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  • TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attends premiere for his new drama

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro attended the premiere viewing of his new TBS drama "Dousousei ~ Hito wa, Sando, Koi wo suru ~" based on the manga of the same title by Saimon Fumi. It is a pure love story in which four middle school classmates, now in their forties, meets again after 25 years apart. It is Matsuoka's first romantic drama and he commented, "I am a little embarrassed, but it is the kind of love story I had enjoyed watching myself so I

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  • Ishihara Satomi to star in the special drama 'Koi'

    May 15, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    On May 13th, it was announced that actress Ishihara Satomi is going to star in the TBS special drama 'Koi' this fall. 'Koi' is based on a novel of the same name by writer Koike Mariko, and is being appraised has Koike's best work and was awarded with the Naoki Prize in 1995. The story is set in the early 1970s at the quiet summer resort in Karuizawa, while the atmosphere in Tokyo is heating up due to the rapid economic growth and the US-Ja

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  • "55th Blue Ribbon Awards" holds its ceremony

    February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    On February 14th, an award ceremony for "The 55th Blue Ribbon Awards" was held at Iino Hall. Customarily, the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress from the last year, participated as the emcees for the event, and therefore, Takenouchi Yutaka and Nagasaku Hiromi took the roles of emcees this year. For both Takenouchi and Nagasaku, it was their very first time to serve as an emcee. Takenouchi, who made a mistake in timing while saying t

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  • 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' to return with a special episode

    December 25, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    On December 25th, it was announced that the popular Fuji TV drama 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' - starring Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi - is going to return with a special episode this coming spring. The drama portrayed the relationship between 'Hyuga Toru' (Oguri), a young billionaire and manager of an innovative IT company, and the unemployed female college student 'Natsui Makoto' (Ishihara). Despite Toru's unsocial behavior, Makoto is able t

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  • Ishihara Satomi and Iura Arata receive 'Best Formalist' award

    November 17, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi and actor Iura Arata have been elected for the 'Best Formalist 2012' award by the Japan Formal Association (JAFA) and received the awards at a ceremonial event in Tokyo on November 14th. Of course both actors followed a formal dress code for the event. Ishihara was wearing a beautiful pink dress that she helped design and commented, "I was really particular about certain details such as the position of the stones an

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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa receive 'Best Jeanist' award

    October 5, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    On October 4th, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki (29) appeared at the 29th annual "Best Jeanist 2012" award ceremony in Tokyo where it was announced that he had won the award for the second year in a row based on a general vote.  The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. Aiba, who was met with loud cheers at the conference, smiled as he said, “I felt the same thing when I stood here

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  • Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi to star in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama

    May 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced their Monday drama ('Getsu 9') for the upcoming summer season and it's going to star Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi in a modern Japanese version of 'Pretty Woman' called 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. Oguri plays a billionaire and manager of a major IT company. Similar to the life of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, he had become a billionaire when his website, which started out only as a hobby, gradually started t

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