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Yamapi has gotten a water-skiing license, says every one falls in love with easily in summer

On June 24, the actor and singer Tomohisa Yamashita attended the press conference in Tokyo for promoting his new drama “SUMMER NUDE” (from 21:00 on Monday by Fuji Television Network)
The drama portrays a classic love story set in a summer seaside house. He said with a smile he got a water-skiing license. When asked about the secret to succeeding in a summer romance, he answered bashfully “I think it’s better to have an experience together with something so fun for both of the two. You may fall in love with each other if you skied on water together.”

Besides Yamashita, who is a great sea lover, spoke passionately “I feel happy and excite in summer, so I may have such an image that we fall in love more easily than usual in summer” and “just experiencing the see together will be likely to make you fall in love with”

He will play a starring role in the coming Getsu 9(getsu-ku) drama for the first time in 3 years
His role is the cameraman Asahi Mikuriya who remains broken-hearted, can’t forget his ex-lover. Co-stars are the actress Karina, her 4th acting with him, and Erika Toda. They will be in a love triangle with him.

Yamashitalooked happy the whole time, telling cheerfully he was lucky because he could do his work at his favourite sea, carry on passionately “I want to become close to the co-stars fast and hope the drama will be so enjoyable for audiences that they feel like going to the sea and looking for love just like the drama.”

Other co-stars who attended the press conference were Karina, Erika Toda, Ryo Katsuji, Masataka Kubota, Katsutoshi Sato(Sexy Zone), Mizuki Yamamoto, Yudai Chiba, Yuka Itaya and Katsunori Takahashi. The “SUMMER NUDE” will start on July 8.
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/entertainment/2025923/full/
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※As Masami Nagasawa didn’t attend the press conference I think she might
play only the role of a love interest, not much appear in the drama..
※about “getu 9″(getsu-ku)
“Getsu 9 ”is the drama that is broadcasted from 9:00pm to 10:00pm on every Monday on FujiTV. As most Getsu 9 dramas have achieved a high audience rating and gained popularity among young people, now it is very honor for new young actor and actress to appear in the getsu 9.

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Ayase Haruka‘s new movie “Hotaru no Hikari( Glimmer of a Firefly)” will release on 9th June. This is a film version of the drama “Hotaru no Hokari” based on the hit comic of the same title, broadcast by NTV in 2007 and 2010. It is a love comedy and became very popular especially among Japanese young women. In the drama Ayase plays a roll of a 20’s woman Amemiya Hotaru who is efficient at her work but not much interested in love, rather likes to be lazy and relax  inside her own house. So she was called “Himono Onna”  It  means “a woman like a dried fish” in English.

The story begins with a happening that by mistake Hotaru is going to have to live under one roof with Takano Susumu who is a manager of the company ( “Bucho” in Japanese, Hotaru always called him Bucho in the drama) where she is working. The “Bucho” is very scrupulous and likes to keep things neat in contrast with Hotaru. What’s interesting about the drama is that there are a lot of funny misunderstandings and fights due to the differences between their lifestyles and yet the two people gradually become drawn to each other, at last they become get together. Fujiki Naoto plays as Bucho. He is a Japanese handsome actor with 178cm tall.

Hotaru and Bucho take a honeymoon trip to Italy in the movie to come.  They meet another “Himono onna” played by Matsuyuki Yasuko there. She tells a lie on a whim, says “Bucho is my fiance.”  It causes a slapstick comedy as usual, like , Bucho is kidnapped by someone..

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    .    .     .Ayase Haruka

.   .      .           .            .       .   Fujiki Naoto                            Matsuyuki Yasuko

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Below are the televised shots of some variety programs where Ayase and Fujiki appeared in to promote their new movie.  They were broadcast by NTV on this May.

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          on the set of  “Hotaru no Hikari” in Italy
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          Ayase and Fujiki also in Italy.

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.        She is cooking Sushi for her movie staff in Italy

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山P、米横断の旅DVD発売

山下智久(27)が、シカゴからサンフランシスコまで米国を横断する国道66号線(ルート66)を1人旅した日本テレビ系「山下智久・ルート66~たった一人のアメリカ」(1月2日~3月26日まで月曜深夜12回放送)のDVD、ブルーレイが大ヒットしている。1万枚を超えればヒットという市場で、2万1000枚を売り上げている。・・・

日刊スポーツ
http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/p-et-tp0-20120426-940298.html

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an English translation of  the above article from the Nikkan Sports

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New release DVD & BD of Yamapi’s  journey across America

Yamashita Tomohisa’s new DVD & BD of his journey is becoming a big seller.   They were produced from his TV travel program ” Yamashita  Tomohisa Route 66 Tattahitori no America ” broadcast by NTV from January to March of this year. Though DVD is regard as a big seller if it sells more than about 10000 copies  in Japan, they sell over 20000 copies now.

