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  • Which male celebrities would look best in a casual business suit?

    July 9, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    On July 9th, Labor Administration Research group, jin-jour, asked a group of business men and women from the ages of 20 to 50 years old on which male celebrities would look best in casual business attire, also known as ‘cool biz’. ‘Cool biz’ is the modern style of wearing a business suit without the tie. The Japanese proverb of, “Even in the summer, it is natural to wear a suit and a necktie”, is now less prominent within Japanese business

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  • AKG48 have their first event in Tokyo

    July 9, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    AKG48, a local idol group from the Gunma prefecture with over 100 members, held their first official event in Tokyo today. 'AKG' stands for 'A-KA-GI', the dominant mountain of the prefecture and which also bore the name for the infamous Japanese aircraft carrier. However, it's obviously not just a coincidence that they share a name quite similar to national idol group AKB48. The local group bluntly hopes that they will become just as succe

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  • AKB48's outfit for "Everyday, Kachuusha" receives bids over 1 billion yen?!

    July 9, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Today, Yahoo! Auctions revealed that AKB48’s used outfits were receiving bids of over one billion yen ($12 million USD). The outfits are from their recent song, “Everyday, Kachuusha” and these are the very same outfits that the girls wore from the music video. Bids started coming in when the auction went live on July 6th and the bid for these clothes hit the one million yen ($12 thousand USD) mark by the midday of the 7th. By 2 p.m., the

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  • Nakatani Miki attends press conference for her first stage performance

    July 9, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    On July 8th, actress Nakatani Miki made an appearance at the production announcement for her first stage performance, “Ryojuu” (produced and directed by François Girard). This stage play is based on the novel of the same title by Inoue Yasushi and is a romantic love story. Even though this will be the first time Nakatani will be performing in a play, she will be in charge of three roles for this work. Her first performance will be held ove

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  • Model Hinami Kyoko to debut as a singer through her new movie

    July 9, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    On July 7th, it was announced that rookie actress Hinami Kyoko would be making her debut as a singer through her new movie, “Nanatsu made wa Kami no Uchi”. Her debut song, “Save me”, will be the theme song for the movie. Hinami started modeling at the age of 13, and then later went to appear on TV; she eventually garnered enough star power to land her first role in a movie. Now, she's spreading her horizons in the industry and has been act

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  • B2ST reveals jacket covers for Japanese album, "SO BEAST"

    July 9, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    After wrapping up an ultra-successful promotion cycle for their first Korean album, "Fiction and Fact", idol group B2ST are shifting their focus towards their Japanese promotions. On August 10th, B2ST will drop their first Japanese studio album, "SO BEAST", for which we've already sampled a preview of "Fiction". Today, their Korean agency - Cube Entertainment - upped the anticipation by tweeting the jacket covers for the new album. "SO BE

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  • AI talks about marriage and mascara

    July 9, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    R&B singer AI was appointed as the image character for Maybelline's new "Volum' Express False Lash" mascara and attended a PR-Event in Tokyo today. She revealed that she's an avid fan of the brand's mascaras and commented, "I'm very happy! Who would've thought that they would choose me!" She also explained why she loves makeup, "My eyes often become swollen, so I need to counter it with my eyelashes." AI's good friend, model Hasegaw

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  • Check out the PV preview for MISIA's "THIS IS ME"!

    July 9, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Last month, we shared an audio preview of MISIA's "THIS IS ME" from her upcoming album, "Soul Quest", and now a preview of her PV has been released! In this PV, MISIA dances with mysterious creatures in a fantasy world. "Soul Quest" will be MISIA's 10th album, and will hit stores July 27th. Check out the preview below! Tip: sergel02

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  • TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE reveals PV for "Limited Addiction" + details on new single

    July 9, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    tokyohive recently reported that idol group TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE would be releasing their new single, "Limited addiction / We Will Win! -Kokoro no Baton de PoPon no Po~n-", on August 24th. Additional details about the single and a full PV of "Limited addiction" have just been revealed! The double A-side single will come in four different versions: two limited CD+DVD editions (A & B), a CD-bonus edition, and a regular CD-only edition. Tho

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  • Kikkawa Yuu announces new song, "Hapirapi~Sunrise~"

    July 9, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    On July 8th, Hello! Project's Kikkawa Yuu announced through "Kikka mail" that she will be releasing a new song called, "Hapirapi~Sunrise~". Kikkawa wrote that she appeared on NHK Nagoya's "Sataten", where she revealed her new song for the first time. She mentioned that the song is cheerful and soothing, like "Asa-dol". Kikkawa did not disclose a release date, but says that the announcement will come at a later date. Kikkawa made her sol

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