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    TEAM SAKUSAKU presents - Favorite Collections -
    Members of "TEAM SAKUSAKU," which is made up of various kinds of artists from different genres, will be telling us about a few of their favorite things under the theme of "Crying Out Love from the Center of J-POP Culture! Please check-it-out!

    Misako Aoki's Travel Dairy from the World of Lolita
    As one of the major trends in kawaii fashion, "Lolita Fashion" has been garnering huge levels of attention from around the world. Lolita culture has adapted to suit different cultures across the world and continues to evolve in many different ways. Misako Aoki tells us more!

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    Pop Culture Chronicles ~ On the Trail of Japanese Icons Around the World ~
    In this new series, cultural diplomat Sakurai Takamasa delivers the latest on anime, cosplay, and idols that have found popularity throughout the world!

    Misako Aoki’s “Kawaii Revolution” Interviews Produced by Takamasa Sakurai
    Entrusted as a Kawaii Ambassador by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2009, Misako Aoki has since gone on to gain a following of girls from across the globe. Misako, who has been blazing the trail as a Kawaii Ambassador and promoting “kawaii” on the global stage, is joined in these installments for a series of talks with her fellow colleagues in the Kawaii Revolution!

    Ukiyo-e
    The essence of Japanese tradition and technology, "Ukiyo-e" has had a tremendous influence throughout history on art. In this new column, the leader of popular idol group "ANGERME," Ayaka Wada will be bringing you 10 ukiyo-e episodes.

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