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  • SPICY CHOCOLATE break a record on Recochoku

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    Japanese reggae unit SPICY CHOCOLATE have achieved a new record on Japan's biggest digital music distribution platform Recochoku. Their more than one year old love song "Zutto fea. HAN-KUN & TEE" has managed to simultaneously stay on the first place of the digital singles and chaku-uta charts for five consecutive weeks.The song is a collaboration between SPICY CHOCOLATE's central musician KATSUYUKI a.k.a. DJ CONTROLER, Shonan no Kaze's HAN-KU

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  • Tortoise Matsumoto, Ueto Aya, & Mukai Osamu frolic in new 'Asahi Beer' CM

    January 11, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    Asahi Breweries have released a new commercial for their new beer brand 'Clear Asahi', in which the musician Tortoise Matsumoto, actress Ueto Aya, and actor Mukai Osamu frolic and sing together at the usual oden vendor. It has been a while since all three main image characters have appeared together in a single commercial, but they evidently managed to create a harmonious atmosphere almost instantly from the beginning to the end. Throughout the s

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  • 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' press conference with Matsumoto Jun, Ishihara Satomi & Co.

    January 9, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    The cast of the upcoming Fuji TV drama 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' attended a press conference on January 9. 'Shitsuren Chocolatier' is a romantic comedy about the struggles of a young man who becomes a chocolatier in order to impress the girl and now married woman that he loves.Arashi's Matsumoto Jun plays the chocolatier and actress Ishihara Satomi the married woman. He commented on her role, "She is such a devilish woman and I thought that there i

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  • Komori Jun announces her pregnancy

    January 9, 2014 @ 1:58 am

    On January 7th, model and talento Komori Jun (28) announced her pregnancy through her official blog. Komori is currently 5 months pregnant and is due in June. In a blog entry titled "New Life", Komori reported, "It took a long time, but it has finally come to us. In our 3rd year of marriage, we have been blessed with our long-awaited baby."   She expressed, "When we first discovered my pregnancy, we were really happy. I cried and

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  • Suzanne gives birth to her first child

    January 8, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    On January 8th, talento Suzanne (27) reported through her official blog that she gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, on January 6th at 10:39 pm.  Although the baby came 10 days earlier than the due date, Suzanne revealed, "After the contractions started, it was a blessed and speedy childbirth of 3 hours." She also expressed, "The moment I held our safely born baby, my heart was moved and filled with joy that I've never felt befor

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/01~01/07

    January 8, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 1st to January 7th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 02 - "Faith" - miwa 03 - "Ame Nochi Hallelujah" - Yuzu 04 - "Koioto to Amazora" - AAA 05 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 06 - "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo A

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE's new song used as theme song for 'NEWS ZERO'

    January 8, 2014 @ 3:35 am

    DREAMS COME TRUE's new song "AGAIN" is being used as the new theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO'.   The duo wrote this song especially for the program, and it's their first ballad number in a long while. Regarding the song, Nakamura Masato commented, "2014 is packed with big sports events, such as the Sochi Olympics, Sochi Paralympics, and Soccer World Cup. Along with the various news, our hearts will pound to the brave figur

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  • 9mm Parabellum Bullet establish their own agency 'Nonet'

    January 7, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    It's been revealed that 9mm Parabellum Bullet has left Zankyo Records and has established their own agency called 'Nonet'.   The agency was named 'Nonet' by member Kamijo Chihiro (Dr) and it was launched back on June 30th of last year. On their official website, the band commented, "We want to go about our musical activities as ourselves with responsibility. We will remember our original purpose and enjoy the band called 9mm Parabellum Bullet mo

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  • UTB Los Angeles premieres Arashi drama 'Freeter' and mystery-thriller 'Iryu Sosa' this week

    January 7, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    Los Angeles television station UTB 18.2 will premiere two new drama series this week, including Freeter, Ie wo Kau (English broadcast title: Job-Hopper Buys a House)  starring Ninomiya Kazunari as a young man who restarts his life with a part-time construction job. Ninomiya, a member of the Japanese pop group Arashi, won Best Actor awards for the role from the 2011 Tokyo Drama Awards, the 67th Television Drama Academy Awa

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  • Funky Kato's new song to be used in CM for Nissan Serena

    January 7, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    Funky Kato's new song "Restart" has been chosen as the CM song for Nissan Motor's 'Nissan Serena'.   "Restart" is the coupling track to Funky Kato's solo debut single "My VOICE", which will be released on February 12. It's an uptempo tune that is filled with positive thoughts.Additionally, Funky Kato's documentary film 'Funky Kato / My VOICE ~FunMon Kara Arata na Mirai e~' will open in theaters nationwide on February 14.Source & Im

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