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  • 2NE1 releases short PV for "SCREAM" + jackets + tracks for "COLLECTION" and "SCREAM"

    March 6, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    Last month Korean girl group 2NE1 announced that they would be releasing their first Japanese album on March 28th. It's also been revealed that the girls will include a cover of Madonna's "LIKE A VIRGIN" on Limited Edition A. Not only that, but the girls will also be releasing a new single titled "SCREAM" on the same day. The single will be available in three versions, in which two will contain DVDs and all three will come with replicas o

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  • Yoshiki Risa & Co. become the new Lotte Zacrich ice cream girls

    March 6, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Lotte just released a new CM for their popular 'Zacrich' ice cream. The new CM is called 'Zachrich Girls' and stars the beautiful gravure idols Yoshiki Risa, Sugihara Anri, Rola Chen, Tsugihara Kana, Kato Sayaka, Noda Ayaka, and Nanoka as seven tempting ice cream flavors you just cannot resist. As typical for the Zacrich commercials, the girls themselves become Zacrich ice creams and gradually expose more skin one bite after another. Altho

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  • AKB48 to sing the national anthem at Yomiuri Giants' opening game at Tokyo Dome

    March 6, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    On March 4th, baseball team Yomiuri Giants announced that popular idol group AKB48 will be singing the national anthem at Tokyo Dome, for the opening game of this season (to be held of the 30th)! AKB48 has previously thrown the first pitch at the Tokyo Dome for Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp back in July 1st, 2009. In regards of their participation in this upcoming game, Maeda Atsuko stated, “A great stage with the Yomiuri Giant

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  • GOING UNDER GROUND to hold nationwide tour this summer

    March 6, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Rock band GOING UNDER GROUND has revealed that they will be holding a nationwide tour, called "WHEEL of FORTUNE", starting in May. GOING UNDER GROUND is currently touring with rock band Merengue. Their upcoming tour will kick off on May 10th at Chiba LOOK, for a total of 15 performances in 14 cities. Tickets will gradually go on sale starting April 7th. Check out the tour dates below! - <WHEEL of FORTUNE> Thursday, May 10

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  • FLiP announces new album, "XX emotion"

    March 6, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    All-girl rock band FLiP has announced that they will be releasing their 2nd album, 'XX emotion', on May 16th. This will be FLiP's first original album since 'Michi Evolution', which was released about a year ago. Additional details will be revealed at a later date. To coincide with the album's release, FLiP will embark on their nationwide tour, 'FLiP 2nd Album 'XX emotion' Release Tour ~Kidoai ROCK~', starting in June. Currently, the ba

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  • AKB48 achieves a Guinness World Record for their 90 CMs for 'Wonda Coffee'

    March 6, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    Back in February, AKB48 broadcasted 90 solo member’s CMs for Asahi’s ‘Wonda Coffee Morning Shot’ and has now received a Guinness World Record for broadcasting the “Most Number of Same Product Television Endorsement within 24 Hours”! The broadcast of all 90 versions of the CM (restricted in Kanto, Kansai, Tokai region) took place on February 28th, and defeated the previous Guinness World Record for broadcasting 60 commercials in 24 hours.

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  • Naoto Inti Raymi to release a new single, "Aishiteta"

    March 6, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    It's been revealed that Naoto Inti Raymi will be releasing his new single, "Aishiteta", on March 28th. The single will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing footage of "Tekina Beat", "Kimi Life", and "Omakase Peter Pan" from Naoto's live concert at Ryogoku Kokugikan in July of 2011. Prior to the CD release, the song will be available for download in Chaku-Uta form starting

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  • Kitagawa Keiko chosen as new image character for 'Kirin Namacha'

    March 5, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    On March 5th, actress Kitagawa Keiko attended a press conference for 'Kirin Namacha' as it's newest image character. Kitagawa, who will be celebrating her 26th birthday this year, revealed, "My friends already consider me to be 'around 30'". She also commented on the CM shoot stating, "During this CM shoot, I tried to make expressions of maturity". For this year's goals, Kitagawa said, "I don't really like exercising, but starting this

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  • AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 to hold charity performances on March 11th

    March 5, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    In memory of the tragic Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan last year, AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 will be holding a charity performance, titled "Tohoku Earthquake Reconstruction Support Special Performance ~Dareka no Tame ni Project~", on March 11th. The charity performance will be held at each of the groups theaters in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. All members of the groups (including Research Students) are

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  • Arashi performs "Wild at Heart" on 'HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ'

    March 5, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    On the March 5th broadcast of HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ, Arashi appeared on stage to perform their new single "Wild at Heart"! Along with their performance, they held a brief interview and talked about how they celebrated Sakurai Sho's birthday on the last day of their tour "Beautiful World" and gave a surprise present. The members made their own version of Taboo and came out with cosplay of mini suka police to surprise him. Check out

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