This Isn't Japan's Britney Spears MeltdownBrian Ashcraft2/02/13 3:00amFiled to: Culture smashJapanAkb48KotakueastTop3611EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF Remember when Britney Spears cut off all her hair? That was disconcerting. This week, Minami Minegishi, a member of Japan's biggest girl group AKB48, appeared in a YouTube video, apologizing and crying. Her head was shaved. Likewise, disconcerting.