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  • Arashi wins 'Artist of the Year' for 'THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD'

    March 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    The winners of "THE 29TH JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD" have been revealed.The awards are held annually by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Awards are based on sales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. This year, the 'Artist of the Year' award, which is considered to be the 'grand prize', went to Arashi. This is their first time

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  • 49 girls selected as the candidates for AKB48 group's upcoming 'Draft Kaigi'

    March 2, 2015 @ 1:56 pm

    On March 1, the third screening audition to select the candidates who will advance to the "AKB48 Group the 2nd Draft Kaigi" was held. A total of 83 girls who passed through the first paper screening, and the second interview screening, went on the third screening which was to examine their dancing and singing skills. A total of 49 girls were selected as the candidates for the upcoming Draft Kaigi. The youngest candidates are nine girls

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 2/18~2/24

    March 1, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of February 18th to February 24th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kumamushi 02 - "Anata ni Koi wo Shitemimashita" - chay 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Sayonara, Alice" - Flower 05 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 06 - "Eeny

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  • Warner Music Japan establishes a management company

    March 1, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

    Record company Warner Music Japan, who will be celebrating its 45th foundation anniversary this year, has established a brand new management company 'Warner Music Agency' with the theme "ideas and creations from scratch". On March 1st, the new company has started accepting entries for new talent auditions under the slogan "make a hit!!". Besides music artists, the company is looking for models, actors, talents, and comedians.  Some art

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/24~2/26

    March 1, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from February 24th to February 26th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/24 – Tuesday 13.4%(1.5%) – 21:00-22:54 – Shiawase! Bombi-Girl Special 09.3%(2.8%) – 21:00-21:54 – London He

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  • An unknown vocalist to temporarily join SuG

    February 27, 2015 @ 3:29 am

    It's been announced that vocalist SHIGERU will temporarily join the band as a helper.  This was decided as Takeru would go on hiatus due to tonsil surgery. Although SHIGERU's identity is unknown, he was chosen to join the band for his high-quality abilities as a vocalist. His shouts are the highlight of his vocals and he is about the same height as Takeru,167cm tall (5 ft 5 in).SHIGERU's identity is scheduled be revealed on March

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  • Berryz Kobo's Sugaya Risako to go on indefinite hiatus

    February 27, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    Many of you may already know that Berryz Kobo will go on hiatus after their concert at Nippon Budokan on March 3. It's been revealed that member Sugaya Risako will also take a break from her individual activities.  On her blog, she wrote, "After this, I want to take a break and think carefully about my future." She also expressed her gratitude to her fans who have been supporting her all along.Sugaya, who was born in 199

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  • The name of new Hello! Pro Kenshuusei unit revealed

    February 26, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    On February 25, Hello! Project announced that the name of their new Kenshuusei unit would be "Kobushi Factory". The name "Kobushi Factory" came from Kobushi Magnolia, which is a tree native to Japan, and "Kobushi," which means "fist" in Japanese. They wish to be a group as graceful as the Kobushi Magnolia flowers and as powerful as a fist represents. Also, just like the language of the Kobushi Magnolia ("friendship", "trust",

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 2/20~2/23

    February 26, 2015 @ 1:42 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report giving you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out the most recent ratings from February 20th to February 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 2/20 – Friday 11.2%(1.8%) – 19:00-20:54 – Wara Gamisama wa Totsuzen ni... Special 19.5%(4.3%) – 21:00-23:34 – (Movie) Kaze Tach

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  • AKB48 celebrates the one-millionth audience member to their theater

    February 25, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    On February 25, the total audience members to AKB48's base, AKB48 Theater (Akihabara, Tokyo) reached the one million mark.AKB48 theater has a capacity of 250, and there were only 7 people who visited the first opening performance, however, after 9 years and 2 months (3367 days) since its opening on December 8 2005, it has finally welcomed the one-millionth visitor. Up until now, a total of 471 members  (including AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HK

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