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  • Sakai Ayana gives birth to her first child

    September 2, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    It's been reported that L'Arc~en~Ciel member tetsuya's wife, actress Sakai Ayana, has given birth to their first child. This was announced on September 1 through Sakai's blog as well as a fax from her agency to media outlets.  According to sources, Sakai gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She expressed, "I've always wanted to meet him! Everyday is going to be hectic filled with things that I'm not used to. I have a lot of flaws, but I hope to bec

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/20~8/26

    August 30, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 20th to August 26th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Fight" - 2PM 02 - "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Last Scene" - JUJU 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 07 - "Precious Love"

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  • Oral care products produced by GReeeeN to be sold in stores

    August 30, 2014 @ 1:27 am

    It's been revealed that oral care products produced by GReeeeN will be sold in stores nationwide starting September 1.  As you may know, all members of GReeeeN are dentists. When they're not in their office or carrying out their activities as GReeeeN, they are researching ways to improve dental technology. The products that they produced are toothbrush, antibacterial interdental brush, Y-shaped mint-flavored dental floss, and portable mouth

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/18 ~ 8/24

    August 27, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for August 18 to 24. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE : 8/20 (321,879)2. "Rola no Kizudarake" - Golden Bomber : 8/20 (42,845)3. "GET AWAY / THE JOLLY ROGER" - VAMPS : 8/20 (35,777)4. "Dakinatsu" - Tackey & Tsubasa : 8/20 (29,246)5. "Aa, Susukino / Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu" - S/mileage : 8/20 (28,051)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Rankin

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  • SKE48's Kato Rumi wins Tsuri Love's idol fishing tournament

    August 27, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    On August 26, SKE48's Kato Rumi (19) participated in and won the Idol Fishing Tournament hosted by the radio program "Tsuri Love".7 idols - the five members of popular idol group TSURI X BIT, LoVendoЯ's Okada Marina (21), and Kato – participated in the fishing tournament. Within 2 hours, utilizing 14 whittlings she caught 1 jack mackerel.    Kato, who has been an avid angler since she was 3, stated, "The bait was very big, whic

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  • Ayase Haruka takes over the Glico signboard in Osaka for a limited time

    August 26, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    The 'Glico signboard', located in Dotonbori, Osaka, is currently undergoing a renewal. A special signboard recently went up featuring actress Ayase Haruka raising her arms as she finishes a race instead of the iconic Glico running man.Since the signboard was first installed in 1935, it has featured a runner finishing a race. The current one represents the 5th generation signboard and it has been used for 16 years. It was taken down on August

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  • Ichihara Hayato & Mukouyama Shiho are expecting their first child

    August 26, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    It's been reported that actor Ichihara Hayato (27) and model Mukouyama Shiho (28) are expecting their first child. According to sources, Mukouyama is currently 6 months pregnant and is expected to give birth before the year's end.Rumors of the couple's romantic relationship surfaced just this year. In response, Ichihara wrote on his blog, "I'm sure some people have heard about this through the media, but I am in a relationship with a certain woma

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  • SKE48's Kato Tomoko and Kinoshita Yukiko to graduate from the group

    August 26, 2014 @ 12:25 am

    It's been announced that SKE48 Team KII's Kato Tomoko and Kinoshita Yukiko will be graduating from the group.This announcement was made on August 25 during Team KII's stage performance 'Ramune no Nomikata' at SKE48 Theater. Kato explained, "I will belong to an agency in Tokyo. It's a versatile agency that has a lot of people working in variety. I felt strongly about moving to Tokyo and doing what I want to do. I worried thinking about many things

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  • EXILE TRIBE's latest single sells over 320,000 copies in the first week

    August 25, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    EXILE TRIBE's newest song "THE REVOLUTION" (went on sale on August 20) sold 322,000 copies during the first week of its release, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking. It exceeded the first week sales of their previous single "BURNING UP" (released in July 2013) which sold 288,000 copies, and this is their 2nd consecutive chart-topping single. TAKAHIRO, NESMITH, SHOKICHI from EXILE, Imaichi Ryuji and Tosaka Hiroomi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 8/13~8/19

    August 23, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of August 13th to August 19th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 05 - "Himawari no Yakusoku" - Hata Motohiro

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