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"Black Widow Business": a 2016 film featuring Asuka Hinoi

Posted by mountainoluv, 03 October 2016 · 1835 views
Yasuo Tsuruhashi, Shinobu Otake and 7 more...
"Black Widow Business": a 2016 film featuring Asuka Hinoi “Black Widow Business” is a dark comedy film from Japan. The film is distributed by Toho and is 128 minutes long. It debuted Aug. 27, 2016. It was directed by Yasuo Tsuruhashi and it features Asuka Hinoi <3 (ex-Hinoi Team) in a supporting role.

In its opening weekend, “Black Widow Business” placed 4th in Japan’s box office. To date, it has grossed US...


Sheer Beauty of Rika Ishikawa

Posted by mountainoluv, 05 September 2016 · 2053 views
Rika Ishikawa, Morning Musume and 8 more...
Sheer Beauty of Rika Ishikawa “Mazu wa, Ishikawa Rika!”

Today, I’d like to address Rika Ishikawa. Her date of birth is Jan. 19, 1985. She broke onto the scene as a 4th generation member of Morning Musume in 2000. (I’m not an expert about Rika Ishikawa, so I’m just going to give a few highlights of her career.)

She was in Morning Musume until May, 2005. In the meantime, she was also...


'Kubo and the Two Strings': go see it

Posted by mountainoluv, 25 August 2016 · 1535 views
Kubo, Kubo and the Two Strings and 7 more...
'Kubo and the Two Strings': go see it I hope that everyone is doing well, and that you enjoy the few remaining days of summer.
Today, I’d like to cover a movie that was recently released, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” It is a stop-motion animated film. It features a one-eyed boy, with tremendous talents in origami and storytelling. It is rated PG, and in my opinion, is appropriate for anyone fr...


Upcoming gigs: Rinana, aMI TOKITO, and Makoto Ogawa

Posted by mountainoluv, 16 July 2016 · 1587 views
Rinana, Rina Takenaka, Hinoi Team and 5 more...
Upcoming gigs: Rinana, aMI TOKITO, and Makoto Ogawa Rinana (pictured at left) has a couple of gigs coming up. She is a singer-songwriter whose full name is Rina Takenaka. You may remember her from when she was a member of Hinoi Team. Specifically, she will be appearing at Zeela on Sun., 7/17, with several other performers, including Leo, Cimba, and Aisha. Doors open at 16:00 and the show starts at 16:15. T...


Rollin Wang: 'Chick Chick'

Posted by mountainoluv, 28 June 2016 · 1902 views
Chick Chick and 9 more...
Rollin Wang: 'Chick Chick' Today, I’d like to address a Chinese singer, Rollin Wang. For a while, I’ve been wondering about pop music in China. I mean, mainland China, not Taiwan. The only girl group from mainland China that I have come across is SNH48, the sister group of AKB48. SNH48 has a MV for ‘Heavy Rotation’ that I like a lot. Anyway, while SNH48 is a Chinese group, singing...


Makoto Ogawa: I like her

Posted by mountainoluv, 08 June 2016 · 1574 views
Makoto Ogawa, Morning Musume and 8 more...
Makoto Ogawa: I like her This post will feature Makoto Ogawa, ex-Morning Musume. First of all, I’d like to mention that she will be in an upcoming stage play, “Sleeping Beauty.” She is the second female lead.

She joined Morning Musume as part of the fifth generation, in 2001, when she was 13. I was attracted to her because of her beauty/cuteness, but also because of her genkines...


Ryona Himeno of Girls Beat!!

Posted by mountainoluv, 05 May 2016 · 1565 views
Ryona, Ryona Himeno, Girls Beat!! and 6 more...
Ryona Himeno of Girls Beat!! I’d like to address a relatively obscure, but currently active, idol star. Her name is Ryona Himeno. In 2014, Ai Kago held a tryout for a new idol group, tentatively named Girls Unit Project. Each girl in the group was supposed to have a unique and special talent. One girl, Remi, was admitted to the group. Her talent was baton twirling. Aibon was taking t...


aMI TOKITO’s Advice Regarding Natural Disasters

Posted by mountainoluv, 30 March 2016 · 1544 views
aMI TOKITO, natural disaster and 7 more...
aMI TOKITO’s Advice Regarding Natural Disasters Earlier this month, aMI TOKITO made a blog post in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. I used bing translator, and did minor editing to try to make it more understandable. Following is aMI’s post.

“3 / 11

From the East Japan earthquake
Five years have passed.
Dead / missing persons

18,455 people dead/ 2,561 people still...


Rinana: Twitcasting and acting

Posted by mountainoluv, 10 March 2016 · 1521 views
Rina, Rina Takenaka, Hinoi Team and 6 more...
Rinana: Twitcasting and acting A month or so ago, Rinana (ex-Hinoi Team, also known as Rina Takenaka) had a twitcasting. I happened to be online, so I logged in. She greeted everyone who was online. I don’t speak Japanese, but I heard her call me Jon-san. I thought that was funny! I asked her if she liked Eurobeat music. She responded that no, she didn’t like Eurobeat music. Rather, sh...


Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team, update

Posted by mountainoluv, 31 January 2016 · 1607 views

Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team, update I hope the New Year is off to a good start for everybody. It’s hard to believe that it is the end of January! The topic of this post will be Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team. Her nickname is ‘hikachu.’She is currently working as a presenter for a news media outlet called Houdou Kyoku, part of Fuji Television Network. Their website is http://www.houdoukyoku.jp...






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