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  • Sexy Zone tops Oricon weekly chart with 5th consecutive single since debut

    October 16, 2013 @ 12:36 am

    Johnny's 5 member group Sexy Zone's newest single "Bye Bye Du Bye~See you again~/A MY GIRL FRIEND"(released for sale October 9) has topped the 10/21 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart with 145,000 copies sold within the first week.This is the group's 5th consecutive single to top the chart since their debut song "Sexy Zone" (released November 2011).  The only other teenage artist to have 5 consecutive singles top the charts is KinKi

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  • Kimaguren's KUREI to make his professional boxing debut

    October 15, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    It's been revealed that Kimaguren's KUREI will be appearing in his first match as a professional boxer.  KUREI took the boxing exam back in May and passed with flying colors. His first professional match will be 'DANGAN88', Japan's super welterweight title match which will be held on November 29th at Korakuen Hall. His opponent will be Kubota Akinori, who belongs to SRS boxing gym run by 'Heisei no KO King', also known as Sakamoto Hiroyuki. Sour

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  • Michishige Sayumi holds the longest tenure in Morning Musume

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    On October 12th, Morning Musume's Michishige Sayumi became the member with the longest tenure in the group's history. Michishige joined the group as a 6th generation member on January 19, 2003. The 12th marked 3,920 days since she's been in the group. She has surpassed Niigaki Risa who previously held this record. Michishige reported on her official blog, "The date changed so now it's 10/12... As of today, I, Michishige Sayumi, have the longest t

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  • Young singer-songwriter kaho to become the 2nd Utada Hikaru?

    October 14, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    The 14 year-old singer-songwriter kaho has gained everyone's attention after Fuji TV appointed her debut song "every hero" as the theme song for their new drama 'Miss Pilot' (starring Horikita Maki). kaho is the daughter of eighties idol Kawai Naoko and hair stylist Kanehara Takayasu. The young talent is produced by Miyake Akira who also worked together with Utada Hikaru, which is one of the reasons why she is being called the second Utada Hikaru

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  • Former NMB48 member Jo Eriko returns to the group as Kenkyuusei

    October 13, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    On October 13th, idol group NMB48 held their 3rd anniversary commemorative live concert at Osaka-jo Hall, and there was a surprise announcement that Jo Eriko who graduated from the group to focus on her studies back in September of last year, returned to the group as a Kenkyuusei. 

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  • Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko announces her pregnancy

    October 13, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    Female comedy trio Morisanchu's Murakami Tomoko announced on NTV program "Sekai no Hate made Itte Q!" which was aired on October 13th, that she was pregnant with her first baby. According to Murakami, she is in the fifth month of her pregnancy, and the baby is expected to be born in the end of March. She will go on maternity leave after considering her condition, and is planning to make a comeback after giving birth.Murakami married to a no

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  • KAT-TUN talks about their future activities as a quartet

    October 13, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    KAT-TUN members made their TV appearance for the first time after the announcement of a former member Tanaka Koki's withdrawal, and talked about their future activities. Their appearance which was via recorded video, was on NTV's live broadcasting program "Shu-ichi" which a member Nakamaru Yuichi appears as a regular.In the video, the 4 members first apologized for the recent uproar, and expressed their thoughts, but by the end, they said bright

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  • Yaguchi Mari announces her indefinite hiatus

    October 13, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    On October 13th, talento Yaguchi Mari announced, via her agency, that she would go on hiatus for a while. According to the announcement, the period for her hiatus is currently undecided.Back in May, there was a report of Yaguchi's illicit affair with a male model, and on the 30th of the same month, she filed for divorce from Nakamura Masaya. After that, she left her regular shows one after another with her poor health as the reason cite

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 10/02~10/08

    October 10, 2013 @ 1:31 am

    Recochoku has updated its weekly charts for the week of October 2nd to October 8th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Neonlight Lipstick" - Amuro Namie 02 - "Sayonara" - Nishino Kana 03 - "No Limit" - EXILE 04 - "Arigatou no Wa" - Ayaka 05 - "Gomennasai no Kissing You" - E-girls 06 - "Hatsukoi" - Flower 07 - "Manazashi"

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  • Oricon Monthly Charts for September 2013

    October 9, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Oricon has revealed their monthly charts for September of 2013.Check out the results below. [Single Monthly Ranking]1. "Melon Juice" - HKT48 : 9/4 (287,245)2. "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisurutame~" - EXILE : 4/3 (179,123)3. "SCREAM" - Tohoshinki : 9/4 (143,799)4. "Hiri Hiri no Hana" - Not yet : 9/25 (107,578)5. "Mabataki" - Domoto Tsuyoshi : 9/11 (105,526)6. "No Limit" - EXILE : 9/25 (75,132)7. "Time Machine nante Iranai" - Maeda Atsuko : 9/18

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