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Sowelu is getting ‘naked’ again !!!

Posted by redracer on November 5, 2010

Sowelu (real name Aki Harada) continues in the tradition of her last studio album ‘Naked’ with the covers of her latest release …

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2010 J-Pop calendars

Posted by redracer on October 3, 2009

The 2010 calendars for many of Japan’s pop stars and idols are now available to order … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, J-Pop, Kumi Koda, Life in Japan | Leave a Comment »

100,000 PAGE VIEWS !!!!!

Posted by redracer on May 6, 2009

At the beginning of this month, this Blog achieved a BIG milestone – the 100,000 page view count !!!

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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Kumi Koda, Mika Nakashima, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, Statistics | Leave a Comment »

Who is the most popular artist ?

Posted by redracer on March 21, 2009

It is interesting to look back at the statistics, and see which search terms have brought readers to this blog in the last two & a bit years …

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Posted in Ami Suzuki, Aya Ueto, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, Kumi Koda, melody., Mika Nakashima, mink, misia, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, ZARD | 2 Comments »

New album release from Ayumi Hamasaki

Posted by redracer on February 14, 2009

In an attempt to bolster her flagging career, Ayu is taking it to the “next level” by releasing her 10th memorial year new album in a brand new format !!!

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2008 J-pop Awards

Posted by redracer on February 7, 2009

Here are MY awards in a number of different categories for 2008, many of which will never be seen in any mainstream awards list. I also ‘made up’ a few new categories this year (and some categories got dropped because I would not find a worthy winner) !!!

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Posted in AAA, Ai Otsuka, alan, Ami Suzuki, Arashi, Aya Kamiki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Bird, Clazziquai Project, Double, Exile, Foxxi misQ, Hitomi Shimatani, Jamosa, Jyongri, Kumi Koda, Leah Dizon, m-flo, melody., Miho Fukuhara, Mika Nakashima, mink, misia, Namie Amuro, Orange Pekoe, Rei Fu, Sowelu, Superfly, Yuki Koyanagi, ZARD | 1 Comment »

March is a big month for Kumi Koda fans

Posted by redracer on February 2, 2009

It has just been announced that she will release 3 new items in March 2009 …

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Second anniversary !!!

Posted by redracer on February 1, 2009

January 2009 is the second anniversary of this Blog, and considering the lack of time I have had to work on it, particularly the second half of 2008, I still rather pleased with the amount of hits it is getting …

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Posted in Food, J-Pop, Japanese trains, Life in Australia, Life in Japan, Silly Japanese stuff, Sport, Statistics, Travel, TV, What the? | Leave a Comment »

2008 – the year of Ayumi Hamasaki ?- NOT !!!

Posted by redracer on December 30, 2008

To paraphrase a quote from another ‘Queen’ – 2008 was Ayumi Hamasaki’s ‘annus horribilis’ !!!

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Save up your pennies – many Xmas 2008 releases !!!

Posted by redracer on October 25, 2008

As expected, many artists have announced releases in December, to cash in on Xmas 🙂
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Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Jyongri, kohmi hirose, Kumi Koda, Mika Nakashima, mink, misia | Leave a Comment »

More new releases from MISIA

Posted by redracer on May 2, 2008

The release spree to celebrate J-Pop diva MISIA’s 10th Anniversay continues …

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50,000 page views !!!

Posted by redracer on April 29, 2008

50,000 has come surprisingly quickly after 40,000 🙂

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New single releases for June 2008

Posted by redracer on April 26, 2008

Five new releases have been announced by major artists for June 2008 …

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Posted in AI, Anna Tsuchiya, BoA, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Jyongri, Kumi Koda | 1 Comment »

New releases from big-name artists

Posted by redracer on March 15, 2008

The next couple of months sees a number of new releases from popular artists like Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, Ai Otsuka, Sowelu, mink, melody. & MISIA ….  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, misia, Sowelu | 2 Comments »

New album & single from Kumi Koda

Posted by redracer on February 23, 2008

Late in January, Kumi Koda released her 6th full length studio album & her 39th single …

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Posted in Album review, Kumi Koda, Single review | 1 Comment »