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  • Fukumimi releases first single in four years

    March 22, 2012 @ 1:48 am

    After four years, Fukumimi is back with a new single. Titled "LOVE & LIVE LETTER", the single will be a summer Jue 13th. Fukumimi is a unit consisted of many artists that include Kyoko, Yamazaki Masayoshi, COIL, Araki Yuuko, Hajime Chitose, Sukima Switch, Nagasawa Tomoyuki, Hata Motohiro, and Sakai Yuu. The group's last single was in 2008 with "DANCE BABY DANCE/Natsu wa kore kara da!". The new single celebrates the 20th anniversary of

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  • HOME MADE KAZOKU to release "AKATSUKI" via iTunes & Amazon

    March 21, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Following in the footsteps of other Japanese artists, Hip Hop Trio HOME MADE KAZOKU has announced that they will be digitally releasing their 6th original full album "AKATSUKI". The album contains their single "FREEDOM", which is the ending theme song to popular anime series "NARUTO Shippuden". HOME MADE KAZOKU made their U.S. debut in the summer of 2010 at OTAKON, gathering 5,000 fans from all across the country. Following year in 2011, the

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  • Natsuna to star in the next NHK morning drama 'Jun to Ai'

    March 21, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    On March 21st, NHK revealed that actress Natsuna will be starring as the heroine in their next morning drama 'Jun to Ai', which was already announced earlier this year. Natsuna recently gained popularity with her roles in the movie "GANTZ" and the drama special "Ranma 1/2". The announcement that she's going to portray the role of 'Kano Jun' in the morning drama 'Jun to Ai' was made at the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo. The actress didn'

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  • HKT48 and AKB48 celebrate the opening of "AKB48 CAFE & SHOP HAKATA"

    March 21, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    On March 20th the grand opening of “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP HAKATA” took place in Fukuoka. To commemorate the opening, AKB48’s Kitahara Rie, Sato Amina, Katayama Haruka, Nakamata Shiori along with HKT48’s Kodama Haruka, Matsuoka Natsumi, and Sugamoto Yuko attended a pre-opening event the day before. Last July an “AKB48 CAFÉ & SHOP” opened up in Harajuku and last September another one opened up in Akihabara. This makes the Hakata shop the

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  • Oricon reveals their weekly charts for March 26th

    March 21, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Oricon has just revealed the result of their weekly charts for the week of March 26th. Check it out below! —– <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "STILL" - Tohoshinki (TVXQ) : 3/14 (138,664) 2. "Wild at Heart" - Arashi : 3/7 (46,411) 3. "Wanna Be With You" - Lead : 3/14 (23,193) 4. "IF YOU WANT" - Himuro Kyosuke : 3/14 (21,204) 5. "Ikiyou" - THE ALFEE : 3/14 (19,793) (Check the full ranking here.) - <Album

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  • Check out the full PV for DiVA's latest single "Lost the way"!

    March 21, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    DiVA has just released their third single "Lost the way" on March 21st, and the full PV to the new song has been unveiled! As reported previously, the song has been chosen as the theme song for upcoming movie "Ultraman Saga" (to be released on March 24th) in which seven AKB48 members (four from DiVA: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Miyazawa Sae, and Masuda Yuka) will appear as the Earth defense force named “Team U”. Check out the full PV b

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  • Morning Musume reveals the PV to "Renai Hunter"

    March 21, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    Morning Musume has finally released the PV to their 49th single “Renai Hunter”. The PV features a lot of sparkles and energy with Morning Musume leader Niigaki Risa getting the center position for her final single. Check out catchy lyrics and dancing below! Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in!

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 03/14~03/20

    March 21, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Recochoku has just updated their weekly charts for the week of March 14th to March 20th. Check out the top ranking digital singles, chaku-uta, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta Full Weekly Ranking > 01/(00) "Inori ~Namida no Kidou" - Mr.Children 02/(01) "SAKURA, I love you?" - Nishino Kana 03/(03) "Be..." - Ms.OOJA 04/(02) "Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu 05/(00) "Girl's Power" - KARA 06

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  • [Exclusive] tokyohive interview with Jin Akanishi

    March 21, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Popular megastar Jin Akanishi recently wrapped up his successful "2012 JAPONICANA U.S. Tour" and tokyohive caught up with him for an interview during his March 15th stop in New York City. Jin was kind enough to make some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us. tokyohive asked Jin a variety of questions ranging from his success in the US ("Test Drive" and "Sun Burns Down" hitting #1 on the U.S. iTunes dance chart) to his starring

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  • Fujimoto Miki says she's anxious about giving birth

    March 21, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    On March 20th, Fujimoto Miki (27) was in attendance for the announcement of NTV’s new television show “MAMA MOCOMO TV”, which will begin airing on April 2nd. Fujimoto and her husband Shoji Tomoharu (36) are expected to deliver their first child on March 31st and this will be Fujimoto’s last job before the delivery. Fujimoto held her large stomach and confessed, “I’m getting anxious, because after delivering the baby I’ll be raising a child

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