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AKB48's new adults

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Mayu Watanabe, a member of Japan's most popular girl group AKB 48, front row center, poses with other kimono-clad AKB48 members, as well as SKE48 and NMB48 members, all of whom turned 20 this past year, after their coming-of-age ceremony at Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Tokyo, on Monday, which is Coming-of-Age Day. According to the government, about 1,210,000 men and women who were born in 1993, reached coming of age this year and the number is 10,000 less people than last year. The figure is the smallest number since the government started counting in 1968.

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must be time for the to graduate, time to make way for some fresher younger meat!? after all its all about young girls, we wouldnt want young women ruining the image of AKB 48IQ

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The girls who wear make-up look almost same.

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Wonderful. Just wonderful. a ray of sunshine at the beginning of the week.

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now ladies, who wants a hug

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Now please act like adults!

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Mayu has nothing on the girl to her left (Sayaka Yamamoto)!

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sign me up to be the Captain of Team H

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all of whom will turn 20 this year

I think it's wrong, this is those who turned or will turn 20 during the current scholar year, isn't it?

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Ugh, when will this torture END!

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20 is far to early to call Japanese adults. 30 would be just about right.

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Oh, please. Now every young lady's life experiences are going to be filtered through AKB48? Give me a break...

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Sayanee is a beauty.

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AKB, SKE, NMB... Somehow it sounds all the same... like their music. Creative ideas with names isn't their strength!

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Bottom row, third from the left...that black and red Kimono is beautiful also the girl in it too.

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@Jason Stiles That's Sayaka Yamamoto of NMB48, aka Sayanee. Talented girl. She plays guitar, has nice vocals, was in an indie rock band back in middle school that got signed to a label. You'll probably hear more about her in the future.

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