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  • J-POP SUMMIT announces dates for 2015 festival that will offer a wider array of Japanese pop culture attractions

    April 9, 2015 @ 4:29 am

    The J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco since 2009, has announced that its 7th annual event will take place Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9.The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT kicks off on Friday, August 7 with a very special Friday night premiere event at the historic Castro Theatre in association with the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.This year, the popular Bay Area annual celebration of Jap

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  • Kikkawa You's new song to be over 17 minutes long

    April 9, 2015 @ 2:32 am

    The details on Kikkawa You's new single that's scheduled for a May 6 release has been revealed.Previously, we reported that Kikkawa's upcoming single would be "a unique work in idol history." The title of this single has been confirmed to be "Hana". Produced by michitomo, "Hana" is 17 minutes and 25 seconds long. The lyrics were written by NOBE, Omori Seiko, and Daika Naoka, thus conveying three different world views. Regardin

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  • SAKEROCK release last PV featuring original members

    April 9, 2015 @ 2:31 am

    SAKEROCK have released the PV for "SAYONARA", which is the title track to their last album that hit stores on April 8.SAKEROCK will disband after their concert "LAST LIVE 'ARIGATO'" on June 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan. The band's last PV features the 5 original members: Hoshino Gen, Ito Daichi, Hamano Kenta, Tanaka Kei, and Nomura Takuji. It was directed by Yamagishi Santa, who has worked with SAKEROCK many times in the past. Source: natalie

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  • Ayaka thanks her husband Mizushima Hiro for his support and hard work

    April 8, 2015 @ 6:43 pm

    Ayaka and Mizushima Hiro have once again proved themselves to be the cutest celebrity couple.On April 7, Ayaka updated her blog with an entry titled "Thank you". She revealed that her new album "Rainbow Road" (April 15 release) is complete and showed confidence in her work saying, "I'm happy... too happy... I've completed an album that I can proudly call a masterpiece in my music career." Ayaka then uploaded a photo of a plate full of cake, which

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 3/31~4/6

    April 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    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 March 31st to April 6th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 3/31 – Tuesday 16.3%(3.6%) – 19:20-21:24 – Football: Japan vs. Uzbekistan 10.3%(1.1%) – 19:00-21:48 – Geinojin Kakuz

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/30 ~ 4/5

    April 8, 2015 @ 3:58 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for March 30 to April 5. Take a look at the results below![Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Coquettish Juutai Chuu" - SKE48 : 3/31 (640,451)2. "Don't look back!" - NMB48 : 3/31 (447,282)3. "The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / GamushaLIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare" - ℃-ute : 4/1 (60,689)4. "Kyuubi" - Kiryu : 4/1 (57,776)5. "Eikou Sunrise" - babyraids JAPAN : 4/1 (24,095)(Check out the full ranking her

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  • Flower unveil PV for 'Blue Sky Blue'

    April 8, 2015 @ 2:26 pm

    Flower has unveiled the PV for their new song "Blue Sky Blue" via their official YouTube channel."Blue Sky Blue" is the title track to Flower's new single scheduled to drop in stores on April 29. It's a spring tune that's currently being used as the CM song for KOSE's 'Fasio E-girls Jisshou Live'.  The PV portrays a girl's feelings for someone far away through the concept "wind and deep breath". Its full version will be included in the Limited E

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  • Kimura Takuya and Ueto Aya appear at press conference for upcoming drama

    April 8, 2015 @ 3:21 am

    On April 6, SMAP's Kimura Takuya appeared at a press conference in Tokyo for TV Asahi's drama "I'm Home" (starts airing on April 16, Thursdays at 9 PM.) Under the guise of parents and child, Kimura, actress Ueto Aya (29), who plays Kimura's wife in the drama, and child actor Takahashi Rai (6), who plays his son in the drama, held hands as they appeared on stage.   This is Kimura and Ueto's first co-starring drama together. When asked a

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 4/4~4/5

    April 7, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – April 4th/April 5th 01 (01) Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (Weeks: 05) 02 (02) Assassination Classroom (Weeks: 03) 03 (00) April Fools (Weeks: 01) 04 (03) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Weeks: 03) 05 (04) Strobe Edge (Weeks: 04) 06 (05) Into the Woods (Weeks: 04) 07 (07) Super H

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  • Yasuda Misako holds her wedding ceremony

    April 7, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

    On April 5, talento Yasuda Misako and husband, designer Shimotori Naoyuki held their wedding ceremony and reception in Tokyo.About 240 people were in attendance, including Kumada Yoko, Natsukawa Jun, and Kobayashi Sari. Yasuda showed everyone her blissful smile, wearing a beautiful pure white wedding dress.  As one of the wedding gifts, guests received candles produced by Hirosue Ryoko's husband, candle artist Candle JUNE. Yasuda and Shimotori m

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