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Artists & Celebrities

63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen artists revealed

Posted  November 26, 2012  by  tokyograph

NHK has announced the artist lineup for the 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen. This year will have a total of 50 artists performing, 25 for each of the Red and White Teams. 12 artists are making their first appearances – 6 from the Red Team and 6 from the White Team. The artists, in Japanese alphabetical […]

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Film and Video

Goriki Ayame to star in Getsu 9 drama “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou”

Posted  November 21, 2012  by  tokyograph

Goriki Ayame (20) will star in Fuji TV‘s Monday night drama series this winter, titled “Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou.” This will be her first lead role during golden time, not to mention a “Getsu 9” series, though it will also mark her 7th consecutive season appearing in a drama series on a commercial network. […]

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Film and Video

Mizukawa Asami lands starring role in prime time drama series

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Actress Mizukawa Asami (29) has been chosen to star in an NTV drama series next season, tentatively titled “Share House no Koibito.” Since the series will air on Wednesday nights at 10:00pm, this marks her first lead role during the prime time hours (7:00pm-11:00pm). As the title suggests, the series is a romance story is […]

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Film and Video

Nagasawa Masami, Okada Masaki to co-star in “Kiyoku Yawaku” movie adaptation

Posted  November 20, 2012  by  tokyograph

Ikeumi Ryo‘s award-winning shojo manga “Kiyoku Yawaku” is getting a live-action movie adaptation, starring Nagasawa Masami (25) and Okada Masaki (23). This will be their first time acting together. Shinjo Takehiko, who previously handled the “Paradise Kiss” and “Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu” adaptations, will serve as director. “Kiyoku Yawaku” was originally serialized […]

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Artists & Celebrities

YUI announces another temporary hiatus

Posted  November 19, 2012  by  tokyograph

Singer-songwriter YUI (25) announced through her official website on Monday that she will be putting her activities on hold at the end of this year. This is the second time in her 8-year career that she has decided to go on hiatus, as she also took a break at the end of 2008 until mid-2009. […]

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Dragon Ash bassist IKUZONE dies at 46

Posted  April 24, 2012  by  tokyograph

Baba Ikuzo, better known as the bassist IKUZONE of the band Dragon Ash, has suddenly passed away at the age of 46. An announcement on the group’s official website on Tuesday night revealed that IKUZONE died of acute heart failure on the night of April 21st. IKUZONE had collapsed in his home studio and was […]

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Inoue Waka to marry director Iizuka Ken

Posted  April 22, 2012  by  tokyograph

According to the Sankei Sports newspaper, talento Inoue Waka (31) is getting married on her next birthday, May 13th. Her husband will be 33-year-old movie director Iizuka Ken (“SAI-REN,” “Summer Nude“), who recently worked on the live-action television and movie adaptations of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.” The two first met in March of last year […]

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Morning Musume to become zombies in next stage play

Posted  April 18, 2012  by  tokyograph

On Wednesday, a press event was held for Morning Musume‘s next stage play, “Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki.” This will be the group’s first play after current leader Niigaki Risa graduates on May 18. Member Tanaka Reina will take on the starring role, supported by 8 other members of the group. “Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki” is […]

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Film and Video

Fuji TV makes “Idoling!!!” and other shows available on YouTube

Posted  April 17, 2012  by  tokyograph

On Tuesday, Fuji TV announced its plans to begin uploading several of its shows to its official channels on video site YouTube, allowing users to watch for free. According to the announcement, the network aims to spread its contents globally and to attract new viewers, while also increasing its online advertising revenue. Reports say that Fuji […]

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Hoshino Aki gives birth to daughter

Posted  April 12, 2012  by  tokyograph

Talento Hoshino Aki (35) and jockey Miura Kosei (22) have just become parents. Hoshino wrote in her blog that she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl, at 4:06pm on April 12th. Both Hoshino and her newborn daughter are said to be in good health. According to someone at her management agency, Hoshino […]

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Sashihara Rino’s “Muse no Kagami” gets a movie

