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  • Fujimoto Toshifumi and Kinoshita Yukina welcome their first baby

    August 8, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    It's been reported that comedian Fujimoto Toshifumi (41) and talento Kinoshita Yukina (24) have welcomed their first baby! According to a few sources, Kinoshita gave birth to a 2,668 g (5 lbs 9 oz) baby girl on August 6th at 3:29 pm. Both mother and baby are reported to be healthy, and Fujimoto was able to witness his daughter's birth. In their announcement, the couple stated, "Her face isn't big. We feel very happy at the birth of this

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  • SKE48's Hirata Rikako to graduate from group

    August 7, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    It's been reported that SKE48 Team S member Hirata Rikako will be graduating from the group. This was announced by Hirata herself during SKE48's stage show, 'Seifuku no Me', on August 7th at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. Hirata, who turned 23-years-old on this day, explained that she wants to pursue her dream of becoming a reporter. Details on her graduation date has not been revealed at this time. Hirata passed SKE48's opening audition ba

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  • Isono Kiriko to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend

    August 6, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    It's been reported that talento Isono Kiriko (48) will be getting married to her 24-year-old boyfriend Takahashi Togo. He made a public proposal on the August 5th broadcast of NTV's 'Gyouretsu no Dekiru Houritsu Soudanjyo SP'. Isono married comedian trio Kashimashi Musume's Shouji Terue's eldest son back in 2003. The two later divorced in November of 2009. Thereafter, she met Takahashi, and together, they opened up a bar in Tokyo. The p

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  • Johnny's Jr.'s Yonehana Tsuyoshi retires from entertainment industry

    August 5, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    At the end of July, actor Yonehana Tsuyoshi (29) left Johnny’s & Associates, Inc. and retired from the entertainment industry. He entered Johnny’s in 1995. He is said to have left based on his own decision to pursue a different path before he turned 30.  He made a name for himself through dance performances and was a part of the Johnny’s Jr. unit “Musical Academy.”  He focused on theatre activities. His plans for the future are not

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  • Actress Tsushima Keiko passes away from stomach cancer

    August 4, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    At 10:20 AM on August 1st, actress Tsushima Keiko (Real Name: Mori Naoko), known for her roles in various films including “Himeyuri no Tou” and “Shichinin no Samurai”, passed away from stomach cancer at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 86 years old. Directly after the end of WWII, she played the role of a tidy girl; in her later years, she played the role of an elegant grandmother and supported numerous masterpieces. In recent years, however, she

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  • Talent Kikuchi Momoko inaugurated as guest lecturer at alma mater

    August 3, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    On August 2, it was revealed that talent Kikuchi Momoko (44) was inaugurated as a guest lecturer on August 1 at Toita Women's College, her alma mater, located in Minato-ku, Tokyo. The homepage of Toita Women’s College shows that Kikuchi completed her graduate studies at Hosei University, where she majored in employment policies; it also revealed that she will lecture on working in the education field. Source: Sanspo Image: Mainichi

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  • Karina appears at event for night horse racing

    August 3, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Actress Karina (28) is the campaign character for "Twinkle Races", which are evening and night racing events. She appeared at the Ohi racecourse for the "Twinkle Race Day Registration Certificate Award Ceremony" on July 31st. "Twinkle Race Day" is a day that commemorates Japan's first night-racing event at the Ohi racecourse back in July 31, 1986 and is officially recognized by the Japan's Association of Anniversaries. Karina, who received

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  • PUFFY's Yoshimura Yumi gives birth to her first child

    August 2, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    It's been reported that PUFFY's Yoshimura Yumi has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Yoshimura gave birth to a baby boy on August 1st at 2:34 pm. The baby is healthy and weighed 3,376 grams (7 lbs. 7 oz.) at the time of birth. Through her agency's official website, Yoshimura expressed, "Yay! Today, a baby boy was born from a girl's body. It's a mysterious feeling. It was difficult, but there is no other happ

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  • ICONIQ shows off her underpants for fashion event

    August 1, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    Singer ICONIQ was in Tokyo on August 1st for a fashion event titled “HAPPY 8pants2 DAY” and walked the runway wearing a T-shirt and underpants. ICONIQ was previously reported to be in a relationship with GACKT. At the event, she was asked what kind of underpants GACKT usually wears and she replied shyly, “I cannot announce this here.” Retired K-1 fighter Masato, who was also present at the event then asked, “Isn’t it that he doesn’t wear unde

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  • Dante Carver becomes the father of a baby girl

    July 31, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    It's been reported that actor Dante Carver has become a father of a baby girl! Dante is known for his role as the "older brother" in SoftBank Mobile's tv commercials. Through his official blog, he reported, "On July 26th at 9:05 pm, our long-awaited baby was born." Dante married a non-celebrity woman back in August of 2010, and announced his wife's pregnancy earlier this March. He expressed, "She is a very healthy girl. I will work hard

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