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  • BiS to hold new member auditions

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    In response to Wakisaka Yurika's withdrawal, idol group BiS has announced that they will be holding an audition for a new member. The group is recruiting a woman from ages 17 to 24, and experience is not required. However, it has to be someone who is currently not signed with a record company or production. The audition will take place on April 14th and 21st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Avex Headquarters. As long as the application requireme

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  • KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi graduates from Waseda University

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    On March 26th, KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi (29) graduated the correspondence course in the Department of Human Behavior and Environment Sciences at Waseda University. He attended the graduation ceremony held at the Waseda Campus and also held a press conference after the ceremony. Nakamaru appeared in Haori and Hakama (Japanese male formal attire), and said with diploma in hand, "I can clearly feel the graduation after receiving this (diplom

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  • Yoshizawa Hisashi announces his marriage with Kiriyama Maki

    March 26, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    On March 26th, actor Yoshizawa Hisashi (34) and actress Kiriyama Maki (32) announced through their agencies as well as Yoshizawa's official Facebook, that they got married on March 3rd. Yoshizawa commented, "I am feeling a great joy that I was able to fulfill one of my dreams to have my own family." Regarding his wife, he said, "As my wife is also in the show business, our paces in life match well, and we have been able to build a comprehe

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  • Model duo AMOYAMO perform at fashion event

    March 26, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Model duo AMOYAMO, known for their Harajuku girls style, appeared as guest performers at the “Design Jiyu Mirai” fashion event in Tokyo on March 25.  They performed their double A-side single “LIVE/MAGIC,” which will go on sale March 27. AMO’s favorite Sanrio characters Kiki Lala appeared on stage when they performed their cover of Coupling’s song “TWINKLE”.  She appeared touched as she said, “I have been a fan since I was a child.  It is

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  • Aibu Saki to study abroad in the United States

    March 26, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    On March 26th, it was revealed that actress Aibu Saki (27) will do a short-term study abroad in the United States. According to her agency, Aibu will study English at an university in California from April to August of this year. Aibu has had an interest in studying English. She even gave a speech in English when she participated in the 'Anime Expo' in Los Angeles back in 2010. The day before, Aibu tweeted about the study abroad, saying

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  • Naoto Inti Raymi admits to being married since 2005

    March 26, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    The latest issue of "Shukan Josei" released on March 26th (JST) reported that singer Naoto Inti Raymi (33) is a married man. According to the weekly magazine, Naoto married his wife, who is said to be a 37-year-old R&B singer (currently on hiatus), in May of 2005, and he is also the father of 6-year-old twin girls. Naoto admitted the report and released a comment through his agency, "As it was before my debut, there has not been an oppo

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  • Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka gives birth to her 3rd child

    March 25, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Ichii Sayaka (29) announced through her official blog that she had given birth to her 3rd child. According to the announcement, she gave birth to a baby boy at 2:51 am on March 25. Ichii uploaded a picture and wrote, "We've become a family of 5! Just 2 and a half hours after being admitted into the hospital, I was able to have an easy delivery." She revealed, "The entire family is overflowing with joy,"

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  • Ichikawa Ebizo and Kobayashi Mao welcome their 2nd child

    March 24, 2013 @ 5:32 am

    On March 23rd, kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo's (35) wife, free announcer Kobayashi Mao (30) gave birth to their 2nd child. According to an official announcement, Kobayashi gave birth to a baby boy weighing at 2982 grams (6lbs 9oz) on the 22nd. Both mother and baby are healthy. Ichikawa's father Ichikawa Danjuro passed away on February 3rd due to leukemia. Ebizo commented on the birth of his son saying, "A healthy baby boy was born. I feel

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  • Yoshiki Risa appears at press conference for "DD Hokuto no Ken"

    March 23, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    On March 22, talent Yoshiki Risa (25) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for the TV Tokyo anime “DD Hokuto no Ken” (Tuesdays at 1:40 AM).  She will provide the theme song for the anime which begins on April 2. "DD Hokuto no Ken" is a gag anime which is based off the popular manga “Hokuto no Ken.” Yoshiki appeared at the conference wearing a leather vest decorated with 7 stars and revealed, for the first time, the theme song “Shift

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  • Sugiura Taiyo & Tsuji Nozomi announce the birth of their 3rd child

    March 22, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Talento Tsuji Nozomi (25) gave birth to her third child on March 21 at 4:25 pm. On the following day, both Tsuji and her husband Sugiura Taiyo announced the good news on their respective blogs. According to Tsuji's blog, it was a baby boy weighing in at 2,660 grams (around 6 pounds), and both mother and the baby are doing well. Sugiura who witnessed the delivery, also updated his blog, "It's a birth of the second son of Sugiura family. Bot

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