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Charts: Amuro Namie, Jang Keun-Suk, Ikimonogakari, Hamasaki Ayumi

Amuro Namie‘s first collaboration album “Checkmate!” topped the charts this week with more than a quarter million copies sold. This is her ninth number-one album, though it is also her fourth in a row. With th...
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AKB48 - Sakura no Ki

AKB48’s “Sakura no Ki ni Narou” sells 655,000 copies in one day

Idol group AKB48 has just shattered the record for highest one-day sales of a single. Their 20th single, “Sakura no Ki ni Narou,” sold more than 655,000 copies during its first day on record store shelves. Ever sinc...
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Takaoka Sousuke resigns from agency over critical Twitter remarks

Actor Takaoka Sousuke (29) has been at the center of controversy over the past few days, stemming from some remarks he made on his Twitter account. The incident has led to his resignation from his management agency Stardust Pro...
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Akanishi Jin’s American debut “Test Drive” scheduled for November 8

Details have finally been announced regarding Akanishi Jin‘s debut American release. He will start out with a digital-only single titled “TEST DRIVE Feat. JASON DERULO,” to be released on November 8. After tha...
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AKB48’s Oku Manami, Kanazawa Yuki leave

AKB48‘s Team B member Oku Manami (15) suddenly announced on Monday that she is leaving the group. Her message to her fans was posted on the group’s official blog, explaining that she has decided to focus on her educ...
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