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Justin Bieber looking forward to coming to Japan

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Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber, 17, announced on his personal Twitter feed this week that he is to perform concerts in Osaka and Tokyo.

Many performers have canceled concerts since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and because of the ongoing nuclear crisis. Some members of Bieber's crew were reported to be reluctant to come to Japan out of fear of radiation from the Fukushima power plant. However, Bieber's manager told the press, "We don't want to waste this golden opportunity for Justin to come to Japan and, more importantly, we don't want to disappoint his fans who are waiting to see him."

Bieber is scheduled to play at Zepp in Osaka on May 17 and then at Tokyo's Budokan on May 19.

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Excellent! I can't wait to see this spoiled Canadian brat in person!

I wonder if he forcibly made his crew come to Japan. Or if he threw a temper tantrum! We'll find out soon enough!

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I've never heard of him. Are there enough fans here to fill the Budokan?

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I've never heard of him.

shinjukuboy -- funny. But not the slightest bit ironic coming from someone in Japan, where a high percentage of the males celebs, as well as the younger male population at large, look as "feminine" as him.

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OMG... I was going to make a joke about his hair and the risk of it to turn into a greenish color from 'radiation', but it doesn't seem appropiate.. LOL.. So I guess we'll have the new "princess" of pop soon at here huh? hahaha!!

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I dont understand all the hate. Did he do something wrong? At his young age he achieved more than all the haters here will achieve together. Btw im not a fan. heh

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papiqiulio; Not liking someone does not have to equate to hating. Too many people say that these days to those who disagree with them. mr Bieber recently made homophobic comments that upset a lot of people. He also said he is the kurt Cobain of today. 2 good reasons to dislike.

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@stevepfc: see, now THAT I didnt know. Brings a whole different perspective.

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“We don’t want to waste this golden opportunity for Justin to come to Japan and, more importantly, we don’t want to disappoint his fans who are waiting to see him.”

Translation: We couldn't get a gig under normal circumstances. :p

IIRC, he was out here not too long ago, hope he is felling better so that he won't throw up again during a concert.

Personally don't matter if he comes again or not.

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Dye his hair black, touch him up with eye shadow and give him a sneer...

He is now Koreas new favourite singer/actor/movie star

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Justin Bieber = Coming, Anthrax = Cancelled, = JB way more hardcore than Anthrax!! As for all you haters above, you love him. Of course you love him!! Why else would you spend your time reading, and commenting on a page dedicated to him. Spread the Love guys!!

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I'm pretty sure most people I know can safely say they HATE him. Which disturbs me, as the ones who do say that can't find a reason other than that he's young and makes silly pop songs. I don't get it.

Either way, good for him. I've got no hate for the Biebz.

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kokorocloud.

I listened to a few songs as I was asked about my thoughts. Lets just say I still listen to the originals of the songs he covers.

For some songs I prefer the cover by a certain artist but in most cases I go with the original and I don't see a reason by different version of a song/artist I love.

Might be old age though.

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Throw a water bottle at this kid.

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Zenny11 -- And you know, that's totally fine. I've heard a few of his songs and I didn't hate them, I just don't think he's that bad. But that doesn't mean everyone has to like him. Like stevepfc said, not liking is not the same as hating. People seem to have a lot of vitriol for this kid though, and I just don't get why. Stooping to comments about his gender and sexuality just seem really unnecessary and unwarranted, but we're all entitled to our "opinions", of course.

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He got pelted with eggs in Australia

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I bet he has Haribo gold-bears and a couple cases of Heineken on his backstage rider.

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The spoilt brat is coming to Japan again...?!

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"Canadian pop idol"?? More like "International Music LEGEND"!!!

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Not a fan of Justin Beaver - but I'd imagine he will become the next big thing with J-women. I believe he is also wildly popular with gay guys in western countries.

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"He got pelted with eggs in Australia"

He certainly won't get that here, deserved or not. I can just imagine all the shrieking young girls mobbing him at the airport -- the shrieks will almost reach the pitch Bieber does himself in his 'music'.

How spoiled little hacks like him get so famous I know not. I hope he winds up like McCauley Culkin in the end.

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because fans in japan dont hate???

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Saw a sneak preview clip of his acting performance on CSI, and he was terrible. Heard that he was a little brat on the set too. He may one day end up like Lindsey Lohan; in jail.

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I wonder if throwing up on stage will become a permanent part of his act.

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respect to the people who make dinero from this plastic pop waste of space. Here today, gone tomorrow, cash in while you can

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Well we're not looking forward to it. Prepare your eggs!!

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Heads up to Prime Minister Kan. Invite this bloke to dine with you!

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stevepfc, if his homophobic remarks are reported over here, he'll lose his fan base. boy-boy love is all the rage among his presumable almost entirely young female fan base. Just watch the latest smash hit anime 世界一初恋 (the worlds number 1 first love(?)). They'll abandon him like a hot potato.

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BL has been kinda major here for some time, they even got cafe's catering for that.

Ikekuburo Mandarake has one shop dedicated to it.

And, yes, the fan-base is female.

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OK, so I watched a view of JB on U-tube. Not my type of music, but OK I understand.

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JB is very young and has many fans, most of whom are young girls

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Oh, leave the guy alone. He's been hugely into music since he was a little beggar and self-promoted on You-Tube leading to unheard of fame. Let the guy enjoy it. Whom among you wouldn't want a piece of that ? Fame and fortune. Not for me you say ?

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Justin, please perform at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant...the workers there needs a worthy entertainment from a good talent like you!

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Long after Mr. Bieber star has faded and he is long forgotten as a singer, people will still be trading tapes of the Grateful Dead.

I feel good about that.

Taka

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He is milimeters from becoming a new-half.

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I've been around for a few years and have seen many versions of "the next big thing" come and go. The kid's cute, he can sing ok, whatever. If I could deliver a message to him, it would be something along the lines of "save your pennies, kid... it's a short ride."

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How about some Fukushima wagyuu for him? And don't forget the spinach. But ringostar, we don't want to kill the poor blokes dealing with the nukes. They're risking their lives as it is.

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