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  • Kawamura Yosuke announces his marriage and first child

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Actor, Kawamura Yosuke announced that he is officially married.  According to his agency, the wife was his classmate from junior high school, and the couple registered their marriage on January 29th.  It was also announced that the wife is 6 months pregnant. It has not been revealed if they would hold a wedding ceremony or reception party, and Kawamura is not planning to hold a press conference for his marriage.  Kawamura posted a new blog ent

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  • ICONIQ's boyfriend, Tadanari Lee, wins Asian Cup for Japan + "Hoot" celebration?

    January 30, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    The boyfriend of singer ICONIQ, fourth generation Zainichi Korean soccer player, Tadanari Lee (Lee Choong Sung), has recently become a hot topic for his celebration after his game-winning goal in the Asian Cup Final against Australia. On January 30th, Japan went head-to-head with Australia at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar for the 2011 Asian Cup Final. During the 4th minute of extended time, Tadanari Lee fired in Yuto Nagatomo's cross with a b

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  • Crystal Kay apologizes to fans on her blog

    January 29, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported that singer, Crystal Kay had canceled her tour due to acute nephritis.  On January 29th, Crystal made a new entry on her official blog, and apologized to her fans for the cancellation. She wrote, "I'm sorry for making all of you worried.  My body seems a little bit tired, but I'm fine!!  It's not that serious. The doctor told me that it will be better if I get some rest, so you don't have to worry!!  Since I

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  • AKB48's Ohshima Yuko, and Fukuda Saki receive "Bridal Jewelry Princess" award

    January 29, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko, and actress Fukuda Saki have received "The 5th Bridal Jewelry Princess" awards, and appeared at the awarding ceremony held on January 28th at Tokyo Big Sight.  This award is to recognize celebrities who fit as the image leaders for bridal jewelries.  Both Ohshima and Fukuda showed up in wedding dresses designed by Katsura Yumi, and received a ring for their ring fingers. According to Ohshima, this was the firs

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi meets Avril Lavigne

    January 27, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Canadian pop-rock singer Avril Lavigne has been staying in Japan since January 23rd to promote her latest single "What The Hell", and she got to meet up with one of the nation's top idols! AKB48 member and solo artist Itano Tomomi arrived at Tokyo's Tower Records to meet the famous star. Through a translator, Itano confessed that she's been listening to Avril Lavigne's music since her middle school days, and that she feels nervous about be

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  • AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka to challenge the "Tokyo Marathon 2011"

    January 27, 2011 @ 2:34 am

    AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka will be challenging the "Tokyo Marathon 2011", which will be held on February 27th.  Although she has tried the half marathon two years ago, this will be the first time she has challenged the full marathon of just over 42 km. Akimoto confessed that she is weak on long-distance running, despite being quite athletic.  According to Akimoto, the biggest reason why she would challenge the full marathon is related to

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  • Sawajiri Erika responds to her husband's e-mail

    January 26, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    The messy public divorce battle between Sawajiri Erika and her husband Takashiro Tsuyoshi began its second round today, as the actress has made several comments towards reporters regarding her husband. Sawajiri was in the airport on her way to a salon in Kuala Lampur when she was confronted by reporters. During her press conference on the 23rd, the actress stated that the divorce had been a mutual agreement - something which Takashiro quic

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  • Crystal Kay cancels tour due to acute nephritis

    January 26, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    Crystal Kay has announced that she will cancel her 2011 tour, "Crystal Kay Live Tour 2011 Spin the Music", due to acute nephritis. The tour was scheduled to start next month. Reportedly, Crystal Kay was not feeling very well and went to go visit her doctor. She was officially diagnosed with acute nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys. Due to the diagnosis, she will need to rest and be observed by doctors, and so long hours of rehearsal

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  • Tohoshinki's Yunho & Changmin grace the cover of "GQ JAPAN"

    January 25, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    After a long hiatus from the Japanese music industry, Tohoshinki finally marked their return by gracing the cover of "GQ JAPAN" magazine. While the shots were gorgeous, fans were more interested in the interview component, as it's the first Japanese promotional effort the group has undergone with only two members, Yunho and Changmin. The boys started off by commenting on their hopes for their career this year. Yunho said, "It's been a w

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  • Sawajiri Erika's husband makes an objection to her press conference

    January 24, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    We previously reported that actress Sawajiri Erika held a press conference on the 23rd concerning the rumors of divorce between her and her husband, Takashiro Tsuyoshi, where she implied that the divorce had been a mutual agreement between the two. However, it appears that there are still many issues to be cleared up on the matter. The couple has been married since January of 2009 and announced last April that they were having difficulties

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