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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live

    February 14, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima Spa Resort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video “Coco Natsu” (released back on November 2010) at this very place and as a repayment to their favor (for hosting their music video filming), the group decided to perform here as a support live. As a result, the seats for this live were sold

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  • Sakai Masato & Aragaki Yui to star as lawyers in new drama 'Legal High'

    February 13, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced another new drama for the upcoming spring season titled, 'Legal High'. This new drama will star actor Sakai Masato and actress Aragaki Yui as lawyers who aren't really that fond of each other. 'Legal High' is an original and thrilling comedy written by popular scriptwriter Kosawa Ryota (the "ALWAYS" series). The title "legal high" means "to get high on law", which is a direct hint at the main character, lawyer '

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  • Berryz Koubou to release new album + single

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Good news for fans of idol group Berryz Koubou as there's news that they will be releasing their new album, "Ai no Album (8)", on February 22nd. The group will also release a new single, titled "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!), on March 21st. "Ai no Album (8)" is Berryz Koubou's 8th original album, and their first since "(7) Berryz Times", which was released 11 months ago. It will contain a total of 10 tracks including their hit singles, "Aa, Yo g

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  • Aida Shoko announces the birth of her first daughter

    February 13, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Actress/singer Aida Shoko (41) has announced the birth of her first daughter! Aida reported, "Back on January 13th, at the break of dawn, I became 'two' from 'one'. A 1,866 gram baby (4 lbs. 2 oz.) gave her first cry." Although the baby was born 2 months early, both mother and daughter are in healthy condition. "She is now at 2,800 grams (6lbs. 3 oz.)," Aida revealed. Regarding her future, she commented, "As a new life begins, I will ex

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th

    February 13, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_220694" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 10th~12th"][/caption] The ratings for the Friday and weekend dramas have stabilized for the most part, with only a few minimum changes here and there, except for NHK's Sunday taiga drama 'Taira no Kiyomori'. It experienced such a crushing defeat that even various news outlets felt it was worth writing about again. 'Taira no Kiyomori' lo

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  • Kinoshita Yukina & Fujimoto Toshifumi are expecting their first child

    February 13, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    It's been revealed that talento Kinoshita Yukina (24) is in her fourth month of pregnancy! Kinoshita married Fujimoto Toshifumi (41) of comedian duo FUJIWARA back in August 2010, and she had expressed a wish to become a mother during their wedding ceremony in February of 2011. Her husband revealed that he wanted a child as well, and joked, "I would like to have a boy -- if it's a girl with this face, she would have a tough life." Curren

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  • Check out the B-side PVs for AKB48's single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"

    February 13, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    AKB48 has unveiled the music videos for their B-sides from their upcoming single, "GIVE ME FIVE!"! The first B-side single is "Sweet & Bitter" featuring Selection 6 (Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Itano Tomomi, and Oshima Yuko). The PV carries a Valentine's Day CF, and the song is currently being used for an endorsement withSeven & I'. Special Girls A delivered “NEW SHIP“, a music video that tell

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  • Ashida Mana to appear in a commerical for Canon

    February 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    On February 12th, popular child actress Ashida Mana (7) made her appearance at a PR event for Canon’s new video camera, “iVIS” at Pacifico Yokohama. Ashida will act in Canon's new CF as an elementary schoolgirl who struggles to play tug-of-war, ball throwing, and rolling at a sports day at her school. For the ball throwing competition, her father will ride on a tower crane to shoot footage of his daughter (Ashida) with Canon’s new video ca

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  • Music Japan announces guest list for the February 19th broadcast!

    February 13, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Popular music program, Music Japan, has announced the guest lineup for their February 19th episode! This upcoming broadcast will feature soloist GACKT, KAT-TUN and K-pop group Secret. In addition to these artists, AKB48 and Nogizaka46 will make their performance to bring producer Akimoto Yasushi's concept of rivalry alive in this episode. Check out the full details below! === "GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 "Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogi

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  • Nagasawa Masami & Takei Emi make handmade chocolates at Lotte event

    February 13, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    On February 12th, actress Nagasawa Masami (24) and Takei Emi (18) attended Lotte’s ‘Ghana Handmade Valentine Classroom’ at a high school in Tokyo. The actresses worked with a handful of female high school students to create homemade  chocolates. Prior to the event, Nagasawa revealed that she received a handmade chocolate from Takei. “It was extremely delicious. I even though of boasting her skills to other people!", she said. Nagasawa then

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