Archive for October, 2010

My 7-day flight ε=ε=ε=┌(; ̄◇ ̄)┘

23:15 JST October 31, 2010 4 comments

Hi everyone 🙂  Happy Halloween!

Not that I’m a huge Halloween-er, but I had a lot of fun out in town last night with my friends and met Sailor moon so hurrah

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

Anyway, the main message in this post is that I’ll be on an overseas business trip for a week from Tuesday to next Tuesday so I won’t be updating my blog during that time, sorry!!! (>w<)

Hopefully nothing extremely important happens in the next week…

In other news…

NEWS@music station

I made it home in time to see NEWS on music station on Friday night, phew…

Then I had a destiny moment when I saw Massu wearing a hat with fake fur around the rim because I had just bought a autumn/winter hat with fake fur around the rim too!  Okay, maybe that’s not a big deal because they were two different looking hats but it made me happy XD


Kazunari Ninomiya@Freeter, Ie wo Kau

Does anyone else find this drama amazing or is it just me and the Nino fans???


Ryo Nishikido@Ori-suta magazine

I bought Ori-suta magazine again because NEWS was on the front cover.

I mean, come on, how many times does NEWS get to be on the front cover of a music magazine in one year?

Anyway, Ryo’s latest news was that he had gone to see the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz movie “Knight and Day”:

“The action sequences and acting was incredible, and from beginning to end I kept thinking ‘Tom Cruise is so cool!’  I want to become a spy now (laughs).  How do you become one?”

Cute… (^^;)


Okay, time to stop now.  Hope everyone has an epic week!


Momo xoxo

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Yoshino Kimura makes first appearance since announcing marriage

22:57 JST October 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Yoshino Kimura (34) appears at Sunday's closing ceremony

Yoshino Kimura (34) made her first public appearance on Sunday since announcing her marriage to Johnny’s star Noriyuki Higashiyama (44), reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital, Oricon, and

The actress was attending the closing ceremony of the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival, and had found herself facing a crowd of press calling out congratulations.

It has been reported that although a number of press had asked her how she was feeling at the moment, the actress had kept quiet and gave them a big smile.

Kimura was not wearing a wedding ring today, but she had come with a number of other accessories including a ring on her right hand’s middle finger, Harry Winston jewelry, a pink Alberta Ferretti dress, and Sergio Rossi shoes.

Kimura had been chosen as the Film Festival’s Ambassador for the third straight year.

Shortly after attending the opening ceremony to the festival on October 23, her marriage had been announced to the press.

The Tokyo International Film Festival had been running for nine days, over which more than 200 Japanese and international films had been shown.




SP movie kicks off in Japan with opening event

11:45 JST October 31, 2010 Leave a comment

New martial arts instructor Junichi Okada (29) did not hesitate to correct his co-star’s fighting poses at their movie’s opening event, reports Sponichi Annex, Sports Hochi, and Mainichi Shinbum Digital.


“SP THE MOTION PICTURE 野望篇 (Yabo volume, Ambition volume)” opened in 396 cinemas across Japan yesterday, and Okada and the movie’s cast appeared at an event at Tokyo’s Scalaza TOHO Cinema.


It has been reported that as actress Yoko Maki (28) had tried to recreate the kicking moves she had done in her fighting scenes, Okada was not shy to correct her form.

“You need to lift your leg up higher,” he said.


Okada’s co-star Yu Kamio (40), who has a black belt in karate, had said the popstar was a fighter who sometimes got the urge to let out his stress during midnight shoots.

“During a night-time shoot, Okada-kun started yelling out, ‘I want to kick someone, I want to do a low kick,’ so I said I’d take him on.  But it hurt because his (kicking) speed and timing was perfect,” he said.


Although heavy rains and winds battered the capital yesterday, it has been reported that Okada had thanked the packed theater of 654 fans who had come.

“I am very happy that you have come to see this movie despite the oncoming typhoon and strong rain.

“(During filming) there were a lot of walls stopping me from getting through the action scenes, but I was able to tear them down thanks to the director, staff, and the cast.  I really appreciate all of their help.

“I was so excited about today I didn’t get any sleep last night.  It’s taken me 7, 8 years to get to here so it means a lot,” he said.


The movie continues on from the SP drama story which had aired in 2007.  It takes place a month after where the drama had finished, where Kaoru Inoue (Okada) and his team at the Metropolitan Police Department Security Police Division try to stop terrorists in Tokyo.

Divided into two parts, with the Ambition volume being the first, the second part, “SP THE MOTION PICTURE 革命篇 (Kakumei volume, Revolution volume)” will be released in spring 2011.


