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  • Kago Ai is getting ready to return to the entertainment industry

    August 23, 2013 @ 4:16 am

    On August 23, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai revealed through her official website that she has started voice training and is getting ready to return to the entertainment industry. Kago wrote, "My natural voice is a little husky. The voice wears with age." She continued, "I had voice training yesterday♪ in a way I've never done before... I wanted to change the quality of my vocals."  Kago recently announced that she would be res

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION to provide image song for 'Lost Planet 3'

    August 23, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    MAN WITH A MISSION will be providing the image song for Capcom's new game 'Lost Planet 3' which will be released on August 29th. Their song "Wake Myself Again" will be used in its TV and WEB CMs in the coming days.  'Lost Planet 3' is the third installment of the popular 'Lost Planet' series. It will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. Only the Windows PC version will be released a little later, on September 26th. You can ch

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  • Nakata Yasutaka in charge of song for 'PEACH JOHN' CM

    August 22, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    It's been revealed that Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) is in charge of the song that is used in the CM for lingerie brand 'PEACH JOHN'.The CM stars AKB48's Kojima Haruna who takes a trip into a world of dreams in her lavender lingerie. Just for this CM, Nakata came up with a magnificent piece. The release date of the CM song has not been confirmed at this time, so stay tuned! Source: natalie

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  • Sasaki Nozomi attends press release event for 'instax mini'

    August 22, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    On August 22, talento Sasaki Nozomi attended a press release event for FUJIFILM's instant camera 'instax mini'. Sasaki shared that she spent a productive summer vacation with nothing left undone, "I went to Disney among other places. I thought that I wouldn't be able to go anywhere if I let crowds of people bother me, so this year I was able to go confidently." When asked about her favorite summer memory, Sasaki smiled and said, "It ha

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  • Enka singer Fuji Keiko passes away of apparent suicide

    August 22, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    On August 22 around 7:00 am, enka singer Fuji Keiko (real name: Abe Junko / 62) was found on the ground facing upward in front of an apartment in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. According to the Shinjuku police, passersby saw a woman falling from the apartment and reported it to 110. Fuji was found bleeding and in cardiopulmonary arrest. She was transported to the hospital, where she soon passed away. The identity of the body was confirmed by her ex-h

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  • AKB48' latest single sells over a million copies on the first day

    August 22, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    AKB48's 32nd single "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" (released on August 21st), for which HKT48 member Sashihara Rino serves as the center position for the first time, sold 1,096,000 copies on the release day, and topped Oricon's daily single ranking.  This is the group's 2 consecutive singles (5th single in total) to sell over a million copies on the first day, as their previous single "Sayonara Crawl" (released in May 2013) sold 1,451,000 copies

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 08/14~08/20

    August 21, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 14th to 20th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" - AKB48 02 - "Kimi to no Kiseki" - Kis-My-Ft2 03 - "SCREAM" - Tohoshinki 04 - "Peace to Hi-lite" - Southern All Stars 05 - "Amachan Opening Theme (Long Version)" - Otomo Yoshihide 06 - "S

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  • Ayaka to sing campaign song for 'Kit Kat'

    August 21, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    Nestle's 'Kit Kat' will be starting a campaign to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Japan. Singer-songwriter Ayaka has been chosen as the campaign artist and wrote the song "Arigatou no Wa". "Arigatou no Wa" is Ayaka's first new song in about 6 months. It expresses one's feeling of gratitude toward people that are close to them. This is Ayaka's first time writing a song with just "Arigatou" as its theme. As such, she asked fans through Twitter, "

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/12 ~ 8/18

    August 21, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly chart for August 12th to the 18th. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kimi to no Kiseki" - Kis-My-Ft2: 8/14 (261,159)2. "SURVIVORS feat. DJ MAKIDAI from EXILE/Pride" - The SECOND from EXILE : 8/14 (82,993)3. "Fight For Liberty / Wizard CLUB" - UVERworld : 8/14 (62,149)4. "Peace to Highlight" - Southern All Stars : 8/7 (57,056)5. "Kagen no Tsuki" - SCANDAL : 8/14 (28,344)(Check out the full ranking here.

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  • Former AKB48 member Komori Mika posts final blog post for her retirement from the entertainment industry

    August 21, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    On August 20, former AKB48 member Komori Mika, whose contract ended with her agency on the same day, posted her final blog post. Previously, she revealed that she would retire from the entertainment industry.Entitled "Thank You [All The Way] To The End," Komori thanked fans in her blog with, "This is truly my final blog post! I am truly thankful to everyone who has followed the Komori blog to the very end!" She also reminisced on her interac

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