Aya Ueto and Go Morita break up?

It’s reported that Japanese star couple Aya Ueto and Go Morita have broken up after eight years of romance.

Japanese stars Aya Ueto and Go Morita

It’s rumoured that the couple has ended in May, ironically just a month after they publicly acknowledged their relationship for the first time.

Aya Ueto acknowledges relationship with Go Morita

Japanese star Aya Ueto has acknowledged her relationship with Go Morita from pop group V6.

Aya Ueto and Go Morita

Ueto was at the press conference for AOKI’s new CM for their latest line of machine-washable suits. When asked if she was happily in love, she replied, “Yes! I’m in a good relationship”, answering the reporter’s question without hesitation.

The couple met in April 2001 while acting as siblings in the drama Yome wa Mitsuboshi. In December 2002 rumours of their relationship first surfaced in a tabloid.

Although their respective management agencies never confirmed if they were dating, reports of their relationship were reignited last month after they were photographed on White Day by a magazine.

She was asked “Did you have a good White Day?” to which she replied shyly but happily, “Yes I did, I had fun.” This is the first time she has admitted that she is rumored to be in a relationship with Morita.

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Japanese celebrities with wonderful smile

Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki and actress Aoi Miyazaki topped an Oricon poll of celebrities with wonderful smile. Top 10 below:

Japanese actor Satoshi Tsumabuki Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki

Men – 1. Satoshi Tsumabuki – 2. Teppei Koike – 3. Masaharu Fukuyama – 4. Yusuke Kamiji – 5. Hiroshi Tamaki – 6. Ryo Ishikawa – 7. Hiro Mizushima – 8. Ryuta Sato – 9. Takuya Kimura – 10. Sanma Akashiya

Women – 1. Aoi Miyazaki – 2. Aya Ueto – 3. Becky – 4. Yui Aragaki – 5. Masami Nagasawa – 6. Saki Aibu – 7. Haruka Ayase – 8. Yukie Nakama – 9. Yu Aoi – 10. Suzanne

Kimutaku is Japanese TV commercial king

Japanese star Takuya Kimura was the most popular male personality in TV commercials in 2008. Kimutaku appeared in 10 TV commercials last year and tied with ex-professional tennis player Shuzo Matsuoka at the top spot.

Japanese artist Takuya Kimura

The most popular female personality in TV commercials in 2008 is Becky, who appeared in 14 TV commercials.

Male personalities – Takuya Kimura (10) – Shuzo Matsuoka (10) – Shingo Katori (9) – Hiroshi Tamaki (8) – Sekai no Nabeastu (8) – Shun Oguri (7) – Junichi Okada (7) – Shosuke Tanihara (7) – Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (7) – Senichi Hoshino (7) – Tomoya Nagase (7) – Tomohisa Yamashita (7)

Female Personalities – Becky (14) – Saki Aibu (11) – Yukie Nakama (10) – Aya Ueto (10) – Ryoko Shinohara (10) – Maki Horikita (10) – Aoi Miyazaki (10) – Yuri Ebihara (9) – Yuki Amami (8) – Norika Fujiwara (8) – Miho Kanno (8) – Yu Aoi (8)

Japanese idol Aya Ueto wants to visit Taiwan

Japanese sweetheart Aya Ueto wants to visit Taiwan.

Japanese artist Aya Ueto

The 22-year-old star was interviewed by Taiwanese press while promoting her latest single in Tokyo. Aya mentioned that her grandfather had stayed in Taiwan for some time years ago, and she would like to visit Taiwan some day and meet her fans as well.