Idols

Arsonist at idol concert says he was imitating the Kyoto Animation arson attack

Japanese laws may need to be strengthened to stop more copycat attacks from occurring.

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AKB48 signs removed from exterior of AKB48 Theater building in Akihabara

Idol group’s home-turf ads replaced with ones for hit Chinese video game.

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Japan’s 59-year-old “eternal idol” amazes fans with hasn’t-aged-a-day self-cover【Video】

Basically, Seiko Mazda stopped aging in 1988.

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Former idol singer arrested on fraud charges, police say she found victims through dating apps

Former SKE48 member claimed to be an investing expert with a can’t-fail get-rich-quick scheme.

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Japanese company allows workers to take vacation to grieve if favorite idol singer gets married

Policy also allows for bereavement leave when idols retire, leaving office early for surprise concerts.

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AKB48’s Indonesian spin-off group JKT48 forced to downsize due to pandemic

JKT48 + COVID-19 = -26

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Sega leaves arcade management like retiring idol singer, confuses, upsets Japanese Internet users

But in some fans’ eyes, this was the only way to go.

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Tokyo talent “scout” picks wrong woman to try to recruit, and not just because she’s a politician

Showing her photos of events he claims to have managed backfires spectacularly.

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Anime girl holograms to start working as hotel staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

The Idolmaster cast will be waiting to serve travelers.

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After 10 years of secrecy, anime song duo ClariS finally remove their masks and show their faces

Reveal comes 10 years to the day after group’s debut.

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Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Another Tokyo urban landmark closing down, this time the home of Shinjuku’s giant Yunika Vision

Labi location says goodbye to the neighborhood it’s been a symbol of.

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Meet Hololive’s brand new adorable VTubers, designed to win you over with English

Hololive English will be the first virtual YouTuber project to specifically target English-speaking countries, and it’s starting right away!

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Dancing mini idol robots with customizable parts available for sale in Japan【Video】

Ever wanted a dancing and programmable idol robot? Now you can have one.

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Exec from idol singer group SKE48’s management company arrested on child prostitution charges

“I just let the girls into my car.”

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Man arrested for spreading false Twitter rumors about five Japanese idol singers for revenge

”I wanted to damage their public images” he says of misguided quest for justice for another member of the group.

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Japanese idol singer responds to fan who gushes over how much he loves her thighs

”I want you to consider whether or not what you write is appropriate.”

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Japanese idol group limits length of fan letters after receiving crazy-long “fan report”

10,000 characters, written by hand, is a few thousand too many, talent agency says.

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Japanese idol shows just how well the optical illusion boob shirt works

Gift from an otaku gives this woman a buxom bosom front-on, but from the side it’s a different story. 

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