Arama They Didn't

4:37 pm - 01/27/2012

Fukiishi Kazue spotted at Fukuyama Masaharu’s apartment, Amuse blocking reports?



On Thursday, January 26th, some rumors surfaced that the notorious weekly pictorial magazine ‘FRIDAY‘ was going to publish a big scoop about a possible relationship between popular singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu and actress Fukiishi Kazue.

On the surface, it looked like it was just your ordinary rumor about a secretive relationship when this week’s issue finally went on sale on Friday, January 27th. Both agencies also denied the rumor in usual fashion. However, shortly after publication, people started to become suspicious when unlike the usual fashion, not a single newspaper nor TV station even mentioned a single word about this ‘FRIDAY’ scoop. Now, it’s being speculated that Fukuyama’s agency, Amuse, prohibited all major news outlets to feature this rumor, which would be an even more drastically controlling of the press than people are usually only used to from Johnny’s.

Of course this method immediately backfired and made even more people believe that the rumor is true, which is also favored by the fact that ‘FRIDAY’ rarely uses groundless rumors for their major story. Some netizens posted comments on 2ch such as, “Johnny’s is nothing compared to that,” “Amuse is scary,” and, “Seems like Fukuyama’s agency also is very powerful.

The actual rumor was started by a major music producer, according to ‘FRIDAY’. He said that Fukuyama and Fuiishi are in a serious relationship. The tabloid started to investigate the rumor, which eventually led to more details and even two pictures.


Fukiishi already openly announced on various occasions to be a very big fan of Fukuyama and often went to his concerts. They first met 11 years ago, when the 18-year-old Fukiishi managed to take a picture with him at her senior high school graduation. However, in December of 2011, she also was spotted going to his apartment more than a couple of times.

One day, Fukiishi left her apartment together with her rabbit, the adorable Daikichi-kun, and hopped into a taxi. After a short ten-minute ride, she got off the taxi at a quiet residential area. She was wearing very big sunglasses and continued on foot with a downcast look for another 100 meter. There she arrived at a large apartment, which of course, is the apartment of Fukuyama.

In total she was seen staying over at his apartment four times in December, including on the evening of Christmas Day. That day, she was wearing a black jacket and a big mask to conceal most of her face, when she went to look for a taxi. After boarding the taxi, she also looked through the rear window to make sure that nobody is following her. Of course they still managed to follow her to Fukuyama’s apartment, where she used a key card to open the entrance as if it already become a steady habit. However, she then was startled by a car that stopped near the apartment. It must have been a car she hasn’t seen in the vicinity before, because she suddenly took a taxi again and went back home.

The said producer commented, “Fukiishi knows that Fukuyama cares a lot about the image his fans have of him. Therefore they are always meeting at his apartment, so that he won’t ever be seen going to a woman’s apartment. The way how she seems to be very cautious about her surroundings just shows that they absolutely don’t want anyone to find out about their relationship.

Due to their secretiveness, ‘FRIDAY’ unfortunately wasn’t able to take a two shot of Fukiishi and Fukuyama.


Sources + Pictures: FRIDAY, EntameScoop, livedoor & tokyohive

Fukuyama is alreday in his 40's..let him date damnit
ohprecioustime 28th-Jan-2012 01:05 am (UTC)
why is he being so secretive,he is so damn successful,he could lose the batshit stans and still be rich and slaying


those ladies gotta know he isn't really available,any way hot couple

Edited at 2012-01-28 01:06 am (UTC)
jeugd1 28th-Jan-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
ikr, it's not like he is some teenage idol or anything
He should be dating openly
wayof_life 28th-Jan-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Heard that his mom is very VERY picky about who he should be dating, and highly prefer his partner not to be somebody from the entertainment world. Unless he's dead sure she's "the one", I guess he would still prefer to be secretive so that his family won't be too jumpy...? Just my speculation.
crimsonbreeze 28th-Jan-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Oh, this article is wrong. I want to use this space in arama to declare that the woman isn't Fukiishi Kazue, it's actually me. I'm sorry but we love each other deeply :(
coika 28th-Jan-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
You have good taste then, bb.
mjspice 28th-Jan-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
Good luck to you both. ^_^
esquethetic 28th-Jan-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Get it girl.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
When did Amuse become that powerful anyway?
chibi_hime 28th-Jan-2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Exactly. Only few years ago, the only actors I knew from Amuse were Koide Keisuki, Sato Takeru and Miura Haruma.
novemberbaby 28th-Jan-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
I don't know when but they do have some popular names in their agency, like Ueno Juri, Perfume, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Naka Riisa, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if they've become this powerful now.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
I think when it comes to 'Power' ranking, they are probably number 3 behind Stardust. But powerful enough to control media, something that only JE can do?

