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  • Moonriders' Takekawa Masahiro hospitalized for acute aortic dissection

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    It's been reported that Moonriders' Takekawa Masahiro (Violin, Tp, Cho) has been hospitalized due to acute aortic dissection. On June 18, Takekawa felt ill at home and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. After running some tests, he was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection, which is a life-threatening disorder that affects the main artery of the body. Since then, he has undergone emergency surgery. He is now fighting the ill

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  • Manabe Kaori and Yoshii Kazuya are married & expecting their 1st child

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Before dawn on June 26, talento Manabe Kaori (35) announced her marriage to singer Yoshii Kazuya (48) via her official blog. The couple is also expecting their first child together this fall. Manabe started off her blog entry saying, "To everyone who supports me and other persons concerned," and reported the happy news, "I, Manabe Kaori, would like to announce my marriage to Yoshii Kazuya-san, who I have been dating for some time. We have al

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  • LAGOON guitarist RINO to withdraw from the band

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    It's been announced that LAGOON's guitarist RINO will withdraw from the band on June 30.RINO, who is a mother of one, became a member of LAGOON after passing the audition in 2014. The band recently released their 2nd single "KNOCKED-OUT BOY" on May 27.  On the reason for her leaving the band, RINO wrote on their official website, "After discussing the goal of musicality with the members and staff, I had a different vision and decided to go

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  • Rola denies marriage rumors with Arita Teppei

    June 27, 2015 @ 2:44 am

    On June 25, talento Rola (25) updated her official Twitter account, addressing marriage rumors that was recently reported by a weekly tabloid magazine. The magazine reported that Rola and comedian duo Cream Stew's Arita Teppei (44) have agreed to get married. Rola denied the reports saying, "I haven't even been in contact with Ari-san. This article is a lie." This isn't the first time Rola and Arita's relationship has been picked up by a tabloid

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE's Konishi Ayano to temporarily suspend her activities

    June 27, 2015 @ 2:43 am

    It's been reported that TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE member Konishi Ayano will temporarily suspend her activities in order to concentrate on treatment for lower back pain. Konishi explained her situation through her official blog. She had been experiencing back pains from before, but decided to perform in the group's 5th anniversary live "TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE 5th Anniversary LIVE -Kirari☆ into the new world-" on June 13 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. However, thi

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  • ANGERME is looking for 4th generation members

    June 25, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

    ANGERME has announced that they are recruiting 4th generation members.This announcement was made on June 24 during their YouTube program "Hello! Project Station". Leader Wada Ayaka explained that the reason for this new member audition is "to aim for a group that will evolve even more." She called out, "It would make me happy if girls who love ANGERME would join."  Prior to their name change last October, ANGERME welcomed 3 new members. Since th

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/15 ~ 6/21

    June 24, 2015 @ 2:41 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for June 15 to 21. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "FOR YOU" - Boudan Shounendan : 6/17 (72,148)2. "Natsu Daze Johnny" - Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku : 6/17 (54,912)3. "Otsukare Summer!" - Dempagumi.inc : 6/17 (53,664)4. "Youkai Taisou Daini" - Dream5 : 6/17 (32,975)5. "Girlfriend" - SOLIDEMO : 6/17 (19,727)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "No Music No We

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  • AKB48's Hashimoto Hikari announces graduation

    June 23, 2015 @ 9:59 am

    On June 22, during AKB48's performance at AKB48 Theater, member Hashimoto Hikari announced her graduation from the group.This concert was held to celebrate Hashimoto's birthday, which was on June 17. The idol made the graduation announcement herself during the encore. While she didn't reveal the specific reason for graduating, she mentioned that she has found a new dream thus making it difficult for her to manage both her career and stu

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  • Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki gives birth to her 1st child

    June 23, 2015 @ 9:56 am

    On June 22, it was reported that comedian trio Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki (35) gave birth to a 3,885 gram (8 lbs 9 oz) baby boy at a hospital in Tokyo. According to the announcement, both mother and baby are in healthy condition. Her husband, broadcast writer Suzuki Osamu (43), and Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko (35) and Kurosawa Kazuko (36) were present during the delivery.Through her agency, Oshima introduced her son, saying, "Today, I was a

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  • EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI to end their activities as performers

    June 23, 2015 @ 3:08 am

    It was announced that EXILE's Matsumoto Toshio, USA, and MAKIDAI would end their activities as the group's performers at the end of 2015. On EXILE's official site, the three members released their joint comments, as well as individual comments. "We are going off on a pathfinding journey to aim the end of new horizon. This is not a graduation nor retirement, but a new challenge." -- As the comment says, those three will continue being a part of E

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