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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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Valentine’s Day feature: Single’s Day: more than a day, a journey

February 14 – Valentine’s Day – is for the lovers as well as for the sorrowful who cannot handle being without a romance (or sex) part on such a day. The rest of the year belongs to people who appreciate their singleness. Singleness: Every day like no other Out of the 365 ¼ days of …

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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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AKB48’s “Sentimental Train” makes me think about Jurina Matsui

Don’t forget to read Did Jurina Matsui make history at the recently-concluded Senbatsu Election? too. Jurina Matsui’s place in 48 music history By the time she graduates from SKE48, Jurina Matsui will have become the most famous member of the 48 music collective. Having joined the Nagoya-based sister group when she was still eleven years …

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Did Jurina Matsui make history at the recently-concluded Senbatsu Election?

Jurina Matsui is 2018 Senbatsu queen By now, you should already know that SKE48’s Jurina Matsui emerged as queen of the AKB48 53rd Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo, officially called the 10th annual AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo. All hail the Queen! Miss Jurina was crowned in front of more than 30,000 subjects of the 48 music fandom …

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SKE48 delivers 1-2 punches at the 2018 Senbatsu Sousenkyo

All hail the new queen, Jurina Matsui! The AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo (53rd Single World General Election) and 10th annual AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo have just concluded. Guess what? Matsui Jurina of SKE48 is hailed queen by the fans of the 48 music fandom. Her coronation took place just last night before a …

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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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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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