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Japanese idol

Index Japanese idol

In Japanese pop culture is a term typically used to refer to young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired for their cuteness. [1]

118 relations: A.B.C-Z, Aikatsu!, AKB48, Akihabara, Akina Nakamori, AKS (company), Amuse, Inc., Angerme, Arashi, Asahi Shimbun, AV idol, Babymetal, Batten Showjo Tai, Berryz Kobo, BiSH, Bullet Train (band), Camellia Factory, Cheeky Parade, Cherchez l'idole, Cute (Japanese idol group), Da-ice, Dorothy Little Happy, Embassy of Japan in Moscow, Fairies (Japanese band), Fan club, GEM (band), Girl next door, Glow stick, Hatsune Miku, Heavy metal music, Hello! Project, Hello! Project Kids, Hey! Say! JUMP, Hideki Saijo, Hikaru Genji (band), Hiromi Go, HKT48, Hong Kong, Idoling!!!, J-pop, Johnny & Associates, Johnny's West, Juice=Juice, Junior idol, Kanjani Eight, KAT-TUN, Kawaii, Kenji Sawada, Keyakizaka46, King & Prince, ..., KinKi Kids, Kis-My-Ft2, Korean idol, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Kyōko Koizumi, Kyoko Date, Leah Dizon, List of Japanese gravure idols, List of net idols, Love Live!, Magnolia Factory, Masahiko Kondō, Mass media, Model (person), Momoe Yamaguchi, Momoiro Clover Z, Morning Musume, Negicco, Net idol, NEWS (band), NGT48, Nikkei Business Publications, NMB48, Nogizaka46, Oricon, Oshare Majo: Love and Berry, Perfume (Japanese band), Pin-up model, Pink Lady (band), Pop music, Ramen, Rock A Japonica, Saccharin, Sakura Gakuin, Seiko Matsuda, Sexy Zone, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, Shizuka Kudo, Shoko Nakagawa, SKE48, SMAP, Speed (Japanese band), Stardust Promotion, STU48, Super Girls (Japanese band), Sylvie Vartan, Tacoyaki Rainbow, Taiwan, Talent agent, Tarento, Team Syachihoko, Teen idol, The Checkers (Japanese band), The Idolmaster, The Japan Times, The Nikkei, Tokio (band), Tokyo Girls' Style, Tokyo Idol Festival, Tomomi Kahara, Toshihiko Tahara, TV Asahi, Up-Front Group, V6 (band), Vocaloid, Voice acting in Japan, Wasei-eigo, Wotagei. Expand index (68 more) »

A.B.C-Z

is a five-member Japanese boy band under Johnny & Associates.

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Aikatsu!

is an arcade collectible card game in Bandai's Data Carddass line of machines, which launched in October 2012.

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AKB48

AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-Eight) are a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located.

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Akihabara

is a common name for the area around Akihabara Station in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan.

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Akina Nakamori

is a Japanese pop singer and actress.

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AKS (company)

is a Japanese talent agency, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Amuse, Inc.

is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services.

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Angerme

, formerly, is a Japanese idol girl group from Hello! Project, which originally consisted of four former Hello! Pro Egg (Hello! Project trainees) members that left Egg in 2010 and became full-time members of Hello! Project.

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Arashi

is a Japanese boy band consisting of five members formed under the Johnny & Associates talent agency.

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Asahi Shimbun

The is one of the five national newspapers in Japan.

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AV idol

An, also known as adult video idol or, is a Japanese idol who works in the pornographic business, often both as an actress as well as a model as the video performances have a wide range, from just the idol strolling around their house doing chores in bikinis to hardcore porn.

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Babymetal

Babymetal (stylized as BABYMETAL) are a Japanese kawaii metal band.

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Batten Showjo Tai

is a Japanese girl idol group, formed by Stardust Promotion in June 2015.

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Berryz Kobo

was a Japanese idol girl group.

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BiSH

BiSH ("Bish" ビッシュ), also known as Brand-new idol SHiT (Shinsei Kuso Idol, 新生クソアイドル), is a Japanese idol group that was founded in 2015 by their manager Watanabe Junnosuke.

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Bullet Train (band)

is a Japanese boyband formed on December 25, 2011 under Stardust Promotion.

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Camellia Factory

, or Camellia Factory, is a Japanese idol group, formed in late April 2015 under the umbrella of Hello! Project.

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Cheeky Parade

, also known as is a Japanese girl group formed by Avex Trax in 2011.

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Cherchez l'idole

Cherchez l'idole (English title: The Chase) is a 1964 French-Italian film directed by Michel Boisrond.

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Cute (Japanese idol group)

Cute, stylized as, was a Japanese idol girl group part of Hello! Project collective produced by Tsunku, who also writes almost all the group's songs.

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Da-ice

Da-ice (stylized as Da-iCE), is a 5-member Japanese male vocal and dance group signed to Universal Music Japan's Universal Sigma label.

