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  • Fukada Kyoko to release a new photo book, 'Blue Moon'

    November 19, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    On November 24th, actress Fukada Kyoko (30) will release her new photo book, 'Blue Moon'. The photo shoot took place in Hawaii when Fukada had spare moments during the filming for Fuji TV's drama series, 'TOKYO Airport ~Tokyo Kukou Kansei Hoanbu~'. In the photo book, Fukada can be seen showing off her body and sex appeal on a white, sandy beach. Fukada commented, "Since this is to commemorate being 30 years old, I wanted to deliver

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14

    October 16, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    [caption id="attachment_272076" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 10/12~10/14"][/caption] The weekend brought forth a total of six new fall dramas, including three actual prime time dramas and one very strong 11:00 pm drama. TBS started off Friday with the premiere of 'Ooku ~Tanjou~ (Arikoto – Iemitsu Hen)' starring Sakai Masato and Tabe Mikako. The 'Ooku' series usually earns ratings around 15%, but the lat

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  • Cast members of "TOKYO AIRPORT" hold press conference at Haneda Airport

    October 11, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    On October 9th, press conference for upcoming drama "TOKYO AIRPORT ~Tokyo Kukou Kansei Hoanbu~", starring Fukada Kyoko, was held at Haneda Airport where the drama is set. As we reported back in August, Fukada will play the protagonist 'Shinoda Kaori', the rookie air-traffic controller.  It seems like Fukada is having a hard time portraying the role as she said, "There are too many things to learn including technical terms, motions of air p

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  • Fukada Kyoko to play an air traffic controller in new drama 'TOKYO AIRPORT'

    August 31, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    On August 31st, Fuji TV announced another fall drama called 'TOKYO AIRPORT ~Tokyo Kukou Kansei Hoanbu~' (lit. ~Tokyo Airport Air Traffic Services Department~) starring actress Fukada Kyoko. The drama is set at the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airpot), and Fukada plays an enthusiastic rookie air traffic controller. She commented, "Please pay attention to the air traffic controllers and their great efforts and teamwork to protect the

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  • AKB48 to appear in men's suits for Haruyama CM

    January 29, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    On January 29th, it was revealed that popular idol group AKB48 will appear in a TV commercial for “Haruyama”, a company that specializes in the distribution of men’s suits and attires. The upcoming endorsement will feature all 12 popular members such as Oshima Yuko in ‘Handsome Men’s Slim Suit’ and even drastically change their usual hairstyles to make thems look ‘manly’ for the runway walk featured in this commercial. Regarding this oppor

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  • Cast members of "Wild 7" attend Japanese premiere for the movie

    November 29, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    On November 28th, the cast members of "Wild 7" attended the Japanese premiere for their movie. Actor Eita arrived on a motorcycle with the other "Wild 7" members, and expressed, "Finally, we are able to show the movie to everybody. I'm glad." According to Eita, the Tohoku earthquake struck during the middle of their filming schedule, and it caused a conflict as to whether they should continue. Eita said with deep emotion, "When we discu

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 11th~13th

    November 14, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_203667" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="It's magic! ("Ore no Sora" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by very disappointing ratings for "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday began the third round of the "FIVB Volleyball World Cup 2011 Japan" featuring the national women teams of all the great volleyball nations. After three wins a

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 4th~6th

    November 7, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_202098" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Will he find 'that woman'? ("Kasha" - TV Asahi)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a Saturday full of mysteries and monsters. Friday was a fairly normal day in terms of ratings. As expected, "Sengyou Shufu Tantei" (TBS) was able to recover from last week's blow and at least gained 0.8%

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 28th~30th

    October 31, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_200535" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Here's the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted with a disappointing Friday, one new drama, and a still crumbling "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday was completely under the spell of the "All-Star Geinojin Uta ga Umai Ouza Ketteisen" special on Fuji TV, the second most-successful s

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 21st~23rd

    October 24, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_199126" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A monstrous drama with monstrously good ratings! ("Yokai Ningen Bem" - NTV)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, with a couple of new fall dramas and yet another very successful debut among them. Friday already offered a lot of entertainment compared to what we're used to. Fuji TV won the prime time battle wit

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