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Saw-Wielding Fan Attacks Famed Female Pop Group

2 of Japan's AKB48 members hospitalized

(Newser) - Japan has been stunned by an attack on female pop group AKB48—the world's biggest group of its kind. A saw-wielding "fan" lunged forward and attacked the group at a meet-and-greet event yesterday, leaving two of its teenage members in need of emergency surgery for cut and broken... More »

Japan Pop Star Shaves Head, Apologizes for Tryst

She spends night with boyfriend, might lose spot in popular girl band

(Newser) - Japan's pop-culture world is abuzz today over the tearful public apology from a member of a pure-as-the-driven-snow girl band who, gasp, spent the night with a boyfriend. The mea culpa on YouTube by 20-year-old Minami Minegishi, who shaved her head in repentance, has been viewed more than 3 million... More »

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