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Dorothy Little Happy

is a solo unit originated in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan.

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Embassy of Japan in Moscow

The Embassy of Japan in Moscow is the chief diplomatic mission of Japan in the Russian Federation.

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Fairies (Japanese band)

is a Japanese girl group, formed in 2011.

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Fan club

A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well-known person, group, or idea (such as an inanimate object, such as a famous building).

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GEM (band)

GEM (pronounced "gem") is a Japanese idol girl group, and part of the Idol Street project maintained by Avex Trax.

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Girl next door

The girl next door is a young female stock character who is described as "sweet, ordinary and caring".

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Glow stick

A glow stick is a self-contained, short-term light-source.

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Hatsune Miku

, sometimes referred to as Miku Hatsune, is the name of a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media and its official moe anthropomorphism, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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Hello! Project

is the umbrella name for a collective of female recording artists under the Japanese idol entertainment company Up-Front Promotion (a subsidiary of Up-Front Group.

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Hello! Project Kids

was a Japanese idol girl group formed in 2002 as a part of Hello! Project.

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Hey! Say! JUMP

Hey! Say! JUMP is a nine-member Japanese all-male band under the Japanese talent agency, Johnny & Associates.

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Hideki Saijo

was a Japanese singer and television celebrity most famous for singing the Japanese version of the Village People's hit song "Y.M.C.A.", called "Young Man".

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Hikaru Genji (band)

was a Japanese musical idol group named after the character Hikaru Genji of The Tale of Genji.

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Hiromi Go

is a Japanese singer, part of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

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HKT48

HKT48 (read "H.K.T. Forty-eight") are a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Idoling!!!

is a Japanese TV show with attached female idol group created by Fuji TV.

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J-pop

J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.

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Johnny & Associates

is a Japanese talent agency, formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962, which trains and promotes groups of male entertainers known as.

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Johnny's West

(stylized Johnny's WEST) is a seven-member Japanese boyband.

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Juice=Juice

Juice.

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Junior idol

In Japan, a, alternatively or, is primarily defined as a child or early teenager pursuing a career as a photographic model.

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Kanjani Eight

is a seven-member Japanese boy band from Japan's Kansai region.

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KAT-TUN

is a Japanese boy band formed under Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001.

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Kawaii

is the culture of cuteness in Japan.

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Kenji Sawada

is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and actor, best known for being the vocalist for the Japanese rock band The Tigers.

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Keyakizaka46

is a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

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King & Prince

King & Prince is a six-member Japanese idol group under Johnny & Associates that debuted in 2018.

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KinKi Kids

is a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates.

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Kis-My-Ft2

is a seven-member Japanese boy band under Johnny & Associates.

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Korean idol

A Korean idol, or K-pop idol, is a South Korean musical artist signed under a mainstream entertainment agency.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子 Takemura Kiriko, born January 29, 1993), known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Kanji: きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), is a Japanese singer, model, and blogger.

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Kyōko Koizumi

(born February 4, 1966 in Atsugi, Kanagawa) is a Japanese singer and actress.

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Kyoko Date

is a "virtual idol" associated with Horipro.

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Leah Dizon

Leah Donna Dizon (born September 24, 1986) is a former gaijin tarento, singer, and model.

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List of Japanese gravure idols

This is a list of, who are glamour models in Japan that are generally more provocative than regular models and idols, though not to the point of posing nude.

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List of net idols

This is a list of net idols, someone who achieves celebrity status through the internet.

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Love Live!

School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise.

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Magnolia Factory

, or Magnolia Factory, is a Japanese girl idol group, formed by Up Front Group under the umbrella of Hello! Project in January 2015.

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Masahiko Kondō

or Matchy is a Japanese singer, lyricist, actor, racing car manager and former semi-professional racing driver represented by Johnny & Associates.

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Mass media

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

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Model (person)

A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows), or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.

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Momoe Yamaguchi

is a Japanese former singer, actress, and idol whose career lasted from 1972 to 1980.

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Momoiro Clover Z

are a Japanese idol group.

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Morning Musume

, formerly simply and colloquially referred to as, is a Japanese female idol group, holding the second highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts as of February 2012, with the Oricon record of most top ten singles with an amount of 64, and they have sold over 21 million copies in Japan alone.

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Negicco

is a female idol music group created in July 2003.

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Net idol

is a Japanese term for a person who achieves celebrity status through the internet.

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NEWS (band)

NEWS is a four-member Japanese band consisting of Keiichiro Koyama, Takahisa Masuda, Shigeaki Kato and Yuya Tegoshi.

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NGT48

NGT48 (read "N.G.T. Forty-eight") is a Japanese idol girl group formed in October 2015 in Niigata produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

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Nikkei Business Publications

, commonly known as, is a book and magazine publisher based in Tokyo, Japan.

