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  • Eita plays a 'father role' in new Toyota CM

    January 20, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    Actor Eita plays the role of a father in Toyota's new CM for 'Voxy' which will start its broadcast on January 21st. This is Eita's first time playing a "father role" in a CM. The CM, titled 'Love and Father', portrays the time Eita spent together with his girlfriend until the moment he becomes a father. In the last scene, he is seen holding hands with his son, where he realizes that he's become a father. During the CM shoot, Eita got along with t

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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui opens her official Twitter account

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui launched her official Twitter account. She has already over 50,000 followers, and among those she follows are fellow member Umeda Ayaka, SKE48's Matsui Rena, and Rakuten Golden Eagles' Tanaka Masahiro.  There are many Twitter accounts who claim to be Yokoyama, but her official account name is "@Yui_yoko1208". Her first tweet says "I'm Yokoyama Yui of AKB48! I started Twitter! Please treat me kindly!" In

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  • JUJU provides song for Shiseido's 'MAQuillAGE' CM starring Mizuhara Kiko

    January 19, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    JUJU's new song "Hot Stuff" will be used as the CM song for Shiseido's 'MAQuillAGE Essence Glamorous Rouge NEO'.  'MAQuillAGE Essence Glamorous Rouge NEO' is a new product that will be released on January 21st, and it's the evolved version of 'Essence Glamorous Rouge'. The new CM, which will start airing on the release date, will star Mizuhara Kiko.For the CM, JUJU created a dance number that's soulful and filled with elation. "Hot Stuff" will b

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  • THE BAWDIES' ROY and AMOYAMO's AMO get married

    January 18, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    BAWDIES member ROY (Vo, B) and AMOYAMO member AMO have registered their marriage.   ROY made this announcement via his official Twitter account. "She has always supported me positively, and by supporting each other, we will build a warm family. Also, as the vocalist of THE BAWDIES, I, ROY, will do my best to express my feelings straightforwardly, and to deliver the importance of freeing one's mind and the joy of feeling instead of thin

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  • FRIDAY reports on Narumi Riko's date with model Yamashita Shohei

    January 18, 2014 @ 9:09 pm

    The January 17th issue of weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' reports actress Narumi Riko's (21) went on a date with model Yamashita Shohei (23).   According to the magazine, the two entered Narumi's apartment, then had lunch with two friends at a curry restaurant near Omotesando the next day. Yamashita has been gaining attention after appearing in various fashion shows such as the 'Paris Men's Collection' last year. Regarding their relationship, Narumi's a

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  • Voice actor Kato Seizo passes away

    January 18, 2014 @ 2:08 am

    Voice actor Kato Seizo of Hoshi Ittetsu from "Star of the Giants" fame passed away on January 17 at 11:40 a.m. in Itabashi, Tokyo due to bladder cancer at the age of 86. Born in Tokyo, Kato was known for his roles in "Princess Knight" and "Kimba the White Lion" in the 1960s. He also voiced several villains in the Ultraman series. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.Source: Sponichi AnnexImage: YAHOO! JAPAN

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  • SKE48's Sato Seira & Mukaida Manatsu announce their graduation

    January 17, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    During the SKE48 team S' theater performance on January 17, it was announced that members Sato Seira and Mukaida Manatsu would be graduating from the group. Reportedly, Sato will leave in the end of February, while Mukaida's graduation will be in the end of March, but more detailed graduation dates for both girls will be announced later date.After the performance, Sato updated her Google+, and made a comment toward her fans, "I will continu

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  • HKT48 breaks Guinness World Records

    January 17, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    Idol group HKT48 was selected as the "5th Aomori Apple Queen", and 6 of the members including Sashihara Rino (21) and Ota Aika (19) attended the "Aomori Apple Fan Thanksgiving Festival" on January 16. The group, along with 303 of their fans, dressed up in apple cosplay and broke the Guinness World Records. The record "Largest gathering of people dressed as fruits in one place", previously set with 292 people in English last June, was broken

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  • Hospital protests against airing of Ashida Mana's new drama

    January 17, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto City has requested for Ashida Mana (9)'s new NTV drama "Ashita, Mama ga Inai", which began airing on January 15 (Wednesdays 10pm), to be removed from broadcast, accusing the drama of "portraying children and social workers in orphanages incorrectly, infringing upon human rights". The drama is centered upon a group of children who live in an orphanage and how they seek maternal love among the adults who look after them. 

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 01/08~01/14

    January 16, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 8th to January 14th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Zutto feat. HAN-KUN & TEE" - SPICY CHOCOLATE 02 - "let go again feat.VERBAL(m-flo)" - Flower 03 - "Merry-go-round" - 2PM 04 - "Yorokobi no Uta" - Yuzu 05 - "Fuyumonogatari" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 06

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