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  • Legendary Ska band, Blue Beat Players, to make a comeback in 2011

    December 13, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    It's been eight years, but one of Japan's legendary Ska bands is back! The BLUE BEAT PLAYERS will return to the Japanese music scene starting next year. They broke up back in May 2003, but will re-emerge into the limelight on February 19, 2011 when they play at the Shinjuku LOFT. Yet until then, fans can grab a copy of their new best-of album on December 15th titled, "All In The Same Bag ~High Numbers~". It's a particularly choice item

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  • Shoujo Jidai to release 3rd single in 2011

    December 13, 2010 @ 3:31 am

    Via allkpop: It was recently announced that Shoujo Jidai would be releasing their third single, 'Oh!', for February 2nd, 2011. Shoujo Jidai first reached the #1 spot on the Oricon Daily chart with their second single "Gee", and recorded history by becoming the first foreign girl group (Asian) to do so. The girls plan to continue with this trend of high-ranking achievements by having "Oh!" place on the Oricon charts once more. In the

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  • Ishikawa Rika to release new photobook in January

    December 12, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    Singer/talent Ishikawa Rika (of Morning Musume fame) has announced on her official blog that she will be releasing her 10th photobook, "Lucky", on January 19th, 2011. The date selected actually coordinates with Rika's 26th birthday, and she's lending additional personal appeal to the project by explaining that the photobook was named after her beloved dog. The photos were taken in San Francisco, and reportedly revolves around a more mat

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  • Suspect arrested in Ichikawa Ebizo's assault case

    December 12, 2010 @ 6:36 am

    It has been reported that the suspect in Ichikawa Ebizo's assault matter, named Ito Rion (half-American, half-Japanese), was arrested on December 10th, and today, more details have been revealed due to Ito's testimony. According to an officer on the case, Ito is behaving well in the course of the investigation, and he testified that he was upset at Ebizo's impolite attitude, and he attacked him by himself.  Also, he denied that he started th

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  • Visual Kei band Heisei Ishin's vocalist Taku passes away

    December 10, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    Some unfortunate news to report. It's been announced that Visual Kei band, Heisei Ishin's vocalist Taku has passed away on December 10th. The announcement includes gratitude towards fans who have been supporting the band through the years. However, the reason for his death hasn't been revealed.  According to their official site, his funeral will be held only with relatives, and the live which was set to be held on December 11th has been cancel

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  • Manga publishers boycott the Tokyo Anime Fair (TAF)

    December 10, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    Last month, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government revised a bill that amends the Youth Healthy Developement Ordinance. The ordinance prohibits the sale and renting of "harmful publications" to those under the age of 18. This includes manga that are "sexually stimulating, encourages cruelty, and either compels suicide or criminal behavior". The proposed Bill 156 will require industry companies to self-inhibit the sale and renting of manga, anime,

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  • Sato Takeru, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Kiritani Kenta are the faces of JRA for 2011

    December 9, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    Japan Racing Association (JRA:Horse Racing) has announced that they have chosen Sato Takeru, Kiritani Kenta, and Yoshitaka Yuriko as JRA navigators for 2011, and they showed up at the press conference held on December 9th.  JRA has held the "CLUB KEIBA" campaign with navigators Sato Koichi, Oizumi Yo, Koike Teppei and Aoi Yu during 2008 to 2010. For 2011, JRA will go with a new slogan, "Everybody to the Horse racing" with these new navigat

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  • Ikimonogakari plans a hiatus for 2011

    December 9, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    Locking down 2010 as one of the most successful years in their career, the members of Ikimono Gakari feel like they can take a well-deserved break in 2011. The group's vocalist, Kiyoe Yoshioka, announced on December 9th through her weekly radio show that the trio would be taking a performing hiatus for the first half of 2011. She also confirmed rumors that her radio program, "Ikimono Gakari Kiyoe Yoshikoa no All Night Nippon" would draw to i

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  • Ichikawa Ebizo holds a press conference and denies all speculation

    December 9, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    Previously, tokyohive covered Ichikawa Ebizo being rushed to the hospital after an assault, and then again when an arrest warrant was put out for his alleged assailant.  Yesterday however, Ebizo held a press conference about the assault to answer questions and brush away unfounded speculations. An estimated 500 members of the media attended the press conference to hear the embattled kabuki star give his side of the story.  Though evidence of

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  • ARASHI to release their live tour DVD "ARASHI 10-11 TOUR 'Scene'"

    December 9, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    Get ready to wipe out those credit cards for pre-orders, everyone. Arashi has announced that they will be releasing a DVD of their live tour on January 26th 2011!  Temporarily titled as "ARASHI 10-11 TOUR "Scene" ~Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fukei~ 【stadium】", the DVD footage will revolve around the live held at the National Olympic Stadium from September 3rd. This release will consist of 2 DVDs with over 40 songs - naturally the majority o

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