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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 11/30~12/06

    December 7, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of November 30th to December 6th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Sit! Stay! Wait! Down!" - Amuro Namie 02/(00) "Ue kara Mariko" - AKB48 03/(06) "Yasashiku Naritai" - Saito Kazuyoshi 04/(01) "Aruite Ikou" - Ikimonogakari 05/(02) "Ana

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  • Winners for the "24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix" revealed

    December 7, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Nikkan Sports recently revealed the winners for the "24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix / Ishihara Yuujirou Award". Japan's oldest movie director, Shindo Kaneto (99), received 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for his final movie, "Ichimai no Hagaki". He received the news with joy and commented with a smile, "They really must think that this will be my last work, and that's why I received this award. Still, I'd like to thank all of the j

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  • NMB48 announces the release of their 3rd single

    December 7, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    It's been announced that NMB48 will be releasing a new single on February 8th, 2012!  This new upcoming release will be their 3rd single. NMB48 has topped the Oricon weekly chart for both their 1st and 2nd singles with both topping a sales figure of over 200,000 copies. This accomplishment made them the first female group to sell over 200,000 copies for their first two singles in its first week. The details on the single including the t

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  • Sasaki Nozomi, Itano Tomomi, Becky, Yonekura Ryoko, and Rinka receive "Japan Fashion Leader Award 2011"

    December 7, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    On December 6th, publishing company Takarajimasha announced the winners for the "Japan Fashion Leader Award 2011". This year, the award went to AKB48's Itano Tomomi, models Rinka and Sasaki Nozomi, talento Becky, and actress Yonekura Ryoko. During the award ceremony, Sasaki expressed, "To be given such an award, and to be among these wonderful winners, I'm happy. I'm very honored." Itano also stated, "I love fashion and dressing up, so

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  • Oricon weekly charts for December 12th revealed

    December 7, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Below are the Oricon's weekly charts for the week of December 12th.  Check them out! ----- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "BIRTH" - KAT-TUN : 11/30 (193,584) 2. "Winter ~Winter Rose/Duet-winter ver.-~" - Tohoshinki : 11/30 (129,525) 3. "Kibou Sanmyaku" - Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 : 11/30 (92,621) 4. "Distance" - FTISLAND : 11/30 (39,120) 5. "Sho" - Yuzu : 11/30 (39,016) (Check out the full ranking here.) -

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  • AKB48's latest single sells over 959,000 copies on the first day

    December 7, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48's latest single "Ue kara Mariko" which was released on December 7th, sold 959,280 copies on the first day, and topped the Oricon daily single ranking. With this achievement, it has become the 3rd best selling song on it's release day in Oricon's history after their  previous singles "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (sold 1,045,937 copies on the first day), and "Flying Get" (sold 1,025,952 copies on the first day). "Ue kar

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  • A big present from Amuro Namie! Download her new song for free!!

    December 7, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    On December 7th, Amuro Namie is offering free downloads for her new song "arigatou"!  The free download for the song is available through her official facebook page, and it is a big surprise present from Amuro for the year-end.  This is the very first time for any of Amuro's song to be available for free downloading. This "arigatou" is the song that Amuro sings at the end of encore during her current nationwide Arena tour "namie amuro LIVE

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for 2011!

    December 7, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    trends for 2011. Many of the rankings aren't surprising, especially those related to the Great Tohoku Earthquake this past March. Check out the 2011 trends below and look forward to the list of November's trends soon! == [Word Ranking (Most Popular Day)] – [Previous Year] 1. Earthquakes (March 11th) - #1 2. Trains (September 21st) - #2 3. Blackout (March 13th) – NEW 4. Nuclear Power Plant (March 14th) – NEW 5. Earthquake

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases PV for "Tsukema Tsukeru"

    December 7, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back with a new PV that'll bombard your senses with colors and fashionable randomness! Produced by Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), "Tsukema Tsukeru" combines infectious catch-phrases with a lighthearted melody. As for the PV, the model-turned-singer invites us to her version of Wonderland, which apparently includes dancing man-lion servants. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her first single, "Tsukema Tsukeru", on Januar

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  • Mr. Children to sing for upcoming movie "Bokura ga Ita"

    December 7, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    It's been revealed that Mr. Children will be providing the theme songs for upcoming movie 'Bokura ga Ita', which will be released in next spring. As reported previously, 'Bokura ga Ita' is a live-action adaptation of Obata Yuki's popular manga. Ikuta Toma and Yoshitaka Yuriko will play the protagonists under the direction of Miki Takahiro, whose previous works included 'Soranin'. The movie will be released in two parts for the spring; t

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