Akb48 Unleash Pvs For Minegishi Minami's Graduation Song, Wakate Senbatsu & Team 8 Songs

AKB48 unleash PVs for Minegishi Minami's graduation song, Wakate Senbatsu & Team 8 songs

The PV for AKB48 member Minegishi Minami's graduation song "Mata Aeru Hi Made" as well as the short PVs for Wakate Senbatsu 1st Campus' song "Omoide My Friend" and Team 8's song "Jitabata" have all been uploaded onto YouTube. 

These three songs are the coupling tracks to AKB48's 57th single "Shitsuren, Arigato" that's scheduled for release on March 18. Type A will include the ballad "Mata Aeru Hi Made," which was written for graduating member Minegishi, Type B will include "Omoide My Friend," a song that's perfect for the graduation season, and Type C will include a cool melody called "Jitabata." The DVDs will come with the full version PVs. 

Japan Sets Up Team For Coronavirus Clusters

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Japan's health ministry has set up a team of experts to tackle clusters of the new coronavirus.

The ministry says that clusters, or groups of people infected with the virus, may have occurred in some parts of Japan, including Tokyo and Wakayama.

Air Team Practices Skywriting Olympic Rings

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The team practiced on Friday, six months before the start of the Olympics.

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The torch will be lit in Olympia, Greece, on March 12 and transported to Japan by plane.

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Japan Rugby Coach, Captain 'proud' Of The Team

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Head coach Jamie Joseph and the 31 players held a news conference on Monday in Tokyo.

Pm Abe Congratulates National Rugby Team

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Abe tweeted that the players defeated one of the world's top teams by believing in themselves and never giving up. He also wrote that people affected by the powerful typhoon must have been encouraged and cheered by the team's brave attitude.

Japan's Rugby Team Seen Off For World Cup

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Captain Michael Leitch said he wants to fight with a special feeling as the event will be held on home turf, and he wants the fans to support them with 100-percent of their energy.

Japanese Team To Research Deep-sea Plastic Waste

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The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology set up a group in April to study marine pollution caused by plastic waste.

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The Thai football association announced on Monday that Nishino had accepted the offer to become the new head coach of the Thai team.