Akb48 no dating rule

And when you consider that idols are almost always attractive, outgoing young women, it seems like it should be only a matter of time until they find a guy they fancy out of their swarms of would-be suitors. On any given day, you could be recording songs, practicing choreography, appearing on TV variety programs, or meeting fans face-to-face at handshake events and other local promotions. As mentioned above, idols have a huge variety of responsibilities, and talent managers ideally want them to be so busy with those that when their workday is done, the singers are too worn out to do anything other than head straight home and go right to sleep alone, naturally. This is also why some idol appearance agreements include riders about keeping the break room stocked with specific snacks or other items the idols are fond of. The conditions are often demanded by the talent agencies in order to keep the idols from wanting to venture off-site on their own to pick up their favorite brand of tea or candy.

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And when you consider that idols are almost always attractive, outgoing young women, it seems like it should be only a matter of time until they find a guy they fancy out of their swarms of would-be suitors. On any given day, you could be recording songs, practicing choreography, appearing on TV variety programs, or meeting fans face-to-face at handshake events and other local promotions.

As mentioned above, idols have a huge variety of responsibilities, and talent managers ideally want them to be so busy with those that when their workday is done, the singers are too worn out to do anything other than head straight home and go right to sleep alone, naturally. This is also why some idol appearance agreements include riders about keeping the break room stocked with specific snacks or other items the idols are fond of.

The conditions are often demanded by the talent agencies in order to keep the idols from wanting to venture off-site on their own to pick up their favorite brand of tea or candy. Whether a little eye candy in the makeup mirror makes up for the lack of personal freedom, though, is something each idol has to answer for herself. Read more stories from RocketNews A guide to the highly improbable -- AKB48 fan shows his love the only way he knows how: In a nutshell, slavery.

And the sad part about it is that many young females are attracted to the industry that they dont care about being indentured slaves. How many of these are tried and tested tactics from Takarazuka, where manipulating and restricting women has been going on for a century? That was an interesting read, and offers a lot to be learned by those planning to spend time with a Japanese organization.

These techniques are culturally bound and manipulative means used throughout Japanese society of monopolizing people's time to ensure their exclusive commitment to the group school, organization, team, etc. Companies tend to pack schedules with lots tasks and meetings, which invariably drag on for hours, timed to start just before the end of the scheduled work day. To each their own. I don't care how funny people live their funny lives. Nor do I with whom a famous stranger sleeps with.

It's very odd that people would want their entertainers artificially manipulated. On another hand say you are a slightly odd guy in his 30s who loves silly children's music. Wouldn't you like a band who is known to date and even date people they meet and like? Wouldn't there then be a chance for you and your best friend? If they never do anything then they wouldn't even go out with you even if they wanted to.

So the sexless, never had a date Tomohiro now listens to a sexless never had a date band. You're young! It's your time to discover love, to date and to make mistakes. These are the years that shape you! To forbid love or romance is inhuman, it's brainwashing. It's better to be Taylor Swift and to be ridiculed for dating too many than to never know what dating is till your mid-twenties. To be able to love and to be loved or even to discover love is a basic human right. To forbid it is barbaric.

Some of that makes me think, "And what was the source for info on all these nefarious mindgames? Corporate Japan has always been too involved in employees lives sacrificing leisure time and having to mover away from family etc. OP Plz. They choose a ridiculously large number of 'members' so that they cater to a wide variety of otakus' tastes. How long have you been in Japan, mate? Fans, if you like an idol soooo much, why not let the idol live a normal life? It looks like that idols are suffering from neo-slavery.

More like "vaguely connected hangers-on. Also, the actual contracts the idols sign are onerous enough and the nature of the gigs and appearances are probably volatile enough to restrict their opportunities for off-the-clock socializing without anyone having to manipulate them or play tricks. I mean, why do you need a sneaky motive to provide the idols with their favorite snacks in the dressing rooms?

The stuff that's vetted as true already damns the idol industry without rumors and anonymous whistle-blowers making these kinds of claims. Not many of which could be redressed legally, if you'll notice. I think that's an important point. Rather than attacking the legality of the contracts and paperwork and start the ball rolling towards idols controlling their own destinies via more equitable contracts, we get these conspiracy theory-level things no one could really do anything about.

Juicy stuff to justify the hate-watching, but nothing that requires anyone actually get involved. This is exactly what this country is about. Control-freaks unite. And the saddest part is that the sheeple willingly go along with it. I despise bullies and here the number of bullies per square mile must be the highest in the world. How much do these girls get paid to put up with these sub-humane conditions?

How can Japanese laws allow this is out of my mind, no wonder some are calling this country "medieval". This is probably one of the most manipulative articles I've ever read. First of all, idols when they sign their contracts and enter into the idol world know the routine. They know the agreement and commitment they have to do what they are doing and keeping out of relationships for themselves.

