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  • Minna no Koe reveals poll results for 'Best friends among Johnny's talents'

    July 7, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    "Minna no Koe" is a mobile survey site powered by Docomo that allows fans to vote on a wide variety of topics. Data from the site is then selected to be featured on the popular ranking site "Goo Ranking". 26,844 fans in Japan were surveyed on which pair of Johnny's talents they consider to be best friends with each other and the results are as follows:1. Katori Shingo and Kusanagi Tsuyoshi from SMAP (10,347 votes)2. Ohno Satoshi and Ninomiya Kazu

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  • Sakanaction postpone their Sendai concerts

    February 6, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    On February 6, Sakanaction announced through their official website that they would be postponing their February 7 and 8 concerts at Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi in Sendai due to vocalist Yamaguchi Ichiro's influenza.  Yamaguchi gave an apology through his Twitter, "To people who were looking forward to the live and to persons concerned, I'm very very sorry."The makeup concerts will be held on March 28th and 29th at Tokyo Electron Hall M

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  • 'Sazae-san' voice actor Nagai Ichiro passes away

    January 29, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Voice actor Nagai Ichiro, known for his role as Isono Namihei in Japan's national anime "Sazae-san", passed away on January 27 at a hospital in Hiroshima City at the age of 82. The news was announced on the official website of his agency, Aoni Production.According to the announcement, Nagai had been at the broadcast station in Hiroshima for work in the afternoon on January 26 and was staying at a hotel in the city. On January 27 before noon, he w

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  • Kanjani8's Nishikido Ryo finds out the hard way that he lacks hosting skills

    May 12, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    On May 11, actor and singer Nishikido Ryo (of Kanjani8) was supposed to lead the opening day stage greeting of his new film 'Kenchou Omotenashi Ka', but he and the audience soon discovered that he's not fit to be a host. Nishikido fumbled with his words right from the beginning and picked at himself for doing that. He even suggested redoing the greeting, which amused the audience and his co-stars. He apologized, "Please excuse my poor host

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  • Japan Box Office Report & Trailer Park – February 9th/10th

    February 13, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    [caption id="attachment_289264" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="(02) 'Nou Otoko' / (01) 'Ted' / (03) 'Strawberry Night'"][/caption] 'Ted' still lures the Japanese into the movie theaters and managed to establish itself at the top of the weekend box office chart. It was the second extended weekend of the year and 'Ted' was even given a boost in exposure with an additional 100 screens due to its popularity. Se

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  • Check out goo's 'Most Searched Male Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for 2012

    December 21, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    NTT Docomo's Internet portal goo has revealed their 'Most Searched Male Celebrity Ranking Top 40' for the year of 2012. Check out the full ranking below! === 1. Darvish Yu 2. Ichiro 3. Matsumoto Jun 4. Kim Hyun Joong 5. Ohno Satoshi 6. Jang Geun Suk 7. Takahashi Daisuke 8. Fukuyama Masaharu 9. Okada Junichi 10. Lee Byung-Hun 11. Mukai Osamu 12. Hayami Mokomichi 13. Yamashita Tomohisa 14. Ozawa Ichiro 15. Nakai Masahir

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  • 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' records best opening weekend of the past 10 years

    December 17, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    On December 17th, it was announced that the anime 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' has recorded the most successful opening weekend for a Japanese movie over the past decade. 'ONE PIECE FILM Z' is the twelfth movie adaptation of Oda Eiichiro's hit manga 'One Piece'. It opened on the 16th and has attracted more than 1,140,000 viewers and earned 1,372,050,000 Yen ($16,390,509 USD) in just two days. Other movies that opened on the same weekend - such as 'T

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  • Aragaki Yui chosen as the celebrity host for 'Japan Record Awards'

    December 9, 2012 @ 3:49 am

    On December 8th, it was announced that actress Aragaki Yui has been chosen as the host for TBS' annual music awards show, 'The 54th Kagayaku! Japan Record Awards' that will be aired on the 30th. Aragaki commented, "This will be my first time participating in this show. I'm little anxious honestly, but I would like to prepare physically and mentally, and want to fulfill my duty sufficiently so that everybody can enjoy it as the completion o

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  • Actor Wakayama Kiichiro and actress Hitomi Ryou to divorce

    October 27, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    On October 26th, it was revealed that Wakayama Kiichiro (47), the eldest son of late actor Wakayama Tomisaburo filed for divorce from actress Hitomi Ryou (31).  The pair married earlier this year on May 17th. According to Wakayama’s agency, the pair got into a dispute over an appearance on a TV program in early September and Hitomi moved back home; since then, the pair lived separately. The pair began dating in 2005 when Hitomi signed

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  • Takimoto Miori to star in the drama adaptation of Miyabe Miyuki's 'Perfect Blue'

    August 30, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    On August 29th, it was announced that actress Takimoto Miori will be starring in the live-action drama adaptation of famed author Miyabe Miyuki's mystery novel 'Perfect Blue'. It will be Takimoto's first time to have a sole starring role in a drama on a commercial network. Moreover, TBS will be airing the drama in prime time, which makes it an even greater opportunity for the young actress. The story revolves around the all-female 'Hasu

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