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  • Oomori Seiko to make her major debut from Avex

    March 16, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    It's been revealed that Oomori Seiko will be making her major debut from Avex.   Her debut was announced on March 14th during Oomori's one-man live at LIQUIDROOM ebisu. The screen in the venue played a video message by Nanba Shiho, Up Up Girls, and Aonami Jun congratulating Oomori on her major debut. More details will be revealed at a later date.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Fukuyama Masaharu opens a Twitter account

    March 16, 2014 @ 4:40 am

    Fukuyama Masaharu has opened up his own official Twitter account.Fukuyama's account name is "@45MASAHARU". He announced the launch of his account on March 15th during his late-night radio program 'Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special Tamashii no Radio'. In his first tweet, Fukuyama said, "Fukuyama started his official Twitter. Fukuyama." Since then, he has tweeted several pictures from the radio station. He and his staff wi

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  • Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei member Nishikawa Nanami to withdraw

    March 16, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46 Kenkyuusei Nishikawa Nanami will be parting ways with the group on March 22nd.   This was decided as Nishikawa requested the withdrawal. She will end her activities after Nogizaka46's special event for their 7th single "Barrette" on March 22nd.Nishikawa, who was a former AKB48 Kenkyuusei, passed Nogizaka46's 2nd generation audition held in early 2013. She made her stage debut during the group's '16nin no Princi

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  • Morning Musume '14 to recruit new members

    March 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    On March 15, it was announced that popular idol group Morning Musume '14 would hold "Morning Musume '14 Golden Audition!" to recruit new members.10~17 years old unmarried women of any nationality can apply for the audition. On the official site, the producer Tsunku♂ explains, "As our current members' skills are getting higher, the selection criteria is also getting higher, but I'm sure there are so many people with amazing talent

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  • Veteran actor Utsui Ken passes away at the age of 82

    March 14, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    On March 14 at 6:05 pm, popular veteran actor Utsui Ken passed away at the age of 82, due to chronic respiratory failure. To follow the deceased' wishes, Utsui's funeral will be held only for his family and relatives, but there is a plan for the farewell meeting at a later date.Utsui had appeared not only in movies, but also in many popular dramas, such as "Wataru Seken wa Onibakari", "Aibou", and "Gokusen", and had been active as an a

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  • Ikimonogakari's new song used in CM for 'Calpis Water'

    March 14, 2014 @ 2:16 am

    Ikimonogakari's new song "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" will be used in the CM for Calpis Water starting March 14th.The song was written just for the CM with the theme "the overflowing feelings for the person you love". It was written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki (G), and arranged by Honma Akimitsu. Ikimonogakari provided their song "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru~" for Calpis Water last year, making this their 2nd tie-up with the brand. Their n

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  • SKE48's Deguchi Aki announces her graduation

    March 14, 2014 @ 2:11 am

    It's been announced that SKE48 Team S member Deguchi Aki will be graduating from the group in April.   This announcement was made on March 13th during Team S' stage performance 'RESET' at SKE48 Theater. Deguchi's 26th birthday party was held during this show, but her sudden announcement surprised the fans. She explained, "It's a positive graduation. As a 1st generation member, I've learned a lot through my 6 years of activities. So I'm really sa

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/3 ~ 3/9

    March 13, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for March 3rd to the 9th. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Hikari no Signal" - Kis-My-Ft2 : 3/5 (202,877)2. "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all" - °C-ute : 3/5 (62,405)3. "Love Story" - EXILE TAKAHIRO : 3/5 (54,397)4. "Seventh Chord" - Maeda Atsuko : 3/5 (42,784)5. "FREAK SHOW" - DISH// : 3/5 (34,328)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "TR

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/5~3/11

    March 12, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 5th to March 11th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 02 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 03 - "Love Story" - EXILE TAKAHIRO 04 - "Story Of My Life" - One Direction 05 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Let It Go" - Idina Menzel 07 - "MAKE A MIRACLE" - E

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  • Utada Hikaru to end her radio program

    March 12, 2014 @ 5:29 am

    Utada Hikaru will be putting an end to her radio program 'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' after the upcoming March 18th broadcast.  This was announced via InterFM and Utada Hikaru's official websites. The message, "Thank you for listening during this past year," has been posted on both sites. 'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' is Utada's regular radio program that started in April of 2013. This was her first regular radio program s

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