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  • Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui to go on hiatus due to poor health

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    On Keyakizaka46's official website, it was announced that member Imaizumi Yui would be halting her activities. Last weekend, Imaizumi took a break from work due to her poor health. After seeing a doctor, it was determined that she needs treatment and rest for a fixed period. It is uncertain when she will resume her activities, but will be announced when decided on the group's official website. Get well soon!Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48's Kizaki Yuria announces graduation

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:35 am

    AKB48's Kizaki Yuria has announced her graduation from the group.Kizaki appeared on the April 12th broadcast of 'AKB48 no All-Night Nippon' alongside Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna where she made her graduation announcement. After the program, she tweeted, "I'm very happy that I was able to make the announcement with the support of Yuihan, An-chan, and everyone that is important to me. My graduation date has not been decided yet, so I think I

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  • Muto Tomu drops her candidacy for upcoming general election

    April 13, 2017 @ 9:34 am

    On April 12, AKB48 member Muto Tomu (22) announced that she has decided to drop her candidacy for this year's general election. According to the announcement made on her Twitter, she wrote, "I previously announced my candidacy for AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu General Election, but I decided to drop it. I have thought a lot. I once made up my mind to stand for it, so I feel sorry. I would like to make this year as the year to brush up my skill. I w

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  • Ikuta Toma & Nikaido Fumi play 'Mario' & 'Peach' in new Suntory CM

    April 12, 2017 @ 10:06 am

    Ikuta Toma, Nikaido Fumi, Ikematsu Sosuke, and Terada Kokoro star in the new CM for Suntory's 'DEKAVITA C'. In the new CM, titled "Mario Sports", the actors appear as characters from popular game 'Super Mario Bros'. Ikuta is 'Mario', Ikematsu is 'Luigi', Nikaido is 'Princess Peach', and Terada is 'Toad'. As the young girl in the CM plays the game, we can see the characters amuse themselves with various sports including golf, tennis, and socc

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 04/03 ~ 04/09

    April 12, 2017 @ 10:05 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for April 3 to 9. Check it out below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Fukyou Waon" - Keyakizaka46 : 04/05 (632,667)2. "HAPPY PARTY TRAIN" - Aqours : 04/05 (54,517)3. "Deai Aishite" - MYNAME : 04/05 (28,422)4. "Hug tte Iijan" - HKT48 : 02/15 (19,329)5. "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 : 03/22 (18,190)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "LOVE, PEACE & FIRE" - Superfly : 04/04 (46,

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  • Figure skater Asada Mao announces retirement

    April 11, 2017 @ 9:03 am

    Three-time world figure skating champion Asada Mao (26) announced on April 10 that she is retiring. Asada, who is known for her triple axels, started skating when she was just 5 years old. After coming in 6th place at the Sochi Winter Games in 2014, she took a year off then resumed her skating career. However, she struggled with her left knee injury, placing 12th at the Japanese Championships last December. In her blog, she wrote,

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  • Sasaki Nozomi & Watabe Ken to marry

    April 11, 2017 @ 8:58 am

    On April 9, comedian Watabe Ken announced on NTV's variety program 'Gyoretsu no Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo' that he and actress Sasaki Nozomi are engaged. Sasaki also confirmed this by participating in the program via a telephone call. Later that day, Sasaki uploaded a photo of herself and her fiancé onto Instagram. She reported, "I will be marrying Watabe Ken-san. When I'm with him, I am able to laugh from the bottom of my heart, and I am

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  • Tanabe Miku to graduate from AKB48

    April 10, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

    AKB48 member Tanabe Miku has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on April 8 during the 3rd generation's 10th anniversary show at AKB48 Theater. She commented, "Since about a year ago, I've been doing my best to make this announcement on the day of this 10th anniversary while being surrounded by my beloved members. Among the other members of this magnificent generation, I didn't stand out very much during these 10 ye

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 03/27 ~ 04/02

    April 5, 2017 @ 9:19 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly ranking for March 27 to April 2 below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "ROCK THA TOWN" - Sexy Zone : 03/29 (119,587)2. "To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises" - C-ute : 03/29 (66,470)3. "Yume Hitotsu" - Token Danshi team Shinsen Gumi with Hachisuka Kotetsu : 03/29 (50,687)4. "Influencer" - Nogizaka46 : 03/22 (48,715)5. "Bye Bye" - Apink : 03/29 (23,220)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album W

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  • HKT48's Okamoto Naoko to graduate

    April 4, 2017 @ 8:54 am

    HKT48 Team H member Okamoto Naoko will graduate from the group.This announcement was made on April 2 during Team H's performance at HKT48 Theater. Afterwards, Okamoto updated her Google+ account explaining her reason for graduating, "I decided to take a step outside of HKT48 and pursue the path of acting." She then called out to her fellow members and fans, "I don't have any regrets as an idol. I was able to make it this far because of

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