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  • Eita's father commits suicide

    February 18, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    On the 18th, Tokyo’s police reported that Eita's (28) father (55) hung himself in his apartment. Once inside, the police found a will-like note that Eita’s father left behind.  Due to the note, the police have ruled the death a suicide. According to authorities, Eita’s father hung himself on the evening of the 16th. He was later found by his older sister (57), who he was living with at the time. That same night, at 7:05pm, the sister called

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  • Mori Izumi caught having an affair with a married man

    February 18, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    Model and talent, Mori Izumi (28), has been caught by gossip magazine "FRIDAY" for having an affair with a married man 29 years her senior. The man in question is Koshizoe Ken (57), who is the husband of actress Kotegawa Yuuko (51)’s younger sister, former actress Kotegawa Nobuko (48). Koshizoe is an advisor for the Japan Professional Surfing Association. Mori’s company told Sankei Sports, “She didn’t know that he was married. They’ve already

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  • Kusumi Koharu releases her new autobiography

    February 17, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    On the 17th, former Morning Musume member, Kusumi Koharu (18), had a handshake event at  Fukuya Shoten Shinjuku Subnade for her autobiography “17 sai no Tenshoku” (Changing Occupations at 17 years old) which costs 1,500 yen (~18 USD). Aside from her previous photo books, this is Kusumi’s first real book. She says it’s a book worth “100 points” and commented on when she was a MoMusu “classmate”, “To tell you the truth, I kind of don’t want an

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  • Actress Urazato Harumi passes away at 76

    February 17, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    On the 13th, actress Urazato Harumi (real name: Usui Fusa), passed away due to a stroke. She was 76 years old. The wake and funeral service was held by just her close relatives. At a later date, they plan on having a farewell gathering for her fans and others. The chief mourner was her younger sister Keiko. Urazato performed in several big movies, she was in  “Furisode Kyoenroku” with Misora Hibari and she was also in Takakura Ken’s debut w

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  • Komukai Minako cancels flight back to Japan for second time

    February 17, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    We previously reported that an arrest warrant has been put out for Komukai Minako, who had canceled her flight back to Japan earlier, but it looks like she is continuing to evade capture by the police for her alleged drug purchases. Komukai appeared at the airport on February 16th, prepared to fly business class on Delta Airlines Flight 172, and finished check-in without problems. However, as departure time approached, and the boarding gates

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  • Comedian Wakkii becomes victim of theft

    February 16, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Comedian Wakkii of comedic duo “Penalty” had his car broken into on February 16th in Shinagawa. The police station announced that Wakkii’s car was parked at a coin-operated parking space. According to police, the comedian wasn't laughing when he returned to his car at 3:35am on the 16th and noticed the passenger window was broken and someone had stolen his bag which contained money, he immediately dialed 110 (similar to 911). Wakkii cl

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  • The Philippines puts out a warrant for Komukai Minako's arrest

    February 16, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    tokyohive previously reported that an arrest warrant for Komukai Minako (25) was put out in Japan due to suspicions of drug purchases. However, the talent was in the Philippines during this time, and it was reported that she had canceled her flight back to Japan on February 11th and went to the immigration office in the Philippines to extend her visa. She was granted the extension on the same day, and it is valid until March 21st. Finally

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  • Abiru Yu worries about Sawajiri Erika

    February 16, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    On February 15th, talent Abiru Yu (24), was in attendance at a fashion event for “GirlsAward JAPAN2011 SPRING/SUMMER”. Abiru is known to be friends with actress Sawajiri Erika (24), so she was asked if she knew anything about Sawajiri's whereabouts. "We haven’t met up recently. I don’t even know if she’s in Japan right now." Earlier, it was reported that Sawajiri was currently seeing a Spanish man who "cultivates marijuana."  Abiru comme

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  • Former '80s guitarist Noshita Toshiya arrested for sexual assault

    February 15, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    On February 14th, the Tochigi Police Department arrested Noshita Toshiya (49) on charges of sexual assault. Investigative reports allege that on February 2nd at 7:20 PM, Noshita allegedly sexually assaulted a female dental assistant (22) in his car at a parking lot in Utsunomiya. The star was heard calling to the victim, “Let’s go get some to eat!”, inside a discount store, after which he brought her to his car. Noshita used to be the

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  • Sawajiri Erika stirs up controversy with a new love in Spain

    February 14, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    Actress Sawajiri Erika, who is well known to the Japanese for various life dramas played out in the public eye over the past few years, has gained new interest in her recent activities. The actress, who worked a brief stint as a singer nearly 5 years ago with her professional singing debut under Sony Music Japan, has made Spain a second home after seeking refuge there with ex-husband Takashiro Tsuyoshi back in 2009. However, this time, thi

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