July 16th, 2012

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AKB48 reveals cover & additional tracks for album, "1830m"


It has been earlier reported that AKB48's second studio album title have already been decided. The girls second album is titled "1830m", which represents the distance between AKB48's theater in Akihabara Tokyo to the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium.

Furthermore, additional tracks for "1830m" have also been revealed, here are the additional tracklisting:

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Gender-Bending Drag Shows Attract Tourists and Reveal Japanese Paradoxes

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For the casual sojourner, Japan’s gender lines can be tough to parse.Young men sometimes brandish purses and sport skirt-sheathed jeans.

Young women strut through the largely crime- and whistle-free streets late at night in hot pants and stilettos likely to provoke unwanted catcalls or worse in New York or London.

But nowhere is the embrace of gender paradoxes more dramatic than in Japan’s so-called “New Half” shows -- dinner-theater spectacles combining the high-concept staging of Broadway with the glitz of Vegas, and the allure of beauty distilled into a largely transsexual group of performers.

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Sources: CNNGO, Kingyo, walkingenmity@yt, drugcreator316@yt

"Momochi! Yurushite Nyan♡Taisou" Debuts on Top of Recochoku Video Chart


Tsugunaga Momoko's playful video of her "Momochi! Yurushite Nyan♡Taisou" made it all the way to the top of recochoku's daily video ranking soon after being available for download. The video available for download at recochoku is a different version than the one uploaded to the official channel and it is only available for limited time.

The song was also played on recent episode of Nakai Masahiro's Black Variety where Momochi made all of the guest dance to it.

  

Momochi's catch phrase, 'Yurushite Nyan!' was voted the most popular phrase in 2011.

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