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  • Shinoda Mariko marries non-celebrity man

    February 21, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko has announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man three years her junior.According to the announcement, the couple met last October and registered their marriage on February 16. They naturally started thinking about marriage as they had many things in common, such as they "grew up eating brown rice" and had similar views on an "ideal family" and "future."Congratulations!Source & Image: natalie

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  • Shinoda Mariko records first song since graduating from AKB48

    September 29, 2015 @ 2:30 am

    It's been revealed that talento Shinoda Mariko has recorded her first song since graduating from AKB48 in July of 2013. The song, titled "Kimi ga Iru Dake de", will be used in TV Asahi's program "Pet no Oukoku Wandaland" hosted by Shinoda and Sekine Tsutomu.Shinoda commented, "This will be my second solo song. Akimoto-san gave me one song before my graduation. After graduation, I received this song written by Sekine-san." "Kimi ga Iru Dake de"

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  • Shinoda Mariko-produced fashion brand 'ricori' shuts down

    July 17, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko (28) tweeted that she was "very surprised" at the news of the closing of fashion brand "ricori", which she had produced. ricori announced through Twitter on July 16 that starting on the 15th, all of its stores would be shut down. Shinoda, who produced and designed for the brand, seemed to have not been aware of this beforehand. She added, "I, Shinoda Mariko, was able to help as an adviser until last year, s

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  • Shinoda Mariko wants to grow her hair out

    April 24, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko tweeted on April 23 that she wants to grow her hair out, resulting in a heavy debate among her followers as to whether they support her wish. Shinoda has more than 1.85 million followers on Twitter.On April 23, a follower asked, "Mari-chan, are you going to always keep your hair short," to which the former idol responded, "For now I will keep it as it is...but once I am done with my role I want to grow it out.

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  • 'anan' features 54 female idol groups in special issue

    January 26, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    The January 29th issue of "anan" magazine (Vol. 1891) brings readers a 62 page special feature on female idols titled, "Hisokani Idol Kenkyu!". The cover girl for this issue is the girl recently touted as "the idol that appears once in a 1000 years", Hashimoto Kanna. Features of various idol groups including Morning Musume '14, E-girls and more, the issue also contains Shinoda Mariko's interview about graduating from AKB48. Furthermore,

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  • Shinoda Mariko becomes an authorized CA for low-cost airline 'Peach'

    September 30, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    On September 28th, former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko appeared at a press conference before the fashion and music event 'Girls Award2013Autumn/Winter' where she announced that she has become an authorized cabin attendant for the low-cost carrier (LCC) 'Peach'.  A plane with Shinoda's picture will be introduced on October 27th. On the same day, she will board the plane as part of the cabin crew on the 7:10 am flight from Kansai Airport to Na

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  • Shinoda Mariko visits her 'ricori' shop in Fukuoka

    September 7, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    On September 7th, former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko held a shop visit event for her fashion brand 'ricori' in Fukuoka.It's been about a month and a half since Shinoda graduated from AKB48. Returning to her hometown as a designer, she said, "It was a dream of mine to opena store in my hometown, so I'm very happy. It was also my dream to have my own brand, so I'm glad it came true." The host country for the 2020 Olympics will be decided on the

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  • Shinoda Mariko chosen as image character for Mentholatum's 'Lip Fondue'

    July 31, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    Former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko has been chosen as the image character for Mentholatum's 'Lip Fondue'. This will be her first CM appearance after her graduation from AKB48 on July 22.The CM, titled 'Mentholatum Mariko', is scheduled to air starting August 3. Like the brand's trademark character, Shinoda can be seen in the CM wearing a nurse's outfit. She shows off her sexy lips in a white apron and nurse's cap.  Shinoda commented, "I am

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  • Shinoda Mariko graduates from AKB48 with smiles and tears

    July 22, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    On July 22, the graduation performance for AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko was held at AKB48 theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. With this performance, Shinoda ended her 7 and a half years as a member of AKB48. As it was Shinoda's final performance, applications for the viewing flooded in, and the lucky 250 fans who were elected, sent her their support until their voices became hoarse.Yokoyama Yui who Shinoda appointed as the next team A captain, made

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  • Which celebrities had the most CM contracts in the first half of 2013?

    July 14, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    The media analysts at Nihon Monitor have released their half-yearly list that breaks down which celebrities had the most commercial contracts in the last six months of the whole year.For the male celebrity ranking, it's absolutely no surprise to see pro golfer Ishikawa Ryo at the top again, topping the list for the fourth consecutive time. However, this time he had to share first place with Arashi's Sakurai Sho and actor Mukai Osamu. Are those tw

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