Former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda marries after 4 months of dating

Happy news for former AKB48 member Mariko Shinoda! It has been revealed that she is married!

The news was confirmed on her official website, and later on her official Instagram account. On her Instagram post she shared photos of her lucky husband, and joining them for the family photo was their two “children”! (puppies)

The couple took things very fast to say the least, they first met in October 2018 at a dinner party through mutual friends. Shortly they began dating…and then he proposed! They got married on February 16th, 2019.

Mariko’s husband is a non-celebrity who works in the business industry. He is three years younger than her. Mariko is the second member of AKB’s legendary “Kami 7” to get married, the first was Maeda Atsuko.

Congratulations to Mariko-sama and her husband!

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The Recording Industry Association of Japan Releases Its Digital Certifications for January

One song from 2019 was certified Gold this month for selling 100,000 copies: Aimer‘s “I beg you.”

One song was certified 2 Million this month for selling 2,000,000 copies: Hoshino Gen‘s “Koi.”

Two songs were certified Million this month for selling 1,000,000 copies: Nishino Kana‘s “Torisetsu” and MISIA‘s “Aitakute Ima.”

2 Million (2,000,000):

Hoshino Gen – Koi (10/11/16)


Million (1,000,000):

Nishino Kana – Torisetsu (9/9/15)

MISIA – Aitakute Ima (11/9/09)


Double Platinum (500,000):

Keyakizaka46 – Silent Majority (4/6/16)

Yonezu Kenshi – Peace Sign (6/21/17)


Platinum (250,000):

Eir Aoi – IGNITE (8/20/14)

Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi (5/30/18)

back number – Old Fashion (11/21/18)

Nana Mizuki – ETERNAL BLAZE (6/14/06)


Gold (100,000):

Aimer – I beg you (1/8/19)

OxT – UNION (11/7/18)

Nishino Kana – Bedtime Story (9/7/18)

Nogizaka46 – Girl’s Rule (6/26/13)

Ken Hirai – half of me (10/11/18)

Rekishi – Kirakira Bushi feat. Deyonna (3/16/11)

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80’s idol Chiemi Hori diagnosed with tongue cancer

80’s idol Chiemi Hori diagnosed with tongue cancer

It has been revealed that former idol and talent Chiemi Hori has been diagnosed with tongue cancer. She shared the unfortunate news with her fans on her official blog.

The specific type of cancer Hori has is squamous cell carcinoma (SSC), one of the more common forms of skin cancer. Last summer Hori noticed a lump in her mouth, and went to get treated for stomatitis (inflammation in the mouth and lips)

While she was receiving treatment at the hospital the cancer was found. Hori is currently in the hospital, and will receive an operation on February 22nd. Hori is determined to beat cancer, shared that she wants to sing songs in front of her fans again.

Hori got her start in 1982, and became one of the most popular idols of that era. She released a string of top 5 hits and starred in many hit drama series. The crazy schedule eventually got to Hori, and she retired while still extremely popular in 1987. For her last single “Ai wo Ima Shinjite Itai” she teamed up with Tetsuya Komuro.

Hori eventually returned to the scene in 1989, eventually finding success again as a talent and host on various television shows. She’s a mother of five and has two additional step-children with her current husband.

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Winners of The 2018 Arama! Japan Awards

Here is what you’ve all been waiting for, the winners of The 2018 Arama! Japan Awards, selected by you, the readers of Arama! Japan! We had a great turnout for our fourth awards show, and the winners can be seen after the jump!

