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  • Japan Twitter Trends for March 2012!

    April 7, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that March has come to an end, they’ve compiled their data and have revealed their rankings for that month. Many trends have to do with the anniversary of the great Tohoku earthquake for the month of March 2012. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out February’s rankings here.) == [Word Ranking] – [Previous Mo

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  • Masi Oka to remake 'SPEC' into a US drama

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    On April 7th, the cast of the movie 'SPEC~Ten', including the two lead actors Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, attended the opening day stage greeting for the film at Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The very high popularity of the 'SPEC' series was evident by the large number of fans who tried to get into the overcrowded venue. After a nationwide PR campaign, the opening day of the long-awaited movie that is going to end the series, which al

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  • Hello Kitty collaborates with movie 'Sadako 3D'

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    On April 7th, it was revealed that Sanrio's Hello Kitty will be collaborating with the horror film character "Sadako" from the popular 'Ring' film series. Sanrio decided on this collaboration after hearing that "Sadako" would be returning in a new film called 'Sadako 3D'. Hello Kitty has been redesigned with Sadako's long, black hair and dress though she kept her trademark pink ribbon. The new series of products will be called "Sadako 3

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  • Oguri Shun comments on his wife Yamada Yu for the first time

    April 7, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    On April 6th, actor Oguri Shun made a guest appearance on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting's music chart program, 'Supacan!', where he made his first comment about his wife, actress Yamada Yu. Oguri was invited by radio personality Muro Tsuyoshi to the "This Week's Friend" segment on the program. When Muro asked, "Shun-chan, do you have someone you love?", Oguri responded, "Me? I love my wife. Of course!" He also revealed his desire to beco

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  • Abe Sadao & Kanno Miho to play married couple in new movie, 'Kiseki no Ringo'

    April 7, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Actor Abe Sadao and actress Kanno Miho will be playing a married couple in a new movie titled 'Kiseki no Ringo'. The movie is based on a non-fiction novel by Ishikawa Takuji, which has sold an exceptional 260,000 copies. It will be directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro, who is known for 'Team Bautista no Eikou'. 'Kiseki no Ringo' is about an actual apple farmer named Kimura Akinori (Abe) and his wife Mieko (Kanno) of Aomori. Due to his wife's

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  • Shiina Ringo to sing theme song for Nakai Masahiro's upcoming drama, 'ATARU'

    April 7, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    It's been a little over a month since the disbandment of Tokyo Jihen, and now, Shiina Ringo has officially resumed her solo career! She will be providing her new song, "Jiyuu e Michizure", for the upcoming drama, 'ATARU'. Starring SMAP's Nakai Masahiro, 'ATARU' tells the story of a man with autism and savant syndrome, who solves various cases using his extraordinary memory and deductive skills. The drama also stars Kuriyama Chiaki, Kitamur

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to release her official style book

    April 7, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    Model/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her first official style book, 'Kyary Bone', on April 23rd! This book will feature Kyary's secrets from fashion to make-up as well as photos of Kyary's private life and early childhood. Kyary will also talk about her family and friends, giving fans an opportunity to get a glimpse into her personality behind cameras. Take a sneak peek of Kyary's style book below! [gallery link="file"

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  • Raphael announces comeback live after 12 years

    April 7, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Visual kei band Raphael has announced that they will be holding their comeback live, "Raphael Saien 'Tenshi no Hinoki Butai'", at Zepp Tokyo! Raphael made their major debut in 1999 with members YUKI (Vo), Kazuki (G), YUKITO (B), and HIRO (Dr). At only 18 years old, the band accomplished their first Nippon Budokan live in March of 2000. In October of the same year, Kazuki suddenly passed away due to a tranquilizer overdose. The band then pu

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  • Nagasawa Masami chosen as new image character for 'NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC'

    April 7, 2012 @ 4:59 am

    Actress Nagasawa Masami was chosen as the new image character for the fashion brand 'NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC', and a new CM with Nagasawa aired on April 6th. This year Nagasawa won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Japan Academy Awards for her role in the movie "Moteki". he Aside from her acting skills, she has also been receiving attention for her long legs, which are focused upon in the brand's new campaign. The spring-summer collection o

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  • Akimoto Yasushi lets SKE48's Matsui Jurina rest indefinitely

    April 7, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    We reported earlier that SKE48's Matsui Jurina has been hospitalized due to fatigue and overwork. Regarding her condition, producer Akimoto Yasushi explained, "It's anemia and overwork, so it seems she will be discharged if she gets a lot of sleep and nourishment for several days. But I asked to let her rest without haste for an indefinite period." While overseas, Akimoto continued to receive many inquiries from fans concerning Matsui's co

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