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  • Did AKB48's Kashiwagi Yuki just sing live for the first time?

    April 16, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    Recently, AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki, who is also part of their sub-unit French Kiss, unintentionally revealed on her blog that she has been lip-syncing most of the time until now. She didn't exactly write it out like this on her blog, but the fact that she confessed that she used an ear-monitor for the first time during French Kiss' performance on the "MUSIC FAIR" show that was recorded on April 13th, basically indicates that she never got

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  • Ueto Aya visits Miyagi prefecture, helps make food for the victims

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    Today, actress Ueto Aya visited the city of Ishinomaki in the Miyagi prefecture and participated in making food for the earthquake victims. At first the actress only went to the city to provide the people with footwear, underwear and other relief supplies, but then she met Watari Tetsuya, actor and president of Ishihara Promotion, and Tachi Hiroshi, also a board member of the said agency, who were making some fried soba and rice for the vict

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  • FRIDAY reports Koizumi Kotaro's relationship with a hostess

    April 16, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    In the latest issue of weekly magazine FRIDAY, it was reported that actor Koizumi Kotaro is dating a hostess of a exclusive club in Ginza.  According to the magazine, the girl usually visits Koizumi's apartment on Sunday when the club is closed, and stays over night. In the photos included in the magazine, the couple are holding each other's hand, and the girl is putting happy smile on her face.  However, when the girl was asked, she told that

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  • FRIDAY illustrates the life of workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi

    April 15, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    In continuation of last week's article featuring several heartbreaking pictures from regions that were severely hit by the Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake and the following tsunamis, the weekly tabloid and pictorial magazine FRIDAY once again focused their main story on the aftermath of this calamity. For this week's edition the magazine was able to illustrate the life of those that are struggling to keep the situation at Fukushima Dai-ichi

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  • Main cast members of "Hula Girls" donate 10 million yen to Iwaki city

    April 13, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Main cast members of  the big hit movie "Hula Girls", which was released in 2006, have donated 10 million yen (approximately 119,203 USD) to Iwaki city, Fukushima.  The main cast members are Matsuyuki Yasuko, Aoi Yu, Fuji Sumiko, and Yamasaki Shizuyo (from comedian duo, Nankai Candies). Iwaki city was the main location where the movie was filmed, and unfortunately, it is suffering from the effects of the atomic power plant, as well as the

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  • Happy Birthday to Yoshizawa Hitomi!

    April 13, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    Happy Birthday to Hitomi Yoshizawa, former leader of popular female idol group Morning Musume and current member of pop/rock duo HANGRY & ANGRY! Yoshizawa celebrated her 25th birthday on April 12th, and has already achieved a level of success many much older people could only dream of. tokyohive wishes Hitomi a prosperous year filled with love and happiness! Source: Hitomi Yoshizawa's Official Site Tip: Nacho

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  • Airi Suzuki of ℃-ute turns 17!

    April 12, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Airi Suzuki, of popular Hello! Project idol groups ℃-ute and Buono!, turned 17 on April 12th! Suzuki was born on April 12, 1994 in Gifu, Japan to professional golfers Toru and Kyoko Suzuki. We wish Airi a year filled with happiness and success! Source: ℃-ute Official Website Tip: Nacho

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  • Cast members of "Tenchijin" donate 20 million yen to disaster relief

    April 12, 2011 @ 1:52 am

    Ten cast members from the 2009 NHK Taiga drama, “Tenchijin”, donated a total of 20 million yen (~237,000 USD) to the Red Cross of Japan in order to aid with disaster relief from the Great Tohoku Earthquake. The ten cast members who participated are as follows: Tsumabuki Satoshi, Oguri Shun, Abe Hiroshi, Kakuda Nobuaki, Kitamura Kazuki, Koizumi Kotaro, Takashima Masanobu, Takashima Reiko, Tokiwa Takako and Papaya Suzuki. Aside from contr

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  • Tokyo Tower has a new illuminated message, "GANBARO NIPPON"

    April 11, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

    It’s April 11th and that makes it exactly one month since the devastating Great Tohoku Earthquake. With this one month anniversary, Tokyo Tower now has a special message on its viewing platform; “GANBARO NIPPON” (Let’s do our best, Japan). There are 8,400 white LED lights that are charged through a solar power system that stores the light from the day. Tokyo Tower hasn’t been fully lit up since the day after the earthquake in order to con

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  • FRIDAY publishes special earthquake photo reports

    April 11, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    Weekly tabloid and pictorial magazine FRIDAY is usually known for being the first to reveal a secret relationship among celebrities and also featuring some of the best gravure pictorials of idols, actresses and other talentos. However, starting a couple of weeks ago they decided to partially shift the focus of a big part of the magazine towards the victims and regions that heavily suffered from The Great Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, resulting in

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