Erina Mano and Maimi Yajima in Yukata (HD)

Japanese pop idols Erina Mano and C-ute’s Maimi Yajima in yukata (a type of kimono, usually worn in summer) for recent issue of Hello Channel Magazine.

Erina Mano and Maimi Yajima in yukata

C-ute – Kiss Me Aishiteru music video

Japanese MV for Kiss Me Aishiteru (lit. Kiss Me I love You), the latest single by pop group C-ute which was released on February 23. Average song, sharing this because they are one of the very few J-pop artists who have an official YouTube channel.

Maimi Yajima UTB Magazine (HD)

Japanese pop idol Maimi Yajima of girl group C-ute in June 2010 issue of Up-to-Boy Magazine [Jp], which shows some teaser images for her upcoming photobook.

Cute Maimi Yajima Japanese UTB Magazine

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Maimi Yajima B.L.T. Magazine (HD)

Japanese girl group C-ute’s Maimi Yajima in recent issue of BLT Magazine [Jp].

Cute Maimi Yajima Japanese BLT Magazine

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Japan’s most wanted artist lovers 2008

Japan’s Count-Down-TV [Jp] has concluded their annual poll for “the most wanted artist as girlfriend-boyfriend” in 2008, with YUI and Jin Akanishi topping the girlfriend and boyfriend category respectively. [Update] The video was taken down unfortunately.

Top 20 Japan’s most wanted girlfriend 2008

1. YUI – 2. Kaori Mochida – 3. Ayumi Hamasaki – 4. Ai Otsuka – 5. aiko – 6. Ai Takahashi – 7. Ai Kawashima – 8. Kiyoe Yoshioka – 9. Maimi Yajima – 10. Yui Aragaki – 11. Nocchi – 12. Namie Amuro – 13. Ayaka – 14. Kaela Kimura – 15. Kumi Koda – 16. Misako Uno – 17. Hiroko – 18. BoA – 19. Mai Kuraki 20. Reina Tanaka

Top 20 Japan’s most wanted boyfriend 2008

1. Jin Akanishi – 2. Kazuya Kamenashi – 3. Hyde – 4. Jun Matsumoto – 5. Tomohisa Yamashita – 6. Takahiro – 7. Takahisa Masuda – 8. Jaejoong – 9. TAKUYA∞ – 10. Sho Sakurai – 11. Koichi Domoto – 12. Akihito Okano – 13. Kentaro Kobuchi – 14. Ryo Nishikido – 15. Yusuke Kamiji – 16. Yuya Tegoshi – 17. Masaki Aiba – 18. Haruichi Shindou – 19. Teppei Koike – 20. DAIGO

Note that in Japan the term “artist” often refers to singers, so there aren’t any “pure” actors/actresses in the list. Korean stars BoA and Jaejoong are the only two non-Japanese celebrities who made the top 20.