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EXILE has been nominated for ‘Best Asia Act’ for the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.
The men of EXILE will be going up against China’s Hang Geng, who is reported to be dominating Southeast Asia, Taiwan’s Jolin Tsai, South Korea’s Super Junior, who is a leader in the Hallyu wave throughout the world, and Malaysia’s Yuna, who started out with a strong following from MySpace.
To vote for EXILE, head to MTV’s EMA site. The winner of the ‘Best Asia Act’ will go on to vie for a Worldwide Act nomination. Voting closes on October 14, and results will be revealed during the show in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11.
Having garnered impressive sales for his previous Japanese single"Magic", Show Luo was placed in a tough dilemma over whether he should cancel his promotional activities in Japan for the release of his first full Japanese album.
Two concerts in Tokyo were scheduled for September 29 & 30 but, had to be cancelled costing him approximately TWD$10,000,000. This is due to the tensions between Japan and China's rift over a fishing island, he found it unfavourable to proceed with promotional activities in Japan. Even his fans have left him many messages expressing their concerns on his safety if he goes.
According to the victim's mother and the school, a reinvestigation committee set up by the school has determined the boy suffered acts of physical violence inflicted by several students. It added the school should recognize that using a cigarette to leave burns was an act of bullying, and it "defied common sense" to think that leaving 22 burns on the victim's arm was acceptable.
The school admitted it had been "inconsiderate" to ask the bullied student to voluntarily leave before it had fully grasped the extent of the bullying. School officials apologized to him and his family Saturday night.
"We'll carefully instruct our students so such incidents never happen again," the vice principal told The Yomiuri Shimbun.
The victim's mother said the problem had moved a step toward resolution, but criticized the school for being "rather slow" to act on the matter.
The student also said the school seemed to have offered "a token apology."
According to the mother and other sources, the student had been beaten and kicked by three students from November onward and was burned with cigarettes 22 times by another student in May.
The school investigated the case and ordered the four assailants to voluntarily leave school or stay home. It also asked the bullied student to voluntarily leave the school because his scars might "cause anxiety among other students."
His family submitted a report on the offenses to Sendai Higashi Police Station on Aug. 6.
The "illegal purchase" of the Senkaku Islands "is exerting an increasingly prominent bad impact, and the Japanese side should bear relevant responsibility," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news conference.
Whether tensions will escalate depends on how Japan acts, Hong said.
"China has stated its position to the Japanese side in different forms, and the Chinese people have also expressed their strong indignation" through protests to denounce the nationalization of the islands, he said. The islands are controlled by Japan but claimed by China as the Diaoyu.
Hong's comments underline the Chinese government's tacit approval of the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment, which began Tuesday and rolled across China as scheduled.
Some of the protests Saturday and Sunday included vandalism, looting and arson targeting Japanese factories, stores and restaurants.
Tuesday will mark the 81st anniversary of the 1931 Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, in which the Imperial Japanese Army blew up a Japanese railway in southern Manchuria to give it an excuse for invading northeastern China.
More than 100 Taiwanese activists burnt a Japanese flag in a protest in downtown Taipei Tuesday, as anger over disputed islands in the East China Sea spilled over from China.
The demonstration outside Taiwan’s parliament took place as a row over the islands—known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese—prompted thousands to hit the streets in major cities on the Chinese mainland.
“When our compatriots in the mainland are striving to protect the Diaoyu islands, we people in Taiwan cannot remain silent,” said a spokesman for the small Union Party, the organizer of the protest.
Taiwan, China and Japan all claim the uninhabited islands, which are 400 kilometers from the Okinawan capital of Naha and 200 kilometers from Taiwan.
The Taiwanese protesters called for cooperation with China to get back the disputed islands, which they said were “stolen” by Japan, and blamed the United States for Tokyo.
“The Americans should stop throwing their weight behind Japan, and the Japanese would back away,” said the Union Party spokesman, who declined to give his name.
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou has said Taipei has no intention to work with Beijing, mindful that doing so could hurt the island’s ties with Japan.
Tensions mounted after Japan announced last week it had completed a planned purchase of some of the islands, prompting Taiwan to recall its envoy to Tokyo and triggering mass protests in China.
The islands lie on vital shipping lanes and are believed to be located near potentially rich gas fields.
On September 18th, actress Shinohara Ryoko appeared at a studio in Tokyo for a public recording for the upcoming ONE PIECE film, ‘ONE PIECE FILM Z‘.
This marked Shinohara’s first public appearance after giving birth to her 2nd child earlier in February. While hiding half of her face with the script, the actress repeatedly said, “I’m embarrassed.” On raising her 2 children, she shared, “It’s fun. I’m exerting myself to it.”
