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  • Matsumoto Jun encourages Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki for 24-Hour TV marathon

    August 13, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    On August 10, comedian trio Morisanchu's Oshima Miyuki, who will be the charity runner for this year's '24-Hour Television 36 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu' (August 24th & 25th), held a public workout in Kanagawa. Matsumoto Jun of popular group Arashi came to encourage Oshima for the second time.Oshima, who claims to be a big fan of Arashi, ran the last 4 km (about 2.5 mi) side-by-side with Matsumoto in the 36ºC (about 97ºF) heat. She reve

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  • Southern All Stars' comeback single tops Oricon weekly chart

    August 13, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    Southern All Stars' 54th single "Peace to Highlight" (released on August 7), which is their comeback single after a five-year hiatus, sold 207,000 copies in the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly ranking.  Southern All Stars made their debut back in June 1978, and they topped the single ranking for the first time with "Sayonara Baby" in 1989. After that, they continued topping the chart in the 1990s (with 5 singles in total) and in

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  • LUNA SEA reveal second teaser for "Thoughts"

    August 11, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    LUNA SEA has revealed the second teaser for their upcoming single, "Thoughts". Like the first teaser, the second also includes parts of the PV. In addition, it displays the word "NEXT" and the date "2013.8.12 18:00" at the end of the footage.  LUNA SEA will release "Thoughts" on August 28th. 

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  • Momoiro Clover Z partners up with Family Mart to create sub-600 Yen bentos

    August 10, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    On August 8, 5-member female idol group Momoiro Clover Z appeared at a PR event in Tokyo for the "Family Mart X Momokuro Kyodo Kaihatsu Bento" ("Family Mart X Momokuro Co-created Bento.")The five members participated in the creation of 3 types of bentos for Family Mart (convenience store franchise chain) that will go on sale across Japan starting on August 9. According to member Takagi Reni (20), "We stuffed them full of food that we li

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  • Akanishi Jin's comeback single chosen as first official song for 'Tokyo Girls Collection'

    August 10, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    Akanishi Jin's comeback single, "HEY WHAT'S UP?" (released August 7th), has been chosen as the official song for 'Tokyo Girls Collection 2013 AUTUMN / WINTER', which will be held on August 31st at Saitama Super Arena. This is the first time for Tokyo Girls Collection to have an official song. Tokyo Girls Collection's executive committee explained their reason for choosing Akanishi's new song, "The song's festive worldview that 'turns TOKYO i

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  • Former AKB48 member Komori Mika to retire from show business

    August 9, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Former AKB48 member Komori Mika has announced that she will be retiring from the show business after her contract with her agency expires on August 20.In a blog entry titled "To everyone who have supported me," Komori reported, "I've decided to quit show business." She apologized, "I'm sorry for this very sudden announcement."  Komori revealed, "In fact, I've been thinking about quitting show business for a very long time," and continued, "I mad

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  • HY establish a new label, 'ASSE!! Records'

    August 9, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    HY has announced that they have established a new label called 'ASSE!! Records'. They have also launched their official fan club 'HY HUB CLUB' and a smart phone site 'HY Queeners'. In April, the band's contract with their former management TV Asahi Music ended. By establishing 'ASSE!! Records', they plan to work on a global scale with Universal Music Japan's Universal J as their support.  The label's name 'ASSE' means 'surprise' i

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  • Voice actress Endo Aya announces her marriage

    August 9, 2013 @ 5:44 am

    On August 8, popular voice actress Endo Aya announced her marriage through her official blog. Endo announced that she would stop updating her blog, "It's sudden, but this will be the last update." Without hesitation, she then reported, "I haven't dyed my hair! I haven't cut it! I got married." To her fans, Endo expressed, "There will be no interaction through my blog, but it would make me happy if you would, without change, continue to

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for July 2013

    August 8, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its monthly charts for July of 2013. Check out the results below. =====[Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Utsukushii Inazuma" - SKE48 : 7/17 (623,978)2. "Girl's Rule" - Nogizaka46 : 7/3 (392,860)3. "BURNING UP" - EXILE TRIBE (Sandaime J Soul Brothers VS GENERATIONS) : 7/10 (282,793)4. "Jiyuu e no Shingeki (Guren no Yumiya/Jiyuu no Tsubasa/Moshi Kono Kabe no Naka ga Ikken no Ie datoshitara) - Linked Horizon : 7/10 (182,379)5. "E

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  • Suzanne is pregnant with her first child

    August 8, 2013 @ 12:45 am

    On August 7th, talento Suzanne (26) announced through her official blog that she is pregnant with her first child. Suzanne reported, "A happy thing happened to our family. At this time, I have been blessed with a new life in my belly." Now 5-months pregnant, she revealed that she has entered her stable period. "I've been talking to my husband about how wonderful it would be to have a baby come to us someday. When I found out that I was pregn

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