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Rina Takenaka (ex-Hinoi Team) Joins a New Group

Posted by mountainoluv, 15 July 2019 · 1221 views
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Rina Takenaka (ex-Hinoi Team) Joins a New Group Through Twitter, I found out that Rina Takenaka :wub: (ex-Hinoi Team) will be joining a new group, namely, Ethnic Happy Group. I found a link on Twitter to an article about it. I used Bing Translator to translate the article. Then, I did minor editing to make it read more smoothly. The text follows:

'Rina Takenaka will be joining Enka Women's Lupinas (al...


Anja Veterova from Macedonia

Posted by mountainoluv, 31 March 2019 · 1797 views
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Anja Veterova from Macedonia In this post, I’m going to change directions a little bit. I’d like to address Anja Veterova (b. 13 Aug 99) from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (henceforth, Macedonia).

Anja represented Macedonia in the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in 2010. She finished in 12th place with 38 points (not particularly well). Anyway, here is the PV...


More about Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team

Posted by mountainoluv, 20 August 2018 · 1911 views
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More about Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team This came out of nowhere. Earlier this summer, Hikaru Koyama (ex-Hinoi Team) released an album of Disney covers. It made it to #2 on the Oricon J-R&B chart. I was surprised when this happened, for the following reasons. I was under the impression that out of the four girls who were in Hinoi Team (Asuka Hinoi, Hikaru, Rina Takenaka, and Keika Matsuoka)...


Eir Aoi's Comeback!

Posted by mountainoluv, 31 May 2018 · 1658 views
Eir Aoi, anisong, anime and 2 more...
Eir Aoi's Comeback! This is something that came totally out of nowhere, and I certainly didn’t expect it. Toward the end of 2016, anisong singer Eir Aoi put her career on hiatus. According to her announcement, she did it due to a health issue. They weren’t any more specific than that, and I wondered what her condition was. (If you aren’t familiar with Eir Aoi, she has had a...


Asuka Hinoi gets a lead role

Posted by mountainoluv, 18 March 2018 · 1803 views
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Asuka Hinoi gets a lead role It’s been awhile . . . but here is a new blog entry.

Disclaimer: I don’t know Japanese, so this may not be totally correct.

Asuka Hinoi (ex-Hinoi Team) got a lead role on an episode of a TV drama. The series was “Osaka Loop Line Osaka Kanjousen: A Love Story at Each Station Part 3.” It aired on February 20, 2018, at 12:30 a.m. on KTV. The title of the e...


Eri Kamei: Milk Carton Musume

Posted by mountainoluv, 11 November 2017 · 2013 views
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Eri Kamei: Milk Carton Musume After a substantial period of time without posting, I am back and ready to make another blog post. This time, I’m going to address former Morning Musume member, Eri Kamei.

Eri joined Morning Musume in 2003 as a member of the sixth generation, along with Miki Fujimoto, Reina Tankaka and Sayumi Mishishige. Her first single with the group was “Shabondama.”...


Perfume MIX

Posted by mountainoluv, 25 May 2017 · 2419 views
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Perfume MIX I made a great discovery the other day. In the suggested videos column on YouTube, I noticed ‘Perfume Mix [46 songs].’ I was at work, doing something that didn’t require deep concentration. I had heard of Perfume before, and I was curious about their music. I clicked on the video, and I was glad I did!

The video was an hour and 31 minutes long. I really...


Yui Momose (Girls Beat!!) in Miss Young Champion contest

Posted by mountainoluv, 01 May 2017 · 1793 views
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Yui Momose (Girls Beat!!) in Miss Young Champion contest This post will be about Yui Momose, a member of Girls Beat!! She made her debut with Girls Beat!! In Dec., 2015. At the time, the group had three members: Yui, Ryona Himeno, and Ai Kago. After a few live performances with these three members, Ai left the group. So currently, Yui and Ryona are the only two members. As mentioned in a previous post, Ryona’s...


Rinana, singer-songwriter from Kobe, Japan

Posted by mountainoluv, 09 April 2017 · 1875 views
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Rinana, singer-songwriter from Kobe, Japan I haven’t had a post about Rina Takenaka (a.k.a. Rinana) for a couple of years, so it is about time I wrote another one. Rinana is a singer-songwriter who lives and works in Kobe, Japan. She also is an ex-member of Hinoi Team. Her other activities include modelling and appearing on the radio (Kobe Radioheads). I should mention that Rina Takenaka was known...


Entertainment activities of Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team

Posted by mountainoluv, 10 March 2017 · 2185 views
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Entertainment activities of Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team This post will be about the recent entertainment activities of Hikaru Koyama, ex-Hinoi Team.

She is still working as a presenter for Houdou Kyoku, a news show aired by Fuji Television Network. They usually cover military topics. The show consists of Hikaru and two older, goofy-looking guys. They have a guest on each episode.

Last fall, Hikaru was in a s...






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