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Southern All Stars surprises viewers with a performance at Kouhaku Uta Gassen

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The Southern All Stars have not performed at Kouhaku Uta Gassen for 31 years and to the surprise of viewers, the group performed a song while performing at their concert for the NHK New Years’ Eve Special.

The performance was no doubt one of the highlights of the night.

Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, wins the Grand Prize at Nihon Record Taishou

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While AKB48 had the best selling singles of 2014, Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE was no doubt, the popular group of 2014.  The group won the Grand Prize of “Best Artist of the Year” at Nihon Record Taishou for their single “R.Y.U.S.E.I”.

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Afterschool’s Nana takes #1 for second consecutive year for “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces” of 2014

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Afterschool’s and Orange Caramel’s Nana has taken the #1 spot for the second year straight in TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces” for 2014.

Kiritani Mirei reached #8 and AKB48’s Shimazaki “Paruru” Haruka appeared at #50 for the second straight year.

Mariya Nagao on the cover of Arms Magazine

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AKB48’s Mariya Nagao is known for being on television and shooting firearms and now the singer graces the  cover of Arms Magazine.

AKB48 album covers for “Koko ga Rhodes da, koko de tobe!” is revealed

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The covers for AKB48’s sixth album “Koko ga Rhodes da, koko de tobe!” has been revealed!

AKB48G to ban chemical-based light sticks starting on February 1st

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Beginning on February 1st, AKB48G will be banning all chemical-based lighting sticks at their theater and concert performance as safety consideration for their customers.

Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka is married and pregnant

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Former AKB48 member Kikuchi Ayaka reported on her blog that she was married on November 22nd and that she is pregnant.

Ayaka will be having her baby next summer.

You can read her announcement here

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer released plus images of the FF Type-0 HD PS4 version

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The Final Fantasy Type-0 HD PlayStation 4 was revealed and will be released in Japan on March 19th for Y46,980.  Meanwhile, the trailer for the video game was also released.