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  • 28 members to perform at Maeda Atsuko's graduation concert

    August 26, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    The members who will be performing at Maeda Atsuko's graduation concert on August 27th have been announced. All members of Team A will be joining Maeda on stage, including Iwasa Misaki, Ota Aika, Oya Shizuka, Katayama Haruka, Kuramochi Asuka, Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Nakagawa Haruka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Maeda Ami, and Matsubara Natsumi, along with research student Muto Tomu, who was recently p

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  • the telephones announces new single + tour guests

    August 26, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Rock band the telephones has announced that they will be releasing their new single, "The Telephones In Wonderland E.P. ~Fushigi no Kuni no Telephones Tanpenshu~" at the venues of their upcoming nationwide fall tour. "The Telephones In Wonderland E.P. ~Fushigi no Kuni no Telephones Tanpenshu~" is a collection of the telephones' new songs that was recorded recently. It will include 3 songs "Odoru ~Asa ga Kite mo~", "Broken Government ~Risou

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  • Former Morning Musume member, Ichii Sayaka announces her re-marriage & pregnancy

    August 26, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    On August 25th, it was reported that former Morning Musume member, Ichii Sayaka (28) got remarried to a hairdresser (37).  According to the source, the couple registered their marriage on July 24th. Back in May 2004, Ichii married Yoshizawa Naoki (36) who was the guitarist of "Ichii Sayaka in CUBIC-CROSS" that Ichii formed after she graduated from Morning Musume, but they divorced in May of 2011.  Ichii has been raising two daughters alone sin

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/20~08/23

    August 26, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    [caption id="attachment_262579" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/20~08/23"][/caption] It was another positive week for some of the more popular dramas, but the rest also didn't lose all too many viewers. On Monday, 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' (TBS) continued to stay around its current season average with a rating of 5.7% (minus 0.9%), but 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' (Fuji TV) finally escaped from its Olympic s

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  • Takei Emi graduates from 'Seventeen' magazine

    August 25, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    On August 24th, Takei Emi's graduation ceremony from 'Seventeen' magazine was held during the event, 'Seventeen Natsu no Gakuensai 2012', at Pacifico Yokohama. During the event, Kiritani Mirei and Sato Arisa, who were a part of  the "Nekome Sanshimai" ("three sisters with cat eyes") with Takei, made a appearance. "They seem so busy, so I didn't think they would come," said Takei. "The 'Nekome Sanshimai' is an important presence. Because of

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  • AKB48 announces the release date of their 28th single in October

    August 25, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    It was announced that AKB48's upcoming single which is currently untitled, will be released on October 31st. This will be AKB48' 28th single, and it's said to have a "Kakkoii" or "cool" image just like their previous singles "RIVER", "Beginner", and "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" that were also released in the month of October.  There will be three different types for the single; Type-A, Type-B, and Type-C, and each type will include six tracks. (Titl

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  • Check out the full PV for AKB48's "Gingham Check"

    August 25, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    The full PV to AKB48's upcoming 27th single "Gingham Check" has been revealed! As announced earlier, the video is directed by Joseph Kahn, and the single is set for a release on August 29th. Check it out below! Thanks to everybody who sent this tip in!

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  • Kawashima Umika attends her first kimono show

    August 25, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    On August 25th, actress Kawashima Umika (18) appeared as a special guest at Suzunoya's 'Seireien Kimono Show'. As this marked her first time attending a kimono show, Kawashima expressed, "I'm nervous." She also expressed her feelings about adulthood saying, "In 2 years, I'll be 20-years-old, so I feel I have to pick out a kimono for myself." Kawashima, who serves as Suzunoya's image character, commented, "To me, kimonos are familiar ite

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami to make her solo debut!

    August 25, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    During the second day of AKB48's 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome, it was announced that Takahashi Minami, who is one of the founding members of the group, will finally be making her solo debut! As the first song for the encore, Takahashi and Maeda Atsuko performed their duet song "Omoide no Hotondo" together, and while they were holding each other crying, Maeda told Takahashi, "There is a video for you from Akimoto-Sensei." Then, Universal Mus

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  • Miyazawa Sae & Takajo Aki explain their transfer

    August 25, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    AKB48 announced a big team shuffle on the first day of their 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome, 'AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~'. On the same night, members Miyazawa Sae, Takajo Aki, Nakagawa Haruka, and Suzuki Mariya each expressed their thoughts about their transfer through their official blogs and Google+ accounts. On her transfer to SHN48 (Shanghai, China), Miyazawa explained, "It wasn't recommended by Akimoto-sensei, but it was somethi

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