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  • Announcer Hatori Shinichi reports his divorce during a live broadcast

    May 3, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    On May 3rd, freelance announcer Hatori Shinichi (41) reported his divorce from his wife, an aromatherapy instructor (40), during his news TV program 'Morning bird'. At the beginning of the program, he announced, "Yesterday, we filed the notification of divorce. We agreed to it after many discussions. I will do my best at work without any changes." Announcer Akae Tamao, who is another presenter of the program commented, "I am really surp

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  • AKB48's Sashihara Rino visits Oita City for inauguration ceremony as sightseeing ambassador

    May 3, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    On May 2nd, AKB48's Sashihara Rino attended the 'Oita City Sightseeing Ambassador Inauguration Event' at Takasakiyama Monkey Park in Oita City. Last month, Sashihara was appointed as Oita City’s first sightseeing ambassador. During a press conference, mayor Kugimiya Ban showed high expectations for the idol saying, "Sashihara-san was born in Oita City and is currently most powerful. As the sightseeing ambassador, we hope she will promote

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  • Konno Mahiru is 7-months pregnant

    May 3, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    On May 2nd, actress Konno Mahiru (35) announced that she is currently 7-months pregnant! Through her official blog, Konno reported, "In my 4th year of marriage, I have been blessed with my first child." She expressed, "Since this is my first time, I am anxious, but with the help of people around me, I would like to grow as a mother." Konno, who is due sometime in August, revealed her current situation saying, "Both my mind and body are

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  • Kiritani Mirei attends talk event for 'UNIQLO'

    May 3, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    On May 2nd, model/actress Kiritani Mirei attended a talk event at a 'UNIQLO' store in Ginza. Kiritani appeared at the event wearing the brand's "easy cropped leggings", which went on sale on April 23rd. Because the event was held with the theme of 'Mother's Day', Kiritani described her relationship with her mom saying, "We have a relationship where we can say anything to each other. Last summer, we went on a trip and drank together. I felt

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  • Oricon's comic charts for the week of May 7th revealed

    May 3, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    Oricon has revealed their comic charts for the week of May 7th! Check out the results below to see if any of your favorites made it into the top 5! === 1. “GIANT KILLING”, Volume 23 –  Tsujimoto (Illustration) /  Tsunamoto Masaya (Script) : (200,112) 2. “Gin no Saji Silver Spoon”, Volume 3 – Arakawa Hiroshi: (100,680) 3. “FAIRY TAIL”, Volume 32 – Mashima Hiro: (97,355) 4. “Jojolion”, Volume 2 – Araki Hirohiko: (

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  • Ono Erena reveals jacket covers and PV preview for her solo debut single "Erepyon"

    May 3, 2012 @ 2:25 am

    As previously we reported, former AKB48 member's Ono Erena(18) will make her solo debut with the single "Erepyon" (release on June 13th), and ahead of its release, the jacket covers and PV preview have been revealed. For the five jacket covers, she wore five different outfits such as swim wear, green hooded jacket, and more. She commented about the jacket covers, saying, "I think it's interesting that all the covers have different colors.

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  • SHOGO of 175R to start his solo activities

    May 3, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Rock band 175R (Inago Rider) vocalist SHOGO has announced that he will be launching his solo project. On May 18th, he will hold his first live in the event, 'STUDIOUS NIGHT 5th anniversary', at Shibuya SECO BAR. After 175R went on hiatus in December of 2010, SHOGO studied abroad in London for about a year. He commented, "I haven't decided whether I'll be active under the name SHOGO or something else. For the upcoming live, I will be emitti

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to release Tokyo Dome concert on DVD

    May 2, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Kis-My-Ft2 will be releasing the Tokyo Dome performance of their nationwide tour, 'Kis-My-MiNT Tour', in DVD form on June 20th. 'Kis-My-MiNT Tour' was held earlier this spring and attracted over 260,000 fans. The boys performed tracks off of their 1st album, 'Kis-My-1st', as well as songs from their Johnny's Jr. era. The DVD will be available in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition will come with 2 DVDs consisting of l

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 28th/29th

    May 2, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_236970" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Meitantei Conan" / "Thermae Romae" / "Kamen Rider x Super Sentai""][/caption] The box office results have been released a few days later than usual due to the Golden Week in Japan. Aside from the travel and tourism industry, the Golden Week is also a very important time for the movie industry. Last weekend marked the first half of said week

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 04/25~05/01

    May 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of April 25th to May 1st. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full - Weekly Ranking > 01/(05) "Haru Uta" - Ikimonogakari 02/(09) "10nen Go no Kimi e" - Itano Tomomi 03/(01) "Akai Ito feat. Hazzie" - SA.RI.NA 04/(02) "Orange" - GReeeeN 05/(00) "Soredemo Sukidayo" - Sashihara Rino  0

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