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  • FRIDAY reports that Tamaki Hiroshi is in a romantic relationship with a non-celebrity woman

    October 12, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    On October 11th, it was revealed that actor Tamaki Hiroshi (32) currently has a new non-celebrity lover.  This was reported and photographs of the couple were revealed in the October 12th issue of the weekly tabloid magazine “FRIDAY.” According to the magazine, the woman resembles actress Higa Manami (26) with her impressive beauty and large eyes.  Tamaki lives with his mother and younger sister in a luxurious house that has an estimated w

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  • MAX's REINA announces her 2nd pregnancy

    October 12, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Female vocal group MAX member REINA has announced that she's pregnant with her second child! Through her official blog, she reported, "I've entered my 6th month. Including my son, who seems to be curious about my stomach growing bigger day by day, the whole family is looking forward to meeting the baby." She also wrote, "When my son was born last November, I refrained from making an announcement, and may have worried many people. But I'

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  • AKB48's official calendar for 2013 to go on sale next month

    October 11, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    On October 10th, it was announced that AKB48’s official calendar “AKB48 Official Calendar BOX2013 iDOLL” (Shogakukan, ¥2500 around $32 USD) will go on sale November 30th. The 2013 calendar will feature 12 of the “Calendar Senbatsu” members including  Oshima Yuko (23), who served as one of the centers of their new song “UZA,” Matsui Jurina (15), and Shimazaki Haruka (18), the winner of the 3rd Janken Tournament. The first limited editio

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  • Dentist and model Seki Yumiko wants to try acting

    October 9, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Model Seki Yumiko (27) has recently gained much attention for being introduced as one of the most beautiful dentists in Japan in various variety shows such as 'Odoru! Sanma Goten!!" (NTV). Seki is not only a model who has appeared on various fashion magazines as an amateur model such as 'AneCan' for seven years, but is also a dentist enrolled in the graduate school at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and does medical examinations at

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  • Ayase Haruka attends opening ceremony of the 'Glicopia East' learning factory

    October 7, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    On October 7th, actress Ayase Haruka attended the opening ceremony of Ezaki Glico's facilities for a factory tour 'Glicopia East' in Kitamoto, Saitama. Ayase wore a red one-piece dress for the event and greeted all the persons present, "Starting with the Kitamoto residents, I hope there will be a lot of people who come here and see how sweets are made." She added, "I'm praying that sweets will receive even more love from now." Aside fro

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  • 31 finalists of JKT48's 2nd generation audition to attend final selection in Japan

    October 7, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    On October 6, AKB48’s sister group JKT48 broadcast the final auditions for their second generation members on Indonesia’s largest television network “RCTI”; it was announced that “31 finalists have qualified for the final selection in Japan.” The 'JKT48 Second Generation Audition' special live stream began at 3 PM Jakarta time and when it was time to announce qualifying second generation finalists, AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi appeared i

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  • Veteran actor Otaki Hideji passes away

    October 6, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    On October 2, veteran actor Otaki Hideji passed away from lung cancer at 87 years of age. A representative of theater troupe Gekidan Mingei sent a fax to several media outlets stating, "Due to his poor health in February, he canceled his folk art performance in June, and was hospitalized for treatment. In July, he also had complications with pneumonia, but shortly after, his condition was stable and he was discharged. He also regained his

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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa receive 'Best Jeanist' award

    October 5, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 4th, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki (29) appeared at the 29th annual "Best Jeanist 2012" award ceremony in Tokyo where it was announced that he had won the award for the second year in a row based on a general vote.  The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. Aiba, who was met with loud cheers at the conference, smiled as he said, “I felt the same thing when I stood here

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  • Tsuchiya Anna recovers from tonsillitis

    October 4, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    On October 4th, singer-model-actress Tsuchiya Anna officially resumed her activities after a having recovered from tonsillitis that had confined the star to her bed since September 17th. Tsuchiya's first public event was a sales event for a limited collaboration between the fashion jewelry brand 'AGATHA PARIS' and the British rock band The Rolling Stones who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. At the event, she exclaimed with delight,

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  • NMB48's Ota Riona to graduate from group

    October 4, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    It's been revealed that NMB48 Team M member Ota Riona will be graduating from the group to focus on her studies. Through NMB48's official website, Ota commented that she faced difficulties after moving to Osaka upon entering high school. She explained, "I did my best by myself, so there were times I was troubled about managing it along with my studies. I started thinking about graduating since 3 months ago." She continued, "My dream is

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