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  • Tsuji Nozomi congratulates Kago Ai's marriage & pregnancy

    December 22, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    On December 21st, talent Tsuji Nozomi updated her blog with an entry blessing her friend Kago Ai on her marriage and pregnancy. Tsuji was notified of Kago's marriage in the morning and wrote, “Aibon (Kago), who is a good friend and a partner of mine, will be a housewife and a mama like me…I am truly happy for her. Really happy,” she commented, blessing Kago on this occasion. The two first met in April 2000 when they made their debut as

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  • Salyu reveals preview for upcoming single, "Lighthouse"!

    December 22, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    Singer Salyu has just released a short audio preview for upcoming single, "Lighthouse", through TOYS FACTORY's official YouTube channel! "Lighthouse" is a mid-tempo song that showcases Salyu's unique vocals, and will be released on February 1st. The song will also be included on her upcoming album "photogenic", which is slated for release just two weeks after "Lighthouse" on February 15th. Check out the cover, track list, and preview for "L

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  • Film director Morita Yoshimitsu passes away at 61

    December 22, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    On December 21st, it was revealed that movie director Morita Yoshimitsu passed away due to liver failure on the night of the 20th. He was 61 years old. Morita made his debut in the cinema scene back in 1981 with “No.Younamono”. He then went on to direct other films like “Kazoku Game” (1983), “Sore Kara” (1985), “Haru” (1996), “Shitsurakuen” (1997), and “Asura no Gotoku” (2003). His more recent works include “Mamiya Kyodai” (2006), “Tsuba

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  • Final episode of "Kaseifu no Mita" reaches average rating of 40%!

    December 22, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    Matsushima Nanako's stoic housekeeper role in Nihon Television's  'Kaseifu no Mita' has been garnering a lot of attention. The anticipated final episode aired on December 21st, and managed to draw in a whopping figure  of 40% in viewership ratings within the Kanto region. It also received an average of 36.4% in the Kansai region and 34.6% in the Nagoya region, making it the first time in nearly 12 years that a drama has surpassed the 40% m

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  • Oricon reveals comic chart for the week of December 26th

    December 22, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    Oricon has just unveiled the comic charts for the week of December 26th! Check out the rankings below and see how your favorites fared! - 1. Meitantei Conan, Volume 74 - Aoyama Gosho : 300,585 2. Gin no Saji Silver Spoon, Volume 2 - Arakawa Hiromu : 202,276 3. FAIRY TAIL, Volume 30 - Mashima Hiro : 196,406 4. Shingeki no Kyojin, Volume 6 - Isayama Hajime : 194,173 5. Chihayafuru, Volume 15 - Suetsugu Yuki : 192,448

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  • Morning Musume reveals profile pictures for "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"!

    December 22, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    Idol group Morning Musume has just updated their official website with individual profile pictures of each member for their new single, "Pyoko Pyoko Ultra"! To match their ultra-cute, bright A-side, the girls are decked out in fluffy yellow chick outfits, giving them a cheerful and youthful image. Check out each of their profile shots below! [gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="ID"] Source: Morning Musume's Official Website

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  • GQ JAPAN announces "GQ Men of the Year 2011"

    December 22, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    GQ JAPAN released their February issue on December 22nd, where they announced their  “GQ Men of the Year 2011”, awarding men from various industries who “shined the most” this year. GQ Japan selected Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi from the entertainment sector for his many solo activities this year, while musician Sakamoto Ryuichi was acknowledged for his support to the earthquake victims through the power of music. Sasaki Norio, the head coach of N

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  • DREAMS COME TRUE to provide new song for 'Mister Donut' CM

    December 22, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    On December 20th, popular unit DREAMS COME TRUE announced that they'll be collaborating with popular doughnut chain, Mister Donut, for an event called (lengthily), ‘DREAMS COME TRUE X Mister Donut Kokoro wo Maoruku Project’. For this project, this unit’s new song “Ai ga Tadoritsuku Basho” will play in the background in every single Mister Donut shop nationwide, starting on New Year’s Day. DREAMS COME TRUE will also lend their song to be use

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  • Kato Miliyah releases official app

    December 22, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    On December 19th, Kato Miliyah released her official app (adroitly called the “Kato Miliyah Official App”) for iPhone and Android users. This free app will allow its users to keep track of her news, watch video clips, browse through her profile and discography, as well as purchase her music through Sony Music Shop. Additionally, the “Kato Miliyah Official App” allows its users to browse through h TV shows, radio, magazines, and other medi

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  • Trailer released for Hiroki Ryuichi's "RIVER", starring Renbutsu Misako

    December 22, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    A first trailer has just been released for Hiroki Ryuichi's "RIVER", starring young actress Renbutsu Misako. Director Hiroki's latest film tackles the subject of the 2008 Akihabara massacre (or 'Akihabara Torima Jiken'). Reportedly, it has long been a wish of him to address this topic. "RIVER" tells the story of 'Hikari' (Renbutsu), a young woman who lost her loved one during the Akihabara massacre that happened in June 2008, and now trie

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