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Exhausting... and worth it!

I’m sorry to be late.

We are back from Thailand to Japan today’s afternoon…

I miss Thailand…

Good Morning in many, many languages

I really felt that OKAERI (Welcome home.) is such a happy, warm word.

TADAIMA (I’m home.), ITTEKIMASU (I’m going.), OKAERI (Welcome home.),

ITTERASSHAI (Have a nice day.), ARIGATO (Thank you.), GOMENNE (I’m sorry.),

MATANE (See you again.), Although they are such simple words,

when I heard them from fans and staffs in Thailand,

I was so touched to be crying… ARIGATO ”(/´ . `\●)”


(241st day of 2017)

The first day of the final rehearsal towards our performance at JAPAN EXPO IN THAILAND 2017, the collaborative performance, and our MV shooting…

It’s so hot…I’m melting…


(242nd day of 2017)

Today is hot, but I feel a cool breeze, and it’s comfortable in the shade.

From the early morning, the Media was full of discussion of the North Korean missile passing over Japan…Some people might be scared…

Today before the rehearsal,

I sat at a small square and spent some relaxing time, what I haven't done recently.…

Then I headed to the studio, and found it was the wrong place.

I rushed and jumped on a train, and made it in time.

Well, it happens once in a while!


(243rd day of 2017)

From today, until Sunday, we’ll be in Thailand. I left home at 4:40 am, It was still dark…

This time we fly from Narita.

We haven't used Narita for a while…It’ll be about 6.5 hrs flight.

The schedule is full till Sunday…

we will all do our best!

Everybody in Thailand, I'm so excited to see you all!

May a nice wind blow to you all…

We arrived at the hotel, and 20 minutes afterwards, we started shooting the MV.

How will the Video come out…?

We are all exhausted, and it’s just the first day…


(244th day of 2017)

Today, we left the hotel at 6:15 am.

The road was wet with early rain, but the sky was blue.

This morning, we were on a live TV show at Channel 3, then went to the next place to record an interview…

then next, recorded a TV Show, the one we appeared last year… and the last for today, recording a show at Channel 9.

Early evening, we went back to our hotel for some rest… then went out for the Video shooting!!

Being drenched with sweat, we went to the Venue for the rehearsal with the BNK48 members.

After the rehearsal, the Video

shooting continued.

Our second day in Thailand was full of sweat till late at night again.

Tomorrow, we will have the opening ceremony.

We’ll do our best!!


(245th day of 2017)

JAPAN EXPO IN THAILAND 2017, Opening Ceremony!!

On the stage, there were many V.I.P.s and artists.

As the Opening Act, we performed KOISURU FORTUNE COOKIE with Members of BNK48.

We had opportunities to perform on the stage of AKB48 and SKE48 before, and it was our honor to collaborate with another AKB48 group here in Thailand. The members and fans of BNK48, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

We hope to have another chance to collaborate with them.


After that, we went out for Video shooting… then came back for a rehearsal at night…

then went out again for shooting…When we came back to the hotel, we were soaked with rain and sweat.

A cat lying flat on the street by the hotel comforted me, though.

Tomorrow, we’ll have our LIVE Show.

I hope our performance may leave something in the heart of the audiences, like many other artists’ performances.


(246th day of 2017)

This morning, we had a rehearsal with Lighting Check in preparation to our Show today. We had some spare time this morning.

It was another hot day in Thailand, made us drenched with sweat by just being there.

We had some interviews, and then, finally our Show started…

This time, our performance started with a very silent sequence… which made people wonder… what was going to begin…

Thanks to the warm cheers and hearts of Thai fans, with our full energy and soul, we could present a wonderful performance for the


I appreciate all of you!!

After the Showe, before our sweat dried, we jumped on a train to go out for Video shooting…

To the People we took photos with, at the station, Thank you very much!


(247th day of 2017)


Today we left for the shooting at 5am… To tell the truth, we have no idea how many hours we could sleep since we'd arrived in Thailand.

But we did more than our best, hoping that Thai fans would enjoy more and JAPAN EXPO IN THAILAND would gain excitement.

We went all out to do everything. Having interviews, recording TV and Radio Shows, doing collaboration with BNK48, Performing on our own and having photo session with fans…Though we all knew it should be hard, it became physically the toughest overseas tour we've ever had.

It was worth doing, because we could meet so many Thai fans and shared such precious time. Our third visit of Thailand was such a great experience.

Thank you very much to all of you, seeing your smile was great joy to me. I LOVE THAILAND.

Today, before our flight, we went to Wat Saket and prayed. [May we come back to Thailand… to see you all again…] MATANE (See you again.)

nขอบคุณครับ(_人 _ ●)”



Great work everybody for last week.

It’s the start of the new week, and it’s already a new month.

May the new month, each day and each hour of the new week

be filled with peace and warmth as usual…

May a gentle wind blow throughout the world…

It is going to be okay,

it is going to be alright.

The wind blew.

Let’s live!! (●゜ο゜)ノ”

【Remember to keep kindness and a warm heart.

May a smiling wind blow throughout the world…

It is going to be okay. It will lead to tomorrow!!】

To the new week,

Off we go!

高橋 昭博

Akihiro Takahashi

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