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  • Tsugunaga Momoko announces graduation and retirement

    November 7, 2016 @ 2:18 am

    Tsugunaga Momoko has announced that she will graduate from Country Girls and Hello! Project on June 30, 2017. This announcement was made on November 5 during "Country Girls Live Tour 2016 Winter" at Shinjuku ReNY. During a press conference before the live, Tsugunaga explained to the press, "I, Tsugunaga Momoko, will graduate from Country Girls and Hello! Project on June 30 of next year. This day commemorates the day I passed Hello! Project's

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/26~11/1

    November 7, 2016 @ 2:17 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 26th to November 1st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 02 - "PPAP" - Pikotaro 03 - "Dear Bride" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 05 - "Michi" - Utada Hikaru 06 - "Suna no To" - THE YELLOW MONKEY 07 - "12 Tsuki no A

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  • Kahala Tomomi to put her activities on hold due to acute stress reaction

    November 6, 2016 @ 1:23 am

    It's been announced that Kahala Tomomi will be putting her activities on hold due to acute stress reaction. According to a message posted by Production Ogi on her official website, Kahara got a medical examination after developing a fever and feeling fatigue. She was diagnosed with acute stress disorder, and requires at least a month of rest. As such, she will be putting her activities on hold for the time being, and plans to resume in December.

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  • Yoshida You sings Ozawa Kenji's song for Pocari Sweat CM

    November 5, 2016 @ 8:24 am

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical's new CM for 'Pocari Sweat' started airing on November 5. In the CM, actress Yoshida You sings Ozawa Kenji's "Sayonara Nante Ienai Yo."  "Sayonara Nante Ienai Yo" was released as Ozawa's single back in 1995. The cover version for the CM was arranged by Suzuki Keiichi, and Yoshida You and child actress Suzuki Rio sing it as a duet. The two play mother and daughter in the CM.  Source & Image:

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  • Ebisu★Muscats' Nagase Aya graduates from the group

    November 3, 2016 @ 9:57 am

    Ebisu★Muscats member Nagase Aya has graduated from the group as of November 3.  In March, Nagase announced her pregnancy during TV Tokyo's "Muscat Night" and went on maternity leave. On the November 2nd episode of the same program, Nagase made an appearance carrying her son and announced her graduation. She wrote on her blog, "I had been on maternity leave, but I decided to graduate to devote myself to raising my child."Source & Image:

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 10/24 ~ 10/30

    November 2, 2016 @ 9:31 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for October 24 to 30. Check out the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Fantastic Time" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 10/26 (266,406)2. "Promise (I'll be) -Japanese ver.-" - 2PM : 10/26 (99,305)3. "Dear Diary / Fighter" - Amuro Namie : 10/26 (44,880)4. "THE IDOLMASTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 06 Love∞Destiny" - Sakuma Mayu (CV: Makino Yui), Hojo Karen (CV: Fuchigami Mai), Kohinata Miho (CV: Tsuda Minami)

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  • Kichise Michiko welcomes her second child

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Actress Kichise Michiko (41) has given birth to a 2,848 gram (6 lbs 4 oz) baby girl on October 26. This announcement was made via her agency's official website as well as her accounts on social networking sites. Kichise announced, "It was a little earlier than expected, but I gave birth to my second child, a healthy 2,848 gram baby girl, on October 26. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition." She added, "I hope to build a family full

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  • Kokubun Taichi becomes a father to a baby girl

    November 1, 2016 @ 10:03 am

    TOKIO's Kokubun Taichi has announced the birth of his first child. On November 1 during the TBS program 'Hakunetsu Live Vivit', he reported, "It's a personal matter, but I became a father yesterday." When asked by his co-stars about the baby's sex, he responded with a smile, "A healthy 3,176 gram (7 lbs) baby girl was born. She's a 'Sasoriza no Onna' (literal translation - Scorpio girl; but here he is referring to the title of 

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  • Goto Maki announces her second pregnancy

    November 1, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    Goto Maki is pregnant with her second child.On her official blog, Goto announced that she is currently five months pregnant and is due sometime next spring. "My stomach is growing little by little, and I am happy that we will be gaining another family member. I hope to enjoy maternity life with my daughter and husband until my delivery day," she said and uploaded two family photos.Goto married in July of 2014 and gave birth to a da

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  • 'FRIDAY' reports Yoshitaka Yuriko and Okura Tadayoshi's vacation in Bali

    October 31, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

    The latest issue of weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' reports on actress Yoshitaka Yuriko and Kanjani8 member Okura Tadayoshi's vacation in Bali. Rumors of Yoshitaka and Okura's relationship surfaced back in July. 'FRIDAY' spotted the couple at Narita Airport earlier this month upon their return from Bali. According to the magazine, they left for their trip on the morning of October 19, and returned after two nights. After going through airport procedures,

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