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  • Oshima Yuko to release stamps in commemoration of her graduation

    March 29, 2014 @ 6:11 am

    In commemoration of her graduation from AKB48 on June 2, Oshima Yuko will be releasing a postage stamp set called 'AKB48 Oshima Yuko Sotsugyou Kinen Frame Kitte Set'.Since her theater debut in April of 2006, Oshima has been an active member of AKB48 for about 8 years. For the stamps, she has handpicked one picture to represent each year. Including pictures from her graduation ceremony, which will be held on March 29 and 30th a

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  • 9nine's Kawashima Umika to be a MC for the first time

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:33 am

    Kawashima Umika (9nine) will be one of the MCs for TBS' variety program 'I am Bouken Shounen' which starts on April 23rd at 11:53 pm. Kawashima will host the show alongside Okamura Takashi (Ninety-nine) and Tanaka Naoki (Cocorico). With the concept "to discover mysterious natural phenomenons, living things, and rare ingredients", the three will explore various subjects from a scientific viewpoint. "I'm pretty nervous. Variety is an unkn

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  • Nakagawa Shoko to cover her father's song for her new album

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    Nakagawa Shoko is getting ready to release her new album "9lives" on April 2nd. As the bonus track for the album, she will be covering her late father Nakagawa Katsuhiko's song "Last Wish -Onaji Iro no Christmas-". She worked on it with guitarist Char who was also the co-composer of the song.   During the March 27th broadcast of Nico Nico Namahousou's 'Shokotan no Wo', Nakagawa stated, "This will be the first and last time singing my f

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  • 6 artists to sing theme songs for 'Mezamashi TV'

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    Fuji TV's information programs 'Mezamashi TV' (Monday - Friday, 5:25 am - 8:00 am) and 'Mezamashi Doyoubi' (Saturday, 6:00 am - 8:30 am) will be undergoing renewal starting with its April broadcasts. Until now, one artist has been in charge of the theme song throughout the year. This will change starting in April as one artist will be in charge of the theme song one day out of the week. There will be 6 participating artists who are SEKAI NO

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  • exist†trace to release new single 'Spiral Daisakusen'

    March 29, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    exist†trace will release a new single titled "Spiral Daisakusen" on May 14th."Spiral Daisakusen" will the band's first single since their Tower Records limited edition single "DIAMOND" which was released about 10 months ago. The title track is described as a fun dance number that reminds one of the 1980s. As its coupling track, the single will include "Antique Doll" which has already been performed during their lives, as well as a new song calle

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  • This year's 'VMAJ' to be hosted by T.M.Revolution, Michishige Sayumi and w-inds.

    March 28, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    MTV's music awards ceremony 'MTV VMAJ 2014' will be held on June 14 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. The event's MCs, first line-up of performing artists, and nominated works have been revealed.This upcoming event will mark the 13th VMAJ. The awards ceremony MCs will be Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume.'14), T.M.Revolution, and w-inds.. The three artists have been leading the J-POP scene and attracting attention from fans overse

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  • yui talks about her panic disorder on her blog

    March 28, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter yui recently canceled her band FLOWER FLOWER's live appearance in the 'VIVA LA ROCK' festival due to her panic disorder. On March 27th, she updated the band's blog and talked about her situation.   yui, who just turned 27-years-old on the 26th, reported, "How is everyone doing? Thanks to everyone, I am able to take it easy. It's a sickness that gets better little by little, so I want to take my time to face it." As her goal, sh

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  • [Champagne] to change their band name to '[Alexandros]'

    March 28, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    It has been announced that [Champagne] will be changing their band name to [Alexandros]. This was announced on March 28th at the band's one-man live at Nippon Budokan. Kawakami Yohei (Vo, G) appeared on stage during the encore and introduced, "Nice to meet you. We are [Alexandros]." The band followed up by playing their new song. During the MC, Kawakami commented, "Please check our interviews for the name's origin. We will start [o

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  • Anne to be the charity personality for this year's 24-Hour TV

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    It was announced that actress Anne has been chosen to be the charity personality for NTV's annual telethon 24-Hour Television which will air in August. Together with Kanjani8 --the main personality for this year--, Anne will liven up the program from the main venue at the Nippon Budokan.This will be the very first time for the actress to participate in the program. According to the producer, the reason why she was appointed for the big role was

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  • Sakaguchi Kenji registers his marriage

    March 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am

    On March 27th, it was revealed that actor Sakaguchi Kenji (38) registered his marriage with a restaurant manager (32) on the 18th.  According to his agency, the couple registered their marriage as Sakaguchi had a break from work after shooting for the drama 'Iryu 4' that wrapped up on March 17th. The two met last summer through actor Ito Hideaki (38) and started dating shortly after. Sakaguchi's wife is currently pregnant and is due in Augu

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