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  • Shirahama Alan's agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report

    January 31, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    On January 31, LDH the agency for GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report about his relationship with AKB48's Minegishi Minami. According to their comment, "We leave his private life up to him. He told us that they were nothing more than just good friends." Shunkan Bunshun reported that Minegishi spent the night at Shirahama's place, on the latest issue published on the 31s

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko & Muto Tomu are sick with the flu + to be absent from handshake event

    January 31, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    It was announced on AKB48's official blog that Oshima Yuko and Muto Tomu have been diagnosed with the flu. Because of this, they will be absent from the "Oshima team K stage performance" on the 1st of February, as well as a handshake event for their single "UZA" that will be held at Makuhari Messe on the 2nd and 3rd. Currently, the influenza is spreading rampant in the showbiz industry, as many celebrities have recently gotten sick. Sou

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  • Former Takarazuka Revue top star Takashiro Kei & Kabuki actor Ichikawa Tsukinosuke II announce their marriage

    January 31, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    On January 30, it was announced that Kabuki actor Ichikawa Tsukinosuke II (44) and actress Takashiro Kei (38) married on January 27.  The pair first met when they appeared on stage together for the first time 6 years ago and began dating last fall when they met each other again.  They have not yet set the dates for their official wedding ceremony and reception. On the day they got married, they wrote in their joint names, “We have noticed

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  • Mezamashi TV's former main caster Otsuka Norikazu to make a comeback

    January 31, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    It's been reported that former 'Mezamashi TV' newscaster Otsuka Norikazu will be making a comeback this spring. Otsuka was undergoing a long-term medical treatment after being diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. He was hospitalized in November of 2011 and was discharged last October. At the time, he was almost completely recovered. Otsuka will make a comeback as the main caster for a brand new news program starting in April. The pr

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  • Lead's Nakadoi Hiroki to graduate from the group

    January 31, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    It was announced on Lead's official site that member Nakadoi Hiroki will be graduating from the group after the final stage of their fan club event "Leaders Party 10!", which is schedule for March. According to the announcement, Lead will continue their activities with three members, Taniuchi Shinya, Furuya Keita, and Kagimoto Akira, after April. Their official blog was also updated, and Nakadoi revealed his thoughts. The translation for t

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers' Iwata Takanori sick with flu

    January 30, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    On January 29th, it was reported that Sandaime J Soul Brothers performer Iwata Takanori caught the flu. Iwata was confirmed to have the flu after getting an examination at the hospital. He's currently recuperating at home, and his return will depend on his recovery. As such, Iwata was absent from the group's appearance on Fuji TV's variety program, 'Waratte Iitomo!', on the 29th. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Uemura Kana gets married to indigo jam unit's Shimizu Takehiro

    January 29, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    Singer-songwriter Uemura Kana has announced through her official blog that she has registered her marriage with indigo jam unit drummer Shimizu Takehiro on January 29. The two met last spring in New York when Uemura set out on her journey to the United States. Since then, they have continued a long-distance relationship. Uemura expressed, "You're probably surprised, since it was so sudden. But I'm surprised myself (laugh)," and continue

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  • the telephones' Matsumoto Seiji announces his marriage

    January 29, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    It's been revealed that the telephones drummer Matsumoto Seiji (30) registered his marriage on January 27th. According to the announcement, Matsumoto's wife is a 28-year-old non-celebrity. The two started dating on January 27th of last year and decided to register their marriage on the day of their 1-year anniversary. Through his blog, Matsumoto commented, "My seniors, colleagues, and juniors. The people who come to see our lives in var

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  • Voice actor Kameyama Sukekiyo passes away

    January 29, 2013 @ 12:42 am

    During the morning of January 26th, voice actor and actor Kameyama Sukekiyo passed away due to pneumonia caused by malignant lymphoma, at a hospital in Saitama, at the age of 58. A funeral and memorial ceremony will be held at Yasuragi Hall Sakado on the 31st at 10:00 am. He is known for the voice of the Japanese dubbed version of "Winnie the Pooh", and aside from his voice acting activities, he also made appearances in many dramas and movies

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  • Takei Emi & Kutsuna Shiori celebrate the debut of Oscar Promotion's new girls' unit X21

    January 28, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    On January 28th, Oscar Promotions held a press conference to reveal their new girls' unit X21. Actresses Takei Emi and Kutsuna Shiori attended the event as guests to root for their juniors. X21 is made up of many promising young girls such as Yoshimoto Miyu and Ozawa Nanaka, the two winners of the '13th Japan Bishojo Contest' in 2012. Many other girls who participated in the contest were selected for this group of 21 as well. The group con

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