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  • Check out August 28th's performances from 'Music Japan'

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    August 28th's episode of 'Music Japan' hosted a bevy of idol performances! AKB48 and DiVA graced the stage with enthusiastic performances of their new singles, "Flying Get" and "Cry". Meanwhile, Korean idol groups SHINee, 2PM, and B2ST dropped by to perform their new Japanese singles. Check out all five performances below! - < AKB48 - 'Flying Get' + Talk session > - < DiVA - 'Cry' > - < SH

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  • Suga Shikao covers "Stand By Me" for Honda's new CM

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    On August 26th, it was announced that singer-songwriter Suga Shikao covered Ben E. King's “Stand By Me” for Honda’s new “STEP WGN” CM. This cover song was used for the “Houken Relay ‘Papa’” version, and the narration was done by guitarist Onoe Masao of CRAZY KEN BAND. Since this is a CM theme song, there are still no plans for it to be released in his future CDs. The CM is currently broadcasting nationwide. Check out the CM below!

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  • Idol group Fairies perform their first Kansai live

    August 28, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    On August 27th, seven-member girl group Fairies performed their first Kansai live at AEON MALL TURUMI Leafa in Osaka. The group is signed under Vision Factory, the same label that houses artists like Amuro Namie (33) and SPEED. All comprised of middle school students, they were named after their "fairy-like" dancing skills, which they brought out  full force at their Kansai live. The girls performed “More Kiss” (which is to go on sale o

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  • Aibu Saki stuns as a guest-model at the 51st "Seireien Kimono Show"

    August 28, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    On August 28th, actress Aibu Saki made a guest appearance on Suzunoya's 51st "Seireien Kimono Show" where she worked the stage as a model. Though this was her third consecutive year in the show, Aibu didn't relax her personal standards of professionalism. Dressed in a chic black kimono with astragalus and clover print, Aibu held her head high as she commented, "I walked with the image of an adult woman. I wanted to become a woman who would

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  • Oguri Shun becomes an "adult" for Suntory Whiskey CM?

    August 28, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Recently, actor Oguri Shun participated in a Suntory Whiskey CM with actor Hagiwara Kenichi! In this 30-second CM, the two talk about how "adult" is to drink a whiskey. Check out their interaction in this CM below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjo150eFrdo

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  • Goto Maki thanks fans for their support at her final "a-nation" live

    August 28, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    On August 27th, avex soloist Goto Maki appeared at the label's annual summer concert "a-nation", where she thanked her fans for their support throughout her long career. This year, the music event celebrated its 10th anniversary. The first concert was held in Ehime on July 30th, followed by subsequent concerts in Fukuoka, Aichi, Osaka, and Tokyo (which held a final two-day live). Five Ito-Yokado stores in three different prefectures affected

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  • Listen to a radio rip of MAY'S new song, "BONDS"!

    August 28, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    The full audio for MAY'S upcoming song "BONDS" has just been revealed! As tokyohive previously reported, "BONDS" will be the title track of the duo's new single, which will be released on September 14th. Check out the song for yourself below!

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  • Saito Takumi to marry in 5 to 6 years?

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    On August 27th, actor Saito Takumi performed his major debut single, “San San”, at his commemoration release event in Ikebukuro Sunshine City. The performance drew 2,000 fans to the venue and 500 people participated in his handshake event. Afterwards, Saito admitted, “Actually, I am not that good at singing in front of people… I was so nervous I thought the lyrics would jump out of my mouth.” According to him, he's always loved music a

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  • AKB48's Maeda Atsuko and Nakagawa Haruka look like twins from behind!

    August 28, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    During AKB48’s Nationwide Tour in Nagoya, the idea that Maeda Atsuko (20) and Nakagawa Haruka (19) could be twins became a hot topic. Maeda and Nakagawa were sporting the same part, the same braided hair, the same hair accessories, and the only difference were the colors of their costumes. It became hard for everyone to tell both of them apart when looking at them from behind. Fellow member Shinoda Mariko (25) blogged, “They looked so much a

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  • MAX's NANA reveals her "secret" to fans

    August 28, 2011 @ 1:02 am

    Recently, MAX member NANA (35) posted a picture from before her debut, when she was 15 years old. That day, NANA had gone to see the play “Himitsu. 3” (Secret. 3), so in relation to that she posted the picture of herself as a 15 year old in her karate uniform and revealed her own “secret”. She wrote, “My secret is that my eyebrows were SUPER~~~ thick (haha)”. Fans were totally amused and commented with things like, “NANA-san, your facial

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