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  • Suzuki Ami cancels her live in Beijing due to chicken pox

    February 18, 2012 @ 3:32 am

    Singer Suzuki Ami has canceled her special concert for the "Genki na Nihon Exhibition", originally scheduled to be held in Beijing on February 19th. On the 15th, Suzuki tweeted, "I'm feeling sick again." The following day, she saw a doctor who later diagnosed her with chicken pox. Suzuki's appearance will be replaced by singer alan. The 'Genki na Nihon Exhibition' will be held in Beijing, Shanghai, and Taiwan to commemorate the 40th yea

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  • Three Hey! Say! JUMP members graduate from high school

    February 18, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    On February 17th, Hey! Say! JUMP members Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri, and Nakajima Yuto officially graduated from high school through a ceremony at Horikoshi High School. The boys held a press conference after the ceremony, and reporters noticed that Yamada had tears in his eyes. Shaking his head, Yamada protested, "No no, it's eye drops." He also recalled a 'cold' memory from high school, "My teachers scolded me a lot. I had to sit in the

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI announces one-man tour

    February 17, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Rock band SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be holding a one-man tour called "ZEPP TOUR 2012 'Entertainment'", this May! For this tour, SEKAI NO OWARI will hold two concerts each in 3 cities: Nagoya, Tokyo, and Osaka. It will kick off on May 7th at Zepp Nagoya, and will wrap up on May 15th at Zepp Namba. Members of SEKAI NO OWARI's official mobile site will have the first chance to grab tickets on February 26th at 11:59 pm. Ti

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  • Yamamoto Yuki announces her pregnancy with second child

    February 17, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Model Yamamoto Yuki (25) has announced that she is pregnant with her second child! Yamamoto revealed on her official blog, "At this time, Miura Riki and I, Yamamoto Yuki, have been blessed with our second child. Right now I'm in my 5th month of pregnancy, and my due date is July 11th." She also shared a precious photo of her stomach and daughter. "It's only been a year since I became a mom. I'm still inexperienced, but I will continue t

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  • 12-year-old pianist Ushida Tomoharu to make his CD debut

    February 17, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    It's been revealed that 12-year-old pianist Ushida Tomoharu will be making his CD debut! On March 14th, he will release his first album, "Ai no Yume ~Ushida Tomoharu Debut~". Ushida will be youngest Japanese pianist in history to make a CD debut. When he was just 5-years-old, Ushida took first place among 1,700 people in a competition that was held in Shanghai. He has also placed first in the "Japan International Piano Competition in ASIA"

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  • HY reveals the details on their upcoming album, "PARADE"

    February 17, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Rock band HY has revealed some new info about their upcoming album, "PARADE"! "PARADE" is scheduled to hit stores on March 7th. It will contain a total of 12 tracks including the song, "Gajumaru Beat" (first performed during the event "SKY Fes 2011") and the wedding song, "Watashi no HERO". The album will be available in two different versions: Limited Edition and Regular Edition. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing footag

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  • Koyuki makes her first public appearance after giving birth

    February 17, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    On February 16th, actress Koyuki and director Martin Scorsese attended a press conference for the movie, "Yugo no Fushigi na Hatsumei". This event marked Koyuki's first public appearance after giving birth to her first son last month. When reporters asked about her condition, Koyuki responded with a sweet smile. During the conference, Koyuki gave the movie rave reviews. "Regardless of your age, it's a movie that makes you forget about t

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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena to release her first solo photo book

    February 17, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    SKE48 member Matsui Rena has announced that she'll be releasing her first solo photo book, "Kingyo" ("Goldfish"), in March! The photos in this book were taken over a three month period. Matsui will flaunt an adult charm that she's never shown before with swimsuit and bathing photos. The photo book will also include casual shots, such as Matsui eating a plate of spaghetti. Matsui commented, "The concept is, 'What if Matsui Rena wasn't an

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  • Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu dating Kotani Shotaro?

    February 17, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' has reported that model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (19) is in a relationship with actor Kotani Shotaro (25). According to the magazine's February 17th issue, the two were seen entering Kyary's apartment earlier this month, where they spent the night together. People close to Kyary and Kotani say that they met through a mutual acquaintance, and have been dating for about a year and a half. It's also said that

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  • Who should become Mizutani's next partner in 'Aibou'?

    February 17, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    It recently was announced that actor Oikawa Mitsuhiro would graduate from his role as Kanbe Takeru in TV Asahi's popular crime series, 'Aibou'. Oikawa has been playing the role of Sugishita Ukyo's (Mizutani Yutaka)'s partner since season 8, which began in October 2009. He will graduate from that position after the end of the currently airing season 10. Of course, this doesn't mean the end of the series, and therefore everyone is curious to

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