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  • Yuzu's Kitagawa Yujin & Takashima Aya get married!

    October 20, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Kitagawa Yujin (34) from popular male duo Yuzu and freelance announcer Takashima Aya (32) announced their marriage on October 20th. According to the announcement, the couple held a wedding ceremony at Misogi Shrine in Yamanashi, and registered their marriage in Yokohama on the same day. Below is the comment by the couple: "It's been 6 years since we first met.  Though both of us have spent busy days with work, we were able to maint

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  • Mizuki Nana to release new single in January 2012

    October 20, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    Singer/voice actress Mizuki Nana has announced that she will be releasing a new single in January 2012! The single currently doesn't have a title, but it's scheduled to be released on January 11th. Details on the title, tracks and other information will be revealed at a later date. Meanwhile, Mizuki will release her best-of album, "THE MUSEUM II", on November 23rd. Source: natalie

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  • Toyota, Yonekura, Ishihara & Kutsuna get awarded for their beautiful legs

    October 20, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197934" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="From left: Kutsuna, Ishihara, Yonekura & Toyota"][/caption] On the 19th, the four actresses Toyota Maho (44), Yonekura Ryoko (36), Ishihara Satomi (24), and Kutsuna Shiori (18) received the "Clarino Beautiful Legs Award 2011" for their healthy and beautiful legs. It was the ninth time that 'Clarino', a leather brand of kuraray, honored four female celebrities from

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  • Yoshitaka Yuriko recites classic drama lines for new 'United Arrows' CM

    October 20, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Actress Yoshitaka Yuriko is going to star in the new commercials for the Japanese fashion label 'United Arrows green label relaxing', where she'll recite well-known lines from some classic TV dramas. The label's new PR campaign has the title 'Koisuru Label' and features Yoshitaka quietly standing on the platform of a small train station. While waiting for her train, she can't contain her feelings for her boyfriend and her longing to see hi

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi wraps up her tour at Saitama Super Arena

    October 20, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    On October 19th, Hamasaki Ayumi wrapped up her nationwide tour at Saitama Super Arena. In light of March's Tohoku Earthquake, the title of the tour was changed to "POWER of MUSIC". Hamasaki called out, "Let's send the love we created to every corner of Japan!", before singing a total of 21 songs in front of 25,000 people. She charmed the crowd with her collaboration performance with AAA's Urata Naoya and Korean singer JUNO. During the enco

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  • Masuwaka Tsubasa firmly denies divorce rumors

    October 20, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    Previously, we reported on the rumors saying that model Masuwaka Tsubasa would divorce her husband, Umeda Naoki, by the end of the year. On October 19th, both Masuwaka and Umeda firmly denied those rumors through their official blogs. In the entry, the couple wrote, "Let us make a comment as the Umeda family. There is absolutely no truth in what has been reported. We are utterly shocked with these reports." The agency made a statement t

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  • Salyu reveals short PV for "Hanashitai Anata to"

    October 20, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    Back in August, Salyu released a digital single called "Hanashitai Anata to" under the name, "salyu×salyu". Now, a short version of the PV has been uploaded onto TOYS FACTORY's official YouTube channel! "Hanashitai Anata to" was written as the image song for iida's first smartphone, "INFOBAR A01". The song was written by Sakamoto Shintaro (Yura Yura Teikoku) and composed by Oyamada Keigo (CORNELIUS). Meanwhile, the PV was directed by Tsuji

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  • AKB48's Oshima Yuko meets her wax doppelganger at 'Madame Tussauds Tokyo'

    October 20, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    On October 19th, a life-sized copy of AKB48's Oshima Yuko was presented at 'Madame Tussauds Tokyo' at Decks Tokyo Beach. This attraction exhibits various wax figures of international celebrities, and allows its visitors to actually touch them. When seeing her wax doppelganger standing next to Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp, Oshima exclaimed in excitement, "This is amazing!" To make this figure, the staff flew all the way to Japan and measure

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  • Watanabe Ken & Horikita Maki promote NTT DoCoMo's new line-up

    October 20, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    Actor Watanabe Ken and actress Horikita Maki attended a press conference of NTT DoCoMo to introduce their new '2011-2012 Winter/Spring Models' lineup of mobile and smart phones, as well as their newest mobile services. Both of them have been working as image characters for NTT DoCoMo for a while now and, in the most recent commercials, disguised themselves as actual smart phones. Watanabe seems to be satisfied with his acting as a smart

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  • MAY'S to go on hiatus for the rest of the year

    October 20, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    On October 19th, MAY'S announced that they will cancel all their activities for the rest of the year because vocalist Katagiri Maiko's throat is in poor condition. Reportedly, Katagiri has been complaining of her poor condition since this summer, and after a checkup, she was discovered to have  a vocal cord nodule that's been affecting her voice. Consequently, she will need to have an operation immediately. MAY'S commented, "We hope to

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