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  • Ishida Junichi & Higashio Riko are expecting their first child

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Actor Ishida Junichi and professional golfer Higashio Riko have announced that they are expecting their first child! Higashio revealed through her official blog that she first realized she was pregnant on February 26th. After taking a pregnancy test, she went to see the doctor, who officially confirmed her pregnancy. Higashio wrote, "I received my official 'congratulations'." Ishida and Higashio got married back in December of 2009. Last

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  • Arai Hirofumi turns into a real wacko for "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" movie

    March 3, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    As it was announced on February 21st, actor Arai Hirofumi is going to portray the role of 'Niku Mamushi' in the upcoming movie, "Yamikin Ushijima-kun", starring Yamada Takayuki. Now the first picture of Arai as 'Niku Mamushi' was released to the public, which truly confirms what fans of the manga already predicted after the previous announcement. Back then they left comments such as "Cannot wait for Niku Mamushi Arai", "Arai is perfect for

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  • Idoling!!! welcomes 4 new members into the group

    March 3, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_223898" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="L to R: Takahashi Kurumi, Ishida Karen, Tamagawa Ramu, Kiyoku Reia"][/caption] On March 2nd, popular idol unit Idoling!!! welcomed 4 new members into the group, and held a debut live on a Fuji TV program. The new members of Idoling!!! include: #27 Takahashi Kurumi (14), #28 Ishida Karen (15), #29 Tamagawa Ramu (14), and #30 Kiyoku Reia (12). During the debut live, i

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  • Domoto Tsuyoshi to release a new album in April

    March 3, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi will release his new original solo album titled "shamanippon -Rakachinotohi-" on April 11th. This album will be produced in three versions, limited edition A & B, and regular edition; both limited editions will contain 2 CDs ("Songs CD" and "Instrumental CD")  and a DVD. Check out the details on each edition below! <Limited Edition A : Domo Tokubetsuyoshi-chan Edition> [Songs CD] ・shamanippon

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  • SDN48 releases the full PV to their last single

    March 3, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    SDN48 will be releasing the group's last single titled "Makeoshimi Congratulation" on March 7th, and the full PV to the last single has just been released. The PV tells a story of an alumni meeting of SDN48 members set as in 2022 (10 years later from now), and depicts the members' lives after their graduation. For example, Serina became a successful actress, Urano Kazumi became a mother of  triplets, Kohara Haruka became a politician, and

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  • AKB48 to release their documentary film on DVD

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 will be releasing their second documentary movie, "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru", in DVD form on April 20th! The film opened in theaters nationwide on January 27th, and attracted 200,000 viewers in just 20 days. The DVD will come in 2 different versions: a 2-disc special edition and a 4-disc concept box-set. AKB48 SHOP in Akihabara and the group's offic

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  • Fukuda Ayano imitates Yoshitaka Yuriko at the screening of "Bokura ga Ita"

    March 3, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    On March 1st, a special advanced screening of the upcoming film 'Bokura ga Ita', starring Ikuta Toma and Yoshitaka Yuriko, was held for women only at the Space FS Shiodome cinema in Tokyo. Yoshitaka herself, as well as co-star Komatsu Ayaka and comedian Fukuda Ayano attended the screening. Fukuda is known for her ability to pull off pretty spot-on imitations of Yoshitaka, so when the host introduced 'Takahashi Nanami' (Yoshitaka), it wa

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  • Artist line-up for March 9th episode of MUSIC STATION

    March 2, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    TV Asahi's popular music program, "MUSIC STATION", has revealed the artist line-up for their March 9th episode! For next week's show, Arashi will perform their upcoming single, "Wild at Heart" and Yamashita Tomohisa will take the stage with his latest single, "Ai, Texas". It will also feature performances by HY, Shibasaki Kou, Nishino Kana, and Yusuke. Check out the full set list below! - "Wild at Heart" - Arashi "Gajumaru Beat

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  • Kato Cha and his 23-year-old wife hold wedding ceremony and reception

    March 2, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    On March 1st, talento Kato Cha (69) and his wife Ayana (23) held a wedding ceremony and reception in Koshigaya City, Saitama. The couple caused quite a stir with their age gap of 45 years when they got married in June of last year. For the ceremony, Kato wore a custom made pink tuxedo and Ayana wore a white wedding dress produced by Kanda Uno. Kato revealed that his wife's engagement ring is from Cartier and their wedding bands are Tiffany

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  • Members of JKT48 launches Google+ accounts

    March 2, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    It's been revealed that 25 members of JKT48 have launched their personal Google+ accounts! To commemorate the launch of these new accounts, AKB48 and JKT48's joint concert for the "JAPAN POP CULTURE FESTIVAL" in Jakarta will be streamed Live via AKB48's official YouTube channel on March 3rd at 7:00 pm JST. Until now, AKB48 has only used YouTube to distribute their performances in Japan. Additionally, from 6:30 pm, the members of JKT48 w

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