A Japanese starlet who shaved her head and issued a tearful YouTube apology after spending the night with a man was scrambling on Friday to redeem the girl next door image of all-female group AKB48 . Pictures of the roughly-shorn head of Minami  .
In October 2009, "RIVER" became the group's first No. 1 single on the Oricon chart. AKB48 also won its own berth on the ... You didn't throw away the tickets!" said member Minami Takahashi to about 500 fans from the early days. The premium tickets.
They enter the room one by one, wearing the impeccable school uniforms that are AKB48's trademark. Today, four members of the group are here to talk about Japanese pop stardom. Not just any four, either—there is Minami "Takamina" Takahashi (18), soon-to.
The frequently rotating members — AKB48 has as many as 88 at a time, all ranked according to their popularity with fans — sing pop songs with provocative lyrics and pose on magazine covers in bikinis. Members ... In 2013, one of the girls, Minami.