Archives for : September2014

Was Jessica terminated from Girls’ Generation (SNSD)?


The Internet is on fire today (among K-POP and also J-POP fans) after a post from Jessica of Girls’ was posted on Weibo about how she was terminated from the group.

To make things worse, Jessica was the only member not in China as the eight other members of the group were seen in press photos and no one in the group answered press questions in regards to Jessica’s status.

To make things worse, their label SM Entertainment has not released an official statement yet.

While fans are hoping that Jessica’s Weibo account was hacked and rumors of her being fired from the group aren’t true, it is unclear if Jessica did post the following message below:

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Mecha Kawaii: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collaborates with Nintendo!


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has collaborated with Nintendo for the release of the “New Nintendo 3DS”, which will be released in Japan on October 11th.  Check out the commercial below!

Matsui Jurina does Kumamushi’s “Attakaindakara”…

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AKB48/SKE48 member, Matsui Jurina, has always talked about how warm the hands of fans are and people have asked her to do comedy duo, Kumamushi’s “Attakaindakara”.  And so, Jurina has fulfilled fans wishes…

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PASSPO SURPRISE! Okunaka Makoto to graduate after national tour


PASSPO is on their national tour to celebrate their fifth year anniversary but what happened tonight has stunned fans.

Okunaka Makoto announced right after the first encore song that she will be graduating from the group and said she will graduate on the last day of the tour.

Okunaka starred in TV Asahi’s “Kamen Rider Wizard” and wants to pursue her career as an actress.

Popularity of Kendama surging worldwide


In Japan, Kendama was a traditional toy created back in the Taisho era but now it’s turning out to be a sport that is surging in popularity outside of the Japan but also in the USA and Europe (especially in Denmark). 

So popular that it’s been a challenge for Japan to meet supply and demand. Fortunately for now, you can find mini kendama or pro competition kendama on ebay fairly easy.

Watch a few videos of some of these awesome kendama tossing YouTubers:

NMB48’s Iijiri Anna highlights the financial challenge of unranked AKB48G idols


NMB48’s Iijiri Anna took part in a Q&A in which a fan asked her about how much she makes as an idol.

Iijiri Anna said that after expenses, she has about 40,000 left over (about $360) and that she would often have to skip lunch because money has to be saved for transportation costs, costume fees and having to spend money for a new outfit at handshake event.  So, money is tight.

This has been discussed in the past versus those who make senbatsu and make good money as opposed who are unranked and have less appearances on television or magazines.

Even HKT48’s Tomoyoshi Asuka discussed her financial dilemma on television.


Uehara Takako’s husband TENN found dead


In tragic news, SPEED member Uehara Takako’s husband TENN (of the hip hop group ET-KING) was found dead in his car. According to news reports, Uehara was looking for her husband and found him dead in the backseat of his car (death was by hanging).

More news coming as details are reported.

Photo source: Uehara Takako’s Facebook page

S/Mileage to add new members and change group name


S/mileage members Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon have announced on their blog post that the group will add new members and to coincide with their new image, they will be changing their name.