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The Case of Yamaguchi Maho: a Tale of Saving Face and Women’s Rights

Latest update: January 11, 2019 It was hard to miss over the past couple of days, ever since…

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Tokyo Idol Festival to hold its 10th anniversary edition in 2019

It has been a few months now since Tokyo Idol Festival 2018 ended under a blazing sun. However,…

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Last one for 2018: Uchida Kotone celebrates her purple birthday!

We chose an Iketeru Hearts concert for our last report of 2018: sub-leader Uchida Kotone‘s birthday concert at…

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It’s a wrap: triple one-man live for BANZAI JAPAN

After conquering the hearts of all French fans at Japan Expo Paris 2018, BANZAI JAPAN kept on going…

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Iketeru Hearts: curtain closing for Arata Yuuyu and Manami Kazune

Iketeru Hearts fans gathered on December 21st, 2018 for the very last concert for two members of the…

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After Paris, head to London! BANZAI JAPAN to conquer Europe!

Taking place every year in July is the biggest European gathering celebrating Japanese culture: the world-famous Japan Expo…

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A life after Baito AKB : Exclusive interview with Yui Chiyoda

Since 2005, AKB48 has been propelling idols into the star system. Then, the comets disappear. Well, not exactly.…

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Discovery: Necronomidol

Necronomidol, under their label VELOCITRON, is an idol group based in Tokyo created in June 2014, with a rock-like musical style with a big metal inspiration. It is currently composed of 5 members: Risaki Kakizaki, Sari, Hina Yotsuyu, Rei Imaizumi and Himari Tsukishiro, while they were only 4 at their debut. Only Risaki and Sari…

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Discovery: Malcolm Mask McLaren

Current members: Mone, Ai, Kana, Momo Do you know the Sex Pistols? If you are familiar with rock music, I guess you do, but do you know their manager, Malcolm McLaren? It’s partly with his name that in September 2015, Asian Promotion, the label of Malcolm Mask McLaren (abbreviated as MMM), decided to launch his…

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Road to Japan Expo 2018: Wi-Fi-5

Every year, Japan Expo in Paris gathers a very diverse panel of idol guests. While the convention has now a very Hello!Project oriented reputation, Japan Expo also welcomes lesser known and very promising groups and artists that you definitely do not want to miss. In this week’s write-up, we will introduce the fresh faces of…

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