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  • Dream Morning Musume performs throwback medley on 'Music Lovers'

    February 20, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Dream Morning Musume delivered an epic throwback medley on the latest episode of 'Music Lovers'! On February 19th, the girl group came on to perform a medley of Morning Musume's much-beloved hits, as well as their own song, "Shining Butterfly". The medley consisted of "LOVE Machine" (1999), "Koi no Dance Site" (2000), and "Renai Revolution 21" (2001). The energy in the room was off the charts, as fans screamed wildly for the girls who, in

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  • EXILE's KEIJI and TETSUYA to star in new mobile drama

    February 20, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    It's been announced that EXILE's KEIJI and TETSUYA will be starring in BeeTV's new mobile drama, "Kimi to Boku to no Yakusoku". This will be their first time playing lead roles in a drama. "Kimi to Boku no Yakusoku" is a love story that revolves around three childhood friends. KEIJI will play the role of Shuji, a clumsy yet passionate man who would risk his life for a friend. Meanwhile, TETSUYA will take on the role of Yohei, an aspiring d

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  • Angela Aki gives birth to her first child

    February 20, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    Singer-songwriter Angela Aki has announced through her official Facebook page that she has given birth to her first child! According to the announcement, Angela gave birth to a healthy baby boy on February 17th. "I'm very excited about the beginning of this new life," said Angela. As for her career, the singer assured, "I'm scheduled to hold a tour this year, I'm looking forward to meeting everybody with even more power." Angela had

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  • Momoiro Clover Z performs a surprise live in Osaka

    February 20, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    On February 18th, five-member idol group Momoiro Clover Z performed a surprise live in Osaka for the first time and although member Ariyasu Momoka (16) was absent from this event due to her health conditions, around 3,000 fans gathered around the stage to listen to their live. Before their live, group leader Momota Kanako (17) explained the absence of Ariyasu with, “Unfortunately, she could not make it to this live due to influenza. T

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  • Idoling!!!'s Morita Suzuka releases her latest photo book

    February 20, 2012 @ 3:55 am

    On February 18th, Idoling!!! member Morita Suzuka (number 11) held a handshake event for her latest photo book, "Kumori Nochi Hare", at Shosen Bookstore in Akihabara. The photo shoot took place in Tokyo last October. "Kumori Nochi Hare" features sexy photos of the 19-year-old wearing a bikini and posing in a bathtub. Morita enthusiastically commented, "There are shots where I expose myself with a polo shirt. Overall, the level of exposu

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  • Matsuyama Kenichi & Eita makes a surprise appearance on a bullet train

    February 20, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    On February 19th, the premiere of “Bokutachi Kyuko A-Ressha de Ikou” was held at Shinagawa Prince Cinema in Tokyo both starring actors Matsuyama Kenichi (26) and Eita (29) attended this event. This film was directed by Morita Yoshimitsu, who passed away last December. Regarding this fact, Matsuyama stated, “This movie contains the director’s important message,” explaining the importance of this film. Eita also added, “I bet he (Morita)

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  • Shida Mirai & Kawaguchi Haruna attend stage greeting for their horror movie "POV"

    February 20, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    On February 19th, actress Shida Mirai (18) and Kawaguchi Haruna (17) attended the first day premiere for their starring movie “POV ~Norowareta Film~”. This horror film tells the story of two girls dragged into a series of supernatural phenomenon during their filming for a program. To demonstrate the level of horror of this movie, Shida introduced herself with, “We don’t know when or where something will happen so be careful during your tri

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  • Koike Teppei holds a handshaking event for 10th anniversary photo album

    February 19, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    On February 19th, actor Koike Teppei (26) held a commemorative release handshaking event at Fukuya Shoten Shinjuku Subnade for the memorial photo album “I will…” to celebrate his 10th year since debut. He was welcomed by approximately 1,800 of his fans at this bookstore. This photo album includes exclusive photos of Koike and his dog (which he recently took into his home last June) and even photos of him climbing Mt. Fuji. Regarding his e

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  • Kusanagi Tsuyoshi to play a medical intern in new Fuji TV drama

    February 19, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    Today it was announced that SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (37) is going to star in a new Fuji TV drama called '37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku ~Kenshui Junjou Monogatari~' next season. The drama is inspired by a true story and portrays the hard struggles of a 37-year-old man who decided to quit his job as a salaryman at a food company and is now working as a medical intern at a university hospital. Kusanagi commented, "I'm happy that I finally

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  • Gouriki Ayame & Kikukawa Rei attend 'Kimono Queen Contest 2012'

    February 19, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    On February 18th, actresses Kikukawa Rei (33) and Gouriki Ayame (19) made their appearance ‘Kimono Queen Contest 2012’ in gorgeous kimonos at this event. At this contest, Kikukawa wore a simple, white kimono while Gouriki wore an elegant, black kimono to this event. Regarding this annual contest, Gouriki stated, “I love kimonos. It was a lot of fun.” She added, “I think a white kimono is perfect for a wedding. I yearn for it,” and admired a

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