Saturday, December 31, 2011

Japan Opens Up To Rate Immigrants

Points-Based System May Begin Next Year And Draw In 2,000 Workers

From Newspaper Reports Tokyo - Japan will begin rating some foreign immigrants with a point system next year that gives visa preference to those with higher education and skill levels, the Mainichi newspaper reported.
The  programme may begin as early as next spring and aims to attract as many as 2,000 workers. the Mainichi said yesterday, citing the Justice Ministry. The rankings will work similar to those in Canada and the United Kingdom, the newspaper said.
The world's third-largest economy is under pressure to admit more overseas workers to mintain competitiveness as its population ages and shrinks, said Mr Noriaki Matsuoka, an economist at Daiwa Asset Management in Tokyo.

Japan's working-age population will drop to 80 million by the end of next year from a peak of 87 million in 1995, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates. "This experiment is the first step to a more open country," Mr Matsuoka said. But "even if you have the policy in place, you need to address linguistic and cultural barriers as well."
Under the plan, foreign professionals with higher scores will be allowed to stay in Japan for a longer period of time and be given priority for processing their immigration paperwork, the Mainichi said.
Specialists such as professors, doctors and corporate managers deemed highly skilled will be allowed to stay in Japan for five years and face relaxed requirements to apply for permanent residency. Their spouses would also be allowed to work in the country, according to the report.

A foreigner with a doctorate and at least 10 years of practical experience would be awarded 55 points, the Nikkei newspaper said. Another 10 to 50 points could be given based on salary and more for passing a Japanese - Language Exam. Foreigners would need at least 70 points to qualify for benefits under the programme, Nikkei said, also citing the Justice Ministry.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Impossible Resolutions

Happy New Year !

Unfortunately, I'm one of those who are afraid that the Mayan Prophecy would come true and Mankind would become extinct. Or there will be a new beginning. Either way, it does not sound too promising.
Before the world comes to an end ( That's my negatvity specking ), perhaps it's time to make a few ( Last ) resolutions. Exactly a year ago, my resolution was to cut my hair. I did, but it reverted to the haystack that it was.
:( To be honest, I've never really believed in New Year Resolutions. Every year, I resolve to be thinner, but my waistline keeps expanding towards the opposite sides of the East-West line instead. And, sometimes, northwards. A resolution, in my opinion, shouldn't be made at the start of the year. It makes the task look daunting and impossible to achieve. Those who make resolutions that are easy to fulfil would tend to proocrastinate, because we know we have more than 11 months to take up the challenge.

An effective way that I learned from a Japanese Drama ( Never Underestimate The Power Of The Media ) , is to write your goal on a piece of paper  and paste it in a place where you can see it everyday. In the drama, the young man wanted to make a million dollars to buy a house for his ill mother. When ever he faced difficulties, he would look at the paper and recall his mission to spur himself on.

Perhaps we could take a leaf out of his book and paste our resolution beside the poster of our favourite idol. For Me, My Favourite Idol will be always ~ AKB48 ~ SKE48 ~ NMB48 ~  After all, we see that poster everyday, don't we ?
Alternatively, find someone who has achieved what you want to, so you can use him or her as a role model. Don't burn with jealousy every time you see them. Channel that envy into something more positive to motivate yourself to reach the goal.

Are You Up To The Challenge ?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SKE48 Picture.

I Like This SKE48 Trip Picture.

Also This SKE48 Picture. This is SKE48 Sleeping Picture.
Both I Like It Very Much < >

SKE48 - Team S Members.

SKE48 - Team KII Members.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SDN48 Shocking News :(

On October 15th, AKB48’s sister group, SDN48 (‘SaturDay Night 48′) has announced that every SDN48 member will graduate from the group through a farewell concert, which will be held on March 31st, 2012.

Below is the translated announcement posted on SDN48’s official blog:
“It has been 2 years and 2 months since we formed SDN48, and we would like to thank you for your large support and warmhearted messages since the beginning.

In order to focus on each member’s career path, all the members of SDN48 will graduate from the group together.

Through their farewell concert on March 31st, 2012, the first chapter of SDN48 will conclude its role.

We are approaching the time where we need to think about our break point.

