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  • Kojima Haruna & Kashiwagi Yuki chosen as the center for AKB48's 39th single

    January 25, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

    On January 25, at the final day of AKB48's "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL, the group performed their upcoming 39th single "Green Flash" (to be released on March 4) for the first time.For the single, Kashiwagi Yuki (23) and Kojima Haruna (26) will be the center, and as for Kashiwagi, this marks her very first time to be the center since 9 years of her career. The new single is homage to 1986 Fr

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  • AKB48 group to form a new sister group based in Niigata

    January 25, 2015 @ 4:45 pm

    During the final day of AKB48's annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 25, it was announced that their new sister group would be formed in Niigata. The new sister group NGT48 will begin recruiting the first generation members starting in March, and will open their own theater, NGT48 Theater, on October 1. With the opening of new theater, Imamura Etsuro, the current S

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  • Country Girls to make their major debut in March

    January 25, 2015 @ 1:54 am

    Idol group Country Girls, supervised by Satoda Mai, will be making their major debut with double A-side single "Itooshikutte Gomenne / Koi Dorobou" on March 25. This news was announced at Hello! Project's concert held at Nitori Culture Hall in Hokkaido on the 24th. Earlier this month, the group announced that they would make their indie debut without Tsugunaga Momoko who is part of the group as the playing manager, in the end of January, ho

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 1/19~1/22

    January 25, 2015 @ 1:51 am

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from January 19th to January 22nd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 1/19 – Monday 14.2%(0.2%) – 19:00-20:54 – Ariyoshi Zemi Special 11.1%(2.5%) – 21:00-21:54 – Jinsei ga Kawaru Ippunkan

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  • HKT48 announce 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena

    January 24, 2015 @ 3:36 am

    The finale of HKT48's nationwide tour has been confirmed to be a 2-day concert at Yokohama Arena on June 27 and 28. This was announced during the 4th day of 'AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.The moment it was announced via VTR, Sashihara Rino commented, "That's great, but won't we be overwhelmed by the 2 days at Yokohama Arena?" She also brought laughter to the crowd, saying, "We should ask Ohta Pro and cal

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  • Sheena Ringo to release 'Ringo Expo '14' on Blu-ray and DVD

    January 24, 2015 @ 3:29 am

    Sheena Ringo will release her live Blu-ray and DVD "(Nama) Ringo Haku '14 -Toshionna no Gyakushuu" on March 18. This will feature Ringo's full concert from December 10 at Osaka-jo Hall, which was a part of her arena tour 'Ringo Haku '14 -Toshionna no Gyakushuu'. The Blu-ray and DVD will come with a 3D lenticular hard cover book with case. It will also include a photo book called 'Toshionna no Pamphlet' featuring all of her costumes from

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  • Perfume, moumoon and more to perform at 'SXSW 2015'

    January 24, 2015 @ 2:38 am

    The Japanese artists who will be performing in this year's 'SXSW 2015', taking place in Austin, Texas in March, have been announced.'SXSW' is an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held every March. Over a thousand artists from all over the world gather at this event to hold live concerts. Every year, the line up includes a handful of artists from Japan.  Japanese artists who are currently scheduled to perform at the even

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  • Hashimoto Kanna, Kiritani Mirei, Fukada Kyoko and more receive 'Japan Best Jewellery Wearer Awards'

    January 24, 2015 @ 2:34 am

    On January 22, an awarding ceremony for "The 26th Japan Best Jewellery Wearer Awards" was held, and the prize winners in attendance included Miyazawa Rie (41), Fukada Kyoko (32), and Rev. from DVL member Hashimoto Kanna (15). These awards are given to celebrities from each generation who look good with jewelry. This year, Hashimoto has been selected in the teen category, Kiritani Mirei (25) in the 20s category, Fukada in the 30s, Miyaz

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  • AKB48 group to hold their 2nd 'Draft Kaigi' in May

    January 23, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    It was announced that AKB48 group would be holding "the 2nd Draft Kaigi" on May 10 at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo.The announcement was made during the third day of their annual event, "AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 1035 2015" which was held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 23.This is the second time for the event to be held as it was last held in November 2013. The first 'Draft Kaigi' was held just like the drafts in professional baseball a

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 1/14~1/20

    January 23, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of January 14th to January 20th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Uchouten" - B'z 02 - "Dragon Night" - SEKAI NO OWARI 03 - "R.Y.U.S.E.I." - Sandaime J Soul Brothers 04 - "Darling" - Nishino Kana 05 - "Modoranai Love Story." - Sonar Pocket 06 - "Attakain Dakara" - Kum

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