Burglar caught sporting his Hello Kitty sandals

A 36-year-old truck driver suspected of involvement in hundreds of burglaries in Gunma and Saitama prefectures between 2004 and 2010 was likely wearing Hello Kitty sandals during the crimes, just like when he was arrested, Saitama police have said. Masakazu Kanda, currently on trial for theft and other charges at the Saitama District Court, was […]


Kana Nishino, queen of chaku-uta, hits 25 million downloads

Singer Kana Nishino (21), who is sometimes called the "queen of chaku-uta," has just reached an impressive milestone. Since her debut, her songs have been legitimately downloaded a total of 25 million times in a variety of formats, from chaku-uta ringtones to mobile video clips to full-length songs for the PC. Nishino made her debut […]


Harajuku – Where trends draw the crowd

For several decades, the trendy Harajuku district in central Tokyo has been a magnet for young people seeking the latest fashion trends and also for those who want to express their own style. From imported luxury brands to "fast fashion," tiny individual stores offers shoppers and browsers a huge range of fashion goods, turning the […]


Kurume Arisaka registered her marriage

Actress Kurume Arisaka (31) got married on Wednesday to a 33-year-old businessman who owns a dining bar, after a year and a half of dating. Her agency announced the happy news, saying that she plans to hold her wedding ceremony in October of this year. The couple started living together in a Tokyo apartment last […]


Sony’s New PSP Turns Out to Be ‘Full-featured’ Console

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCE) had a press conference along with the announcements of the "Next Generation Portable (NGP)," a successor to its PlayStation Portable portable game console, and the "PlayStation Suite (PS Suite)" service, Jan 27, 2011, in Tokyo. "We would like to introduce the new world that the PlayStation is about to realize," […]