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  • Ikuta Toma, Ichikawa Yui have been dating for 5 years?

    October 6, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    On October 6th, Sports Hochi reported that Ikuta Toma and Ichikawa Yui have been dating for 5 years. According to the newspaper, the two met through a mutual friend. A morning new shows also divulged about the rumor.  If this is true, dating under the radar for 5 years is quite long (not to mention impressive)! Source: エンタメSCOOP

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  • Fujimoto Miki reports her dog's delivery

    October 5, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    Fujimoto Miki posted on her blog that her lovely dog, "Himawari," gave birth and had three puppies.  Miki wrote, "We welcomed new members to our family.  I was nervous since this is Hima-chan's first delivery, but I'm very happy that all of them came out safely, and healthy." Check out photos of her cute puppies below! [gallery] Source & Photos: Fujimoto Miki Official blog

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  • Miniskirt Police gets new members!

    October 5, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    Popular model group Miniskirt Police has just enlisted four new members. The new recruits were introduced by their senior members at a press conference event in Tokyo this week. One of the new initiates, Aikawa Chika, actually worked in a police station in Kanagawa, but made a drastic career change as she believed that being part of the Miniskirt Police will utilize her skills. "I'm actually hoping to be a Chief of Police someday," Aikawa s

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  • Shinsaibashi's iconic CLUB QUATTRO to close its doors

    October 4, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

    To the disappointment of music fans everywhere, Osaka's Shinsaibashi live house CLUB QUATTRO, will be closing its doors in September of 2011. The decision to close the live house came from the condition of the buildings in the area.  The main building of the Shinsaibashi district, Shinsaibashi PARCO, was built back in 1972 and has been slowly aging and wearing down over the past four decades.  The owners of the building have been considering

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  • Another weird treat from McDonalds Japan

    October 4, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    Well, it's really more of weird for us, but this is completely normal to the people of Japan.  Still, they look tasty! Starting this month, McDonalds Japan will be adding 4 unusual burgers called 'iCon Chicken' to their menu for a limited time. McDonalds Japan’s premium chicken burgers and chicken tenders has been a hit since it was released in July. Now, McDonald’s Japan wants their consumers to think that aside from offering tasty bur

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  • Ranking of male celebs who ladies want to be proposed to by

    October 3, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    Platinum Guild International (An international organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for platinum) held an attitude survey about marriage proposals, where one of the questions they asked ladies (20 to 49 years old) was, which male celebrity they want to be proposed to by.  The results are below. 5. Sakurai Sho (Arashi) 4. Ikuta Toma 3. Takenouchi Yutaka 2. Mukai Osamu 1. Fukuyama Masaharu Source: MANTAN Web + P

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi responds to a fan's harsh tweet

    October 2, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

    Ayumi Hamasaki has some fans commenting about her unprofessionalism over a small altercation on Twitter. A "fan" tweeted to the singer, "That is why people mock you for graduating only from junior high school." Ayu responded, "That is fine with me, but it is rude to many people who only graduated from junior high school, but are working on their best, and  I do not think that is something you have to be looked down." Ayu graduated

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  • 2011's ranking of celebrities who look good with glasses

    October 2, 2010 @ 1:54 am

    October 1st is "Glasses Day" in Japan (as set by the Japan Ophthalmic Business Association), and Oricon style has announced the results for the 'ranking of celebrities who look good on glasses'. This is the 5th year for the ranking to be held. Check out the rankings below! <Ranking of male celebs> 10. Hayami Mocomichi 9. Oguri Shun 8. Tokoro George 7. Bae Yong Joon 6. Tamori 5. Miyagawa Daisuke 4.

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  • Tokyo Tower illuminated in pink for breast cancer awareness

    October 1, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    On October 1st, Tokyo Tower and the "Pink Ribbon" campaign collaborated together to illuminate the tower with bright pink lights! "Every year", explains the official 'Pink Ribbon' website, "dozens of world-famous landmarks are illuminated in pink light. This is to draw attention to the importance of mammography screening for early diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as the research for finding new ways to cure and prevent breast cancer."

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  • L'Arc-en-Ciel to release Christmas single

    October 1, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    Rock group L'Arc-en-Ciel has announced that they will be releasing the song "Hurry Xmas" as a special limited single for the holiday season on November 24th. They originally released "Hurry Xmas" back in November of 2007.  It was again released in 2008 and 2009 for a limited time, so it is clearly becoming a tradition for them to put out this single each year.  Unfortunately for fans, there won't be any new material here.  The content of t

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