Tokyograph: Manami Higa to star in “Dondo Bare” sequel

NHK is reviving its 2007 morning drama series “Dondo Bare” with a sequel that will be aired as a special program next year. Production on the show was announced at a press conference on Wednesday, attended by the drama’s lead actress, Manami Higa (24). […] (Via Tokyograph.) We’re big fans of Manami Higa and it’s …

Wallpaper: Yui Aragaki for Tokyo Metro (December 2010)

Sad that this’ll be the last wallpaper for the year (2010) but on the bright side, it looks like Yui will still be the image girl heading into 2011! It’s also worth clicking through the CMs and the “Making of” features are pretty cool too. Just seeing Yui smile makes one want to smile too. …

Babies, breakups, and new love?

Babies Ayano Kinjo (33), the keyboardist of the duo Kiroro, is an expectant mother once again. Her agency announced that she is in her fourth month of pregnancy, with the baby due in early April. This will be Kinjo’s third child, tying her with Kiroro vocalist Chiharu Tamashiro (33). Kinjo’s first two children were born …

Wallpaper: Meisa Kuroki’s “LOL”

Available for a limited time are two wallpapers from Sony Records commemorating the release of Meisa Kuroki’s latest single “LOL.” The single will be released on 10/6/10 and is currently used in the CM she stars in for Kit Kat. Download your copy here. (Via 壁紙fan!)

HIFF 30: 2 Films, 2 Actresses from Okinawa

The Hawaii International Film Festival gets underway from October 14th to the 24th and we’re in for a treat as they’re screening two films that feature actresses from Okinawa. Official Website “Abacus and Sword (武士の家計簿 Bushi no Kakeibo)” (Japan, 2010) stars Yukie Nakama and will be shown on 10/23/10 at 8:45 PM and on 10/24/10 …