* Ishikawa Rika once broke 12 concrete tiles with her bare hands, though they were designed to break the presenter stated it still required a good deal of strength to do.
* Morning Musume winning the JRA (Japan's version of the Grammy or a Brit award) for Best New Artist.
* Allegedly the {{Yakuza}} got a secret camera into the girls' changing room at Up Front Agency's HQ and tried to blackmail UFA by threatening to release the footage if they didn't pay up. UFA responded by telling them to get lost and made the music video for The Peace.