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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心), the man who vowed not to kill, Japanese heart-throb Sato Takeru (佐藤健) becomes the man who cannot be killed as he takes the lead role Nagai Kei (永井圭) for the live-action adaptation of Ajin (亜人): Demi-Human which is set to hit the big screen in...

Are you interested in getting to know Japanese ikemen (good-looking men)? Would you be interested in a show where a girl disguises herself as a boy? Then the Japanese drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise (花ざかりの君たちへ~イケメンパラダイス~), also known as Hana Kimi, might be for you! Hana Kimi is a...

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