“Within AKB, there are no individual top-class members, but when you put them together, they’re the best”.
Vice Prime Minister Aso Taro, during a lecture on the 22nd of July in Yokohama, made a reference to AKB while pointing out that the strength of Japanese people is when they are combined. With regards to manufacturing and the regeneration of the economy, he emphasizes the activation of local economies.
Aso points out, “Consider the Japanese features of oshin, nadeshiko, AKB48. The thing these three things share is: individually, they’re not top class”. On top of that, with regards to AKB, he says, “Foreign celebrities have better proportions, better songs, and prettier faces. Ask any pro, and they’ll say the same thing. However, when you put them all together, clearly AKB is better”. As a unified unit, taking pride in the fame of AKB, he compare this to Japan’s potential. Furthermore, “The Japanese are inferior on their own, but if they work together, they are unmistakingly strong.”, while emphasizing his thoughts on manufacturing, economic comeback, employment, and local economies.
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