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  • AKB48, Not yet & NMB48 perform on 'HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ Special'

    July 18, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Another music show special awaited us on Monday, July 18th, with Fuji TV's "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ Special". The two-hour show had a great line-up of guests, so let's begin with the lively performances of AKB48, who performed live in the new club 'nicofarre', their sub-unit Not yet and their sister group NMB48. You can check out their performances after the cut! === Not yet - "Naminori Kakigoori" http://www.youtube.com/watc

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  • S/mileage releases PV for "Uchouten Love"

    July 18, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    The lovely ladies of S/mileage have just revealed the full PV for "Uchouten Love" through their official YouTube channel! This video had a lot of adorable close-ups that really spotlights the girls' winning smiles and bubbly charisma. Check it out below! Tip: Tommy van Damme

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  • Kago Ai covers Shoujo Jidai Taeyeon's solo song, "Can You Hear Me...?"

    July 18, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Kago Ai uploaded a special video through her official Twitter, covering Shoujo Jidai member Taeyeon's solo song "Can You Hear Me...?" The video shows Kago Ai at karaoke, singing along effortlessly to the Korean lyrics. The song was originally sung by Taeyeon for the soundtrack of the popular Korean drama, "Beethoven Virus". Fans commented, "I'm so happy, it's been such a long time since I heard your singing voice","Cute voice", and "I just

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  • The cast of "Hana Kimi" celebrates Kashiwagi Yuki's 20th birthday

    July 18, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    The cast of "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e~ Ikemen Paradise~ 2011" recently held a birthday party for AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki, who turned 20-years-old on July 15th! Maeda Atsuko, who also turned 20 on the 10th, congratulated her fellow member and said, "Happy Birthday Yukirin! Let's go drink beer together!" Kashiwagi showed her thoughtful determination, by expressing,  "I am now 20, so I want to do my best as an adult." - The cast an

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  • Galileo Galilei's "Arakawa Under the Bridge" song to be released as a single + Preview revealed

    July 18, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Rock band Galileo Galilei will be releasing a new single entitled "Sayonara Frontier" on September 7th. The ringtone version of the song will be available a month earlier, on August 10th. The band's 5th major single is also the theme song for the drama series "Arakawa Under the Bridge", set to air in late July. Check out a 43-second preview of the new track at the Sony Music website, and remember to support the band when the single is o

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  • Japan wins 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup!

    July 18, 2011 @ 3:26 am

    The final match for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 was held in Frankfurt, Germany on July 17th, and the Japanese  national women's football team (also known as Nadeshiko Japan) defeated the U.S. in penalty kicks.  This is a particularly great triumph for Japan, as spirits boosted significantly thanks to the girls' fierce determination. The captain of Nadeshiko Japan, Sawa Homare, won the MVP award in the tournament, as well as the top sco

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  • Stereopony's AIMI opens an official Ameba blog

    July 18, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    Stereopony's lead vocalist and guitarist AIMI has just opened her own official Ameba blog! Although she only opened her blog on July 16th, the singer has already posted four times. Her first entry reads, "Everyone on Ameba Mobile, good evening and nice to meet you ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@) I'm the guitarist and vocalist of a band called Stereopony.... From now on, I hope I can be friends with all of you on Ameba. I'm a beginner at Ameba, but hopefully I'll be

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  • Hayami Kentaro caused a car accident resulting in one death

    July 18, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    At 1:15 pm on July 16th, singer Hayami Kentaro (49) struck a 78 year-old female with his car as she was crossing a pedestrian walkway in Kawagoe City, Saitama.  Thereafter, at approximately 12:05 am on the 17th, a local hospital confirmed the woman's death. According to the Kawagoe City police department, the accident occurred as Hayami was making a right turn at a traffic light.  The woman was walking along the pedestrian crossing when she

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  • PASSPO to become bald if "ViVi Natsu" isn't number one?

    July 17, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    On July 16th, idol group PASSPO held their one-man live, "ViVitto Natsu Shichatte IindeSKY?!", at the SHIBUYA-AX. Before the performance, the girls held a press conference making a surprising statement about becoming a 'bald idol' if their 2nd single, "ViVi Natsu" didn't reach number one on the music charts. Challenging themselves with SHIBUYA-AX's special formation, this was PASSPO's first time performing at the venue.  The girls commented,

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  • Go behind the scenes of Koda Kumi's new PV for "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA"

    July 17, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Koda Kumi has just revealed the making-of video for the upcoming PV to "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA".  Just a few days ago fans were treated to a radio rip of the song.  Now,  Avex has uploaded a behind the scenes video of the PV on its official YouTube channel increasing anticipation for "Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA". The short clip gives fans a sneak peek at some of the sets and outfits from the PV, as well as a chance to see the

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