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  • Kato Rosa marries soccer player Matsui Daisuke & is 4 months pregnant!

    June 22, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    [caption id="attachment_164452" align="aligncenter" width="513" caption="Actress Kato Rosa (26) and soccer player Matsui Daisuke (30) married on June 22nd."][/caption] On June 22nd, it was revealed that actress Kato Rosa married professional soccer player Matsui Daisuke! The actress is currently 4 months pregnant and is expected to deliver the baby in December. The ceremony date has yet to be decided. Matsui is part of the Japanese national

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  • Neko Hiroshi applies for Cambodian citizenship for a shot at 2012 Olympics

    June 22, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_162814" align="aligncenter" width="451" caption="Neko Hiroshi (left) will have to beat Cambodian runner Hem Bunting (right) for a spot at the Olympics"][/caption] Comedian Neko Hiroshi (33) has applied for a Cambodian citizenship in hopes of representing the country at the 2012 London Olympics as a marathon runner. On June 21st, he revealed that he submitted the application in February. It is expected to be approved

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  • Six AKB48 members to advertise their upcoming DVD at SHIBUYA 109

    June 21, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    On June 20th, it was revealed that idol group AKB48 will advertise their DVD by making an appearance at the symbol of Shibuya, SHIBUYA 109. The chosen six members of AKB48 will be advertising for nine days to June 28th. AKB48’s DVD & Blu-ray Disc, “AKB Ga Ippai ~ The Best Music Video”, will include 36 of the band’s various music videos, and is advertised on a billboard at SHIBUYA 109. The six members that will make appearances, as

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  • Kawamura Yosuke welcomes his new baby girl!

    June 21, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Actor Kawamura Yosuke has announced the birth of his baby girl! Kawamura’s baby girl was born on the June 20th at 3:39 PM, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces at a hospital in Saitama. Both the baby and mother are in healthy condition. Kawamura expressed how deeply moved he was, learning the strength of women as they become mothers. Kawamura married his junior high school classmate on January 29th of this year, as his wife was six months was

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  • Mano Erina talks about her new single for Kawaii Girl Japan!

    June 20, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina is the focus of the latest video interview by Kawaii Girl Japan! During her short interview, Mano talks about her new single "My Days for You", then invites viewers to check out her official blog and Twitter. Check out the video (with English subtitles) below!

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  • The truth about AKB48's Eguchi Aimi revealed!

    June 19, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Fans suspicions about AKB48's12.5 generation member Eguchi Aimi being a "CG idol" have been confirmed! The features of Eguchi's face were taken from the members, which consists of Oshima Yuko (hair/body), Takahashi Minami (outline), Maeda Atsuko (eyes), Watanabe Mayu (eyebrows), Itano Tomomi (nose), and Shinoda Mariko (mouth). Twelfth generation AKB48 member Sasaki Yukari is confirmed to be the source of her voice as well. Additionally, fan

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  • "Departures" director Takita Yojiro invited to join the Academy!

    June 19, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Japanese director Takita Yojiro (pictured above) is one of 178 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences this year. Takita is most well-known for his 2008 film "Okuribito" (aka "Departures"), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Right now, the Academy has a little under 6000 members. Japanese actor Watanabe Ken is already a member, and others who received an invitation this year include "The King's

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  • Hello! Project welcomes three new "Eggs"!

    June 19, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    Top girl group agency Hello! Project regularly holds auditions for young girls who hope to one day debut through the agency. When the girls are accepted into the agency, the girls are then known as "Eggs" and are referred to as "Hello! Pro Eggs". The girls receive free dance and vocal lessons in hopes of one day debuting with the agency. It has been reported that the agency has just welcomed three new trainees! These girls were introduced

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  • Neko Hiroshi places 2nd at an international half marathon

    June 18, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_162814" align="aligncenter" width="451" caption="Neko Hiroshi (left) doing a victory pose after finishing second"][/caption] Japanese comedian Neko Hiroshi participated in an international half marathon held in Cambodia on June 18th, where he competed with around 1600 people from 18 countries. With a time of 1 hour 16 minutes 54 seconds, he placed second, winning the silver medal. The gold medal went to a Cambodian runn

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  • Rinka's charity t-shirt generated 32.2 million yen for disaster relief!

    June 18, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Back in March, model Rinka collaborated with the Japanese fashion magazine, “sweet”, to make charity t-shirts after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Today it was announced that her charity t-shirts, "Rinka X sweet LOVE T-shirt", generated a total of 32.2 million yen (~400,000 US dollars), which has been donated to the Japanese Red Cross. The design of the t-shirt was taken from previous year’s May issue of "sweet", where Rinka was featu

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