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Japan Celebrates as Princess Mako of Akishino Gets Engaged!

On the 16th of May 2017, it was announced that Princess Mako (眞子さま), a 25-year-old Japanese Princess, had been engaged. Her marriage is expected in the next year. The Japanese people are happy and in a mood for celebration because of this good news. Princess Mako of Akishino (秋篠宮) is the first granddaughter of Emperor…

Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa’s Tandem Is Back for a New Song and Drama!

It’s been 12 years since Nobuta wo Produce (野ブタ。をプロデュース) aired. It is a drama that centers around shy high school student, Nobuko Kotani (小谷信子), with her friends Shuji Kiritani (桐谷修二) and Akira Kusano (草野彰) who work together in their attempts to make Kotani more appealing and popular. The drama stars Horikita Maki (堀北真希), Kamenashi Kazuya…

Why Is Mao Asada, One of Japan’s Top Figure Skaters, Retiring at an Early Age?

Since the morning of April 10, 2017, one particular topic regarding a certain athlete’s retirement has been making its rounds on Japanese news programs. Many people were surprised with the sudden announcement that was made as Japan’s figure skating star, Mao Asada (浅田真央), decides to leave the ice rink at 26. Who is Mao Asada?…

Which Member of Japanese Band ONE OK ROCK Married Avril Lavigne’s Sister?

A while back, Ryota Kohama (小浜良太), the bassist of the very well-known rock band in Japan called ONE OK ROCK (ワンオクロック), announced in the band’s concert on 18 February 2017 that he actually got married earlier that month. Okay, cool, getting married and keeping it secret from the public until a little later is commonly…

Catch Japan’s Top Model Mizuhara Kiko in this Japanese Drama!

Kiko Mizuhara (水原希子) is one of Japan’s most famous top models. She played as Mikasa (ミカサ) in the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) live-action movies, and she also models for known brands in Japan. She has been gracing numerous Japanese and international magazines ever since her debut several years ago. She also plays in the Japanese…

Love a Good Mystery? Check Out This Japanese Drama With Matsuzaka Tori!

Well-known Japanese actor Matsuzaka Tori (松坂桃李) hits our screens again, this time as the star of the mystery drama entitled Shikaku Tantei Higurashi Tabito (視覚探偵日暮旅人), translated to Virtual Detective Tabito Higurashi in English. Get ready to see the actor play the part of investigator Higurashi Tabito who is tempting to unriddle his convoluted past. The…

Learn More About the Actress From “Your Name” and Her Newest Japanese Drama!

Are you curious about the young lady who provided the voice for Mitsuha (三葉) in the box office hit anime film Your Name (君の名は)? Then check out this Japanese drama featuring her as the lead – Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba (ホクサイと飯さえあれば) or All You Need is a Meal with Hokusai. Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba #上白石萌音…

Love Arashi? One of Their Members Is Going to Star in This New J-Drama!

Arashi (嵐) is a popular idol group of singers under Johnny’s Entertainment. Did you know that one of their members, Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀), is set to star in a primetime drama on Fuji TV (フジテレビ) this spring 2017? This drama will also serve as a celebration of Fuji TV’s 30th year anniversary of Getsu9 (月9).…

Be Dazzled by Mokomichi Hayami, the Hunky Actor Who Cooks!

With promising young talents like Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人) and Fukushi Sota (福士蒼汰) heating up your screen these days, you may not be able to conjure up the image of Mokomichi Hayami (速水もこみち) readily in your mind, even if you have heard his name before. But what if I told you that he was the hunky…

3 Beautiful Fairytale-Like Love Stories of Japanese Royal Family Members

The Japanese Royal Family, or the Imperial Family, consists of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), the Empress Michiko Shoda (正田美智子さま), their children and other family members. The Imperial House was founded in 660 BC by the first emperor of Japan, Jimmu (神武). It is the oldest dynasty in the world, with 125 preceding monarchs reigning over Japan…
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