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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu holds her first live in America

    December 13, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    On December 9th, model-turned-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu held her first live concert in the States at a Los Angeles cafe and gallery, "ROYAL/T". The concert gathered over 6,000 fans, forcing authorities to hold the event in a shift system. Kyary expressed,  "I never thought so many people overseas would be this happy. I will do my best to give the appeal of Japan!" Kyary's debut song, "PONPONPON", reached over 10 million views on YouTube,

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for November 2011!

    December 13, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    releases the top Twitter trends in Japan.  With November recently coming to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have just released their rankings for November. If you want to go back in time to compare what trended in the past, you can see October’s rankings here. Also, don't forget to check out the top Twitter Trends for 2011 here. == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Month] 1. Earthquakes - #2 2. Trains - #1 3. TPP – NEW

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  • 12012 to release a self-titled album in March

    December 13, 2011 @ 5:13 am

    Last month 12012 had a random countdown on their official page, with piqued fans interest. The countdown has finally finished on “12012 Day”, December 12th, and the group announced that they would be releasing a new album and also posted a new image. The band will be releasing a self-titled album “12012” on March 14, 2012. This will be their first release as a four member band, so people are quite curious what they will be bringing to the

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  • "OKAXILE" makes an appearance at EXILE's Tokyo Dome concert

    December 13, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    On December 11th, Okamura Takashi of comedian duo Ninety Nine made an appearance at EXILE's live concert, "EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~", at Tokyo Dome. The last time Okamura appeared on EXILE's live was back in August 2007 at Tokyo Big Sight. It's been 4 years since the return of "OKAXILE", so the crowd of 50,000 fans were at the climax of their excitement. After dancing as a part of E-Girls and EXPG Kids Dancers, Ok

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  • Koda Kumi & KENJI03 share thoughts on upcoming marriage

    December 13, 2011 @ 2:30 am

    As reported earlier today, singer Koda Kumi announced that she will be getting married to KENJI03, the vocalist and guitarist of BACK-ON. A few more details have been revealed regarding the upcoming marriage. According to a representative, Koda is not pregnant, and the couple is planning to register their marriage at the end of this month.  Both Koda and KENJI03 belong to the same agency, and grew closer when Koda and BACK-ON collaborated

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  • MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS' Yoshino Tsutomu to leave the band

    December 13, 2011 @ 12:46 am

    It's been announced that rock band MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS drummer Yoshino Tsutomu will be leaving the band. Yoshino entered the band as their official member in December 2009. He has not revealed his reasons for withdrawing, but commented, "Being in Masu Dore, I've experienced many things, and I've had many fun moments. When I look back at my life as an old man, I know my days with Masu Dore will be the biggest event of my life." He al

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  • Tanihara Shosuke to star in a 'Lucky Seven' spin-off drama

    December 12, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced that they will be airing a spin-off of their upcoming Monday drama, 'Lucky Seven', on Fuji TV Two. The spin-off is called 'Shiritsu Tantei ★ Makabe Ryu' and will star Tanihara Shosuke as the private detective Makabe Ryu. The story of the 'Shiritsu Tantei ★ Makabe Ryu' is set inside a detective drama that the characters of 'Lucky Seven' like to watch on TV. Especially the protagonist, played by Arashi's Matsumoto

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  • AKB48 breaks records and has their 4th consecutive first week million selling single

    December 12, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    AKB48’s 24th single “Ue Kara MARIKO” has come in as the 5th highest selling single in its first week. This track sold 1,199,000 copies, naturally making it the number one single for the week of December 19th. AKB48 has also created a historic first, being the first artists ever to sell four consecutive “First Week Million” singles. Additionally, all five of their singles this year have sold one million copies. In September, AKB48 held the

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  • Akanishi Jin's American debut album tops Oricon chart

    December 12, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Akanishi Jin’s American debut mini album “TEST DRIVE featuring JASON DERULO” has sold 109,000 copies, taking the number one spot on Oricon’s 12/19 Weekly Album Ranking. This album is Akanishi’s second work in a row to top the Oricon chart, following by his solo debut single “Eternal”. The last Japanese artist to place number one on Oricon with their foreign debut was Utada Hikaru’s “EXODUS” which was released in September 2004. It has been

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  • Yamazaki Mari's "Thermae Romae" to get anime adaptation

    December 12, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    It's been reported that Yamazaki Mari's popular manga, "Thermae Romae", will be getting an anime adaptation next year! The anime will air on Fuji TV's 'Noitamina' time slot from January 12th for a total of 3 episodes. This is the first time a 3-episode anime will air on the 'noitamina' time slot. The cast and staff will be announced at a later date, and an official website is scheduled to open in the upcoming days. "Thermae Romae" is

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