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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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  • Doll☆Elements to disband after the new year

    October 31, 2016 @ 5:44 pm

    Doll☆Elements have announced that they will disband after their one-man live on January 14, 2017 at Zepp Tokyo. The group decided to disband so that each member could pursue their goals. Member Gonda Natsumi commented, "I can't find the right words right now, but in good faith to fans, I will run with all my might with the remaining time in Doll☆Elements."  Doll☆Elements will release their first best-of album "Doll Memories~Best of Doll☆Elements

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  • Motoharu leaves SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS, band announce 'charging period'

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS member Motoharu (Sax) have left the band. In addition, the band have entered a 'charging period.'On his withdrawal, Motoharu explained, "I strongly feel that Soil, myself, the members, and J.A.M all have potential. In order to use that potential, I felt that I needed to separate myself from the band's activities." The other members also commented, "It's a positive decision in order for us to continue making music."  To coi

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/19~10/25

    October 31, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of October 19th to October 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "PPAP" - Pikotaro 02 - "Koi" - Hoshino Gen 03 - "Dear Bride" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Michi" - Utada Hikaru 05 - "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)" - RADWIMPS 06 - "Suna no To" - THE YELLOW MONKEY 07 - "12 Tsuki no A

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  • Tamura Atsushi of London Boots becomes a father

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:02 am

    On October 27, Tamura Atsushi (42) of comedian duo London Boots Ichi-go Ni-go announced the birth of his daughter on Twitter. He tweeted, "Announcement. I have gained a new family member. It's a healthy girl. Our family will become lively."According to his agency, Atsushi will comment on the birth of his daughter during the broadcast of TV Asahi's "London Hearts" on October 28. Atsushi married a non-celebrity woman 10 years hi

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  • Dream's Erie to retire from showbiz at the end of the year

    October 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am

    Erie (Dream / E-girls) has announced that she will retire from showbiz at the end of the year. On her retirement, Erie commented, "I want to step outside my familiar environment, start my life from zero, and challenge myself so that I can stand on my own two feet." Now in her 15th year in showbiz, Erie felt that this would be the perfect timing to challenge herself to something new.  Erie joined Dream in 2002 and has been an active mem

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  • Hasegawa Reika announces graduation from Sunmyu

    October 27, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

    It's been reported that Sunmyu member Hasegawa Reika will graduate from the group on December 27 after their concert at AKIBA Cultures Theater. This announcement was made on October 27 during Nico Nico Namahousou's program "Tatakae! Sunmyu." On her reason for graduating, Hasegawa explained, "When I turned 20 years old, I thought about my future once again. I really want to become an actress which has been a goal of mine since long ago." Sunmyu i

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  • Arashi members prepare surprise for their fans

    October 27, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    It's been revealed that the members of Arashi have prepared a little surprise for fans who purchased their latest album "Are You Happy?" (October 26 release).  The surprise is said to express the members' "feelings of gratitude," and it was planned in conjunction with the album's release, as well as their upcoming dome tour "ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 Are You Happy?" According to the group's official website, fans should carefully hold onto the

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