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  • Artist Award winners for 'Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011' + Performances

    March 4, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    The Artist Award winners for 'Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2011' have been announced! Billboard JAPAN established this awards festival back in 2009. They nominate artists who have topped the Billboard Charts throughout the year.  The winners are chosen by votes submitted through cell phones or the internet. For 2011, the 'Artist of the Year' award went to none other than AKB48. The group also claimed the 'Top Pop Artist' award, the 'Hot 100

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  • The Boss reveals PV for upcoming Japanese single, "Jumping"

    March 3, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    5 member South Korean boy band The Boss (DGNA) is set to release their 5th Japanese single "Jumping" on March 28th, 2012. Ahead of this release, the full PV for the upcoming single was revealed. The Boss achieved some success in Japan with their previous release "Love Days", which ranked 7th on the Oricon Chart. They hope to build upon this with this upcoming release. Their image has also transformed quite a bit as they seem to have taken

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 27th~March 1st

    March 3, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    [caption id="attachment_224164" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – February 27th~March 1st"][/caption] Some dramas were able to gain viewers last week, but all that momentum seems to have dissipated this week. On Monday, 'Stepfather Step' (TBS) gained a couple of viewers again (+0.7%), which isn't much of a surprise after going against variety specials only for two consecutive weeks. Fuji TV cannot stop the

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  • Arashi reveals the full PV for "Wild at Heart"

    March 3, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    After releasing a PV preview to Arashi's upcoming single "Wild at Heart", and a short version of the PV, now the full version has been released! The single is set to be released on March 7th, and it will be released in two different editions. Enjoy the full version below! Tip: Foreverstorm90

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  • Ishida Junichi & Higashio Riko are expecting their first child

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Actor Ishida Junichi and professional golfer Higashio Riko have announced that they are expecting their first child! Higashio revealed through her official blog that she first realized she was pregnant on February 26th. After taking a pregnancy test, she went to see the doctor, who officially confirmed her pregnancy. Higashio wrote, "I received my official 'congratulations'." Ishida and Higashio got married back in December of 2009. Last

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  • Arai Hirofumi turns into a real wacko for "Yamikin Ushijima-kun" movie

    March 3, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    As it was announced on February 21st, actor Arai Hirofumi is going to portray the role of 'Niku Mamushi' in the upcoming movie, "Yamikin Ushijima-kun", starring Yamada Takayuki. Now the first picture of Arai as 'Niku Mamushi' was released to the public, which truly confirms what fans of the manga already predicted after the previous announcement. Back then they left comments such as "Cannot wait for Niku Mamushi Arai", "Arai is perfect for

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  • Idoling!!! welcomes 4 new members into the group

    March 3, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    [caption id="attachment_223898" align="aligncenter" width="453" caption="L to R: Takahashi Kurumi, Ishida Karen, Tamagawa Ramu, Kiyoku Reia"][/caption] On March 2nd, popular idol unit Idoling!!! welcomed 4 new members into the group, and held a debut live on a Fuji TV program. The new members of Idoling!!! include: #27 Takahashi Kurumi (14), #28 Ishida Karen (15), #29 Tamagawa Ramu (14), and #30 Kiyoku Reia (12). During the debut live, i

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  • Domoto Tsuyoshi to release a new album in April

    March 3, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    KinKi Kids' Domoto Tsuyoshi will release his new original solo album titled "shamanippon -Rakachinotohi-" on April 11th. This album will be produced in three versions, limited edition A & B, and regular edition; both limited editions will contain 2 CDs ("Songs CD" and "Instrumental CD")  and a DVD. Check out the details on each edition below! <Limited Edition A : Domo Tokubetsuyoshi-chan Edition> [Songs CD] ・shamanippon

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  • SDN48 releases the full PV to their last single

    March 3, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    SDN48 will be releasing the group's last single titled "Makeoshimi Congratulation" on March 7th, and the full PV to the last single has just been released. The PV tells a story of an alumni meeting of SDN48 members set as in 2022 (10 years later from now), and depicts the members' lives after their graduation. For example, Serina became a successful actress, Urano Kazumi became a mother of  triplets, Kohara Haruka became a politician, and

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  • AKB48 to release their documentary film on DVD

    March 3, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 will be releasing their second documentary movie, "DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on Shoujo-tachi wa Kizutsuki Nagara, Yume wo Miru", in DVD form on April 20th! The film opened in theaters nationwide on January 27th, and attracted 200,000 viewers in just 20 days. The DVD will come in 2 different versions: a 2-disc special edition and a 4-disc concept box-set. AKB48 SHOP in Akihabara and the group's offic

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