Japanese girl group Morning Musume’s latest single Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai has topped the Oricon chart in its debut week.
This is the first time in more than a decade that the group has managed two consecutive chart topping singles, with previous release Help Me!! (January 2013) reaching the #1 spot on the sales chart as well.
Candid photos of Korean pop group Girls’ Generation celebrating the end of their successful 2013 Japanese Tour in Osaka on April 21.
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Japanese actress Yui Aragaki at a promotion event for Asahi’s Juroku-Cha (a blend of 16 different teas) on February 4.
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Japanese pop group AKB48 member Minami Minegishi has been demoted from the main group to become a “research student” following her scandal with a male idol which was exposed very recently.
She has apologized on the group’s official channel with her head shaved, an act which symbolizes deep regrets (which is unnecessary, really).
AKB48 is by far the most popular female pop group in Japan at the moment. They have a strict no-dating rule for the members, those who got caught could be demoted or even expelled. The practice might sound strange to westerners but pretty common for idol agencies in East Asia.