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  • Sugiura Taiyo & Tsuji Nozomi announce the birth of their 3rd child

    March 22, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    Talento Tsuji Nozomi (25) gave birth to her third child on March 21 at 4:25 pm. On the following day, both Tsuji and her husband Sugiura Taiyo announced the good news on their respective blogs. According to Tsuji's blog, it was a baby boy weighing in at 2,660 grams (around 6 pounds), and both mother and the baby are doing well. Sugiura who witnessed the delivery, also updated his blog, "It's a birth of the second son of Sugiura family. Bot

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  • Sakai Masato & Kanno Miho to get married next month!

    March 22, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    It was reported that actor Sakai Masato (39) and actress Kanno Miho (35) will get married next month. The couple co-starred with each other in movie "Ooku~Eien~ [Emonnosuke・Tsunayoshi Hen]" which was released in December of last year. Apparently, they started dating after the movie was released from Sakai's approach. After the news was reported, Kanno's agency admitted it saying, "We've heard about it from her. We will make an announcemen

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  • NMB48's Shinohara Kanna announces her graduation

    March 21, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    On March 21, NMB48 member Shinohara Kanna announced her graduation from the group during the theater performance held at NMB48 theater. Shinohara also wrote on NMB48's official blog, ===== "I, Shinohara Kanna, will be graduating from NMB48. I've been in NMB48 as a first generation member since I was a first year student in junior high, but I was never one of the front-line members. I always had a dream to be a model, and I never f

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  • Nakao Akiyoshi & Naka Riisa are getting married + expecting a baby

    March 21, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    It was announced that actor Nakao Akiyoshi (24) and actress Naka Riisa (23) are getting married. It was also revealed that Naka is currently three months pregnant, and they are expecting their first baby this fall. The couple wrote via a FAX, which was released through Nakao's agency, "We've been very good friends ever since we first met 4 years ago, but we respect each other, and believe firmly that we will be able to build a happy family

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  • Nogizaka46 tops Oricon weekly single chart

    March 19, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Nogizaka46’s 5th single “Kimi no Na wa Kibou,” which went on sale on March 13, has sold 242,000 copies and grabbed first place on the March 25 Oricon Weekly Single Ranking. This is their fourth consecutive first place ranking which first began with their 2nd single “Oide Shampoo” (went on sale last May.)   This is the first time since their debut that they have sold over 200,000 copies within the first week of a song release; their previo

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  • Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and talent Fukuda Moe expecting their first child

    March 18, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Talent Fukuda Moe (27) and husband Nakata Atsuhiko (30) of the comedic duo Oriental Radio announced early morning on March 18 via Fukuda's official blog that she is pregnant with their first child. She wrote, “This is personal, but we have been gifted with a child.  I am now 5 months pregnant and my pregnancy is finally stable.  Our child will be born near the end of summer.” She appeared deeply emotional as she wrote about waiting for childre

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  • Yamada Takayuki becomes the father of a baby boy!

    March 16, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    It was reported that the wife of actor Yamada Takayuki gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in Tokyo in the beginning of March. Both mother and the baby are in good condition, and Yamada left a comment through his agency, which read, "I am happy that he was born safely. I will continue devote myself to acting just like up until now." Yamada announced his marriage with a non-celebrity woman who is 7 years older than him back on New Year's

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  • Ayaman JAPAN's Fantasista Sakurada performs at graduation live + announcement of new members

    March 15, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    On March 14, Fantasista Sakurada (27), a member of the female entertainment group Ayaman JAPAN, and whom married BOSE (44) of the hip-hop group Scha Dara Parr last year, performed at her graduation live at the Roppongi nicofarre in Tokyo. Sakurada is 8 months pregnant, and she will be taking a maternity rest for half a year. She said, “(My baby) is probably a girl.  Even after she is born, I will never make her be a member of Ayaman JAPAN

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  • Voice actor Naya Goro passes away due to chronic respiratory failure

    March 12, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    On March 11, it was reported that voice actor Naya Goro had passed away on the 5th at 3:00 am due to chronic respiratory failure. He was 83-years-old. Naya's funeral was held with family and close relatives. There will be a farewell meeting for him in the coming days. He leaves behind his wife Katsuko. Naya was born in Hokkaido. After dropping out from Ritsumeikan University, he joined the Todo acting troupe and became an actor and dire

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  • Voice actor Takishita Tsuyoshi passes away

    March 12, 2013 @ 1:43 am

    On March 11th, a talento agency Aoni Production announced on the official site that voice actor Takishita Tsuyoshi passed away before dawn on the 10th at the age of 37. According to the announcement, Takishita's death was due to a fall while he was on the way home. Other details on the accident have not been revealed. Takishita is known for the voice of Shiba Yi (Shima Yi) from PS2 game "Shin Sangokumusou (Dynasty Warriors)" series, and

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