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  • Masuda Yuka to have her own program starting in April

    February 11, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Former AKB48 member Masuda Yuka announced on her Twitter that she would have her own program starting in April. Though no details including the title or which broadcasting station the program will air on were revealed, Masuda also tweeted that she already attended the first shooting for the program. The fans can look forward to hearing further details from her soon. Source & Image: Masuda Yuka's Twitter Thanks to Stela for the tip

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  • Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo to halt his activities

    February 10, 2013 @ 6:03 am

    On February 9th, Kishidan's drummer Shiratori Yukinojo announced through the band's official homepage that he would be putting a halt to his activities. As such, support drummer Kano Akira will be participating in Kishidan's nationwide tour which will kick off on March 1st. Shiratori has been concentrating on treatment for muscular insufficiency in his left hand since last June. However, it was revealed that his condition was due to occup

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  • Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina announces she is diagnosed with duodenal ulcer

    February 9, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    On February 9th, Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina who was absent from a fan club event held on the same day, announced on her blog that she has been diagnosed with duodenal ulcer and esophagitis. Tanaka explained, "As the pain comes and goes, sometimes it's not too bad, but sometimes it really really hurts. It's unpredictable when it would hurt, and when it hurts I might have to be absent just like today...I'm sorry, but I'm fine except for m

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's Ariyasu Momoka to continue throat treatment until end of February

    February 8, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    It's been announced that Momoiro Clover Z's Ariyasu Momoka will be continuing treatment for her throat until the end of February. Back in January, Ariyasu announced that she would be refraining from using her voice (both singing and talking) in order to rest her vocal cords. To take thorough measures, her treatment period will be extended until late-February. While Ariyasu will make an appearance on February 11th's 'Nippon Housou Momoir

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  • Shibasaki Kou, Maki Yoko, and Terajima Shinobu appear at press conference for their upcoming movie

    February 6, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    On February 5, actresses Shibasaki Kou (31), Maki Yoko (30), and Terajima Shinobu (40) appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for the film “Suu-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san” (directed by Minorikawa Osamu, opens March 2.) The dramatic film focuses on the friendship and worries of three women who are different ages and come from different backgrounds.  When asked about her thoughts on fairytale “marriages,” Shibasaki revealed, “I do not believ

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  • Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro XII passes away

    February 4, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    On February 3rd at 9:59 pm, famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro XII passed away at the age of 66 due to complications with pneumonia at the Toranomon hospital in Tokyo. He was the twelfth one to inherit the illustrious name Ichikawa Danjuro. Back in 2004, Ichikawa was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, and he made a comeback after enduring a heroic treatment. However, he was hospitalized since in December of last year after he d

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  • First public comments since scandal, Shirahama Alan apologizes to fans

    February 4, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    On February 3rd, GENERATIONS held a release event for their second single "ANIMAL" which was released on January 30th, at Yokohama BLITZ. At the event, member Shirahama Alan made a comment for the first time after the report about him and AKB48's Minegishi Minami in a tabloid magazine. Shirahama apologized to the 1,500 fans who attended the event. He said, "I am so sorry for the trouble I've caused this time. I will try my best from now on thr

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  • Ishida Hélène gives birth to her first child

    February 4, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    On February 4th, NTV sent out a fax to media outlets stating that announcer Ishida Hélène had given birth to her first child. According to the announcement, Ishida gave birth to a healthy baby boy on February 1st at a hospital in Tokyo. Ishida commented, "After safely giving birth, I am filled with gratitude for this new life and everyone who has supported me." She also expressed, "Through this valuable experience, I hope to grow as a moth

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  • Minegishi Minami attends a handshake event & once again apologizes to fans

    February 3, 2013 @ 3:26 am

    On February 2nd, AKB48's Minegishi Minami attended a handshake event held at Makuhari Messe. This was her first appearance in front of fans after shaving her head on January 31st because of a tabloid magazine's report. According to fans who attended the event, Minegishi appeared on the platform during afternoon, and said, "I am extremely sorry for taking thoughtless action as an AKB48 member," then bowed for about 15 seconds. Regarding her sha

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  • Shirahama Alan's agency releases statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report

    January 31, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    On January 31, LDH the agency for GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE's Shirahama Alan, released a short statement regarding Shukan Bunshun's report about his relationship with AKB48's Minegishi Minami. According to their comment, "We leave his private life up to him. He told us that they were nothing more than just good friends." Shunkan Bunshun reported that Minegishi spent the night at Shirahama's place, on the latest issue published on the 31s

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