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Hot cub singer: Hata Motohiro

My husband recently introduced me to this adorable Japanese cub singer, Hata Motohiro (秦基博). This song is called「夏はこれからだ!」(Summer has begun). It’s a perfect song for a cold winter day. I feel like he’s singing directly to me.

Here’s a great fan site. I am going to try to learn the lyrics!

こんなふうに毎日がダラダラと過ぎていく
ああ またフサギ込んでしまうのかい?

そんなときは気持ちばっかクルクルと空回り
ああ まだくすぶっているのかい?

目を閉じて僕といこう
誰もいないとこへ 秘密のあの場所へ

そこで裸足になって fallin’ love
露(あらわ)になった parts and hearts
恥ずかしがってハニかんでるサマーデイズ

そして重なり合ったメロディー
確かめ合ったハーモニー
ちょっと待った ちょっと待った
夏はこれからだ!

散々な結果なんて早々と忘れちまえよ
ああ また悩み込んでしまうから

しくじってしまうことって誰だってあるものさ
そう またやり直せばいいんだよ

手を引いて連れてゆこう
素晴らしい世界へ5秒後の未来へ

僕らどこまでだってゆける
いつまでだって飛べる
その気になって見渡したらパラダイス

だから涙拭って no more cry
そして笑って smile on smile
やっぱそうだ やっぱそうだ
愛は今からだ!

冷たい水の中でゆらゆら揺れる太陽
乾いた風の音にざわざわざわめく胸

hey!! boys & girls
涙の痕を隠せ 砂浜のファンデーション
オテントサマがくれた季節も
暗い顔じゃつまんねえゾ
楽しんだもん勝ち It’s all right
青い空の下じゃみんな同じ
海も山も夏色に染まっていく
サマーオブラブ

気付かせて すぐそこにあるものを
新しい世界を 美しい未来を

僕らどこまでだってゆける
いつまでだって飛べる
その気になってはばたいたらバタフライ

だから涙拭って no more cry
そして笑って smile on smile
きっとそうだ きっとそうだ
僕らこれからだ!
愛は今からだ!!
夏はこれからだ!!!

Japanese men behaving badly

Oshio & Manabu

A week full of scandals and bad behavior. Above is Oshio Manabu, an actor and pop singer, who fled the house of a woman with whom he did Ecstasy after she fell ill. He called his manager and left without calling for medical help. Later, she died. Now And now Manabu’s wife is divorcing him.

The second scandal involves “self-proclaimed professional surfer” Takaso Yuichi  busted for amphetamine stuffed in his underwear who blamed his wife, popular actress Sakai Noriko. She fled the city but was arrested today after leaving her son at the home of her husband’s mistress.

takaso yuichi

Sadly I can’t find a photo of alleged surfer Takaso (Above is Takaso, thanks to an anonymous tipster, unfortunately not caught in surfer action), although I was charmed to hear that the government has pulled the wife’s movie promoting the new lay jury system in Japan. Apparently they don’t want a fictional “juror” who is a real life suspect.

Noripi as fictional juror

The Japanese press is finding many warnings that Noripi was corrupted by her husband of ten years. Why she even got a tattoo last year: a clear signal of descent into depravity, no?

Early last year a tattoo was spotted on her left ankle, something not considered in keeping with her pure and innocent image. Showbiz sources say she had lost a lot of weight and was behaving erratically lately.

Noripi tattoo

And lastly here is Noripi singing her “Blue Rabbit” (Aoi Usagi) song: