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  • Violinist Miyamoto Emiri gives birth to her first child

    May 14, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    It's been reported that violinist Miyamoto Emiri gave birth to her first child on May 12.  Miyamoto reported the birth of her 2604g (5 lb 11 oz) baby girl through her official blog. "It was a little earlier than expected, but I'm filled with joy and happiness to meet my dear daughter like this," she expressed. She also thanked the doctors, her family, staff, friends, and fans for their support. "I want to start anew one step at a time," she conc

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  • Kimura Kaela added to artist line up for 'MTV VMAJ'

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    It's been announced that Kimura Kaela has been added to the artist line up for MTV's music awards ceremony 'MTV VMAJ 2014' which will be held on June 14 at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba Prefecture. This will be Kimura's first live performance since March 2013. Already announced live acts include GLAY, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Miura Daichi, and Hatsune Miku.  In addition, Shishido Kavka and Horan Chiaki will be making appearances as the guest celebritie

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 5/10~5/11

    May 14, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – May 10/11 01 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 09) 02 (02) Thermae Romae II (Weeks: 03) 03 (03) Meitantei Conan Ijigen no Sniper (Weeks: 04) 04 (04) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Weeks: 03) 05 (05) Aibou: The Movie III (Weeks: 03) 06 (00) WOOD JOB! Kamusari Nana Nichijo (Weeks: 01) 07 (06) Crayon Shin-chan: Gachi

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  • Sheena Ringo reveals PV for 'Seishun no Mabataki'

    May 14, 2014 @ 5:04 am

    Sheena Ringo is getting ready to release her self-cover album "Gyakuyunyu ~Kouwankyoku~" on May 27, and she's revealed the PV for one of the tracks titled "Seishun no Mabataki". Sheena provided "Seishun no Mabataki" to Kuriyama Chiaki back in 2011, and she performed it during Tokyo Jihen's last live in February 2012. The self-cover was arranged by Tomita Keiichi. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Oshima Yuko's graduation performance day changed to June 9

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    On May 13, AKB48 announced through their official blog that Oshima Yuko's graduation performance has been changed from June 2 to June 9.  Originally, Oshima had planned to graduate at AKB48 Theater on June 2 after holding various events such as her graduation ceremony in March at National Olympic Stadium and her Kanshasai. However, her graduation ceremony at National Olympic Stadium was canceled due to stormy weather. The make-up for t

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  • KAT-TUN to hold their 1st nation-wide tour in over 2 years

    May 14, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    It was announced that KAT-TUN would hold their first nationwide tour in 2 years and 3 months. This will also mark their first tour since they became a 4-member group after Tanaka Koki's withdrawal. The group will kick off the tour on July 8 at Tokyo International Forum, which was the venue they held their first solo live in August 2002 before their CD debut. The live concert became a legend for the fans as a total of 550,

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  • J-Pop duo YANAKIKU to return to UK's Hyper Japan Festival

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will return to Hyper Japan July 25-27 at Earl's Court in London, England. After a successful performance at the UK's largest Japanese culture event in 2013, the rising star Kimo-Cos (kimono cosplay) singer/songwriters were invited to return for an encore performance at this year's festival which features Japanese culture, food, music, cosplay, game, and anime events. Earlier this month, YANAKIKU

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  • DISH// announce their 1st Budokan live to be on New Year's Day

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    On May 11, 4-member dance rock band DISH// held a solo live concert at Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, Tokyo, and it was announced that the group will hold their first live concert at the Nippon Budokan on New Year's Day of 2015. When they finished their 2 encore performances. Sony Music Labels CEO Muramatsu Shunsuke showed up on the stage and made the announcement. It was a surprise announcement even for the members as some started crying.DISH//

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  • Momoiro Clover Z get their first ever chart-topping single

    May 13, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    Popular idol group Momoiro Clover Z's new song "Naitemo Iindayo" (went on sale on May 8) grabbed No.1 spot on Oricon's latest weekly single ranking with the first week sales of 67,000 copies.This marked their first ever chart-topping single since they made their indie debut back in August 2009. Although they have topped the album weekly ranking with their 2nd album "5TH DIMENSION" (released in April 2013), their best ranking for singles was No.2

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 5/2~5/8

    May 12, 2014 @ 5:57 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. Golden Week holidays heavily influenced the ratings of the last week and the weekend before last. Friday began with low ratings, but drama 'Alice no Toge' hung in there with 11.3% (-0.6). The 'Akumu-chan' special did surprisingly bad with only a rating of 9.9%. However, NTV didn't really do much to pro

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