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NMB48

NMB48 (read "N.M.B. Forty-eight") are a Japanese idol girl group that debuted in 2011 as the second sister group to AKB48, produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

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Nogizaka46

is a Japanese female idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto, built as the of the group AKB48.

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Oricon

, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.

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Oshare Majo: Love and Berry

Oshare Majo: Love and Berry is an arcade game and collectible card game from Sega, targeted toward young girls of all ages.

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Perfume (Japanese band)

is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka") and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A~chan").

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Pin-up model

A pin-up model (known as a pin-up girl for a female and less commonly male pin-up for a male) is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture.

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Pink Lady (band)

is a Japanese female pop music duo of the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring Mitsuyo Nemoto ("Mie", born March 9, 1958) and Keiko Masuda ("Kei", born September 2, 1957).

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Ramen

is a Japanese dish.

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Rock A Japonica

is a Japanese girl idol group managed by Stardust Promotion.

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Saccharin

Sodium saccharin (benzoic sulfimide) is an artificial sweetener with effectively no food energy that is about 300–400 times as sweet as sucrose but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations.

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Sakura Gakuin

is a Japanese idol girl group formed in 2010 by the Amuse talent agency.

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Seiko Matsuda

is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter.

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Sexy Zone

Sexy Zone is a five-member Japanese boy band managed by Johnny & Associates, consisting of Shori Sato, Kento Nakajima, Marius Yo, Fuma Kikuchi and Sou Matsushima.

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Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

are a Japanese girl idol group.

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Shizuka Kudo

is a Japanese singer pop idol and actress born in Hamura, Tokyo.

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Shoko Nakagawa

is a Japanese tarento (media personality), actress, voice actress, illustrator, and singer.

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SKE48

SKE48 (S.K.E. Forty-eight) are a Japanese idol girl group produced by Yasushi Akimoto.

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SMAP

SMAP was a Japanese boy band, composed of Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and Shingo Katori.

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Speed (Japanese band)

Speed (stylized as SPEED) is a Japanese female vocal/dance group comprising Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara and Hitoe Arakaki.

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Stardust Promotion

is a leading Japanese talent agency, headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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STU48

STU48 (Setouchi48) is a Japanese idol group and sister group of AKB48.

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Super Girls (Japanese band)

Super Girls, stylized as SUPER☆GiRLS, also known as are a 9-member Japanese idol group formed by Avex Trax in 2010 after various auditions.

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Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan (born Sylvie Georges Vartanian; 15 August 1944) is a Bulgarian-French singer and actress.

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Tacoyaki Rainbow

is a Japanese female idol group under the management of Stardust Promotion.

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Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Talent agent

A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, professional athletes, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists, and other professionals in various entertainment or broadcast businesses.

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Tarento

are celebrities who regularly appear on mass media in Japan, especially television.

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Team Syachihoko

is a Japanese female idol group consisting of five schoolgirls from the city of Nagoya.

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Teen idol

A teen idol is a celebrity with a large teenage fan-base.

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The Checkers (Japanese band)

The Checkers (Japanese: チェッカーズ) was a Japanese band famous in the 1980s.

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The Idolmaster

is a Japanese raising simulation and rhythm video game series created by Bandai Namco Games (formerly Namco).

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The Japan Times

The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.

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The Nikkei

The Nikkei,, is Nikkei, Inc.'s flagship publication and the world's largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million.

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Tokio (band)

Tokio is a Japanese rock/pop band formed by Johnny & Associates that debuted in 1994.

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Tokyo Girls' Style

(stylized as TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE) is a Japanese idol girl group created by Avex Trax.

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Tokyo Idol Festival

is an annual event featuring live performances from female solo idols and idol groups from all over Japan.

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Tomomi Kahara

born on August 17, 1974 in Tokyo), is a Japanese pop singer. She is famous for working with Tetsuya Komuro who gave her much success in the 1990s, which led to her deep dip in popularity after 1999, the year in which she released her first non-TK produced album, One Fine Day. Tomomi Kahara and Tetsuya Komuro dated for a few years, but they suffered from personal problems which led to their breakup. After a period of sickness, Kahara's talent agency terminated her contract on June 29, 2007.

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Toshihiko Tahara

is a Japanese idol singer, a solo vocalist, affiliated with Johnny & Associates.

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TV Asahi

, also known as EX and, is a Japanese television network with its headquarters in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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Up-Front Group

is a Japanese holding company for various entertainment companies.

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V6 (band)

is a six-member Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates.

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Vocaloid

is a singing voice synthesizer software.

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Voice acting in Japan

Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games.

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Wasei-eigo

are Japanese-language expressions based on English words or parts of word combinations, that do not exist in standard English or whose meanings differ from the words from which they were derived.

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Wotagei

refers to a type of dancing and cheering gestures performed by wota, fans of Japanese idol singers (and thus seen as Akiba-kei), involving jumping, clapping, arm-waving and chanting slogans.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_idol

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