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  • Matsuura Aya and w-inds. member Tachibana Keita rumored to marry this year

    January 2, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    On December 31st, rumors surfaced that singer Matsuura Aya (26) and w-inds. member Tachibana Keita (27) will be getting married. According to sources, the couple has been spending their time going back and forth to each other's places. Recently, they moved into a high-rise in Tokyo and have officially started living together. Sources say, "We can say that they are preparing to get married. They have already greeted each other's parents whi

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  • Matsuura Aya makes first public appearance in half a year for Nagara Jun's funeral

    May 24, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    On May 22nd, Matsuura Aya made her first public appearance in nearly half a year to attend the funeral ceremony for Nagara Group's president Nagara Jun, who died in an accident while golfing in Hawaii earlier this month. The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with endometriosis, and withdrew from rigorous activities as an artist in order to focus on recovering from her illness. She has also closed her Twitter account.

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  • Check out the PV for Niigaki Risa's "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~"

    May 9, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    The PV for Niigaki Risa(Morning Musume)'s solo track "Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~" has been recently revealed. This is a commemorative song for her graduation on May 18th, as well as the song included in Morning Musume's latest single "Renai Hunter"s limited edition 'E'. Niigaki asked the producer Tsunku to let her sing the track for she likes the cheerful melody and lyrics of the graduation song. The PV starts out with 

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  • Matsuura Aya announces the closing of her twitter account

    April 12, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    On April 10th, singer Matsuura Aya (25) posted her last tweet and announced that she will close her Twitter account from this day onward. For her last tweet, Matsuura posted, “I started Twitter back on my 10th anniversary and although this account was created on a whim, it was a lot fun.” With her recent picture as an attachment to this final post, she ended her tweet with, “For my last tweet, I will attach a picture of my new hairstyle,

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  • Matsuura Aya makes first public appearance after revealing her illness

    November 24, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    On November 23rd, singer Matsuura Aya attended the opening ceremony for "Yuuki no Tsubasa ~Inclusion (Tsutsumi Komu) Shakai e" at Tressa Yokohama. "Yuuki no Tsubasa ~Inclusion (Tsutsumi Komu) Shakai e" is an event meant to raise awareness about mental disabilities. Scheduled to take place until November 27th, the public will get to enjoy performances put on by mentally-disabled people. This event marks Matsuura's first public appearance

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  • Matsuura Aya to celebrate her 10th anniversary with a new release

    November 10, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    It's been a while since we've heard from singer Matsuura Aya, who was diagnosed with endometriosis back in August. The singer stirred up excitement in her fanbase recently by sharing details about a new release commemorating her 10th anniversary. Titled “aya matsuura 10th anniversary best”, Matsuura will be releasing this 'best-of' album on December 21st. It will include 16 of Matsuura's most popular tracks since her debut, and will also

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  • Matsuura Aya reveals she has endometriosis

    August 30, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Singer Matsuura Aya has revealed through her official website and blog that she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Over the past four years, Matsuura has been experiencing abdominal pain, and so she consulted a doctor, who diagnosed her with the gynecological condition. It's because of this reason that Matsuura has been refraining from tours and extensive music activities. Since this year will celebrate the 10th year of her debut, the si

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  • Matsuura Aya to retire and settle down with w-inds.'s Tachibana Keita?

    August 9, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    Rumors are spreading like wildfire about how former idol Matsuura Aya will finally settle down with her long-term boyfriend, w-inds. member Tachibana Keita, and retire from the entertainment industry. "Ayaya" first began appearing as a regular on "Meringue no Kimochi" in April of 2007, but recently stepped down from her co-host position. Coupled with the fact that Matsuura has substantially decreased her activities as a singer as well as he

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  • Which female idol would make a good announcer?

    July 20, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    With former Morning Musume member Konno Asami making her debut as an announcer, goo decided to ask its users which other idols they felt would make good announcers. The girls of AKB48 dominate this poll, with six of their most popular members ranking in the top ten. Fans of Shinoda Mariko especially felt that she was suited for this role, as she easily stands nearly 2,000 votes above second place winner and fellow AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki

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  • Check out Sashihara Rino & Yokoyama Yui's entries for AKB48's 'YM7', 'YJ7' karaoke contest

    June 8, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    AKB48's magazine support units 'YJ7' and 'YM7' have been holding an online karaoke contest since the end of last month, and the entries for Sashihara Rino and Yokoyama Yui have finally become available. Representing 'YJ7', Yokoyama sings the song "Blue Bird" by Ikimonogakari. For 'YM7', Sashihara sings "Yeah! Meccha Holiday" by Matsuura Aya. The contest's deadline has been extended to June 13th for noon (JST), so you still have a few days l

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