J-viewer Poll on the Top Beauties of the Heisei 30-year Era Puts Kitagawa Keiko as Number 1

The week marked the start of the end of the 30-year run Heisei era in Japan with the announcement of the next era name of Reiwa, with the current Emperor abdicating and passing the throne to the Crown Prince. Heisei was preceded by Showa which remains the longest era in Japanese history of 63 years. Still, 30 years is quite an accomplishment and J-viewers were asked to mark the end of Heisei and pick their reigning J-beauties of those three decades span. Topping the poll is Kitagawa Keiko, a surprise pick to me, and less so the second vote getting Aragaki Yui and third place Ishihara Satomi. Keiko’s womanly and slightly exotic look is clearly a J-fave while Yui and Satomi really cement themselves as the standard for modern Japanese beauty in the 90’s and 2000’s. Check out the top 10 viewer voted list below and see if you agree. Continue reading

J-ent Reports that Hoshino Gen Moves Close to We Married as a Job Costar Aragaki Yui

This is cute news that’s harmless yet potentially filled enough to get shippers excited. J-ent is reporting that Hoshino Gen has moved right down the street from his most famous leading lady costar Aragaki Yui. The two starred in the … Continue reading

Japanese Netizens Vote for Most Beautiful J-actress of All Time with Kitagawa Keiko Topping the List

The votes are in and this is a huge polling size and spans decades to get a good sense of what Japanese find most beautiful among their actresses. With over 50,000 votes, J-actress Kitagawa Keiko tops the list of most … Continue reading

Hit Romance Dorama We Married as a Job with Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen Spawns Viral Dance Hit Across Japan

This is one hit where I get why the underlying work is popular but not sure why the ancillary element is making waves. J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job), adapted from the same … Continue reading