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  • Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's dog Kurumi makes CM debut

    April 4, 2018 @ 3:09 am

    Ex-SMAP member Kusanagi Tsuyoshi's dog Kurumi stars in the CM for Canon's "EOS Kiss M" with actress Takeuchi Yuko.   Kurumi is a French bull dog that was born on December 30, 2016. While Kurumi has appeared on TV alongside Kusanagi in the past, this will be her first time starring in a CM. The CM will air nationwide beginning April 6. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • Actor Sakaguchi Kenji announces indefinite hiatus

    April 3, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    On March 31, actor Sakaguchi Kenji (42) announced via his agency that he will go on indefinite hiatus. Since about three years ago, the actor had been limiting himself to work due to pain in his right hip. In his announcement, he revealed that he has an incurable disease called idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head. He also announced that he would be resigning from his agency, K DASH, at the end of May.  Sakaguchi announced, "As some repo

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  • AKB48's Inagaki Kaori fractures occipital bone after falling off stage

    April 3, 2018 @ 3:16 am

    It's been reported AKB48 member Inagaki Kaori has fractured her occipital bone (bone found at the lower-back area of the cranium).  Inagaki accidentally fell off the stage during the group's one-man live on April 1 at Saitama Super Arena. After a visit to the hospital, they found that her occipital bone was fractured, but she was completely alert. They will continue to monitor her and address any problems that they find. As such, she w

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/21~3/27 2018

    April 3, 2018 @ 3:13 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 21st to March 27th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Ame Agari no Step (Charity Ver.)" - Atarashii Chizu 03 - "Doraemon" - Hoshino Gen 04 - "here comes my love" - Mr.Children 05 - "Sayonara Elegy" - Suda Masaki 06 - "From Now

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  • Mori Izumi announces marriage & pregnancy

    April 2, 2018 @ 4:33 pm

    On March 31, model/talento Mori Izumi (35) announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man, as well as her pregnancy with their first child. In a fax announcement, Mori stated, "I know this is sudden, but I, Mori Izumi, would like to announce that I got married this spring. My husband is not a celebrity. He is my important partner that I respect." She continued, "At the same time, I have been blessed with a baby. I am due around summer, and I am a

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  • A.B.C-Z announce 5th album 'VS 5'

    March 31, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    A.B.C-Z will release their 5th album "VS 5" on March 23. The upcoming album has a showdown theme with the message "to surpass myself of the past." It will be available for purchase in three different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. All versions will include 13 songs such as "Future Light," which is the theme song for Tsukada Ryoichi's first starring film "Last Hold!" and "Rock with U," a song choreographed b

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  • Kimura Kaela to release a picture book

    March 30, 2018 @ 3:23 am

    Kimura Kaela's first picture book titled "Nemu to Kokoro" will be released on April 22.  Since her debut, it was Kaela's dream to release a picture book. She's loved picture books since she was young and received inspiration from them while writing her own. "Nemu to Kokoro" is about a young boy named "Nemu-kun" who is always troubled by uncertain feelings until he meets "Kokoro-chan" when he realizes what he needs in his heart. This story i

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  • Yuzu 2018 to disband at the end of the month

    March 29, 2018 @ 3:09 am

    Yuzu's collaborative project with Nippon Seimei, 'Yuzu 2018 Project with Nippon Seimei,' is coming to an end. As a result, "Yuzu 2018," a group which was formed for the project, will disband at the end of the month.  Yuzu and Nippon Seimei joined hands for the 2018 Winter Olympics. For this project, they recruited 2,018 new members and released the song "Uta Yell." The new members participated in its video shoot, which t

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  • Ogata Haruna to graduate from Morning Musume

    March 28, 2018 @ 2:56 am

    It's been announced that Morning Musume.'18 member Ogata Haruna will graduate from the group after concluding their 20th anniversary tour. Ogata joined Morning Musume in 2014 as its 12th generation member. Since she joined the group, she had wished to attend an university and took the entrance exams last year. She unfortunately did not pass the exam at the time, but in the past year, she continued to study while being active in Morning Musum

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  • AKB48's Sato Nanami and Yokomichi Yuri announce hiatus

    March 27, 2018 @ 3:35 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 Team 8 members Sato Nanami and Yokomichi Yuri will be taking a break from their activities.  The group's official website explained that Sato will be going on hiatus due to her poor health, while Yokomichi will halt her activities in order to prioritize her studies. They have not decided how long their hiatus will be. Source & Image: natalie

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