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  • Jero announces indefinite hiatus

    May 15, 2018 @ 3:12 am

    Jero has announced that he will be going on an indefinite hiatus. This spring, Jero graduated from Boston University's graduate school. On this occasion, he has found a job in the computer field and will be halting his music activities. Born in the United States, Jero was introduced to Enka music by his Japanese grandmother. He moved to Japan in 2003 to become an Enka singer and made his debut with the single "Umiyuki" in February of 20

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  • V6's Nagano Hiroshi and actress Shiraishi Miho welcome their first child

    May 12, 2018 @ 3:08 am

    It's been reported that a baby boy has been born to V6's Nagano Hiroshi and actress Shiraishi Miho. In a joint announcement, the couple commented, "The other day, a little earlier than the due date, our first child, a baby boy, was born safely. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition." They also expressed their joy, "When we heard the baby let out his first cry, we were filled with joy and relief. We will carefully raise this precious life

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  • Hirose Alice confirms relationship with basketball player Tanaka Daiki

    May 11, 2018 @ 3:22 am

    Actress Hirose Alice (23) attended the awards ceremony for the 'COTTON USA AWARD 2018' on May 9. During an interview at this event, the actress confirmed her rumored relationship with basketball player Tanaka Daiki (26).Just the other day, it was reported that actor Katsuji Ryo (31), who is her senpai at her agency, is dating former AKB48's Maeda Atsuko (26). She commented, "I was surprised to see it on the news. I will ask him when I see him at

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  • Abe Natsumi pregnant with her second child

    May 11, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    On May 10, singer Abe Natsumi attended the awards ceremony for the '11th Best Mother Awards' where she announced her second pregnancy. The awards are based on votes by mothers nationwide, and they are given to notable persons who are active in their respective fields. Abe, who has a son with actor Yamazaki Ikusaburo, was chosen for the 'music category.'When presented with a trophy, Abe expressed, "I was very surprised as I never thought a da

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  • Oguri Shun & Sugisaki Hana play siblings in 'Hondashi' CM

    May 10, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    Oguri Shun and Sugisaki Hana co-star in the new CM for Ajinomoto's 'Hondashi' as brother and sister. In the CM, Sugisaki is the younger sister who recently joined a company. She visits her elder brother's (Oguri) home, and they have a bowl of hot miso soup together.  In an interview, Oguri praised Sugisaki saying, "If I had a younger sister like her, I would spoil her so much." He continued, "If I was living alone and my younger sister

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/2~5/8 2018

    May 10, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of May 2nd to May 8th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, albums, and music videos for this week below! - < Digital Single - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Lemon" - Yonezu Kenshi 02 - "Turn Back Time feat. FANTASTICS" - EXILE 03 - "KISS is my life." - SingTuyo 04 - "ODD FUTURE" - UVERworld 05 - "Play A Love Song" - Utada Hikaru 06 - "Zero" - Fukuyama Masaharu

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  • Former NMB48's Umeda Ayaka becomes a high school instructor

    May 10, 2018 @ 3:13 am

    Former NMB48 member Umeda Ayaka has become an instructor at Hokkaido High School of Arts, Yokohama Satellite Campus. On May 8, Umeda announced on Twitter, "I have become the instructor of performance for the dance & vocal course at the Yokohama Satellite Campus of Hokkaido High School of Arts. I start tomorrow. It's the first class in my life! And I'm a teacher!! I am nervous, but I will do my best!"On the 9th, the high school shared pho

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  • Aragaki Yui becomes a preschool teacher in CM for 'Kleenex'

    May 9, 2018 @ 3:32 am

    Actress Aragaki Yui stars in the latest CM for 'Kleenex' as a preschool teacher. The CM was shot at an actual preschool in Tokyo. Aragaki interacted with the students even before they began the shoot. In the scene where they play tag, she ad-libbed and carried the students, gave them high fives, and encouraged the kids who got bored. Through the shoot, Aragaki says that she was healed from being surrounded by children, "I thought about

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  • Ishihara Satomi takes a trip to Okinawa with SHOWROOM president Maeda Yuji

    May 9, 2018 @ 3:29 am

    On May 8, some tabloid magazines reported that actress Ishihara Satomi (31) and IT company SHOWROOM president Maeda Yuji (30) took a trip together to Okinawa. According to reports, the couple landed on Okinawa's Ishigaki Island on April 22. From the following day, they stayed at a luxury resort hotel on Taketomi Island.  As you may know, Ishihara was previously rumored to be dating Yamashita Tomohisa (33). However, reports state t

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  • Aqua Timez to disband at the end of the year

    May 9, 2018 @ 3:27 am

    Aqua Timez have announced that they will disband at the end of the year. Each member commented on the disbandment via their official website. Futoshi (Vo) said, "From the beginning, we understood each other's differences in musicality. That's why I loved every song that we completed. By surpassing our differences, they are the ones I love most right now. Until now, we have criticized ourselves, but now, we can tell each other that we wo

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