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“Sayonara Kabukicho,” a.k.a. “Kabukicho Love Hotel,” (2015) featuring Asuka Hinoi

Posted by mountainoluv, 10 March 2015 · 2605 views
Sayonara Kabukicho and 8 more...
“Sayonara Kabukicho,” a.k.a. “Kabukicho Love Hotel,” (2015) featuring Asuka Hinoi It is turning out to be a busy year, career-wise, for Asuka Hinoi. She appears in the 2015 feature film “Sayonara Kabukicho,” a.k.a. “Kabukicho Love Hotel,” that was directed by Hiroki Ryuichi. I don’t want to go too much into the detail of the plot here. There are plenty of reviews available online for that. Suffice it to say that it is an ensemble piece...


"Neverland Away": stage play with aMI TOKITO

Posted by mountainoluv, 15 February 2015 · 1502 views
aMI TOKITO, Neverland Away and 6 more...
"Neverland Away": stage play with aMI TOKITO There is going to be a stage play next month called “Neverland Away.” It will be held from 3/11 to 3/15 at the Tokyo Art Theater West. One of the supporting members of the cast will be aMI TOKITO! (Note that I got this information from the blog of aMI TOKITO. I did my best with the translation, but I can’t verify that everything is 100% accurate.)

From t...


Rina (ex-Hinoi Team) update

Posted by mountainoluv, 01 February 2015 · 1731 views
Rina, Rina Takenaka, Rinana and 3 more...
Rina (ex-Hinoi Team) update Greetings to everyone as we close out the first month of the year. In this post, I’ll address Rina Takenaka (ex-Hinoi Team). She is the only member of Hinoi Team who is still pursuing her dream of becoming a musical artist. She goes by the name of ‘Rinana’ now. (My guess is that she wants her name to sound like Rihanna.) She is on Twitter, with the follow...


Asuka Hinoi stars in McDonald's commercial!

Posted by mountainoluv, 08 January 2015 · 4210 views
Asuka Hinoi, Hinoi Team and 8 more...
Asuka Hinoi stars in McDonald's commercial! I was checking out Twitter yesterday, and I saw a tweet from Asuka Hinoi. I don’t read Japanese, but I noticed ‘McDonalds’ in the tweet. There was a link, and I clicked on it. Lo and behold, there was a commercial for McDonalds’ curly fries. And it starred Asuka Hinoi! It really made my day to see her in this. Plus, she looks really nice. Once, I saw a co...


The Talented and Lovely Takahashi Ai

Posted by mountainoluv, 02 January 2015 · 1772 views
Ai Takahashi, Morning Musume and 2 more...
The Talented and Lovely Takahashi Ai Greetings! First, I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year! Let’s hope for an enjoyable and productive 2015. Please excuse me for not updating my blog for such a long time. I had an issue with my laptop, but I am back in a position where I can make posts again. In this post, I’d like to address a former member and former leader of Morning Musume: Takaha...


Japan Festival in Vietnam, featuring aMI TOKITO!

Posted by mountainoluv, 29 November 2014 · 1807 views
aMI TOKITO, Japan Festival and 8 more...
Japan Festival in Vietnam, featuring aMI TOKITO! On November 15 and 16, the second annual Japan Festival took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. And who do you think performed? None other than my favorite idol: aMI TOKITO! :wub: The event, also known as “Cool Japan,” began last year, in celebration of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam. The event attracted an estimated 65,000 lo...


Asuka Hinoi stars in feature film, “Sharing” 2014

Posted by mountainoluv, 12 October 2014 · 1970 views
Asuka Hinoi, Hinoi Team and 3 more...
Asuka Hinoi stars in feature film, “Sharing” 2014 I am happy to report that Asuka Hinoi (ex Hinoi Team) stars in a new feature film. The title is “Sharing,” and it was directed by award winner Makoto Shinozaki. The 120 minute film was accepted at the Busan International Film Festival, which concluded today. The Busan International Film Festival takes place annually in Korea, and is known as Asia’s larges...


Hikaru meets Koriki

Posted by mountainoluv, 29 September 2014 · 1522 views
Hikaru Koyama, Koriki, Hinoi Team
Hikaru meets Koriki In a post of the blog of Hikaru Koyama (ex-Hinoi Team) dated 9/14/14, she covered a recent dinner she had with Koriki. They reminisced about their experiences with Hinoi Team. Hikaru said that it was the first time they had met in nine years, and it was a lot of fun. In the image, Hikaru is at left. Here is a link to the blog post from Hikaru: http://ameb...


San Francisco's Japan Town

Posted by mountainoluv, 20 September 2014 · 1506 views
San Francisco, Japan Town and 4 more...
San Francisco's Japan Town It’s been a while since I made a blog post. I’ve been kind of busy, but really procrastination is mostly to blame, ha ha!

This one is going to be about a trip I took to San Francisco. In particular, it will address my visit to Japan Town in San Francisco. By the way, sometimes they refer to it as Nihon Machi. I was on vacation with a family member for...


Anime Expo 2014

Posted by mountainoluv, 05 August 2014 · 1501 views
anime, Anime Expo and 7 more...
Anime Expo 2014 Hello everybody! Please excuse me for the long gap between blog entries. I have been busy with a lot of different things, like trips, both for business and for pleasure.

In this entry, I will focus on my experience at Anime Expo 2014. This year’s Anime Expo was held July 3 – 6 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. I went with a family member. We purcha...






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