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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/19~8/25

    August 29, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of August 19th to August 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kimi ga Kureta Natsu" - Ieiri Leo 02 - "Torisetsu" - Nishino Kana 03 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 04 - "24karats GOLD SOUL" - EXILE 05 - "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu 06 - "Yozora feat. Hazzie→" - miwa

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  • AKB48, A.B.C-Z, SMAP and more to appear on September 4 broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'

    August 29, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's September 4 broadcast has been revealed.On next week's episode, AKB48, A.B.C-Z, Saito Kazuyoshi, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, and SMAP will take the stage. Check out the full set list below!  AKB48 - "Halloween Night"A.B.C-Z - "Moonlight walker"Saito Kazuyoshi - "Semeteikouze!"Sandaime J Soul Brothers - "Unfair World"SMAP - "Otherside"Source: natalie

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  • AKB48 sings the new CM song for 'Baitoru'

    August 29, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

    AKB48's new song "Koi no Baitoru" has been picked up as the new CM song for 'Baitoru' which will air nationwide beginning September 1."Koi no Baitoru" was written by Akimoto Yasushi and composed by Fujino Takafumi. The CM shoot took place during their live "Baitoru×AKB48 Special Live" on August 10 at Makuhari Messe. It stars AKB48 members such as Sashihara Rino, Watanabe Mayu, and Kashiwagi Yuki, and the crowd of 8,100 people that filled the venu

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki fractures her right leg

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    Actress Kuriyama Chiaki has been hospitalized due to a compound fracture in her right shin bone. According to her agency, Kuriyama slipped and fell on a wet road after a work meeting on the night of August 5. She was transported to a hospital by ambulance, where they found that her right shin bone and calf bone were fractured, requiring about two months for complete recovery. She also received surgery on the 26th. While she is in good c

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  • Kataoka Ainosuke announces he's in a relationship with Fujiwara Norika

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    On August 28, actor Kataoka Ainosuke (43) updated his official blog and announced that he's in a relationship with actress Fujiwara Norika (44). In a blog entry entitled "Facts and Feelings," Kataoka wrote, "To my fans who support me warmly like my family and to persons concerned who give me a place to carry out my activities. I would like to share the facts and feelings with my own words, so I've decided to write them down here."&

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  • B'z Inaba Koshi to hold a nationwide solo tour

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    B'z vocalist Inaba Koshi will hold a solo tour in 2016.The upcoming tour, titled "Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~", will kick off on January 16 and 17 at Ai Messe Yamanashi. It will wrap up with a 3-day live at Nippon Budokan on March 3, 5, and 6. In addition, it was announced that Inaba will release his concert "Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~", which was held at Stella Ball (Tokyo) in June of 2014, on DVD and Blu-ray in November. Furthe

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  • Amuro Namie reveals new PV for 'Golden Touch'

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    Amuro Namie has revealed the short version for her new music video for "Golden Touch". "Golden Touch" is a track that was included in Amuro's album "_genic" released back in June. The interactive video received over 10 million views on YouTube even though Amuro did not make an appearance in it. The new PV, called "10 Million Views New Edit", allows fans to "interact" with the singer in a new way. Those who purchase "_genic" at

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  • ANGERME announce Fukuda Kanon's last single

    August 28, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    It's been revealed that ANGERME will release a new single (currently untitled) on November 4. This will be member Fukuda Kanon's last single as she will be graduating from ANGERME on November 29 after their Nippon Budokan concert. The group made the new single announcement on August 27 during the 4th stop of their tour "ANGERME Live Tour 2015 SUMMER/AUTUMN ~FIGHTING NINE~" at HEAVEN'S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin VJ-3.  On stage, Fukud

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 8/21~8/24

    August 28, 2015 @ 2:49 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from August 21st to August 24th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current dramas below! Screencaps: Death Note === 8/21 – Friday 08.0%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nazotoki Battle TORE! Special 09.3%(0.1%) – 21:00-23:24 – (Mo

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  • AKB48's single sells over a million copies on the first day... for the 10th time!

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    According to Oricon, AKB48's 41st single, "Halloween Night," which went on sale on August 26 sold 1,187,633 copies on its release day.This marks the group's 10th single that sold over a million copies on the first day, and it also achieved the highest first day sales among all of their 'general election' singles. The Senbatsu members for "Halloween Night" were the top 16 girls from the group's '7th general election' which was held back in June,

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