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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya is a father

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    On June 16, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (34) made an announcement via his official fan club "DRAGON aRROWS" that he has become a father. Fujiwara married a non-celebrity woman in September of 2013. According to his agency, the baby's name, sex, birthdate, or other personal information will not be released to the public. The actor does not plan on holding a press conference either. Below is a translated message from the actor. "It's a private matter, b

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  • Actress Shirakawa Yumi passes away from heart failure

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Actress Shirakawa Yumi passed away from heart failure on June 14. She was 79 years old.  A written statement was released by her daughter Nitani Yurie, president and representative director of private tutor provider Try Group Inc. Shirakawa joined Toho Co.,Ltd. in 1956, starring in films such as "Sazae-san" and "Salaryman Shusettai Koki". More recently, she appeared in various dramas including Fuji TV's "Haken no Hinkaku" (200

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/6 ~ 6/12

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 6 to 12 below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Beautiful World" - V6 : 6/8 (115,760)2. "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48 : 6/1 (38,851)3. "NEW" - AAA : 6/8 (35,913)4. "Soup" - Fujiwara Sakura : 6/8 (31,616)5. "Strawberry Trapper" - Guilty Kiss : 6/8 (30,602)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Grateful Rebirth" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 6/8 (39,568)2. "THE SHOWCASE" - Lead : 6/8 (23,314)3. "OL

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/1~6/7

    June 15, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 1st to June 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mint" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower 03 - "You & Me" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Boku no Namae wo" - back number 05 - "Amanogawa ~GALAXY~" - 2PM 06 - "Try Everything (Dream Ami Version)" - Dream

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  • Former Morning Musume's Niigaki Risa to get married

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On June 13, former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa (27) announced through her official blog that she would be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu (34) in July. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Niigaki reported, "At this time, I, Niigaki Risa, will be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu-san in July." The couple met on the set of the stage play 'Zettai Kareshi' in 2013. After two and a half years of dating, the two decided to get married. She cont

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  • Yuka and Aoki Munetaka to get married

    June 13, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    On June 13, actress Yuka (35) and actor Aoki Munetaka (36) made a joint announcement via their agencies that they would be getting married. The couple is already living together, and there are currently no plans for a wedding ceremony or reception. Yuka and Aoki met last October when they co-starred in NHK's historical drama "Chikaemon". They began dating when filming for the drama wrapped up at the beginning of the year. Thereafter, Aoki propose

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  • Shaku Yumiko gives birth to a baby boy

    June 13, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

    On June 12, actress Shaku Yumiko (38) announced the birth of her first child.Shaku gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 2,890 grams (6 lbs 5.9 oz). On her blog, she expressed, "It's the biggest miracle. The moment he was born, I couldn't stop crying. I can't explain it with words, but I was just so moved."  Shaku shared that this day was her 38th birthday, "It became a double birthday," and continued, "And just like that, I had a super easy

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/30 ~ 6/5

    June 8, 2016 @ 10:09 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for May 30 to June 5. Check out the results below the cut! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48 : 6/1 (1,440,711)2. "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower : 6/1 (49,090)3. "GLIDER" - BOYFRIEND : 6/1 (39,841)4. "Muteki no Uta" - Tokimeki Sendenbu : 6/1 (21,850)5. "Daisuki" - Ohara Sakurako : 6/1 (15,872)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "THE [email p

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/25~5/31

    June 5, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 25th to May 31st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mint" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Amanogawa ~GALAXY~" - 2PM 03 - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower 04 - "Boku no Namae wo" - back number 05 - "Try Everything (Dream Ami Version)" - Dream Ami 06 - "Hanataba wo Kimi ni"

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  • AKB48's Maeda Ami announces graduation

    June 3, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    AKB48 Team A member Maeda Ami has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on June 2 during Maeda's birthday celebration at AKB48 Theater. After the performance, she tweeted, "I, Maeda Ami, have decided to graduate from AKB48," and "I may have surprised you, but I wanted to let you know first. Thank you very much for always supporting me."  The date of Maeda's graduation concert will be announced via the grou

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