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  • A.B.C-Z's Kawai Fumito breaks his leg during stage performance

    July 29, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    Kawai Fumito (23) of Johnny’s Jr. five-member unit, A.B.C-Z, broke his left leg during the performance of musical ‘PLAYZONE’ 11 SONG & DANC’N’ at Tokyo's Aoyama Theater in Tokyo. According to Johnny’s Entertainment, Kawai fractured his foot after he jumped off stage on July 23rd. After he was examined, he was told that his leg would need at least one month for a full recovery. Consequently, Kawai will cancel the remainder of his appeara

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  • 'COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12' confirms dates!

    July 29, 2011 @ 1:27 am

    It's been confirmed that this year's 'COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12' ' will be held from December 28th to the 31st. This 4-day event is  an annual holiday celebration, and will be held at the Chiba Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall. This New Year's festival started in 2003, and has been attracting bigger names each year. Last year, a total of 162 artists such as Superfly, ONE OK ROCK, Maximum the Hormone, and the HIATUS, performed for a

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  • EXILE's charity song and ATSUSHI's solo song to be released as a double A-side single!

    July 29, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Previously, tokyohive reported that EXILE's ATSUSHI would be making his solo debut with the song, "Itsuka Kitto...". In the past, ATSUSHI presented solo songs through EXILE's albums, but this will be the first time a CD will be released under his own name. Their 10th anniversary release, therefore, is an extra special one - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI will release a double A-side single titled, "Rising Sun/Itsuka Kitto..."! "Itsuka Kitto..." is a

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  • New PV teaser revealed for 2PM's "I'm Your Man"

    July 29, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    A few weeks back, 2PM released their first PV teaser for their new single, "I'm Your Man". Today, a longer preview aired through 's 'Mezamashi TV' with some new choreography shots. Looking sharp and sophisticated, the members use canes in their dance moves, evoking the style of the 'modern gentlemen'. Check out the preview below! 2PM will release their second Japanese single on August 17th. Tip: Micah

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi reveals she has vocal cord nodules

    July 28, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    On July 28th, AKB48 member Itano Tomomi revealed through her official blog that she was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules. She wrote, “This whole month I was thinking my voice was hoarse…it seems that I have vocal cord nodules.” She added, “I am worried that it won’t heal that quickly. For now, I would like some rest.” Vocal cord nodules are condition where the two vocal cords comes in contact and creates friction, thus making one’s voi

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  • Horipro's "Talent Scout Caravan" is coming to L.A. this year

    July 28, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Major talent agency 'Horipro' announced that the "36th Horipro Talent Scout Caravan" will make a stop in Los Angeles this year. The agency's scout caravan was the first step in the career for many great stars such as Fukada Kyoko, Ayase Haruka, and Ishihara Satomi. This year they're focusing on discovering many new voice-actresses and due to the basic requirements of being good enough in Japanese to have a normal conversation, regardless o

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  • Momoiro Clover Z to cut their hair if their album doesn't hit #1?

    July 28, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    On July 27th, five-member idol group Momoiro Clover Z held an event to celebrate the release of their first album, "Battle and Romance". Riding in the back of the "Momoclo Election Car", the group made a memorable speech in front of the Tokyo Tower. "Are there any idol groups that make you as energetic (as Momoclo)?" shouted Nankai Candies member Yamasato Ryouta to the crowd. Member Tamai Shiori added, "If this album isn't number one, I'll

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  • PASSPO☆ reveals full PV for "ViVi Natsu"!

    July 28, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    Idol group PASSPO☆ has just revealed the full PV for their latest single, "ViVi Natsu"! The PV switches between dance scenes and adorable shots of the girls playing around together for the perfect summer music video. Check out the PV below!

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  • Mukai Osamu to create his own club for Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaerukotoga Dekinai

    July 28, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    In promotions for his new starring movie, “Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaerukotoga Dekinai.” (to be released on September 23rd), actor Mukai Osamu is recruiting for his own club, “Mukai Osamu ni Aitai” (“I Want to Meet Mukai Osamu”). This club was created based on this same movie that tells a true story about four bored college students who decide to volunteer to bring something new to their mundane life. Mukai, who “worked very hard” for thi

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  • Dir en Grey become regulars on NicoNico Douga

    July 28, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Rock band Dir en Grey may be gearing up for their world tour this fall and winter in the Americas, but before that occurs the band will be releasing a new album, "DUM SPIRO SPERO" on August 3rd. It was also recently announced that the band will become regulars on NicoNico Douga monthly program 'DIR EN GREY x Boo CHANNEL'. The show will start at 20:00 the night before their album release. Member, Die (G) will be the first member to appea

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