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  • Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi wins 'Nika Art Exhibition' for 3 consecutive years

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:44 am

    Nogizaka46's Wakatsuki Yumi has won in the design section for 'The 99th Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki entered her designs in the A category (free theme) and the C category ("Unicef no Katsudou" theme) and won in both categories. This is her third consecutive year winning at the 'Nika Art Exhibition'. Wakatsuki says that she made the designs while the group's performance '16-nin no Principal trois' was taking place from late-May t

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  • Oshima Yuko chosen as 5th generation character for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:43 am

    Actress Oshima Yuko will be appearing in the new CM for Choya Umeshu's 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' as its 5th generation character. Previous CM characters for 'Sararitoshita Umeshu' were Kurotani Tomoka, Ito Misaki, Maiko, and Higa Manami. In the new CM, Oshima sings the well-known CM song and makes a toast with a large number of friends.  During an interview after the CM shoot, Oshima commented on her future activities, "I want t

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  • BABYMETAL reveal details for their world tour

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:39 am

    BABYMETAL have revealed the details for their world tour 'BABYMETAL BACK TO THE USA / UK TOUR 2014' that will be held in November.Last month, BABYMETAL announced that they would be returning to New York and London for another world tour. At this time, it's been revealed that they will perform on November 4 (local time) at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and on November 8 (local time) at O2 Academy Brixton in London. VIP tickets for the New York

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  • Arai Hirofumi deceived by Eita's fake Instagram account

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    On September 2, actor Arai Hirofumi revealed through Twitter that Eita's Instagram account is a fake.A fan asked Arai via Twitter, "Is Eita-san's Instagram account real?" to which he replied, "Eita-man doesn't have Instagram." This prompted another fan to ask, "Does that mean you're following a fake account?" Arai responded, "I was deceived. I asked him [Eita], and he said he doesn't use it."  On the same day, Eita himself tweeted, "I,

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  • Straightener unveil short PV for 'The World Record'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:06 am

    Straightener has unveiled the PV for their new song "The World Record" through Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel."The World Record" will be released together with "Fuyu no Taiyou" as a double A-side single on September 17. Directed by Kojima Takayuki, the PV is made up of footage from the encore of Straightener's one-man live 'Super Magical Illusion Show' at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO in July. Live audio from this concert will be in

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  • VAMPS reveal jacket covers and track list for 'VAMPIRE'S LOVE'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:06 am

    VAMPS has revealed the jacket cover and track list for their upcoming single "VAMPIRE'S LOVE" that's scheduled for release on October 8."VAMPIRE'S LOVE" will be used as the image song for the Japanese version of the movie 'Dracula ZERO" (October 31 release). It will be available for purchase in 3 different versions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. Each version comes with a different jacket cover illustrated by Kashima w

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  • Shinohara Ryoko to appear in new CM for lingerie brand 'Triumph'

    September 4, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    Actress Shinohara Ryoko will be appearing in the new CM for lingerie brand Triumph's 'Tenshi no Bra Gokujou no Tanima' collection. Shinohara also appeared in Triumph's spring CM wearing a red lingerie. According to the company, sales were up 200% after airing its spring CM.  Like the previous CM, Shinohara will once again sport lingerie from the 'Tenshi no Bra Gokujou no Tanima' collection. After the shoot, she commented, "I was reminded once ag

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  • AKB48's Watanabe Mayu wins long hair style award

    September 3, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

    On September 3, AKB48's Watanabe Mayu attended an award ceremony for 'THE BEAUTY WEEK AWARD 2014' as the winner of the long hair style category.After the event, Watanabe met with reporters for an interview and was asked when fellow member Kojima Haruna will graduate. "I don't even know as a member. I'm even nervous myself," she responded. As the group's eldest member, Kojima has been predicted as the next member to graduate. However, sh

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 8/25 ~ 8/31

    September 3, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Oricon has revealed its weekly charts for August 25 to 31. Check it out below! [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Kokoro no Placard" - AKB48 : 8/27 (1,005,774)2. "Namida no Ato ga Kieru Koro" - V6 : 8/27 (61,083)3. "Uta no☆Prince-sama♪Quartet Idol Song (Mariage / You're my life)" - Kotobuki Reiji (Morikubo Showtaro), Kurosaki Ranmaru (Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shouta), Camus (Maeno Tomoaki) : 8/27 (33,226)4. "Eiyuu no Shi" - THE ALFEE : 8/26 (32

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  • Kanjani8 to release their new single on October 15

    September 3, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

    To commemorate the 10 year anniversary since their CD debut, Kanjani8 started their independent label 'INFINITY RECORDS' on August 25. The first release from this label will be a double A-side single titled "Itta Janai ka / CloveR" and it will be released on October 15. "Itta Janai ka" was picked up as the theme song for member Nishikido Ryo's starring drama 'Gomen ne Seishun!' premiering on TBS in October. It was composed by Mineta Kazunobu (G

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