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  • Johnny's WEST's 1st anniversary album tops Oricon weekly ranking

    April 28, 2015 @ 3:15 am

    Seven-member group Johnny's WEST released their first anniversary album "Paripipo" on April 22, and during the first week of its release, it's sold 81,000 copies, topping Oricon weekly album ranking!This is the group's second consecutive 'No.1' album since their first one "go WEST Yo-i Don!" (released in August 2014). As reported previously, this album contains all new songs. With this album, they will kick off their first concert tour "Johnny's

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  • HKT48 mark their 5th consecutive No.1 single

    April 28, 2015 @ 3:12 am

    Idol group HKT48's fifth single "12 Byou", which was released on April 22, topped Oricon's latest weekly ranking. The first week sales for this single was 277,916 copies, which marked the group's highest sales for the release week. HKT48 have been the record holder for the number of consecutive chart-topping singles since debut (for female artist), but their fifth one topped the chart again, renewing their own record to 5 consecutive single

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  • Odagiri Joe and Kashii Yuu's 2nd son passes away

    April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 am

    On April 24th, it was announced that the second son of actor Odagiri Joe (39) and actress Kashii Yuu (28) had passed away at one year and 9 days old, due to strangulation ileus. The announcement was made to the media in the couple's joint names via FAX. According to their agency, their second son received emergency surgery on the 14th after being diagnosed with strangulation ileus. Though he was undergoing medical treatment therea

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  • Kimaguren to disband during 10th anniversary year

    April 24, 2015 @ 3:34 am

    Kimaguren will disband after their live concert 'Kimaguren FINAL CONCERT 2015 ~LAST SUMMER DAYS~' on July 18 and 19. On their disbandment, Kimaguren explained, "This year marks 10 years since we formed. Using this opportunity, we want to each work towards our next STEP and pursue our possibilities." ISEKI (Vo, G) will continue with his music activities, while KUREI (Vo) will challenge new things in addition to music. 

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  • Shirota Yu & Nishiuchi Mariya reported to be in a relationship

    April 24, 2015 @ 2:26 am

    On April 24, weekly tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' reported that actor Shirota Yu (29) and model/singer/actress Nishiuchi Mariya (21) are in a romantic relationship.In response to this report, both agencies claimed that they are just friends. Shirota's agency explained, "We've heard from him that she is one of his good friends." Similarly, Nishiuchi's agency stated, "We've heard from her that he is one of her close friends."  Shirota a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 4/15~4/21

    April 23, 2015 @ 6:08 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 15th to April 21st. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "starting over" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "Moshimo Unmei no Hito ga Iru no Nara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Ai Uta ~since 2007~" - whiteeeen 05 - "Oh! Rival" - Po

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  • Sasaki Nozomi reported to be in a relationship with comedian Watabe Ken

    April 23, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

    On April 23, tabloid magazine 'Josei Seven' reported that model/actress Sasaki Nozomi (27) is in a relationship with comedian Watabe Ken (42) of Unjash. The magazine published a photo of Watabe entering Sasaki's apartment on April 15 after dinner with the staff of Fuji TV's 'Suiyou Kayosai'. The following day, Watabe was seen leaving the apartment. Then on the 17th, Sasaki picked up Watabe at his workplace and the couple headed out for a drive da

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  • Perfume asking for messages from their fans

    April 22, 2015 @ 3:39 am

    Do you want to send a message to Perfume? Well, now you can!A special contents page called 'Perfume Anniversary Tree' has been launched on the group's anniversary website 'Perfume Anniversary Website', where fans can submit messages to the members.The illustration design on 'Perfume Anniversary Tree' features the members surrounded by nature. Fans can submit any type of message to help celebrate the group's anniversary year. When you submit a mes

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  • Sandaime JSB's 16th single sells over 430,000 copies in the first week

    April 22, 2015 @ 3:37 am

    Seven-member dance & vocal unit Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE's 16th single "starting over" (released on April 15) sold 439,000 copies during the first week, and it topped Oricon weekly single ranking.This is their third chart-topping single and is the theme song for their upcoming first solo dome tour "BLUE PLANET", which will kick off on May 27 at Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome. Up until now, the group's highest first week sales was 190,000

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/13 ~ 4/19

    April 22, 2015 @ 3:10 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly charts for April 13 to 19 below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "starting over" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE : 4/15 (439,067)2. "Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara" - Morning Musume. '15 : 4/15 (101,275)3. "Shine" - Miyano Mamoru : 4/15 (28,814)4. "BILLION DREAMS" - Da-iCE : 4/15 (26,087)5. "Oh! Ribaru" - Porno Graffitti : 4/15 (24,882)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album We

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