Happy news for former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda! It has been revealed that she is married!
The news was confirmed on her official website, and later on her official Instagram account. On her Instagram post she shared photos of her lucky husband, and joining them for the family photo was their two “children”! (puppies)
The couple took things very fast to say the least, they first met in October 2018 at a dinner party through mutual friends. Shortly they began dating…and then he proposed! They got married on February 16th, 2019.
Mariko’s husband is a non-celebrity who works in the business industry. He is three years younger than her. Mariko is the second member of AKB’s legendary “Kami 7” to get married, the first was Maeda Atsuko.
It has been revealed that former idol and talent Chiemi Hori has been diagnosed with tongue cancer. She shared the unfortunate news with her fans on her official blog.
The specific type of cancer Hori has is squamous cell carcinoma (SSC), one of the more common forms of skin cancer. Last summer Hori noticed a lump in her mouth, and went to get treated for stomatitis (inflammation in the mouth and lips)
While she was receiving treatment at the hospital the cancer was found. Hori is currently in the hospital, and will receive an operation on February 22nd. Hori is determined to beat cancer, shared that she wants to sing songs in front of her fans again.
Hori got her start in 1982, and became one of the most popular idols of that era. She released a string of top 5 hits and starred in many hit drama series. The crazy schedule eventually got to Hori, and she retired while still extremely popular in 1987. For her last single “Ai wo Ima Shinjite Itai” she teamed up with Tetsuya Komuro.
Hori eventually returned to the scene in 1989, eventually finding success again as a talent and host on various television shows. She’s a mother of five and has two additional step-children with her current husband.
Here is what you’ve all been waiting for, the winners of The 2018 Arama! Japan Awards, selected by you, the readers of Arama! Japan! We had a great turnout for our fourth awards show, and the winners can be seen after the jump!
Act Of The Year
Utada Hikaru: 28.8%
Yonezu Kenshi: 28.1%
Namie Amuro: 25.4%
Hey! Say! JUMP: 11.1%
King & Prince: 6.6%
Album Of The Year
Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi: 40.9%
Hey! Say! JUMP – SENSE or LOVE: 21.7%
Daichi Miura – Kyutai: 13.5%
Yamashita Tomohisa – UNLEASHED: 12%
Perfume – Future Pop: 12%
Song Of The Year
Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 46.6%
Suda Masaki – Sayonara Elegy: 15.3%
DA PUMP – U.S.A: 14.9%
King & Prince – Cinderella Girl: 14.4%
Keyakizaka46 – Glass wo Ware!: 8.8%
Music Video Of The Year
Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 34.4%
Hey! Say! JUMP – BANGER NIGHT: 26%
DA PUMP – U.S.A.: 18.5%
Daichi Miura – Be Myself: 13.6%
NEWS – BLUE: 7.5%
Live DVD / Blu-ray Of The Year
Namie Amuro – namie amuro Final Tour 2018 ~Finally~: 57.3%