More than 12,000 fans applied to attend yesterday’s event.

Actress Yoko Maki (28) tries to strike her kicking pose (photo thanks to Mainichi Shinbum Digital)





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Jin Akanishi sets off for the US

11:29 JST October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Jin Akanishi (26) set off from Tokyo yesterday evening to begin his US tour, reports Sponichi Annex, Daily Sports, and Sports Hochi.


Wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and jeans, the Johnny’s star appeared at the Narita airport departure gate shortly before his plane was about to take off where more than 20 journalists were waiting for him.


It has been reported that Akanishi had smiled as he told the press he wants to have fun on this trip.


When asked whether he had a message for KAT-TUN, Akanishi replied, “I’ll do my best”, before boarding his ANA flight.


The singer’s US tour “Yellow Gold Tour 3010” will kick off in Chicago on November 7, before going around San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York.





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Shooting for Sho Sakurai’s upcoming movie finishes

10:21 JST October 29, 2010 2 comments

Arashi’s Sho Sakurai (28) could not hold back his tears as he thanked the cast and crew of his movie for their support during filming, reports Sankei Sports and Sports Hochi today.

The popstar had been filming “神様のカルテ (Kamisama no Karute)” since September 9 in Matsumoto city, Nagano prefecture.  The movie is based on Sosuke Natsukawa’s novel of the same name, which follows Ichito Kurihara, a physician working in a regional hospital.

“I was worried about my worries, and I kept worrying for the past month-and-a-half.

“My role was to play someone who comes face to face with the sad reality of life and death.  Ichito has a lot to worry about but I also had a lot to worry about because I’ve never played a character like this,” he said.

It has been reported that after the last shot was filmed, Sakurai had started to cry as he tried to thank the movie’s director Yoshihiro Fukugawa.

“Mr Fukugawa, thank you so much for always helping me and Ichito…,” he said as he held onto his bouquet of flowers and sniffed his nose.

Sakurai had said later he does not usually cry at the end of shoots, and he felt good about how the movie is shaping up to be.

Since a month before shooting had started, Sakurai has been reported to have met up with the movie’s director and the novel’s author to talk over things, and was also allowed to study how real doctors work in hospitals.

Sakurai’s wife in the movie, played by actress Aoi Miyazaki (24), talked about working with the Arashi star for the first time.

“He always had funny stories to tell at work so I didn’t know he was that worried.  I had heard he was a nice person and we talked a lot, which helped me stay relaxed,” she said.

Film director Fukugawa had said Sakurai’s permed hair was also something to look forward to seeing in the movie.

“神様のカルテ (Kamisama no Karute)” opens in Japanese theaters next year.



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Jun Matsumoto’s new KFC commercial online

13:46 JST October 28, 2010 1 comment

Jun Matsumoto's latest commercial (thanks to KFC website)

KFC have released their new commercial starring Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto (27) on their website, reports RBB Today.


It has been reported that Matsumoto is following on from his commerical last year by advertising the fast food chain’s pies.


The commercial takes place at a sports stadium where Matsumoto smiles as he eats his tomato cream pie.  But as he stares at his friend eating a chicken cream pie, the popstar jumps in to get a spoonful.


Check it out:





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JUMP mode in autumn (Hey! Say! JUMP translation) PART 2

02:23 JST October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Monthly TV Fan 2010 December issue

Hey! Say! JUMP

JUMP mode in autumn (interview translation) PART 2


Q: What has changed or how have you grown over the last three years since your debut?

Yamada: I don’t really take notice of those things…but I’ve been able to talk to Inoo by myself recently (laughs).

Morimoto: I haven’t changed at all.  I think I’m less of a person than what my fans think I am, but I do want to step things up.

Arioka: In the beginning I couldn’t talk in front of the camera.  I think I got carried away when I did.  I still get carried away now but I think I’ve gotten better compared to how I used to be.

Yabu: I don’t have to be nice to everyone anymore, in a good way.  When we made our debut I realized I was surrounded by juniors who were looking up to me as their senior.  But gradually that pressure just disappeared.

Takaki: Three years has gone by so fast.  I’m going to make sure I keep learning new things.  After all, we’re only three years old (laughs).

Yaotome: When we celebrated our first anniversary, I felt like Yabu and I had to push the others forward, but now some of them are becoming good rivals.

Q: What do you do, or what would you like to do to pass the time during these long, autumn nights?

Chinen: The other day, I got home from school and starting watching Kanjani8’s concert DVD “PUZZLE”.  I love watching my senior’s concert DVDs.  I also love going to concerts and hearing the crowd’s cheering.

Nakajima: I don’t really like long nights.  I like long evenings.  I wish I could go to a country where the sun doesn’t set.

