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  • Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon to graduate from the group & Hello! Project

    February 7, 2016 @ 7:52 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume. '16 member Suzuki Kanon will graduate from the group and Hello! Project after the spring concert tour. Since joining the group in 2001 as a 9th generation member, Suzuki has been loved by the fans with her nickname "Zukki." She served as one of the centers for the group's last single "Oh my wish!", and her diet success of over 10 kilograms also caught people's attention.On Hello! Project's official site, Suzuki re

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  • Kitagawa Yujin and Takashima Aya are expecting their 2nd child

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:05 am

    Yuzu leader Kitagawa Yujin's wife, freelance announcer Takashima Aya, is pregnant with their second child. On Yuzu's official website, Kitagawa wrote, "We will be gaining a new family member." He added, "As before, I hope to tackle my musical activities with all my might and continue to make good music as we anticipate our 20th anniversary." Kitagawa and Takashima registered their marriage in October of 2011 and welcomed their firs

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  • Yamashita Yukari announces graduation from SKE48

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    SKE48 Team KII member Yamashita Yukari has announced that she will be graduating from the group.  This was announced on February 4 during Team KII's performance at SKE48 Theater. Following the concert, Yamashita uploaded a message on the group's official website, stating, "I had been thinking about it since 2 years ago, and last year, I talked about it with many different people. I wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible, so that we

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  • NMB48's Kurokawa Hazuki to temporarily suspend her activities

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    NMB48 Team BII member Kurokawa Hazuki has announced that she will temporarily suspend her activities. Kurosawa released a statement on NMB48's official blog, explaining, "The reason is to prioritize my studies. I was actually thinking about graduating, but I don't want to quit right now. I also thought that I would regret it if I graduate right now. This is why I am temporarily suspending my activities." She continued, "After I take a look at mys

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  • X JAPAN guitarist PATA diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been reported that X JAPAN guitarist PATA has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis, making it difficult for him to be musically active. As such, the band have announced that they will temporarily halt their activities. On January 15, PATA was suddenly hospitalized and admitted into the intensive care unit. He is currently receiving IV drip and is in a state of reduced activity.  Due to this urgent situation, X JAPAN's conce

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  • SKE48 member Umemoto Madoka announces graduation

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    SKE48 Team E member Umemoto Madoka has announced her graduation from the group.Umemoto made the big announcement on February 3 during the group's performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. The group's official website was updated later with an official comment from the idol. Through her activities in SKE48, Umemoto grew interested in working with motor sports and F1. She decided on her graduation because she wanted to take a step forward to

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami shows off her toned figure in CM for a private gym

    February 2, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    AKB48 member Minegishi Minami stars in the second CM for private gym 'RIZAP'. For the first CM, Minegishi succeeded in shaping up her body in just 2 months. In the second CM, available in 2 versions "Minegishi Minami: RIZAP's Meal" and "Minegishi Minami: RIZAP's Body", the idol's body has been sculpted even more. She narrates her transformation while showing off her toned figure in a black bikini. Source & Image: Oricon

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  • AKB48's Iwasa Misaki announces graduation

    January 30, 2016 @ 8:49 pm

    AKB48 Team B member Iwasa Misaki has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on January 30th during her solo live at Asakusa Kokaido. On her reason for graduating, she explained, "My feelings of focusing on enka became stronger." She continued, "I think that quitting AKB48 is the starting line. Please continue to support me."The graduation date has not been determined at this time. More details will be reveale

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  • Juice = Juice's Kanazawa Tomoko diagnosed with endometriosis

    January 27, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    On January 25, idol group Juice = Juice member Kanazawa Tomoko announced that she was diagnosed with endometriosis. According to the announcement released on Hello! Project's official site, Kanazawa has been visiting the hospital several times since the end of last year, and recently, she was diagnosed with endometriosis. She is currently taking medicine under the guidance of a doctor.Regarding her future activities, the announcement said, "Juic

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  • moumoon's YUKA is married!

    January 24, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

    moumoon vocalist YUKA recently revealed through her official account that she is now married. According to the announcement, YUKA registered her marriage with a business man her age on New Year's Day. She stated, "I hope to build a healthy family cheerfully and naturally." She also promised to continue her activities as moumoon, "I will do my best to deliver an even more pleasant time to everyone through moumoon's music, so please continue to sup

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