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  • EXILE nominated for 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards

    September 18, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    EXILE has been nominated for 'Best Asia Act' for the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. The men of EXILE will be going up against China’s Hang Geng, who is reported to be dominating Southeast Asia, Taiwan’s Jolin Tsai, South Korea’s Super Junior, who is a leader in the Hallyu wave throughout the world, and Malaysia’s Yuna, who started out with a strong following from MySpace. To vote for EXILE, head to MTV’s EMA site. The winner of the ‘Bes

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  • 'HEY! HEY! HEY!' to end after 18 years

    September 18, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Fuji TV announced that popular music program “HEY! HEY! HEY!”, which is hosted by comedic duo Downtown, will be having its final show by the end of this year. The program first aired in October 1994 and has had an average rating of 13.9% since then. During those 18 years, the show has gained popularity and has accomplished its goal as a long-running program. Fuji TV will be reorganizing their programs in October and plans to finish the sho

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  • The results of AKB48 29th Single Senbatsu Janken Tournament!

    September 18, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Idol group AKB48 just began their 3rd Janken tournament at Nippon Budokan! This Janken tournament is being held to choose the Senbatsu members for AKB48's upcoming 29th single. This year, over 80 girls are participating to grab the Senbatsu positions, and it seems they will all need luck in order to win the ‘rock-paper-scissors’ games.  Who will be left standing as the “Janken Queen” this year? Stay tuned as we give you a live update of

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  • Girls' Generation releases dance version of "Oh!" PV + 'Complete Video Collection' teaser

    September 18, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Girls’ Generation has released the dance version of their PV for “Oh!”, the title track of their next Japanese single that’s scheduled for release on September 26th. “Oh!” is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s second album, which was released in Korea back in January of 2010. Its cute lyrics describe the feelings of a woman in love, and the video became a hit with the members dancing in cheerleading outfits. Check out the dance PV and t

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  • MEG releases PV for "WEAR I AM"

    September 18, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    MEG has released the PV for her song "WEAR I AM" through her official YouTube channel! "WEAR I AM" is the title track off of MEG's upcoming album that's scheduled for release on October 3rd. It's written, composed, and arranged by Miura Koji, and the PV has the concept "fanciful art movie". Additionally, MEG will be holding a talk and signing event on October 7th at Tower Records Shinjuku. The last time she held a signing event in Tokyo

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  • Ieiri Leo becomes store manager of TSUTAYA for a day

    September 18, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    On September 15th, singer Ieiri Leo held a release event for her new single, "Bless You", and became the store manager of TSUTAYA in Shibuya for the day. As this was Ieiri's first "part time" job, she showed a smile and said, "I'm having fun," while working at the cash register. She also shared that she often visits the store's cafe, "I look out the window and stare at the scramble crossing while writing poetry." When asked what she wan

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  • Soutaiseiriron's Nagai Seiichi and model Yamaguchi Naomi get married

    September 18, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    Rock band Soutaiseiriron guitarist Nagai Seiichi has announced his marriage with model Yamaguchi Naomi! Nagai wrote on his official website, "At this time, I, Nagai Seiichi, have married Yamaguchi Naomi-san. I'll be grateful if you would continue to support the two of us." Yamaguchi also expressed her joy through her website saying, "For someone who was unable to have her way with love, I never thought that such a happy ending was waiti

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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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