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  • Amuro Namie's 1st best-of ballad album tops Oricon weekly ranking with 1st week sales of 255,000 copies

    June 9, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album titled "Ballada" (went on sale on June 4) sold 255,000 copies during its first week, topping Oricon's latest weekly ranking in the process. This is her 7th consecutive chart-topping album, and 12th overall, since "PLAY" (released in June 2007).The first week sales for this album exceeded Fukuyama Masaharu's "HUMAN" (released on April 2, first week sales of 213,000 copies), therefore, it is now the album w

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/28~6/03

    June 6, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 28th to June 3rd. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 04 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/26 ~ 6/1

    June 4, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Below are the results of Oricon's latest weekly charts during May 26th to June 1st. =====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi : 5/28 (461,622)2. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (62,802)3. "Yume no Tobira" - μ's : 5/28 (40,710)4. "FiNAL DANCE / nerve" - BiS : 5/28 (33,706)5. "ADRENALINE" - BEAST :  5/28 (32,023)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Awa no youna Ai Datta" - aiko : 5

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  • Arashi's 44th single grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon weekly ranking

    June 2, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

    Popular group Arashi's 44th single "Dare mo Shiranai" (went on sale on May 28) sold 462,000 copies during the first week, and it topped Oricon's latest weekly single ranking. This is the group's 33rd consecutive chart-topping single since "PIKA★★NCHI DOUBLE" (released in February 2004), and it is also their 40th in total. With this single, Arashi became the 2nd artist (including both male/female, group/solo artists) to achieve 40 chart-topp

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/21~5/27

    May 31, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 21st to May 27th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 04 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Abe Koji & Takahashi Ai to hold their wedding ceremony in Hawaii

    May 31, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    It was reported that comedian Abe Koji and former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai who registered their marriage back in February, will hold their wedding ceremony in Hawaii on June 2. According to the agency, their family members and close friends will attend the ceremony, and former Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika will also be there to celebrate the couple.In addition, the couple is also planning to hold the wedding reception party in Japa

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  • Oguri Shun & Yamada Yu expecting their first child

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    It has been reported that model Yamada Yu, the wife of actor Oguri Shun, is pregnant with their first child. According to the announcement made by Yamada's agency, she is in the sixth month of pregnancy, and is expecting a baby in September.The couple married in March of 2012, and at the press conference for their marriage, Yamada mentioned that she would like to have at least three children. As she will appear in TBS' show "Pittanko Kan★K

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  • AKB48's Nakata Chisato to stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    On May 29, it was announced on AKB48's official site that a member Nakata Chisato would stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy. Nakata has been absent from the group's activities since the middle of May because of her poor health condition, but according to the announcement, she was recently diagnosed with pleurisy, and she will need 1~2 months to recover.Therefore, she will not be able to participate in any of the group's activiti

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/19 ~ 5/25

    May 29, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    Oricon has revealed the latest weekly charts for the week of May 19th to the 25th.Check out the results below.=====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (1,662,265)2. "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana : 5/21 (20,779)3. "StarRingChild EP" - Aimer : 5/21 (18,068)4. "LOVE, HOLIDAY." - TOKIO : 5/21 (17,074)5. "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan : 5/21 (16,697)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Singing Bird" - In

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  • Kawaei Rina & Iriyama Anna update their Google+

    May 28, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    On May 27, AKB48 members Kawaeri Rina and Iriyama Anna, who got injured during the group's handshake event in Iwate on May 25, updated their Google+ and messaged to their fans.  Kawaei wrote with her photo, "I'm sorry everyone for worrying you. I am recovering well little by little (^^)." She also revealed that she would make an appearance via telephone on Fuji TV's live broadcasting show "Viking", which she serves as the regular membe

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