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  • AKB48's Shinozaki Ayana to suspend performances due to Graves' disease

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 member Shinozaki Ayana will be suspending her performances due to Graves' disease. Shinozaki went to see a doctor as she was feeling unwell and was diagnosed with Graves' disease. She was ordered to refrain from vigorous exercises for long periods of time, which prompted her to suspend her performances. However, she will be appearing in "AKB48 45th Single General Election" to be held on June 18 at HARD OFF

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  • Ozawa Maju announces her 2nd pregnancy

    June 17, 2016 @ 10:35 am

    On June 15, actress Ozawa Maju (39) updated her official Facebook page and announced that she is currently five months pregnant with her second child. Ozawa reported, "Everyone, at this time, I've been blessed with my second baby! I am currently 5 months pregnant. I am making this announcement as my morning sickness has subsided, and I have entered my stable period." She continued to express, "When I think about how we will be gaining a new

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  • Ogura Yuko is pregnant with her 2nd child

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:15 am

    Talento Ogura Yuko (32) has announced her second pregnancy.In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Ogura wrote, "Since this is my second time, my stomach is getting big so fast. I'm sure some of you have already realized this, but I have my second baby inside of me!" Ogura has already entered her stable period. She shared, "My 4-year-old son is looking forward to the day he becomes a big brother. He happily talks to the baby inside my belly. My hu

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  • Fujiwara Tatsuya is a father

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    On June 16, actor Fujiwara Tatsuya (34) made an announcement via his official fan club "DRAGON aRROWS" that he has become a father. Fujiwara married a non-celebrity woman in September of 2013. According to his agency, the baby's name, sex, birthdate, or other personal information will not be released to the public. The actor does not plan on holding a press conference either. Below is a translated message from the actor. "It's a private matter, b

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  • Actress Shirakawa Yumi passes away from heart failure

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    Actress Shirakawa Yumi passed away from heart failure on June 14. She was 79 years old.  A written statement was released by her daughter Nitani Yurie, president and representative director of private tutor provider Try Group Inc. Shirakawa joined Toho Co.,Ltd. in 1956, starring in films such as "Sazae-san" and "Salaryman Shusettai Koki". More recently, she appeared in various dramas including Fuji TV's "Haken no Hinkaku" (200

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 6/6 ~ 6/12

    June 16, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for June 6 to 12 below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Beautiful World" - V6 : 6/8 (115,760)2. "Tsubasa wa Iranai" - AKB48 : 6/1 (38,851)3. "NEW" - AAA : 6/8 (35,913)4. "Soup" - Fujiwara Sakura : 6/8 (31,616)5. "Strawberry Trapper" - Guilty Kiss : 6/8 (30,602)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Grateful Rebirth" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 6/8 (39,568)2. "THE SHOWCASE" - Lead : 6/8 (23,314)3. "OL

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/1~6/7

    June 15, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of June 1st to June 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Mint" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni" - Flower 03 - "You & Me" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Boku no Namae wo" - back number 05 - "Amanogawa ~GALAXY~" - 2PM 06 - "Try Everything (Dream Ami Version)" - Dream

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  • Former Morning Musume's Niigaki Risa to get married

    June 14, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On June 13, former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa (27) announced through her official blog that she would be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu (34) in July. In a blog entry titled "Announcement," Niigaki reported, "At this time, I, Niigaki Risa, will be marrying actor Kotani Yoshikazu-san in July." The couple met on the set of the stage play 'Zettai Kareshi' in 2013. After two and a half years of dating, the two decided to get married. She cont

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  • Yuka and Aoki Munetaka to get married

    June 13, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    On June 13, actress Yuka (35) and actor Aoki Munetaka (36) made a joint announcement via their agencies that they would be getting married. The couple is already living together, and there are currently no plans for a wedding ceremony or reception. Yuka and Aoki met last October when they co-starred in NHK's historical drama "Chikaemon". They began dating when filming for the drama wrapped up at the beginning of the year. Thereafter, Aoki propose

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  • Shaku Yumiko gives birth to a baby boy

    June 13, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

    On June 12, actress Shaku Yumiko (38) announced the birth of her first child.Shaku gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 2,890 grams (6 lbs 5.9 oz). On her blog, she expressed, "It's the biggest miracle. The moment he was born, I couldn't stop crying. I can't explain it with words, but I was just so moved."  Shaku shared that this day was her 38th birthday, "It became a double birthday," and continued, "And just like that, I had a super easy

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