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Some 48G and Sakamichi Series idols who had graduated (and I will miss)

Idols come and go but the love remains I will never forget 2018… ‘twas the year a number of idols from both the 48G and Sakamichi Series groups graduated: Sashihara Rino, Yamamoto Sayaka, Ikoma Rina, and Nishino Nanase, among others. The major idol set to graduate this year is Nagahama Neru of Keyakizaka46. (Because she’s …

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AKB48 and Google+ in 2019

What had AKB48, the world’s largest pop group, to do with Google, the world’s most popular search engine? In December 2011, AKB48 inked a deal to promote Google+, the search giant social network. Under the deal, every member of AKB48 was given her own Google+ page where fans can interact with their oshimen – literally …

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My Social Media Experience: Goodbye Google Plus (Google+)

Author’s note: This is the fourth article I have written about my experience of the phenomenon called “social networking.” Google+, Google’s failed entry into social networking, shut down yesterday. Thank you, Google+, for more than 7 years of love If it was not for an ex-workmate, I would not have known Google Plus (Google+) in …

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5 lessons business-owners can learn from AKB48

(So-called) International artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Eminem, and BTS may top music charts and sell millions of records worldwide. However, they did not rule one side of planet Earth. That turf belongs to AKB48, the largest pop group in the worldwide music industry. AKB48 is short for Akihabara48, named after the …

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SKE48: The Comeback is Real at the AKB48 49th Senbatsu Sousenkyo

SKE48 refuses to die even after Rena Matsui (one half of WMatsui) graduated in 2015. It thrives despite decreasing sales and being overtaken in popularity by Nogizaka46 and Keyakizaka46. Results at the recently concluded AKB48 49th Senbatsu Sousenkyo attest to the resilience of the girls from Sakae, Nagoya. While there was no upset (Rino Sashihara …

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12 Best Jpop Songs I’ve Heard in 2016

New year, new songs. In my case, there are songs that are the year’s issues while some songs are old gems waiting to be discovered. If I hear them for the first time in any year, I consider them ‘new’ – new to my ears, that is. Any song that is new to my ears …

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Miss Earth Angelia Ong, hurt by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s win? My reaction

Miss Earth Angelia Ong overshadowed by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach? I do not always write about beauty pageants or beauty queens, but when I do, I criticize whatever bullshit I could find regarding the topic matter. Months ago, I had written a post about my opposition to a tax exemption bill for Miss Universe Pia …

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What I can say about those graduation announcements (and my thoughts on Jonishi Kei)

A flurry of graduation news (and ceremonies) I am a Jpop listener, but I admit I am not often updated with the happenings about AKB48, Nogizaka46, and other acts that I listen to. I am not a fanatic of singers or groups. I am just a fan of songs, but I stand behind the people …

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Nanami Hashimoto of Nogizaka46 is graduating???

Nanami Hashimoto saying goodbye? That can’t be true. Hours after I celebrated the end of the 8-year title drought of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, I stumbled upon the news of Miss Nanami Hashimoto‘s graduation announcement on Facebook. She was just chosen as the center of Nogizaka46‘s upcoming 6th single, “Sayonara no Imi“. I just recovered …

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Celebrating two years of love: My favorite Nogizaka46 Songs

Love for Nogizaka46 merits a celebration This month, I celebrate my 2nd year as a proud Nogizaka46 fan. And I want you, my dear reader, to celebrate it with me. If you’re a fan of the group, I bet you could relate and would not hesitate to share in my happiness. But if you haven’t …

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