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  • Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa chosen as "Best Jeanist 2011"

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    On October 5th, an awards ceremony was held to recognize the winners of the "28th Annual Best Jeanist 2011 Awards". The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most. This year, Arashi's Aiba Masaki and actress Kuroki Meisa were chosen as "Best Jeanist" for the very first time. Aiba expressed, "I can't believe it. We [Arashi] have a segment on our show where our outfits are e

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  • 2PM's Chansung to become a macho thief for the drama "Kaito Royale"

    October 5, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Today it was announced that 2PM's Chansung has been cast in the upcoming midnight drama "Kaito Royale" (TBS), his first regular role in a Japanese drama. "Kaito Royale" is a live-action adaption of a popular social game on Mobage, where players are able to become different types of phantom thieves and collect treasures. With the announcement of the drama one month ago, we've already learned that actor Matsuzaka Tori is going to disguise hi

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  • Takahashi Minami visits Jakarta to meet future JKT48 members

    October 5, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    On October 4th, Takahashi Minami visited Jakarta, Indonesia to encourage the cadets of "JKT48", the first overseas sister group of AKB48. While watching the girls train, Takahashi expressed, "They work so hard, I thought it was wonderful, and it was a reminder of us [AKB48] back in the day. I'm looking forward to the day we perform on stage together." After stopping in Singapore on the 3rd, Takahashi landed in Jakarta as the first AKB48

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  • flumpool, KARA, JUJU, Koda Kumi and more to come together for a unforgettable Christmas

    October 5, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    An all star Christmas live event called "LAWSON present MUSIC FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE supported by Sukapaa" will be held during a three day span between December 23rd and 25th at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Some top names such as flumpool, Hilcrhyme, and Kimaguren have already been chosen to perform at this live event. During the three day event, 15 groups will participate in making it a memorable Christmas for everyone. Now, it has been reve

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi diagnosed with peritonitis

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi revealed on her official blog that she has been diagnosed with peritonitis, an inflammation of the pelvic region. According to her agency, this is not a serious matter, and Kasai also explained, "Right now, I've gotten a lot better after receiving medical treatment. I want to work within my limits, and recover completely as soon as possible." Last month, Kasai had to leave a handshake event prematurely due to p

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  • Yonekura Ryoko wears her character's 'color' at "HUNTER" press conference

    October 5, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Actress Yonekura Ryoko (36) recently attended the press conference for her upcoming Fuji TV  drama, "HUNTER~Sono Onnatachi, Shokin Kasegi~". As we reported earlier, "HUNTER" is about former flight attendants who become bounty hunters, chasing down wanted criminals. Yonekura will play as the team leader, and Kiritani Mirei(21) will co-star alongside her as one of the bounty hunters. At the press conference, Yonekura said " In the drama,

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  • "Saka no Ue no Kumo" nominated for an International Emmy again, plus 3 more Japanese productions

    October 5, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    The nominees for 'The 39th International Emmy Awards' have been released today, with NHK's epic special drama "Saka no Ue no Kumo" ("Cloud Above the Slope") being in the run for 'Best Drama' for the second consecutive year. Three more Japanese can be spotted among the nominees, including... TV Tokyo's "Shoe-Shine Boy", starring Nishida Toshiyuki, for 'Best TV Movie/Mini-Series', Fuji TV's "The Nonfiction: Pure ni Dance IV ~ Tanaka-ke

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  • Oricon reveals weekly charts for October 10th

    October 5, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Oricon is back with an update of who topped the charts this week for October 10th. Check out the top 5 for CD singles, CD albums, and music DVDs below! --- < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. "Bo Peep Bo Peep" - T-ARA : 09/28 (49,712) 2. "Itsuka" - SID : 09/28 (40,550) 3. "Rising Sun/Itsuka Kitto..." - EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI : 09/14 (35,954) 4. "Tachiagaaru" - S/mileage : 09/28 (22,792) 5. "Magic Power" - Hey! Say! JUM

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  • Kuriyama Chiaki to team up with Shiina Ringo, Tokyo Jihen again for her new single

    October 5, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Actress/singer Kuriyama Chiaki will be releasing her new single entitled "Tsukiyo no Shouzou" on November 23rd. "Tsukiyo no Shouzou" will be the latest collaboration work between Kuriyama and singer-songwriter Shiina Ringo after March's "Oishii Kisetsu/Ketteiteki Sanpunkan". Ringo will provide the lyrics and produce the song, while her band Tokyo Jihen will be in charge of the musical performance. The song was already picked up as the

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  • MIYAVI vs KREVA releases PV for "STRONG (Acoustic Battle ver.)"

    October 5, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    MIYAVI and KREVA's collaboration single, "STRONG", was finally released today! The music video for "STRONG" has gotten rave reviews from across the globe as it's already reached over 200,000 views. Now, the music video for "STRONG (Acoustic Battle ver.)" has been uploaded onto MIYAVI's official YouTube channel. The video features MIYAVI and KREVA facing off in a black and white setting that's rife with tension. Both of these music vi

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