For This Idol, Life Sounds More Like Rhythm Hell

Famous since the age of twelve, sugary sweet idol Ai Kago grew up in the limelight. By the time she turned 18, that light had dimmed. During the past few weeks, Kago's been on television, first for Yakuza connections. The second reason is far more tragic: Ai Kago tried to kill herself. » 9/12/11 2:00am 9/12/11 2:00am

These Japanese Schoolgirls Hate Nuclear Power with a Cute Song

If you've played a Japanese video game, watched an anime, or read a manga, you've seen them: schoolgirls. Idols, in particular, are the lighter, fluffy end of the spectrum. They stand for the fantasies of their fans. » 9/02/11 2:00am 9/02/11 2:00am