Kim Akimoto comments

Posted in: Many Japan Today readers hate AKB48 and insult them every chance they get. Yet the megapopular all-girl group has tens of millions of fans in Japan and Southeast Asia. Why so much hate for the group? See in context

LOL that's why they're joining AKB48. Girl who are really pretty + get real talent/skill won't be need to be the part of this group to become popular. They know how hard the life of an idol. They can easily join agency who will promoting them in various entertainment field.. Ex. Emi Takei & ayame gouriki.

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Posted in: Asada to sit out figure skating competitions in favor of ice shows See in context

@kyu If you read her 2ch thread a lot of people crying with Asada after her final LP in Sochi.

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Posted in: Man says he stole schoolgirls' gym uniforms because he wanted to wear them See in context

It's kind of fetish

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Posted in: Uniqlo puts old clothes to good use See in context

Some of used japanese clothing go for sale in Indonesia, lol

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Posted in: Aoi Miyazaki, Sosuke Takaoka to divorce after 4 1/2 years See in context

http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2011/07/takaoka-sosuke-posts-an-explanation-about-his-life-and-recent-twitter-remarks/

There were many reports that weren't delivered to the citizens. Instead, they aired irrelevant foreign dramas, and on the morning news, they reported biased information.

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Posted in: Quincy Jones to promote K-pop globally See in context

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/09/south-korean-government-announces-plans-to-build-an-official-15000-seat-k-pop-performance-venue

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Posted in: Has Japan’s K-pop bubble burst? Weakening yen hits major Korean record label hard See in context

LOL at copy K-pop, bwahahaha... why J-pop need to copy K-pop that inspired by US pop.

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Posted in: Why does the existence of AKB48 bother so many readers of Japan Today (judging from the comments on the discussion board)? See in context

That's why Japan have term of idol group to differentiate this kind of group with the purpose to be all around entertainer from gravure idol, variety idol, actress, singer, model. I think it's great AKB48 selling "process" instead of the rest of idol group who sell finished/polished talent. Kinda like reality show + cinderella story (as another user stated)

You can watch CNN's interview of Yasushi Akimoto, Producer of 48family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uThd4Hru61o

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