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Former AKB48 star Watanabe retires from showbiz over health reasons

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We have terminated her contract? How about phrasing it she is having troubles due to our demands and we now find her unable to meet our demands so we are no longer going to pay her as she is unable to make money for us.

Hope she moves on to a happy life we all deserve that.

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Who?

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We have terminated her contract according to her wishes, putting an end to her time in show business,

...and if she pushed for this against the wishes of her agency, they literally mean she will never work in show business again.

These agencies are the lowest of the low.

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Isn’t she the one whose mother was dating 15 year old boys?

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Isn’t she the one whose mother was dating 15 year old boys?

No that's the other girls Mother.

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I have a Coffee Mug with a picture of her during her AKB48 time.

I bought that Mug long time ago at AKB48 store in Harajuku.

That store was closed already probably 5 years ago or more.

I keep this Mug like a treasure!

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This is the most important news in Japan today!!!

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Not official, unless it was FAXED!

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Most probably stress. I feel sorry for people who are so desperate to go into this industry.

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I keep this Mug like a treasure!

I'm sorry!

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@Yubaru

First you asking "Who" and the you said "I am sorry"?

About your "Who", you are kidding me right? If you live in Japan and you don't know who she is, I recommend that start to integrate here.

Your post, "I am sorry", I don't understand.

I guess you are jealous of my MUG, right?

But "I am sorry", it is not for sale!

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@starpunk

I agree that these kind of idol groups are no musical artists.

But do you agree, that in case of Watanabe's former group AKB48, they had a much more bigger success than ELO?

Bye the way I like ELO. Currently not, but in my teenager times. Songs like "Mr. Blue Sky" are really great even these days.

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Health concerns? 

More like her managers deemed her to be too old and wanted to make way for fresh blood.

Look out for a po*n debut sometime soon.

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People who know every idol under the sun, but that’s all.

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Maybe she is going into the Delivery Health business

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Oh no. This makes me so so so sad.

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Yubaru - MAYU WATANABE, MAYU WATANABE, MAYU WATANABE. That should help you remember her.

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Don't they retire you at 25 in the entertainment industry? Old Christmas cake and all that.

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She should work for herself - decide for herself when or where to go in showbiz

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Health reasons could mean pregnancy. But in traditional Japanese Oyaji Salary man terms that means "Health Reasons".

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She was one of the best 48 idols. She will be back soon with new projects

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First you asking "Who" and the you said "I am sorry"? About your "Who", you are kidding me right? If you live in Japan and you don't know who she is, I recommend that start to integrate here. Your post, "I am sorry", I don't understand. I guess you are jealous of my MUG, right? But "I am sorry", it is not for sale!

I take it you have a hard time with understanding sarcasm! I dont want to cause you any trouble by trying to explain the reasons behind my "short" replies here, as I think it might cause a hemorrhage somewhere.

And jealous of a mug cup?

Now I really AM sorry!

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YubaruJune 2 07:55 am JSTWho?

Here today, gone tomorrow. Won't be remembered 30, 40 years from now.

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Wow I haven’t heard about AKB in like 5 years. How are they doing these days? Is Kojiharu still there?

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Here today, gone tomorrow. Won't be remembered 30, 40 years from now.

Who? Forgot already!

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shogun36Today 02:07 pm JSTWow I haven’t heard about AKB in like 5 years. How are they doing these days? Is Kojiharu still there?

See my previous post.

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