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  • Are actress/singer Kanda Sayaka and singer/actor Tashiro Mario dating?

    May 29, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    On May 27th, FRIDAY reported that actress and singer Kanda Sayaka (24) and opera singer and actor Tashiro Mario (27) are in a relationship, which caused both of them to apologize on their official blogs. Kanda wrote, “There is no excuse. I know that I really made a mistake”. Tashiro also commented, “I’ve troubled a lot of people through my careless actions and I am truly sorry for that”. Kanda is currently performing in “Les Miserables” a

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi and Sawajiri Erika hang out together at Leslie Kee's exhibition!

    May 29, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    On the 27th, a photo exhibition was held for the Great Tohoku Earthquake charity photobook “LOVE&HOPE”, which will be released on June 1st. The event was held at Omotesando Hills’ “Space Oh”. Hamasaki Ayumi (32), who graces the front cover of the photobook, and Sawajiri Erika (25) were among many in attendance. The exhibition featured photographs from Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee (40), who took the portraits of beautiful women fr

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  • Yamamoto Taro leaves his agency because of his position on nuclear power?

    May 28, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    On May 27th, actor Yamamoto Taro revealed over his official Twitter that he has left his agency. "I left my agency today!", he tweeted at about 9:00 PM, followed by another tweet reading, "It kept going on, and the president and all the staff asked me over and over again to stay. In the end, they heard out my selfishness." Although the tweets seem quite innocuous, potential links have been made to previous statements he made over Twitte

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  • Othello's Matsushima Nahomi to make her comeback this week!

    May 26, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Comedian Matsushima Nahomi will officially make her comeback on May 28th! After announcing in April that she would be expecting her first child, the Othello member went on a short break until the end of May to focus on her health. According to those close to Matsushima, the doctor has given his approval for her to continue appearing on television as long as she is mindful of her health. The other member of the comedian duo, Nakajima Tomoko,

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  • Arashi fans in Peru collect donations for Japan!

    May 24, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Arashi Peru, a club created by fans of Japanese idol group Arashi, has joined fundraising efforts for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. Club president Mirtha Coral (32), who became a fan of Arashi after watching one of their performances on cable TV, is one of ten original members who created the group four years ago. Today there are 4,250 members, mostly in their teens and 20s. The club is headquartered in the capital city of Lima, bu

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  • Mitani Koki & Koboyashi Satomi end their marriage

    May 23, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    On May 23rd, playwright Mitani Koki and actress Kobayashi Satomi officially announced their plans to divorce by sending a joint fax to all the major media outlets. The entire fax is reproduced below: "On this day, May 23, Mitani Koki and Kobayashi Satomi has officially filed for divorce. "There was no major event that led to this decision. Instead, as both parties lived together for an extended period of time, small differences in their

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  • Leslie Kee to collaborate with Hamasaki Ayumi + 200 others for charity photo book

    May 23, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Hamasaki Ayumi announced on her official website that she would be participating in a special photo book to help out the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. The photo book, "TIFFANY SUPPORTS 'LOVE & HOPE' LESLIE KEE", will be 252 pages long and includes portraits of 200 female celebrities representing 32 different countries. Hamasaki Ayumi is featured on both covers of the photo book, whose pictures were taken and compiled by the famous

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  • Ishikawa Rika absent due to jaw inflammation and a cyst

    May 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    On May 21st, Dream Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika was absent from the group’s performance at ALSO Hall in Hiroshima. The day before, Ishikawa began complaining of pain, so she was taken to a hospital to be checked. The doctor diagnosed that her upper right jaw was inflamed and her upper jawbone also had a cyst on it.  Ishikawa’s company decided, “(Ishikawa) is in no condition to be on stage”. Furthermore, the other Dream Morning Musu

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  • Yaguchi Mari marries Nakamura Masaya!

    May 22, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    On May 22nd, former Morning Musume member and talento Yaguchi Mari married actor Nakamura Masaya! The couple reported their marriage in a press conference the same afternoon, where Nakamura revealed, "We registered our marriage together late last night." Yaguchi told the press she's yet to introduce her husband to fellow Morning Musume members. She praised Nakamura during the conference, saying, "I'm sure they'll say (he's) handsome. Usua

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  • AKB48 research student Suzuki Shihori is promoted to Team B!

    May 22, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    AKB48 research student Suzuki Shihori has officially been promoted to Team B…again! Suzuki, originally a 7th generation research student, was promoted to Team B back in 2009, but “graduated” from the group before performing with them. Rumors claim she left because she felt she wasn’t “good enough” to be an official team member. However, Suzuki returned to the 48-franchise as an 11th generation research student and was put on the fast trac

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