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  • Kago Ai transported to hospital after attempted suicide

    September 11, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    On September 11th, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai (23) was found on the floor in her apartment by her agency officials. According to the Azabu Police, Kago had slit her wrist and was quickly transported to a hospital. Her life is not in danger. Kago's agency officials immediately rushed over to her apartment when she hinted suicide during a phone call. When they got there, they found her on the ground in a haze, and reported the i

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  • AKB48 to create sister group in Indonesia, aims for debut at year's end

    September 11, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    AKB48 held a theatrical-style handshake event for "Flying Get" on September 11th, where they announced that they would soon create their first overseas sister group, "JKT48"! Produced by AKB48 mastermind Akimoto Yasushi, JKT48 will follow the concept of "an idol you can go to meet". Auditions will be held in Indonesia, with the aim to have JKT48 make their debut at the end of the year. Those applicants who pass the final exam in mid-Oct

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  • Alice Nine thanks fans at NHK Hall + announces a new single

    September 11, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    On September 9th, visual kei band Alice Nine held a one-man live for 3,500 fans at NHK Hall. The live kicked off with a video clip of the band venturing into various locations in Shibuya. They revved up the crowd with 21 songs, including "Senkou", "Heart of Gold", "GEMINI", and "birth in death". Vocalist Shou called out to the fans with a heartfelt message, saying, "There were a lot of things that happened over these seven years, but th

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  • Anne to co-star with Miura Takahiro for NHK drama, "Quilt no Ie"

    September 11, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    On September 10th, actress Anne (25) attended a press conference at Kinuta Studio for her NHK Saturday drama, “Quilt no Ie”, which is scheduled to air in January of next year. "Quilt no Ie" is described to be a human drama about a married couple, and stars Anne, Miura Takahiro (25), and Yamazaki Tsutomu (74). Miura will play the second son to Miura Tomokazu (59) and former singer Yamaguchi Momoe (52) and Anne will play his childhood friend

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  • Rinka reveals her first baby will be a boy

    September 11, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    On September 10, model Rinka (28) made her first appearance after announcing her pregnancy at reader’s event ‘sweet collection’ for the fashion magazine “sweet”. With her 8-month tummy, she made her down the runway. As a part of the surprise to congratulate her pregnancy, a pink light from the audience shined on her and she said, “I am so happy”.  She was so touched she could barely utter words. Rinka married back in 2010, her baby is

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  • Mitsushima Hikari to have her own film festival in Yokohama!?

    September 11, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    On September 9th, representatives revealed that four movies starring Mitsushima Hikari (25)’s will be featured in her own film festival, ‘Mitsushima Hikari Film Festival’.  The film festival will take place at TOHO Cinemas Lalaport in Yokohama for one day only, September 17th. This film festival is part of a project called, ‘Lala Yokohama Film Festival’, and she will be the second person to have their name featured as the event name. The

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  • Nishino Kana concludes her nationwide tour

    September 11, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    On September 9th, singer Nishino Kana performed for the first time at Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo. This was the last venue for her nationwide tour (‘Kanayan Tour 2011 ~Summer~') which began back in July and attracted 50,000 people in total. In the midst of her fans calling out to her, the songstress said, “Budoukan Final~! Let’s make unforgettable memories that only everyone here and I can make!” She added, “Memories cannot be created just b

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  • Koyuki talks about the progress of her baby at the premiere of 'Tantei wa BAR ni Iru'

    September 11, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    On September 10th, actress Koyuki, who recently announced her baby with actor Matsuyama Kenichi on the 3rd, attended the opening premiere of her movie, 'Tantei wa BAR ni iru', and making her first appearance since her pregnancy announcement seven days ago. Now five months pregnant, she wore a black, long and loose dress to the premiere.  Her co-star Oizumi Yo stated, “To me, this is a movie that we have raised like a child but this baby t

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  • 'KOTOKO' receives the Orizzonti prize at the Venice International Film Festival

    September 11, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    On September 10th, it was announced that singer-songwriter Cocco’s starring movie 'KOTOKO' (directed by Tsukamoto Shinya) received an Orizzonti prize at the ‘68th Venice International Film Festival’.  The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. The film tells the story of a woman who tries very hard to raise a child, but the struggle eventually destroys the balance in her life.  It is said to be based

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  • SHOTA to release "YOU & I" on US iTunes!

    September 10, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    Fans of Shimizu Shota will be happy to know that the R&B singer will be releasing his single, "YOU & I" on US iTunes! He will go under the name SHOTA in the iTunes music store. The song "YOU & I" is a joyful up-tempo love song recorded in NYC last fall and will hit the US iTunes Store on September 20th. The song became a campaign song for Sony Walkman and it is also being featured on FCI, the largest Japanese broadcaster’s theme

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