Though all of us will go on a new stage to fulfill our own dreams, please continue to support us.”

Since the announcement doesn’t go into detail, fans are confused over whether SDN48 plans to
disband altogether, or if there will be a “second chapter”.

Friday, September 16, 2011

♥ ~ Japanese Girl Band SCANDAL’s ~ ♥

Beneath their silky smooth tresses, pretty faces and sweet toothy grins, these four girls from Japanese pop rock band, SCANDAL, are a standout from your usual idol groups. They play their own music, pen their own lyrics, and pack a mean punch with their drumming and cachy guitar rifts.
In singapore for ther Asia tour and debut ' Baby Action ' Showcase, a second show on Saturday was added to the girls lineup after popular requests made by fans.
Decked in girly punk-rocker fashion of black and red, the four girls ( Tomomi Ogawa, Haruna Ono, Rina Suzuki, Mami Sasazaki ) who were initially chatty amongst themselves, appeared more subdued in front of the camera in their interview with xinmsn. They took turns to field questions in japanese from this reporter, and had quite a bit of fun teasing each others and making replies.
Their first overseas tour, band leader Haruna 23, shared that they are "excited to have more fans"
at their first singapore 'live' concert this time round.
L-R : Tomomi Ogawa, Haruna Ono,Rina Suzuki, Mami Sasazaki
Leader : Haruna Ono
When we ased if the girls had any pre-concert rituals to soothe their nerves before a big gig, Rina,the group's drummer replied, " Since our band was formed, we usually have this ritual before our show where the four of us will make a circle and clap each other's shoulders. That's how we relieve our nervousness. "
Smiling brightly, the youngest member who just turned 20 this year, quickly added, " Though I feel that being nervous is an important thing, and I did probably be nervous forever. "

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wa ! New Team ??? Yay ! Got My Favourite Member Inside The Team.

Team Z - 16 of 18+ members from AKB48, SKE48, SDN48 sing Kyoraku pachinko theme song "Koi no onawa"

Team A

Takajo Aki

Asuka Kuramochi

Matsubara Natsumi

Team K

Yuko Oshima

Akimoto Sayaka

Miyazawa Sae

Rumi Yoneazawa

Team B

Kitahara Rie

Sato Amina

Sato Natsuki

SKE48 - Team S

Matsui Rena

Hiramatsu Kanako

SKE48 - Team KII

Akane Takayanagi


Megumi Ohori

Kazue Akita

Sato Yukari

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yay ! ^ ^ AKB48 holds their first regular theater performance in Singapore. :)

On May 15th, AKB48 finally held their first regular theater performance at *SCAPE in Singapore. As it was their debut performance, they had two concerts; one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Around 1,200 local fans cheered excitedly as the 16-member “Singapore Senbatsu” girls performed 15 of their hit songs, including “Beginner” and “Ponytail to Shushu”.
AKB48 appeared in Singapore last year for the following events: “Animation Festival Asia” (November) and “Singapore Game, Toy and Comic Convention” (December). However, this is the group’s first “regular theater performance”.

The day before the concert, AKB48’s official Singapore shop was launched. This is their second official overseas shop, the first being in Hong Kong. In commemoration of the shop’s opening, AKB48 held a handshake event for more than 500 fans, some coming from as far as Indonesia and Malaysia.

Member Miyazaki Miho commented, “This was my first time coming to Singapore and I was really surprised at all the people who knew about AKB48. I want more and more people from various countries to support us, so we’ll do our best!”. Iwasa Misaki also shared, “There were a lot of Japanese people in Singapore who also came to see us. I want to give energy to all the Japanese people who are doing their best throughout the world too.”

There will be two regular theater performances per month in Singapore not just for AKB48, but for their sister groups SKE48 and SDN48,as well. On May 29th, AKB48 will have a performance, June 10th will be SDN48, and June 26th will be AKB48 again.

