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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 26th~October 2nd

    October 3, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    [caption id="attachment_194273" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kutsuna Shiori in "Meitantei Conan" (NTV)"][/caption] The Drama Prime Time Report will be updated on a weekly basis until the fall season is in full swing. Last week, the remaining summer dramas have come to an end, including "Arakawa Under the Bridge" (TBS), "Rokudenashi BLUES" (NTV), "Meitantei Conan" (NTV), "Ouran High School Host Club" (TBS), and "Kingyo

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  • ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION to perform at Waseda University's school festival

    October 3, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    It's been revealed that rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION will be performing at Waseda University's school festival, "Waseda Festival 2011", on November 5th. This will be the band's second time performing in the Waseda Festival after holding a stage at this event in 2003. The festival has also been given a subtitle, "Sayonara Yutori Generation". A limited number of student tickets will be available for purchase on Waseda campus only fr

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  • AKB48 to take on a radio drama, "AKB Radio Drama Theater"

    October 3, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    AKB48 members Takahashi Minami, Watanabe Mayu, and Miyazawa Sae recently held a press conference after recording for their new radio program, "AKB Radio Drama Theater". Each week, the drama will focus on a theme that the girls could relate to, such as 'first love', 'friendships', 'stage', and 'rival'. Although AKB48 is prohibited from being in relationships, the first week's theme will be 'first love'. The three will appear in the drama's

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  • Gummy reveals short PV for "Gomen ne" feat. BIG BANG's T.O.P.

    October 3, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Korean R&B singer Gummy is ready to take her career to new heights in Japan with her debut mini-album, "Loveless", and to help boost her promotions, she's released a short PV of her title track, "Gomen ne". She's enlisted the help of her fellow labelmate, BIG BANG's T.O.P., to not only rap in her song, but cameo in her PV as well. T.O.P. has taken on the role of a curious caretaker, whose mannerisms reflect the impulsiveness of the bir

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  • Every Little Thing kicks off their 15th anniversary tour

    October 3, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    On October 1st, pop duo Every Little Thing kicked off their nationwide anniversary tour, "Every Little Thing 15th Anniversary Concert Tour 2011~2012 'ORDINARY'", at Urayasu Bunka Kaikan in Chiba. Member Mochida Kaori was moved to tears as she expressed, "Ah, I'm really glad I continued! What I want to convey aren't stories of sufferings. I am filled with gratitude..." The live began with the duo's silhouettes appearing on a white curtai

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  • Downtown to act out a skit together for the first time in 10 years

    October 3, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    Downtown's Matsumoto Hitoshi will be reuniting with his comedy partner, Hamada Masatoshi, for his new regular skit show on NHK called "Matsumoto Hitoshi no Conte MHK". The two of them haven't been together on a skit show for more than 10 years, and they've never performed any skits on NHK before. Producer Matsui Shuhei assured fans that they'll be rolling on the floor with laughter over Downtown's hilarious act. "There is no way you are

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  • Arashi's Matsumoto Jun becomes a magician for 'Meiji Milk Chocolates' CM

    October 3, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Arashi's Matsumoto Jun has become the sweet endorsement model for Meiji Milk Chocolate, who will be celebrating their 85th anniversary this year. Matsumoto's concept will transform him into a fresh-faced gentleman walking through a 'chocolate world'. To express the idea that Meiji Milk Chocolate has been a much-loved favorite for generations, Matsumoto talks to a little girl sitting on a bench. He muses, "Your mom, and your mom's mom have

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  • Mukai Osamu becomes 'Japan-Cambodia Goodwill Ambassador'

    October 3, 2011 @ 5:09 am

    On October 2nd, actor Mukai Osamu attended a stage greeting for his movie, "Bokutachi wa Sekai wo Kaeru Koto ga Dekinai.", at Balto 9 in Shinjuku. During the event, it was announced that Mukai had been chosen to be Japan's first 'Japan-Cambodia Goodwill Ambassador'. He will continue his activities until the end of next year, exchanging promotions as the cultural bridge between the two countries. Because of his passion for Cambodia, the Min

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  • Ebihara Yuri celebrates her 32rd birthday at photobook release event

    October 3, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    On Sunday, October 2nd, model Ebihara Yuri was given a surprise birthday party at the release event of her photobook called "EBI01". She is turning 32 today, October 3rd. At the event she received a 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) high birthday cake made of macaroon. She was impressed and squealed, "Amazing! It's so pretty!" The reporters wanted to know what kind of present she would like to receive from her husband, RIP SLYME's ILMARI, an

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  • Which female celebrities have a refreshing smile?

    October 3, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    As of now, it is said that having a “refreshing” personality is a short-cut through the competitive industry of entertainment. Previously, goo ranking asked it users, “What is considered to be “refreshing” on a woman?” The most popular answer was “A Smile that Never Expires” and brought attention how a smile can be so important to others. To further investigate this survey, goo recently asked, “Which female celebrities have a refreshing smi

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