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  • Kobushi Factory to disband in March

    January 9, 2020 @ 2:56 am

    It's been announced that Kobushi Factory will disband after their one-man live on March 30 atTOKYO DOME CITY HALL. Kobushi Factory formed in 2015 with Hello! Project Kenshuusei. In September that same year, they made their major debut with the single "Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan /Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)." At the beginning of 2019, leader Hirose Ayaka expressed her wishes of graduating from Hello! Project

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  • Kobushi Factory announce fall tour

    July 24, 2019 @ 3:03 am

    Kobushi Factory's live tour 'Kobushi Factory Live Tour 2019 Fall?Punching the air??' will be held this September. The upcoming tour will kick off on September 14 at Yokohama Bay Hall and wrap up on September 28 at OSAKA MUSE. Prior to the tour, they will hold a special concert on September 2 at Toyosu PIT to celebrate four years since their major debut. Check out the tour dates below the cut!  [Kobushi Factory Live Tour 2019 Fall?

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  • Kobushi Factory & Tsubaki Factory to hold joint lives in Tokyo & Osaka

    January 23, 2018 @ 3:15 am

    Hello! Project groups Kobushi Factory and Tsubaki Factory will hold joint concerts in Tokyo and Osaka this May.The lives will be held on May 3 at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall and May 5 at NHK Osaka Hall with two performances scheduled on both days. Details regarding ticket purchases will be revealed via the groups' websites.  [Kobushi Factory & Tsubaki Factory Concert Tour 2018 Spring]Thursday, May 3 - Nakano Sun Plaza Hall (Tokyo)?First?

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  • Taguchi Natsumi to withdraw from Kobushi Factory

    December 9, 2017 @ 3:12 am

    It's been announced that Taguchi Natsumi's contract has ended with Up Front Promotion, and she will withdraw from Kobushi Factory. Hello! Project's official website explained that the contact was cancelled midterm because Taguchi's actions in the past few months have lacked awareness and responsibility as a member of Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project. Leader Hirose Ayaka commented, "I am disappointed and ashamed that our important friend has to

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  • Kobushi Factory's Fujii Rio to graduate

    May 13, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    Kobushi Factory sub-leader Fujii Rio will be graduating from the group after this summer's concert tour "Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER".Fujii, who started attending university this spring, will devote herself to her studies to become a teacher and childcare worker, which has been a dream of hers before she became a Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Through the group's official website, she commented, "I feel very sorry to have decided to graduate while our many

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  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers win the Japan Record Award 2 years in a row

    December 30, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    On December 30, the annual music awards show "The 57th Japan Record Awards" (organized by The Japan Composer's Association) was held at The New National Theatre, Tokyo, and the winners of the grand prize "Japan Record Award" and the "Best New Artist Award" were announced.As usual, the awards ceremony was aired live on TBS, and it was hosted by actress Nakama Yukie and TBS announcer Azumi Shinichiro. T

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  • The name of new Hello! Pro Kenshuusei unit revealed

    February 26, 2015 @ 2:59 am

    On February 25, Hello! Project announced that the name of their new Kenshuusei unit would be "Kobushi Factory". The name "Kobushi Factory" came from Kobushi Magnolia, which is a tree native to Japan, and "Kobushi," which means "fist" in Japanese. They wish to be a group as graceful as the Kobushi Magnolia flowers and as powerful as a fist represents. Also, just like the language of the Kobushi Magnolia ("friendship", "trust",

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