The members who participated in the first performance :

  • Team A: Iwasa Misaki, Nakata Chisato, Maeda Ami

  • Team K: Kikuchi Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nito Moeno, Nonaka Misato, Yonezawa Rumi

  • Team B: Komori Mika, Sato Amina, Suzuki Mariya, Hirajima Natsumi, Miyazaki Miho

  • Research Students: Abe Maria, Nakamura Mariko

Sunday, April 24, 2011

:) Yay ! ^ ^ I Am So Happy Because AKB48 Have Hold A Regular Theater Performances In Singapore ! :D

AKB48 has decided to expand its theater performances to Singapore!
According to theater master Togasaki Tomonobu, AKB48 will begin to hold bi-monthly “theater style” live performances in Singapore beginning on May 15th. After the second performance, live events will include AKB48’s sister groups SKE48, NMB48, and SDN48.
Information on purchasing tickets for the May 15th performance will follow shortly, so stay tuned for more on this exciting new event for AKB48 fans in Singapore!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

AKB48 French Kiss reveals one PV for their latest single. I cannot wait for it to be release. :(

AKB48 sub-unit French Kiss has just released PV teasers for their latest single “Kakkowarui I love you” along with the coupling track “Kimi Nara Daijoubu”. Earlier today we posted that several athletes will be featured in “Kimi Nara Daijoubu” and member, Kashiwagi Yuki, also posted on her blog that around 500 non-celebrities also participated in the filming. They wanted to express that in their song, so they got a variety of people to come shoot with them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Top 10 AKB48 Members

With a group of 48 members, it is really difficult for non-fans to tell apart one AKB48 girl from the next. Based off a public poll conducted late last year, this is a listing of the most popular members. A summary of each idol will hopefully help new viewers identify some of the members in the future.

#1 : Maeda Atsuko

AKB48 cover girl Maeda Atsuko has long had the most fans. As one of the lead singers from Team A, she appears in all of the group’s singles to date (and most often right in the center of videos). Other than Takahashi Minami, she provides the most vocals and boasts many solo performances in their theater shows. Apart from this, she mainly acts in low key television dramas. She is known to fans as Aachan.

#2 : Oshima Yuko

Oshima Yuko is Team K most popular member, best known for her silly antics. As with the other popular members she appear regularly at the forefront of singles. She also performs solo songs in the Team K concerts, despite her lackluster vocal performance. As part of a theatrical company, her showbiz career started at the early age of 8. She was also former junior gravure model. Oshima Yuko is rarely featured outside of AKB48 but when she is it is mostly in the form of photobooks.

#3 : Mariko Shinoda

At 24 years of age, Shinoda Mariko is AKB48′s oldest member. While other “aged” members have been forced to leave the group, she remains one of their leading members. Originally a waitress at the cafe next to the group’s theater, Shinoda Mariko is the only member not selected through an audition. Instead, she was hired after hundreds of the cafe’s customers petitioned for her inclusion. She appears as model for fashion magazines and was also the cover girl for the recent Sony PostPet television commercials.

#4 : Mayu Watanabe

One of the group’s younger members, Watanabe Mayu is Team B most popular idol. She is the only Team B member to be featured consistently at the front of the music videos. She is famous for her cheery personality. Her fans call her Mayuyu.

#5 : Takahashi Minami

As the lead singer, Takahashi Minami is the group’s strongest vocalist. She has provided the main vocals for all their singles so far. She is also the leader of Team A and thus the overall leader of AKB48. She is well known for her rough mannerisms. Measuring at only 148cm, Takahashi is the shortest leading member. She is often referred to as Takamina.

#6 : Haruna Kojima

Kojima Haruna is another popular member from Team A. She has also appeared in all the group’s singles and has quite a few singing lines. She plays small roles in many popular dramas and takes the lead role in more obscure shows. She is the next oldest member after Shinoda Mariko.

#7 : Tomomi Itano

Among all the members, Itano Tomomi has gone through the most change in terms of appearance. As one of the original Team A girls, she has been featured in all of the singles (though not as prominently as the other members). She is often seen together with the other Tomomi, Tomomi Kasai. They both belong to the HoriPro talent agency for which they play in the Xanadu loves NHC futsal team. She goes by the nickname Tomochin. She was switched to Team K at the end of last year.

#8 : Sato Amina

Sato Amina is one of the newer staple members of AKB48. Originally a fan of AKB48, she later joined the group as a training backdancer during one of their later auditions. She was recently brought into Team A, the team she supported as a fan. She appears in the latest 3 singles.

