Singer Nishikawa Takanori (photo, 35) and pin-up girl Seto Saki (20) are romantically entwined, according to the latest edition of weekly magazine Friday. The two were recently spotted holding hands as they entered Nishikawa’s home. The vocalist with TMRevolution and recently formed 4-man rock band Abingdon Boys School was previously married to Puffy member Yoshimura Yumi but divorced in July 2002.
• Rock star Yazawa Eikichi (56) played at the Zepp Tokyo venue last night, a medium size venue that saw him playing to crowd of about 2,700, a third of the size of his usual shows. Last night was the first of three nights in the capital, on a sold-out nationwide tour of “live houses.” It’s all part of a “back to my roots” approach to his 30th anniversary as a solo artist, following the break up of rock band Carol in 1975. ‘Ei-chan’ delighted fans with a rendition of “Whiskey Coke,” a hit from that year, as well as numbers from his latest album, “Only One,” released in September. The tour finishes up in Okinawa on December 21.
• Australian actress Naomi Watts (37) arrived at Narita Airport yesterday and was welcomed by about 300 fans. She’s in town to promote the new Peter Jackson version of “King Kong.” The movie will have its Japan premiere at the Tokyo International Forum tonight and opens at theaters on December 17.