Category Archives: Japanese Actresses

Ayumi Hamasaki, 39, 浜崎 あゆみ {Japanese Singer-Actress-Model} Hearing Loss

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Posted: Tuesday December 26, 2017 @ 3:30 a.m PST

 

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎 あゆみ Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music, and has sometimes co-composed her music.

Born and raised in Fukuoka, Hamasaki moved to Tokyo at fourteen in 1993 to pursue a career in singing and acting.

Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records, making her the best-selling Japanese solo artist of all time.[5][6][7] Hamasaki has several domestic record achievements for her singles, such as the most number-one hits by a female artist (38); the most consecutive number-one hits by a solo artist (twenty-five),[8] and the most million-sellers

In January 2008, Hamasaki announced on her blog that an inoperable condition, possibly tinnitus or Ménière’s disease, had caused complete deafness in her left ear.[5][87] She had been diagnosed with the condition in 2006 and that the problem dated to 2000, when she developed an ear infection but continued to perform against the advice of doctors.

Despite the setback, Hamasaki stated that she wished to continue singing, and that “as a professional”, she wanted to “deliver the best performance for everyone”. On May 20, 2017, she wrote that she is also losing hearing in her right ear, and had experienced dizziness and nausea. She vowed to continue performing, writing: “The stage is where I belong. It’s the only place I really, truly exist. I don’t know anything else.

On September 11, 2016, Hamasaki announced that she and her husband had separated.On September 30, 2016, she announced that her divorce had been finalized; however, a motion for dissolution of the marriage was not filed until April, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As of September, 2017 their marital status remains legally unresolved. According to, Wikipedia

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Kelly Chen { Hong Kong Diva} Husband and Ayase Haruka {Japanese Actress}

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Posted: Tuesday July 15, 2014 @ 7:37 p.m

 

Hong Kong diva Kelly Chen’s husband, businessman Alex Lau, is reportedly cheating on her with Japanese actress Ayase Haruka.

Kelly, 41, has been in a happy relationship with Alex for 16 years. The couple married in 2008, and currently enjoy an idyllic life with their two sons.

However, news broke yesterday that Alex was spotted having French cuisine with Haruka at a gathering.Although there were a lot of other people present, the two behaved intimately, sharing a menu and looking at each other tenderly. They spoke in soft tones, and Alex purportedly even seemed unwilling when Haruka had to leave – sparking rumours that their relationship is not as simple as it seems.

Kelly Chen

Maki Horikita Will Play Main Character In Fuji TV’s “Miss Pilot” In October

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Source: Japan Today

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Posted: Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 6:50 p.m. PST

 

Actress Maki Horikita, 24, will play the main character in Fuji TV’s new drama “Miss Pilot,” which starts in October in the 9 p.m. prime time slot on Tuesdays.

Female pilots are still rare in Japan (only 20 out of 2,500 pilots at ANA are women). “Miss Pilot” depicts the struggles that female pilots are facing everyday, Horikita said.

“Miss Pilot” will be Horikita’s second time to play the lead in TV series since NHK’s morning drama “Ume-chan Sensei” last year, which had an average viewer rating of 20.7%. It was the first time in 9 years for the average rating of a morning TV drama to exceed 20%.

Sawajiri Erika Intense Sexual Scenes In “Helter Skelter” Movie Caused A Breakdown (Videos)

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Casey Lee

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Posted: Thursday May 17, 2012 @12:42 a.m. PST

 

 

“Helter Skelter” has taken a heavy toll on Japanese actress Sawajiri Eriki, as she has been reported to be on hiatus due to poor health conditions since early May.

 

According to Tokyo Hive, Sawajiri was forced to cancel her promotional activities for her comeback film, and might not even be able to appear on the premiere of the movie in July if her health condition does not improve.

 

“Because of her poor physical condition, the promotional events will be canceled,” a media statement from her agency said.

 

Causes of her health’s deterioration were not officially known, but sources believed that her leading role in the adaptation of Okazaki Kyoko’s manga about a top idol, Ririko, who undergoes a full-body plastic surgery and becomes famous but then suffers the aftereffects, could have a negative impact on her physical and mental well-being.

 

The movie generated some buzz since it has some challenging sex scenes and it was Sawajiri’s first movie role since the controversial “Closed Note”.

 

“In her upcoming movie, she’s challenged herself to intense sexual scenes. She’s an actress who becomes absorbed into her roles, so the heroine Ririko wouldn’t leave her body for a long time. She seemed to be down,” said a source from the film industry.

 

“It’s filled with scenes of mental confusion; it’s a dangerous role so it’s not strange that her spirit would fall apart. I don’t have the courage to have our actresses play the role,” another source said.

 

Her agency has said that Sawajiri was advised by her doctors to take a good rest for a while and would only be resuming her activities at the appropriate time by her doctors.

Sawajiri Erika

According to BonyEntertainment02,  The first teaser for Helter Skelter live-action film adaptation.
The film is due for release in Japan on July 14, 2012.

