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  • 12012 to resume group activities as four

    February 3, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    Rock band 12012 have announced that the four remaining members, Miyawaki Wataru (Vocals), Sakai Hiroaki (Guitar), Enya Tomoyuki (Bass), and Kawauchi Toru (Drums), will resume activities as a 4-member band. During their live performance last year on December 12th, former guitarist Suga Yusuke announced that he was leaving the band, bringing more attention to the remaining members of 12012. When Suga first announced his departure, Suga said,

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  • Which celebrity do ladies want to give a chocolate on Valentine's Day?

    February 1, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    Valentine's Day in Japan is a time for ladies to give a chocolate to their loved ones (or co-workers, friends, family, etc).  Online marketing research company, iResearch (Media Intera'ctive) held a survey about Valentine's Day, and one of the questions was "Which celebrity would you want to give a chocolate on Valentine's Day?" The question was asked to 313 female in their 20s to 30s and the results from the survey are shown below. 9. Kat

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  • What makes Erika so attractive? (update)

    February 1, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    Yesterday we've posted a beautiful and interesting set of actress Toda Erika in the fashion magazine "non-no". The pictorial not only featured gorgeous pictures of the actress, it also included 24 general facts that describe what things make her the person that she is. While it focuses on her fashion, make-up and body, Toda also gave a short inside into her personality. Many people requested that they would like to see those scans translat

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  • D☆DATE and Choshinsei (Supernova) set to collaborate

    February 1, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Today it has been announced that the D-BOYS special unit, D☆DATE, and the six member South Korean dance-vocal group, Choshinsei (Supernova), are going to collaborate on various upcoming projects. Both groups revealed their collaboration during an interview in Tokyo where they talked about their upcoming joint performance at the "UNIVERSAL DREAM LIVE 2011" on March 21st. Other than that, they are also going to appear on various TV shows and

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  • Arashi sets Guinness World Records with "Android au" CMs

    February 1, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that Arashi would try to land three Guinness World Records through their 60 CMs for "Android au". Well on January 31st, KDDI (Japanese telecommunications operator) announced that the records have been certified! The boys made their mark in the following three categories: - Most versions of CMs for the same product within 24 hours on terrestrial broadcasting - Most versions of CMs for the same product with

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  • Kusumi Koharu talks about her autobiography, "17 Sai no Tenshoku"

    January 31, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    We reported back in December that ex-Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu would be releasing her first essay book, and now the star has given some insight into her upcoming release. Kusumi made her debut in show business at the tender age of twelve, and graduated from Morning Musume at seventeen years old. The essay, titled "17 Sai no Tenshoku," will be a frank description of her upbringing, her graduation, and her daily life after leaving Morn

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  • AKB48's Ohshima Yuko shows great pleasure for "Zaccheroni Japan"

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko made a new blog entry about the Japanese soccer team winning the Asia Cup 2011!  She posted many messages of support for The Japan national association football team on her blog during the AFC Asian Cup 2011. Ohshima wrote, "Japanese team led by the manager Zaccheroni, has finally become Asian champion!!  I'm still soaked with the afterglow of joy.  I'm really really happy (´TдT`)!!!!!  The player, Nagatomo's nice as

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  • Kawamura Yosuke announces his marriage and first child

    January 30, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Actor, Kawamura Yosuke announced that he is officially married.  According to his agency, the wife was his classmate from junior high school, and the couple registered their marriage on January 29th.  It was also announced that the wife is 6 months pregnant. It has not been revealed if they would hold a wedding ceremony or reception party, and Kawamura is not planning to hold a press conference for his marriage.  Kawamura posted a new blog ent

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  • ICONIQ's boyfriend, Tadanari Lee, wins Asian Cup for Japan + "Hoot" celebration?

    January 30, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    The boyfriend of singer ICONIQ, fourth generation Zainichi Korean soccer player, Tadanari Lee (Lee Choong Sung), has recently become a hot topic for his celebration after his game-winning goal in the Asian Cup Final against Australia. On January 30th, Japan went head-to-head with Australia at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar for the 2011 Asian Cup Final. During the 4th minute of extended time, Tadanari Lee fired in Yuto Nagatomo's cross with a b

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  • Crystal Kay apologizes to fans on her blog

    January 29, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Previously, tokyohive reported that singer, Crystal Kay had canceled her tour due to acute nephritis.  On January 29th, Crystal made a new entry on her official blog, and apologized to her fans for the cancellation. She wrote, "I'm sorry for making all of you worried.  My body seems a little bit tired, but I'm fine!!  It's not that serious. The doctor told me that it will be better if I get some rest, so you don't have to worry!!  Since I

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