lol, Ryo is very cute in this
According to Tsuji and her husband Sugiura Taiyo’s blogs, she is in the third month of her pregnancy and will give birth in spring next year. Tsuji happily wrote, “I’m looking forward to see the Sugiuras that will be even more lively with the new family member. Everybody, please continue to watch over us, Sugiura family warmly.”
Tsuji gave birth to her first daughter back in November of 2007, and also had her first son in December 2010.
It’s been announced that actress Takei Emi (18) will be starring in NTV’s upcoming drama “Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo“, which will start airing in October. This will be the third consecutive starring drama series for Takei after “W no Higeki” (TV Asahi, aired during April ~ June 2012), and “Iki mo Dekinai Natsu” (Fuji TV, currently airing). Reportedly, it will be a heartwarming comedy between father and daughter.
Takei commented, “Though I had played many characters who were burdened with some kind of destiny, this time, I will be playing a role that I have never done before, and that could help me pull out my new self. I hope it will be a drama that cheers up the people who watch it. I can’t wait to play the role!”
As Takei said, her role named ‘Saeki Rei’ is a 19-year-old girl who just moved to Tokyo. She is a cheerful girl, and has a unique positiveness, but anything she does is unprecedented as it goes round and round and gets nowhere. In Tokyo, ‘Rei’ meets her father who left her and her mother 15 years ago. Though she’s repulsed by him at first, looking at her father living a loose life makes her rouse herself. Setting her father’s remarriage as her goal, she makes strenuous efforts in the city of Tokyo.
Other cast members will include, Miura Shohei as ‘Tamagawa Daisuke’ who crushes on ‘Rei’, Higa Manami as unpopular 26-year-old model ‘Serizawa Hanako’, Tsukamoto Takashi as ‘Sakurai Koichi’ who is a single father with a 4-year-old daughter, and Watabe Atsuro as ‘Suzuki Takuya’, the father of ‘Rei.’
It was also revealed that Ban Kazuhiko (“Deka Wanko”, “Kuitan”) will be in charge of the script.
“Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo” is scheduled to begin broadcasting on October 10th (every Wednesday at 10:00 pm).
On September 5th, actress Ueto Aya was appointed as the official navigator for the upcoming movie ‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away‘ and attended a press conference to talk about it charms.
However, the most burning question of the reporters wasn’t related to the movie. After the recent indication of a rumored break-up between her and her rumored husband-to-be, EXILE’s HIRO, they wanted to get some kind of clarification. Knowing that they won’t get any clear confirmation that she’s together with HIRO, they just asked in general whether she’s still in a relationship and to their surprise she replied with a smile, “Yes, thank you.”
Of course this still leaves much room for interpretation, but at least she gave them something to keep the story alive.
Back to the movie, ‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away’ is going to open this year’s 25th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 20th and Ueto’s job is to make as many people as possible excited for it.
She commented, “It’s so exciting! I’ve seen this show in person, but I think this movie will be just as exciting for those who haven’t seen it yet as well as for those who’ve already seen it. The whole show was filmed from angles that the live audience can’t see and therefore it’s a different experience altogether.” She continued, “It’s very easy to understand and the music creates a modern and antique world. It felt like going to a very stylish café.”
Ueto finally appealed to everyone, “I hope everyone will be able to experience the force, the excitement, and lingering emotions when watching this show on screen.”
‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away’ is slated for a nationwide release on November 9th.
TOKYO — The Japanese government has agreed to buy a group of islands in the East China Sea at the center of a territorial dispute with China, a move likely to irk Beijing, Japanese dailies said Wednesday.