The newspaper noted that Taichi isn’t the first Johnny to get married, but the first to hold a formal press conference to announce it.In 2007, V6’s Inohara Yoshihiko held a press conference with his wife Seto Asaka to announce their marriage.The women’s magazine Shukan Josei thinks the press conference may’ve been a calculated move on Taichi’s part to further his career as a television host.In 2010, Yoshihiko became a host on NHK’s morning show “Asaichi”, and ratings grew, in part because of his image as a family man since his marriage.While plenty of these group dates are fun and friendly affairs, where the worst that happens is awkward morning-after LINE conversations reminding each other of terrible karaoke, women do have to look out for themselves.
In the historic bill passed by the Japanese parliament, the 83-year-old Akihito will be allowed to leave the throne, likely by 2018.I didn't know what to do, so I decided to shave my head without telling other band members or my agency.I don't expect to be forgiven by doing this, but the first thing I thought was that I didn't want to quit AKB48." The article in question came out in the Shukan Bunshun magazine last week, and showed alleged photos of Minegishi leaving the house of boy band member Alan Shirahama.A Japanese pop idol, hair freshly shaved to the skin, takes to You Tube and bursts into tears as she begs for mercy over her transgression."My name is Minami Minegishi of AKB48 Team B," she says, referring to the hugely successful group she became a founding member of seven years ago.
"Regarding the article that will be released today, I am so sorry for worrying my band members, fans, staff, family, and everyone else." She bows in contrition for a full eight seconds — slightly longer than, say, Sony’s Kaz Hirai did when apologizing for the massive Play Station Network security breach in 2011.