Monthly Archives: June 2010

AKB48 Forms a New Unit: French Kiss

Yuki Kashiwagi , Aki Takajo , and Asuka Kuramochi from AKB48 will be creating a new unit called French Kiss. Their debut single “Zutto Mae Kara” will be released sometime this fall through Avex. It will be used as the … Continue reading

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AKB48 Graduate Rina Nakanishi to make AV Debut

Former AKB48 member and graduate Rina Nakanishi (22) is making her AV debut. She’ll be releasing a nude photobook titled DEPARTURE on July 13 under the name Riko Yamaguchi and her AV debut will be released on August 27 under … Continue reading

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Okada Yui Is Leaving Upfront Kansai

On June 23rd, it was revealed that Yui Okada will be leaving Upfront Kansai after her contract expires this month on the 30th. According to Okada, she plans to pursue a career as a stylist or something along that area. … Continue reading

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Avex Forms a New Idol Girl Group: SUPER GiRLS

At the Avex Idol Audition 2010, with over 7000 applicants, 12 people were selected to form new idol girl group: SUPER GiRLS. The winners are: • Saori Yasaka (21) • Kaede Kano (17) • Eri Akita (17) • Rina Miyazaki … Continue reading

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Yuko Oshima Claims #1 in the AKB48 Senbatsu Election

In a surprising twist of events, Yuko Oshima took first place in the Senbatsu election gaining more votes than Atsuko Maeda. Based on the early and mid results, Atsuko was expected to claim #1 again this year but somehow, Yuko … Continue reading

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SNSD’s Debut In Japan

9-member Korean girl group SNSD / Girl’s Generation has signed on with Universal Music Japan’s record label Nayutawave Records for their debut in Japan. They plan to release their official Japanese single sometime in September. Prior to the release of … Continue reading

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AKB48’s Overwhelming Sales on the Oricon Charts

AKB48 newest single Ponytaill to Chouchou took the #1 spot on the Oricon Weekly Charts selling 513,000 copies. This makes it the biggest first week sales for a female idol group since Morning Musume’s “Ren’ai Revolution 21″ in 2000 (515,000 … Continue reading

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Tsuji Nozomi is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Former Morning Musume member Tsuji Nozomi (22) revealed on her blog that she is currently pregnant with her second child. She is expected to give birth to her second child sometime in January. For those of you who don’t know, … Continue reading

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