Actress Erika Sawajiri makes her return to the big screen after a 5 year hiatus.
The movie based on Kyoko Okazaki’s manga “Helter Skelter” (published by Shoudensha in 2003). Manga “Helter Skelter was the 2004 Grand Winner of the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

☆ PLOT ☆
Top star Ririko undergoes multiple cosmetic surgies to her entire body. She’s looked upon as an icon for beauty. As the toll of her multiple surgies begins to take its toll, Ririko makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with career and personal problems.

Director: Mika Ninagawa
Writer: Kyoko Okazaki (manga)

☆ CAST ☆
Erika Sawajiri – Ririko
Nao Omori – Prosecutor Makoto Asada
Shinobu Terajima – Ririko’s manager Michiko Hata
Gou Ayano
Kiko Mizuhara – Kozue Yoshikawa
Hirofumi Arai
Anne Suzuki
Susumu Terajima
Kaori Momoi – Hiroko Tada
Sho Aikawa
Mieko Harada – Hisako Wachi
Yosuke Kubozuka – Takao Nanbu

映画『ヘルタースケルター』特報
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監督:蜷川実花×主演:沢尻 エリカでセンセーショナルに放つ、今年最高の衝撃の話題作!!

Inoue Waka Marrying Movie Director Iizuka Ken

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Photo Credit: Tokyograph via  Sankei Sports

Posted: Sunday April 22, 2012 @10:28 p.m. PST

 

 

 

According to the Sankei Sports newspaper, talento Inoue Waka (31) is getting married on her next birthday, May 13th. Her husband will be 33-year-old movie director Iizuka Ken (“SAI-REN,” “Summer Nude”), who recently worked on the live-action television and movie adaptations of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.”

 

 

The two first met in March of last year during the filming of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.” Their relationship was said to be purely professional at the time, but they met again during a group meal in May after filming was completed and started dating soon after that.

 

 

Iizuka also cast Inoue in his stage play “FUNNY BUNNY,” which is currently running until the end of this month.

 

 

The Sankei Sports newspaper says that Inoue’s agency has confirmed that she is getting married. It is said that she plans on continuing with her show business career.

Inoue Waka.Photo Credit: Tokyograph via Sankei Sports

 

Erica Sawajiri Designs Clothes and Handbags

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Source & Story: Japan Today

Photo Credit: Japan Today

Posted: Friday February 3, 2012 @ 3:25pm PST

Topic: Erika Sawajiri

According to Japan Today, actress Erica Sawajiri, 25, has designed a line of clothes and handbags as part of a promotion for a new cell phone drama she is appearing in. The new line is a collaborative effort between BeeTV and popular brands Samantha Thavasa and MERCURYDUO for the drama titled “Let M the reason why I love you other story.”

The story is about two women who are opposite in fashion, hairstyle, make-up and personality. Sawajiri plays both characters and designed clothes and bags to match each character in the drama.

Erica Sawajiri

 

Chinatsu Wakatsuki Pregnant and Married (Photo)

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Blog Source: Japan Today – Tokyograph

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Posted: Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 4:05 pm PST

Topic: Chinatsu Wakatsuki

Actress Chinatsu Wakatsuki is 5 months pregnant and has married an older man who’s not in the entertainment industry. She made the announcement on her official blog.

Wakatsuki who is 27 years old has known her husband for 3 years; however, they dated for 1 year and 3 months before they got married.

According to Japan Today, Wakatsuki submitted marriage registration papers to her ward office in Tokyo on Tuesday January 17, 2012.

Wakatsuki is a fashion producer while being in charge of the popular brand WC. and she’s due to give birth June 2012.

Pregnant first then married

Chinatsu Wakatsuki

 

Matsuyama Kenichi And Koyuki Kato Are Parents Of A Baby Boy (Photo Of The Couple)

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Blog Source: Tokyograph / Wikipedia / Channel News Asia

Photo Credit: Vhv.vn via filmweb/ pegasusnews.

Posted: Monday January 9, 2012 @ 4:45 pm PST

Topic: Matsuyama Kenichi – Koyuki Kato

Actor Matsuyama Kenichi and his wife Actress/ Model Koyuki Kato (a.k.a. Koyuki) who is best known for playing Tom Cruise’s character’s love interest Taka in the hit film “The Last Samurai”, became parents on January 5, 2012 when they welcomed a healthy baby boy. The couple were married on April 1, 2011. They co-starred in Kamui Gaiden.

According to Channel Asia, “I safely gave birth to a boy on January 5. Fortunately, both I and the baby are doing well,” said Kato through her management company on Sunday. Kenichi said, “I am very happy to welcome a new member to the family”. However, the baby’s name was not released. 
Koyuki will return to work the end of 2012 to focus her on first baby while her husband is working on  NHK taiga drama “Taira no Kiyomori.” The series premiered on January 8, 2012.

Matsuyama Kenichi  (松山ケンイチ) is 26 and Koyuki Kato (加藤 小雪) is 35.

Actor Matsuyama Kenichi And Actress Koyuki Kato