njp_mods (njp_mods) wrote in news_jpop,

NEWS news (week of Sep 17) - Part 1

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  • It was announced on Sep 20th that Koyama will be a regular commentator of Tokyo MX’s “Barairo Dandy”. The programme will be revamped in October, and Koyama will appear every alternate Thursday, starting Oct 10th. (Source)


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  • NEWSRING (Sep 18)NR.jpg

    • It was Massu’s turn to update
      He wrote that filming for “Voice” has ended and thanked everyone who’s been watching.
      For shiritori, he chose “room”. He said he’s been able to spend time at a slower pace at home and he’s been cleaning his room.
      At the end of the entry, he said meetings for “STORY” have started and he’ll do his best.

  • KEIICHIRO (Sep 20)K.jpg

    • Koyama wrote about “Barairo Dandy”, that meetings for the programme have started and he’s looking forward to it.

  • Masuda Takahisa no Marumaru (Sep 21)M.jpg

    • The final installation of his “Voice” related updates, including a question where someone asked how much training it took for him to achieve that body, and he said maybe 2 push ups.

  • NEWSRING (Sep 25)


    • It was Koyama’s turn to update.
      For the word chain, he chose “mukashi no ore” (me in the past). He shared a few stories of what he used not to be able to do but can do now, and that when he thinks about how he’s different from how he used to be, he feels he’s become an adult. Though he still can’t eat raw tomatoes.

  • TAHICHI (Sep 27)

    • Taichi (TOKIO) mentioned Shige in his entry about the last episode of “Bibitto”, and posted a shot of the two of them together

  • KEIICHIRO (Sep 27)


    • Koyama wrote to promote that day’s “BORDER30”, that it’s his mother’s birthday and that he went to Kyoto alone.
      He posted a photo of himself at Kyoto.


  • Some of the Jrs who backdance for NEWS (Taiga [MADE], Shion, Kishimoto, Haruki and Shindo) sent them a congratulatory message for their 16th anniversary on Island TV, and you can view it here.

  • In his live broadcast on Nikoniko on September 16th, ToshI talked about Tegoshi after appearing on Tegomass no Radio. (Source)

    • After learning about how much passion Tegoshi has and learning that he has a radio show, he asked to appear on it. 

    • Tegoshi viewed his Masquerade exhibit seriously, paying attention to each piece

    • Afterwards they went out to eat together

    • Tegoshi is completely different than the image he had of him from TV, very serious, thoughtful, and reads a lot of books

    • After appearing on the radio with him, they thanked him and gave him a written message with their signatures

    • Tegoshi can play the piano and the guitar, write music and lyrics, is great at singing and has musical knowledge

    • He praised both Tegoshi and Massu’s voices

    • The thing Tegoshi reacted to the most in his Masquerade exhibi was the Masquerade projection mapping.

    • He said he’d like to appear together with him again

  • Massu was mentioned briefly by comedian Koyabu Kazutoyo in his instagram story when he was introducing the flowers he received from “Sore Dame!”.

  • “Strawberry” topped the Oricon charts for its first week sales, making it NEWS’ 6th consecutive release to top all 3 charts - DVD, Bluray and Music DVD/Bluray. (Source)

  • Imamura Hayato (Johnny’s Jr.) named Koyama as one of the sempais he respects in his self introduction video.

  • Shige played a song by Pasocom Music Club on his radio show, and Nishiyama, one of the members, tweeted saying that they were grateful to get the exposure. (Source)

  • As part of the “Smile Up! Project”, Koyama and Massu went to Chiba on Sep 22nd to distribute food to people affected by Typhoon Faxai. (Source)

  • To keep up to date on NEWS’ activities don’t forget to check out the NEWS Schedule at the top of the sidebar!

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