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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 »

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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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda | 2 Comments »

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 »

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 »

Most popular posts for 2007

Posted by redracer on January 13, 2008

If you are interested in statistics, here is a list of the most popular posts for 2007 – the first year of this blog …

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Posted in Ami Suzuki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Food, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, Kumi Koda, Life in Australia, melody., Mika Nakashima, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, Statistics | Leave a Comment »

2007 J-Pop awards

Posted by redracer on January 6, 2008

Here are MY awards in a number of different categories for 2007, many of which will never be seen in any mainstream awards list.    Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Ai Otsuka, Akina Nakamori, Ami Suzuki, Ayumi Hamasaki, Clazziquai Project, Foxxi misQ, Hikaru Utada, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Jamosa, Jyongri, Kumi Koda, m-flo, melody., Mika Nakashima, Miki Imai, Misato Watanabe, misia, Namie Amuro, Yuki Koyanagi, ZARD | 3 Comments »

Ayumi Hamasaki – new album ‘Guilty’

Posted by redracer on January 6, 2008

Supposedly due for release on the 1st January 2008, but seemingly already available before Xmas 2007, this is Ayumi’s 9th studio album.

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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, J-Pop | 5 Comments »

Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists – The List So Far….

Posted by redracer on November 13, 2007

From HMV Japan’s web page, here is their ‘definative’ list – I gather from around 2003 ….

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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, Dreams Come True, Hikaru Utada, J-Pop, Life in Japan, misia, miwa yoshida, Namie Amuro, UA | 88 Comments »

More Xmas J-pop expenditure :-)

Posted by redracer on November 7, 2007

Two more new releases have been announced for around Xmas time, in an attempt by the Japanese music industry to completely drain my wallet 😦

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Covers to some new September releases

Posted by redracer on September 1, 2007

If you haven’t already seen them, here are the covers to some new releases by my favoured J-Pop artists …

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Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Kumi Koda, Mika Nakashima | 2 Comments »

New items from Ayumi Hamasaki, Mika Nakashima & Ai Otsuka

Posted by redracer on August 2, 2007

A new single from Ayumi, a live DVD from Mika and several new items from Ai will all be eagerly looked forward to by their fans …

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Posted in Ai Otsuka, Ayumi Hamasaki, J-Pop, Mika Nakashima | 1 Comment »