Morimoto: What would I want to do?  I have this image in my head that the moon looks really nice in autumn.

Takaki: I go for a drive.  I love the sea so I go to the beach pretty much every day.  I just stare at it, and I never get bored.

Inoo: The nights might be longer but it doesn’t mean I get to sleep longer…I go to school, then work, then come home at night and do my homework.

Yaotome: I watch movies or watch videos of when I went on holiday with my friends.  I spend a lot of time just relaxing.

Yabu: I go for walks.  I love listening to the sounds crickets make.

Q: Autumn is the season for reading.  Could you recommend us a book.

Yamada: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi’s “Chonan Gang”.  It’s really easy to understand.  Watching Korean dramas has made me want to go there.  It’s close by so I think I will get the chance to go there some day.  I want to start learning enough Korean so I don’t have any problems.

Okamoto: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”.  It’s part of my homework for school, but I’ve also wanted to read it myself, so now I’m reading it.  It’s amazing how Shakespeare could think up all of these dialogues for his characters.  It’s hard to memorize them though (laughs).

Arioka: I’m really into a manga called “宇宙兄弟 (Uchu Kyodai)”.  It’s got everything; it moves you and it can make you laugh.  I’m recommending it to a lot of people.

Takaki: “ONEPIECE”. I’d never read it up to now but after hearing the others talk about it, it sounded cool so I bought all of the existing books.

Yaotome: I’m reading the book (comedian due) オードリ (Audrey) gave me, it’s funny.

Q: How do you feel having done “SUMMARY”?

Yamada: To put it into one word, “無 (nil, nothing)”.  I was so absorbed in it I didn’t think of anything else, and it felt like there weren’t any limits to what I could do.  On stage I felt like I could take things as far as I wanted.  There were so many things I could do that I didn’t know where to start, but I ended up doing a lot of things.

Chinen: It was long!  It was really hard to keep my energy levels up for 56 shows straight.  I did things that I’d never do in concerts, like jumping in mid-air or bringing out dogs, so I had to take extra care in doing them.

Takaki: I was completely burnt out!  I put everything into my dancing, but there were a few times around the middle where I found it really tough.  Nevertheless, I managed to fight it and get through it all.

Yabu: I like working for long periods of time so when it all finished, I felt like I could’ve kept on going.  During the season I remember watching Koichi-kun’s (Domoto) SHOCK documentary on TV and thinking that I had no right to be complaining about how hard I was finding work.  I called Yamada straight afterwards and said, “did you watch it?”


“Let’s take it up a notch!”

Q: Autumn is the season to study.  Do you do anything that helps you study better?

Chinen: When I’m in class I’ll keep telling myself, “this is really fun”, and then studying the subject actually does become fun.  Like when I finish calculating something, I’ll think, “I did it!  I knew I had it in me” (laughs).  I get really high afterwards.

Nakajima: Me and my friends take turns in asking each other questions like a quiz show.  It makes it easier for whoever’s asking the question and whoever’s answering the question to remember stuff.  The other thing I’ll also do is memorize everything the day before and on the day of the test.  I find it easier to remember things if it’s close to the day.  Then when one test is done, I’ll forget about everything to do with that subject and start studying for my next test.

Okamoto: When I really want to concentrate, I’ll get out of the house and study at a cafe.

Morimoto: I listen to music when I study.  It helps me concentrate!

Inoo: University is so different from studying at junior or senior high school.  University classes are really hard and it takes a lot of effort to get through it all.  I don’t get a lot of time to study because of work so I’m trying to get into the habit of studying as much as I can during class.

Q: Now that all of you are more developed music artists, have you been writing any songs lately?

Nakajima: I’ll write something down as soon as I think of it, and I hope I can turn those into a song one day.  Most of my lyrics are about life and what it is.  It sounds quite intense (laughs).  I want to try making music too but I don’t have the skills yet…

Okamoto: I’ll write songs from time to time.  I don’t set myself deadlines, but I’ll write it as soon as I think of it.  It’s like how I practice the guitar, I won’t do it every day but I’ll do it when I want to.

Arioka: There’s nothing I’ve written that could be made into an actual song.  Actually, I’ve begun to learn the piano now.  It’s not that I wanted to start a band, but I thought it was something I needed to learn if I wanted to write music.  If you can play an instrument then you can read chords and music sheets.  I’ve got no plans to play during a concert, I’ll leave that up to Ino-chan.

Inoo: I do want to (write songs), but I can never find the time.  I do like using the piano to make new melodies.  I also want to try writing lyrics, but nothing comes to mind.  Maybe I’m still a kid inside (laughs).


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