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Morning Musume

Morning Musume。

I guess, most of people both foreigners and Japanese think the most major and popular idol is AKB48.  And the members of AKB48 are ranked in the talent power scores in NIKKEI entertainment magazine, according to this English website, aramatheydidn’t.

However, I would like to introduce Morning Musume。 as currently the top idol in Japan.  As I think that what the differences among another Japanese idol are, I found that all members have  talent as artist by nature and the pride as a professional.  The group’s vertical relationship is very strict and all members think each other as a rival.  This organization and their competitive spirits make their singing and dance always “high-quality” in every generation from 1999 to now.

Their long history can be divided in 3, “golden”, “platinum” and finally they are in line with “Electronic Dance Music performance”, and this is one of their attractive point which we can enjoy these different colors.

Finally, I would like you to see their formation dance in this video.  I can picture they were practicing again and again, and I can understand why they are not on the TV show very much.  I think they and the producer, all staffs wish to be high-quality singers, more than to be famous.

That’s why I love Morning Musume。.


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Ghibli’s new movie

03-560x600Do you like Ghibli movies? Ghibli’s new movie “Kaguyahime no Monogatari” was shown November 23th. The director is Isao Takahata who is one of the famous animation movie directors in Japan. It is the first time for him to make movie in 14 years. The story of Kaguyahime is really famous for Japanese, but Takahata tried to show the true story about Kaguyahime that was hided.

Why don’t you go to watch this movie and know secret of Kaguyahime?

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Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

blog1Max Brenner opened at Omote Sando Hills in November 30th. Do you know Max Brenner? Max Brenner is a chocolate brand which was founded in Israel. Now, it is popular in New York City and 40 restaurants all over the world. Max Brenner wants to suggest the new way of enjoying chocolate.

There are 4 words which express Max Brenner’s ethos.

・Chocolate Without Boundaries

・Enjoy to The Max

・Chocolate is Good for You

・It’s Simple…All You Have To Do is Love Chocolate


You can drink hot chocolate, eat chocolate pizza and more chocolate food in Max Brenner restaurant. Why don’t you go the kingdom of chocolate?