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men among men tbh!!!
On September 23rd, 16 AKB48 members flew into Shanghai to attend the AKB48 handshake event, scheduled for the 24th.
The girls were greeted by hundreds of fans and reporters at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and it’s said that approximately 100 fans also waited for the girls at their hotel, calling out the members’ nicknames in Japanese.
Member Watanabe Mayu smiled and commented, “It’s my first time in Shanghai, but the support from the fans are amazing, I was very happy.” Minegishi Minami also expressed, “Live concerts are AKB48’s charm. I want to show them the best performance.”
The local media reported that there were 1,000 fans crowding the area where the handshake event was scheduled to be held; some fans had even camped out overnight. The chaos forced the authorities to cancel the event.
The event was to be held as part of the “Shanghai Japan Week 2011“. At night, a welcoming ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai, and a special cake was sent to consulate general Izumi Hiroyasu.source
Kawaii icon Hello Kitty might not have a mouth to sing beautiful songs, but she is still capable of churning out awesome music by being a disc jockey at the latest latest Hello Kitty themed store “CLUB KT Shibuya” that just opened by Sanrio in the famous fashion mall Shibuya109 building.
The themed store sells all sorts of Hello Kitty merchandises ranging from clothing, accessories to even cosmetics.
According to the company’s spokesperson, CLUB KT Shibuya was opened to let teenagers have an experience of how it would like to visit a club, since they are not allowed to enter those entertainment venues where alcohol is being served.source
Earlier, we reported that girl group KARA would be making a comeback with their 5th single, “Winter Magic“, which will become available on October 19th.
A radio sample of the song has just hit the web, and it’s kicked up everyone’s anticipations for their return!
The girls are sounding smooth in their harmonics, and there’s a greatcrystalline feel to the song that matches perfectly with the winter
On September 24th, it was revealed that Johnny’s Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa (79) accepted an interview regarding his two Guinness World Record awards that he recently received and announced, “As a Guinness World Record holder, I want to have a show in Las Vegas.”
Regarding his two awards as “most No.1 singles produced by an individual”, he unveiled, “Of course, as [a label with] ‘no.1 in the world’, I am happy.”
Johnny Kitagawa is known to be highly mysterious by many in the industry as he continued to refuse his photo being released, “as a person working behind-the-scenes”. However, he has approved for his photo to be published exclusively for the Guinness World Record and sent in a photo of himself that was taken by his agency. Not only that, he also approved the publishing of this exclusive photo to various newspaper companies after Guinness releases their book.
As for his actions, he explained, “To start up an entertainment business overseas, I believe it will be best to start from Guinness.” Although he has numerous shows such as “Endless SHOCK”, “SUMMARY”, and “Shounentachi” nationwide, he revealed, “I want to have a show that fuses all the positive aspects of every single show in Las Vegas.”