MUSIC

Act Of The Year

Utada Hikaru: 28.8%

Yonezu Kenshi: 28.1%

Namie Amuro: 25.4%

Hey! Say! JUMP: 11.1%

King & Prince: 6.6%


Album Of The Year

Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi: 40.9%

Hey! Say! JUMP – SENSE or LOVE: 21.7%

Daichi Miura – Kyutai: 13.5%

Yamashita Tomohisa – UNLEASHED: 12%

Perfume – Future Pop: 12%


Song Of The Year

Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 46.6%

Suda Masaki – Sayonara Elegy: 15.3%

DA PUMP – U.S.A: 14.9%

King & Prince – Cinderella Girl: 14.4%

Keyakizaka46 – Glass wo Ware!: 8.8%


Music Video Of The Year

Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 34.4%

Hey! Say! JUMP – BANGER NIGHT: 26%

DA PUMP – U.S.A.: 18.5%

Daichi Miura – Be Myself: 13.6%

NEWS – BLUE: 7.5%


Live DVD / Blu-ray Of The Year

Namie Amuro – namie amuro Final Tour 2018 ~Finally~: 57.3%

Hey! Say! JUMP – Hey! Say! JUMP I/Oth Anniversary Tour 2017-2018: 23%

Hoshino Gen – Live Tour “Continues”: 9.8%

NEWS – NEWS LIVE TOUR 2017 NEVERLAND: 7.5%

Nana Mizuki – NANA MIZUKI LIVE GATE: 2.5%


Best Breakthrough Act

King & Prince: 33.4%

Suda Masaki: 30.8%

Aimyon: 26%

Mrs. GREEN APPLE: 5.5%

Official HIGE DANdism: 4.3%


Best Male

Yonezu Kenshi: 36.1%

Daichi Miura: 19.6%

Yamashita Tomohisa: 16%

Suda Masaki: 15.6%

Hoshino Gen: 12.6%


Best Female

Namie Amuro: 42.5%

Utada Hikaru: 29.2%

Aimyon: 14.4%

Nishino Kana: 8.6%

MISIA:5.3%


Best Band / Group

ONE OK ROCK: 30.7%

RADWIMPS: 23.4%

Hey! Say! JUMP: 20.6%

King & Prince: 13.1%

KAT-TUN: 12.2%


Best Collaboration

MISIA – Ai no Katachi feat.HIDE (GReeeeN): 36.9%

ayaka & Daichi Miura – Heart Up: 26.8%

Shiina Ringo to Miyamoto Hiroji – Kemono Yuku Hosomichi: 23.5%

Kato Miliyah – Kao mo Mitakunai feat. JP THE WAVY: 6.7%

BENI – Chasin’ feat. IO: 6.1%


Best Best Album

Kanjani8 – GR8EST: 35.2%

Daichi Miura – BEST: 29.1%

Sakanaction – Sakana Zukan: 14%

LiSA – LiSA BEST -Day- & LiSA BEST -Way-: 12.6%

UVERworld – ALL TIME BEST: 9.2%


Best Album Art

Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 39.3%

Yamashita Tomohisa – UNLEASHED: 23.8%

Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi: 17.8%

Shiina Ringo – Gyakuyunyuu ~Koukuukyoku~: 13.4%

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. Suki nara Towana: 5.8%


Best Pop Act

Yonezu Kenshi: 28.4%

Utada Hikaru: 24.3%

Perfume: 20.7%

Hoshino Gen: 18.3%

Aimyon: 8.2%


Best Pop Album

Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi: 40.6%

Perfume – Future Pop: 22.6%

EXILE – STAR OF WISH: 18.8%

Little Glee Monster – juice: 9.4%

Koda Kumi – DNA: 8.6%


Best Pop Song

Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon: 42.8%

Utada Hikaru – Hatsukoi: 21.5%

Hoshino Gen – Idea: 14.9%

Perfume – Let Me Know: 13.7%

Aimyon – Konya Kono Mama: 7.1%


Best Idol Act

CHEЯRSEE: 63.6%

Hey! Say! JUMP: 10.8%

Nogizaka46: 10.4%

Yamashita Tomohisa: 8%

King & Prince: 7.2%


Best Idol Album

CHEЯRSEE – Melody: 66.6%

Hey! Say! JUMP – SENSE or LOVE: 13%

Yamashita Tomohisa – UNLEASHED: 10.1%

Hiragana Keyakizaka46 – Hashiridasu Shunkan: 7.1%

NEWS – EPCOTIA: 3.2%


Best Idol Song

CHEЯRSEE – Piano: 64.6%

King & Prince – Cinderella Girl: 13.4%

Hey! Say! JUMP – COSMIC☆HUMAN: 8.8%

Nogizaka46 – Synchronicity: 6.6%

Keyakizaka46 – Glass wo Ware!: 6.5%


Best Rock Act

ONE OK ROCK: 57.2%

[Alexandros]: 18%

FLOW: 10.7%

Gesu no Kiwami Otome.: 7.8%

Polkadot Stingray: 6.3%


Best Rock Album

[Alexandros] – Sleepless in Brooklyn: 34.2%

MY FIRST STORY – The Premium Symphony: 22.2%

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. – Suki nara Towanai: 16.9%

