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KAT-TUN (Katūn) J-Pop

Blogged By: De De Tillman

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Media Credit:charlie7ok0 / ClJp299 / kattunsaikou

Posted: Tuesday August 14,  2012 @3:42 a.m PST

 

 

KAT-TUN (カトゥーン, Katūn?) is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates (Johnny’s) in 2001. The group’s name is an acronym based on the first letter of each member’s family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010.

As of 2010, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda, and Yuichi Nakamaru.Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records.

On April 20-22, KAT-TUN performed at Tokyo Dome as parts of their LIVE TOUR 2012 CHAIN tour. According to news reports, KAT-TUN’s original idea “Flash-Tree” spotlights was introduced for the first time in Johnny and also Tokyo Dome’s 25m moving stage was the longest in Johnny’s history.

On June 27, KAT-TUN released its 18th single, To The Limit, which was used as a tie-up song for Suzuki Solio Bandit CM. On June 29 Music Station reported that KAT-TUN ranked as No.10 best-selling Heisei era’s idol with the total sales of 6,661,293 copies from 17 singles. According to, Wikipedia.

CURRENT MEMBERS:

1. Kazuya KAmenashi (亀梨 和也, Kamenashi Kazuya?) (born February 23, 1986)

2. Junnosuke Taguchi (田口 淳之介, Taguchi Junnosuke?) (born November 29, 1985)

3. Koki Tanaka (田中 聖, Tanaka Kōki?) (born November 5, 1985)

4. Tatsuya Ueda (上田 竜也, Ueda Tatsuya?) (born October 4, 1983)

5. Yuichi Nakamaru (中丸 雄一, Nakamaru Yuichi?) (born September 4, 1983)

 

FORMER MEMBER:

  • Jin Akanishi (赤西 仁, Akanishi Jin?) (born July 4, 1984)

Meisa Kuroki Confirms She’s Pregnant By Jin Akanishi “I’m Happy And Grateful To Have Been Blessed With A Child”

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Japan Today

Photo Credit: Google Images

Posted: Thurday April 19, 2012 @12:42 p.m. PST

 

 

Actress Meisa Kuroki, 23, has officially announced that she is pregnant. The announcement was made on her blog on Sunday, several weeks after it was widely reported by media.

 

 

Kuroki, who was rumored to be pregnant when she married singer Akanishi Jin, 27, back in February, told fans, “I’m finally able to officially announce that I am four months pregnant.” She went on to apologize for the delay in the announcement.

 

 

Both Kuroki and Akanishi publicly denied their relationship and failed to confirm widespread reports that Kuroki was pregnant at the time of their marriage.

 

 

“Right now, I feel mentally and physically well. I’m happy and grateful to have been blessed with a child,” she wrote.

 

 

Kuroki’s agency has announced that she is to appear in the play, “Miyazawa Kenji ga Tsutaeru Koto,” on May 12-13 at Setagaya Public Theater, before going on maternity leave. She reportedly plans to return to work sometime after giving birth.

Meisa Kuroki Confirms She's Pregnant.

 

Meisa Kuroki Will Make Public Appearance Since Marriage & Pregnancy News

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Japan Today

Photo Credit: flickr via Google Images

Posted: Saturday March 17, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. PST

 

 

Actress-singer Meisa Kuroki, 23, who in February announced her sudden marriage to former KAT-TUN singer Jin Akanishi, 27, will appear in a recitation of “Miyazaki Kenji ga tsutaerukoto” (Message from Kenji Miyazaki) at the Setagaya Public Theater in Tokyo on May 12-13.

Since announcing her marriage and pregnancy, Kuroki has dropped out of public view, but decided to take part in the Miyazawa event because it is in support of the victims of the March 11 disaster, she said in a statement.

Kuroki will join Yu Aoi, Shinobu Otake, Yoshino Kimura, Kyoko Koizumi, Kyoka Suzuki, Yosuke Eguchi, Tsurube Shofukutei and Shinichi Tsutsumi, among others.

The performers’ combinations and schedules will be announced later. The recitation goes from May 9 until June 3.

Meisa Kuroki

AKB48 Sing National Anthem At Giants-Swallows Season Opener

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Japan Today

Photo Credit: (eastasiafair.com)

Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m.PST

 

Popular idol group AKB48 will sing the national anthem before the Central League season-opening baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome on March 30.

Giants officials said they wanted AKB48 to sing the anthem because the group is having a banner month, not just with its performances but also for the fact that it was chosen by the government to take part in a suicide prevention campaign.

AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda, 20, told reporters that the Giants’ opening game at Tokyo Dome will be the biggest stage for the group.

AKB48

Meisa Kuroki Pregnant And Married To Jin Akanishi True or False

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Japan Today – Tokyograph

Photo Credit: Meisa Kuroki (allstarpics) Jin Akashini (asianbites)

Video Credit: YouTube (KameJinLovers)

Posted: Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. PST

Link: Meisa Kuroki and Jin Akanishi Dating Or Not (Photos)

Singers Meisa Kuroki 23 and Jin Akanishi 27 made major news when the two were seen out together at the Tokyo DisneySea on January 22, 2012, in Okinawa on January 14, 2012, and in Tokyo’s Koto Ward at the Lalaport Toyosu on January 21, 2012 but they both denied they were dating.

However, there are numerous media reports including Sports Nippon who first released the news that Kuroki is two months pregnant and got married to Akanishi on February 2, 2012.

Kuroki has a new album called “UNLOCKED” the day after Valentine’s Day on  February 15, 2012 along with promoting the album and Akanishi has new album coming out “JAPONICANA” in March 7, 2012. Also, Akanishi will be touring the U.S. which includes five cities plus he will be acting in a film with Keanu Reeves “47 RONIN” to be released in December 2012.

If the report is true that Kuroki and Akanishi are dating, married, and pregnant, it’s not good to deny the truth. Just tell the truth to your fans, don’t worry about the media, think about being honest with your fans. Never lie to your fans. However, if this news of Kuroki and Akanishi isn’t true, then their fans can see them as honest celebrities and the story of them being a couple that’s expecting a baby is just a false media report.

Kuroki and Akashini do make a gorgeous couple and if they are expecting a baby then that’s going to one super gorgeous baby. However, they are both busy in the entertainment industry which is a very difficult place to keep a relationship from falling apart. It never fails, it ends.

Meisa Kuroki

 

 

Jin Akashini