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  • Aibu Saki, Tanihara Shosuke, and Nishimura Masahiko stars in new Asahi CM

    July 5, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    Actress Aibu Saki and actors Tanihara Shosuke and Nishimura Masahiko attended a product launch event for the beer product, "Asahi Blue Label", on July 4th. The CM comes in three episodes, and it started airing on the 4th. They each shout, "I want to be a refreshing person!", while doing a refreshing dance. The three appeared at the event in blue clothing to represent the 'refreshing taste'. Tanihara promoted the product saying, "I want

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  • Hoshino Aki is a chicken for KFC

    July 5, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    Hoshino Aki attended a press event for Kentucky Fried Chicken's (KFC) next generation of stores. She appeared at the event wearing a chicken hat and even showcased some poses. During her high school years, Hoshino's first part time job was at KFC because she wanted to eat a lot of fried chicken. She commented, "I want the President to wear this hat!" pleading the President of the company to join her in wearing the hat. Although a bit hesit

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  • "TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011" to feature diverse line-up of artists

    July 5, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    TV Asahi's major concert event of the year, 'TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011' will be held from September 23rd to the 25th at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. Much like the station's popular music program 'Music Station', this year's event promises a fantastic line-up of artists. Performing on September 23rd will be L'Arc-en-Ciel, Ikimono Gakari, Kuraki Mai, TOKIO, and Unicorn. September 24th will feature Tokyo Jihen, Kato Miliyah, the third-generatio

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  • Tano Shingo talks about his 'mystery man'

    July 5, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Comedian Tano Shingo (32) attended a press event for the movie 'I Am Number Four' in Tokyo on July 5th. During the event, Tano revealed that there is a mystery man in his life who is continuously hitting on him. Tano's wallet was stolen in May and unfortunately lost his second wallet as well. The second wallet, according to Tano, "was a present from the man at the Ramen shop". He had over 300,000 yen inside the wallet to pay for rent and o

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi and JUNO have a sweet Twitter exchange about their collaboration

    July 5, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Only a couple of hours ago, the track list for Hamasaki Ayumi's new mini album, "FIVE" was revealed. In the album, Hamasaki and JUNO (JYJ Junsu's older twin brother) will be collaborating on a song called, "Why..."; it  also features another collaboration song with AAA's URATA NAOYA. Today, JUNO and Ayu had a casual conversation through their respective Twitter accounts about their collaboration. JUNO started their conversation with, "I w

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  • Idoling!!! to release new single, "Don't think. Feel !!!"

    July 5, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Pop group Idoling!!! have announced that they will be releasing a new single titled "Don't think. Feel !!!" on July 27th. It's been four months since their last release, "Yarakai Haato", and this latest addition will become the 16th single for the group. "Don't think. Feel !!!" is a catchy song with positive lyrics, and it's already  airing as the ending theme for the TV Tokyo anime series, 'FAIRY TAIL'. The single also includes "Alphab

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  • Who are the most impressive female ballad singers?

    July 5, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    Last month, singer-songwriter JUJU impressed her fans and other music lovers with her touching ballad "Mata Ashita...", giving the mobile portal 'goo' (NTT DoCoMo) the idea of creating a poll about female ballad singers. Which female artist comes to your mind, when you think about touching ballads that make you want to cry, no matter how often you hear the song? That's exactly what goo wanted to find out and so they listed 19 female singers

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  • Berryz Koubou's Kumai Yurina & ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi to star in a suspense horror movie

    July 5, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    It was revealed today that Berryz Koubou idol Kumai Yurina and ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi will star together in the upcoming movie, 'Oosama Game", based on the popular cell-phone novel of the same name. The movie, scheduled to be released this winter, will not only star the two idols, but will also feature appearances by members of both groups. "Oosama Game" is a horror movie based on author Kanazawa Nobuaki's popular cell-phone novel. Berryz' K

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  • Tackey and Tsubasa want to take you on a "Journey" with their new single!

    July 5, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    Johnny's Jimusho duo Tackey and Tsubasa have announced the release of their 12th single, entitled "Journey Journey ~Bokura no mirai~". True to Johnny's tradition, the single's cover art has not yet been released, but detailed info about the work was made available. "Journey Journey ~Bokura no mirai~" will be released in three versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a regular edition. The title track is described as an "upliftin

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  • Ueto Aya's beauty dazzles in 'Big Comic Spirits'

    July 5, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    The latest issue of  magazine 'Big Comic Spirits' was released today, and readers had an easy time finding it on the shelf thanks to the dazzling picture of actress Ueto Aya on the cover. Her gorgeous pictorial was titled, 'If it's for Aya... we will conserve electricity!', hinting at her newest spot in the "White Family" commercial series, where the actors don't use any lights at all in order to conserve electricity. Looking at the pictoria

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