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  • Sakanaction's Kusakari Ami announces her pregnancy

    January 3, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Kusakari Ami (B) of Sakanaction has announced her pregnancy. She will refrain from band activities until this fall. This announcement was made on January 3 during their live UStream program "Sakanaction NHK Special 'NEXT WORLD Watashitachi no Mirai' Housou Chokuzen USTREAM". Yamaguchi Ichiro (Vo, G) made an appearance on the program and announced, "Sakanaction bassist Kusakari Ami is pregnant." He continued to explain, "Although she's entered her

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  • Model Michibata Jessica gets married to F1 driver Jenson Button

    January 3, 2015 @ 2:07 am

    Model Michibata Jessica (30) has announced her marriage to F1 driver Jenson Button (34). On January 1, Jessica wrote on her official Twitter, "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!" She then announced her marriage through her official Facebook account, "I would like to announce that I got married to F1 driver Jenson Button, whom I have been dating for some time now, on December 29, 2014." Button's racing team McLaren announced

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  • Sometani Shota & Kikuchi Rinko announce their marriage

    January 1, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    On January 1, actor Sometani Shota (22) announced his marriage with actress Kikuchi Rinko (33). Their relationship was first reported last November when the couple was spotted kissing on the streets. Late New Year's Eve, Sometani announced through his official website, "It's a sudden announcement, but at this time, I would like to announce that I, Sometani Shota, have registered my marriage with Kikuchi Rinko-san."He continued, "From now on,

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  • ART-SCHOOL to halt their band activities

    December 31, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

    ART-SCHOOL have announced that they will put their band activities to a halt.Upon discussion with the members, the band decided to halt their band activities as they felt it was necessary to create a new environment in order to produce music in the future. They plan on resuming their activities once they have arranged an environment in which they can engage in band activities with fresh feelings. Regarding the band's future, Kinoshita Riki (Vo, G

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  • Nishiuchi Mariya receives the 'Best New Artist' award

    December 31, 2014 @ 3:28 am

    An award ceremony for the annual music awards show "The 56th Japan Record Awards" was held at the New National Theatre, Tokyo on December 30, and Nishiuchi Mariya (21) received the "Best New Artist" award. (You can check the other winner of the New Artist award on our previous post below!) At the moment Nakama Yukie, who served as the host, called her name, Nishiuchi joined her hands with a surprised look. She then expressed her joy sa

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  • Sandaime JSB wins the 'Japan Record Award' for the first time

    December 31, 2014 @ 3:24 am

    On December 30, the annual music awards show "the 56th Japan Record Awards" was held at the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE's "R.Y.U.S.E.I." won the grand prize "Japan Record Award," which was a first for the group. The leader NAOTO commented, "I'm just happy. I feel honored to receive this award among many wonderful artists. It's the award that is given thanks to everyone."Producer HIRO also showe

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  • Mukai Osamu & Kuninaka Ryoko register their marriage

    December 30, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    Actor Mukai Osamu (32) and actress Kuninaka Ryoko (35) submitted their marriage registration on December 28 according to announcements through their respective agencies. Mukai reported, "I would like to announce that we have registered our marriage. Now that I have gained a companion, I plan on devoting myself to my acting career even more, so please continue to support me." Meanwhile, Kuninaka said, "I plan to continue working in the same manner

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  • Kis-My-Ft2's 12th single sells over 430,000 copies in the first week

    December 29, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    Kis-My-Ft2's 12th single "Thank you jan!" which was released on December 24, sold 436,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking.They are the second male artist in 2014 to reach the 400,000 sales mark in the first week as Arashi accomplished this earlier in the year. "Thank you jan!" is the group's 12th consecutive chart-topping single and its first week sales was their best since their debut in August 2011. Also, this

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  • Ikimonogakari tops Oricon album ranking for the 7th consecutive time

    December 29, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    Ikimonogakari released their 7th original album 'FUN! FUN! FANFARE!' on Christmas Eve and it topped Oricon's latest album weekly ranking with first week sales of 101,000 copies. This marked their 7th consecutive chart-topping album since 'My song Your song' which was released in December 2008. With this album, they have become the first male and female mixed group to top Oricon's album ranking chart for 7th consecutive times since the ranki

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  • Morning Musume '14's Suzuki Kanon & Sato Masaki suffer injuries during practice

    December 29, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    On December 29, it was announced on Morning Musume '14 official blog that member Suzuki Kanon (16) sprained her left ankle during practice, and she was diagnosed with ligament rupture which will take 6 weeks to heal. Fellow member Sato Masaki (15) also felt pain in her right knee, and was diagnosed with a mild sprain.Because of that, Suzuki will not be able to participate in "Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELL

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