Since 2010, members of idol group AKB48 and its sister groups have duked it out in paper-rock-scissors competitions or “janken taikai” in Japanese. “Janken” means paper-rock-scissors (“taikai” means “tournament”), and while I played this.
The event, AKB48 Group Unit Single Soudatsu Janken Taikai, was held on October 10 at World Memorial Hall in the Kansai Region. The tournament allows competitors to battle their through rounds to win the spot at the forefront of the very popular Japanese.
What most people did not know was this was a contest that decided which member of wildly popular Japanese girl group AKB48 would get to front the band ... she didn't come close to winning this game of chance. In 2010, she came 12th in the rock, paper.