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  • NMB48's Muro Kanako to graduate to become a gravia idol

    May 10, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

    NMB48's Muro Kanako has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on May 8th during Team N's performance at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Muro left a comment on NMB48 theater manager Kaneko Tsuyoshi's Google+ account. Regarding her graduation, she explained, "Doing gravia is really fun and I want to take it more seriously. After thinking about it for some time, I wanted to challenge myself as a gravia idol instead of relying on

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  • Nakazawa Yuko gives birth to her 2nd child

    May 8, 2015 @ 5:56 am

    On May 7, Nakazawa Yuko announced through her official blog that she has given birth to her second child, a baby boy. She happily commented, "The moment I heard my son's first cry, my eyes overflowed with tears just like when my daughter was born. Right now, I can say that I'm really relieved. I want to thank my son for being born healthy." She also thanked her family, fans, and the hospital staff for supporting her throughout her pregnancy.

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  • Abiru Yu gives birth to her first child

    May 8, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    Talent Abiru Yu (28) has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, at a hospital in Tokyo.   Both mother and child are doing well, with the baby weighing in at 3038 grams. Her husband, mixed martial arts fighter Saiga Kizaemon (26) was present for the birth. On her personal blog, Abiru wrote happily, "Now that my dear child has joined my family, from here on out, we will combine the power of 3 to create a flood of laughter and

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/29~5/5

    May 7, 2015 @ 2:47 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 29th to May 5th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 03 - "STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Broth

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/27 ~ 5/3

    May 6, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 27 to May 3. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Chau# / Wo I Need You" - Hey!Say!JUMP : 4/29 (146,794)2. "Relax in the City / Pick Me Up" - Perfume : 4/29 (61,683)3. "24 Jikan" - INFINITE : 4/29 (56,266)4. "Z no Chikai" - Momoiro Clover Z : 4/29 (48,626)5. "GAME OVER?" - AAA : 4/29 (41,835)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Journey of a Songwriter ~Tabisuru

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  • Oomori Seiko is 5 months pregnant

    May 6, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    On May 5, singer-songwriter Oomori Seiko (27) announced through her official blog that she is currently 5-months pregnant. In a blog entry titled "Announcement", she wrote, "It's Children's Day. This will a long entry, but please allow me to make this announcement with my own words." She then revealed that she had gotten married shortly before her major debut.Additionally, she reported, "I, Oomori Seiko, have been blessed with a baby. I'm current

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  • Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka gives birth to her 1st child

    May 5, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    On May 4, former AKB48 member and model Kikuchi Ayaka (21) updated her official Instagram account (ayaka_official06) where she announced that she has given birth to her 1st child.Kikuchi happily reported, "On April 30 at 5:31 am, I gave birth to a healthy 3,162 gram (6 lbs 15 oz) baby boy." She also thanked her husband, "I was reassured to have my husband beside me, supporting me for a period of long time. Thank you." While Kikuchi shared, "The

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  • Kanno Miho & Sakai Masato are expecting their 1st child

    May 5, 2015 @ 3:04 am

    It's been reported that actor Sakai Masato (41) and actress Kanno Miho (37) are expecting their first child.Through her agency, Kanno announced, "At this time, I have been blessed with a new life. My husband and I are both very excited to welcome a new family member." Sakai also reported, "A new member will be added to the family this fall." On becoming a father, Sakai said, "They say that a child is a gift from the heavens, but I will

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  • AKB48 Team 4's Okawa Rio to temporarily suspend her activities due to knee injury

    May 4, 2015 @ 2:05 am

    AKB48 Team 4 member Okawa Rio will temporarily suspend her activities due to dislocation of her right kneecap.  This announcement was made on May 2nd through the group's official blog. The blog entry featured a picture of her medical certificate which clearly states her condition. It will require about 4 weeks until full recovery. On behalf of Okawa, the staff wrote to fans, "We apologize for causing worries and troubles."Source: natal

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/22~4/28

    May 1, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 22nd to April 28th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Watashi Igai Watashi Janaino" - Gesu no Kiwami Otome 03 - "starting over" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishi

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