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  • Ayaka's "Kimi e" chosen as image song for 'WOWOW Tennis'

    March 31, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Singer-songwriter Ayaka's song, "Kimi e", has been chosen as the image song for 'WOWOW Tennis' and will be used beginning on April 1st! "Kimi e" is a track off of Ayaka's comeback album, 'The beginning'. She wrote this song after receiving encouragement from fans through letters and Twitter. This time around, "Kimi e" was chosen because the players' image harmonizes with the song's powerful theme. WOWOW is scheduled to broadcast the fou

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  • Model Tanaka Miho graduates from 'non-no'

    March 31, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    On March 31st, model Tanaka Miho graduated from being a 'non-no' model at their event, 'Spring Collection 2012'. Tanaka has been the face of non-no for 12 years, ever since she was 17-years-old. She reflected on her career saying, "Back then, I joined as the youngest model, and now, I'm the eldest. I'm glad I got to become friends with many models. Thank you for supporting me these past 12 years." As she took her final stage, Tanaka com

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  • Kawashima Umika holds release event for new photo book, "Umikaze"

    March 31, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    On March 31st, actress Kawashima Umika held a release event for her latest photo book, 'Umikaze', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku. The actress appeared at the event wearing an elegant blue dress featured in the photo book. She posed as she said, "I think I was able to show my gap. But it's really fresh so I have an itchy feeling. I guess not used to it yet. I want to become a woman who will look good in dresses." Kawashima, who will be

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  • Kinoshita Yukina reveals she's having a baby girl

    March 31, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    On March 30th, talento Kinoshita Yukina held an interview with reporters at SHIBUYA-AX before 'ViVi Night2012', a popular event sponsored by fashion magazine, 'ViVi' . During the interview, Kinoshita, who's five months pregnant, revealed, "Right now, they're telling me it's a girl." She also showed concern about the baby looking like her husband, Fujimoto Toshifumi. "There will be a problem in the Kinoshita family. If she takes after my hu

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  • Piko to hold his first overseas one-man live in Taiwan

    March 31, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    Male singer Piko has announced that he will be holding his first overseas one-man live in Taiwan on July 14th. Soon after his debut, Piko held an event tour in Europe, and has continued to be very active overseas. He's experiencing a lot of  popularity in Asia after his CDs were released throughout the continent. Piko is holding the concert in response to the great demand by Taiwanese fans. The one-man live will be part of 'Piko LIVE TO

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  • Nogizaka46's first sub-unit to provide coupling track for 2nd single

    March 31, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Nogizaka46 will be releasing their second single (currently untitled) on May 2nd. They have revealed that the single will include a song by the group's first original sub-unit. The unit will be comprised of senbatsu members Hashimoto Nanami, Matsumura Sayuri, Shiraishi Mai, and Takayama Kazumi. Their song, titled "Guuzen wo Iiwake ni Shite.", is described as a pop tune with a hint of electro. "Guuzen wo Iiwake ni Shite." will be perform

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  • Go Hiromi announces his third marriage

    March 31, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    Singer Go Hiromi (56) has announced his marriage to former talento and office worker Tokutake Rina (32). Through a fax to the media and his official blog, Go wrote, "Thank you for always supporting me." He continued by reporting, "Today (March 31st), I registered my marriage with a non-celebrity woman." Tokutake is 24 years younger than Go, and is said to resemble actress Kuriyama Chiaki. Her father played professional baseball for the

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  • Model Mizuhara Kiko reveals teaser photos from her photobook "Girl"

    March 31, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    On March 30th, a couple of sample shots of model Mizuhara Kiko's upcoming photobook, "Girl", have been released to the public. Aside from being a current exclusive model for the fashion magazine 'MAQUIA', Mizuhara also made her debut as an actress in the 2010 movie "Norwegian Wood". This year will be appearing in the upcoming movie "Helter Skelter" (July 14th), directed by famed photographer Ninagawa Mika, who also took the pictures for th

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  • Sexy Zone's Sato Shori to write a fight song for the Volleyball World Final Qualification

    March 31, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Earlier this week, it was announced Sexy Zone's Sato Shori will participate in the “15th Annual Ford Island Bridge Run 10K“ in Hawaii on April 7th. It seems the group's affiliation with sports doesn't end there, as it has been reported that Sato Shori will be tackling the responsibility of writing a song for the 'Volleyball World Final Qualification'. Along with Sato, Sexy Zone has been elected as a special supporter of 'Volleyball World F

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  • Manga 'Su-chan' to be adapted into film starring Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu

    March 31, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    Actresses Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu will be starring in the upcoming film, 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san'. The 3 ladies will co-star together for the first time, portraying the day-to-day lives of single 30-year-old women. 'Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san' is based on Masuda Miri's 'Su-chan' manga series. The series has sold over 270,000 copies, and is popular among women in their thirties and fourties. Shibasaki will pl

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