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  • AKB48's Nakata Chisato to stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    On May 29, it was announced on AKB48's official site that a member Nakata Chisato would stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy. Nakata has been absent from the group's activities since the middle of May because of her poor health condition, but according to the announcement, she was recently diagnosed with pleurisy, and she will need 1~2 months to recover.Therefore, she will not be able to participate in any of the group's activiti

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  • girl next door's Chisa and Kitajima Kosuke register their marriage

    September 23, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    It's been reported that girl next door's Chisa (Vo) and professional swimmer Kitajima Kosuke registered their marriage on September 22nd. Chisa and Kitajima announced their engagement on New Year's Day. On her blog, Chisa wrote, "From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful that we were able to reach this day. I respect this honest man of action, and I feel happy that we can be together."  girl next door recently

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  • girl next door appears at first public performance since Chisa's engagement

    January 14, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    On January 13, 3-member unit girl next door held their “Tokyo Auto Salon 2013” mini live at the custom car show at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba.  On December 31, member Chisa (27) announced her engagement to swimmer Kitajima Kosuke (30.) To the 6,000 people in attendance, Chisa greeted fans with, “This space is huge!  There are many awesome cars.  Please enjoy everything.”  The group performed 4 songs including their debut song “Guzen no Ka

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  • Swimmer Kitajima Kosuke and girl next door's Chisa are engaged

    December 31, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    On December 31st it was reported that Olympic gold medalist swimmer Kitajima Kosuke (30) and girl next door vocalist Chisa (27) are engaged. The two are planning on registering their marriage within the year (2013), but plans for a ceremony are still undecided. Chisa is not pregnant at this time and will continue her activities as a member of girl next door. According to sources, Kitajima and Chisa met through a mutual acquaintance about 2

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  • Japan Box Office Report – November 17th/18th

    November 20, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    [caption id="attachment_277644" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Aku no Kyoten' / (01) 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' / (03) 'Nobou no Shiro'"][/caption] 'Evangelion' establishes itself in first place and even beat the opening weekend of 'Umizaru'. If there is one anime movie everyone has been waiting for, it has to be 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.' The movie opened on 224 screens on Satur

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  • Japan Box Office Report – July 7th/8th

    July 10, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    [caption id="attachment_250301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(2) 'Snow White and the Huntsman' / (1) 'The Amazing Spider-Man' / (3) 'Rinjo: The Movie'"][/caption] The top three remains unchanged, while the new 'Anpanman' movie and 'Man on a Ledge' opened in at fourth and fifth place. Although we are in the middle of the summer holidays, the movie industry experienced a weekend without any blockbuster open

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  • Four AKB48 members attend a special fan event

    June 19, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    [caption id="attachment_246997" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="L to R: Nakaya Sayaka, Nakata Chisato, Uchida Mayumi, Tanabe Miku"][/caption] Four of AKB48’s closest members Nakaya Sayaka, Nakata Chisato, Uchida Mayumi, and Tanabe Miku attended a special fan event. The girls sang, played mini games and had a witty ‘girls talk’ in front of 700 fans. Nakaya wrote a best-selling book, titled “Non-Senbatsu Idol”, expressing what it wa

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  • Moritaka Chisato reveals various projects to celebrate her 25th anniversary

    May 25, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    On May 25th, Moritaka Chisato kicked off her 25th anniversary project. So far, she's announced the launch of her official YouTube channel, digital releases, and a singles collection album! Moritaka's project on YouTube called '200 Songs Self Cover Project' will feature video clips, live footage, and commentary videos. She plans to cover almost every song she's released from 1987 to 1999 as well as perform album songs, single coupling track

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  • Kikkawa Yuu sings 'morning songs' at PR event

    September 25, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    On September 25th, singer Kikkawa Yuu held a release event for her upcoming single "Hapirapi ~Sunrise~". The song conveys the image of being a bright and vigorous person right after waking up in the morning. Kikkawa described herself as being such a person, calling herself a 'morning-dol', and traveled across the country with her 'Hapirapi Gymnastics Campaign', to make sure that everyone stays healthy by dancing along to her song. That

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  • Fuji TV to have 'FNS Music Festival' - Summer Edition in August!

    July 21, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Today, Fuji TV revealed their plans for a summer edition of their four hour-long music program, 'FNS Music Festival', for August 6th at 7:00 PM JST! The hosts for the summer festival will be the same as the end-of-year 'FNS Music Festival' MCs, Takashima Aya and SMAP’s Kusanagi Tsuyoshi. Currently there are 29 groups set to perform.  Fuji TV may add additional artists later, so stay tuned for more! == <Participating Artists>

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