Throwback: Ishihara Satomi Gorgeously Models Wide Ranging Styles for Elle Taiwan 2017

J-actress Ishihara Satomi recently came in 2nd in a viewer poll of the top Heisei era (1989-2019) actress but she’s my personal number 1. She would actually be tied with Horitaka Maki who didn’t make the top 10 list and has since retired last year but the two really exemplify a very modern Japanese beauty I find so enchanting. Dynamic and versatile, Satomi is both girly and womanly at the same time depending on how she’s styled. She is even convincing as a tomboy for roles that call for such and she’s always a treat for me to watch onscreen. Two years ago she was featured in an Ella Taiwan cover and pictorial which isn’t all that frequent for J-stars so this is a spread I’ve wanted to share for awhile. Enjoy as the Heisei era ends this month and who knows what the Reiwa era will bring in terms of new iconic J-stars for the next generation. Continue reading

Top J-actresses Ishihara Satomi, Ueno Juri and Ayase Haruka All Have Big Summer 2018 Doramas Coming

I’m triply stoked for the summer 2018 J-dorama season, and in general have enjoyed the last three dorama seasons with always one show I get hooked on to watch. Summer ’18 has three high profile top actresses with anticipated series … Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … 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

Popular J-ent Male Stars Yamapi and Kame Still Going Strong with Respective Rumored Girlfriends Ishihara Satomi and Fukada Kyoko

The recently premiered J-dorama You Are My Destiny is off to a solid start and I’m liking what I’ve seen so far after episode 1. It’s not as cracktastic as male lead Yamashita Tomohisa‘s last dorama From Five to Nine … Continue reading