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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/28 ~ 4/3

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly ranking for March 28 to April 3. Take a look at the results below the cut!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Chicken LINE" - SKE48 : 3/30 (257,095)2. "Harujion ga Saku Koro" - Nogizaka46 : 3/23 (22,238)3. "THE IDOLMaSTER CINDERELLA GIRLS STRAIGHT MASTER 01 Snow Wings" - Shimamura Uzuki (CV: Ohashi Hayaka), Shibuya Rin (CV: Fukuhara Ayaka), Honda Mio (CV: Hara Sayuri), Ootsuki Yui (CV: Yamashita N

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  • Budo Grape Celebrates Drummer in 5th Set of Digital Singles, Announces 3rd UK Tour

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Japanese new wave band Budo Grape have released their 5th set of digital singles worldwide on iTunes, featuring a contrast of melancholy ("Jikansaryouomoi") and insanely upbeat ("Go! Go! Taichi!", named for the band's manic, forever-smiling drummer).The current releases mark the achievement of 10 new songs over the course of a year, the result of the band's desire to keep connected to their fans in Japan and abroad."After creating the album Amste

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 3/29~4/4

    April 6, 2016 @ 10:18 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 March 29th to April 4th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Sanada Maru (previous week's 12th episode) === 3/29 – Tuesday ??.?%(?.?%) – 19:00-21:00 – Tuesday Surprise ?

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  • Hannya's Kawashima Akiyoshi reveals he had surgery for kidney cancer

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:22 am

    On April 4, comedian duo Hannya made an appearance on TV Asahi's "Shikujiri Sensei Ore Mitai ni Naruna!! 2-jikan Special". During this program, Kawashima Akiyoshi revealed that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in November of 2014. Kawashima received surgery for kidney cancer at the end of 2014. The surgery was a success, and he returned to work the next month. Kanada Satoshi commented on his feelings when his partner returned to work

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  • NIGHTMARE to go on temporary hiatus at the end of the year

    April 5, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    NIGHTMARE have announced that they will be taking a temporary hiatus at the end of the year. This was announced on April 2 during the opening day of their tour "NIGHTMARE TOUR 2016 Awakening of Clowns" at Sendai PIT in Miyagi. On the reason of their hiatus, YOMI (Vo) explained, "In preparation for our 20th anniversary, we thought about how we want to spend it with our fans and decided to take a temporary break." He continued, "It's not

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  • AKB48 Team 8's Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai and Iwasaki Moeka announce graduation

    April 4, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

    AKB48 Team 8 members Fujimura Natsuki, Yamamoto Ai, and Iwasaki Moeka have announced their graduation from the group. This announcement came on the first day of Team 8's concert "Team 8 Kessei 2 Shunen Kinen Tokubetsu Kouen in Okinawa Mensore! Haru no Eight Matsuri" at Nakagusuku Castle in Okinawa. Fujimura and Iwasaki have graduated from the group as of April 3. As for Yamamoto, her graduation concert will be held in the coming days at AKB48 The

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/23~3/29

    April 4, 2016 @ 3:44 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 23rd to March 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Motto" - aiko 02 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 03 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 04 - "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" - AKB48 05 - "FLASH" - Perfume 06 - "Always coming back" - ON

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  • Ishihara Satomi is the new face for 'Tokyo Metro'

    April 1, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Actress Ishihara Satomi has been chosen as the new image character for Tokyo Metro's campaign "Find my Tokyo". The song for its first CM will be YEN TOWN BAND's "my town".  In the latest CM, directed by Yanai Michihiko, Ishihara visits Monzennakacho in Tokyo to try its signature dish fukagawameshi (rice cooked with clams). It also features a special appearance by YEN TOWN BAND's vocalist Chara. YEN TOWN BAND collaborated

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  • Koizumi Kyoko, Ueto Aya, Kiritani Mirei, and more appear in Kose's 70th anniversary CM

    March 31, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    To celebrate 70 years since its establishment, cosmetic brand Kose revealed a CM starring their ten image characters.  The ten women in this CM are Aragaki Yui, Ueto Aya, Kitagawa Keiko, Kiritani Mirei, Koizumi Kyoko, Sumire, Fujii Karen, Fujii Shuka, Moritaka Chisato, and Rola. Source: Oricon YouTube Channel

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  • Ishida Haruka to graduate from AKB48

    March 31, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 Team K member Ishida Haruka will graduate from the group. This announcement was made on March 30 during a live concert at AKB48 Theater. After the show, Ishida tweeted, "I, Ishida Haruka, will graduate from AKB48. I have decided to pursue my dream of becoming a voice actress." She continued to express, "Thank you for liking me. I'm sorry I can't remain as AKB48's Harukyan... Honestly, I'm full of anxiety... Will

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