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  • Check out Oricon's weekly charts for April 16th!

    April 11, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    Oricon has just revealed the results of their weekly charts for the week of April 16th! Check them out below! === <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. “GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku” – B'z : 4/4 (143,402) 2. “Oppa, Oppa” – SUPER JUNIOR DONGHAE & EUNHYUK : 4/4 (68,475) 3. “Ikiteru Ikiteku” – Fukuyama Masaharu : 3/28 (23,032) 4. “Hitori Nagaragawa” – Mizumori Kaori : 4/4 (20,278) 5. “Beat Generation/No More Dist

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  • Yuzu reveals jacket cover for "With You"

    April 11, 2012 @ 2:57 am

    Pop duo Yuzu has revealed the jacket cover for their upcoming single, "With You"! As reported earlier, the title track is currently the theme song for 'Nippon Life Insurance'. It was both written and composed by member Kitagawa Yujin. For its coupling tracks, the single will include a song by member Iwasawa Koji called "Yes", and an orchestra version of "Niji". The single is scheduled to be released on May 23rd. Additionally, prior t

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  • Ninomiya Kazunari's new Pocky CM released!

    April 11, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari will once again be starring in the new commercial for Glico's chocolate snack 'Pocky'. Like the previous CM, Ninomiya continues to dance to hip hop artist MC Hammer's signature song, "U Can't Touch This". This time, he mishears the lyrics as "Tabi ni aundesu" (It suits travels). To coincide the CM, 'Pocky' is currently holding a campaign through their official website for a chance to win a 'Pocky' original sui

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  • Matsuda Seiko announces new single, "Namida no Shizuku"

    April 10, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    Matsuda Seiko has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Namida no Shizuku", on May 2nd! The title track will be used as the image song for the upcoming film, 'Waga Haha no Ki', which will open in theaters nationwide on April 28th. This movie is based on Inoue Yasushi's novel, 'Waga Haha no Ki ~Hana no Shita. Tsuki no Hikari. Yuki no Omote', and stars Yakusho Koji, Kiki Kirin, Miyazaki Aoi, Minami Kaho, Kimura Midoriko, Mimu

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  • RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for March 2012

    April 10, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of March. This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers. RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards: Gold - 100,000 units sold Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold Million - 1,000,000

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – April 2nd~April 8th

    April 10, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232437" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – April 2nd~April 8th"][/caption] This edition of the Drama Prime Time Report features one new morning, one new prime time, two new midnight and one new late-night dramas that began airing in the past week. As reported in a previous article, Monday marked the start of the 2012 spring/summer NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' starring Horikita M

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu absent from nationwide tour due to poor health

    April 10, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    It's been reported that AKB48's Watanabe Mayu will be absent from a portion of the group's nationwide tour, "AKB48 Nationwide Tour 2012 'Nonaka Misato, Ugoku. ~47 Todofuken de Aimashou~'", due to poor health. According to the announcement, Watanabe was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis and inflammation around the pharynx after medical examination. Consequently, Watanabe will be absent from Team B's upcoming concerts on April 11th at

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  • Fukuhara Miho collaborates with Miura Daichi for new single

    April 10, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    Singer-songwriter Fukuhara Miho has announced that she will be releasing her new single, "Dream On feat. Miura Daichi", on May 16th! This will be Fukuhara's first single in about 2 years, and her first release since her "Soul EP" series. "Dream On feat. Miura Daichi" is a message song to Fukuhara's deceased musician friends with positive lyrics. She also wrote Miura's part from his point of view. The single will be released in both limi

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  • AKB48's short comedy program to have a second installment

    April 10, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    On April 9th, AKB48’s Minegishi Minami (19), Yokoyama Yui (19), and Umeda Ayaka (23) made a guest appearance at Hikari TV’s announcement event. At this event, the members announced the second installment of AKB48’s short comedy program, "Bimyou~" which aired its last episode back in March. The program contents and broadcast times has yet to be revealed, and the 3 girls were asked what challenges they would like to face in the new program.

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  • Sasaki Nozomi, Nagasawa Masami, Takei Emi, Ishikawa Ryo to star in new CM for Lotte Ghana

    April 10, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Actresses Sasaki Nozomi, Nagasawa Masami, Takei Emi, and professional golfer Ishikawa Ryo will be starring in Lotte's Mother's Day campaign CM "Mother's Day 2012". The CM is a part of Lotte's annual "Mother's Day Ghana" campaign that has been airing every year since 2003. With 8,000 red carnations in the background, Sasaki, Nagasawa, Takei, and Ishikawa will each express their feelings of gratitude toward their mothers with 'Ghana Milk Cho

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