NHK World continues to bring stories from Okinawa and this time it features a story on Pamela Ann Matsunaga’s Greek-style cheese using Okinawan goat milk. The cheese and yogurt she makes looks so delicious and I love the fact that she doesn’t use any preservatives. Her shop’s name is also cute: Cheeseanista (located in the Plaza House Shopping Center).
Fuji TV revealed in October that it is producing a special documentary drama titled ‘Kamiji Yusuke Monogatari,’ based on the life of rising male idol Yusuke Kamiji. The lead actor playing Kamiji has now been decided.
19-year-old Yuki Yoshida, a second-year student at a university in the Shiga prefecture, was chosen by audition for the role. About 1,500 pros and amateurs had tried out for the part, but Yoshida managed to come out on top and make his dreams of show business come true.
The special is scheduled to air sometime during next spring. Kamiji will be singing the theme song, making his solo debut under the name ‘Yusuke.’ The song, titled ‘Himawari,’ is being released as a single on March 11.
“Daijoubu de Aru you ni -Cocco Owaranai Tabi-” is a documentary based on popular (and a Karakui.com favorite) singer Cocco that will be released in theaters this December. The inspiration for the documentary is Cocco’s performance of her single “Jugon no Mieru Oka” at the Live Earth concert last July.
The documentary will be helmed by acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda who had also directed two of Cocco’s music videos.