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  • Perfume tops Oricon weekly chart with 4 consecutive albums

    September 18, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Techno-pop unit Perfume's latest album, "Perfume Global Compilation: LOVE THE WORLD" (released September 12th), has sold 118,000 copies in its first week, topping Oricon's weekly chart for September 24th. This is Perfume's 4th consecutive album to top the Oricon charts. The previous record was set 12 years and 9 months ago by SPEED with "Carry On My Way" (released December of 1999) on January 3rd 2000. "Perfume Global Compilation: LOVE

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  • Aikawa Nanase gives birth to her 3rd child

    September 17, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    Singer Aikawa Nanase (37) has announced that she has given birth to her 3rd child! Through her official website, Aikawa reported, "On the night of the 16th, a healthy baby girl was born! Since I was past my due date, I was worried about what would happen for over a week, but she came out safely." Aikawa gave birth to her 1st son back in February of 2001, then gave birth to her 2nd son in September of 2007. She expressed, "Everyone, than

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  • KAT-TUN grabs No.1 spot on Oricon weekly chart

    September 17, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    KAT-TUN's 19th single, "Fumetsu no Scrum" (released September 12th), has sold 157,000 units in its first week and snatched the number 1 spot on Oricon's weekly chart for September 24th. This is KAT-TUN's 19th consecutive single to top the single charts since debuting with "Real Face" back in March of 2006. "Fumetsu no Scrum" is the theme song for the TBS/MBS drama series, 'Dragon Seinendan', starring Kanjani8 member Yasuda Shota. The first

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  • AKB48's latest album "1830m" sells over a million copies

    September 17, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    Popular idol group AKB48's 4th album "1830m" has now reached a total sales of 1,002,000 copies after 5 weeks since its release.  Though 9 of AKB48's singles have reached sales surpassing the million mark, this is AKB48's very first album to sell over a million copies ever since their major debut back in October 2006. It was also the first time in a year and 11 months for an original album to have sales over a million copies since Arashi ac

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  • Kojima Yoshio stands-in for injured Sugi-chan at "Tokyo Runway 2012" and models in a speedo

    September 17, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Comedian Kojima Yoshio was one of the guest celebrities appearing at the “Tokyo Runway 2012 A/W” event held at the Tokyo Yoyogi National Stadium on September 17th. He was a substitute for comedian Sugi-chan who recently injured himself during a show recording.  Kojima walked the runway decked out in his trademark speedos and wore a denim jacket, a trademark of Sugi-chan’s, on his shoulders. He commented, “This is great! I really have to thank

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  • Check out the PV for Heo Young Saeng's "1.2.3"!

    September 17, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    The PV for South Korean singer Heo Young Saeng's song "1.2.3" has been revealed! "1.2.3" is a track off of Heo Young Saeng's Japanese solo debut album, "Over joyed", which will be released on September 19th. The album will feature a total of 11 tracks including Japanese versions of his hit songs "CRYING" and "LET IT GO". Check out the PV below! Source: Pony Canyon Image: BARKS via Yahoo! Japan

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  • 13-year-old Trauden Naomi is 2013 Miss Teen Japan

    September 17, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Thirteen year-old Trauden Naomi from Kyoto beat out twelve other finalists to win the 2013 Miss Teen Japan crown. Trauden is of mixed parentage, with a German father and a Japanese mother. She stands at 166cm (5’5) tall and weighs 48.5kg (107lbs). With her slender, long legs, she looks very much like a grown-up. Miss Teen Japan is the sister pageant of Miss Universe Japan and is in its second year. Applicants had to be between 13-17 years

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  • MIYAVI reveals details on his upcoming mini-album

    September 17, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    Previously, we reported that MIYAVI would be releasing a new mini-album as a part of his collaboration project, 'SAMURAI SESSION WORLD SERIES'. Now, the details have been revealed! The album will be titled "SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.1" and it's slated for release on November 14th. It will have the theme "VS Album" and it will feature sessions with various artists. The track list will consist of 7 tracks including his already released singles wi

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  • Kanjani8 holds their first open-air live concert + more tour dates announced

    September 17, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    On September 16th, popular idol group, Kanjani8, held their tour “8EST ~Minna no Omoi wa Dou Nandai? Bokura no Omoi wa Mugendai!!~” at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium. The group is holding this nationwide tour in commemoration of the 8th anniversary of their CD debut. The group started the tour at the same venue on the 15th and will continue touring through 10 different cities until the end of December. Member, Murakami Shingo (30), said, “Than

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  • AKB48 to perform their 28th single at upcoming Janken Tournament

    September 17, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    On September 16th, AKB48’s producer Akimoto Yasushi announced on “Google+” that AKB48 would be performing their new single, to be released on October 31st, at the ‘3rd Janken Tournament’.  Maeda Atsuko, who graduated on August 27th, has been working as the center for AKB48 up until now. It is very probable that the center for this new song will become the group’s ‘new ace’. Ever since Maeda’s graduation announcement, it has become a hot t

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