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Man arrested for threatening to kill AKB48 spin-off group member

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Not the sharpest crayon in the Box

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Last December two people were arrested for allegedly assaulting another NGT48 member, Maho Yamaguchi, who left the group on Saturday. AKS Co., a management company for NGT48, came under criticism for its handling of Yamaguchi's case as it did not reveal the incident until she referred to it in a Twitter post.

What is it with this "spin-off" group? Seems like NGT48 has more attention being paid to it, than the "originals".

Are these "idols" worth it?

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These creepy 'idol' groups' soul purpose to sexually exploit young girls. Are they surprised they attract creepy fans?

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And there you have it. Just as usual, election, tax, other political news starts up and something like this will dominate the TV. Happens all the time.

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since1981 - And there you have it. Just as usual, election, tax, other political news starts up and something like this will dominate the TV. Happens all the time.

So so that’s what I’m missing out on by not watching TV? I’m so disappointed, NOT!

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It's growing, growing a lot than my hair on my body or grass in my garden.

There will soon be LDN48, PRS48, and CHN48 & USA48 will have even more, then something48 from Africa....

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Disillusioned Today  07:16 am JST

These creepy 'idol' groups' soul purpose to sexually exploit young girls. Are they surprised they attract creepy fans?

Sounds a bit close to victim-blaming.

I am no fan of these idol groups either. But their existence doesn't cause people to commit crimes, or to threaten to commit them.

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Enthusiastic fans do something unexpected.

It must be something common to all countries.

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I mean, I know their music is awful, but death threats?

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@BackpackingNepal

There will soon be LDN48, PRS48, and CHN48 & USA48 will have even more, then something48 from Africa....

The UK, France, and USA don't care about J-pop or Japanese idols; they are all K-pop territories where BTS and Blackpink rule. Actually the BTS is called the second coming of the Beatles in the US. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WED4_LAAWk

There was actually something akin to CHN48; it was based in Shanghai and was called SNH48.

Except that the Chinese partner partner broke off with AKS once SNH48 took off in China and ran with it, stealing the SNH48 brand in the process.

If you are interested in SNH48, then take a look here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pr1S7M7gdI

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Kazuki Domoto was arrested for threatening Yuka Ogino...by sending a letter to a news organization by fax on May 9 suggesting he would kill her.

Domoto from Kyoto Prefecture admitted to sending the fax but denied any intention of killing Ogino.

That's going to stand up in court!

"Yes your honor, I sent a fax suggesting I would kill her, but I had no intention of doing so."

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