Kaji Meiko - Japanese Actress and Singer
Kaji Meiko is a Japanese actress and Enka (Japanese popular music genre) singer, born on March 24, 1947 in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. After appearing in several juvenile girl gang and women in prison films, Kaji gained fame in her role as Yuki in Lady Snowblood. The film was based on the manga by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Kazuo Kamimura. Kazuo Koike also created the Crying Freeman and Lone Wolf...
Miyazaki Aoi - Japanese Actress
Japanese actress Miyazaki Aoi was born on November 30, 1985, in Tokyo Japan. Miyazaki had her first role at the age of fourteen in the film, One Summer’s Day. She went on to make over twenty one movies including Nana, Eureka, First Love, Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (Heavenly Forest), Synesthesia and Virgin Snow. Miyazaki is currently working on the film Solanin, based on the Japanese manga...
Nagasawa Masami - Japanese Actress
Nagasawa Masami was born on born June 3, 1987 in Iwata, Shizuoka. She is a Japanese actress that works for Toho Entertainment. Nagasawa is the daughter of Kazuaki Nagasawa, the former manager of the J. League (Japanese professional association football league) team Júbilo Iwata. She graduated from Horikoshi High School, the same high school attended by other Japanese stars Ayumi Hamasaki, Ayase...
Kawashima Azumi - Japanese Idol
Kawashima Azumi was born on August 8, 1979 in Tokyo, Japan. She is one of the top Japanese idols. Kawashima has released over 17 videos in Japan, the first being “Promise/Appointment” released in 1998. She also had 9 photobooks released from 1999 to 2003. In 1999, she starred in the V-Cinema (direct-to-video) horror film “Demon Killer” or “Junreiki”. Kawashima...
Koyuki - Japanese Actress and Model
Koyuki was born on December 18, 1976, in Zama, Kanagawa-ken, Japan. She is a Japanese model and actress. Koyuki started her modeling career in 1995 and hasn’t looked back, appearing in over 17 Japanese dramas, TV and magazine ad campaigns and films. She frequently appears in Japanese print and television marketing campaigns for Panasonic. Koyuki has appeared in ten movies, the best known to...
More Yoko Kumada
I did an entry on Yoko Kumada back in 2007, so I figured it was time for another. Yoko was born on May 13, 1982, in Gifu city, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She is a Japanese idol and singer. Yoko has done a lot of TV work in Japan, her first appearance being London Hearts on the TV Asahi network. She has released over 38 DVDs, the first being “à la mode” in 2002 and the most recent being...