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  • Grandpa idol group from Kochi Prefecture rise to popularity

    March 23, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    Five-member grandpa group Jii POP have been rising to popularity in Japan.The group's average age is 67 with the eldest member being 80 and the youngest being 58. The remaining three members are in their 60s. Through their activities, the group aims to publicize their hometown of Kochi Prefecture, which has the second biggest aging population in Japan, while showing that aging can be a cool thing. And their debut song "Kourei Banzai!" ("Hooray, O

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 3/9~3/15

    March 19, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Recochoku have updated their weekly charts for the week of March 9th to March 15th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Feel So Alive" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 02 - "No more" - EXILE ATSUSHI + AI 03 - "Minna ga Minna Eiyuu (Full Version)" - AI 04 - "Ashita e no Tegami (Drama Version)" - Teshima Aoi 05 - "Kimi wa Melody" - AKB48

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  • Ebisu☆Muscats' Nagase Aya announces pregnancy & maternity leave

    March 17, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    Ebisu★Muscats member Nagase Aya has announced that she is 5 months pregnant and will be going on maternity leave. On March 16, during the group's regular program "Muscat Night", Nagase announced, "There's a baby in my belly." While fellow members were shocked to hear the news, Nagase explained that she will be taking a maternity leave rather than graduating. During this program, it was also announced that Ebisu★Muscats would release the

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/7 ~ 3/13

    March 17, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    Check out Oricon's weekly chart for March 7 to 13 below. [Single Weekly Ranking] 1. "Kimi wa Melody" - AKB48 : 3/9 (1,237,891)2. "Boogie Woogie Love / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~" - Country Girls : 3/9 (41,557)3. "Motto" - aiko : 3/9 (34,974)4. "Marshmallow" - Arsmagna : 3/9 (28,745)5. "MOMENT RING" - μ's : 3/2 (16,799)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "QUARTETTO" - NEWS : 3/9 (108,849)2. "GUESS WHO?" -

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  • Yoshizawa Hitomi announces her pregnancy

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    Yoshizawa Hitomi has announced that she is currently pregnant with expected delivery this summer. On March 14, Yoshizawa made the joyous announcement via FAX to several media outlets. She commented, "I am full of happiness, feeling the joy of gaining a new family member and spending time together with the baby inside of me."Yoshizawa married a non-celebrity man in November of last year. Congratulations! Source: natalie

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  • Yoshiki to donate special drum set for charity auction as 5-year commemoration of the Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    On March 11 Japan local time, X Japan's leader Yoshiki donated his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set for a charity auction to commemorate Japan's 5 year memorial of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. (*see below for details) The drum set will include Yoshiki's autographed signature drum sticks. If the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand them over to the winner

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  • Katsuta Rino & Arai Reira to graduate from SUPER☆GiRLS

    March 15, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    SUPER☆GiRLS members Katsuta Rino and Arai Reira will graduate from the group after their concert on June 25 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. This was announced on March 13 during a release event for their latest album "SUPER★CASTLE" at Shinjuku Station Square. In order to pursue her dream of becoming a sportscaster, Katsuta will devote herself to studying the required language and skill. Similarly, Arai wanted this time to think about the chang

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  • Kato Natsuki is pregnant with her first child

    March 13, 2016 @ 12:20 am

    Actress Kato Natsuki (30) made an appearance in 'Kobe Collection 2016 SPRING/SUMMER' on March 12th at Kobe World Memorial Hall, and announced that she is pregnant with her first child. She said, "I can't walk the runway as I usually do, and I'm not even wearing heels. I'm sure a lot of you have noticed, but I have a baby inside of me." Kato strutted down the runway with a white leather jacket and pleated skirt. Her eyes welled up with tears as s

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 2/29 ~ 3/6

    March 9, 2016 @ 10:17 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for February 29 to March 6. Take a look at the results below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "UNLOCK" - KAT-TUN : 3/2 (194,911)2. "MOMENT RING" - μ's : 3/2 (96,479)3. "Fukkatsu LOVE" - Arashi : 2/24 (31,983)4. "Yell" - Chotokkyu : 3/2 (27,059)5. "Itsuka Mita Niji no Sono Shita de" - Afilia Saga : 3/2 (23,487)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "SPEEDSTER" - GENERATION

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  • SKE48's Miyamae Ami announces graduation

    March 8, 2016 @ 10:26 am

    On March 7, SKE48's Miyamae Ami announced that she would transfer agencies as well as graduate from the group. Miyamae, who is aiming to become an actress, decided to transfer agencies when she received an invitation from San Office. After graduation, she plans to focus on her acting work. Her last day in the group is still unknown, but it will be announced at a later date. Miyamae commented, "I was able to come this far thanks to my fa

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