Sayumi Michishige shows off her cool & kawaii style in “Loneliness Tokyo” MV

Former Morning Musume member Sayumi Michishige has released the full MV for her song “Loneliness Tokyo“!

“Loneliness Tokyo” is an original song created for Michishinge’s performance piece “SAYUMINGLANDOLL“. Michishige teamed up with Hello!Project’s former head honcho Tsunku, who provided the song writing and composition.
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V6 member Junichi Okada & Aoi Miyazaki welcome baby son!

In a fax sent to Japanese media outlets, V6 member Junichi Okada and actress Aoi Miyazaki shared that they had successfully given birth to a healthy son!

The first child for both, Okada and Miyazaki originally announced that they were expecting in May 2018.
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Family Sues Idol Company Over Suicide of 16 Year Old Member

Back in March, 16 year old Omoto Honoka was found hanging after skipping an event for her idol group, Enoha Girls. Her family is now suing the company behind the Ehime Prefecture idol group for her death, saying that the company caused it due to harassment and overwork.

Honoka’s family’s lawsuit is against the president of the talent agency H Project, along with three other employees. The Omoto family is seeking damages in the amount of ¥92 million. “We want the company to speak about (what happened) as it is, without bending (the truth),” said Omoto Yukie, Honoka’s mother, at a news conference.

H Project’s president, Sasaki Takahiro, admitted to the press that he feels responsible for not being able to save Honoka, but added, “Some parts of the claims by the bereaved family are not true.”

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Nishino Kana, Takahashi Yu, and More Perform on Premium MelodiX! for October 15

This week’s guests were Takahashi Yu, Nishino Kana, Skirt, and Nana Land.

Takahashi Yu – Arigatou

Nishino Kana – Bedtime Story

Skirt – Bokyaku no Sachiko

Nana Land – Mangetsu ni Tooboe

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Kis-My-Ft2, Mr.Children, DA PUMP, Yonezu Kenshi, and Yumi Matsutoya Top the Billboard Japan Charts for the Week of 10/1 – 10/7

This week, Kis-My-Ft2 topped the Hot 100 single chart with their single “Kimi, Boku.”

Mr.Children topped the Hot Albums chart with their new album “Jyuryoku to Kokyu.”

DA PUMP topped the Streaming Songs chart for the 16th non-consecutive week with their single “U.S.A.”

Yonezu Kenshi retook the top spot on the Download Songs chart, topping it for the 15th non-consecutive week, with his single “Lemon.”

Yumi Matsutoya topped the Download Albums chart for the second consecutive week with her newly available digitally best album “40 Shunen Kinen Best Album ‘Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to.’”

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Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yuto Nakajima is 2018’s “Best Jeanist”, Nanao enters Jeanist Hall of Fame!!

One of the highest accolades one can receive during their entertainment career is the “Best Jeanist” award! Japan is quite renowned for their love of denim, so it’s no surprise the origins of the award date back to 1984.

It’s awarded to a pair of celebrities who know how to wear their denim, and look good doing it. Sponsored by the “Japan Jeans Council” it continues to be a popular annual event. The top male and female winners are voted in by the general public, runner ups also receive an award.

Taking the top spot this year is Hey! Say! JUMP member Yuto Nakajima and model Nanao.
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BiS member MUROPANAKO injured her left ankle

It has been announced that BiS member MUROPANAKO has injured her left ankle, as a result her future activities will be partially restricted.

The incident took place at a release event for BiS’ latest, and appropriately titled single “Against the Pain“. MUROPANKO had a small accident that took place in a store, damaging a ligament on her left ankle. Despite the accident she will still be making appearances at her groups latest nationwide tour “I don’t know what will happen TOUR”.
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TV Drama Ratings (Oct 8 – Oct 14)

Check out the hits and the flops for the new autumn Jdrama season!

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