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  • Sakamoto Miu announces her marriage

    March 2, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

    Sakamoto Miu registered her marriage on March 1st.The singer made the announcement to her fans via Twitter. Her husband is a 32-year-old book director and editor. The two hit it off immediately after meeting in May of 2013.   Sakamoto also wrote about her cat Sabami, "I am happy that he and Sabami can become a family. I still can't believe it. I am full of gratitude to those who have supported me until now."Sakamoto was born to Ry

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  • Akanishi Jin Leaves Johnny's Entertainment

    March 2, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    Former KAT-TUN member and then solo artist Akanishi Jin has just announced on Twitter that he has left his agency Johnny's & Associates. He tweeted the following message in both Japanese and English:I, Jin Akanishi, have come to an agreement with Johnny's & Associates, Inc. not to continue our contract that expired on 02/28/2014. I have the utmost gratitude for everyone I have worked with and the experiences I've had. To my fans and every

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  • Minami Akina and Hamaguchi Masaru are dating

    February 28, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    On February 27th, Hamaguchi Masaru (42) of comedian duo Yoiko and talento Minami Akina (24) announced that they are in a relationship. Hamaguchi made a guest appearance on Fuji TV's 'Waratte Iitomo!'. At the beginning of the program, he declared, "I am dating her!" Then as his partner Arino Shinya (42) raised his left hand, he repeated "I am dating her" with a smile.  A picture of Hamaguchi and Minami was published in the tabloid magazine 'Josei

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  • Nonaka Misato announces her graduation from AKB48

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    AKB48 Team B's Nonaka Misato has announced her graduation from the group.This was announced on February 28th during NOTTV's 'AKB48 no Anta, Dare?'. Nonaka was assigned to transfer to Team K at the event 'AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri' held on the 24th at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. However, she announced on the 27th that she would be remaining in Team B.   Regarding her graduation, Nonaka said, "I was thinking about graduating from a little while ago

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  • AKB48 group's big team shuffle now finalized with some changes

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    On February 27, it was announced on AKB48's official blog that their recent "AKB48 Group Dai Sokaku Matsuri" (held on the 24th) has been finalized. As it was quite a big team shuffle, the management provided a window for the members to make their protest until the 26th at 6:00 pm, and it seems there have been some changes regarding 6 girls' new teams.The 6 girls include Jo Eriko, Iwata Karen, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nonaka Misato, Takashima Yurina, and T

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 02/19~02/25

    February 28, 2014 @ 2:08 am

    Recochoku has just updated its weekly charts for the week of February 19th to February 25th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Akatsuki" - Fukuyama Masaharu 02 - "HUMAN" - Fukuyama Masaharu 03 - "Bittersweet" - Arashi 04 - "Harukaze" - Rihwa 05 - "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI 06 - "Hot Stuff" - JUJU 07 - "Story Of My Life"

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  • NMB48's Shimada Rena announces her graduation from the group

    February 27, 2014 @ 3:37 pm

    NMB48's Shimada Rena has announced her graduation from the group.  This was announced by Shimada herself on February 27 during NMB48's concert 'Team M Osaka Tour 2014 ~Bench Atatametemashita~' at Sakai Shimin Kaikan in Osaka. Then on the group's official blog, she wrote, "There were times when I would tremble and hesitate, after having discussions with my family and thinking a lot about it, I decided to graduate from NMB48." Regarding the T

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  • Sexy Zone to appear on their first TV CM

    February 26, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    Popular group Sexy Zone will make their TV CM debut by appearing in the CM for the smartphone broadcasting station 'NOTTV'.The CM will promote the group's first regular program 'Sexy Zone CHANNEL'. It's first CM, titled 'Scroll-hen' will air starting March 1.  In the program, the boys will challenge themselves to unfamiliar things such as sports and comedy. The CM features a unique side to them with action scenes, as well as scenes of them

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/17 ~ 2/23

    February 26, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for February 17th to the 23rd. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "King of Otoko!" - Kanjani8 : 2/19 (352,888)2. "Bittersweet" - Arashi : 2/12 (42,896)3. "Aoi Ryu" - EXILE ATSUSHI : 2/19 (35,085)4. "Otona na no yo! / 1-Oku 3-Senma Sou Diet Oukoku - Berryz Kobo : 2/19 (30,229)5. "Break up" - U-KISS : 2/19 (22,478)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Sexy Second" -

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  • Hoshino Gen to provide J-WAVE's spring campaign song

    February 25, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    Hoshino Gen is currently working on a new song which will serve as J-WAVE's spring campaign song. Various artists have provided the theme song for J-WAVE's spring campaign until now. Last year's song was Spitz' "Sara Sara" produced by Kameda Seiji.  The theme of this year's campaign is "TOKYO GOOD VIBRATION". Along with music, J-WAVE aims to spread various cultural aspects to the city of Tokyo. The station will play Hoshino's song when

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