Photo : Happy Birthday Gian

PHOTO : Happy birthday GianA ''birthday party'' is held for Gian, a bully character in the comic and animation series Doraemon, at Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on May 31, 2012.

Birthday Boy Utsumi Lead Giants In Shutout Of Tigers

Birthday boy Utsumi lead Giants in shutout of TigersTetsuya Utsumi had a memorable 30th birthday by pitching seven scoreless innings to lead the Yomiuri Giants to a 2-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Sunday.

Utsumi (2-3) combined with two relievers on an eight-hit shutout at Tokyo Dome as the once struggling Giants won their third straight game. The left-hander scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out three in a 99-pitch outing.

Film Director Shindo Celebrates 100th Birthday

Film director Shindo celebrates 100th birthdayCelebrities gathered for a party Sunday in Tokyo to celebrate the 100th birthday of Japan's oldest active film director, Kaneto Shindo.

''Here are my last words. Thank you. Goodbye,'' Shindo said jokingly to more than 100 people at the party.

The Hiroshima Prefecture-born renowned director Shindo, also known as a screenwriter, has directed 49 movies for about six decades, including ''Gembaku no Ko'' (Children of Hiroshima) in 1952 and ''Hadaka no Shima'' (The Naked Island) in 1960.

Haida Shoko Got Married On Her Birthday

Haida Shoko got married on her birthdayJapanese talento and singer Haida Shoko (33) announced that she got married on her birthday, March 25th.

Haida revealed that her husband is a 35-year-old non-celebrity, and expressed her happiness saying, “From here on out, we will pull our powers together in order to keep on smiling.”

Congratulations to both of them !

Soccer: Kagawa Celebrates Birthday With 9th Goal Of Season

Soccer: Kagawa celebrates birthday with 9th goal of seasonJapan international Shinji Kagawa celebrated his 23rd birthday by striking the winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 1-0 at home to extend their unbeaten run to a Bundesliga record 20 games.  

Kevin Grosskreutz picked out Ilkay Gundogan at the far post, and the midfielder flicked the ball back to Kagawa, who headed home from close range for his ninth goal of the season.