Seiko Oomori – Kusokawa Party: 13.7%

Ling Tosite Sigure – 5: 13%


Best Rock Song

ONE OK ROCK – Stand Out Fit In: 51.8%

back number – Mabataki: 18.9%

[Alexandros] – Mosquito Bite: 10.9%

Official HIGE DANdism – Stand By You: 10.7%

indigo la End – Aoi Ito: 7.7%


Best Urban Act

Daichi Miura: 58%

Mukai Taichi: 14.8%

Suchmos: 11.8%

Kato Miliyah: 13%

cero: 2.4%


Best Urban Album

Daichi Miura – Kyutai: 51.1%

Mukai Taichi – PURE: 17.2%

Kato Miliyah – Femme Fatale: 15.9%

BENI – CINEMATIC : 12.6%

cero – POLY LIFE MULTI SOUL: 3.2%


Best Urban Song

Kato Miliyah – Kao mo Mitakunai feat. JP THE WAVY: 28%

CHANMINA – Doctor: 24.5%

Mukai Taichi – Siren: 23.4%

BENI – Chasin’ feat. IO: 15%

iri – Only One: 9.1%


Best Electronic Act

MONDO GROSSO: 35.9%

Suiyoubi no Campanella: 20.9%

Yasutaka Nakata: 20.5%

tofubeats: 17.9%

Sweet Robots Against The Machine: 4.8%


Best Electronic Album

MONDO GROSSO – Attune / Detune: 33.6%

tofubeats – RUN: 24.2%

Suiyoubi no Campanella – Galapagos: 23.8%

Yasutaka Nakata – Digital Native: 13.3%

Sweet Robots Against The Machine – 3: 5.1%


Best Electronic Song

MONDO GROSSO – Itsuwari no Sympathy: 40.3%

tofubeats – RUN: 20.2%

Suiyoubi no Campanella – Kaguya Hime: 19.8%

Yasutaka Nakata – White Cube: 15.1%

Sweet Robots Against The Machine – Dakitime: 4.7%

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TV Drama Ratings (Feb 7- Feb 14)

TV Drama Ratings (Feb 7- Feb 14)

Check out the latest in drama ratings below!

Winter 2019 JDrama TV Drama Ratings
TV St Time Drama 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ave
Fuji TV Mon, 9pm Trace 12.3 11.8 9.6 11.0 10.0 10.4 11.01
Fuji TV Tue, 9pm Gosaigyou 8.7 6.5 6.2 5.9 6.95
TBS Tue, 10pm Hajimete Koi o Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi 8.6 9.0 8.8 7.8 7.3 8.30
NTV Wed, 10pm Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu 12.7 12.9 11.4 10.7 11.5 11.2 11.76
TV Asahi Thur, 9pm Haken Uranaishi Ataru 12.1 10.9 10.0 10.3 10.3 10.81
Fuji TV Thur, 10pm QUEEN 9.3 5.8 6.4 7.1 7.3 6.8 7.21
NTV Thu, 11:59pm Jinsei ga Tanoshikunaru Shiawase no Housoku 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.45
TBS Fri, 10pm Maison de Police 12.7 12.4 10.7 10.2 9.6 11.20
TV Asahi Fri, 11:15pm Watashi no Ojisan~ Wataoji 5.6 4.4 4.0 4.67
NTV Sat, 10pm Innocence 8.3 8.7 9.4 9.3 8.88
TV Asahi Sat, 11:15pm Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu 3.3 2.5 4.1 3.30
TBS Sun, 9pm The Good Wife 10.0 11.5 9.6 9.0 8.5 9.86
NTV Sun, 10:30pm 3-nen A-gumi 10.2 10.6 11.0 9.3 10.4 11.7 10.51

 

 

2019 Taiga Idaten
Ep Day % Ep Day % Ep Day % Ep Day % Ep Day %
1 1/6 15.5 11     21     31     41    
2 1/13 12.0 12     22     32     42    
3 1/20 13.2 13     23     33     43    
4 1/27 11.6 14     24     34     44    
5 2/3 10.2 15     25     35     45    
6 2/10 9.9 16     26     36     46    
7     17     27     37     47    
8     18     28     38     48    
9     19     29     39     49    
10     20     30     40     50    
1-10 ave 11-20 ave 21-30 ave 31-40 ave 41-50 ave
12.25
Annual Average: 12.25%

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