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  • Ogura Yuko's newborn son developed jaundice

    June 15, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    On June 5th, Ogura Yuko (28) gave birth to her son, but her discharge from the hospital was postponed. Ogura safely delivered her baby, but afterwards, her son did not pass a checkup for jaundice, which postponed their discharge date. Ogura’s son was finally able to be discharged on June 12th. “I feel so relieved,” she blogged. She shared her feelings regarding her son’s medical treatment, “I  felt so anxious, and I was worried and did

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  • Matsuda Seiko announces her third marriage

    June 14, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    On June 13th, singer Matsuda Seiko announced her third marriage through her official website . Her new husband, a non-celebrity, is an associate professor at a University. She stated, "Today, on June 13th, we registered our marriage. I would like to announce this to my fans who have been supporting me [since the beginning]. I turned 50-years-old this year, and I will start a new life with my partner of about the same age. " She conclude

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  • RIP SLYME's PES to release 2nd solo single, "Seaside Lovers / Mayonaka no Rainbow"

    June 13, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    It has just been revealed that PES of RIP SLYME will be releasing his second solo single on July 18th. The double A-side single is titled "Seaside Lovers / Mayonaka no Rainbow", coming just a month and a half from his solo debut single "Megami no KISS", which is currently broadcasting as the theme song to the Fuji TV drama "Legal High". The theme of his new single is 'summer', with "Seaside Lovers" serving as the 'afternoon' side and "Mayo

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  • Model Takeshita Rena marries non-celebrity man

    June 13, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    On June 12th, popular model Takeshita Rena revealed in the latest issue of the female fashion magazine "BAILA" that she registered her marriage sometime last month. Her husband is reported to be a non-celebrity man two years her junior who holds a food and beverage related job in Fukuoka. When asked how they met, the model revealed that she met her husband during one of her events in Fukuoka. Takeshita also revealed a photo of her husband'

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  • AEON creates new world record "most people wearing yukata"

    June 13, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    On June 12th, AEON held their AEON yukata campaign event “Nippon wo Utaou♪”. Nine of AEON’s campaign girls, WAON Girls, started the event where 1,122 men and women wore yukata at the same venue. During the event, everyone sang the campaign song, MONGOL800’s “Anata ni”, and achieved a Guinness World Record for “most people wearing a yukata in one place”. In addition, AEON’s yukata image girl, Takei Emi, also left a special video message

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  • Yamashita Tatsuro to release best-of album in September

    June 13, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary since his solo debut, singer-songwriter Yamashita Tatsurou revealed on June 12th that he'll be releasing an 'all-time best-of' album in the fall. Yamashita proved his lasting popularity when his first original album in nearly six years, "Ray Of Hope", topped the Oricon album charts last summer. Afterwards, he embarked on a large-scale nationwide tour, which just ended this May, with a total of 64 overwhelm

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  • Sakamoto Maaya reveals short PV for "More Than Words"!

    June 12, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    Sakamoto Maaya has just revealed a short version of the music video for her latest single, "More Than Words", through her official YouTube channel! As tokyohive previously reported, the popular singer will be releasing the single "More Than Words" on July 25th. The song has been adopted as the theme song to the upcoming anime movie "Code Geass Boukoku no Akito". The lyrics were written by Iwasato Yuuho, and the composition and arrangement

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  • Mizuki Nana beats Hayashibara Megumi's record with "TIME SPACE EP"

    June 12, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Mizuki Nana saw her 27th single "TIME SPACE EP" land in third place with 53,000 units sold in its first week, making Mizuki the voice actress with the most top ten singles! Since her single "ETERNAL BLAZE" in 2005, Mizuki has had seventeen consecutive top ten singles. "TIME SPACE EP" puts her just one top ten single over voice actress Hayashibara Megumi, who held the previous record with sixteen top ten singles. This isn't the first rec

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  • Iwasa Mayuko admits she has a boyfriend

    June 11, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    On June 10th, actress Iwasa Mayuko revealed on TBS's "Sunday Japon" that she is currently dating a normal, non-celebrity man. When asked for her thoughts on the marriage conference for Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko and talento Fukuda Moe, she said with a smile, "To put it simply, I'm jealous. Would I want to [get married]? I would really love to." This prompted the host to ask her if she had a boyfriend, to which she replied, "Yes. He's

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  • Uehara Takako & TENN hold "Yuinou" in Okinawa

    June 11, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    On June 10th, SPEED's Uehara Takako who previously announced her engagement with hip-hop unit ET-KING member TENN, reported on her official blog that they held "Yuinou" (ceremonial exchange of betrothal gifts) in her hometown, Okinawa. Uehara wrote on the blog entry, "On June 9th, we held 'Yuinou' in Okinawa.  This is the first time for both of our families to meet properly.  Though it was quite a busy day, it became an unforgettable day."

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