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  • Nishiuchi Mariya receives the 'Best New Artist' award

    December 31, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    An award ceremony for the annual music awards show "The 56th Japan Record Awards" was held at the New National Theatre, Tokyo on December 30, and Nishiuchi Mariya (21) received the "Best New Artist" award. (You can check the other winner of the New Artist award on our previous post below!) At the moment Nakama Yukie, who served as the host, called her name, Nishiuchi joined her hands with a surprised look. She then expressed her joy sa

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  • Sandaime JSB wins the 'Japan Record Award' for the first time

    December 31, 2014 @ 3:24 am

    On December 30, the annual music awards show "the 56th Japan Record Awards" was held at the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE's "R.Y.U.S.E.I." won the grand prize "Japan Record Award," which was a first for the group. The leader NAOTO commented, "I'm just happy. I feel honored to receive this award among many wonderful artists. It's the award that is given thanks to everyone."Producer HIRO also showe

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko register their marriage

    December 30, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu (32) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) submitted their marriage registration on December 28 according to announcements through their respective agencies. Mukai reported, "I would like to announce that we have registered our marriage. Now that I have gained a companion, I plan on devoting myself to my acting career even more, so please continue to support me." Meanwhile, Kuninaka said, "I plan to continue working in the same manner

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 12th single sells over 430,000 copies in the first week

    December 29, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    Kis-My-Ft2's 12th single "Thank you jan!" which was released on December 24, sold 436,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking.They are the second male artist in 2014 to reach the 400,000 sales mark in the first week as Arashi accomplished this earlier in the year. "Thank you jan!" is the group's 12th consecutive chart-topping single and its first week sales was their best since their debut in August 2011. Also, this

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  • Ikimonogakari tops Oricon album ranking for the 7th consecutive time

    December 29, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    Ikimonogakari released their 7th original album 'FUN! FUN! FANFARE!' on Christmas Eve and it topped Oricon's latest album weekly ranking with first week sales of 101,000 copies. This marked their 7th consecutive chart-topping album since 'My song Your song' which was released in December 2008. With this album, they have become the first male and female mixed group to top Oricon's album ranking chart for 7th consecutive times since the ranki

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  • Morning Musume '14's Suzuki Kanon & Sato Masaki suffer injuries during practice

    December 29, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    On December 29, it was announced on Morning Musume '14 official blog that member Suzuki Kanon (16) sprained her left ankle during practice, and she was diagnosed with ligament rupture which will take 6 weeks to heal. Fellow member Sato Masaki (15) also felt pain in her right knee, and was diagnosed with a mild sprain.Because of that, Suzuki will not be able to participate in "Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELL

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  • Nagano Serina to graduate from Idoling!!! in March

    December 28, 2014 @ 7:50 pm

    Idoling!!! number 13 Nagano Serina will graduate from the group after their live concert 'Idoling!!! 13-gou Nagano Serina Sotsugyou Live Puni Puni・Mata ne・Daisuki' which will be held on March 28 at Shibuya Kokaido. Nagano announced her graduation on December 28 at a release event for their single "Yuki Usagi" at Odaiba Diver City Tokyo Plaza. She revealed that she will aim to become a full-fledged voice actress. Nagano joined Idoling!!! as a 2nd

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  • Anne and Higashide Masahiro to get married on New Year's Day

    December 27, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    It's been reported that actress Anne (28) and actor Higashide Masahiro (26) are getting ready to tie the knot on New Year's Day.The two played the role of husband and wife in NHK's drama series 'Gochisousan' which ended its broadcast this past March. They immediately kicked it off on set as they had similar interests. Their relationship was first reported in January, and sources say that they've been living together since summer.  Both agen

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  • Goriki Ayame dances to E-girls in new CM for 'Yamazaki Lunch Pack'

    December 26, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    E-girls' latest number "Jiyuu no Megami ~Yuvuraia~" will be used in the new CM for Yamazaki's 'Lunch Pack' starting January 1. "Jiyuu no Megami ~Yuvuraia~" was written especially for this CM and will be included in E-girls' new album "E.G. TIME" which will be released on New Year's Day. In the new CM, the image character Goriki Ayame dances energetically with 15 kids dancers.Source: natalie

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  • Ueto Aya completes her 24-hour radio personality duties on the '40th Annual Radio Charity Musicthon'

    December 26, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    At noon on December 25, actress Ueto Aya (29) completed her duties as the 24-hour radio personality for the live broadcast of Nippon Broadcasting's "40th Annual Radio Charity Musicthon."   In the middle of the broadcast, her voice started to sound fatigued. At the end of the broadcast, tears welled in her eyes as she read messages from listeners and listened to a performance by the University of Tsukuba's Special Needs Education School for the V

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