About Momo Edgewood

Name: Momo Edgewood

Home is: Tokyo, Japan

I can speak: Japanese and English

Age: Kanjani8/KAT-TUN/NEWS generation

What I do (other than my main job): Freelance reporter, translator

Things I like: reading and watching the news, shopping (especially hats), walking, biking, science, eating, martial arts, going to music concerts and musicals.

Things I don’t like: Mosquitos and hayfever.

Johnny’s song I keep listening to now (September 17 2012): “チャンカパーナ (Chankapana)” – NEWS

Other songs I keep listening to now (September 17 2012): ” GANGNAM STYLE” – PSY

Blog Mission: Make Johnny’s news readily available for the wider audience outside of Japan.

I would like to keep news on this blog as neutral as possible and will try to avoid putting in my own opinions into the stories because basically, I’ve got no right to say who should be dating whom and such.  I’m just the storyteller.

Johnny’s news reported since: June 1 2010

Johnny’s TV drama ratings, record sales, and DVD sales reported since: July 12 2010

My Johnny’s fan history: Long-time Arashi, NEWS, Tegomass, Hey! Say! JUMP fan.  Respect Johnny’s groups in general though.

Have been to two Arashi concerts, two Tegomass concerts, one Masahiko Kondo concert, and one Tomohisa Yamashita concert to date.

Fave Johnny’s talent: Takahisa Masuda (NEWS)

Other fave Johnny’s talents: Satoshi Ohno (Arashi), Yuri Chinen (Hey! Say! JUMP/NYC), Shingo Katori (SMAP), Koichi Domoto (KinKi Kids), Yu Yokoyama (Kanjani8), Ryo Nishikido (Kanjani8, NEWS), Hiroshi Nagano (V6), Yuichi Nakamaru (KAT-TUN), Masahiro Matsuoka (TOKIO), Tsubasa Imai.

  1. jasmine
    19:22 JST June 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    wah !! i lyk also arashi,news/tegomass and hsj!! (>:X)
    spcialy matsujun, nino, tegoshi and daiki O.~
    but unlyk u i nvr go 2 their concrts b4 T.T (im dyng 2 c them!!)
    i nid 2 go 2 japan 4 sure!!
    ahmm jst shrng wats on my mind :))
    i hope its fine 😀
    hi !! by the way im jasmine frm philippines >.<
    and thanks 4 updatng ur blog olweiz

  2. hchaengbok
    15:42 JST July 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    thank you soooooooo much for your hardworking ^^
    I luv Japanese artist so much but hardly to find website to translate news in English
    some website not mention to JR much = =
    so I happy very much when I find your blog /
    please keep update your translation I will cheer on you


  3. Crystal Sonnette
    07:27 JST August 5, 2010 at 7:27 AM

    Thanks for the lovely news updates! I so enjoyed them! I’ve been learning Japanese for many years, but not fluent. I appreciate the translations and I’ll keep checking on your site for info from now on! BTW, I went to Jin’s concert in June: it was AWESOME! I wish more Johnny’s groups could do US tours…
    Thank you so much!

  4. amee
    21:00 JST September 5, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    ohh!!!..how i wish tht arashi and KAT-TUN would perform in dubai or in the middle east at least!!..thr r soo many ppl here who would love to hear them, even Hey!Say!Jump !!..but u r soo lucky to be living in tokyo. U can go to thr concerts and see thm up close. I envy u sooo much!! 🙂

    • 01:42 JST September 6, 2010 at 1:42 AM


      I have lived overseas for some time so living so close to Johnny’s is something quite new to me!
      But I got to Japan because I was always on the lookout for an opportunity to get here 🙂

      I hope you find the same chance to come here as well and see one of their concerts!

      Or maybe start something that might raise the chances of arashi or kat-tun coming to dubai? good luck!

      Momo xoxo

  5. 22:34 JST September 21, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Hi, nice to meet you !

    • 23:00 JST September 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM

      Nice to meet you too!

      Momo xoxo

  6. s_malfoy
    23:02 JST September 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM

    Get well soon Momo!! ^^
    I think what you’re doing is amazing! 🙂

    • 00:20 JST September 28, 2010 at 12:20 AM

      thanks! I’m feeling 80% better now 😀

      Momo xoxo

  7. 20:17 JST November 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    hi.. thanks for having such an awesome blog. it’s been bookmarked so that i can come in to check up on updates of NEWS, Yamapi, Massu and Tegomass. i can’t wait to master Japanese so that i can read all those entertainment sites on updates, but now that i’ve found your blog, i think it’ll be as good as reading those Japanese updates on my own. 🙂

    • 00:16 JST November 19, 2010 at 12:16 AM


      Ohh, thank you for bookmarking 😀

  8. Ayesha
    08:13 JST August 16, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Hi Momo, I’m dropping by here to say I really love your page and your reports. I always check it but it’s only now that I am able to leave comments. Thank you so much for making such reports specially info related to JE readily available to us fans.

