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  • Soon-to-be father Ishida Yasushi overcomes his "sexless marriage"

    December 18, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Comedian Ishida Yasushi (46) has just announced that his first child will be born near the end of May next year. During an interview held in Osaka, he revealed that his wife of two years (29) is currently five months pregnant. Already talking like a proud parent, he explained his theory that "There are a lot of geniuses born in May". In November 2009, he married a non-celebrity 16 years his junior. Previously on a variety show, he had confes

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  • Bakarhythm & Kuramoto Mitsuru to broadcast new project worldwide via YouTube

    December 17, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    Beginning on December 22nd, Chuukyou TV will broadcast a new variety tv project developed by Bakarhythm and author Kuramoto Mitsuru, called "Kikaku Bakari". According to Bakarhythm and Kuramoto, it will be an experimental show which focuses on "thinking about nothing but brand-new projects". These projects from the novel show will be uploaded on YouTube as well as broadcast on Chuukyou TV, aimed at a worldwide audience. In order to give bi

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  • Which celebrity would you want to exchange New Year's cards with?

    December 17, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    AKB48 will be releasing official New Year greeting cards of their members in a first press limited edition set that will cost 30,000 yen (~385 USD). This got the folks over at goo curious, so they decided to ask their users which celebrity they would want to exchange New Year’s greeting cards with. Check out the results below and let us know who you would want to exchange cards with! == [Which Female Celebrity Would You Want A New Y

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  • Special picture drawn by AKB48's Sashihara Rino to be included with 'Hop' Blu-Ray/DVD

    December 17, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    AKB48’s Sashihara Rino (19) tried voice acting for the first time in the Japanese dub of the American movie “Hop”. Those who purchase the first press edition Blu-Ray or DVD (scheduled for release on the December 21st) will get a special picture drawn by Sashihara herself. Sashihara plays the role of a clumsy rabbit from “The Pink Berets” and Sashihara claims she felt like she could relate to the character. With that, she created a warm an

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  • Yuji becomes a Yankī for his debut as a singer

    December 17, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    On December 14th, talento Yuji (24) made his singing debut with a cover album, “Yankee Rocks NON STOP MIX 2” and made an appearance at the debut commemoration event. This album is a compilation of cover songs that are often dubbed as ‘Yankee’s Bible song’, covered by mysterious anonymous band "TRT Harajuku Yankees RC"and, Yuji participated in the album as a vocalist for two songs; Shima Daisuke's "Otoko no Kunshou (Man's Medal)", as well

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  • Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attends pre-screening for "Afro Tanaka"

    December 17, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    On December 15th, Matsuda Shota and Sasaki Nozomi attended the pre-screening for their upcoming film, "Afro Tanaka". Matsuda plays the role of 'Tanaka Hiroshi', a 24-year old with a big afro, who has no experience with women. He commented, "The director and I became Afro Tanaka, and we thought about girls." Director Matsui also stated, "We made this film while facing Tanaka Hiroshi's thoughts." Written by Noritsuke Masaharu, "Afro Tanak

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  • MISIA opens an official Facebook account

    December 17, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    R&B singer MISIA has opened an official Facebook account to celebrate the release of her new album, "MISIA no Mori - Forest Covers -". To commemorate this special occasion, MISIA released an unpublished remix of "Heal The World (Gomi's Unity of Love Remix)" on her page, which you can access through the 'SP Listen' tab on the left. Check out her Facebook page here. Source: Natalie

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  • Hamasaki Ayumi's year-end countdown concert to play in theaters

    December 17, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    It's been announced that Hamasaki Ayumi's year-end countdown concert, "COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~", will be relayed live via 14 theaters all across Japan! The live broadcast is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. on December 31st in theaters located in Hokkaido, Miyagi, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Tochigi, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hyogo and Fukuoka. It's an exciting event for those fans who weren't able to land a ticket, but

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  • Fudanjuku reveal PV for new single "Kaze Ikki" + full preview for "my home town"

    December 17, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Cross-dressing idol unit Fudanjuku have recently revealed the details for their latest single, "Kaze Ikki"! Scheduled to hit stores on January 18th, "Kaze Ikki" the first single featuring the new eight-member lineup with the addition of two new members, Aiba Kensui and Yukimura Ryouma. The single will come in one regular version and eight limited edition versions, which feature a DVD with different making-of videos centered around each membe

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  • Tokyohive's 2nd Christmas Giveaway!

    December 17, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    With Christmas season in full swing, tokyohive is greeting the most festive time of the year with our second annual Christmas giveaway! In the spirit of the season, we'll be selecting 9 lucky readers to receive a special holiday package to give their holidays a J-pop twist. From December 17th to December 25th, one user will be chosen from the comments section to win a single or an album from the list below: exist†trace - "TWIN GATE"

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