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  • Mizukawa Asami & Kubota Masataka tie the knot

    September 24, 2019 @ 2:57 am

    Actress Mizukawa Asami (36) and actor Kubota Masakazu (31) have tied the knot on September 21.In a joint announcement, the couple wrote, "At this time, we, Kubota Masakazu and Mizukawa Asami, have registered our marriage on September 21, 2019." The two co-starred inFuji TV's drama 'Bokutachi ga Yarimashita' in 2017, then started dating afterwards. They revealed, "Our respect for each other as a human being and actor grew stronger over these pas

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  • Murakami Shingo to be the main caster for Fuji TV's broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics

    August 15, 2019 @ 3:16 am

    Fuji TV has announced that Kanjani8 member Murakami Shingo will serve as the main caster for their broadcast of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next summer.This will be Murakami's first time serving as caster for an Olympic broadcast. He commented, "Tokyo Olympics being my first time serving as an Olympic caster, half of me is happy, and the other half is nervous. Being invited to the Olympics is something that doesn't happen very often, s

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  • Hayami Mokomichi and Hirayama Aya register their marriage

    August 9, 2019 @ 2:57 am

    Hayami Mokomichi and Hirayama Aya have registered their marriage on August 8. The couple made the announcement via their respective agencies. Reportedly, Hayami and Hirayama are already living together. It has not been revealed whether or not they will hold a wedding ceremony and reception. Hirayama is not pregnant, and they both plan on continuing their work.   Hayami expressed, "I am extremely grateful to have met Aya-san. I hav

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  • Takahashi Minami marries non-celebrity man 15 years her senior

    May 3, 2019 @ 2:52 am

    On May 2, former AKB48's Takahashi Minami announced her marriage. Takahashi married a non-celebrity man 15 years her senior on May 1. She wrote, "He is 15 years older than me and was born in the Showa Era. I was born in the Heisei Era, and we started dating in May, so we decided to move forward as family at the beginning of this new 'Reiwa' Era." On her husband, she commented, "He is a very gentle and kind person who is also loved by my hard

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  • Amuro Namie wins 'Artist of the Year' at the 'JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD' for the second consecutive year

    February 26, 2019 @ 3:37 am

    TheRecording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ) has announced the winners of"THE 33rd JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD."Awards are based onsales number, and the winners of this year were chosen from data compiled betweenJanuary 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. The 'Artist of the Year' award, which goes to the artist with the biggest sales for the year, went to singerAmuro Namie, who retired from showbiz last September. This is her second consecutive ye

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  • Gesu no Kiwami Otome. to hold 7th anniversary live + PV for 'Dakedo Boku wa'

    January 29, 2019 @ 3:31 am

    Gesu no Kiwami Otome. will hold a one-man live called 'Daitenkai' on May 12 at Toyosu PIT. In addition, they will release a digital single for three consecutive months starting in May. The upcoming live will be held to commemorate the seventh anniversary since the band formed. Their official fan club is currently accepting ticket pre-reservations until February 3 at 11:00 pm. Details regarding their new song release will be revealed at a lat

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  • Dream Ami pens theme song for 'Movie Osomatsu-san'

    December 28, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

    Dream Ami's new song "Good Goodbye" has been picked up as the theme song for 'Movie Osomatsu-san' to open in theaters on March 15. 'Movie Osomatsu-san' is a brand new film in the anime 'Osomatsu-san' series based on a manga byAkatsuka Fujio. Ami penned "Good Goodbye" just for the movie, and it's described as a medium-tempo ballad that fits the movie's worldview. She commented, "It's such an honor to sing the theme song for 'Movie Osomatsu-san.

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  • Oricon reveals favorite artist ranking for 2018

    December 27, 2018 @ 11:37 am

    Oricon has revealedthe results of their 2018 "favorite artist" ranking.Popular groupArashitopped the ranking for the first time in two years. They are followed by Amuro Namie, Nogizaka46, Mr.Children, and Utada Hikaru.Who's your favorite artist? Check out the top 20 below the cut!1. Arashi2. Amuro Namie3. Nogizaka464. Mr.Children5. Utada Hikaru6. B'z7. Perfume8. DREAMS COME TRUE9. Yonezu Kenshi10. Aimyong11. Sheena Ringo12. Ikimonogakari13.

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  • 2018 Oricon Yearly Album Ranking Top 50

    December 21, 2018 @ 3:32 am

    Oricon has revealed its yearly album ranking. Check out the top 50 below! [2018 Oricon Yearly Ranking Top 50 : Albums]01. "Finally" -Amuro Namie: 11/8/17 (638,939)02. "Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi Yoake wo Shitteiru" -AKB48: 1/24 (611,056)03. "Um no Oh,Yeah!!" -Southern All Stars: 8/1 (562,392)04. "Juuryoku to Kokyu" - Mr.Children: 10/3 (429,913)05. "Hatsukoi" - Utada Hikaru: 6/27 (367,720)06. "GR8EST" - Kanjani8: 5/30 (351,306)07. "FACE YOU

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  • 2018 Oricon Yearly 'Artist Total Sales' Ranking Top 5

    December 21, 2018 @ 3:31 am

    Oricon has revealed its annual 'Artist Total Sales Revenue' ranking for 2018. The ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.Check out this year's top 5 below!1 - Amuro Namie # 18,999,000,000 Yen (approximately $171,074,783 USD)2 - Nogizaka46 # 10,329,000,000 Yen (approximately $93,007,049 USD)3 - AKB48 # 7,795,000,000 Yen (approximately $70,204,194 U

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