Yamashita made a two-week journey by driving himself  along Route 66 last November without his manager or usual staff. One night he noticed that he hadn’t any bottled mineral water right before a bedtime at a St. Louis suburb motel on the second day of his journey. As he was warned by his staff not drink tap water because it could lead to upset his stomach. Yamashita, who has a considerate mind towards others, couldn’t disturb the staff’s sleep at 2:00 am, so he made an international call to his more close manager in Tokyo. In the end the manager awoke Yamashita ‘s support staff  by a international call again to make them bring the drink to Yamashita 🙂

But he was changing  gradually while he was driving 3700 km by himself and having talks in English with the local people of America. He became to so open up to others that he could ask Mr. Angel, a master of a barber shop in Seligman city Arizona, to shave the cameraman of the party with beardy in English, meanwhile he offered to the role for the cameraman and shot the scene. He said he learned how important relating to others actively is.

Yamashita has become mentally tough by these experiences. After returning to Japan he made plans for a fan event on the theme of the trip. On May 19th, Yamashita with his 380 fans selected in a lucky draw will look back the trip in the event at a theater in Tokyo.

(April 26,2012 from the newspaper ” Nikkan Sports”)

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The movie “Ashita no Joe” will be released in Japan next February

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“a fateful encounter” ” a fatal showndown”
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from the sport paper above

【あしたのジョー】
梶原一騎氏が原作、ちばてつや氏が作画した漫画。
1967年12月から1973年5月まで「週刊少年マガジン」に連載された。70年、80年には
テレビでアニメ化。80,81年にはアニメ映画にもなった。
ボクシングに打ち込む青年・矢吹丈力石徹らライバルとの対決を経て世界的なボクサー
になるまでを描く。今でも人気は高い。
”Ashita no Joe”
It’s original writer is Kajiwara Ikki, the picture painter is ChibaTetsuya.
This manga was serialized in ”Shonen Magazine” from 1967.12 to 1973.5,
and made into an anime in 1970 and 1980, into a movie in 1980 and 1981.
It is a success story describing a young future boxer Yabuki Joe who is getting to become a worldwide boxer through many battles against such strong rival as Rikiishi Toru. Even now, the tale is very popular among Japanese.

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Shiraki Yoko is a daughter of a wealthy family Shiraki Zaibatsu, and philanthropist. Her father is the owner of boxing gym which Rikiishi Toru belongs to. She takes over her father’s work later on. The role is played by Karina, a Japanese popular actress.

Rikiishi Toru is Yabuki Joe‘s biggest rival. He and Joe meet in a reform school. Iseya Yusuke plays the role, he is a model-turned actor.


Tange Danpei is the owner of Tange boxing gym, with atypical appearance. He recognises Joe‘s outstanding talent for boxing and trains him. Kagawa Teruyuki plays the part. He was born of a famous actress and a Kabuki actor parents. He is so smart that he gradated the Univercity of Tokyo.

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the most popular scene in Ashita no Joe.

I’m burned…
completely blank…
burned out…
like white ash…
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sorry I can’t make a good version of them^^

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Two good-looking guys here
Koizumi Kotaro and his younger brother Shinjiro.They are the sons of Koizumi Junichiro,the former Prime Minister of Japan.

Kotaro is a famous handsome actor in Japan. he has ever appeared in many doramas.
Shinjiro is a hopeful lower house member who is so popular
that he received big cheers from the crowd everywherer he went to for his campaign speech.

However, it is difficult to say which is better

They are just like their father Junichiro except the big eyes. the father’s eyes are very narrow like thread XD
Maybe they got the gene for big eyes from their mother,haha…
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portraits of them with ms paint
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kotaro

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shinjiro

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Junichiro,their father

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with Richard gere who came to japan for his movie ” shall we dance?” promotions. their meeting happened because the former Prime Minister
Koizumi Junichiro sometimes described as “the Japanese Richard Gere
from his appearance 🙂
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