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  • Miyazaki Aoi receives her first shampoo CM

    April 7, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Actress Miyazaki Aoi was chosen as the image character for Unilever's hair care product 'CLEAR' and attended its CM presentation event.   Miyazaki, who appeared at the event wearing a black dress, smiled and said, "This is my first shampoo CM. I've always wanted to try it, so I'm glad that I kept my hair long."The CM, which was shot in Thai, will begin airing on April 9th. The film staff came from different nationalities, so Miyazaki had the opp

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  • Happiness & E-girls member Sugieda Mayu to withdraw from both groups

    April 7, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    It's been announced that Happiness and E-girls member Sugieda Mayu will be withdrawing from both groups.  Sugieda joined Happiness after passing the vocalist audition in December of 2009. Since December of 2011, she has also been a member of E-girls. In order to undergo medical treatment, Sugieda went on hiatus for about a year in August of 2012. After making her comeback, she has been thinking about her own future, which lead to this decision o

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  • Yuki Maomi gives birth to her first child

    April 5, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    It's been announced that talento Yuki Maomi (34) gave birth to her first child. She gave birth to a 2426 gram (5 lbs 5 oz) baby girl on April 4th at 2:28 pm.   Through her agency, Yuki reported, "It was a little earlier than planned, but we are both healthy." After taking a 3 to 4 month break, Yuki till return to work while considering her physical condition. Yuki expressed, "When I held our newborn baby in my arms, I was very happy and I adored

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/24 ~ 3/30

    April 3, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 24th to the 30th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Takane no Ringo" - NMB48 : 3/26 (406,579)2. "S.A.K.U.R.A." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 3/26 (109,554)3. "Mirai to wa?" - SKE48 : 3/19 (55,911)4. "ikki!!!!! i!!" - Chotokkyu : 3/26 (32,157)5. "Yuuki Super Ball" - THE Possible : 3/26 (25,790)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "HIT! H

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  • Kiritani Kenta announces his marriage + expecting his 1st child

    April 3, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    On April 2, actor Kiritani Kenta (34) announced on his official blog that he has registered his marriage with a non-celebrity woman he has been dating for some time. With the blog entry titled "resolution", Kiritani revealed that his wife is a 29-year-old woman who is very motherly, calm, and kind at heart. He wrote, "I first met her 4 years ago, and we got closer with each other slowly, but got really close at the end of last year. I

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/26~4/2

    April 2, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 26th to April 2nd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "S.A.K.U.R.A." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 05 - "Hot Stuff" -

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 03/24~03/30

    April 1, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    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 March 24th to March 30th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 03/24 – Monday 14.0%(?.?%) – 20:00-20:43 – NHK News 7 07.8%(2.7%) – 19:30-20:43 – Sekai Isan Dream Taiketsu! 09.3%(2.3%) – 21:00-22:

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  • Nogizaka46's Shinuchi Mai appointed as 'OL idol'

    April 1, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46's Shinuchi Mai will be active as an 'OL idol' (OL stands for office lady).   Shinuchi joined Nogizaka46 as its 2nd generation member last year, and was promoted to a regular member in March. She graduated from college this spring, and starting this month, she will will enter the work force while continuing her idol activities.On April 1st, Shinuchi attended the company's welcoming ceremony in Tokyo, where she t

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 1st single collection album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    April 1, 2014 @ 3:14 am

    Popular group Kis-My-Ft2's first single collection album "HIT! HIT! HIT!" (released on March 26) topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking within the first week of its release, selling 218,000 copies. This marked their third consecutive chart-topping album since the first one "Kis-My-1st" (released in March 2012). Including both male/female group/solo categories, no one has topped the album chart 3 consecutive times since Superfly last achieved

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  • NMB48 top Oricon weekly single ranking with first week sales of 400,000+ copies

    April 1, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    Idol group NMB48's 9th single "Takane no Ringo" (released March 26) sold 407,000 copies in the first week and topped Oricon's weekly ranking.This is the group's 5th consecutive chart-topping single (8th in total), and the first week sales for this single surpassed their previous single's, which was 375,000 copies.One of the coupling tracks of the single is "Isshuukan, Zenbu ga Getsuyoubi nara Iinoni..." that was composed by THE ALFEE's Takamizawa

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