Former Morning Musume and v-u-den member Rika Ishikawa is pregnant with her 2nd child! She shared the exciting news on her official blog.
Ever since marrying her professional baseball player husband Ryoma Nogami back in 2017, Rika has mainly stayed out of the spotlight, focusing her time on her family. In April 2018 Rika announced that she had given birth to a baby boy.
In her November 18th blog post Rika apologized for the delay in the announcement and lack of updates in general, her last post being in September, and the one before that was in June. Rika shared that she is scheduled to give birth next year in January. She further went on to say that she will continue to cherish time with her family, and spend her days calmly.
Rika then joked that she will be blogging again…”Soon”. The sex of her 2nd baby has not been revealed yet.
A few months ago, EXILE AKIRA announced his marriage to Taiwanese actress and model Lin Chi-ling. On November 17, the couple had a wedding ceremony Tainan, Taiwan. The city was chosen as the site of their ceremony due to it being her mother’s hometown. AKIRA suggested they have their ceremony there due to it being a place full of happy memories for Chi-ling’s family. He also chose it in an effort overcome the cultural and language differences that the couple has, creating a place of loving exchange in the process.
About 100 people attended the ceremony, including family members and close friends of AKIRA and Chi-ling.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Tainan Art Museum. About 3000 members of the public went to the museum to wish the couple well.
Even though no LDH members were in attendance, several did send congratulatory messages via video.
We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback! This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.