Denny Sinnoh's "Akihabara Starlight"

Denny is not joking here: I was very sorry to hear about what happened at a recent “Handshake Event”. My best wishes go out to all that were injured.

Pigeons of Osaka

I’ve been really busy this week, but I’ve been preparing posts on the AKB48 general election early report (総選挙速報発表) and their official rhythm game app. But those will have to wait, because today, there was a terrible incident.

At an AKB48 handshake event in Iwate Prefecture, a man suddenly pulled a 50 cm. (~20 in.) saw out of his bag, and attacked some members in the handshake lane he was in. One male staff member was injured, as were AKB48 members Rina Kawaei (川栄李奈), 19 years old, and Anna Iriyama (入山杏奈), 18 years old. The severity of their injuries has not yet been announced, but responding police and fire officers said that all three victims were conscious. The 24-year-old assailant was promptly detained by the people around him, and was arrested on the charge of attempted murder.

According to NHK, staff were checking that the handshake event attendees did not have…

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Comments on: "AKB48 Members Attacked at Handshake Event" (3)

  1. This is very sad, it’s something you don’t want to see or hear about. Thankfully the injuries, to the 2 AKB48 member, and staff member weren’t serious. The incident as had a big impact in Japan, as alot of the idol groups have cancelled their handshake events.

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  2. Every now and then I hear about idols getting attacked. There are some real sickos out there. What could these girls possibly have done to provoke such an attack? I guess security should be strengthened, but that will sadly reduce how many fans get to interact with their fave singers.

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