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Pop singer Amuro gives final performance in Okinawan hometown

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These people need to get a grip, seriously.

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♪Kimidakeno tameno Hero! ♬It's you Namie! You forever...

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Amuro is said she is 40 years old. Recent Japanese ladies appear young and charming. Long time ago, I was introduced a lady and had an "omiai" interview. I was told beforehand that she was 30 years old. But, the lady who appeared before me looked 50 years old. I was shocked and thought about hardships she went through in her life. Happy life make people young and charming.

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These audience living a fake, fantasy life. Wasting a life in real world.

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These audience living a fake, fantasy life. Wasting a life in real world.

Oh come on! It's pop music! Read what the fans say about what Amuro meant to them! It's a good thing!

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Young bloke on the pic will have lots of explaining to do come Monday -well Tues- morning (let's hope he isnt a tradie/truckie/factory worker etc). "Naaa, couldnt care less really, never been a fan never will be mate! Missus didnt want to go alone, know what i mean'... yeah right!

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I personally don't get the idolizing of any famous folks be they musicians or sports stars but to each their own.

People are moved by different events.

I certainly enjoyed some of her music and there should be few folks who could deny that she still is smokin' cute.

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I think Namie said that before she became famous, when she was singing in shopping centers in Okinawa, most people, incredibly, just ignored her. I think she's a great singer and performer.

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People criticising this are soulless. People have been fans of her for decades. Her songs are a thread that runs through their lives. Sweet 19 blues reminds me of my time as a student. It is like the end of an era. I didn't see her live, but probably i would have cried too

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Namuru Amie.... always gets a laugh from the school kids.

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Kumiko, you're right. Just the fact that she's been around for more than 25 years and still has enormous appeal among fans from their teens to their forties and beyond is something. I wish her all the best.

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I guess she wanted to have a nice ending while it lasted. Not every famous singer can end it this way like her. In hollywood,it usually get way more messy and ugly for those that stubbornly cling to it.

Time to enjoy the retirement and get rid of those annoying journalists.

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kawabegawa198Today  04:28 pm JST

These people need to get a grip, seriously.

Does it make you feel superior to disparage something other people like? I don't get it. To each his own.

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Anybody just looking at the photo would be forgiven if they'd thought the people were attending a funeral.

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ozellis Today  06:18 pm JST

I personally don't get the idolizing of any famous folks

Neither do I.

On NHK tonight, one of her fans said that Amuro inspired her to appreciate herself for who she is.

If anyone needs a singer to show them how to do that, something's wrong.

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kawabegawa198 Today  04:28 pm JST

These people need to get a grip, seriously.

Agreed.

If any of them lost their job and their home, would Namie Amuro help them? Would she even care? Probably not.

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Readers, there is no need for nasty comments. It's not nice.

Music and musicians have always touched the lives and hearts of people and created deeply emotional bonds! It's true the world over and has been true for as long as I can remember.

Whatever any of us think of Amuro and her music, she changed the J-Pop world and inspired thousands, even millions, during the course of her career. And unlike so many J-Pop artists, she truly was a unique star who stood out and was different. She probably is the closest thing to a Madonna that J-Pop has ever seen.

And, when it comes to Okinawa, she literally blazed the trail for so many aspiring singers / dancers from Okinawa who wanted to follow in her footsteps. She created an industry in Okinawa virtually overnight. Okinawa is a million miles from Tokyo and the music industry and yet she gave a face to all those young people in Okinawa who dreamed big.

No pot shots from me at her or all those that are saddened by her retirement. She has left her mark and will be remembered by so many for decades to come!

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@Hakman...Great comments... you’ve nailed it!

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@Schopenhaurer

Happy life make people young and charming.

Actually, it’s surgeries and heaps of make up... Japanese men know that Japanese women change their face extremely by applying make up and wiring under eyes! Yet foreign men don’t realize it. Very few are natural beauties but foreign men are obsessed with Asian women and form this preconceived idea of them being super hot!

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Good to see a Home Girl.

Live the Life; Ginowan

Okinawa

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I envy those fans that are crying.... wish I could get into something that much. Its good that they enjoyed her music that much!

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She was one of the best for decades. With all the many groups around, a solo career like hers was amazing.

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If anyone needs a singer to show them how to do that, something's wrong

Some people don't have that person to show them the way of life so they let music influence them. Not all parents are role models.

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These audience living a fake, fantasy life. Wasting a life in real world...

Arts are products of human imagination, means by which people communicate and share values. Humans, unlike other animals, enjoy things beyond food and shelters.

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goldorakSep. 16  06:07 pm JST

“Young bloke on the pic will have lots of explaining to do”

What a sexist comment. Should anyone ask, the only explaining he need do is to say “I wanted to go to her concert.”

Ironic that the very people that are putting other people down for liking a singer and going to her concerts or whatever, are spending their time making comments on the internet about it. Who appointed them to be the arbiter of all taste?

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You wouldn't understand; unless you've lived the life;

Chatan / Ginowan; Okinawa / Sunabe Sea Wall

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Do you really think this is the last we've seen of Amurochan? She's still very popular. I bet we have a comeback tour in a year or two.

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