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  • Kikuchi Ami to graduate from Idoling!!! in November

    August 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    It's been reported that Idoling!!!'s Kikuchi Ami will graduate from the group after their live concert 'Idoling!!! 14th Live' on November 24 at NHK Hall. This was announced by Kikuchi herself on August 3 during their stage at 'Tokyo Idol Festival 2014'. She decided to part ways with the group in order to aim for her dream of becoming a "talento who can be successful in variety tv shows". In tears, she said, "I am going to put an end to my 6 year

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  • YOSHIKI Twitter Q&A to take place on August 6th

    August 2, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    X JAPAN's co-founder and leader YOSHIKI tweeted that he will announce big news on August 6th via his official Twitter account (@YoshikiOfficial) during a special Q&A session, where he will answer questions from fans using the hashtag #AskYoshiki. YOSHIKI successfully completed "Yoshiki Classical World Tour Part I" after 13 shows in 10 countries in June, which was followed by a performance in front of 4,000 European fans at the 15th annual JAPAN E

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  • Berryz Kobo to go on indefinite hiatus next spring

    August 2, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    Berryz Kobo announced that they would go on indefinite hiatus in spring of 2015. The announcement was suddenly made during Hello! Project' summer concert "Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~KOREZO!~", held at Nakano Sun Plaza on August 2. The group's producer Tsunku♂ made a comment on the official site, "I feel very regretful as the producer, but this is the conclusion the members who has been spending the same time together since their chil

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/23~7/29

    August 1, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 23rd to July 29th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 02 - "NEW HORIZON" - EXILE 03 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 04 - "Craving In My Soul" - EXILE 05 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 06 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo"

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  • Masuwaka Tsubasa's instagram video upsets anxious fans of NEWS' Tegoshi Yuya

    July 30, 2014 @ 2:37 am

    Model and talent Masuwaka Tsubasa (28) caused a big debate on the internet when she updated a video on her Instagram in which fans claimed to have heard the voice of Johnny's idol group NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya (26). The video in question was taken when Masuwaka and her friends went to see the fireworks. The image itself was just of the fireworks, but the audio contained the voices of many people out of which fans have identified one as that

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 7/21 ~ 7/27

    July 30, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for July 21 to 27. Check it out below. [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "NEW HORIZON" - EXILE : 7/23 (147,572)2. "Teii Teii Teii Terette Terete Tei Tei~Dare no Ketsu~" - Busaiku : 7/27 (77,381)3. "Magical☆Express☆Journey" - Afilia Saga : 7/23 (25,186)4. "Natsu no Free&Easy" - Nogizaka46 : 7/9 (16,155)5. "Top Of The World / Amazing Discovery" - SMAP : 7/16 (14,339)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly R

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  • Rola's father arrested on suspicion of fraud

    July 29, 2014 @ 1:05 am

    Talento Rola's father, a Bangladeshi citizen, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. According to the the Metropolitan Police Department, he appeared at the Suginami Police Station on July 26, accompanied by an attorney. Rola's father has been arrested on charges of fraud, allegedly swindling about 870,000 yen as overseas medical expenses by submitting the false medical certifications to the Setagaya Ward Office o

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  • EXILE's latest single tops Oricon's weekly ranking

    July 28, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    EXILE's latest single "NEW HORIZON" (went on sale on July 23) sold 148,000 copies during the first week, topping Oricon weekly ranking.This was the group's first single release since they became a 19-member group with the addition of 5 new members. According to Oricon, this is their 14th chart-topping single, and its first week sales almost doubled compared to their previous single "No Limit" which sold 75,000 copies. The lyrics for the title tr

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 7/16~7/22

    July 25, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of July 16th to July 22nd. 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 - "Love Song wa Tomaranai yo" - Ikimonogakari 03 - "Puzzle" - Shonan no Kaze 04 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 05 - "Precious Love" - EXILE

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  • HKT48's Sashihara Rino to release her first book in August

    July 24, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    It has been announced that HKT48's Sashihara Rino (21) will release her first book "Gyakutenryoku ~Pinch wo Mate~" (Kodansha, ¥800) on August 11. Sashihara talks about how she came to shine as a talented character despite being bullied as a girl. Her character shines even though she was not the best singer or dancer, and the fact that she did not have the best looks in AKB48. Her life as an idol has been quite turbulent like her scandal that led

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