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How to promote tourism? Hire a gravure model and idol singer

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How to promote tourism?

Kitakyushu decided to feature gravure artist Irie Saaya and former AKB48 member Takajo Aki as host of their “Kitakyushu Micharii” program on YouTube.

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Needless to say, many netizens are asking the question….are people watching the YouTube videos featuring Saaya for tourism?  Or for her.

Here are a few videos featuring Saaya and Aki:

Video of high school baseball player in Japan goes viral!

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In Japan, the high school baseball tournament (Koshien) is taking place but to the surprise of many on social media, is a video of a baseball player who does something that you usually never see in Japanese baseball or baseball in general! Check it out!

 

Are you ready for TOKYO GIGANTIC GIRLS?

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Currently ongoing is the TOKYO GIGANTIC GIRLS project showcasing various models in Tokyo in gigantic format.

Check out the following video on YouTube:

SNH48 heats things up with their version of “Manatsu no Sounds Good!”

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SNH48 (Shanghai48) has released a new music video and this time it’s to promote their new single of “Manatsu no Sounds Good!”  Enjoy!

The original AKB48 version can be seen below:

You know Babymetal have gone big if the Fine Bros. are covering it!

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All over the world, people are going crazy about Babymetal!

And you know you are doing something right if the Fine Bros. does a “YouTubers React” viral video on you!

Much better reactions that the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu reaction. But great to see people not familiar with the group reacting positively or a bit of bewilderment towards Babymetal!

AKB48 KFC dance videos are still going strong!

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Sure, AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation” may be AKB48’s top watched music video but possibly the most topped covered dance song on YouTube has to be “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” and KFC continues to be emulated by various staff all over the world.

The latest video features AKB48 Cafe & Shop staff but also staff from other Akiba establishments taking part in a flash mob.  How awesome is that?

AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation” surpasses 100,000,000 views on YouTube

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When “Heavy Rotation” was released by AKB48 back in August 2010, the song would become one of the most popular hit songs by the female idol group and possibly their most controversial music video ever made (courtesy of the members wearing lingerie and kissing each other).

Fast forward to 2014 and with the group nearing 100,000,000 views, AKB48 fans took to social media and making 100,000,000 views a reality and the numbers continue to climb as of 10:00 p.m. PST.

Congratulations AKB48 for achieving another feat. and if there is one video that will always be remembered by AKB48 fans, it would definitely be “Heavy Rotation”!

HIKAKIN & Ariana Grande collaboration!

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Japanese beat boxer and YouTube personality HIKAKIN collaborated with singer/actress Ariana Grande recently.

For Nickelodeon fans, Ariana Grande may be familiar to viewers for her role as Cat in “Victorious” and in the spinoff sequel “Sam and Cat”.

Meanwhile, HIKAKIN has been on a role performing alongside AEROSMITH, Sarah Ellen and more!

But check out this awesome collab between HIKAKIN and Ariana Grande!