#9 : Kashiwagi Yuki

Rising in popularity is Team B’s leader Kashiwagi Yuki . She has appeared in all singles since the formation of Team B though not as prominently as Mayu Watanabe . She had participated in the audition for the 8th Generation Morning Musume members back in 2006. She is known as Yukirin to fans.

#10 : Tomomi Kasai

Former Team K Tomomi Kasai has appeared in all the AKB48 singles since the team’s formation. Her most distinctive features are her droopy eyes. She also plays for the HoriPro futsal team with the other Tomomi. As of the end of last year, she was switched to Team B.

Friday, April 15, 2011

SKE48 hopes to promote in Korea. :) But Korean netizens aren’t welcoming. =(

An unfamiliar Japanese girl group made an appearance on September 10th at KBS’s Seoul Drama Awards. SKE48 is a popular girl group in Japan, and it consists of a unique system that divides their group into teams according to popularity. In total, they have over 30 members in the final group. Seven of the girls came to Korea for the appearance, including leader Matsui Rena, Kizaki Yuria, Ishida Anna, Ogiso Shiori, and others. Sports World was able to personally meet the girls for an interview before their stage. When asked about their feelings regarding their visit to Korea, they answered, “This is our second visit. The first time we came, it was a bit surprising, but I think we have a lot more freedom this time around. We are working hard at learning Korean.” When asked why they were in Korea, they revealed, “We came in order to raise the awareness of Japanese idol groups in Korea. Before, Hallyu dramas were highly popular in Japan. Now, I think that Korean singers have a lot more popularity. We know that KARA, SNSD, and others are achieving much success. We’d like to show the charms of Japanese idol groups to Korean music fans as well. Should we receive the opportunity, we’d like to promote in Korea.” SKE48 is highly aware of Korean girl groups, commenting, “SNSD left the greatest impression on us. First of all, they have beautiful legs. We saw them often during broadcast shows and became envious of their skinny legs. It’d be nice if our legs were as pretty as SNSD’s.” Unfortunately, Korean netizens weren’t so welcoming, as the majority of the comments left were along the lines of, “Honestly, if you guys come to Korea with your skills, you guys will be chased back out,” “It’s not only you guys that won’t make it in Korea, it’s any Japanese group. Don’t even dream of it,” and “Not gonna lie, I was randomly flipping through the channels when I came across them and thought I was watching some school arts festival.”

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sad News ! =( This Is Just A Rumours. I Hope This Is Not Real. Found It In The Internet. =(

=( ~ AKB48 Team B Manami Oku ( 奥真奈美 ) Age 13. Has leave the group On moday and have a handshake with the rest of the AKB48 members on April.

Research student Kanazawa Yuki (17) (金沢有希) Although she isn’t a full-fledged member of AKB48, it’s still a sad day for AKB fans. =(

Friday, March 25, 2011

♥ ~ A K B 4 8 ~ ♥

Yay AKB48 Toolbar can download ^^ At >>>

Friday, February 18, 2011

Busy This Days....... Zzz...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Favourite Japanese Girls Group In Japan. This group in japan at Osaka is famous too. They are rock band Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar) Tomomi Ogawa (bass, vocals) Mami Sazaki (guitar,vocals) And Rina Suzuki (drums,vocals)

This is my favourite song too from Scandal

I will recommended u watch this video in full screen so the viewing will be better. Sorry if it is too blur. Hope you all Don't mind it... :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I T E - College West School

Here, Comes my school I t e ( College West )
I like it, But, the course i do... A bit stress... =(

I like the I t e website very nice neh. I do my creating website in my secondary school... Also, Not as good as this...

