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  • Yamashita Yukari announces graduation from SKE48

    February 6, 2016 @ 11:04 am

    SKE48 Team KII member Yamashita Yukari has announced that she will be graduating from the group.  This was announced on February 4 during Team KII's performance at SKE48 Theater. Following the concert, Yamashita uploaded a message on the group's official website, stating, "I had been thinking about it since 2 years ago, and last year, I talked about it with many different people. I wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible, so that we

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  • SCANDAL to Release Seventh Album 'YELLOW' Ahead of World Tour and Tenth Anniversary

    February 5, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    Barely days after completing their domestic arena tour, SCANDAL – one of Japan's strongest all-female forces in rock – have announced the international release of their upcoming seventh album, YELLOW. The 13-track record is their first to be entirely self-produced and will be released in the UK and Europe on March 11, 2016 through JPU Records ahead of the band's tenth anniversary and second world tour. It will be available in thre

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  • NMB48's Kurokawa Hazuki to temporarily suspend her activities

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:32 am

    NMB48 Team BII member Kurokawa Hazuki has announced that she will temporarily suspend her activities. Kurosawa released a statement on NMB48's official blog, explaining, "The reason is to prioritize my studies. I was actually thinking about graduating, but I don't want to quit right now. I also thought that I would regret it if I graduate right now. This is why I am temporarily suspending my activities." She continued, "After I take a look at mys

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  • X JAPAN guitarist PATA diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:27 am

    It's been reported that X JAPAN guitarist PATA has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and pylethrombosis, making it difficult for him to be musically active. As such, the band have announced that they will temporarily halt their activities. On January 15, PATA was suddenly hospitalized and admitted into the intensive care unit. He is currently receiving IV drip and is in a state of reduced activity.  Due to this urgent situation, X JAPAN's conce

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  • Omasa Aya starts Instagram account on her 25th birthday

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:23 am

    On February 4, actress Omasa Aya celebrated her 25th birthday by starting her official Instagram account. She took a selfie and greeted her fans, "I started Instagram. Please take care of me!" Omasa also thanked her fans for their birthday wishes, "Thank you for the comments. I read them all~~ I'm 25 now!" It appears that magazine "non・no" helped celebrate Omasa's birthday during their photo shoot. The magazine updated their Instagram

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  • SKE48 member Umemoto Madoka announces graduation

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:20 am

    SKE48 Team E member Umemoto Madoka has announced her graduation from the group.Umemoto made the big announcement on February 3 during the group's performance at SKE48 Theater in Aichi. The group's official website was updated later with an official comment from the idol. Through her activities in SKE48, Umemoto grew interested in working with motor sports and F1. She decided on her graduation because she wanted to take a step forward to

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  • AKB48 Takajo Aki's last stage to be on February 23

    February 4, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    AKB48 member Takajo Aki's last concert is scheduled to be held on February 23 at AKB48 Theater.Takajo and Nagao Mariya's joint graduation concert was held on January 21 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. However, the upcoming concert will be Takajo's last time appearing on stage as a member of AKB48. She will also continue to participate in handshake events until May 1. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 1/29~2/1

    February 3, 2016 @ 3:44 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 January 29th to February 1st and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current winter dramas below! Screencaps: Himura Hideo no Suiri === 1/29 – Friday 09.7%(0.0%) – 19:00-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke Special

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  • NMB48's Yoshida Akari declares she's becoming a YouTuber

    February 3, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    NMB48 member Yoshida Akari has declared that she will become a YouTuber. On February 2, Yoshida revealed a video via Twitter saying, "Starting today, I will become a YouTuber." Later that day, she uploaded her first video on YouTube, titled, "1-nichi Torenai Makigami! MIX Maki no Yarikata♡," which roughly translates to "Curls that will Last the Entire Day! How to Do a MIX Curl♡." In the video, she shows fans how to curl their hair from

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  • AKB48's Minegishi Minami shows off her toned figure in CM for a private gym

    February 2, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    AKB48 member Minegishi Minami stars in the second CM for private gym 'RIZAP'. For the first CM, Minegishi succeeded in shaping up her body in just 2 months. In the second CM, available in 2 versions "Minegishi Minami: RIZAP's Meal" and "Minegishi Minami: RIZAP's Body", the idol's body has been sculpted even more. She narrates her transformation while showing off her toned figure in a black bikini. Source & Image: Oricon

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