Former AKB 48 member Tomomi Itano joins the dazzling array of musical guests to perform at the JPOP Summit Festival in San Francisco on the 19th & 20th of this month. Tomomi recently released her first full-length solo album, SxWxAxG on July 2nd and this will be her first post-AKB US appearance and performance. Plus May'n, AKIRA and a Japanese Kuro-gyaru group Black Diamond. Read more after the jump!
To outsiders, Japan’s infamous and over the top “gyaru” must look like one of the most extreme street style subcultures on the planet. What makes these girls tick? Now, the leaders of a major "kuro gyaru" unit discuss the history of the phenomenon, confess to tanning salon addictions, and reveal that they want nothing less than to conquer the world! Watch after the jump!
In certain parts of Tokyo, some girls already dress like it's Halloween all year round. So when the actual holiday itself looms on the horizon, the stakes to stand out get really high. Take a gander at what kinds of weird costumes are being offered this year and wonder about the state of humanity after the jump!