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  • Saeko congratulates ex-husband Yu Darvish

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:58 am

    On March 2, talento Saeko attended 'PEACH JOHN SPRING WITH SAEKO Starting event' in Tokyo.Just the other day, Saeko's ex-husband, major league baseball player Yu Darvish announced that his girlfriend, former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko is 4 months pregnant with their child. When reporters asked her to comment on this, she said, "Congratulations!" As for Saeko, some tabloid magazines reported las

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  • Komori Jun loses 16 kg just 8 months after childbirth

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    On March 1, talento Komori Jun attended a PR event for cosmetics brand 'Mama Aqua Savon'.Last June, Komori gave birth to her first son. When complimented on her slender figure, she reflected, "It's crazy. I reached about 60 kg (132 lbs). When I started my pregnancy, I was about 44 kg (96.8 lbs), so I gained 16 kg (35.2 lbs). I was really scared." She continued, "Eight months later, I'm finally back to my normal weight. I really didn't want t

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  • Ichikawa Yui expresses her desire for marriage

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    On March 1, actress Ichikawa Yui held a release event for her photo book 'YUI'. Ichikawa, who turned 29 years old last month, confessed, "I want to get married." She also revealed the type of man she wants to marry, "I am very close with my family, so I want a man who would also take care of my family." On becoming 30 next year, Ichikawa commented, "I'm excited for my 30s. I hope to stay in the mindset of doing more and more of wha

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  • Arashi top Oricon's weekly single, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc rankings

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:17 am

    Popular group Arashi's 45th single "Sakura" (released on February 25) sold 465,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon weekly single ranking. "Sakura" is the group's 34th consecutive (and 41st in total) No.1 single, so the fans may not be surprised with the result. However, this week, the group also topped both weekly DVD and Blu-ray Disc rankings with their starring movie "PIKA☆★☆NCHI LIFE IS HARD Tabun HAPPY" which went on sal

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  • Abe Mao announces pregnancy, tour will go as planned

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:14 am

    On March 3, Abe Mao announced her pregnancy through her official website.Abe announced to her fans, "This is a private matter, but at this time, I've been blessed with a new life inside of me. I'm currently 3 months pregnant. Both mother and child are healthy. This was unexpectedly a 'marriage with a blessing'."  Regarding her upcoming nationwide tour "2015-nen Zenkoku Tour 'Abe Mao Live No.6'", which will kick off on March 10, she commented, "I

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  • Gouriki Ayame reveals colorful jacket covers for her 1st album

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Gouriki Ayame has revealed the Regular Edition and Limited Edition A jacket covers for her 1st album "Gouriki Ayame".The jacket covers feature a colorful design as the album includes a variety of songs. The kanji characters for "Gouriki Ayame" which can be seen on the covers were written by Gouriki herself. A footage of the singer writing these characters can be seen in the Limited Edition A DVD.To commemorate the release of the album, Gouriki wi

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers reveal tour schedule + announce tour theme song release

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:12 am

    Sandaime J Soul Brothers have revealed the tour schedule for "LIVE TOUR 2015: BLUE PLANET".For their upcoming tour, Sandaime J Soul Brothers will perform at 6 dome and arena venues across Japan. It will kick off on May 27 at Yafuoku! Dome in Fukuoka, and will wrap up on August 30 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama for a total of 15 shows.Additionally, Sandaime J Soul Brothers have announced that they will release the tour's theme song (currently unt

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  • Alice Nine to restart their activities as 'A9'

    March 2, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

    Last August, Alice Nine went independent after ending their contract with PS COMPANY. The band has announced that they will restart their activities under the name 'A9'. On their new YouTube channel, the band has uploaded a video of their new song "Phoenix". "Phoenix" is a rock number that incorporates half Japanese and half-Western elements, which is said be the band's starting point. This song will be included in A9's single "Ginga no Oto" that

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  • Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' for 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD'

    March 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    The winners of "THE 29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" have been revealed.The awards are held annually by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which is considered to be the 'grand prize', went to Arashi. This is their first time

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  • 49 girls selected as the candidates for AKB48 group's upcoming 'Draft Kaigi'

    March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    On March 1, the third screening audition to select the candidates who will advance to the "AKB48 Group the 2nd Draft Kaigi" was held. A total of 83 girls who passed through the first paper screening, and the second interview screening, went on the third screening which was to examine their dancing and singing skills. A total of 49 girls were selected as the candidates for the upcoming Draft Kaigi. The youngest candidates are nine girls

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