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  • Itano Tomomi to release new solo single in April

    March 5, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    AKB48's Itano Tomomi has announced that she will be releasing her third single on April 25th! This will be Itano's first solo single in about 9 months, with her last being "Fui ni", released last July. Not much about the single has been revealed at this time, but it's known that it will come in 3 different versions: Type A (CD+DVD), Type B (CD+DVD), and Regular Edition (CD-Only). Stay tuned for more details on Itano Tomomi's upcoming

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  • MUSIC JAPAN reveals an awesome artist line-up for March 18th

    March 5, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    NHK's popular music program, MUSIC JAPAN, has revealed the artist line-up for its March 18th broadcast! MUSIC JAPAN's upcoming episode will feature performances by Tohoshinki, Momoiro Clover Z, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, AAA, and THE ALFEE. Check out the full set list below! - "STILL" - Tohoshinki "Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dainana Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai'" - Momoiro Clover Z "Go my way" - Sandaime J Soul Brothers "Sailing"

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  • K-pop girl group Secret to hold their first concert tour in Japan

    March 5, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    via allkpop: Korean girl group Secret will be holding their first solo Japan concert tour! Their concert, 'Secret 1st Japan Tour "SECRET TIME" 2012' will begin on March 5th and continue through March 8th. After releasing the Japanese version of their hit song, "Madonna", Secret quickly rose to the top of the Oricon chart. This concert, being Secret's first solo concert, will be over two hours long and consist of performances of the

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  • SKE48's Ono Haruka to graduate from group

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    SKE48 member Ono Haruka has announced that she will be graduating from the group in late-March. This sudden announcement was made on March 4th during the finale of Team S' performance, "Seifuku no Me". The 24 year old Ono shared that she had been thinking about graduating for 1 or 2 years. Although she didn't reveal the reasons for graduating, she explained that this is a very positive decision she made for herself. Ono joined SKE48 in

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  • Kanjani8's "Eight Ranger" to be released as a movie

    March 5, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    On March 4th, it was announced that "Eight Ranger" which is a Sentai parody corner performed at Kanjani8's concerts, will be released as a movie.  This will be the first starring movie for Kanjani8 as a group The 7 members become heroes fighting against evils in apocalyptic 2035 Japan. The title will be simply "Eight Ranger". It will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko ("20th Century Boys" and "Trick"). Kanjani8 member Yokoyama Yu, who original

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  • Check out this week's performances on MUSIC JAPAN

    March 5, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    NHK's music program MUSIC JAPAN aired their episode for March 4th with five groups of artists. Check out the performances from the show below! (We are missing HY's performance, but it will be added when we find it.) ----- DiVA - "Lost the way" SDN48 - "Makeoshimi Congratulation" D☆DATE - "JOKER" JIN AKANISHI - "Sun Burns Down"

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  • "Shiawase no Pan" holds free screening in Tohoku

    March 4, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    On March 3rd, the heartwarming movie "Shiawase no Pan", starring Harada Tomoyo and Oizumi Yo, held a free screening and handshake event in the area struck by the Great Tohoku Earthquake one year ago. The 'Ganbare Tohoku! Tohoku Support Project' with the free screening was organized in order to give back some warmth to the people who are still suffering from the great earthquake. Many people took the opportunity to watch the movie. One o

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  • HKT48 introduces the members of 'Team H'

    March 4, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    AKB48's Fukuoka-based sister group HKT48 held a press conference at HKT48 Theater on March 4th, where they introduced the members of 'Team H'. The 16 members of 'Team H' are Anai Chihiro (Captain), Ueki Nao, Kumazawa Serina, Kodama Haruka (Center), Komori Yui, Shimono Yuki, Sugamoto Yuko, Tanaka Natsumi, Taniguchi Airi, Nakanishi Chiyori, Matsuoka Natsumi, Miyawaki Sakura, Murashige Anna, Motomura Aoi, Moriyasu Madoka, and Wakatabe Haruka.

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  • Sorimachi Takashi to star in Matsumoto Seicho's short 'Shicho Shisu'

    March 4, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    Fuji TV announced that they are going to air special drama called 'Shicho Shisu', starring actor Sorimachi Takashi. 'Shicho Shisu' is a short story from Matsumoto Seicho's compilation, 'Seishun no Hoko - Matsumoto Seicho Tanpen Zenshu'. Sorimachi plays 'Kasagi Kozo', a popular florist and member of the city council, whose uncle, the mayor of the city, suddenly disappears on duty and several days later is found dead in a hot spring. Know

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  • Upcoming movie 'Thermae Romae' reveals full trailer

    March 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    A few days ago, the first full trailer for the upcoming movie 'Thermae Romae' was released on its official website. The movie depicts the story of Lucius (Abe Hiroshi), a bath design engineer who slips through time between Ancient Rome and modern Japan. It's a comical portrayal of Lucius' first experiences with the modern Japan bathing cultures and his struggles to introduce some of those habits in the Ancient Rome. Aside from Abe H

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