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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/08~04/14

    April 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV)"][/caption] More than a handful of spring dramas have premiered last week. Fuji TV unveiled both of their Tuesday prime time dramas on the same date and both of them began with a mediocre start. Neither 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' - starring Matsushita Nao - nor 'Kasuka na Kanojo' - starring Katori Shingo, were able to impress with great ra

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  • Sasaki Nozomi graduates from fashion magazine 'non-no'

    March 19, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    On the May issue of women's fashion magazine 'non-no', it was announced that model/actress Sasaki Nozomi has graduated from being the magazine's regular model. Sasaki had been active as the magazine's regular model since January of 2010. Since then, she has appeared on the cover of the magazine many times, becoming the face of 'non-no'. While she has graduated, Sasaki is scheduled to appear at the magazine's event on June 1st as the MC.

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  • Sasaki Nozomi to appear in Takei Emi's new drama

    March 5, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    On March 5th, it was revealed that actress Sasaki Nozomi will be challenging herself to her first announcer role in Takei Emi's upcoming drama, 'Otenki Oneesan' (TV Asahi), starting in April. Sasaki expressed, "Female TV announcers have a gorgeous image, but in reality, I have no idea what their lifestyle is like or what they talk about. So it's fun to think about it right now." The drama revolves around a genius weather forecaster name

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  • Ueto Aya is the CM Queen of 2012 in Kanto and Kansai, Takei Emi wins in Nagoya

    February 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    On February 27, Video Research Ltd. once again released various statistics about the usage of commercials in 2012. As usual, they concentrated their analysis on the three main regions of Japan (Kanto, Kansai, and Nagoya) and the five main commercial networks. The results show that the overall amount of commercials slightly increased again in all three regions compared to the previous year. Looking at both types of commercials, they noticed

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  • Oricon reveals ranking of ideal faces chosen by women

    November 23, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Oricon recently conducted a poll asking 500 women from their teens to their forties "which female celebrity has the ideal face?" First place for Oricon's "6th ideal faces chosen by women ranking" went to none other than actress Ayase Haruka. As this is her 2nd consecutive year to top the ranking, she expressed, "I don't have confidence, but it gives me a positive feeling! Thank you. I will do my best to impress everybody through products."

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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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  • Sasaki Nozomi opens her café and introduces new 'Cocktail Calorie' CM

    September 14, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    On September 13th, actress Sasaki Nozomi opened her own café inside Lumine Man Shibuya in Tokyo and introduced her new CM for Suntory's 'Cocktail Calorie. Cocktail Smoothie'. The new CM, which will start airing on the 18th, features a romantic love scene. It's set inside a forest with Sasaki staring into the eyes of a man while holding a cocktail in one of her hands as their lips gradually move closer to each other's. The theme song is a 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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  • Karina to appear at Tokyo Girls Collection with sisters Nose Anna and Nose Erena

    August 13, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    Actress and model Karina will be appearing at the fashion event “2nd Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) in Nagoya 2012” on September 1st with her sisters Nose Anna and Nose Erena. She expressed much enthusiasm at participating in the event held in her hometown of Nagoya as she commented, “Since it’s my hometown, I would like to get excited with everybody,” adding, “I would like for everyone to be comfortable, and come in their favorite clothes and

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  • Oricon releases results for "Small Face Queen Ranking"

    August 11, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Oricon has released the results for their 6th annual "Small Face Queen Ranking"! This year's 1st place went to none other than singer Amuro Namie, whose held the top spot for the 5th time in row. The 2nd and 3rd places went to Konishi Manami and Sasaki Nozomi respectively. Check out the full results below, and let us know if you agree! === <Small Face Queen Ranking> 1. Amuro Namie 2. Konishi Manami 3. Sasaki Nozomi 4.

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