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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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  • 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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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka receives vocal cord surgery

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    It's been reported that NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka had surgery done on her vocal cords.Yamamoto made a live telephone appearance on the August 26 broadcast of Nippon Broadcast's "AKB48 no All Night Nippon". She revealed, "I didn't say anything because I thought that it would cause people to worry, but I received vocal cord surgery the other day." She also shared her current condition, "I am currently receiving treatment in order to recover completel

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  • Shimazaki Haruka to resume her activities

    August 27, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    On August 26, AKB48's Shimazaki Haruka, who was taking a break due to asthma attacks, updated her Twitter account to let her fans know that she would be resuming her activities. Shimazaki wrote, "From the last examination, my wheezing has gotten better. However, I have not completely recovered. I still have to take medicine and use an asthma pump." She added, "I will do whatever work I can with the consultation of a doctor." While she has not rev

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for 8/17 ~ 8/23

    August 26, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 17 to 23. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 8/19 (158,393)2. "Oh my wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki" - Morning Musume.'15 : 8/19 (141,038)3. "24karats GOLD SOUL" - EXILE : 8/19 (90,733)4. "Natsuiro MY GIRL" - BTOB : 8/19 (76,634)5. "Icchatte♪Yacchatte♪" - Super☆Girls : 8/19 (74,283)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/12~8/18

    August 24, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of August 12th to August 18th. 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 - "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift 03 - "Halloween Night" - AKB48 04 - "I am a HERO" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05 - "Hard Knock Days" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE 06 - "Summer Mad

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  • Yamamoto Koji talks about his unrequited love for Horikita Maki

    August 24, 2015 @ 12:23 am

    Everybody was surprised to learn about actress Horikita Maki and actor Yamamoto Koji's sudden marriage. On August 24th, Yamamoto made a VTR appearance on Fuji TV's 'Tokudane!' where he talked about his unrequited love for Horikita. The two first co-starred in the drama 'Atashinchi no Danshi' in 2009. On his first impressions of Horikita, Yamamoto said, "She was mentally strong and self-composed. I was drawn to that." He also shared, "I asked

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  • PASSPO☆ wants to go to a new airport in latest artist photo

    August 23, 2015 @ 1:59 am

    PASSPO☆ has unveiled a new artist photo! In the new visual, which uses as a backdrop an image of the U.S.' West Coast, the members are seen hitchhiking while holding up a sign that says "Take me to the New Airport!".  The meaning behind this sign will be announced on the first day of the group's upcoming tour "PASSPO☆Flight Tour ROCK Shunen Tour Arigaato-bin" which will kick off on September 13th at TSUTAYA O-EAST. Sourc

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  • Toriizaka46's 1st generation members chosen, but changes its name to Keyakizaka46

    August 23, 2015 @ 1:53 am

    On August 21st, the final audition to pick the first generation member of Toriizaka46 --Nogizaka46's related group-- was held, and 22 girls have been chosen among 22,509 applicants.The average age of the members is 16.8 years old, as the youngest member is 14 while the oldest one is 20 years old.  The audition had its first paper screening, second screening (self appeal + photo shooting, held in 6 different cities across the country), third scre

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