That's what surprise me.
liime_arix 28th-Jan-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Maybe a lot of them have that power but never really see the need to use it. Plus it's Fukuyama Masaharu, and he's just mega big, so if it's him, news are willing not to report it?
the_free_cat 28th-Jan-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Just my two cents but, if you think that the more famous artists and talents they manage the more powerful company get, it is possible that Stardust and Amuse are actually more powerful than JE, as they have a wider reach.
kat_desu 28th-Jan-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
this.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Maybe because I'm used to read comments from JE fangirls who think it's their God-given right that their idols should get variety shows of their own. Thus, in my mind, JE can possibly pick up a phone and pick up a slot, and they will have airtime on that channel. Which made them powerful.

I didn't see it happening with Amuse and Stardust.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 04:06 am (UTC)
You're probably right. Precisely because it is Fukuyama, so the media decided to wait for actual confirmation rather than started the discussion. We won't follow up because Fukuyama doesn't say anything

In a sense that's probably made him the most powerful man in Japan right now.
kat_desu 28th-Jan-2012 05:15 am (UTC)
I agree with this too... I'm used to reading Amuse's comments that they don't really meddle with their artist's personal lives so maybe if Masha wants his private life to be left private that's probably the reason why they are doings this to help him.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Yea. If they want to meddle, they will probably tell Yuriko-chan to lay low and not to, erm, changed boyfriend all the time- lol. But they don't, and Yuriko still continues to go out with whoever she pleased.

So in this case, if Amuse informed the press that they are not together, that probably means they are not together. ha.
kat_desu 28th-Jan-2012 05:58 am (UTC)
yup... agree on Yuririn's case. lol!
Same thing Koide Keisuke & Hiraoka Yuta. :D



anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
What's the gossip with Koide and Hiroaka?

They're not available in the market anymore?
kat_desu 28th-Jan-2012 06:11 am (UTC)
The last news/rumor I read was that Keisuke is dating Mizukawa Asami while Yuta is dating a model.. I forgot her name though. >_<'
exdream1999 28th-Jan-2012 08:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, Amuse has a LOT of really popular people under them, but they're not IDOLS like J&A. I kind of agree with the idea that it's Fukuyama himself that wants to keep his love live on the DL and not so much the management themselves, so they're probably only flexing their muscle on his behalf.
wayof_life 28th-Jan-2012 03:06 am (UTC)
MTE. Amuse never came across as that powerful to stop media from reporting etc >_
exdream1999 28th-Jan-2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Don't forget Kuwata Keisuke/Southern All Stars. SAS are legends in Japan. They have the biggest selling single for the 21st century and number 3 on the "Of All Time" chart.
mayura_news 28th-Jan-2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Amuse is Miura Haruma, Sato Takeru, Koide Keisuke, and many other boys. (Kamen Rider boys xD) Plus Yoshitaka Yuriko, Ueno Juri, and other popular girls. Plus some of the most popular bands in Japan : Southern All Stars, Porno Graffitti, flumpool... And it has ONE OK ROCK.
Masa is really big in Japan. Amuse too =D Though we don't know it xD
kat_desu 29th-Jan-2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
its more like international fans are less interested in them since they aren't idols. XD
but I'm sure they are pretty big and powerful... just not the type that controls the media or something. XD
eliteseal 28th-Jan-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
The whole japan is so curious on who will ultimately land with Fukuyama Masaharu seeds.
kame_94 28th-Jan-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
This. xD
turtles_tszx 28th-Jan-2012 06:28 am (UTC)
Lmao i guess i've been watching too much saeguk/taiga drama too much that i imagine him as a king and every one wants to be his baby mama.
anduril_narsil 28th-Jan-2012 06:35 am (UTC)
His given name can also be read as 'Wise Ruler.' xD
mjspice 28th-Jan-2012 11:51 am (UTC)
ROFL! XD
arashic5 28th-Jan-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Its about time he openly dated/married
blahblah 28th-Jan-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Tottaly aproved <3
kuronochou 28th-Jan-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
all this time I believed that Fukuyama's a gay.
flashylicious 28th-Jan-2012 03:09 am (UTC)
his favorite topic is to talk about women in his leisure time
doujoushin 28th-Jan-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
add some alcohol and you've got dirty talk about women.
thenylonkid 28th-Jan-2012 04:14 am (UTC)
I love Masha and idc if he is gay or not but "his favorite topic is to talk about woman"? Sounds like a i'm-not-gay-SEE-i-love-talking-about-boobies kind of thing xD

