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  • Marching J to formally support project to bring pandas to Sendai

    June 5, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    On June 4, Johnny & Associate's charity project "Marching J" formally declared that they will be providing financial support to borrow pandas from China to bring smiles to the people of Sendai. The label proposed at the end of last year that they would aid the invitation of pandas to Sendai. Marching J's board chairman Sato Shunichi personally delivered a document stating that Marching J would be providing the funds to pay for a panda

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  • SEKAI NO OWARI to release new album, "Entertainment"

    June 5, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    SEKAI NO OWARI has announced that they will be releasing a brand-new album titled "Entertainment" on July 18! The album will be their first since releasing their debut album "EARTH" nearly two years and three months ago as well as their first album since transferring to a major label. It will contain their indie single "Tenshi to Akuma / Fantasy" and more to make a total of seven songs. More details about the tracks will be revealed at a l

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  • "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san" to return after 3 years

    June 5, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    It has just been revealed that "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san" will be revived after approximately 3 years. A one time-only special of the show, "Kuwata Keisuke no Ongaku Tora-san 2012 'I LOVE YOU -now & forever- Special", will air across the country on July 11th beginning at 10:00 PM JST through Fuji TV. The show was a popular program that involved Kuwata Keisuke performing with an unique theme set for each episode. It aired re

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  • Oriental Radio's Nakata Atsuhiko & talento Fukuda Moe to get married

    June 3, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    [caption id="attachment_243824" align="aligncenter" width="341" caption="Right: Nakata Atsuhiko"][/caption] It's been reported that comedian Nakata Atsuhiko (29) of Oriental Radio and talento Fukuda Moe (26) will be tying the knot this month! According to several sources, the couple will officially register their marriage on June 5th, which is also Fukuda's 27th birthday. They are also expected to hold a press conference together. On Apr

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  • DECO*27 announces 3rd full album, 'Love Calendar'

    June 2, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    DECO*27 has announced that he will be releasing his third full album 'Love Calendar' on July 25. The album is reported to tell the story of two high school students who have fallen in love for the first time. 'Love Calendar' will detail the ups and downs of their relationship with vibrancy and life within the "maelstrom of love" through its 12 tracks. The songwriter charmed fans with the expressiveness in his songs. marina (ex-Girls Dea

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  • Takaoka Sousuke is in a relationship with Suzuki Ami?

    June 1, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    On May 31st, rumors arose that actor Takaoka Sousuke (30), who divorced his ex-wife, actress Miyazaki Aoi (26) in December of last year, is currently dating singer Suzuki Ami (30).  The June 1st edition of weekly tabloid magazine “FRIDAY” featured two photographs of the rumored pair under the the headline “Overnight Love”.  According to sources close to the couple, they began dating about one month ago and with their birthdays just one day ap

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  • AKB48 members monopolize Oricon's photo book ranking for first half of 2012

    June 1, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Oricon has revealed that AKB48 has taken all three spots of the "TOP 3" of its half-year photo book ranking for 2012! Coming in first place is Maeda Atsuko's latest photo book, 'Bukiyou', with over 102,306 units sold. After receiving this news, Maeda commented, "It's all thanks to everybody. Thank you very much!" The second and third place spots went to Sashihara Rino's 1st photo book, 'Sashiko' (100,951 units), and Kashiwagi Yuki's 2nd

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  • Fuse Hiroshi secretly remarried in April

    May 31, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    On May 30, it was revealed that actor Fuse Hiroshi (53) had a “top-secret remarriage” in April. His new wife is actress Inoue Kazuko (40), who is a member of the theater troupe that he serves as chairman for. She is described as a “partner” who has worked on numerous screenplays with Fuse. In April of 2009, Fuse divorced Komura Hiro (46) after mediation, and he has now remarried exactly three years after. He's  invited close friends to a part

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  • Movie director Shindo Kaneto passes away at the age of 100

    May 31, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    On May 30, it was reported that Japan's oldest movie director Shindo Kaneto passed away at 9:24 am on May 29 JST. Shindo, who just celebrated his 100th birthday in April, never stopped making movies since starting his career during the pre-war period. He never lost his urge to create and his love for movies. He released his latest movie 'Ichimai no Hagaki' at the end of 2011 at the age of 99, which earned him many awards. According to t

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  • Denpagumi.inc to cover the Beastie Boys for new single, "Kirakira Tune / Sabotage"

    May 30, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Idol group Denpagumi.inc has announced that they will be releasing a brand new single titled "Kirakira Tune / Sabotage" on July 18. The group gave a surprise directly to their fans as they wrapped up their release event for the single "Denparade JAPAN / Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai" on May 27. The sudden announcement caused the audience to burst into a seemingly never-ending bout of applause and congratulatory cheers, and as a result the membe

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