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  • EXILE to release first single with new members

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    EXILE will release their new single "NEW HORIZON" on July 23. During 'EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION FINAL' on April 27, 5 new members Shirahama Alan, Sekiguchi Mendy, Iwata Takanori, Sato Taiki, and Yamamoto Sekai were selected to join the group. This will be EXILE's first single as a new 19-member group, and it's described as an aggressive dance tune written by ATSUSHI.   "NEW HORIZON" has bee

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  • Kis-My-Ft2 to hold their 1st tour of 4 major domes

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:23 am

    7-member group from Johnny & Associates Inc., Kis-My-Ft2, will hold their 4 major dome tour "2014 Concert Tour 'Kis-My-Journey'" starting in July. As it has only been 2 years and 11 months since their debut, they hold the record of being the fastest to hold the 4 major dome tour as a male artist.The group will make stops in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Tokyo with 10 stages in total, and it is expected that 460,000 people will attend

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  • Oguri Shun & Yamada Yu expecting their first child

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:20 am

    It has been reported that model Yamada Yu, the wife of actor Oguri Shun, is pregnant with their first child. According to the announcement made by Yamada's agency, she is in the sixth month of pregnancy, and is expecting a baby in September.The couple married in March of 2012, and at the press conference for their marriage, Yamada mentioned that she would like to have at least three children. As she will appear in TBS' show "Pittanko Kan★K

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  • AKB48's Nakata Chisato to stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy

    May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am

    On May 29, it was announced on AKB48's official site that a member Nakata Chisato would stop her activities for a while due to pleurisy. Nakata has been absent from the group's activities since the middle of May because of her poor health condition, but according to the announcement, she was recently diagnosed with pleurisy, and she will need 1~2 months to recover.Therefore, she will not be able to participate in any of the group's activiti

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  • '2014 J-POP SUMMIT' presents dazzling line-up of music acts and artists

    May 29, 2014 @ 6:53 am

    'The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival', San Francisco's annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, is proud to announce a line-up of artists and live bands set to perform during this year's event. "POP Is Our Tradition" is the theme for 2014, and this year's festivities will be highlighted by the appearance of a unique array of top Japanese pop, rock, and Kawaii acts.'The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival' will be held

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/24~5/25

    May 29, 2014 @ 1:27 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 24/25 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 11) 02 (00) Seiten no Hekireki (Weeks: 01) 03 (02) Thermae Romae II (Weeks: 05) 04 (04) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 06) 05 (06) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Weeks: 05) 06 (05) Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 2 (Weeks: 02) 07 (09) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! G

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 5/19 ~ 5/25

    May 29, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    Oricon has revealed the latest weekly charts for the week of May 19th to the 25th.Check out the results below.=====[Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Labrador Retriever" - AKB48 : 5/21 (1,662,265)2. "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana : 5/21 (20,779)3. "StarRingChild EP" - Aimer : 5/21 (18,068)4. "LOVE, HOLIDAY." - TOKIO : 5/21 (17,074)5. "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan : 5/21 (16,697)(Check out the full ranking here.)---[Album Weekly Ranking]1. "Singing Bird" - In

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/19~5/25

    May 28, 2014 @ 4:06 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 May 19th to May 25th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 5/19 – Monday 16.4%(2.3%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 10.1%(1.2%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.6%(0.6%) – 20:00-20:43 –

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  • Amuro Namie releases new version PV of 'SWEET 19 BLUES'

    May 28, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    As reported previously, Amuro Namie will be releasing her ballad best-of album entitled "Ballada" on June 4, and recently, she revealed the new version PV of one of the tracks in the album, "SWEET 19 BLUES."  The PV depicts the story in which a 19-year-old Amuro Namie comes to see her current self. It includes the footage from original version PV which was released in 1996, and it also reproduced the scenery setting from back then.You can c

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  • Kawaei Rina & Iriyama Anna update their Google+

    May 28, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    On May 27, AKB48 members Kawaeri Rina and Iriyama Anna, who got injured during the group's handshake event in Iwate on May 25, updated their Google+ and messaged to their fans.  Kawaei wrote with her photo, "I'm sorry everyone for worrying you. I am recovering well little by little (^^)." She also revealed that she would make an appearance via telephone on Fuji TV's live broadcasting show "Viking", which she serves as the regular membe

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