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  • Japan Twitter Trends for October 2011!

    November 10, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases the top Twitter trends in Japan.  With October recently coming to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have just released their rankings for October. With the passing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs on October 5th, it’s no surprise that his name was mentioned frequently throughout the rankings. If you want to go back in time to compare what trended in the past, you can see September’s rankings here. == [W

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  • Matsumoto Jun, Eita & Oizumi Yo to star in next Fuji TV Monday drama

    November 10, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    Earlier oday, Fuji TV revealed the first details about their Monday-9pm ('Getsu 9') drama for the winter season that will begin airing in January. This season we get to enjoy a great female cast in a drama all about love and problems of women with "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Ryuu". Next season we can look forward to a real action drama called "Lucky Seven", starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun, Eita, and Oizumi Yo as the members of a detective ag

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi becomes Nobita from "Doraemon" for Toyota's new CM

    November 10, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    11/11 (Friday) marks the release of Toyota's new CM, featuring the first-ever live action adaptation of the quintessentially Japanese manga "Doraemon".  The commercial is highlighted by actor Tsumabuki Satoshi, who brings comedy and laughter to his role as a 30-year old Nobita, fainthearted and timid as ever despite adulthood. To convey their hope of creating "dream cars," Toyota has fittingly embarked on promotions with "Doraemon", who ha

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  • Ueto Aya, Wada Akiko & Miyasako Hiroyuki talk about "Real Steel"

    November 10, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Today it was revealed that actress Ueto Aya, singer Wada Akiko, and comedian Miyasako Hiroyuki will be actively promoting the upcoming release of the American movie "Real Steel". The three will promote the movie in the form of three TV spots, where they comment about the movie and its theme while the viewers get to see snippets from the movie. They were chosen for the TV spots, because they all have a very strong image, just like strength

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  • Okada Masaki's sweet Christmas present makes Eikura Nana cry

    November 10, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Actress Eikura Nana was clearly surprised, when actor Okada Masaki suddenly pulled out a Christmas present for her at a PR event for their movie "Antoki no Inochi" ("Life Back Then") on November 10th. "Antoki no Inochi" portrays a story of Nagashima Kyohei (Okada) and Kubota Yuki (Eikura), two individuals with a complicated past who slowly establish an emotional bond with each other. It's an exceptional story that earned it the Innovation

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  • Berryz Koubou & C-ute attend pre-screening event for their new horror movie

    November 10, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    On the 9th, idol groups Berryz Koubou and C-ute attended a pre-screening event for their new horror movie “Ousama Game” (King Game). This is the first time that all the members of both groups have appeared in a movie, which brought about a friendly bragging competition between the two groups. C-ute’s leader Yajima Maimi boasted about her group, “We have great unity and teamwork”. The comment only caused Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Sak

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  • Next episode of MUSIC JAPAN to feature KinKi Kids

    November 10, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    Popular music program, MUSIC JAPAN, has revealed that their November 13th broadcast will feature a KinKi Kids special! This special episode will mark the first time for KinKi Kids to appear on the show. During the talk segment, KinKi Kids will reflect upon their history with a video clip and will share unknown episodes from the creation of their new album. The 30-minute program will also present the viewers' questions and messages to the m

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  • Not yet talks about love in "Pera Pera Perao" DVD

    November 10, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    AKB48 sub-unit Not yet is gearing up to release their third single, "Pera Pera Perao". As  reported earlier, the single will come in three different versions: Type A, Type B, and Type C. Each edition will come with a DVD containing the music video for "Pera Pera Perao" and a special video recording. The DVD for Type A will feature a 'girl's talk' between members Oshima Yuko (23), Sashihara Rino (18), Kitahara Rie (20), and Yokoyama Yui

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  • Anne & Kiritani Kenta receive the 'Whiskey Lovers Award 2011'

    November 10, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    On November 9th, model/actress Anne and actor Kiritani Kenta received the 'Whiskey Lovers Award' at a ceremony in Tokyo. The two of them were chosen as the two 'New Whiskey Lovers', representing young stars that are expected to 'mature' towards a great future, just like good whiskey. Anne commented while receiving the award, "With this I've finally joined the group of adults. From now on I'd like to deepen my knowledge about and love fo

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  • AKB48 stamps cause Japan Post Network homepage to crash

    November 10, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    We previously reported that Japan Post would begin selling stamp sheets bearing the faces of popular idol group, AKB48. It's being reported that once they were made available on November 8th, the influx of traffic caused the Japan Post homepage to crash. Fans rushed to the site all at once in order to grab a sheet, as it was the first time that AKB48 stamps were ever produced. Those who were unlucky won't have to mourn their loss for long,

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