The only way to vote is to get your hands on one of the ballots that come packaged with certain AKB48 CDs. Unlike political elections, though, voting multiple times is not only allowed, but encouraged, and even hoped for by the band and its handlers.
And in what's known as the "AKB48 general election", the members ... why a TV station dropped a news programme to broadcast a mere rock, paper, scissors competition. When an already popular member won the competition in 2013, others asked if it was staged.
Sofa chain DFS added to concerns by warning the general election shambles would hit its profit ... but the figure represented the slowest growth since 2013, the ONS said. Shops selling household goods suffered a 6.4% fall. Consumer confidence had held.
Model builder and Kotaku reader Kevin Derken is back with a new original creation: some Totoro figures made from spare parts leftover from Maschinen Krieger model kits. He made four different versions, each based on a classic Maschinen Krieger paint scheme.
Yu Darvish’s worst career start sure sounds like it’ll be his last-ever start in a Rangers uniform. Multiple reports have Texas, struggling since the All-Star break, ready, willing, and able to move Darvish to a contender by Monday’s trade deadline.
AKB48 singer Yuko Oshima, 25, said she is "graduating" from the megapopular all-girl idol group. Oshima made the surprise announcement after ... in the top two in the past five AKB48 general elections. In the 2013 general election, she was voted second.
And in what's known as the "AKB48 general election", the members of not only AKB48 but also ... So the victory came as a surprise and reassured her that she was right not to have given up and felt justified in persevering despite the setbacks.
A candidate in June's general election today denied stirring up racial hatred by praising Adolf Hitler and calling for Jews in present-day Germany to be gassed. Barbara Fielding-Morriss, who also stood as an independent in Stoke-on-Trent Central at a by.
In 2009, the single "Namida Surprise!" ("Tears surprise ... Rino Sashihara became the new No. 1 in the general election in 2013, as the members clearly went through a generational transition. AKB48's sister groups — SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48.
Like boxed wine, canned wine is looked down upon by wine snobs, but that shouldn’t stop us regular folks from enjoying it. Canned wine is actually a much more convenient option for all your outdoor summer drinking than bottled, or even boxed, wine. These.