A planned trip to Indonesia by porn actress Ozawa Maria (23, photo left) is causing quite a storm. With the world’s largest Muslim population, the choice of country as a filming location means that public protests are inevitable. Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Mohammad Nuh said the actress’s visit is not prohibited under the law, but that many people oppose her arrival. Popularly known in Indonesia as Miyabi, Ozawa is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta today to film a non-pornographic comedy titled “Miyabi Yukai” (Miyabi Abduction). The minister asked that the production company take pains to avoid any public activity that might invite further protests, and suggested that Ozawa be replaced by another actress without the same controversial background. Half-Japanese and half-French-Canadian, Ozawa has been appearing in videos since 2005, mostly porn for the first couple of years until she switched to a new, more hardcore company in 2007. She is one of the industry’s more high-profile actresses.
• J-pop star Otsuka Ai (27, photo right) is doing her first collaborative project with Su (35), MC of the hip hop group Rip Slyme. Titled “Aisu x Time” the song will appear on Otsuka’s hits album “Love is Best,” due for release on November 11. The song is a reworking of her song “One x Time,” and as a big fan of Rip Slyme, she approached Su about adding some rap to it. The promotion video features a more “adult” style than usual for Otsuka.