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  • Koyama Keiichiro shares his thoughts on NEWS' fresh start

    October 11, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    On October 10th, NEWS member Koyama Keiichiro appeared on "news every.", which he regularly takes part in as a newscaster. During the program, he shared his thoughts on the group's fresh start. This is the first time for any NEWS member to speak live after Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo left the group. Koyama was asked by NTV's newscaster Fujii Takahiko to give a few words about NEWS' fresh start. Gazing solemnly into the camera, Koyama

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  • Kiritani Mirei & Kasahara Hideyuki are dating?

    October 11, 2011 @ 4:53 am

    On October 10th, Sports Hochi reported that model/actress Kiritani Mirei (21) is dating  actor Kasahara Hideyuki (28). According to their source, the two began dating when they co-starred in the drama series, "Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku" which aired on Fuji TV last summer. Reportedly, Kasahara fell head over heels for Kiritani and pursued her persistently until she agreed to date him. Though they've cultivated their love quietly,

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  • KARA releases PV preview of "Winter Magic"

    October 11, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    Girl group KARA will soon be making their comeback to Japan with their new single, "Winter Magic". To boost anticipation, Universal Music Japan unveiled a preview of their new PV! To match the theme of 'winter', the girls filmed on a white-themed set that emphasized a sense of innocence. The girls aim to show a more gentle charisma this time around to match the 'pure' feel of the song. Check out their preview below, and stay tuned for m

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  • YUI tops Oricon weekly chart with "Green a.live"

    October 11, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Singer-songwriter YUI released her 20th single, "Green a.live", on October 5th, and topped the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking by selling a total of 56,000 copies in its first week! This is her first time topping the single charts since "to Mother", which was released in June of last year. "Green a.live" is YUI's first song that she wrote after the Tohoku Earthquake. Since the disasters, the singer has held acoustic lives at schools in stricken

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  • AKB48, Koda Kumi, EXILE, and more perform at Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival

    October 11, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    On October 9th, "The 2nd Japan-Vietnam Friendship Music Festival~Kono Heiwa wo Yume mite~" which was proposed by singer/actor Sugi Ryotaro, was held at the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam.  This music festival was held to thank Vietnam for their support for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the venue. As reported back in August,  7 groups of artists, such as AKB48, Koda Kumi, and EXILE, attended the m

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  • V6 wraps up their 'Sexy.Honey.Bunny!' tour

    October 10, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    On October 10th, V6 wrapped up their live tour, 'Sexy.Honey.Bunny!', at Yokohama Arena. This marked V6's first concert at Yokohama Arena in 10 years. During the performance, a live clip of the boys past 10 years ago was presented. Seeing this, member Miyake Ken exclaimed, "Too much!", while Sakamoto Masayuki reflected upon their past saying, "Everyone became adults. I think the only one who hasn't changed is [Miyake] Ken." The concert a

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  • AKB48 'Team 4' makes their theater debut

    October 10, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    On October 10th, AKB48's newest team, 'Team 4', made their theater debut with "Himawari 1st 'Boku no Taiyou'", at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara. Member Shimazaki Haruka (17) expressed, "At last, we were able to welcome our first day. This theater debut marks the beginning of Team 4's history." Meanwhile, acting captain Shimada Haruka (18) enthusiastically stated, "We will be fresh and do our best as we take each other's hands. Please support

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  • Ichihara Hayato and Toda Erika high fives with 1000 fans

    October 10, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    Ichihara Hayato and Toda Erika, both stars of the movie 'DOG POLICE Junpaku no Kizuna', held a commemorative event to celebrate the mega hit of their new movie together. The event was held at Chinechitta Kawasaki. The movie follows the pursuit of a police officer (played by Ichihara), a guard dog trainer (played by Toda) and their partner dogs in solving a series of continuous terrorist attacks. At the event, Ichihara and Toda brought Shir

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  • Press conference for "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu"

    October 10, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_195722" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="From left: Oshima, Karina, Yoshitaka, and Inamori"][/caption] Today, Fuji TV held a press conference for their upcoming Monday drama "Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu", starring Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Oshima Yuko (AKB48), and Inamori Izumi. The network describes the drama as the most unique, true-to-life love story in the history of Monday 9pm ('Getsu9') dramas. It de

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  • Ebihara Yuri congratulates Yasu Megumi on her engagement

    October 10, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    On October 8th, model Ebihara Yuri (32) attended a release event and a female-only handshaking event for her photo book “EBIO 1” at Fukuya Shoten in Kobe where she congratulated Yasu Megumi (29) for her engagement with comedian Azuma Takahiro (41). According to Ebihara, Yasu is a good friend and often go out to eat together. The model stated about this newly engaged couple, “They are a great couple with a lot of faith, trust, and bond wit

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