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  • miwa to be in charge of theme song for drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.'

    October 27, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    miwa's new song "Gesshoku ~winter moon~" will be used as the theme song for TBS' upcoming drama 'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' premiering on November 20.'Mama to Papa ga Ikiru Riyuu.' is a drama adaptation of the nonfiction novel 'Watashi, Nyugan. Otto, Haigan. 39-sai, Fuufu de Yomei Senkoku.' that tells the story of a cancer-stricken couple with two young children. The protagonist 'Yoshioka Toko', who suffers from breast cancer, will be played b

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  • Perfume appear in OK Go's PV for 'I Won't Let You Down'

    October 27, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    Perfume made an appearance in the American rock band OK Go's PV for "I Won't Let You Down", a track that was included in their new album "Hungry Ghosts" released earlier this month. Harano Morihiro, who was in charge of NTT Docomo's WEB CM "Mori no Mokkin", served as creative director for the PV, while Seki Kazuaki and OK Go's Damian Kulash (Vo, G) were the directors. Besides Harano and Seki, many other Japanese staff were in

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  • Former AKB48 member Mitsumune Kaoru to make her debut as a magazine model

    October 27, 2014 @ 11:13 am

    Former AKB48 member Mitsumune Kaoru will make her debut as a magazine model on the December issue of fashion magazine 'Oggi' (October 28 release). During her days in AKB48, Mitsumune gained a lot of attention as a "super kenkyuusei". Although she had received many offers from popular fashion magazines, this will be her first time to actually appear in one. In the upcoming issue of 'Oggi', Mitsumune will appear in a 11-page feature calle

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  • Nakagawa Shoko fractures her tailbone, will continue with tour

    October 26, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    It's been reported that Nakagawa Shoko has fractured her tailbone. This announcement was made through her official website on October 25 after her concert at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka. Shokotan reportedly fractured her tailbone when she struck a pose as 'Narancha' from manga 'Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken' during the Nagoya concert of her live tour 'Nakagawa Shoko Live Tour 2014: Donyoku Kakumei'.   Shokotan shared her current situation saying,

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  • Mukai Osamu to close his official blog

    October 26, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

    On October 25, actor Mukai Osamu updated his official blog 'The Laboratory' and announced that he will be closing the blog. Fans will be able to read it until the end of this month. In his last blog entry, Mukai wrote, "I originally thought that it wouldn't last for a long time, so I had to an end to it somewhere." Among the many reasons, he explained, "One of them is that the blog has fulfilled its duty. This is the biggest one."Mukai wrote his

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  • Tanaka Koki's band INKT to hold their first event

    October 26, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that former KAT-TUN member Tanaka Koki's rock band INKT have officially started their activities. At this time, they have announced that they will hold their first event 'INKT Fan Meeting Vol.1' on November 6. The event will be held somewhere in Tokyo for fan club members only. While the venue has not been disclosed at this time, it's expected to hold over 1,000 people. Two days after the event, the band will r

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  • AKB48's Tano Yuka & NMB48's Umeda Ayaka cast as Dorothy in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' musical

    October 25, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    On October 21, it was revealed that AKB48's Tano Yuka (17) and NMB48's Umeda Ayaka (25) have both been cast in the lead role for the musical "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." This decision came after a final round of auditions amongst the AKB48 group members.  Former AKB48 member Masuda Yuka (23) previously won the lead for 2 consecutive years starting in 2012. Stage director Miyamoto Amon (56) spoke about the unprecedented casting of double l

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  • PASSPO☆ reveal details on their best-of album

    October 25, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    The girls of PASSPO☆ have revealed the details on their best-of album that's slated for release on December 10.Titled "TRACKS", the album will commemorate the group's 5th anniversary since their formation. The album received the title "TRACKS" for 2 reasons. The first because it will be PASSPO☆'s last release with member Okunaka Makoto in the group. She will graduate from the group on January 1, 2015 at TOKYO DOME CITY HA

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  • Matsuda Seiko & Matsu Takako sing 'Akai Sweet Pea' together for a CM

    October 25, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    Singer Matsuda Seiko and actress Matsu Takako sing along to Matsuda's song "Akai Sweet Pea" together in a new CM for Total Aging Care Brand's 'Astalift'.  After shooting the CM, Matsuda expressed her joy of collaborating with Matsu, "I am so happy to sing 'Akai Sweet Pea' together with Matsu-san. I was able to sing it with a 'happy feeling'." Meanwhile, Matsu revealed, "I feel honored that my singing with Seiko-san will be used [in the CM], but

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 10/20~10/23

    October 25, 2014 @ 2:55 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 October 20th to October 23rd and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! === 10/20 – Monday 14.3%(5.0%) – 19:00-19:32 – NHK News 7 07.8%(7.6%) – 19:32-19:58 – Close-Up Gendai 11.3%(0.7%) – 20:0

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