TOKYO – The election debate that raged across Japan for weeks has been settled, campaigners are packing up their things and TV pundits are moving on to different topics – all-girl group AKB48 has a new president. Pictures of teary-eyed 23-year-old Yuko.
But to meet them in person is to discover why an entire nation has fallen in love with the Akihabara's uncountable multitudes of song ... of AKB48, but a quartet of up-and-comers seeking to break into the next tier of idoldom. These include Rie Kitahara.
Not Yet features AKB48 members Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara and Yui Yokoyama, along with HKT48 standout Rino Sashihara. As a four-piece, they gain the advantage of not having to compete with 25 other women singing at once, which gives Not Yet’s songs a.
Minegishi, who was photographed leaving boyband dancer Alan Shirahama’s apartment, is part of the phenomenally successful girl band AKB48. Tickets to the band ... but rarely is the message so overt. A song whose title roughly translates to 'My school.
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