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  • Former SDN48 member Ohori Megumi gives birth to her first child

    June 17, 2014 @ 3:10 am

    Former AKB48 / SDN48 member Ohori Megumi has given birth to her first child on June 16.  According to her official blog, Ohori gave birth to a 2,956 gram (6lbs 8oz) baby girl. She revealed that she was finally able to give birth about two days after her water broke. "Our child, who was doing her best in my stomach for 10 months, was so precious that I held her and said, 'You did your best.' From now on, together with my husband, we hop

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  • Amuro Namie grabs the No.1 spot on Oricon album chart 2 weeks in a row

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:36 am

    Amuro Namie's first best-of ballad album "Ballada" which went on sale on June 4, topped Oricon's weekly album ranking 2 weeks in a row.The album sold 66,000 copies this week, and the accumulated total is now 321,000 copies. Including both solo and group, this is the first time this year that a female artist has topped the album ranking 2 consecutive weeks."Ballada" includes the top 15 of Amuro's popular ballads voted by her fans such as "Lo

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  • Matsui Jurina injures her fingers during the rehearsal for SKE48's special live

    June 17, 2014 @ 1:34 am

    On June 16, idol group SKE48 member Matsui Jurina was injured during the rehearsal for the group's "AiiA SKE48 Special live" held at AiiA Theater Tokyo, leading to the cancellation of her appearance on the live.According to a source close to the group, Matsui injured the middle finger and ring finger of her right hand, but it's unknown if those fingers are fractured. At the beginning of the live, Matsui appeared on the st

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  • 5 Dempagumi.inc members transported to the hospital due to carbon monoxide poisoning during filming

    June 15, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    It was reported that idol group Dempagumi.inc members were transported to a hospital after complaining of poor physical condition. They were filming at a quarry site of Oyaishi (Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi) for their net digital and movie contents which was a collaborative production between TV Asahi and Toei on June 15th at around 2:00 am. There were total 10 people transported to the hospital including 5 of Dempagumi.inc membe

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 6/09~6/12

    June 15, 2014 @ 2:17 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 June 9nd to June 12th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 6/09 – Monday 14.9%(0.7%) – 19:00-19:30 – NHK News 7 11.0%(2.3%) – 19:30-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 13.3%(1.0%) – 20:00-20:43 –

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  • MAN WITH A MISSION has song placement in BMW commercial right before the start of their US Tour

    June 14, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    MAN WITH A MISSION ended their solo show as a big success on May 31st. Shortly thereafter on June 11th, one of their songs started airing in a TV commercial of major automobile company, BMW for their 4 series Gran Coupe.The tie-in song is "babylon", one of the main songs from their latest concept album "Tales of Purefly", and the edgy sound goes perfect with the cool image of the BMW Gran Coupe.You can check out the commercial on T

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for June 20

    June 14, 2014 @ 3:44 am

    TV Asahi has revealed the artist line up for its June 20 broadcast of 'MUSIC STATION'.Next week's episode will feature performances by Sheena Ringo, NEWS, Naoto Inti Raymi, Momoiro Clover Z, NMB48, and Ariana Grande. Sheena Ringo, Naoto Inti Raymi, and NEWS will each perform their songs for the '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil'. Check out the full line up below.   ==="Baby I", "Problem" - Ariana Grande"Ibiza Girl" - NMB48"NIP

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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 6/04~6/10

    June 14, 2014 @ 2:21 am

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of June 4th to June 10th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles, and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi 02 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 03 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 04 - "Sweat" - Tohoshinki 05 - "We Don't Stop" - Nishino Kana 06 - "Happy" - Pharrell Will

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  • Rookie rock unit EDGE of LIFE's debut song chosen as the theme song for a drama

    June 13, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

    Rookie rock unit EDGE of LIFE's debut song "Can't Stop" has been chosen as the theme song to TV Asahi's upcoming drama "Tokumei Tantei" (to begin airing on July 4, starring Takahashi Katsunori). EDGE of LIFE consists of vocalist Hagio Keishi (19) from Kyoto, and guitarist Imamura Masaya (19) from Tokyo. The unit aims to become a "guitar & vocal unit that combines the attractive looks, catchy sound, and novelty."Their debut song "Can't Stop"

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  • Details on TOKIO's 20th anniversary album revealed

    June 13, 2014 @ 2:32 am

    TOKIO will be releasing their 20th anniversary album "HEART" on July 16, for which the details have now been revealed.For the tracklist of this album, TOKIO held a poll asking fans to vote for their favorite songs out of all the songs they've released thus far. DISC 1 will include the top 15 single songs, while DISC 2 will contain the top 15 album and coupling songs. The songs that ranked number 1 were "Lyric" which was the theme song for the dra

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