This is probably the most frequently asked question to me. Why does a terrorism researcher, like you, become a fan of AKB48? To be honest, I often laugh at this question and rarely give a proper answer. I tend to avoid talking about AKB48 to people who are not really familiar with it. I… Read More Why does a Terrorism Researcher become a Fan of AKB48?
On November 21st, I visited Japan for the ninth time. It was my second trip to Japan this year. Obviously, meeting Muto Tomu and Muto Orin was my main reason. It is almost certain for me to visit Japan in November because both Tomu and my birthdays are in November. Japan is my favourite destination… Read More 10 Days Trip in Japan: Tried my Luck for Muto Tomu’s Seitansai
In Mid-2019, it was announced that AKB48 would hold its first solo concert in Taiwan on October 2019. Taiwan had always been on my bucket list for travelling, but I had never had a chance to visit it. I frequently asked my family to go to Taiwan, but they barely showed any interest. When AKB48… Read More AKB48 Concert in Taipei: First Time Watching Tomu in a Concert
Last month Muto Tomu showed a birthday message album given by the seitansai committee for her 24thbirthday. The seitansai committee took months to finish the birthday message album due to multiple tasks in order to create a perfect album. For instance, they discussed the album’s concept, designed the album, collected the birthday messages on various… Read More My Experience as a Seitansai Committee from Overseas: What Do I Do?
Shinozaki Ayana’s tweet about the bond between Korean and Japanese fans prompted me to write about this blog post. As a summary, she highlights how the Japanese fans are very welcomed to the Korean fans and encourage to do their best together in a SHOWROOM event. I’m not Ayanan Oshi, but I can totally relate… Read More Friendship: Language Barrier Doesn’t Matter
Here I am again, writing about my latest trip to Japan. This time I went to watch Muto Tomu’s stage play “Bakumatsu Taiyouden Gaiden” and also went to handshake events in Makuhari Messe. I spent three days in total for AKB48-related-event and two days travelling with my brother. Actually, I felt bad with my brother… Read More A Reunion with My Support System: Muto Tomu and Muto Orin
Today I attended a seminar in my office about Japan’s security policy. Frankly speaking, I rarely join a seminar in my office due to my workload. You may think that the word “Japan” is the only reason why I came. But it was also a way to appreciate where I am now. Yes, I am… Read More From Tokyo To Singapore: Appreciating My Failures