has resigned from agency Pearl Co. after expiration of her contract. From now on, she will be independent under her own agency Kiharat. In her announcement, Ebihara wrote, "Thanks to everyone, my days are fulfilling. While spending days like this, I feel the joy of watching my child grow. I began to think that I want to work while cherishing my time with family even more." She continue

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  • Actress Asami Reina is pregnant with her first child

    April 6, 2018 @ 3:07 am

    On April 5, actress Asami Reina announced she and her husband are expecting their first child. In an Instagram post, Asami said, "As it has been reported, I have been blessed with a baby. I am sorry for the late announcement." She added, "Everyday I am happy, but at the same time, I am anxious and nervous about becoming a mother." Asami, who is currently 34-years-old, started her career as a model for 'SEVENTEEN' magazine. She has starred i

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  • Miyake Ken & Takizawa Hideaki form a new unit

    April 6, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    V6's Miyake Ken and Tackey&Tsubasa's Takizawa Hideaki have formed a new unit called "KEN☆Tackey" and will be making their CD debut with "Gyakuten Lovers" this summer. KEN☆Tackey gave their first performance on the first night of 'Takizawa Kabuki 2018' at Shinbashi Enbujo. They announced, "We had been receiving requests from our fans and finally. Thank you for waiting."The two have been working together since 'Takizawa Kabuki 2016.' At th

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  • ANGERME's Wada Ayaka to graduate in 2019 spring

    April 6, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    It's been announced that Wada Ayaka will graduate from both ANGERME and Hello! Project in spring of 2019. She is the last original member to graduate from the group. Wada made the announcement on April 5 via her blog explaining that graduation was in talks since 2017. She stated, "I thought over and over, 'Will I be able to continue chasing after the same dream with everyone?' That thought and the present were complexly intertwined within me

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  • Utada Hikaru receives tie-up with new 'HanaDan' drama after 11 years

    April 6, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the image song for the TBS drama 'Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~', which premieres on April 17. The last time Utada had a tie-up with the 'HanaDan' series was about 11 years ago when she provided "Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-" as the image song for 'Hanayori Dango 2 (Returns)' in 2007. Utada, who is a fan of the original manga, received an offer from program producer Setoguchi Katsuaki an

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  • Fukada Kyoko demonstrates 3 simple stretches in Glico's web movie

    April 5, 2018 @ 3:22 am

    Fukada Kyoko stars in the web movie for Glico's 'Bisco.' In the movie, the actress calls out "Untoko Dokkoisho♪" while demonstrating some stretches. "Untoko Dokkoisho" is a phrase that was popular back in the early 1990s after being televised in the CMs for 'Glico' and 'Bisco.' Back then, the CMs featured footage of children doing their best, then afterwards, it became an exercise.  Fukada demonstrates three simple stretches for the u

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  • AKB48's Hayasaka Tsumugi to graduate

    April 5, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    AKB48's Hayasaka Tsumugi (Team 8 & A) has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on April 3 during Team 8's 4th anniversary concert at AKB48 Theater. She will graduate after participating in the handshake event for the group's album "Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru" on April 8 and Team 8's 4th anniversary event on April 29 at Nippon Gaishi Hall.  Hayasaka joined Team 8 in 2014 to represent Yam

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  • Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's dog Kurumi makes CM debut

    April 4, 2018 @ 3:09 am

    Ex-SMAP member Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's dog Kurumi stars in the CM for Canon's "EOS Kiss M" with actress Takeuchi Yuko.   Kurumi is a French bull dog that was born on December 30, 2016. While Kurumi has appeared on TV alongside Kusanagi in the past, this will be her first time starring in a CM. The CM will air nationwide beginning April 6. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Actor Sakaguchi Kenji announces indefinite hiatus

    April 3, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    On March 31, actor Sakaguchi Kenji (42) announced via his agency that he will go on indefinite hiatus. Since about three years ago, the actor had been limiting himself to work due to pain in his right hip. In his announcement, he revealed that he has an incurable disease called idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head. He also announced that he would be resigning from his agency, K DASH, at the end of May.  Sakaguchi announced, "As some repo

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  • AKB48's Inagaki Kaori fractures occipital bone after falling off stage

    April 3, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    It's been reported AKB48 member Inagaki Kaori has fractured her occipital bone (bone found at the lower-back area of the cranium).  Inagaki accidentally fell off the stage during the group's one-man live on April 1 at Saitama Super Arena. After a visit to the hospital, they found that her occipital bone was fractured, but she was completely alert. They will continue to monitor her and address any problems that they find. As such, she w

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