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  • Rola's father arrested on suspicion of fraud

    July 29, 2014 @ 1:05 am

    Talento Rola's father, a Bangladeshi citizen, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. According to the the Metropolitan Police Department, he appeared at the Suginami Police Station on July 26, accompanied by an attorney. Rola's father has been arrested on charges of fraud, allegedly swindling about 870,000 yen as overseas medical expenses by submitting the false medical certifications to the Setagaya Ward Office o

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  • EXILE's latest single tops Oricon's weekly ranking

    July 28, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    EXILE's latest single "NEW HORIZON" (went on sale on July 23) sold 148,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon weekly ranking.This was the group's first single release since they became a 19-member group with the addition of 5 new members. According to Oricon, this is their 14th chart-topping single, and its first week sales almost doubled compared to their previous single "No Limit" which sold 75,000 copies. The lyrics for the title tr

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/16~7/22

    July 25, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 16th to July 22nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari 03 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE

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  • HKT48's Sashihara Rino to release her first book in August

    July 24, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    It has been announced that HKT48's Sashihara Rino (21) will release her first book "Gyakutenryoku ~Pinch wo Mate~" (Kodansha, ¥800) on August 11. Sashihara talks about how she came to shine as a talented character despite being bullied as a girl. Her character shines even though she was not the best singer or dancer, and the fact that she did not have the best looks in AKB48. Her life as an idol has been quite turbulent like her scandal that led

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  • EXILE members change their names

    July 23, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    It's been announced that the members of EXILE have changed their names.Excluding Iwata Takanori, Shirahama Alan, Sekiguchi Mandy, Sato Daiki, and EXILE Sekai, who recently changed his name from "Yamamoto Sekai", all members have undergone a name change at this time. MATSU is now Matsumoto Toshio, KENCHI is Tachibana Kenchi, KEIJI is Kuroki Keiji, and NAOKI is Kobayashi Naoki, while all other members have added "EXILE" to their names. EXILE's agen

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/14 ~ 7/20

    July 23, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for July 14 to 20. Check out the results below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Top Of The World / Amazing Discovery" - SMAP : 7/16 (122,850)2. "Cling Cling" - Perfume : 7/16 (73,425)3. "The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)" - C-ute : 7/16 (55,570)4. "BOY IN LUV" - BTS : 7/16 (42,494)5. "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" - SCANDAL : 7/16 (32,013)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HEART" -

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  • flumpool's Yamamura Ryuta & Sakai Kazuki, Kameda Seiji, and more form a unit

    July 23, 2014 @ 1:33 am

    It's been revealed that Kameda Seiji, Yamamura Ryuta (Vo / flumpool), Sakai Kazuki (G/ flumpool), Sugimoto Yuji (Vo, Piano / WEAVER), and Tamada Tom (Dr / 100s) have formed an unit called 'THE TURTLES JAPAN' for a limited time. The idea of this new unit began when flumpool's Yamamura and Sakai, who celebrated the 5th anniversary of their debut, sought after new inspirations. The two suggested they form a unit to Kameda, who agreed willingly. In a

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  • AKB48 Team 8's first original song to be included in the group's upcoming single

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    On July 21, it was announced that AKB48's Team 8, which is comprised of members hailing from all 47 prefectures of Japan, will record their first original track entitled "47 no Suteki na Machi e." The track is for their upcoming 37th single "Kokoro no Placard," which is set to be released on August 27. Each of the members will sing their home-prefecture name in the interlude of the track. Hyogo-born member Yamada Nanami (15) stated, "I would lik

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  • GPS found in present sent to idol group Alice Juban

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Eight-member idol unit Alice Juban's agency Alice Project announced at their theater on July 20 that the idol group had received a present from fans that had a GPS hidden in it. As a result, they have announced on their official site that the company will be reviewing its policies on presents, "A present sent to the theater had a GPS included in it. We are currently investigating the said object. As a consequence, we will be r

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  • Kanjani8 discuss their friendship

    July 22, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Kanjani8 member Shibutani Subaru, Yokoyama You, and Okura Tadayoshi appeared on Kansai TV's variety show "Owarai Wide Show Marco Porori!" on July 20 and talked about friendship among the members. Comedian Tsukitei Hachimitsu asked the three idols, "Which Kanjani8 member do you think values your friendship most?" While Yokoyama answered Subaru (Shibutani), Shibutani and Okura both mentioned fellow member Nishikido Ryo. Shibutani sai

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