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  • Morning Musume's Oda Sakura to temporarily halt her activities

    July 11, 2019 @ 3:04 am

    It's been announced that Morning Musume.'19's Oda Sakura will temporarily halt her activities.Oda had been experiencing sharp pain in her left shoulder blade and got it checked out on July 10 when she was diagnosed with cervical disc lesion. The doctors ordered her to take a break and receive treatment for about a month. As such, she will not participate in Hello! Project's tour 'Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER' from July 13 to 28 as well as the

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  • Morning Musume.'19 welcome 3 15th generation members

    June 25, 2019 @ 3:13 am

    It's been revealed that Okamura Homare, Kitagawa Rio, and Yamazaki Mei will be joining Morning Musume.'19 as its 15th generation members. This announcement was made on June 22 via a live broadcast on Morning Musume.'19's official YouTube channel. Okamura and Kitagawa were among the 4,500 people who applied for 'Morning Musume.'19 LOVE Audition' making them the first members to join the group through a general audition since the 12th generati

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  • Morning Musume.'19 announce fall tour dates

    June 14, 2019 @ 3:10 am

    Morning Musume.'19's fall tour will be held from September to November.The upcoming tour will run from September 21 at Harmony Hall Zama in Kanagawa until November 30 at Beisia Bunka Hall in Gunma for a total of 38 shows at 19 venues. Details regarding tickets are available on the group's official website. [Morning Musume.'19 Concert Tour Fall (Tentative)]Saturday, September 21 - Harmony Hall Zama (Kanagawa)?First?OPEN 14:00 / START 15:00?Seco

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  • Tsuji Nozomi, Kago Ai and more to guest in Hello! Project's 'Hina Fes'

    January 24, 2019 @ 3:17 am

    Hello! Project's live event 'Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project Hina Fes 2019' will be held on March 30th and 31st at Makuhari Messe. 'Hina Fes' is an annual spring event that features solo and shuffle unit performances. This year, Morning Musume.'19, ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, Tsubaki Factory, BEYOOOOONDS, and Hello Pro Kenshusei will be participating in the event. The daytime show on the 30th, 'Hello! P

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  • Former Morning Musume member Iikubo Haruna opens SNS accounts

    December 18, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    Former Morning Musume.'18 member Iikubo Haruna has started Instagram, Twitter, and a blog. While in the group, Iikubo often posted on fashion coordinate site 'WEAR.' On opening the SNS accounts, she commented, "I will share things about manga and gaming, new things I find, and things I'm thinking about through SNS and blog."  During her graduation concert on December 16, Iikubo announced that she will become the producer of 'Ni-na,' He

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  • Morning Musume.'18's Nonaka Miki to study abroad for a short period

    December 14, 2018 @ 3:02 am

    It's been announced that Morning Musume.'18 member Nonaka Miki will be halting her activities from late-December to mid-February to do a short-term study abroad.Nonaka's study abroad request was accepted as she wanted to concentrate on studying English. On her blog, she wrote, "Although I can speak English, I want to improve even more so that more people overseas can get to know Morning Musume. I also personally want to break out of my shell. T

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  • Sayashi Riho graduates from Hello! Project

    December 8, 2018 @ 3:08 am

    It's been announced that Sayashi Riho's contract with Upfront Promotion has ended last month and has graduated from Hello! Project. Sayashi made the announcement on Upfront Promotion's official website. On her graduation, she commented, "I wanted to put an end to it in order to move toward my new goals." She continued, "I still want to sing, dance, and act! Please continue to watch over me and my dreams." Sayashi joined Morning Musume in 20

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  • Morning Musume's Sato Masaki to release first photo book

    September 29, 2018 @ 3:43 am

    Morning Musume.'18's Sato Masaki will release her first photo book on October 6.Sato chose to shoot the photo book in her hometown of Hokkaido. She shows many different expressions at cafes, farms, Japanese gardens, and parks. Its DVD will include a 30-minute footage of the making of the photo book.To commemorate its release, Sato will hold a handshake event on October 5 at Shosen Book Tower in Tokyo.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Morning Musume.'18 to release double A-side single in October

    September 28, 2018 @ 3:11 am

    Morning Musume.'18 will release a new single, titled "Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara," on October 24.Both title tracks were written by Tsunku. Meanwhile, the coupling track "Y Jiro no Tochuu" was written by Ohashi Riko.Limited Edition A will come with a DVD containing the PV for "Furari Ginza," while the Limited Edition B DVD will contain the PV for "Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara." In addition, the Limited Edition SP DVD will include the making foo

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  • Morning Musume.'18's Iikubo Haruna to graduate after fall tour

    August 18, 2018 @ 3:38 am

    It's been announced that Iikubo Haruna will graduate from Morning Musume.'18 and Hello! Project after the group's upcoming fall tour 'Morning Musume.'18 Concert Tour Fall ~READY, SET, GO!~.'  Iikubo explained that she thought about her future as the group celebrates 20 years since formation, "What do I want to challenge myself to the most right know? When I thought about it, there were many things I wanted to challenge," "This year, I will

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