Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

UTB Los Angeles offers free Kouhaku broadcast on New Year’s Eve

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Los Angeles Japanese television station UTB 18.2 will broadcast the special NHK music event “Kouhaku Uta Gassen” on December 31, 2012, with a repeat showing on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013. The 63rd annual New Year’s Eve celebration featuring such high-profile J-Pop performers as Perfume, ARASHI, SMAP, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, and AKB48 will …

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Nov 29 2012

Kaela Kimura – WONDER Volt (PV)

Kaela Kimura – WONDER Volt (PV)

Nov 29 2012

FUDANJUKU launches official Facebook page

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Japanese idol group FUDANJUKU (“Yatterman,” “Ginga e Kickoff!”) started their official Facebook page this month. The all-female group performs as young males who each have their own “otaku” obsession. http://www.facebook.com/fudanjukujapan FUDANJUKU’s official Facebook page has already accumulated over 5,000 fans since they began in early November, 2012. Posting messages in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, …

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Nov 28 2012

FUDANJUKU – OTOKO (Review)

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FUDANJUKU OTOKO Review by David Cirone From “Kaze Ikki’s” opening chorus of “FUDAN-DAN-DAN-DAN-FUDANJUKU!” the group’s blend of strength and femininity is spot-on. On their new album OTOKO, FUDANJUKU has got the balance right. No longer performing as ultra-kawaii-unit Nakano Fujoshi Sisters, the blending of masculine appearance and feminine voice has come together much more naturally. …

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Nov 27 2012

BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai (PV)

BABYMETAL – Ijime, Dame, Zettai (PV)

Nov 27 2012

Berryz Kobo – WANT! (PV)

Berryz Kobo – WANT! (PV)

Nov 26 2012

NHK announces full Kouhaku Uta Gassen lineup

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The New Year’s Eve “Red and White” music battle will include first-time appearances by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yuki, Momoiro Clover Z, Kanjani8, and Golden Bomber. Plus fan-favorites Perfume, ARASHI, SMAP, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, AKB48, and more!

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Nov 24 2012

PicSpam: Perfume

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J-Pop superstars Perfume featured in Cut Magazine, Jan 2009

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