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  • Azuma Takahiro & Yasu Megumi become parents

    March 18, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    It's been reported that comedian Azuma Takahiro and talento Yasu Megumi have welcomed their first child.The couple made the announcement on March 17 via a fax release to the press through their agencies. In the fax statement, Azuma announced the birth of their baby girl saying, "Our Yasu-san did a good job!! She weighs 3158 grams (6 lbs 15 oz) and is 50 cm (approx. 20 inches) tall." He also revealed that his daughter resembles his fathe

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/9 ~ 3/15

    March 18, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 9 to 15. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "KISS KISS KISS" - KAT-TUN : 3/11 (153,457)2. "Your Number" - SHINee : 3/11 (131,409)3. "Yacchatta!!" - Busaiku : 3/8 (73,137)4. "Seishunfu" - Momoiro Clover Z : 3/11 (64,310)5. "Green Flash" - AKB48 : 3/4 (16,325)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Sexy Power 3" - Sexy Zone : 3/11 (101,350)2. "I.M.G.~wi

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  • Suzanne announces her divorce with Saito Kazumi

    March 18, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

    On March 17, talento Suzanne (28) announced that she has divorced former pitcher for Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and baseball commentator Saito Kazumi (37).The couple married in December of 2011 and welcomed their son in January of last year. Below is a translated message from Suzanne:"At this time, I would like to announce that I, Suzanne, have divorced my husband Saito Kazumi-san. I sincerely apologize to all persons involved, as well as to those wh

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  • Sakamoto Miu announces her pregnancy

    March 18, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    Musician Sakamoto Ryuichi and singer-songwriter Yano Akiko's daughter, singer Sakamoto Miu (34), announced that she is currently 5-months pregnant. Last March, Sakamoto married a non-celebrity man one year her junior. On her official Twitter account, she posted a family photo featuring herself, her husband, and her cat Sabami. She announced, "The other day, we peacefully celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary. Our new family member is c

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  • Sexy Zone grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly album ranking for 3rd consecutive time

    March 17, 2015 @ 3:25 am

    Popular group Sexy Zone just released their third album "Sexy Power 3" on March 11, and it's topped the Oricon weekly album ranking within the first week sales of 101,000 copies. This marked their third consecutive #1 album. "Sexy Power 3" not only contains the group's chart-topping singles like "King & Queen & Joker", "Otoko never give up", and "Kimi ni HITOMEBORE", but also the members' solo songs. For the full track list of

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  • KAT-TUN's latest single tops Oricon weekly ranking

    March 17, 2015 @ 3:23 am

    Oricon revealed that popular group KAT-TUN's "KISS KISS KISS" (released on March 11) came out on top of its latest weekly single chart after the single sold 153,000 copies during the first week.This is the group's 24th consecutive No.1 single since their debut song "Real Face" (released in March 2006), and they are currently in second place for "the number of consecutive chart-topping singles since the first one," following KinKi Kids' record of

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  • AKB48 Kizaki Yuria's 11-year-old cousin passes SKE48's 7th generation audition

    March 16, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

    On March 15, SKE48 announced the successful candidates of the 7th generation audition which has been running since last July. Among the 35 members who made it into the final round, 15 girls passed with 11 being the youngest and 19 the oldest. While only 10 girls were supposed to pass the audition, the staff decided to add 5 more. The youngest members are Aikawa Honoka and Asai Yuka, who are both 11 years old, while the oldest is 19-year-old Takah

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/4~3/10

    March 15, 2015 @ 11:57 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 4th to March 10th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Jounetsu no Hana" - EXILE 02 - "Sakura" - Arashi 03 - "Rassun Gorerai" - 8.6sec Bazooka 04 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 05 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - chay 06 - "Believe" - GReeeeN 07 - "R.Y.U.

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  • Nogizaka46's Saito Chiharu gets into Meiji University

    March 14, 2015 @ 6:12 pm

    Congratulations to Nogizaka46 member Saito Chiharu! She has passed the entrance exam for Meiji University. On March 13, Saito revealed through her official blog that she would be entering the Department of Literature at Meiji University. On her decision about continuing onto university, she commented, "I wanted to challenge myself to the maximum limit and pile up a lot of experience to become a great person. I don't want to regret not chall

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  • Hirosue Ryoko is pregnant with her 3rd child

    March 14, 2015 @ 2:53 am

    On March 13, actress Hirosue Ryoko (34) announced through her agency that she is pregnant with her 3rd child.Hirosue's agency reported, "At this time, we would like to announce that our agency's Hirosue Ryoko will be gaining a new member in her family. She's currently 5 months pregnant and has entered her stable period."They continued, "Right now, Hirosue is wrapped in happiness and is spending her days calmly. She intends on continuing to w

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