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  • NGT48 Kenkyuusei Mizusawa Ayaka announces graduation

    January 2, 2017 @ 12:33 am

    NGT48 Kenkyuusei Mizusawa Ayaka has announced her graduation from the group. This announcement was made on December 30 during the group's performance at NGT48 Theater in Niigata. On her reason for graduating, Mizusawa explained, "When I reconsidered my future, I wanted to pursue the path of becoming a nursery teacher."Mizusawa will graduate sometime in late-March. More details will be revealed via the group's official website.Source: natalie

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  • Nishino Kana wins '58th Japan Record Award'

    December 31, 2016 @ 9:25 am

    The winner and "Best New Artist" of the '58th Japan Record Award' have been announced! Out of 10 songs, this year's grand prix went to Nishino Kana's "Anata no Suki na Tokoro". On her first time winning the 'Japan Record Award', Nishino commented, "I don't have any words to say. I have goosebumps... I am full of gratitude for everyone. Thanks to everyone, I was able to welcome this wonderful day." Meanwhile

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  • Yonekura Ryoko announces divorce

    December 30, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Actress Yonekura Ryoko (41) has announced that she has divorced her husband.In a written statement, Yonekura commented, "After timely, repeated discussions, our divorce has been finalized. I am sorry to have caused trouble with my private matters." She continued, "I hope to move forward both as an actress and woman. I will do my best every day in order to challenge myself to various new things. Please continue to give me guida

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  • Yasuda Misako speaks out on her husband's affair

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    On December 28, talento Yasuda Misako updated her official blog and spoke out about reports about her husband Shimotori Naoyuki's affair. Recently, 'Shukan Bunshun' reported that Shimotori was secretly meeting a woman who looks like actress Kitagawa Keiko. They even published photos of the two together.Yasuda wrote, "When I heard the story from my husband, I was really shocked. I was sad. I wanted to ask 'why?'" She revealed her hu

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  • Ishihara Satomi is 6th on the 'World's Most Beautiful Face' ranking

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    On December 28, TC Candler released its annual '100 Most Beautiful Face' ranking. In 6th place, actress Ishihara Satomi is the highest ranking Japanese on this year's list. This is TC Candler's 27th time releasing this list. Ishihara has made this list four times in the past, taking the 19th spot last year. Also in the ranking are Kiritani Mirei at 38th (31st last year) and Shimazaki Haruka at 92nd (74th). Sasaki Nozomi, who ranked 6 ye

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  • Akanishi Jin places 31st on the 'World's Most Handsome Face' ranking

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    TC Candler recently released its '100 Most Handsome Faces' ranking for 2016.  From Japan, Akanishi Jin placed 31st, breaking his previous record. In the past, Akanishi has ranked 83rd (2013), 52nd (2014), and 34th (2015). Besides Akanishi, Taiwanese-Japanese actor Kaneshiro Takeshi is the only other person of Japanese descent to make the list.  In first place was Dutch actor Michiel Huisman followed by BIGBANG's SOL (Tae

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 12/20~12/26 2016

    December 29, 2016 @ 10:22 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 December 20th to December 26th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Doctor X Season 4 === 12/20 – Tuesday 11.8%(?.?%) – 19:00-20:54 – Tuesday Surprise Special 11.4%(?.?%)

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  • AAA to provide theme song for drama 'Ubai Ai, Fuyu'

    December 28, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    AAA's new song "MAGIC" has been picked up as the theme song for TV Asahi's drama 'Ubai Ai, Fuyu' premiering January 20. 'Ubai Ai, Fuyu' is a thrilling love story depicting stolen love, and it stars Kurashina Kana and Miura Shohei. "MAGIC" is a love song, which will be released as AAA's new single on February 8. On this song, Sueyoshi Shuta commented, "It would make me happy if you would soak yourself in the drama's worldv

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 12/19 ~ 12/25

    December 28, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for December 19 to 25. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "God's STAR" - QUARTET NIGHT (CV: Morikubo Shotaro, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Aoi Shota, Maeno Tomoaki) : 12/21 (107,765)2. "Winter Wonderland" - SHINee : 12/21 (88,048)3. "Dodonko Don't Worry" - Boys And Men Kenkyusei : 12/21 (57,996)4. "Don't be Afraid" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 12/21 (40,453)5. "Muteki Dangerous" - B-PROJECT : 12

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  • Akimoto Yasushi produces digital idol group '22/7'

    December 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Akimoto Yasushi has produced a digital idol group called '22/7', and their main visual has been revealed. The group is comprised of eight members, and each character was designed by Hosoi Mieko, Misaki Kurehito, Koyama Hirokazu, Horiguchi Yukiko, Sakura Koharu, Tanaka Masayoshi, Kantoku, and Ohara Tometa. The voice auditions for the characters started on October 17. Out of 13,250 applicants, 12 people passed the final examination held on Dec

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