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  • NEWS' latest single "Chankapana" tops Oricon weekly chart

    July 24, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    After last year’s withdrawal of Yamashita Tomohisa (27) and Nishikido Ryo (27), newly formed group NEWS restarted their activities with the single "Chankapana". Sales of "Chankapana" started on July 18th and sold 245,000 copies in its first week, ranking first in Oricon's 7/30 singles ranking. "Chankapana" sold 95,000 more copies in its first week than their previous single "Fighting Man", which was released before NEWS lost Yamashita and

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  • Sashihara Rino sheds tears during her final performance at the AKB48 theater

    July 24, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    HKT48’s Sashihara Rino performed at the Akihabara AKB48 theater on July 23rd. The special event titled, "Sashihara Rino ’s Send-off Party", was her last at the AKB48 theater. She bid farewell to the Akihabara theater, which holds many memories for her. During the middle of the event, Sashihara addressed the audience and commented, "There’s no doubt that I’m sad, but at the same time now, I am very positive and full of drive. In this way, e

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  • Yoshikawa Hinano featured on cover of JJ, 5 months after birth of daughter

    July 24, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Model Yoshikawa Hinano became a mother to a newborn girl this March, and is on her first magazine cover since giving birth. She is featured on the cover of September’s issue of popular fashion magazine "JJ", which is currently on sale in stands. Yoshikawa remains as youthful as ever and has a happy blissful smile. The cover reads "A more grown-up and pure Hinano. I’m back!" Yoshikawa married a non-celebrity man back in September of last

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  • Enka singer Handa Koji holds commemorative live performance to celebrate 49th birthday

    July 24, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    On July 22 and July 23, enka singer Handa Koji held a commemorative live performance to celebrate his 49th birthday on a cruising boat at the Port of Yokohama for about 100 fans. He performed 14 songs, including his new song “Tabi Futatabi” and his duet song with Korean-born singer Cheuni (47) “Tokyo Usotsuki Club II”, which will be released on August 22. To welcome the end of his 25th year since his debut, he stated, “I want to work ener

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  • KREVA to release new single, "Na Na Na"

    July 24, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    KREVA has revealed that he will be releasing his new single, "Na Na Na", on September 5th. The title track was created to liven up a concert, and it will be released a few days before KREVA's event, '908 FESTIVAL', which will be held on September 8th at Saitama Super Arena. For its coupling tracks, the single will contain a song with KEN THE 390 and AKLO called "No More Mr. NiceGuy" and a remix version of "Akasatanahamayarawawon". Those

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  • Sakamoto Maaya announces nationwide tour

    July 24, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    Sakamoto Maaya has announced that she will be holding a nationwide tour called 'Sakamoto Maaya Live Tour 2012' starting in November! The tour will kick off on November 14th at Olympus Hall Hachiouj, and hold a total of 15 shows in 13 locations. For her finale, Sakamoto will hold a 2-day concert at Nakano Sun Plaza on December 30th and 31st. The 31st will be a count down which will start at 10:00 pm. Tickets will be available to the publ

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  • RIP SLYME's PES to release his first solo album

    July 24, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    It's been revealed that RIP SLYME's PES will be releasing his first solo album, "Suteki na Koto", on September 12th! The album will feature a total of 11 tracks including his solo debut song, "Megami no KISS", his recent double A-side single, "Seaside Lovers / Mayonaka no Rainbow", and the title track, "Suteki na Koto". It's said to be an album that will display his creative power and distinguished songwriting abilities The limited edit

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  • Jacket cover + track list for Tokyo Jihen's "Chinplay Kouplay" revealed

    July 24, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    The jacket cover and track list for Tokyo Jihen's live footage collection, "Chinplay Kouplay", has been revealed! "Chinplay Kouplay" will be released in both DVD and Blu-ray forms on August 29th. It will contain 22 songs from 7 of Tokyo Jihen's concerts from Nagoya Century Hall back in February of 2005 to their final show this February at Nippon Budokan. It will also include a digest of their appearances in festivals and events as well as

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  • Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke is the 4th generation Kindaichi Hajime

    July 23, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    It was announced on July 23rd that Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke (19) will be starring as Kindaichi Hajime in a special drama episode "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) -  Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case" (tentative title), to be broadcast in the winter on Nihon TV. Based on popular manga series "Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo", this special drama episode will be staged in Hongkong. There will be lots of showy action seq

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  • Amuro Namie adds new date to her upcoming dome tour

    July 23, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Amuro Namie has added a new date to her upcoming dome tour, 'namie amuro 5dai Dome TOUR 2012 ~20th Anniversary Best~'. The singer decided to add a new date because tickets were completely sold out on the first day they went on sale. At this time, she's added a December 16th show at Nagoya Dome in Aichi. With this, Amuro will now perform 8 shows in 5 locations for about 340,000 people. Tickets for the newly added show will be available f

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