Giant Panda Saihin Celebrates First Birthday

Giant panda Saihin celebrates first birthday

A zoo in central Japan has held a party to celebrate the first birthday of a giant panda named Saihin.

Two hundred people were chosen by lottery to take part in the event at Adventure World in the town of Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture on Wednesday.

Star Panda Meets Media Before 2nd Birthday

Star panda meets media before 2nd birthday

A popular giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has been shown to the media before she turns two on Wednesday.

Xiang Xiang was the first baby panda to be born at the zoo in five years. She now lives separately from her mother. On Monday, reporters watched her climbing a tree and eating bamboo shoots.

Akb48 Takahashi Juri's Birthday Event To Be Postponed After Traffic Accident

AKB48 Takahashi Juri's birthday event to be postponed after traffic accident

It's been reported that AKB48 member Takahashi Juri was involved in a traffic accident on February 3. As a result, her birthday event, which was scheduled to be held on February 6 at AKB48 Theater, will be postponed. 

On her way home on February 3, Takahashi was riding a vehicle that struck by another vehicle that was making a right turn in the opposing lane. Doctors did not find any broken bones, but she was instructed to wait and see for about a week. As such, her birthday event will be postponed to sometime in or after March. 

Back Number Sing 'happy Birthday' In New Single

back number sing 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' in new single

back number's new single "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" will be released on February 27. 

The title track is the theme song for TBS' drama 'Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi', which began on January 15. Besides this, the single will include "Exhibition Death Match" and "Justice in the Box" as the coupling tracks. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PV for "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and a digest of their Tokyo Dome concert from their live tour 'back number dome tour 2018 stay with you supported by uP!!!' which was held last summer.  

Crowds Visit Palace For Emperor's Birthday

Crowds visit palace for Emperor's birthday

Nearly 83,000 people visited the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo on Sunday to celebrate Emperor Akihito's 85th birthday.

The Emperor, Empress Michiko and other members of the Imperial family appeared on the palace balcony three times to greet well-wishers in the morning.

Fukuyama Masaharu To Release A Live Album On His 50th Birthday

Fukuyama Masaharu to release a live album on his 50th birthday

It's been revealed that Fukuyama Masaharu will release a four-disc live album titled 'DOUBLE ENCORE' on his 50th birthday, February 6. 

The album will feature 31 tracks that he performed during his double encores from his arena tour 'WE'RE BROS. TOUR 2018' held from January to April, his dome tour 'FUKUYAMA MASAHARU DOME LIVE 2018 -Kurayami no Naka de Tobe-' held in May, and his fan club event 'Omae to Mikkai 2018' held in July. There will be two limited editions and three regular editions available for purchase. The limited editions will come with a DVD or Blu-ray containing footage from his countdown live 'Fukuyama☆Fuyu no Daikanshasai Sono Juushichi.'

Scandal's Haruna To Release Her First Photo Book On Her 30th Birthday

SCANDAL's HARUNA to release her first photo book on her 30th birthday

SCANDAL member HARUNA (Vo, G) will release her first photo book titled 'SOMEWHERE' on August 10. 

The release date, August 10, marks HARUNA's 30th birthday. The photos in the book were taken by Ono Tsutomu during HARUNA's vacation after SCANDAL's tour. It will also feature a long interview in which she talks about her band, work, and love life. 

Michishige Sayumi To Release A New Photo Book On Her 29th Birthday

Michishige Sayumi to release a new photo book on her 29th birthday

Michishige Sayumi's new photo book "DREAM" will be released on her 29th birthday, July 31. 

After graduating from Morning Musume in November of 2014, Michishige took a short break, then made a comeback in spring of 2017. This marks her first photo book in over three years, and it was self-produced. She used various sets including European-style buildings and forests in Yamanashi, the beach and streets in Los Angeles, and retro hotels. 

Aaa's Atae Shinjiro Announce New Album & Tour For 30th Birthday

AAA's Atae Shinjiro announce new album & tour for 30th birthday

AAA's Atae Shinjiro will release an anniversary album titled "THIS IS WHO I AM" on his 30th birthday, November 26. In addition, he will hold an anniversary live of the same title in February and March of next year. 

On Twitter, Atae wrote, "Everyone, please look forward to it. Thank you so so so much for always supporting me. I love all of my fans too much!! Love you." The album will be released in four types: Complete Production Edition, Limited Edition, Regular Edition with DVD, and Regular Edition CD-Only. The Complete Production Edition will enclose a photo book that was taken in Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.