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Christmas has officially arrived

Rejoice! We can finally celebrate Christmas the right way. Koyote has returned after a 2 year Hiatus with a remake of Turbo’s Christmas dance hit “White Love”. I am a sucker for Christmas music and White Love is high up on that list. Its a blend Korean dance pop and Christmas melodies that makes the Christmas …

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AKB48 Gets a Sizable Upgrade

There’s some crazy happenings going on around here during Christmas fever.  Not to be outshined by SKE’s recent upsizing, AKB management’s heart must have grown three sizes that day because it was announced that all 9th generation research students are promoted! Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao …

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Expensive Holiday Cheer

It’s been hard for me to grasp that it’s already a week into December.  ‘Chance no Junban’, one of the last few big singles finally released and everyone is wrapping up for winter break or looking forward to some days off for the holidays. A perfect time for the AKB48 …

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The Streets are No Longer Safe

It’s been a long time coming but I finally did it. I took my driving test and passed on my first try! Everyone who’s been listening to the podcast knows I’ve had on-and-off driving practice for the past month or so with mixed results, and have been dreading going to …

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SKE48 Comes Full Circle: Welcome Team E!

It’s been a long time coming—maybe a little too long, but I’m psyched.  I read on TokyoGraph that SKE48 will finally form a Team E to complete the group!  It appears they already selected all the Team E members from their pool of 26 kenkyuusei(research students).  SKE will finally have …

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SNSD + AKB48 = Fun Show

Who says Kpop and Jpop can’t be enjoyed together?  SNSD and AKB48 were featured at the FNS Music Festival and performed their hit songs: ‘Genie’ and ‘Gee’ by SNSD, ‘Beginner’ and ‘Aitakatta’ by AKB48. Both had great performances and looked like they sang live while being backed up by recordings.  …

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2010 Idol Awards Categories!

The year is coming to an end and everything is looking more festive and cheery by the day.  What better way to celebrate the holidays than with us as we do a grand End-of-the-Year Idols Awards Show, giving recognition to all the great(and not so great) things that happened this …

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The Year of the AKB48

At this moment, Japan loves AKB48. I don’t know why, but Japan also loves ‘Yahoo!’. It houses the largest Japanese online auction, and is apparently the most used search engine. If the title, the first two sentences, and the photo of this article didn’t tip you off already, AKB48 took …

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