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  • Takei Emi celebrates her 18th birthday with 1000 fans

    December 26, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    On December 25th, actress Takei Emi held her singing debut event, "Happy Christmas Party", at Intercity Hotel in Tokyo. As this day also marked Takei's 18th birthday, 1,000 fans sang "Happy Birthday" as the actress made her way onto the stage. She exclaimed, "I'm astonished!", and said, "This is the first time celebrating my birthday with so many people. I'm very fortunate." Although this was Takei's first time singing in front of her f

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  • Aida Shoko announces she is in her eighth month of pregnancy

    December 26, 2011 @ 1:26 am

    It was reported that talento Aida Shoko (41) will be having her first child! Aida announced happily on her blog that she is currently in her eighth month of pregnancy, saying, "Just when I was wishing to have an addition to our family, a new life alighted on us."  She revealed that she waited to report it to her family and some staff members until she was in her 3rd month. Aida married a doctor in 2008 and she will be giving birth to th

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  • Nakai Masahiro to host 'CDTV Special Premier Live' + artist line-up

    December 25, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    TBS will live broadcast their  annual New Year's Eve music program, 'CDTV Special! Toshikoshi Premier Live 2011→2012'.  It was announced that SMAP's Nakai Masahiro will host the show for the second consecutive year. TBS also revealed the artists line-up who are expected to show their great performances on the show.  SMAP will perform "Cho Premium Dai Hit Special Medley" and AKB48 will perform their "Million Hit Gouka Medley".  There will

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  • PASSPO☆ holds Xmas event with fans at Hanayashiki

    December 25, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    On December 24th, 10-member idol group PASSPO☆ chartered Asakusa Hanayashiki, the oldest amusement park in Japan, to hold a Christmas event with fans.  The members showed up in Santa's Helper mini-dress costumes despite the cold weather. PASSPO☆ thanked the fans for their support. 300 guests, who were chosen by lottery among people who purchased their 1st album 'CHECK-IN' and members of their fan club, attended the event.  The PASSPO☆ memb

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  • Alice Nine announces a new album '9'

    December 25, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Alice Nine announced that they will be releasing a new album titled '9' on February 22nd 2012!  The album will have a limited edition and regular edition. Check out the details on the upcoming album below! ----- <Limited Edition> [CD] 1. Heavenly Tale 2. the Arc 3. GALLOWS 4. Hanagasumi 5. BLUE FLAME 6. Hello, World 7. Niji no Yuki 8. Linear 9. Apocalypse [It's not the end] 10. Heart of Gold 11. Subete e [DVD] 1.

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  • Motokariya Yuika holds handshake event for her new photobook

    December 25, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    On December 23rd, actress Motokariya Yuika (24) held a handshake event in Tokyo to celebrate the release of her new photobook, "AIR". Morikariya (who's known as a "pure actress") revealed that this book will include her first sexy photos. "I wanted to try my best to break out of my shell, and doing so inspired the exposure," she said. For her photoshoot, Morikariya and her team flew to 'power spots' in Hawaii, such as Kilauea Volcano an

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  • GACKT holds special screening for "BUNRAKU" in Sendai

    December 25, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    On December 24th, singer GACKT (38) held a special screening and stage greeting for "BUNRAKU", his debut Hollywood movie, at the MOVIX Sendai, Miyagi. This special screening was his Christmas present for residents within the Tohoku disaster area, whom he's been helping out actively through projects like "SHOW YOUR HEART", a relief fund for the victims. During the stage greeting, GACKT revealed that his filming schedule for this movie was v

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  • MINMI announces pregnancy with her 3rd baby

    December 25, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    On December 24th, reggae singer MINMI (37) announced that she was pregnant with her third baby during her live concert at Saitama Super Arena. She echoed the news on her official blog, where she wrote, "I'm blessed with a third baby. Since I wanted to make the announcement while feeling at ease, I reported it at tonight's live, when it was a stable period." She continued, "I was worried about what would happen, but using my experience and i

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  • SHINee announces their first Japanese tour at Christmas Eve event

    December 25, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    Kpop group SHINee held a commemorative live for the successful release of their first Japan album, 'The First' on December 24th at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A. After a performance of 6 songs, leader Onew revealed, "SHINee's first Japan tour has been confirmed!" That being said, starting in April 2011 SHINee will embark on a 14 performance tour hitting 7 locations around Japan. The announcement came as a wonderful Christmas present

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  • Friends and colleagues bid their last farewell to Morita Yoshimitsu on Christmas Day

    December 25, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    [caption id="attachment_212248" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Kitagawa Keiko in tears at the funeral service of Morita Yoshimitsu"][/caption] On December 21st, it was reported that famed movie director Morita Yoshimitsu passed away due to liver failure on the night of the 20th. His funeral service was held at the Aoyama Funeral Home in Tokyo on December 24th. Around 400 of Morita's friends and colleagues attended the 11:00 am fun

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