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Re: Anna Iriyama & Rina Kawaei attacked at HS event
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2014, 12:13:22 AM »
Hoping to bring a little bit of closure to this whole incident...


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AKB48 to resume handshake event starting July 5
June 30, 2014

King Records has announced that popular idol group AKB48 will hold their handshake event on July 5 at Tokyo Big Sight.

Since the slashing incident that took place in Iwate Prefecture on May 25, all the other handshake events in places such as Nagoya had been postponed.

There will be increased security and metal detectors at the event, and allocated storage for bags during the handshake itself. With increased security, the organizers have concluded that it will safe enough for AKB48 to carry on their handshake events.

Future handshake events will depend on how the July 5 event pans out.


Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
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- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/06/akb48-to-resume-handshake-event-starting-july-5
- http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/culture/20140630-OYT1T50148.html

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Re: Anna Iriyama & Rina Kawaei attacked at HS event
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2014, 03:45:27 PM »
^ New strict rules/procedure for the handshake laid out on the official blog: http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-11888357905.html

Strict size limits on the size of your bag your are allowed (and only one bag) of 90cm total sum of length + width +height.

No knives, scissors, penlights, alcohol, explosives etc. (think it said no bottles or cans but then confused about the next rule).

If you bring your own drinks, you have to taste them in front of the staff.

Full baggage inspection by staff.



Go through a metal detector.

Then a frisking



Then you've got to leave your bag somewhere...



Then walk with your palms face upwards...



Then for the handshake, the member is behind a funny barrier.... you can't cross arms to shake, put your hands on the table, can't shake both hands, have to have one hand on the railing and one hand shaking their hand...



Then you can pick up your bag......

(oh yeah, you gotta remove rings and things like that as well)
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 03:52:20 PM by Jul3 »

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Re: Anna Iriyama & Rina Kawaei attacked at HS event
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2014, 07:06:14 PM »
^OMG, that's so strict; even stricter than American TSA when you have to fly internationally.

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Re: Anna Iriyama & Rina Kawaei attacked at HS event
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2014, 06:43:37 PM »
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If it helps to guarantee the safety of the members at these events, then it's worth it. Besides, this may only be something that they do temporarily. As time goes on, they may adjust the procedures so that they don't need to do as many inspections.


At any rate, CROSS-POSTING.
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6 members will be absent from AKB48's upcoming handshake event
July 2, 2014

After 41 days, AKB48 will resume their handshake event on July 5 at Tokyo Big Sight. Their official blog has announced 6 members who will not be participating in the upcoming event.

Iriyama Anna and Kawaei Rina are still recuperating from their injury, while Minegishi Minami is devoting herself to treatment for kidney cyst. NMB48's Miura Arisa will be absent due to her studies. NMB48's Yogi Keira and SKE48 Kenkyuusei Sora Miyuka have both graduated.

A message of apology from the group and staff to the fans say, "We apologize from the bottom of our hearts for causing trouble to those who were looking forward to it, and also for giving this notice just before the event."


Source: Oricon
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- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/07/6-members-will-be-absent-from-akb48s-upcoming-handshake-event
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2039357/full/

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