this poor girl can't catch a break
Her partner is A-san(38) who is the CEO of an IT company who looks like the actor Uchino Masaaki (43). He provides software for one of the cable networks and has been staying at Nakazawa Yuko apartment.
They were introduced to each other by a friend and started dating from August this year. In October a photo of the couple was released in Friday magazine. According to someone close to the couple recently A-san proposed to Nakazawa and after only 4months it is a "speed engagement".
The plan is once Morning Musume OG group Dream Morning Musume finishes with their performance at Tokyo Budoukan on the 10th of March they will have introduced each other to their parents and are aiming to have a late Spring to Summer wedding. Then they will begin their married life together in the groom's city Fukuoka.
Nakazawa is planning on moving between Fukuoka and Tokyo for work.-Source (sanspo)
A poll has found that 82% of the Japanese public has a positive/friendly feelings towards the United States:
While the United States has consistently scored highly in the Cabinet Office’s annual poll of attitudes toward foreign countries, the latest result was the highest since the survey began in 1978. Only 16 percent of respondents reported not having a friendly attitude toward the United States, the lowest such result ever.
Some of the credit for this rise can be attributed to Operation Tomodachi, the massive disaster relief mission that the United States military launched after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku. The American military is continuing to provide assistance to disaster victims, and has been getting positive Japanese media coverage all along the way.
As this graph shows, there was also a small increase in friendly feelings towards China (but not enough to recover from the damage caused by aggressive Chinese actions in 2010):
Recochoku, one of the biggest mobile music download sites in Japan, recently released the 2011 yearly download chart ranking and awards for the period from December 1st, 2010 until November 30th, 2011.
Check out the top ranking for digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos over the past twelve months below!( Collapse )
On Tuesday, Fuji TV held a press conference to announce a “Fuku Arashi Campaign,” which will have Arashi getting increased airtime between December 17 and January 3. This includes limited-time commercials for the campaign that will air during that period, as well as several special programs featuring the group’s members and a giveaway campaign.
According to the Sports Hochi newspaper, the campaign includes a special TV mini-program with Arashi that will air late at night every night between December 27 and January 3, though December 31 will be skipped since Arashi are hosting NHK’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen that night.
On January 3, Arashi will have a “Kotatsu DE Arashi” special and a “VS Arashi” special, plus Ohno Satoshi’s drama special “Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai” (previously announced here). The drama special will feature guest appearances by Sakurai Sho (as his butler character in this season’s “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de”) and Matsumoto Jun (as his detective character in next season’s “Lucky Seven”).
It is also reported that Fuji TV’s website will have a special original game called “Fuku Arashi Warai” that uses the facial features of Arashi’s members.
The “Fuku Arashi” campaign symbol, which has messages written on it by the group, will be on display in Omotesando Hills from December 27 to January 3.