The attack the other day towards two of the girls from the pop band AKB48 has turned out to be attempted murder.
See: AKB48 members got stabbed at handshake event
The man who attacked them with a hand saw has confessed. Those who got hurt, Anna Iriyama, Kawaei Rina and the staff member, have all successfully completed surgery. News concerning Rina’s injuries is that she got a bone fracture in her right thumb and a deep cut. Anna Iriyama has suffered head injuries and got a broken pinkie.
AKB48 is an extremely popular all-girl idol group in Japan and it’s very common that they arrange hand shake events with their fans.
The other day there was a crime acted though. A 24-year old man managed to get himself to the handshake event at Iwate Industrial Culture Center, Takizawa, and attacked two of the girls (Kawaei Rina and Anna Iriyama) and a male staff. The victims were immediately taken to the hospital.
It has been confirmed that Anna Iriyama has suffered head injuries and broken her pinkie. Kawaei Rina and the AKB48 staff member were both stabbed in the hands.
None of the injuries are life threatening though, thank goddess.
A 37-year-old mother of two joins the super popular Japanese girl-band AKB48!
Who would have known!
But apparently they wanted to appeal to a bigger audience, more than to teens, and hence did Mariko Tsukamoto, the 37 years old housewife, get a chance to show off in the spotlight after being picked out from a pool of more than 5000 applicants. It’s said that among the applicants were a 82 year old lady. Even though I wish Mariko Tsukamoto all the best, I can’t help but thinking that a 82 year old lady would truly put some spice to the group. ^^
Read more about this at Japan Today!