    I noticed your fave JE talent is Massu. XD He’s my fave too. XDD

    Please continue doing this reports. Thank you so much. :]

    • 13:53 JST August 16, 2011 at 1:53 PM


      Yay! Another Massu fan!
      Hehehe, he’s so adorable.

      Thanks for all of your comments!

      I will, as much as I can 😉

      Momo xoxo

  9. nichie
    03:36 JST August 19, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and may I say THANK YOU so much!!! Its really hard nowadays to find an up to date Johnnys news translations. I really love your blog..its amazing…please keep up the good work!
    ah..before that..My name is nichie, and I’m a huge arashi fan ^^
    nino is my ichiban..yoroshiku~ i’m gonna bookmark your blog now~ hehe

    • 01:35 JST August 21, 2011 at 1:35 AM


      Awesome!! Thanks for coming by (and bookmarking) XD

      I’m quite busy at work now so I can’t update all the time, but I try!

      Nino is so cute…I always think he looks like a puppy.

      Have a good day!

      Momo xoxo

  10. sama_02
    12:58 JST October 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    I think its amazing thank you so much for all the info. Looking forward for new updates. Thanks.

    • 13:47 JST October 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM


      Thanks for coming!
      I’ve just been so busy this year, which is a problem :s
      I’m trying to catch up on the month or two I lost at work because of the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster…

      Momo xoxo

  11. 16:42 JST January 20, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Dear, Momo Edgewood, could u please help me understand, what @ Johnnys_Bot is. My japanesse is rly poor yet that’s why i can’t translate the description.

    P.S. found ur site via twitter

    • 17:57 JST January 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM


      I’ve sent you a message (well, several since Twitter doesn’t like my long messages) on Twitter 😀

      Thanks for finding me!! Have a great day!

      Momo xoxo

  12. Juliana
    07:03 JST February 8, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    My love for NEWS and Tegomass brought me here. XD Your site is awesome. Wow! This site is a great source of interesting JE-related stuff. I will keep looking forward to your next entries, Thanks for your hard work!

    Random: I also like Massu. I actually love him… He’s adorable and talented and cute and interesting! XD

    • 15:26 JST February 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM


      Hehehe, thanks for your comment! I’m sorry I don’t update sometimes…work can get really busy sometimes :s

      Yay, another Massu fan! He is so adorable XD

      Have a great day!

      Momo xoxo

  13. 16:07 JST July 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    You do an amazing job and I LOVE your blog. It’s my absolutely number one resource for this kind of info. And it’s great for someone who, like me, is 99% of the time clueless about what’s going on with her favourite artists. xD

    Thank you for sharing with us, Momo-san, you’re great! 😀

    • 17:55 JST July 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM


      Thank you for your comment 😀
      I had that feeling when I was living overseas so I wanted to contribute to the fan community in some way (even if work prevents me from doing so sometimes).

      Feel free to comment anytime!

      Momo xo

  14. 12:44 JST July 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    hai , I’m Amel Chan, big fan of Hey! Say! JUMP
    my ichiban is Yamada Ryosuke

    I say thank you so much to you for all update and share thing. this really help me who fan not stay in japan. I’m Indonesian.

    Hope we can be friend, I have blog about JUMP, i made it to help jump become more popular in international, because many people dont know how to search and brows about JUMP. Actually they dont know how to read kanji and nihon go. Even other fan know about johnnys net, but they dont know about what that information and dont know what must they click to get information.

    I hope u not will angry if I repost your entry of JUMP and NYC in my blog, ofcourse with full credit and link to go here.

    You can look my blog here, just little site. But i hope it can help many friends.

    Yoroshiku onegaishimasu…

    • 15:20 JST July 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM


      Thanks for reading my blog!
      Anything you think can help, feel free to share.
      Thanks for letting me know though 🙂

      I’ve followed Yabu and Hikaru since they started in Johnny’s Jr., but I really like Chinen and Yamada too 🙂

      See you around!

      Momo xo

      • 16:05 JST July 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Yokatta ne , I really happy to hear that.

        do you wanna become my sharing friends? Sometime I’m afraid if wanna post something about JUMP, i’m afraid it will make bad rumour. I think if I can share to you about it, it will be better.

        Is okay if I call you Momo chan?

      • 16:32 JST July 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM


        Sure, if you have any stories let me know! Likewise, feel free to share anything as well.

        Lol, Momo-chan is cool.

        See you around!

        Momo xo

  15. 13:03 JST August 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Doumo momo chan, ano, do u know about summary 2012 this year? Is it still JUMP in summary 2012?

    • 17:31 JST September 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM


      Not that I know I can remember…I think the more junior groups (Sexy Zone, jr.) did the show this year :s
      Sorry for the late reply!

      Momo xo

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