As her first time voice acting, Shinohara commented, “I’ve been wanting to voice act. Despite being under pressure, it’s surprisingly fun. If I have the opportunity, I would like to do it again.”
The 11th film based on Oda Eiichiro’s popular anime will be the first in the film series to take place in the ‘New World’. It will be produced by Oda Eiichiro, written by broadcast writer Suzuki Osamu, and directed by Nagamine Tatsuya.
Shinohara will voice a sexy scientist named Ain who goes head-to-head against Luffy and his gang. Meanwhile, actor Kagawa Teruyuki will voice a quiet, ninja-like navy named Bins.
Since Kagawa’s son is a big fan of ONE PIECE, the actor was fired up during the recording. “There was a lot of sound effects so it was fun. For this occasion, I read the entire manga series. I now understand why Kimura Takuya-kun was so into it, he is knowledgeable like an expert,” he said.
Thirteen year-old Trauden Naomi from Kyoto beat out twelve other finalists to win the 2013 Miss Teen Japan crown. Trauden is of mixed parentage, with a German father and a Japanese mother. She stands at 166cm (5’5) tall and weighs 48.5kg (107lbs). With her slender, long legs, she looks very much like a grown-up.
Miss Teen Japan is the sister pageant of Miss Universe Japan and is in its second year. Applicants had to be between 13-17 years old, and about 10000 people applied. Trauden won a prize of 500,000 yen and a trip to Hawaii. On top of that, she will also get the opportunity to appear on TV, magazines and attend various activities as “Japan’s Teen Representative”. The winner last year, Sakaguchi Rikako has been active as a model and recently made her TV debut in Fuji TV’s drama series, “GTO”.
Trauden introduced herself in English and attempted a German tongue-twister during the pageant. She forgot the words of the tongue twister halfway through and got some help from her mom sitting in the audience, invoking much laughter from the rest of the audience. Her hobbies are piano and horse-riding. During the question and answer session, Trauden answered, “I get really nervous, and I want to overcome that.”
Trauden burst into tears at the moment her name was announced. When asked about her thoughts on winning, she said “My tears just came flowing out. Thank you.” She added, “Everybody is really cute, I didn’t think I would win. I’m at the edge of my happiness.”
Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke, Daiki Arioka, and actress Kawaguchi Haruna, who are in Hong kong to shoot the upcoming Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~ have received some anti-Japanese sentiments from Chinese locals.
Sina News reported that due to the tensions between Sino-Japanese relations over disputed islands, an anti-Japanese sentiment have risen among the locals. In their latest location shoot in North Point Market , some Chinese locals/ traders were reported to have givenYamada and the cast a “finger”, some cursing, and even heard saying that Japanese should not be coming to Hong Kong to shoot.
Chinese and Japanese relations have been strained after Japanese “nationalized” islands of Senkaku that Chinese are claiming as theirs.
Yesterday, the casts of Kindaichi filmed some of the scenes from Shangri-La Hotel in Tsim Tsa Shui to North Point Market. The busy wet market became a bustling film set with some of Hey!Say!JUMP’s fans following Yamada and Daiki. The crowd thickened around 9 in the morning, but the casts maintained their professionalism and continues to shoot. However, some traders/business owners were not particularly happy with the casts shooting in their area and were heard saying, “You, Japanese people should not shoot here in Chinese soil“. As the traders angers grew, the production crew were forced to call the police for assistance to mediate.
The shooting continues from North Point Market to Regal Hotel to Causeway Bay streets. A large number of Chinese fans were tailing the film crew and even rented some small trucks/pick-up to make it easier to follow the casts.
The shooting continued until dinner time wherein the casts ate their meals inside their vans.
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo~Hong Kong Kowloon Zaiho Satsujin Jiken~ will air this Winter.
Big Bang's Seungri was caught on film outside a bar in Hong Kong receiving a kiss from Japanese model and actress Anna Kubo.
The two are currently costar in the Japanese drama "The Files of Young Kindaichi: Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case". They were in Hong Kong together shooting scenes for the show.
According to the Apple Daily, the two were spotted leaving a karaoke bar together, appearing to be drunk. Anna Kubo gave Seungri a kiss and later held each other in their arms.
While some have found the incident to be scandalous, others have emphasized that Anna Kubo was the one coming onto Seungri, not the other way around.
|1.||[Disc 1] ROCK STAR|
|2.||[Disc 1] TIGER LILIY|
|3.||[Disc 1] LET ME LET ME LET ME(仮)|
|4.||[Disc 2] 「ROCK STAR」Music Clip|
|5.||[Disc 2] モデル体操映像|