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Miyamoto Karin, diagnosed with functional dysphonia

Miyamoto Karin (宮本佳林) - Juice=JuiceHello! Project announced on its official website on July 25th that Miyamoto Karin, a member of Juice=Juice, is suffering from functional dysphonia.

Miyamoto Karin is the lead singer and central member of the idol group, but because of this alteration on her vocal cords, she is no longer able to sing accordingly.

She has to suspend her activities with Juice=Juice, for an indefinite period, to follow a medical treatment.

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A lot of changes within Hello! Project

Hello! ProjectSeveral announcements about Hello! Project were made during the months of June and July.

Its main idol groups Morning Musume ’17Juice=JuiceANGERME and Country Girls changed their lineup.

In parallel with their activities under Country Girls, Morito Chisaki is now part of the Morning Musume ’17 as a 14th generation member, Yanagawa Nanami is a member of Juice=Juice, and Funaki Musubu will be part of ANGERME.

Along with these announcements, it was announced that 3 members of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei who were going to start in Hello! Project : Danbara Ruru is part of the Juice=Juice and Kawamura Ayano is will a member of ANGERME. These members started their activities during the Hello! Project Summer Concert Tour.

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Fujii Rio was dismissed from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project

Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Although Fujii Rio announced in last May her graduation from Kobushi Factory scheduled after the end of Hello! Project summer tour, it was announced on July 6 that she had left this group and the Hello! Project earlier than expected.

Her contract with Hello! Project was canceled immediately, due to a violation of the latter. The staff of H!P noting the decision was made after discussions with her family.

Hirose Ayaka, leader of the Kobushi Factory, apologized to the fans for this sudden announcement.

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New line-up within E-Girls

E-GirlsE-Girls have made a major new line-up within their group.

This announcement was made on June 4.

The group now comprises 11 members: SAYAKA, Kaede, Fujii Karen, YURINO, Anna, Suda, Washio Reina, Bando Nozomi, Sato Harumi, Ishida Anna, Yamaguchi Nonoka and Takebe Yuzuna.

Several members of the idol groups Dream, Happiness et Flower left E-Girls.

Several graduations of members took place at the beginning of this month.

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palet become PALET and new best-of album

For the palet 5th anniversary, the group of idols of Platinum Passport announced to change its name.

The name of the group PALET written in lowercase will now be in capital letters.

This announcement was made during their regular live “palet Tuesday Night” at the AKIBA Cultures Theater on May 16.

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Graduation of Yurano Yuno from Iketeru Hearts

Yurano Yuno (由良乃ゆの)Yurano Yuno announced he graduation from Iketeru Hearts.

This announcement was made by herself on the group’s radio show, TAKE UR HEARTs, on Shibuya Cross FM, on May 18.

Yurano Yuno has decided to leave due to health issues ; Yurano Yuno suffers for several months from a chronic illness which has deteriorated since its activities with the idol group. However, she said she wanted to stay in the group, despite this, and apologized to the fans.

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Buono! announce their break-up

Buono!Buono! held the concert Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~ at Yokohama Arena on May 22

This was the last live of the Hello! Project idol group.

The reasons why Buono! broke up are due to the various activities of the members:

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Shirato Kana leaves Dorothy Little Happy

Shirato Kana (白戸佳奈) - Dorothy Little HappyShirato Kana will leave Dorothy Little Happy after a last live performance on July 23 at Mt.Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure in Tokyo.

She will also retire from the entertainment industry.

The staff added that it will also be the end of Dorothy Little Happy’s activites in the current system. Further details will be given later.

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