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  • Tanaka Yoshiko's "children" mourn the loss of their on-screen mother

    April 27, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    [caption id="attachment_147193" align="aligncenter" width="548" caption="Around 2400 celebrities and entertainment industry workers attended Tanaka Yoshiko's wake on April 24th, including her on-screen children (top left to right): Yamada Yu, Kuninaka Ryoko, Sugiura Taiyo, and Kitagawa Keiko"][/caption] Actress Tanaka Yoshiko, who passed away on April 21st, did not have children in real life, but she leaves behind 22 actors and 25 actresse

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  • Message from Tanaka Yoshiko released at her funeral

    April 26, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    On April 25th, the funeral for actress Tanaka Yoshiko was held in Tokyo, during which a special message from the star was played. Tanaka had passed away due to breast cancer on April 21st. Below is the translated message from Tanaka Yoshiko herself to her guests. ----- Hello, this is Tanaka Yoshiko.  Today is March 29th.  It's been two weeks since the Great Tohoku Knato Earthquake occurred.  When I think of people who have been suffe

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  • Actor Tanaka Minoru found dead at his home, a possible suicide?

    April 26, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    It's been reported that actor Tanaka Minoru (44) was found dead hanging at his home. According to the metropolitan police department, Tanaka's manager and his mother visited his house on April 25th around at 3:30 PM because they could not contact to him, and they found him hanging.  The police is estimating that it was a possible suicide, and they are currently investigating the matter. Tanaka starred in NHK's morning drama series "Rin

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  • Othello's Nakajima Tomoko taking a rest due to poor health condition

    April 25, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_146821" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Nakajima on the left"][/caption] Nakajima Tomoko from the female comedic duo Othello announced that she is taking a rest for a while due to her current poor health condition.  Nakajima has been sick since the beginning of April, and there's still no signs of recovery or improvement at this moment.  The name of her disease has not been revealed to the public, and it's till

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  • Sankei Sports to publish their own newspaper on Korean entertainment, "Kan Fun"

    April 25, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Newspaper company Sankei Sports has announced that beginning on April 27th, the newspaper company will be launching "Kan Fun", a new weekly newpaper focusing on South Korean entertainment. The 24-page tabloid newspaper will include interviews, gravure spreads, and information on upcoming events about Korean stars, with a new issue coming out every Wednesday. The first issue will be a special deluxe edition with thirty-two pages featuring Chosh

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  • Candies members to reunite for Tanaka Yoshiko's funeral

    April 24, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    [caption id="attachment_146563" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Candies in 1977 (from left): Fujimura Miki, Itou Ran, and Tanaka Yoshiko"][/caption] The funeral for actress Tanaka Yoshiko, who passed away earlier this week, will be held on April 25th, and it's been reported that her former groupmates, Itou Ran and Fujimura Miki,will be giving the eulogies. In addition, the art director of the 1989 film "Kuroi Ame" (for which Tanaka wo

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  • Matsuda Hiroaki and Ando Sei get married

    April 24, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    Matsuda Hiroaki, from comic duo Hiking Walking, and actress Ando Sei revealed on their blogs that they got married today. Matsuda wrote: "From now on I will be even more encouraged to try my best at work and show you a lot of different faces. Please look over us." Ando wrote: "I'd like to build a happy family together with my spouse and devote myself even more to my work. Please look over us from now on." The two of them met during a T

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  • Shirashi Miho and Hasegawa Hiroki officially announce their break-up

    April 23, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    Actress Shirashi Miho and actor Hasegawa Hiroki announced on April 20th that they had officially ended their relationship last fall. After being spotted in a "arm-in-arm date" in December of 2008, the couple began dating more seriously and were even looking towards getting married. Sources close to the two say that Shirashi and Hasegawa began running into trouble around September of last year, when Hasegawa's schedule became much more busy.

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  • Which celebs were chosen as "ideal bosses" this year?

    April 22, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    Sanno University has revealed the result of its "ideal boss" ranking of this year. This ranking has been held by the university annually since 1993, and this year, they asked 440 people who just entered companies this spring about who would be their ideal boss. For the males, journalist Ikegami Akira came out on top for the first time, and Alberto Zaccheroni (Japan's national soccer team coach) ranked on 10th place for the first time. For

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari congratulates Matsuyama Kenichi on his marriage

    April 22, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    On April 20th, Ninomiya Kazunari (27), who starred in the two-part GANTZ movie alongside Matsuyama Kenichi, congratulated his co-star on his recent marriage. Ninomiya cheered, "Macchan, congratulations on your marriage. I wish you a lifetime of happiness." By starring together in the GANTZ movies (the first opened in January, and the second will be released on April 23rd), the actors became really close friends. In a promotional event held

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