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  • Check out performances from this week's 'CDTV'

    September 25, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    This week's 'Count Down TV' (CDTV) had two stunning performances. The first guest was Koda Kumi who performed her latest ballad "Ai wo Tomenaide" on a bed of roses. Pop duo Pornograffitti performed "One More Time" in a stage resembling a wrestling ring. Check them out below. - < Koda Kumi - 'Ai wo Tomenaide' > - < Pornograffitti - 'One More Time' >

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  • Hoshino Aki to publicly show her engagement ring for the first time on TV

    September 25, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Earlier, we reported that talento Hoshino Aki (34) became engaged to horse jockey Miura Kousei (21). Fans have been dying for a glimpse of her engagement ring, and now they'll finally get to see it in a special broadcast of her regular program, Kansai TV’s “Takajin Mune Ippai”. During the broadcast, singer Yashiki Takajin (61) reportedly asked her, “It’s not a mistake, right?”. Hoshino responded with, “Since we are engaged, it will be a p

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  • Ozawa Ryota holds handshake event for his first photobook

    September 25, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    On September 23rd, actor Ozawa Ryota held a handshake event in commemoration of his very first photobook, 'COLORS', at Fukuya Bookstore in Shinjuku Subnade. Ozawa's photobook was shot in the vibrant city of Okinawa back in July. Holding his piece of work confidently he commented, "I made it wholeheartedly. For the second one, I want to go somewhere overseas that I haven't gone to before. Somewhere in Europe." 'COLORS' will be released o

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  • Horikita Maki's staff uploads a cute picture of her with a little kitten

    September 25, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    Horikita Maki's staff updated her official staff blog with an adorable picture of the actress holding a cute kitten. In a recent blog post they revealed that she is going to appear on an upcoming special of the TV show 'Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen'. This variety and educational show revolves around animals and regularly features celebrities interacting with all kind of animals Horikita recorded together with the kitten for the show's pop

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  • Performances from September 24th's Happy Music

    September 25, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    On this week's episode of Happy Music, new idol group Fairies performed their debut single "More Kiss". Joining them were BENI performing "Koe wo Kikasete" a song she completely produced, as well as Koda Kumi and rock group BREAKERZ. Korean group Rainbow also performed their Japanese debut single "A", you can see it here. - < Fairies - 'More Kiss' (starts at 10:01) > - < Koda Kumi - 'Ai wo Tomenaide' > -

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  • Mitani Koki lectures at Nihon University

    September 25, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    On September 23rd, director Mitani Koki lectured for the first time at his alma mater, Nihon University's Faculty of Arts. In front of 100 students, he discussed his works and his opinions on being a film director. During the Q&A session, Mitani advised, "I have a job that I like, so I've never felt stress. The moment you feel stress, you know that you're not suited for that job." He continued, "In the future, if you ever win the scree

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  • YUI holds a free live on the streets of Shanghai

    September 25, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    On September 24th, singer-songwriter YUI held a free live on the streets of Shanghai. It is very unusual for a Japanese singer to perform live on the streets as the security is very tight in China. While there was almost no advanced notices for the live, many young people stopped to listen to YUI sing a total of 4 songs as she strummed her guitar. Following her street live, YUI then sang on a special stage at Hisamitsu Department Store

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  • NMB48's upcoming CM, "ROUND 1", to broadcast nationwide for the first time!

    September 25, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    On September 25th, it was announced that AKB48’s sibling group from Namba, Osaka NMB48’s upcoming CM will be broadcasted nationwide. Their starring CM is titled 'ROUND 1'.  This will be the first nationally broadcast CM for the group. In the CM, they will be endorsing an amusement park of the same name.  It's said to feature footage of various members bowling at a game center. At the press conference event held in Osaka, member Yamada N

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  • Yuzu's Iwasawa Koji to marry his girlfriend

    September 25, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    It's been revealed that folk duo Yuzu's Iwasawa Koji (34) will be holding a wedding party on September 25th. His partner is a non-celebrity in her 30's from Yokohama. Iwasawa and his girlfriend have been dating since Yuzu held amateur activities in Isezakicho as street musicians, and she has supported him throughout the years. Although Iwasawa is wrapped in a busy schedule, he continued his relationship by going out on dates a few times a

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  • Eikura Nana sings for Lotte's "Yukimi Daifuku" CM!

    September 25, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    On September 23rd, Eikura Nana's latest CM for Lotte's 'Yukimi Daifuku' was revealed! As their image character for this CM, this well-known actress sings along to “Yukimi Daifuku 30-sai” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this well-known ice-cream while stretching the rice cake. Regarding this CM, Eikura stated, “This time, I was able to stretch the rice cake as far as possible so I am satisfied that it went so well! If you have a ch

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