Posted  April 11, 2012  by  tokyograph

The NTV drama series “Muse no Kagami,” starring AKB48 member Sashihara Rino (19), is being turned into a movie this summer. Other than the AKB48 documentary films, this will be Sashihara’s first appearance in a movie. “Muse no Kagami” has been airing in a late-night time slot since January of this year. The 15-minute episodes […]

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Higashiyama Noriyuki, Becky join “Eight Ranger” cast

Posted  April 11, 2012  by  tokyograph

More cast members have been unveiled for Kanjani8‘s movie “Eight Ranger,” which was first announced last month. The new additions include Higashiyama Noriyuki in his first villain role and Becky as the story’s heroine. “Eight Ranger,” also known as “Eito Ranger,” is based on a series of skits that Kanjani8 has performed during their concerts. […]

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FUNKY MONKEY BABYS member DJ CHEMICAL marries

Posted  April 11, 2012  by  tokyograph

DJ CHEMICAL (29), the DJ of hip-hop trio FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, revealed in the group’s blog that he is now married. On April 8th, he registered his marriage with a woman (30) whom he was dating for the past 5 years. His wife is not in show business, so no personal details about her have […]

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Kudo Kankuro to write NHK Asadora in 2013

Posted  April 9, 2012  by  tokyograph

NHK has announced that popular screenwriter Kudo Kankuro (41) will be in charge of the network’s morning drama series during the spring and summer of 2013. This will be his first time ever writing an NHK drama. Details for the drama are currently being prepared. NHK plans to hold a press conference in June at […]

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CHEMISTRY goes on hiatus while members pursue solo activities

Posted  April 8, 2012  by  tokyograph

CHEMISTRY announced on Sunday that they are putting their activities on hold in order to focus on their separate solo activities. They did not state how long they plan to be on hiatus. Composed of members Kawabata Kaname and Dochin Yoshikuni, CHEMISTRY was formed in 2001 through the music show “ASAYAN.”Since then, the duo has […]

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SEEDA, EMI MARIA announce marriage, pregnancy

Posted  April 8, 2012  by  tokyograph

On Saturday, hip-hop artist SEEDA and singer EMI MARIA announced via their blogs that they are married and expecting a child. The two actually registered their marriage around the start of this year, but it they chose to wait until EMI MARIA was in the stable period of her pregnancy before making it public. Despite […]

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Charts: Fukuyama Masaharu, Kis-My-Ft2

Posted  April 4, 2012  by  tokyograph

The #1 single on the charts this week was Fukuyama Masaharu‘s “Ikiteru Ikiteku,” which is being used as the theme song for the latest “Doraemon” movie. This is Fukuyama’s 5th consecutive #1 single, but the last “Doraemon” theme song to top the charts was 28 years ago. Fukuyama Masaharu – Ikiteru Ikiteku – 119,833 UVERworld […]

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Singer Haida Shoko marries on 33rd birthday

Posted  April 4, 2012  by  tokyograph

Singer Haida Shoko (33) revealed in her blog that she recently got married. She and her husband, a 35-year-old man not in show business, tied the knot on March 25th, Haida’s birthday. According to Haida’s management agency, the couple are in the middle of preparations for living together. They plan to hold a private wedding […]

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Film and Video

Kimura Yoshino to star in NHK drama series “Hatsukoi”

Posted  April 3, 2012  by  tokyograph

Kimura Yoshino (35) will star in a drama series on NHK this spring, titled “Hatsukoi.” The last time she led an NHK drama series was 9 years ago, in the 2003 series “Nikoniko Nikki.” “Hatsukoi” is a love story written by screenwriter Nakazono Miho, who previously worked on shows such as “Yamato Nadeshiko” and “Haken […]

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Puffy’s Yumi announces pregnancy

Posted  April 1, 2012  by  tokyograph

Puffy announced on their official website that member Yoshimura Yumi (37) is expecting her first child. In the announcement, Yoshimura revealed that she will become a mother this summer. Yoshimura got married on December 31, 2009, to a businessman five years younger than her. This is her second marriage; she was previously married to musician […]

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