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  • 22 AKB group members celebrate Coming of Age Day

    January 13, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

    January 12 is Coming of Age Day in Japan, and a total of 22 'new adults' from the AKB groups attended their coming of age ceremony at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo. All of the girls were dressed in their beautiful traditional kimono while surrounded by about 1,000 fans.The members were blessed by the Shinto priest one by one and consumed the holy sake in completion of the ceremony.7 members from AKB48 attended the ceremony. Kawaei Rina (19) co

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  • Tsumabuki Satoshi admits to being in a relationship with Maiko

    January 13, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

    On January 12, major league baseball player Uehara Koji of the Boston Red Sox made a guest appearance at the stage greeting for movie 'Vancouver no Asahi' in Tokyo.This was a surprise that the movie's lead actor Tsumabuki Satoshi didn't even know about. When asked by Tsumabuki about a lifetime career in the major league, Uehara commented, "I'd like to if there was an offer, but I'd also like to try in Japan if the offer came." Regarding

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  • Kuninaka Ryoko makes her first public appearance after marriage

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:34 am

    On January 12, actress Kuninaka Ryoko appeared at an event for Fuji TV's new "Getsu-9" drama 'Date ~Koi to wa Donna Mono Kashira~'. This marked her first public appearance after getting married to actor Mukai Osamu on December 28 of last year. In association with the drama's title, Kuninaka revealed her ideal date, "I like going outdoors. Especially when the weather is nice," and continued with a smile, "An amusement park or zoo. I don't min

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  • androp's new single to be titled 'Ghost'

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:31 am

    The title of androp's new song has been determined as "Ghost". It will be released as their new single on March 11."Ghost" is the theme song for Fuji TV's drama 'Ghost Writer', which premieres on January 13. Besides the title track, the single will include a new song called "Answer". The jacket cover was designed by Tanaka Norio, the winner of England's D&AD PROFESSIONAL AWARDS. It features water drops to represent the tears that appear in

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  • Hige Danshaku's Higuchi-kun to wed his girlfriend of 12 years

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:29 am

    Higuchi-kun (40) of comedian duo Hige Danshaku has announced through his official blog that he will register his marriage with a non-celebrity woman in March. Higuchi-kun announced, "I will register my marriage with my girlfriend of 12 years in March." He also expressed his determination, "It's my turn to support the woman who has been supporting me from the time I didn't have money. There may be times when she will have to support me, but

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  • More characters' visual art for 'NARUTO' stage play revealed

    January 13, 2015 @ 2:03 am

    As previously reported, Kishimoto Masashi's popular manga "NARUTO" is getting adapted into a stage play "Live Spectacle : NARUTO" starting in March. It was last month when some of the main characters' ("Uzumaki Naruto", "Uchiha Sasuke", "Haruno Sakura" and "Gaara") visual art were revealed, and recently, 5 more characters' visual art have also been revealed. The 5 characters are "Hatake Kakashi", "the Third Hokage", "Umino Iruka", "Mom

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  • Nogizaka46's 1st album sells over 220,000 copies in the first week

    January 13, 2015 @ 1:50 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46 released their first album "Toumei na Iro" on January 7, and sold 222,000 copies during the first week, allowing the group to top Oricon's weekly album ranking. Nogizaka46 became the first female artist in one year and 10 months to top the album chart with their first album while selling over 200,000 copies during the release week. This was last achieved by NMB48 with "Teppen Tottande!" (released in February 2013, first wee

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  • Goto Maki and Utahiroba Jun to make guest appearance in 'Monster Hunter Festa '15'

    January 12, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

    It's been revealed that Goto Maki and Utahiroba Jun (Golden Bomber) will make a guest appearance in the event 'Monster Hunter Festa '15' which will be held on January 18 at Makuhari Messe. 'Monster Hunter Festa '15' is a festival for the game software 'Monster Hunter'. It will host an official competition for 'Monster Hunter' players, stage events, attractions, and an official goods store. There will be no admission fee.  Both Goto and Utahiroba

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  • NEWS' latest single tops Oricon weekly single ranking

    January 12, 2015 @ 4:03 pm

    NEWS' first single for 2015, "KAGUYA," that went on sale on January 7, sold 140,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly single ranking. This marks the group's 17th consecutive chart-topping single since their debut song "Kibou ~Yell~" (released in May 2004)."KAGUYA" is a love song that has a motif of "Princess Kaguya" from 'The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.' The DVD that comes in limited edition 'A' contains the music video to the tit

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  • GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE unveil PV for 'Sing it Loud'

    January 12, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE have unveiled the PV for their new single "Sing It Loud" that's slated for release on January 28. "Sing it Loud" has been picked up as the theme song for the TBS drama 'Keibuho Sugiyama Shintaro : Kichijojisho Jiken File'. As the coupling track, it will include "STORY" which is the first song that vocalist Katayose Ryota wrote.

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