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  • B'z new song 'NO EXCUSE' used in CM for 'Smirnoff'

    November 28, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    On November 28, the new CM for Kirin's 'Smirnoff', featuring B'z new song "NO EXCUSE", was unveiled. The CM stars actor Fuchikami Yasushi as a salaryman who opens a bottle of Smirnoff and begins "surfing" inside his home. B'z rhythmical number helps to create a relaxing atmosphere after returning from a long day of work. Details on the release of "NO EXCUSE" will be revealed in the coming days. Source: natalie

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  • Matsu Takako is pregnant with her 1st child

    November 28, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Actress Matsu Takako has announced that she and husband Sahashi Yoshiyuki are expecting their first child. Matsu uploaded a handwritten message onto her official website. She reported, "At this time, I have been blessed with a new life. We, as a couple, are filled with deep joy right now. I am expected to give birth next spring." Regarding her work before taking maternity leave, she stated, "I plan on doing the best I can, so pleas

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  • Actor Oda Yuji's first child is born

    November 27, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    It's been reported that actor Oda Yuji (46) has welcomed the birth of his first child.According to his agency, Oda's first child, a baby boy, was born at the end of last month. Both mother and baby are in healthy condition. Oda married a non-celebrity woman on August 16, 2010. He revealed in September of this year that his wife was 8-months pregnant. Congratulations to the family!Source: Oricon

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  • Kitagawa Keiko and DAIGO reported to be dating

    November 27, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    It's been reported that actress Kitagawa Keiko (28) and singer DAIGO (36) are in a serious relationship. According to sources, the two have been dating since spring. The two met when DAIGO guest starred in the 1st episode of TBS' drama 'LADY ~Saigo no Hanzai Profile~' in 2011. While they kept in contact as friends, they had not seen each other in awhile until this January when the two co-starred in a variety TV program.Since then, the two have go

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/17 ~ 11/23

    November 27, 2014 @ 2:08 am

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for November 17 to 23. Check out the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kimi ni HITOMEBORE" - Sexy Zone : 11/19 (336,101)2. "Ashioto ~Be Strong" - Mr.Children : 11/19 (114,667)3. "THE REVOLUTION" - EXILE TRIBE : 8/20 (82,200)4. "I miss you / THE FUTURE" - °C-ute : 11/19 (60,120)5. "Danger -Japanese Ver.-" - Boudan Shounen Dan : 11/19 (49,124)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1

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  • Ichihara Hayato & Mukouyama Shiho welcome their 1st child

    November 26, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    On November 26, it was revealed that actor Ichihara Hayato (27) and his wife, model Mukouyama Shiho (29) welcomed their 1st child into the world. The agencies of both sides confirmed the reports.According to sources, Mukouyama gave birth to a healthy baby girl. They have already been released from the hospital, and the model plans to raise their child while continuing to work. Ichihara and Mukouyama met through a mutual acquaintance in summer of

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/12~11/18

    November 25, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 12th to November 18th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "BRIGHTER DAY" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Happiness" - Che'Nelle 03 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Silly" - Ieiri Leo 05 - "Twilight" - Kobukuro 06 - "Suki" - Nishino Kana 07 - "C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~"

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  • Singer hitomi gives birth to her 2nd child

    November 23, 2014 @ 4:21 am

    On November 23, singer hitomi announced through her official blog that she has given birth to her 2nd child.According to the announcement, hitomi gave birth to a 3,062 gram (6lb 12oz) baby boy on November 22. She expressed, "The delivery was more than I expected, but I'm grateful that he was born safely. I'm also relieved." She also revealed her ambitions for the future, "With plenty of love, I want to do my best with childcare. Also as hitomi, I

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  • Yu Darvish denies reports of remarriage

    November 21, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    A few days ago, major league baseball player Yu Darvish revealed that he's in a relationship with former world wrestling champion Yamamoto Seiko. While he only stated that they're dating, tabloid press Josei Seven reported that Darvish had made an announcement to his close friends that he would be getting remarried.  On November 21, Darvish responded to the reports via Twitter. "The Josei Seven article, there were no intervie

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  • Oricon reveals annual 'ideal faces chosen by men' ranking

    November 21, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    Last week, Oricon revealed its annual "ideal faces chosen by women" ranking, and now, the "ideal faces chosen by men" ranking has been revealed. For 5 straight years, actor/singer Fukuyama Masaharu held the the number 1 spot, but this year, that spot went to actor Mukai Osamu. Mukai was scouted while working as a bartender and made his acting debut in 2006. While he's starred in many dramas, movies, and stage plays, it wasn't until his role in NH

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