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  • Chii Takeo passes away due to heart failure

    June 30, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    At around 7 AM on June 29, actor Chii Takeo passed away in a hospital in Minato, Tokyo due to heart failure.  Chii was known for his heartfelt acting and for the characters he played in “Taiyou ni Hoero!,” “Kita no Kuni Kara,” along with his other roles in numerous TV dramas and movies.  He is also remembered for his appearances on numerous variety programs. Chii Takeo was 70 years old.  He was born in Chiba prefecture.  His next of kin wi

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  • Ito Hideaki to take on the challenge of becoming radio personality for the first time

    June 30, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    On June 28, it was revealed that actor Ito Hideaki (36) will take on the challenge of becoming a radio personality. He'll begin by hosting the July 3rd show of Nippon Broadcast’s popular All Night Nippon program. His show, titled “Ito Hideaki no All Night Nippon GOLD”, begins airing at 10PM. The program is usually broadcast from the Yurakucho studio in Tokyo, but on Ito’s particular broadcast date, the program will be broadcast from ABC

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  • Actor Kawahara Kazuhisa and actress Matsumoto Kio get married

    June 29, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    On June 29th, actor Kawahara Kazuhisa's (50) agency sent a fax to several media outlets, announcing his marriage to actress Matsumoto Kio (40). The couple officially registered their marriage on June 26th. They reported, "When we reached the point where we both could take a break from our stage plays, we took the opportunity to submit our marriage registration. While gaining a good lifetime partner, we both want to turn over a new leaf and

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  • Comedian Yamada Hanako gives birth to her first child

    June 29, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Comedian Yamada Hanako (36) has announced through her agency that she has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Yamada delivered a healthy baby boy by Caesarean section on June 29th at 8:13 am. Her son weighed 3,270 grams (7lbs. 3 oz.) at the time of birth. Yamada commented, "It was my first time giving birth, and at that, I had a C-section, so I was anxious, very anxious. But after seeing my child's face, I am

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  • Wakatsuki Chinatsu gives birth to her 1st baby

    June 28, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    On June 27th, talento Wakatsuki Chinatsu's agency announced that Wakatsuki gave birth to her first baby girl on the 22nd.  Wakatsuki married a businessman back in January, and she announced that she would go on maternity leave last week. Wakatsuki commented on a fax via her agency, "Many feelings, such as responsibility came to me.  I was able to feel the real meaning of 'Happy Birthday' from the bottom of my heart." Congratulations to Waka

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  • MINMI gives birth to her 3rd child

    June 27, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    It's been reported that MINMI and Wakadanna has welcomed their 3rd child! According to the reports, MINMI gave birth to a healthy baby girl on June 26th at 5:12 am in Hawaii. She expressed, "I was blessed with three children, and this year will be my 10th year anniversary. This is all thanks to everyone's support. I will be grateful for this happiness, and would like to press forward as a mother and a singer." After having her 1st son b

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  • Itao Itsuji announces the birth of his 2nd child

    June 27, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    On June 26th, talento Itao Itsuji (48) announced the birth of his second child through his agency. According to the announcement, Itao's new baby girl was born on June 25th at 2:11 pm at a hospital in Tokyo. She weighed 3,670 grams (8 lbs. 1 oz.) at the time of birth. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. The couple has yet to decide on a name. Itao married a non-celebrity woman back in 1998. They were blessed with their first

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  • Announcer Yashio Keiko (42) announces pregnancy

    June 26, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Freelance announcer Yashio Keiko (42) announced on the June 25th broadcast of TBS program “Minomonta no Asa Zuba!” (Monday through Friday, starting at 5:55 AM)  that she is currently 6 months pregnant. On the same day, she announced on her personal blog that “Currently, I am 6 months pregnant.  My due date is the beginning of November.  I have experienced a considerable amount of strong fetal movement and I feel happy to have experienced

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  • Tamaru Maki appears at opening event of Kirin pop-up shop

    June 26, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    On June 25th, actress Tamaru Maki (33) appeared at the opening event for the “Kirin Ichibanshibori FROZEN GARDEN Osaka” concept shop at BREEZE BREEZE in Umeda, Osaka. At the shop, which will stay open until August 31, customers can taste a new draft beer called “Ichibanshibori Frozen <draft>” that has frozen foam (each cup is 570 ml and costs ¥700/$8.80 USD). The shop menu also includes foods like edamame. Tamaru, who served as th

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  • Gal Sone announces her pregnancy

    June 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    On June 25th, talento Gal Sone (26) announced through her official blog that she is currently pregnant with her first baby. Gal Sone expressed her joy saying, "Currently, I am 5 months pregnant. My physical condition is good, and I'm enjoying everyday with excitement! I will get to meet my baby at the end of the year, so I'm looking forward to it!" She also wrote, "I used to cause so much trouble to my mom, and now, I'm becoming a mom..

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