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  • Ninety-nine's Yabe Hiroyuki and freelance announcer Aoki Yuko register their marriage

    March 27, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    On March 27, Ninety-nine's Yabe Hiroyuki and freelance announcer Aoki Yuko announced through their agencies that they have registered their marriage. Yabe commented, "As embarrassing as it is, I stayed single until this age with an unsteady mind, but I was very attracted to her who is straight and honest. Thanks to her, I feel as if my heart is being purified every day. From here on, I will continue making my best effort, so please support

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  • AKB48 and NINETY-NINE's Okamura Takashi form OKL48

    November 23, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    AKB48 has formed "OKL48" with comedic duo NINETY-NINE’s Okamura Takashi (42). Okamura, dressed up as "OKALEMON", a popular character from Fuji TV's popular variety show "Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!". He will serve as the center and 15 AKB48 members including Oshima Yuko (24) and Watanabe Mayu (18) will also dress up as lemons.  OKL48's original song will be included as a coupling song in AKB48's upcoming single “Eien Pressure”, which goes on sal

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  • Comedian Yabe Hiroyuki hospitalized due to spontaneous pneumothorax

    September 8, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    It's been reported that comedian Yabe Hiroyuki (40) of NINETY-NINE has been hospitalized due to spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung). According to his agency, Yabe gave a phone call to his manager on September 7 around 9:00 pm reporting that he had been experiencing pain in his chest. Afterwards, he visited a hospital on his own, and he had to be hospitalized immediately. He will be treated with chest tubes, and he's required to be ho

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  • 514 entertainers celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yoshimoto Kogyo

    April 9, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    On April 8th, the Japanese entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo, which employs and produces almost all of Japan's comedians, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special comedy performance titled "Densetsu no Ichinichi" at the prestigious Namba Grand Kagetsu theatre in Osaka and all other Yoshimoto theaters across the nations simultaneously. The Namba Grand Kagetsu (NGK) just went through a major overhaul for this special annivers

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  • Okamura Takashi 'captures' Shoujo Jidai for a 3hour long "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" special

    March 27, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On March 28th, it was officially announced that comedian Okamura Takashi will collaborate with South Korean girl group Shoujo Jidai for a 3-hour long special of the Fuji TV variety show "Mecha×2 Iketeru!" Okamura has long been known for being an avid fan of Shoujo Jidai and already went to many of their concerts. In order to realize a collaboration with his beloved K-Pop group, which also is going to mark Shoujo Jidai's first appearance on

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – July 22nd~24th

    July 25, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    [caption id="attachment_176301" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="You better not make NANA (Kojima Haruna) your enemy. ("Ikemen desu ne")"][/caption] The 'Drama Prime Time Report' for the Weekend is here and let's look at the couple of question marks that have been raised after the previous ratings, especially at the problematic danso dramas. On Friday the second episode of "Ikemen desu ne" aired, one of three 'danso' drama

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  • Nakai Masahiro & Ninety-Nine chosen as main hosts for "FNS 27-Hour TV"

    June 22, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    On June 21st, SMAP's Nakai Masahiro (38) and comedy duo Ninety-Nine attended the Tokyo press conference for the upcoming "FNS 27-Hour TV", which will air July 23-24. The three men will host the show together for the first time since 2004. A number of events planned for the 27-hour special were announced, such as a "Restoration Talk" segment in Miyagi prefecture hosted by celebrity Akashiya Sanma (55), a "Bistro SMAP Business Trip", where SMA

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  • Sanma & Imada to host Japanese version of "Saturday Night Live"

    May 25, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

    Today Fuji TV revealed that they are going to produce a Japanese version of the long-running American NBC variety show "Saturday Night Live" with Akashiya Sanma and Imada Koji as the hosts. "Saturday Night Live" had a lot of influence on Japanese variety shows, such as the infamous "Oretachi Hyokin Zoku" hosted by Beat Takeshi back in the 1980s. According to Fuji TV, combining the original format with Japan's very own "comedy monsters" is

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  • AKB48's Kojima Haruna fainted during the recording of Mecha-Ike?

    May 21, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    [caption id="attachment_153634" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Akimoto Sayaka, Kojima Haruna and Sashihara Rino during the opening of "Mecha-Ike""][/caption] The tabloid "BreakMax" recently picked up the scoop on an "untold story" from the recording of a recent "Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!" (short: "Mecha-Ike") special that aired back on April 9th. The special "surprise end-of-term exam" episode, that was all about determining

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – February 14th~17th

    February 19, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_128255" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Wake up! No time for love, the ratings are here!!"][/caption] The recent progress of the story, "Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta" on Monday must have hooked a few more viewers than normal as the ratings continued to improve a little. The fifth episode achieved an average of 12.1% and therefore performed the best for the season along with the first episod

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