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  • Okada Risako to graduate from NMB48

    January 19, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    On January 19th, NMB48 second generation member Okada Risako updated her official blog stating that she will be graduating from the group. Okada wrote, "When I entered NMB48, I was determined to manage both work and school. When I was chosen as a member, lessons started and I got to participate in performances and handshake events." She continued, "I got to meet everyone at events, and I got to work with the members I love. Everyday was

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  • Yu Darvish & Saeko file for divorce

    January 19, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    It's been reported that professional baseball player Yu Darvish and talento Saeko has filed for divorce. Both Darvish and Saeko stated, "For the sake of our children, we are each taking a step forward into our new lives as soon as possible." Back in November of 2010, the couple revealed through their official blogs that they were in the middle of divorce negotiations. The divorce was finally settled after Darvish signed a 6-year $60 mil

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  • Akita Eri to graduate from SUPER☆GiRLS

    January 19, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    It's just been revealed that SUPER☆GiRLS' Akita Eri will be graduating from the group in order to focus her studies. She plans to enter an university after graduating from high school this spring. Akita will graduate on February 5th after the group's live concert, "SUPER☆GiRLS Chouzetsu Shoujo 2012 Memorial". This event at the Nippon Seinenkan will be released through DVD on March 28th. Akita commented, "In the beginning, I had set my m

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  • Dangerous' Yasuda Kazuhiro announces his marriage

    January 18, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    It's been reported that Yasuda Kazuhiro (44) of comedian duo Dangerous has tied the knot to a 25-year-old non-celebrity! The couple had been dating for approximately three years, and registered their marriage on January 17th. Yasuda commented, "I thought this would be buried amidst Hamasaki Ayumi-san and Wakatsuki Chinatsu-san's big news. However, I'm thankful that people are interested in someone like me. I will continue to work hard, so

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  • Wakatsuki Chinatsu announces her marriage & pregnancy

    January 17, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    On January 17th, talento Wakatsuki Chinatsu shared two surprise announcements through her official blog. Wakatsuki revealed that she's now married to a non-celebrity man, and that she is also currently five months pregnant. The blog post began with Wakatsuki's introduction of her husband. "It's been three years since I met him," she said. "It's been a year and three months since we started dating. He's a non-celebrity." She also expr

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  • NMB48 Yoshida Akari's return to be determined by fan votes

    January 16, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    NMB48 has announced that they will be holding a fan voting to determine the return of member Yoshida Akari. Back in September, Yoshida suspended her NMB48 activities due to personal insecurities. According to related sources, Yoshida had personally requested, "If possible, I want to return to NMB48." As such, the company decided to enlist fans to help determine her comeback. If fans vote in favor of Yoshida's return, she will resume her

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  • Comedian Inomoto Takafumi gets married

    January 15, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    [caption id="attachment_215264" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Right: Inomoto Takafumi"][/caption] On January 15th, Yoshimoto Creative Agency announced that  Inomoto Takafumi (of comedian duo License) has gotten married to a non-celebrity woman. Inomoto and his wife met through a mutual acquaintance, and had been dating for over 10 years. They registered their marriage together at a ward office in Tokyo on the 14th. Inomoto com

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  • Cast members of "Seinaru Kaibutsu-tachi" celebrate Nakatani Miki's birthday

    January 13, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    On January 12th, actors Okada Masaki, Kato Ai, and Omasa Aya threw a small birthday celebration for their co-star, Nakatani Miki, who turned 36 years old. The party was held during the shoot for their new TV Asahi drama, "Seinaru Kaibutsu-tachi". Only Nakatani and Kato were scheduled to shoo that day, but Okada and Omasa dropped by the set early in the morning to wish Nakatani a happy birthday. Nakatani was stunned at seeing her co-star

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  • Koyuki gives birth to her first child

    January 9, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    On January 8th, it was announced that actress Koyuki (35), the wife of actor Matsuyama Kenichi (26), gave birth to their first son on the 5th.  Though they did not reveal the details about the baby, such as the time of birth, name of the baby, reportedly, both Koyuki and the baby are in good condition, and Matsuyama witnessed the birth. Koyuki announced, "On January 5th, I gave birth to a boy safely.  Fortunately, both me and the baby are

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  • Korean band CNBLUE releases PV for "Where You Are"

    January 9, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    After wrapping up a winter tour in Tokyo last December, Korean band CNBLUE is starting the new year with a new single titled "Where You Are"! Having released a thirty-second teaser two weeks ago, Warner Music Japan revealed the full PV to the public today. Written and composed by member Yonghwa, "Where You Are" is receiving already receiving widespread praise both in Japan and Korea. Jonghyun also delivers a guitar solo that reaffirms CNBL

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