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Do You Know the Former AKB48 Member who Became a Successful Voice Actress?

With music as one of the top forms of entertainment in Japan, it’s no surprise to see several artists, musicians, and performers making their name on the world stage. The country is not just a powerhouse when it comes to creating animated shows and advancing technology. It has also become the home of some of…

What Is This Fun Ice Pop Toy Perfect for Kids This Summer? Even Pikotaro Loves It!

The Japanese comedian, Pikotaro, who became internationally known due to his catchy music video and song called “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”, has released a new song for kids this summer. The song and music video are to promote the Perotto Ice DJ toy. Let’s find out more about it! Who is Pikotaro? “I have a pen. I…

Which AKB Star Has Been Voted the Most Popular for the 3rd Year Running?

If you’re a fan of AKB48 then you probably know the idol who’s currently in the number 1 position. Her name is Rino Sashihara (指原莉乃). She has managed to cling onto the top position for the third year straight. Her popularity is based on a poll that is conducted periodically. The recent poll conducted on…

Meet Japan’s Newest Idol Group Made Up of Company Employees

Have you heard about the latest mega-member idol unit in Japan? Higashi Ikebukuro 52 (東池袋52) is a group made up of 24 female employees who work for a credit card company! It is surprising that the idol unit is made up of amateurs in entertainment, and yet was able to produce a polished performance. How…

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…
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