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The Year of the AKB48

At this moment, Japan loves AKB48. I don’t know why, but Japan also loves ‘Yahoo!’. It houses the largest Japanese online auction, and is apparently the most used search engine. If the title, the first two sentences, and the photo of this article didn’t tip you off already, AKB48 took …

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“Nyuki Nyuki Nyuki?”: The Mystery.

With this many views, I assume most people have seen this video…. But then after asking around, quite a few people haven’t. I found it hilarious. You decide. But if you click on the video to see its youtube page, you’ll find something amiss—there are a number of odd things …

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First Million-Selling Single in Three Years

BETCHA CAN’T GUESS WHICH SINGLE. The Recording Industry Association of Japan(RIAJ), responsible for dishing out the coveted ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ certifications, has certified ‘Beginner’ as a million-seller.  I was surprised to find that this was the million-buster single in over three years; an Oricon article was speculating this would spark …

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Finally Found You…

I’ve been trying to figure out which member this was ever since I first saw the 1, 2, 3, 4 Yoroshiku PV. As long as I’m not mistaken then it’s gotta be Mukaida Manatsu (video above) Here are some notable members I found while searching through these videos. Does anyone …

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Christmas is Coming to Town!

Hot off the press! The AKB youtube channel released a new video (yes, I routinely refresh their page multiple times a day. Did you know they have over 51,000 subscribers now??). New team K member Yokoyama Yui holds random backstage interviews during the AKB christmas cake special event. I love …

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