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  • Model Marie graduates from New York design school and is back in Japan

    July 23, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    Popular model Marie announced on her official blog that she has returned from her studies in New York. Marie enrolled in prestigious design school, Parsons The New School for Design, last September to learn fashion design and recently graduated in May. While in school, she was editor of 8 pages of material in the April 2012 issue of newly-launched magazine 'TOKYOViVi'. She stayed in New York for a while after her May graduation, but rep

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  • Nogizaka46 reveals PV for "Namida ga Mada Kanashimi Datta Koro" for a limited time

    July 23, 2012 @ 2:51 am

    Nogizaka46 has revealed the music video for their song, "Namida ga Mada Kanashimi Datta Koro", for a limited time through their official website! This song is one of the coupling tracks off Nogizaka46's upcoming single, "Hashire! Bicycle", that's scheduled for release on August 22nd. It's sung by the under members of the group, and it's a drama-style PV that tells a story about a high school love. The PV will be available on Nogizaka46'

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  • Kobukuro to appear on July 27th broadcast of MUSIC STATION

    July 23, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    It's been revealed that popular duo Kobukuro will be appearing on the July 27th broadcast of TV Asahi's music program, 'MUSIC STATION'! Kobukuro officially resumed their music activities back in April after going on hiatus in August of last year. On this upcoming episode, Kobukuro will perform their major debut song, "YELL", which marks their first performance in about 11 months. They commented, "It'll be 11 months since we last sang li

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  • AKB48 members join in on Sashihara's solo live event for "FNS 27 hour TV"

    July 23, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    This year’s "FNS 27-Hour TV" aired from July 21st 6:30pm to July 22nd 8:54pm (JST). Veteran host Tamori hosted the program and presented an exciting live TV marathon alongside the regulars of TV show "Waratte Iitomo!" HKT48’s Sashihara Rino is a regular on "Waratte Iitomo!" and was originally slated to perform onstage with fellow members of AKB48 before her sudden transfer to HKT48 in June. Due to the transfer, the performance was modified

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  • SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi completes 100km (62 mile) marathon for "FNS 27-hour TV"

    July 22, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    On July 22nd, SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi successfully completed a 100km (62 mile) marathon for this year’s Fuji TV annual summer program, "FNS 27-hour TV". About 1km away from the goal, fellow SMAP members Kimura Takuya and Inagaki Goro showed up to cheer for Kusanagi and ran alongside him in drizzling rain. Kusanagi reached the TV station in Odaiba, Tokyo after 8pm and exchanged warm embraces with program host Tamori. Kusanagi commented, “I almo

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  • Gekidan EXILE's Aoyagi Sho releases his first photo book

    July 22, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    On July 22nd, Gekidan EXILE's Aoyagi Sho held a release event for his first photo book, 'Gekkan MEN: Aoyagi Sho'. The photo book features semi-nude shots of Aoyagi, who makes frequent visits to the gym to sculpt his body. "I've never taken semi-nude pictures before, so I was very nervous at first. I'm embarrassed," he commented, and shyly added, "HIRO-san messaged me when he looked at a different magazine. If possible, I don't want the mem

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  • ZAZEN BOYS reveals release date & details for upcoming album, "Stories"

    July 22, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    ZAZEN BOYS has revealed that their new album, "Stories", will be released on September 5th! "Stories" will feature a total of 11 tracks and it will be available in 3 different versions: CD-Only, 12-inch Analog, and by download through their official website. The analog version will enclose a download code for their song "Mukuchi na Girl". This song will also be included as the bonus track when you download the album from their website.

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  • Oshima Yuko meets a little bear at stage greeting for 'Brave'

    July 22, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    On July 21st, AKB48's Oshima Yuko attended a stage greeting for Disney-Pixar's latest animated film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave'). In association with the movie, a black bear cub named Momotaro joined Oshima on stage. "This is the first time I've seen a cub! Hello. He has a rather gentle face," she said, and fed Momotaro straight from her hands. Oshima, who voices the protagonist Merida in the film, appeared at the event in a bl

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  • Producer of AKB48 establishes study abroad program

    July 22, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    On July 21st, Akimoto Yasushi announced on his Google+ profile that, as a result of a meeting with the AKB48 overseas team, a study abroad program has been set up for AKB48 and related groups. In the same post, he made a call for interested members to apply for the program. Members in Japan could study abroad as a member of overseas sister groups of AKB48, such as JKT48 in Indonesia, SNH48 in Shanghai and TPE48 in Taiwan. The period of stu

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  • Voice actress Watanabe Kumiko gets married to voice actor Tsujitani Koji

    July 22, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    On July 20th, voice actress Watanabe Kumiko announced through her official blog that she had gotten married to voice actor Tsujitani Koji. After ten days of being absent from her blog, Watanabe reported, "I'm sorry I haven't updated in awhile! As a matter of fact... during that time... I got married!!!! My partner is voice actor Tsujitani Koji." She expressed "For the first time in my life, I've been told 'congratulations' by many peopl

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