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Kodomo Tencho

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but while in Japan I came across a set of commercials featuring the Kodomo Tencho (Child Manager). It’s set around a kid who’s also a store manager for Toyota and has a hard time being taken seriously as the boss. There’s been …

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NSK [018] – Tron Writes Off Miss A

Recorded November 16th, 2010. The Catch Up: Late retail nights, yawning, Akanishi Jin in Texas and bad business decisions. News: Single releases, Guinness World Records, Shinoda Mariko in film, AKB’s 19th single, Morning Musume in 3D, and more! Discussion Topics: Miss A, Chance no Junban cover speculation, PV rumors, Ono …

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Song of the Week: UHHO UHHOHO

The AKB Theater has a plethora of songs that many casual fans don’t know, so we created this segment to highlight one of our personal favorites every week. Here’s the latest! Song: UHHO UHHOHO Discography: K6th Album Original Performers: Oshima Yuko, Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Itano Tomomi, Ono Erena, Kikuchi …

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Morning Musume…in 3D!!!!

Morning Musume’s upcoming graduation concert held at the sold-out Yokohama Arena will also be broadcast live…IN 3D! It’s an interesting idea, and makes me wonder how many people went out and saw this as a tipping point to give in and buy a 3D television. Shenanigans aside, I’m glad Morning …

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Dae’s Auction Adventure: The Conclusion

I’ve talked about the infamous auction I took part in regarding a ‘Beginner’ theater picture of Takajyo Aki previously on the blog and on the November 1st podcast. Guess what came in the mail this week: BEAUTIFUL.  Expect more talk about it on this week’s show. Dae

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Shinoda Mariko Snags Acting Gig

Tokyo Hive reports that Shinoda Mariko will be in the upcoming film ‘Inu to Anata no Monogatari – Inu no Eiga’, a collection of funny/dramatic short stories involving dogs and their owners.  It’s not confirmed if her role is a large one, but it’s something I’ll keep on my radar …

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It’s OK, ‘Cause Michishige Sayumi is Cute.

My #1 H!P and Morning Musume goddess Misshige has won 9th place among the most hated female celebrities by women readers of the ‘Shukan Bunshun’.  Most of the votes probably came from crying Arashi fans cause Sayumi criticized Matsumoto Jun’s fashion. She appears on television variety programs because of her …

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