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5:49 pm - 11/22/2012

Atsuko Maeda Meets Taylor Swift

Former AKB48 center, Atsuko Maeda, had the chance to interview popular country singer Taylot Swift for her Tokyo FM radio show- "HEART SONGS of Atsuko Maeda". The interview was recorded in Hanzomon, Tokyo and will be broadcasted on the 29th at 21:50~21:55 (Mon-Thrus).

Swift visited Japan to promote her latest album "RED" that became no.1 in the US for 3 consecutive weeks. Maeda is a self-proclaimed Taylor Swift fan, she even went to see Taylor Swift's live performance in private, and she also played Taylor's songs when Maeda had her first radio broadcast last Apr 5, 2010.

Maeda was filled with joy when Taylor said that Maeda can call her "Tay" since that's what her close friends call her. In exchange, Taylor also used Maeda's popular nickname- "Acchan".

During the interview, Maeda selects her favorite song from Taylor's latest album, the two also talked about the meaning behind Taylor's song lyrics down to fashion.

Maeda's interview with Taylor lasted for 30 minutes and will be cut in 4 segments to fit her 5-minutes radio program. Maeda expressed her regrets that the interview has to end and commented, "I love Tay the most in the world, I'm really glad that I have come to meet you. When I'm sad, I always listen to Tay's songs, it gives me encouragement to always do my best," she finished with a smile.

Taylor, who have met Maeda in Summer Sonic 2 years ago, learned that Maeda have gone solo and encourage her to do her best. "I support you all the way."

sponichi and model press translated by yours truly.


I think that this is the first time that I posted an AKB48 news from the usual Johnny's stuff that I posted. Oh well, only in Japan that there is a 5-minutes radio program, I mean, 5-minutes?! Even Johnny's got longer airtime than that.
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benihime99 22nd-Nov-2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Either Maeda is standing on something or she has some really high heels
eevaleena 22nd-Nov-2012 11:05 am (UTC)
Ehhh??? How come Acchan is taller than Taylor? *stares at the pic*
shiho_miko 22nd-Nov-2012 11:56 am (UTC)
lol i got shocked too.. taylor is sitting in the pics :P
masaki82 22nd-Nov-2012 11:11 am (UTC)
Her hair is really long from the last time I saw her (which was in the last AKB PV)... maybe extensions?
sunleth 22nd-Nov-2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
I wanna see that list of Acchan's favourite Taylor Swift songs. I'm curious.
rim1789 22nd-Nov-2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
She probably sang '' We are never ever ever getting back together '' about a possible reunit with AKB or when the management begged her to stay
lovely_tunes 22nd-Nov-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
she speaks english???
fangirlingspazz 22nd-Nov-2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
there's an interpreter seated beside Taylor Swift. Aside from "I'm glad to meet you", I don't Acchan said anything else in English.
iuuppanhut 22nd-Nov-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
to OP^: Johnny's do 5-minute program, too. For example, Ohno Satoshi's "Arashi Discovery" radio show.
citrine047 22nd-Nov-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
but in my memory's estimate Arashi Discovery last longer than just 5 minutes right? haven't listened to it for quite some time though.
ohprecioustime 22nd-Nov-2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
too much basic in one photo @__@
tha_x 22nd-Nov-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
this tired comment.
tha_x 22nd-Nov-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
get that promo, acchan.
lolufailhard 22nd-Nov-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
acchan looks gorg
karavanuemura 22nd-Nov-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
Geez! I thought she's really taller that Tswift!
asweetsymphony 22nd-Nov-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
How on earth did she manage to look taller than Taylor?
piinkkitty 22nd-Nov-2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Acchan looks amazingly beautiful here ♥
shinyflex 22nd-Nov-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't Swift like 5'9? Why does she looks so short in the pic?
bear100 22nd-Nov-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
in the first one? she's sitting.
bear100 22nd-Nov-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
didn't realize she had a radio show.
they look cute in that second pic.
taylorniw 23rd-Nov-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Ugh jpop idols would be tswift fans
dollhouse__x 23rd-Nov-2012 05:07 am (UTC)
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