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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu encourages students to follow their dreams

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Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, 21, held an event in Tokyo this week to announce the release of her 8th single, “Yume-no-Hajimarinrin” and encourage students to follow their dreams.

The event was named “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu School Graduation Ceremony” as the graduation season is just around the corner. She invited 600 students and gave some of them graduation certificates written by herself after performing four songs.

Kyary also played the role of “Super President of the Student Council” and advised the students on their troubles and worries, Nikkan Sports reported Thursday. When asked by a girl who wants to be a singer how not to be nervous on stage, she said, “If you imagine that you are performing in front of potatoes, you won’t be nervous.”

To a junior high school girl who said she doesn’t have any dream, Kyary said, “It is true that a dream is something you need to find and chase, but it is also something that can suddenly emerge.”

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@HCKpro

It's so easy for the rich and successful to tell others to follow their dreams, isn't it? It's like a hobby of theirs.

Many people who are rich and successful decided to take risks to follow their dreams - and now that they are rich and people ask them questions. Everyone enjoys some encouragement to discuss their ideas.

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It's so easy for the rich and successful to tell others to follow their dreams, isn't it? It's like a hobby of theirs.

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I can't tell the difference between Pamyu's voice from any other female idol's voice, and Pamyu doesn't write the music or lyrics or actually sings live. The real talent may be the ones behind her.

But, in a less cynical way, I totally agree with her message. Girls in Japan do need the encouragement to fight to chase their dreams. If I had a daughter, I don't think she could ever realize her full potential in Japan because of the male dominated societal norms, male dominated work force, and her friends just getting knocked up and being housewives.

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Does that mean that she imagines her fans at concerts as potatoes??

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Specially in Japan, kids do need to understand that it is possible to follow your dreams, that they don't always need to follow the path someone else is making for them.

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Give the girl a break! Telling people to have the imagination to follow their dreams is a positive thing, especially in Japan where your path in life seems to be "mapped out" by societal pressures. I heard she choreographs her dances and has input on her music too. We may not think she's a musical prodigy but she's creating something. Employment for other people amongst others. She has done a lot more than other people and I have done at her age. Credit where credit is due I think.

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It's so easy for the rich and successful to tell others to follow their dreams, isn't it? It's like a hobby of theirs.

You think she's rich? She's young and hasn't been around for long.

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She's young and hasn't been around for long.

Precisely. Her achievements as an entrepreneur are impressive. For a 21 yr old J-girl, that's super impressive. Japan needs more energetic young people like her. Who do you want to give motivation speeches to teens ? Guys that are old and have been around for ever like ex-PM Mori, Ishihara, CEOs of TEPCO ?

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@Cos

LOL. True. I'd rather her than some old man.

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Really? Great job Ms. Pamyu. I hope those sudents will choose a career they like not one that "they should follow".

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's dream seems to be to palatalize every word in her name.

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Oh such profound statements. Very dreams. Wow. Sorry.

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Mind over matter... thank you Pamyu! I will start treating other people like potatoes. My advice to the kiddies... make connections! It's all about who you know! Hard work will only get you "employee of the month"! You will have this title for years while you pay back your student loans. The friends you have now, study them.. judge them... surround yourself with good looking people. Society will judge each and every one of you by the way you look. The sooner you lose the "punk" the better. Don't act "cute"! Unless you are Pamyu... then capitalize whatever you are good at! If you are lonely then get a cat! If you are still lonely then get another cat. Don't expect a job to come with your "degree"! Remember that you are a potato! So don't set your expectations too high either!

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"She's totally awesome!"

I totally agree!

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Good for her!

In addition, the financial revenues she generates through the sale of her music and concert tickets, is huge. This is money which contributes to the Japanese economy and helps alleviate the burden for the relatively poor younger generations, many of which would be her fans. She has achieved at such a young age, more than the rest of us will in a lifetime. If people are inspired by her to be motivated and live out their dreams, that's good - what could be wrong with that? Personally, I'm not into her music but want to say, good on you, Kyary.

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When I visit schools, one of the first things I say (in Japanese, but I'll put it in English for you) is something Buddha taught: "Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears." I often repeated that to my daughter, when she was young, and she's now a university honours student in political science and immigration law.

Don't deny the power of positive thinking.

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She's totally awesome! I love her songs, videos, fashion and energy.

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Kinda of interesting hearing KPP didn't have dream considering her public history. Considering half of the legitimacy associated with advice comes from who delivering it, good on KPP trying to help.

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Telling people to have the imagination to follow their dreams is a positive thing,

Assuming Ms Pamyu Pamyu was addressing a group of six-year-olds, I'd agree with you.

We may not think she's a musical prodigy but she's creating something.

Indeed she is. Cold hard cash. In that repect, she is quite a genius.

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Translation:

"Her management company bribed 600 students and foisted upon some of them photocopies written by her PA after squawking four twee ballads."

"When asked by a girl who wants to be a singer how not to be nervous on stage, she iterated her contempt for her fans by calling them vegetables, “If you imagine that you are performing in front of potatoes, you won’t be nervous.”

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