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He was arrested alongside his girlfriend
Ex-KAT-TUN member Junnosuke Taguchi arrested for marijuana possession He was arrested alongside his girlfriend Junnosuke Taguchi, formerly a member of Japanese boy band KAT-TUN, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana.The entertainer...
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They've made it clear to fans the behaviour won't be tolerated
Disruptive fan behaviour forces Hey! Say! JUMP to cancel tour They've made it clear to fans the behaviour won't be tolerated J-pop boy group Hey! Say! JUMP have taken dramatic steps to kerb poor fan behaviour, announcing that they won't...
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And he's already got 2 million followers!
Yamashita Tomohisa opens Instagram account And he's already got 2 million followers! Japanese actor and idol Yamashita Tomohisa has joined Instagram!He's the first Johnny & Associates talent to have an Instagram account, and the solo star has...
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A girl group returns to No.1 this week!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (29 Apr - 5 May) A girl group returns to No.1 this week! This week in the Japanese charts, a familiar girl group returns to the No.1 spot after sitting in the top 10 since their song was released. There's also...
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So many bops!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (22-28 April) So many bops! The Japanese Oricon Weekly Singles Chart is packed full of new songs this week! Girl and boy groups dominate the top ten, from some expected faves to a brand new No.1 track.Take a...
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This J-pop boy group are doing things differently
Ballistik Boyz share doco-MV in lead up to debut This J-pop boy group are doing things differently J-pop boy group Ballistik Boyz have begun teasing their debut with a documentary music video for song, "PASION".The MV shows them traveling to Los...
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Which of these is your fave?
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (15-24 April) Which of these is your fave? There's a lot of new music this week on Oricon's Top 10 weekly singles chart! From anime tracks to boy group songs making it back into the top 10, along with some J-...
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The idol read a letter announcing it at the group's final concert
Maho Yamaguchi to graduate from NGT48 The idol read a letter announcing it at the group's final concert NGT48 member Maho Yamaguchi has announced she will be graduating from the J-pop girl group.The Vice-Captain of Team G, Yamaguchi made the...
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Any of your faves in here?
Here's the top songs from Japan's Heisei Era (1989-2019) Any of your faves in here? The Heisei period is coming to an end in Japan, which is the era dating from August 1, 1989 to April 30, 2019. With that in mind, Oricon have released the charts...
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"Lemon" is THAT song
Kenshi Yonezu is first under-31 Japanese artist to sell 3 million units "Lemon" is THAT song Kenshi Yonezu has just achieved a new milestone with his hit song "Lemon"!According to Billboard Japan, the Japanese singer-songwriter has officially sold...
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NGT48 to reform with a new line-up

The current line-up is being dissolved after controversies
NGT48 to reform with a new line-up The current line-up is being dissolved after controversies J-pop girl group NGT48 is being dissolved in its current formation, to restart as a new group with a new line-up.The move comes after the fallout from...
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Some of your fave boy groups are back!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (1-7 April) Some of your fave boy groups are back! In this week's Japanese singles charts, boy bands are reigning supreme with two of Japan's biggest groups right at the top of the list!Along with plenty of the...
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Girl groups, boy groups, and so much more!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (25-31 March) Girl groups, boy groups, and so much more! This week in Japan's Oricon charts, there's so much new music to wrap your head around, you'll want to sit down and really enjoy the countdown of the top...
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So much young talent!
BLACKPINK, CL, Liu Haoran and more make Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list So much young talent! Forbes has announced its 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2019, and there's some familiar names in there for Asian entertainment fans!The list chooses 30...
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Get to know the super successful J-pop girl group
12 songs to make you a Perfume fan Get to know the super successful J-pop girl group Japanese pop and electronic dance group Perfume formed in 2001 as local Hiroshima idols, and have steadily progressed to become one of the biggest groups in...
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The city has cut ties with the group after the assault controversy
NGT48 to no longer be associated with city of Niigata The city has cut ties with the group after the assault controversy The city of Niigata has cut ties with NGT48, as of March 29.The J-pop idol group is based out of the city, but the city has...
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So many new songs!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (18-24 Mar) So many new songs! Another week, another chart jam-packed with new Japanese hits for you to fall in love with! This week there's a bunch of new songs alongside some favourites that are still sitting...
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Double the music this May!
Hey! Say! JUMP to release two new singles Double the music this May! J-pop group Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing two new singles this May.The group will release the songs consecutively as a double A-side single. The songs are titled "Lucky-Unlucky...
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The J-pop idol took to Twitter to voice her criticisms
NGT48's Maho Yamaguchi calls out results from assault investigation as 'lies' The J-pop idol took to Twitter to voice her criticisms NGT48's management company AKS have released the results of their investigation into member Maho Yamaguchi's...
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So many girl groups!
The top 10 singles in Japan this week (11-17 March) So many girl groups! It's a big week for girl groups on Japan's Oricon Charts this week, with some of the biggest in J-pop appearing in the top 10. Not to mention K-pop group GFriend's Japanese...