Ok, Now talk about enviroment... Ite is still fun for me. Always i cannot sleep... Wanted to go to school... And play and chat with my friends there... I always first one reach there because my house very near only. I stay at hume vew ave... Very near only to my school and also is near to my secondary school. Assumption English. My internation friends is also at the school of music too very near to my house... Cool ~ ! But, she went to her country already... Sad... =(

Never Mind... Now, My point and objective is to go to poly or higher Nitec i cannot just repeat again and go NS... Also i cannot stay at Nitec... I still got my goal to finish... Secondary school, i not very take it seriously but now i in ite college west. I will take that seriously... GPA must aim high... More high more better... My Psle marks so low only during my primary sch... Than, i get 85 or 84 marks... Low Hor... Noob lo me... =(

After my primary school ends. I go to assumption english school and take my n lvl because i am normal tech... My n lvl do not quite good also pass 3. But, fail a important subjects.... " Maths " ... Arh... think about " Maths "... i head pain lo... After my secondary school finish. I head on to I t e college West. That All... Now i must do better to finish what i want...

Ok ! Byes ! Got to go... And also thx's Readers for reading and my friends too. Take Care And All The Best. ^^

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Zzz...When School Starts...Zzz

Aiya... Very Very tired... When my school start on the monday... Today is the saturday and tomorrow is the sunday... My best weekends is this two days... Because can go visiting and can play. Time Has Change, And i better change my behaviours... I means the word " Behaviours " Study Behaviour is a point that i must change. Secondary school i have regret. Now, In a new enviroment. It will sure change me... And the point of study. Which assembly point, where is yr course and where is your class. Everythings, Like everyone in this world know already. Has change... =( Nervous ! But, me... Nervous i also not scare... " I am not giving up. No matter what happen... It has haunt me, due to i give up and everythings take it easy and dun care. During my Primary and Secondary school. Due to take it easy... Like those " Very Easy way of learning. I fail many things. By not having hardworking person. But, now things change for my future and the way i live. Ite Collage West, has change me and i must start be hardworking person. I never tried Before. But, i will try when my school reopen. My course is hard and i know it will be. No hard no challenging... =( That's why homework are also challenging that need thinking skills and also not a lot of people like. Ok ! Time has come for me to work hard. I will be posting again soon if i got the time. See U. Thx for reading too readers. ^^

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My New Enviroment And New Future To Go.

Sorry Readers for not updating till now... Got, many things to do and to learn.

Yes ! Going to my ite collage west was new enviroment. Got to know the place the course and the direction well. This monday going in to find my the first class. Going there and coming back home was easily. But, i got no choice just to take bus. I dun like to take bus. Just got a sense of uncomfortable. My Ite is big, got 7 eleven, got shop and save and got a very small maxtrix for the public. Maxtrix i like the name. But, it is a food court. Inside got many ofmy favourite food. Like japanese and some desserts too. Drink are sold $1 and above. But, ice kachang is quite expensive. $5 to $6 and above. Japanese food i like is ugine rice i guess is $5 to $5.30. Got many others choice there to choose too.

My course is mechtronics. T-shirt is red colour i just like same as the tie. It is new to me and i got to learn. I bad at d and t this also d and t so i better do well and go to exchange learning program in japan.

In my secondary school, My exchange program is in Malaysia at Kota Kinabaru. But, i fail to go in. Due to what... =( Due to the H1N1 outbreak in singapore. So the trip is cancel for that virus reason... what a waste. Miss it... Aiya... Miss it...

But, now... New enviroment, New friends, New school, New ways And new direction to lead to a new future of studying. I got friends in ite also. Like my group leader in facebook he is at ite. Duno he go which ite sch and what course he take. But, i will tell him again when he is free. And... Ite friends from Ite collage east. Dexter. He is a best friends to me. Learn and teach new things with him in the internet like msn is gd. So, good that he can tell me what to do even if his sch is different than mine. But, we are so called " I T E Student ".

Feel nervous... When school starts on this monday the 10/1/2011.

Got to jia yous and hope can get to poly and to get a GPA Point more. Even this course i not very like. But, there is still hope for the normal tech student. I am not giving up already. My secondary school i give up a lot. So, i did regret... For math no choice i did my best try hard but indeed still fail.

If i not like the course i still can " Drop Out " during march and i can go in to other course. My best course is computer. I good at it during my secondary school but just i cannot in. Hope i can in, if i choose to drop out. But, if i choose to drop out i waste another 1 years of studying. The problem is now. Will i choose or not to drop out and to make my decision well plan and organize.

Ok ! Now i guess all the best and hope i do well to my new future. Bye ! Readers ! Good Luck Too ! ^ ^