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  • Actress Nishihara Aki gives birth to her first child

    August 19, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    It's been reported that actress Nishihara Aki (26) has given birth to her first child.According to her official blog, Nishihara gave birth to a baby girl on August 15 at 11:11 am. She revealed, "I was able to safely give birth to a 2885 gram (6 lbs 6 oz), healthy baby girl," and expressed her joy, "I wanted to meet her for a long time. The baby that I used to talk to while inside my stomach is now in my arms. That is such a happy thing. Righ

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/6~8/12

    August 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 6th to August 12th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 03 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari

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  • Former SKE48 reserch student Imade Mai starring in stage play as a wicked girl

    August 15, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    Former SKE48 research student turned actress Imade Mai (21) is playing the role of a wicked girl for the stage play "Eden no Sora ni Furiyuku Hoshi Uta" (runs until August 17.) The play is running at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo and it is Imade's first ever role as a wicked girl. The play is set in the cosmos and tells the story of girls and androids living aboard a spaceship; Imade plays a willful and violently tempered femal

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  • AKB48's sub-unit DiVA to disband within the year

    August 14, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    On the late-night radio show "AKB48 no All Night Nippon" broadcast on August 13, Miyazawa Sae and Umeda Ayaka announced that AKB48's sub-unit DiVA will disband within the year. DiVA was originally formed with AKB48's 2nd generation members Miyazawa, Umeda, Akimoto Sayaka, and Masuda Yuka back in February 2011, and they made their major debut in May under avex. In December of the same year, DiVA became a 10-member unit with additional 6 dancers f

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  • Kahara Tomomi starts her official Twitter account

    August 13, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On August 13, Kahara Tomomi started her official Twitter account (@kahara_memories).   The Twitter account was created in anticipation of Kahara's upcoming nationwide tour which is set to start on September 3. She made her first tweets behind-the-scenes from Fuji TV's special program 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri'. Beside her tour, the singer is getting ready to release a new cover album titled "MEMORIES 2 -Kahara All Time Covers-" in

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/4 ~ 8/10

    August 13, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 4 to 10. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "ER2" - Eight Ranger : 8/6 (208,282)2. "Good Time" - Akanishi Jin : 8/6 (39,746)3. "Bukiyou Taiyou" - SKE48 : 7/30 (39,314)4. "SKELETON" - SUPER JUNIOR DONGHAE & EUNH YUK : 8/6 (36,575)5. "FUTURE FISH" - STYLE FIVE : 8/6 (32,460)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "go WEST Yoi Don!" - Johnny's WEST : 8/6 (82,887)2. "I

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  • Sekine Mari and Korean singer K to get married

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    It's been reported that talento Sekine Mari and Korean singer K will be getting married.   On his official website, K happily commented, "I am very happy to finally make this announcement to everyone. Although we are still inexperienced, I hope you would warmly watch over us." He also expressed his gratitude toward his fans, "10 years have passed since I crossed the ocean by myself and set foot in my beloved Japan. I believe this

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  • AKB48 is looking for part-timers, pays 1000 yen an hour!

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Recruitment site "Baitoru" has a new job posting from none other than popular idol group AKB48! "Baito AKB" is searching for a part-time member to join the group's ranks as part of a collaboration between AKB48 and Baitoru. The part-time member will be paid 1000 yen an hour, and her duties will include performing at concerts, attending handshake events, and appearing on TV and in commercials. This new 'job opening' was announced at the

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  • Kanjani8's newest single as 'Eight Ranger' charts at No.1 on Oricon weekly ranking

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    Popular group Kanjani8 released a new single titled "ER2" under the name "Eight Ranger", which was the theme song to their starring movie "Eight Ranger 2", on August 6.The single sold 208,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking.The group has also topped the chart as "Eight Ranger" with a single "ER" back in July 2012 which marks this Eight Ranger's the second consecutive chart-topping single. When including Kna

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi and Maiko reported to be in a relationship

    August 12, 2014 @ 2:28 am

    It was reported that actor Tsumabuki Satoshi (33) is dating actress Maiko (29).According to the source, the two co-starred with each other in Fuji TV's 2012 summer drama "Higashino Keigo Mysteries", and began dating since then. Both of their agencies did not deny the report, but made a comment that they leave their private lives alone.Source & Image: Daily Sports Online

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