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  • SuG's Takeru to temporary stop his activities due to the surgery to remove his tonsils

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    On February 4, rock band SuG announced on their official site that vocalist Takeru would go on hiatus for a while due to tonsil surgery. Takeru has been doing his musical activities while visiting a hospital regularly because of a continuous asthmatic response, sore throat, and high fever since last year. Recently, he was diagnosed with chronic tonsillitis, and in order for him to continue his activities, he needed to remove his tonsil

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  • Nominees for '7th CD Shop Awards' announced

    February 5, 2015 @ 3:02 am

    The 10 nominated works for the '7th CD Shop Awards' have been announced.From January 8-18, sales clerks of CD stores across Japan held a final selection of works to be nominated for the award. The announcement of the winner as well as the awards ceremony will be held in early March. There are also plans for a 'CD Shop Awards SPECIAL LIVE', but no details have been set at this time. The awards ceremony and the special live will be announced o

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  • A 12-year-old 3B junior member loses consciousness after inhaling helium at recording for a variety show

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    On February 4, TV Asahi revealed at a press conference that idol group 3B junior's 12-year-old member (her name has not been revealed, described as 'A' in the article) lost consciousness at the recording for BS Asahi's variety show, and she was rushed to the emergency room. According to the TV station, the accident happened on January 28 during the filming for "3B junior no Hoshikuzu Shouji", a variety show in which the members challen

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  • SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka announce their graduation

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:18 am

    SKE48 Kenkyuusei Ogino Risa and Sasaki Yuka have announced their graduation from the group.This was announced on February 4 during their live event 'Upcoming Stage ~Winter~' at SKE48 Theater. A comment by Ogino and Sasaki have also been posted onto the group's official website. Regarding the graduation, Ogino stated, "My graduation is a positive graduation to step toward my dream." She continued, "From before, I've said that I want to become

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  • Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seira to graduate from the group

    February 5, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    It's been reported that Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seika will graduate from the group after her individual handshake event on April 4 at Port Messe Nagoya.Hatanaka has been active in Nogizaka46 for over 3 years as its 1st generation member. On her official blog, she explained, "Instead of relying on a group called Nogizaka46, I wanted to become independent and arm myself with many weapons to become an adult." Her last live as Nogizaka46 will be '3rd B

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/26 ~ 2/1

    February 4, 2015 @ 2:16 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for January 26 to February 1. Take a look at the results below the cut![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Guilty Love" - 2PM : 1/28 (98,496)2. "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" - Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS : 1/28 (58,228)3. "Sing it Loud" - GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE : 1/28 (56,427)4. "I'll be there" - AAA : 1/28 (46,571)5. "fighting -φ- girls" - miwa : 1/28 (18,829)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album We

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  • AKB48's Morikawa Ayaka announces her graduation

    February 4, 2015 @ 2:15 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 Team A member Morikawa Ayaka will be graduating from the group. This announcement was made by Morikawa herself on February 3 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. After the show, she announced her graduation again via her Google+ account. "My feelings of wanting to take a step toward my future dream became stronger everyday. Right now, I'm aiming to become a model. I believe that there are a lot of thing

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  • Sandaime JSB achieve the first week sales of 500,000+ copies with their 5th album

    February 3, 2015 @ 2:52 am

    Seven-member dance and vocal unit Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE's 5th album "PLANET SEVEN" (released on January 28) sold 508,000 copies in the first week, and it topped Oricon's weekly album ranking.This is their third consecutive No.1 album. They became the first male artist to reach the first week sales of 500,000 copies for an album since it was last achieved by Arashi with "THE DIGITALIAN" (released in October 2014 with the first

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  • 2PM's latest single tops Oricon weekly chart

    February 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    6-member Korean group 2PM released their 9th single "Guilty Love" on January 28. The single sold 98,000 copies in the first week, which was good enough to top Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This marks the group's 2nd chart-topping single since they previously topped the chart with "Winter Games" 15 months ago. Additionally, the first week sales for "Guilty Love" exceeded the previous single "Midaretemina"'s first week sales of 95,000 cop

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  • SKE48 Team KII Leader Furukawa Airi announces her graduation

    February 2, 2015 @ 12:36 am

    On February 1, SKE48's Furukawa Airi announced her graduation from the group during Team KII's stage performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi.Furukawa joined SKE48 as its 2nd generation member and is now the leader of Team KII. A message from the idol has been posted onto the group's official website stating, "This graduation is for me to head towards my new dream, so I hope to spend my time with everyone to the end with smiles. It's not a sad gradu

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