It’s silly award season again. This year’s Miss Lily – for the woman who looks best with lilies – goes to…actress Tokiwa Takako (32). The popular actress, who has been busy both on TV and the big screen over the last few years, was presented the award and a bunch of yellow lilies at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday. You have to wonder if stars are embarrassed sometimes by these obvious PR events.
• Folk legend Yamashita Tatsuro (51) has penned his first song for an anime production. He has written the opening tune for NHK’s upcoming show about the famous Agatha Christie characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The ending theme was written by his wife Takeuchi Mariya (49).