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Ex-AKB48 member leaves entertainment industry to work as a beautician - Arama Japan (press release)
6th generation member Misato Nonaka, who graduated from idol group AKB48 in 2014, announced on her Instagram account that she is going to leave entertainment industry. She surprised her fans by telling that during the past year, she has acquired the&nbsp.

Ririka Sutou to Leave NMB48 After Marriage and Continue Working as Talent - Arama Japan (press release)
When NMB48 member Ririka Sutou announced that she will be getting married at the 9th annual Senbatsu General Election, the fandom was shook. Especially because they didn't even know that she was in a relationship. Before the Sousenkyo started,&nbsp.

Arashi, WANIMA, AKB48, and More Perform on the 2017 Uta no Haru Matsuri - Arama Japan (press release) (blog)
Legendary seiyu Hiromi Tsuru has passed away · Open Post · Performers Announced for the 68th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen · Ayumi Hamasaki joins House Slytherin, Uses The Dark Arts to Oust Namie Amuro · JUJU, AKB48 , and More Perform on Music Fair&nbsp.

NHK sees ratings for 'Kohaku' music show sink to lowest ever - The Japan Times
“ Kohaku Uta Gassen ” (“Red and White Song Battle”) has been divided into two parts since 1989. The rating for the second part, which includes the finale, is considered the show's primary barometer of popularity. For the latest show, that rating sank 3.0.

NHK Announces Lineup for Perennial New Year’s Eve Music Show
Public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday announced the list of 51 musicians and bands that will appear at the 65th annual Kohaku Uta Gassen music show which will ... the program for 15 straight years up until 2013. The show, as per tradition, will divide.

NGT48 Yuka Ogino snatches #1 spot in Preliminary Senbatsu Election Results - Arama Japan (press release) (blog)
Every year, fans make their voices heard by voting for their favorite members from AKB48 , SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, BNK48, and now this year STU48, at the Senbatsu elections. Yesterday at the ninth annual AKB48 Senbatsu Election for AKB48's 49th&nbsp.

ONE OK ROCK's Taka Mourns Linkin Park's Chester Bennington - Arama Japan (press release)
The front man and vocalist of rock band ONE OK ROCK Taka posted heart warming messages on his official Instagram account in memory of Chester Bennington, lead singer of the American band Linkin Park. Yesterday on July 20th it was tragically revealed&nbsp.

AKB48 looking ahead to 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve
Mega-popular Japanese idol group AKB48 has been appointed a "Kohaku Cheer Group" for the 63th "Kohaku Uta Gassen" (Red and White Singing Contest), NHK's extravaganza which is broadcast every New Year's Eve. AKB48 is virtually assured of being invited to.

‘Kohaku’ gig cements Arashi’s star status
Wildly popular boy-band Arashi were in the eye of the storm at rehearsals for NHK’s “Kohaku Uta Gassen” (“Red and White Song Battle ... Also attracting attention at rehearsals was pop juggernaut AKB48, who will be joined on stage by SKE48.

Perfume Tops LINE's Female Idol Group Popularity Survey - Arama Japan (press release)
Nogizaka46 has already surpassed AKB48 in terms of popularity and even Keyakizaka46, who deduted one year ago, is very close to them. This is what happens when all popular members are gone and they release cheesy boring singles. No trace of other&nbsp.

Minami Takahashi's Solo Tour Could Be Doing Better, Rumored To Be Eyeing Future Career in Politics - Arama Japan (press release)
Former AKB48 member Minami Takahashi is said to be considering a political career in the future. Takamina just recently embarked on her first solo nationwide tour, and is set to release her 2nd single Kodoku wa Kizutsukanai on September 26th, 2017.