In Japanese, a “two shot” is a picture containing two people. Presumably friends. So, here’s a “two-shot” of two of my favorite members from the AKB48. Continue reading Oshima Yuko and Maeda Atsuko’s ‘Two Shot’!
Here is Yamada Nana’s confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo. Consider this a mini Japanese-lesson of sorts, as I explain some of the relevant vocabulary and grammar. Continue reading Yamada Nana’s confession video from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
“Within AKB, there are no individual top-class members, but when you put them together, they’re the best”. Continue reading There are no top-class members in AKB48, says Japan’s Vice minister Aso Taro
Here is Yokoyama Yui’s ending confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (Love Election). Continue reading Yokoyama Yui’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
Too long, didn’t read version: I’m re-doing the first lesson I planned to launch. Sorry guys and gals 🙁 Continue reading AKB-related Japanese lessons: an update
A recent thread over at ZigNote discusses recent photos of Miyawaki Sakura, and the possibility that she’s gotten too skinny as of late. Continue reading HKT48’s Miyawaki Sakura has become too skinny?
Here is the confession scene for Iriyama Anna (入山杏奈) with English subtitles, from the video game AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo (AKB1/149恋愛総選挙). Continue reading Iriyama Anna’s confession from AKB 1/149 Renai sousenkyo
Nihon Monitor (one of Japan’s oldest broadcast monitoring firms), recently sent out a press release tallying and ranking the number of television appearances by Japan’s most famous celebrities. Continue reading Sashihara Rino ranks #9 in most TV appearances in first half of 2014
The adult AKB48 member, Tsukamoto Mariko (38 years old), as expected, will graduated at the end of August. Continue reading Mariri announces her graduation
The title says it all. A very “unique” individual is spotted at a Nogizaka46 handshaking event. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes: Continue reading weirdo spotted at Nogizaka46 handshaking event
I’m not sure how this appeared in my news feed. Apparently, a glimpse of Nishino Nanase, fresh out of the bath, makeup-less seems to have garnered mixed opinions. I didn’t think she looked terribly different. Continue reading Nishino Nanase looking terrible without makeup?!
AKB48 and NMB48 members appeared during the opening of “Documentary of AKB48, the time has come” on the 12th (July) at Osaka’s Minami Theater. Continue reading NMB member exposition! Yukirin’s Osaka dialect sucks
Today’s July 9th release of Nogizaka46’s 9th single, “Natsu no Free & Easy” achieved first day sales of about 375,000, and ranked #1 on Oricon CD single daily ranking. This continues the streak, started by the “Oide shampoo” single of eight consecutive singles with day one sales reaching #1 rank.
Minegishi Minami will appear on “AKB48 All Night Nippon”, set to broadcast late night (from 25:00) on Wednesday, July 9th. Continue reading AKB’s Minegishi returns, appearing on late broadcast ANN