I love how nobody bats an eye at the fact that the same conditions for idols apply to those who enroll in military and have to endure months of "basic" training without so much as even looking at an attractive female. The whole point is that the idols are doing a JOB, one that is demanding of their time, and the way the management helps keep the idols focused, using these kind of tactics if this is even true, as people speaking on conditions of "anonymity" allow a lot of freedom to say whatever without actually having anything to back it up.

That's more suspicious than what's suggested the talent agencies are doing, IMO , I feel, is very smart. Kind of like how you have to be manipulative when you're a parent in order to get kids to do what you want them to do. Anyone who disagrees with me there probably isn't a parent. Both idols are very much alone often, living by themselves, having to do grocery shopping for themselves, and don't have management breathing down their necks every five seconds.

They have PLENTY of alone time to do whatever they want, including finding a boyfriend, if they don't want to be idols anymore. But the fact is, they don't want to do that, because they are driven to try and find success as musicians and idols. It's something nobody here apparently understands, because you would rather take the word of a person who is "anonymous" than watch an actual documentary showcasing how idols really live and work in Japan.

If you took five seconds to actually see what it's all about, you wouldn't be calling this kind of thing disgusting, you would realize it's all a fun, interesting subculture with its own set of rules that all make sense in the context of the subculture it predicates. Many of these girls are in their early to mid teens. The long work hours alone, not to mention exploitative contract clauses, are most certainly strictly forbidden under Japan's child labor laws and other worker protections.

This is obviously yet another matter of a lack of enforcement of human rights issues rendering these laws toothless. This article is about keeping idol singers from romantic relationships - not about politicians. These seems counter-intuitive to a degree. If it is known that idols have no chance of going out with anyone, wouldn't fans lose hope in ever going out with them? If an idol were to date a fan from time to time, that would supercharge hope for other fans I would assume. Also, how many members from the various idol clans are now porn stars?

Great industry. Giving young girls a chance to really follow their dreams to become objectified What a crock of crap. Are they serious? Christ, japanese logic and practices here never cease to entertain me. The documentary I was referring to wasn't done by AKB. It was done by an objective third party production company. So now on top of idols being fake, you are going to say other companies that have nothing to do with idols are also not trying to show anything objectively?

Also, the porn argument doesn't really work with idols. Take AKB for instance. So yeah, porn objectifies women, sure, I suppose you could argue that, but the idol industry empowers women to be exactly who they want to be. There's way more than five girls who have gone on from AKB to now become exactly what they wanted to be, such as solo artists, seiyus, and big time movie actresses, all of which would've been hard to do had they NOT been in AKB.

Also, to compare the idol industry to slavery is insulting to the millions of people worldwide who either were actual slaves or are slaves currently. Girls sign up to be idols, they can get out anytime, and they are expected to work their butts off while being idols. I think the real issue is that so many of us are trained to think that teenagers should sit on their butts at home, watch tv, and work as little as possible, instead of actually hold real jobs and do work they can be proud of later on in their lives.

And in Japan, this makes total sense that the girls work to the point of sheer exhaustion, as Japan values work above everything else, even at the expense of not having real relationships. You could probably argue that is what's wrong with Japan as a whole nation, but I would argue counter, that most people in this world have lost the will to work, and expect everything to be just given to them by their parents, or by society. Good for these idols who work long hours to achieve their dreams, and good for the managers who help make it happen by keeping the girls focused on their VOLUNTARY jobs.

I appreciate the works of several female western artists. But I ain't gona throw a tantrum if they decide to live normal lives and have boyfriends. What's wrong with these fans and japan's infamous entertainment industry? Sadly though, whenever any of the girls get any, are found out and chucked out, there are plenty more for the band where they came from. Utterly incoherent and baseless? And I'm hardly being preachy, as that implies I'm trying to sell you on an idea. I'm not, but it's really frustrating when misinformation is spread not only about something I love, i.

And you can expect that any single time there is anything involving AKB or about painting idols or the idol industry in a negative light here on JT, I will be here to inject reality into the conversation. And by the way, sighclops, it's against JT's terms of use that when you comment, you insult people on here like you just did to me.

Dating AKB the J-pop cult banned from falling in love. Teenage sex symbols pay the price for breaking draconian dating rules Make no mistake — taking over Japan is exactly what AKB48 has achieved in recent years. AKB48's Minami Minegishi shaved her head and made a tearful apology online for having a boyfriend.

It is the norm in Japan that idols are forbidden by their management to be in a love-relationship: The no-dating policy is perhaps one of the main reasons idols tend to graduate before they reach their 30s. They want to be in a relationship and get married too!

A year-old female singer was sued for damages by her management company for a claim of 9. Even taking into account the unique circumstances of being an idol, prohibiting such associations is going too far.

The all-girl idol group, which has dominated the music charts for the past couple of years, maintains a self-imposed rule that forbids members from dating. While the hair stunt had many questioning the act as well as the no-romance rule, Minegishi stressed that no one forced her to cut her hair off. AKB48 was formed in as the brainchild of media producer Yasushi Akimoto.

The No-Dating Policy for Japanese Female Idols

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