But I wouldn't be surprised if he really does. The old pervert!
scubajr 28th-Jan-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
I think they make a cute couple! His fans need to chill and realize that he's already in his 40s.
doujoushin 28th-Jan-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
Aww I want him to be happy. They'd be cute together~ ♥♥♥♥
but somewhere inside i will cry the day he marries ;~~~~~~~~~~~~;

Edited at 2012-01-28 03:13 am (UTC)
kat_desu 28th-Jan-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Masha needs to spread those genes, seriously.
Maybe Amuse or Masha himself just wouldn't like to make a big fuzz about this therefore they decided to keep things quiet.
aris28 29th-Jan-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
I'm surprised to read about this rumor but I'm surprised to read about the power of the agency Amuse. I think unlike Johnny's, Amuse not need to show their "power" (it does secretly) because they are artists (Amuse), who based his job on dramas, movies, theater, music and gain recognition and admiration industrial sector and respectable people, then it is respectable option to keep private the personal lives of its artists, as well Fukuyama is no longer a young man, is an adult who has the decision to say or who you're dating. Sorry, English is not my native language
kat_desu 29th-Jan-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
yup I agree... in terms of power I believe that they really are powerful since they not only manage artists but they also have other businesses as well.
so I'm thinking that if Masha needs help in making his private life more private maybe he asked Amuse for help or something...
I think he'd make a formal announcement once he is sure of the girl he'll settle down with.
namelesshachi 28th-Jan-2012 03:43 am (UTC)
i really thought he was already married! :V oh well ......
get it girl!!! i need him to get married and make beautiful babies *_*
morroska 28th-Jan-2012 03:48 am (UTC)
wut. he's not an idol, so what the shit.

i thought he was gay tbh
raviolikenshin 28th-Jan-2012 08:29 am (UTC)
does anyone else find his mayonnaise cm super fucking creepy?
mjspice 28th-Jan-2012 11:53 am (UTC)
OH NOES! A FAMOUS GOOD LOOKING DUDE IS DATING A FAMOUS PRETTY WOMAN! JAPAN IS DOOMED!

But srsly, it's up to them who they wanna date. No need to make a fuss. XP
mayura_news 28th-Jan-2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
Amuse wins !! xD

(I am not sure they block that much... We all read about Taka and Acchan from Perfume... And Yoshitaka and I don't remember who xD)

Seriously, Amuse is big. Really big. They don't only have idols. I am not even surprised. I mean, nothing ever leaked about Ryunosuke, Haruma or Takeru. Though they are OVERpopular. Johnny's couldn't even prevent the Smoking Kid Scandal not to leak, though it could have greatly hurt HSJ's image. Johnny is not as powerful as he used to be anyway.
kat_desu 29th-Jan-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
the only one rumor that involved Haruma was with Gakky. lol!
it kept resufacing for years though. XD
but yeah that was it. XD

Yuriko and Tamaki Hiroshi were confirmed dating...then broke up then there was Genki of Flumpool... then the last one with Toma on Friday but Genki was clearly at the back. lol XD

there's also Koide Keisuke dating Mizukawa Asami... and Hiraoka Yuta and a model... XD
and yes.. Perfume... all three of them had rumors. XD

Edited at 2012-01-29 09:36 pm (UTC)
melococ0 1st-Feb-2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
How much money japanese paparazzi are being paid for those shitty pics?
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