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  • Oshima Mai's new single "Second Lady" released via Recochoku

    July 13, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Talent and singer Ooshima Mai’s (23) newest single “Second Lady” is set for early distribution on July 13 via Recochoku. Sanspo has obtained a special “In-bed Photo” of Ooshima Mai that will accompany the download of the track. “2 Ban-me no Onna,” or “Second Lady,” deals with and expresses the pain of being the “second lady.”  The concept of the special photo suits the track as Ooshima is alone on the bed looking anguished and is disguised

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  • Kuroki Meisa presents the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Award"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    On July 12th, actress and singer Kuroki Meisa attended the award ceremony for the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science" as a presenter. Kuroki is the current face of L'Oréal, and presented a special award given by Tohoku University. "If I had to choose my favorite subject it would be science as well," she commented. Kuroki then added, "It gave me a lot of courage, realizing how many different fields women are successfully active in.

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  • Imai Eriko talks about her new picture book and her son

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    On July 10, SPEED’s Imai Eriko (27) appeared at a commemorative event celebrating her picture book “Korogatte Goran” (published by SHUFU-TO-SEIKATSUSHA) at the TAMAPLAZA TERRACE located in Kanagawa. Since her oldest son Raimu has a hearing disability, as a mother, she wanted to write down her thoughts and ventured into writing the story “Ishikoro-kun.” As supplements to the book, there is a “Yomikikase DVD” that has both a sign language rec

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  • Tohoshinki + AKB48 to perform at opening event for "nicofarre"

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    A next-generation music club managed by Niwango called "nicofarre" - with giant LED screens on every wall and on the ceiling - is going to open its doors on July 18th, and will feature performances from Tohoshinki and AKB48 on its first night. Niwango is the same company that operates the well-known streaming portal "Nico Nico Douga". The company revamped its infamous "velfarre" club, which closed its doors more than four years ago, into "nico

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  • CUBE Entertainment to hold family concert at Nippon Budoukan

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    CUBE Entertainment has announced that they will be holding a special family concert on August 25th at the Nippon Budoukan. Artists such as B2ST, 4Minute and G.NA will make appearances. Six member boy band B2ST debuted last year in October and has already made their way into the Japanese market with their debut single "SHOCK". Five member girl group, 4Minute, debuted in Korea in June of 2009. They made their way to Japan last year on May 5t

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  • Oricon reveals the weekly charts for July 18th

    July 13, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    tokyohive's got the results for Oricon’s weekly charts for the week of July 18th. Check out the results below! —– < Single Weekly Ranking > 1. “Naminori Kakigoori” – Not yet : 7/06 (156,283) 2. “GO GO Summer!” – KARA : 6/29 (32,890) 3. “Over” – Hey! Say! JUMP : 6/29 (16,908) 4. “GOOD LUCK MY WAY” – L’Arc~en~Ciel : 6/29 (13,924) 5. “Z Densetsu ~Owari Naki Kakumei~” – Momoiro Clover Z : 7/06 (13,193) (Ch

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  • PV teaser revealed for Amuro Namie's "Tempest"

    July 13, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Pop songstress Amuro Namie has just unveiled the PV teaser for her second A-side release, "Teaser". Straying from the fierce warrior concept for "Naked", "Tempest" adopts a 'celestial maiden' look. Soft and feminine, Amuro definitely looks breathtaking in her new music video. Check out the preview below! Tip: Gkkkt

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  • Tokyo Girls Style reveals details on their new single!

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Tokyo Girls' Style has just revealed new info about their upcoming single, "Limited addiction / We Will Win! -Kokoro no Baton de Popon no Po~n☆-"! According to natalie, the single will be released on August 24th in four different editions: Limited Edition Jacket A, Limited Edition Jacket B, CD-Extra Version Jacket C, and CD-Only Version Jacket D. Each comes with its own exclusive extras, such as videos, extra B-sides, and more for a wide vari

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  • Three SKE48 members form fictional idol trio for daytime drama

    July 13, 2011 @ 2:04 am

    Three members from idol group SKE48 are going to form a fictional idol trio for their cameo in Fuji TV's noon drama, "Asu no Hikari wo Tsukame 2". The fictional trio is called 'Pichitomato' ('Cherry tomato') and consists of members Kizaki Yuria, Mano Haruka, and Yamada Reika. It will be their first drama appearance on a national network. Kizaki was overjoyed as she expressed, "It's nice that we three were able to debut together. We are

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  • Versailles reveals additional dates for their world tour!

    July 13, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    Visual kei band Versailles have just updated their official website with a second round of dates for "Versailles World Tour 2011 - Holy Grail-"! The latest schedule includes stops across Asia, Europe, and South America for a truly international tour. Check out the dates below! - < Asia > 9/2 - Hong Kong, China @ KITEC 9/8 - Taipei, Taiwan @ The WALL < Europe > 9/30 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ ZAL Ozhidaniya 10/2 -

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