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  • Dance & vocal group J☆Dee'Z to make their major debut

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:53 am

    Dance and vocal group J☆Dee'Z, which consists of 4 junior high school girls, made their guest appearance on a dance event held at Zepp DiverCity on August 4, where they announced that they would make a major debut with a double A-side single "Beasty Girls/Let the music flow" on September 24. The group was formed in 2010 with 4 members MOMOKA (14), Nono (13), Meik (13) and ami (13). Their popularity is quite high in kids' dance field,

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  • SKE48 mark their 11th consecutive chart-topping single

    August 6, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Popular idol group SKE48's 15th single "Bukiyou Taiyou", which was released on July 30 (the group's 6th anniversary), sold 324,000 copies during the first week and topped Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marked the group's 11th consecutive chart-topping single since "Banzai Venus" (released in March 2011). They are the second best female group for the "number of consecutive chart-topping singles" record after AKB48 (with 23 consecutive

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  • Former Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika admits she is in a relationship with a pro baseball player Nogami Ryoma

    August 5, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    On August 5, there was a report that revealed former Morning Musume member Ishikawa Rika's romance with a pro baseball pitcher for the Saitama Seibu Lions, Nogami Ryoma. After the report was released, Ishikawa admitted it on her official blog.With the title "Announcement", she updated her blog that read, "I am sorry for surprising you guys with the sudden report. Since it was my first time, I am quite surprised too. As some reports say, I am in a

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  • Olympic Gold Medalist Hanyu Yuzuru to participate in this year's 24 Hour TV

    August 4, 2014 @ 6:34 am

    Olympic figure skating gold medalist Hanyu Yuzuru will be participating in NTV's annual telethon "24 Hour TV 37 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" and performing some of his routines via live broadcast. Hanyu will perform his program "Romeo and Juliet" which took home 3rd place at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships after he suffered through the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake disaster. Hanyu will bring tears to the audience again with this beautiful and str

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  • Results of the 2014 Sanrio Character Ranking Awards!

    August 4, 2014 @ 4:48 am

    The results for the 29th Sanrio Character Ranking Award were announced on August 2nd at the Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo. My Melody took home the top spot with 79,235 votes. This is the third time she topped the ranking and the first time in 3 years. Hello Kitty ended up in 2nd place with 72,951 votes after winning for 2 consecutive years. Hello Kitty had originally planned on adding to her 40th celebration in November this year with this h

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  • HKT48 to hold first overseas concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong!

    August 4, 2014 @ 4:38 am

    Idol group HKT48 announced during their handshake event in Fukuoka that they will be holding their first overseas concerts in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Member and Theatre Manager Sashihara Rino (21) made the announcement in the style of an emergency radio broadcast, "We have just received a piece of news," and told her fans about their first steps towards international expansion.The overseas concerts will be part of their nationwide tour set to begin

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  • Kikuchi Ami to graduate from Idoling!!! in November

    August 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    It's been reported that Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami will graduate from the group after their live concert 'Idoling!!! 14th Live' on November 24 at NHK Hall. This was announced by Kikuchi herself on August 3 during their stage at 'Tokyo Idol Festival 2014'. She decided to part ways with the group in order to aim for her dream of becoming a "talento who can be successful in variety tv shows". In tears, she said, "I am going to put an end to my 6 year

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  • YOSHIKI Twitter Q&A to take place on August 6th

    August 2, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    X JAPAN's co-founder and leader YOSHIKI tweeted that he will announce big news on August 6th via his official Twitter account (@YoshikiOfficial) during a special Q&A session, where he will answer questions from fans using the hashtag #AskYoshiki. YOSHIKI successfully completed "Yoshiki Classical World Tour Part I" after 13 shows in 10 countries in June, which was followed by a performance in front of 4,000 European fans at the 15th annual JAPAN E

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  • Berryz Kobo to go on indefinite hiatus next spring

    August 2, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    Berryz Kobo announced that they would go on indefinite hiatus in spring of 2015. The announcement was suddenly made during Hello! Project' summer concert "Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~KOREZO!~", held at Nakano Sun Plaza on August 2. The group's producer Tsunku♂ made a comment on the official site, "I feel very regretful as the producer, but this is the conclusion the members who has been spending the same time together since their chil

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/23~7/29

    August 1, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 23rd to July 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "NEW HORIZON" - EXILE 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 04 - "Craving In My Soul" - EXILE 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo"

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