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  • Takamiy performs with Felix the Cat

    August 16, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    On August 14th, Takamiy (57) performed at the Pacifico Yokohama alongside the universally popular American cartoon character Felix the Cat.  On behalf of the sale of their collaboration guitar, Takamiy and a Felix Kigurumi (kigurumi = a performer dressed in a cartoon character costume) revealed the song “Felix the Rock,” which was composed for Felix the Cat.  Additionally, Takamiy sang with enthusiasm a total of 26 songs including her new son

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  • Tanimura Nana holds an event under Tokyo Tower

    August 16, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    On August 14th, Tanimura Nana held a commemoration event under Tokyo Tower for her first album, “NANA BEST”. 800 fans showed up to watch Tanimura perform five songs, including “JUNGLE DANCE” and “Toxic”. For the last song, the star changed into a sexy T-shirt with a bikini print to perform “SEXY SENORITA”. When the event was over, Tanimura revealed that in addition to singing, she would like to try other things as well. She happily fini

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  • AKB48's Ishida Haruka cosplays for "Chevalier Saga Tactics" press conference

    August 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    On August 16th, AKB48 member Ishida Haruka attended a press conference for the new RPG, "Chevalier Saga Tactics". "Even a beginner like me can enjoy the game, so I want everyone to experience it," said Ishida, promoting the game as its official navigator. Ishida was a runner-up in last year's "AKB48 Senbatsu Janken Taikai". As she prepares for next month's match, she commented, "I will do my best again. My rival is myself of last year."

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  • Tsuji Nozomi wows with her beach body in Okinawa

    August 16, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi (24) showed off her beach body on her blog recently. On August 11th, the families of both Tsuji Nozomi and her husband Sugiura Taiyou all got together for a trip to Okinawa, where they planned to fully enjoy themselves on the Okinawan beaches. In December 2010, Tsuji had her second child, but one would never have guessed it with the pictures she posted. Several fans commented on her style, s

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  • Kuraki Mai to sing national anthem at Nadeshiko Japan charity soccer match

    August 16, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    On August 19th, Kuraki Mai will sing the national anthem for a soccer charity match between Nadeshiko Japan and Nadeshiko League at the National Stadium in Tokyo. This will be her second time singing the national anthem for a soccer charity match. Back in March, she sang a beautiful a capella rendition of “Kimigayo” for ‘The Tohoku Earthquake Recovery Support Charity Match Ganbare Nippon! SAMURAI BLUE vs. J League TEAM AS ONE’. Since th

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  • "Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!" holds onto Oricon Top 10 ranking for 12 consecutive weeks

    August 16, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Child actors Ashida Mana (7) and Suzuki Fuku (7) released a collaboration song called “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori!”  on May 25th under the name “Kaoru to Tomoki, Tama ni Mook”, and amazingly, it's held strong onto its Top 10 ranking on the Oricon charts! The song has sold 23,000 copies this week and placed 5th on the Oricon Single Ranking Chart for the week of August 22nd. The song went up two spots from last week’s 7th place, and since June 6th

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  • DiVA's Miyazawa Sae celebrates birthday with live concert

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    On August 13th, AKB48 sub-unit DiVA celebrated the release of their newest single "Cry" by holding a live event at Ai Chikyuu Haku Memorial Park. August 13th was also member Miyazawa Sae's birthday, and so despite the intense heat, 2,300 fans gathered for this special event. While the four members were on standby for their next number, "Namida Surprise" started to play instead. The other three members - Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka and Mas

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  • Rainbow reveals track list + jacket covers for debut single "A"

    August 16, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    Korean girl group Rainbow are preparing to debut into the J-Pop industry with their hit track, "A". On August 16th, they revealed the track list info and covers for their debut single through their official Japanese website. "A" will come in three editions: Version 'A', Version 'B', and Version 'C'. Version 'A' will come with a CD and DVD, while version 'B' will include a special photobook. Meanwhile, version 'C' will feature a bonus track n

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  • Singer Futaba Akiko passes away due to acute heart failure

    August 16, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    It's been reported that singer Futaba Akiko passed away on August 16th at 3:30 AM. According to her record label, the singer passed away due to acute heart failure at a nursing home in Hiroshima. She was 96 years old. Futaba, whose real name was Kato Yoshie, was born on February 2nd, 1915 in Hiroshima. In 1936, she signed with Columbia records and made her debut with "Ai no Youran". Her talent and voice made her one of the most popular

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  • GOING UNDER GROUND to sing poignant theme song for movie, "Hara ga Kore Nande"

    August 16, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Rock band GOING UNDER GROUND will be providing their new song "Ai Nante" for the upcoming movie, "Hara ga Kore Nande", which will hit theatres in November. The movie is a heart-warming comedy telling the story of a pregnant woman (Naka Riisa) who feels obligated to save peoples' lives. The theme song was personally requested by director Ishii Yuya, who's known for his movies "Kawa no Soko kara Konichiwa" and "Azemichi no Dandy". Ishii a

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