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A Photo Gallery of Rina Kawaei Singer, Actress & Former Member of Girl Group Akb48

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This is a Photo Gallery of Rina Kawaei and Even More

Rina Kawaei, the AKB48 member that spent lots of time with Yuko Oshima in magazine photo shoots has revealed that she has a photo essay book. Since this is about a photo essay book, a photo gallery of Kawaei would suffice. We will also discuss Kawaei’s decision to not attend the 7th AKB48 General Election which was held in 2015.

A First Look At Rina Kawaei

Are you ashamed of something Rina Kawaei?

Are you ashamed of something Rina Kawaei?

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With Minami Takahashi (right).

With Minami Takahashi (right).

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Rina Kawaei's Thoughts About the AKB48 Love Ban

In the essay book, Kawaei talks about the love ban set in place by AKB48’s management. Kawaei says that she thinks that this is okay as long as nobody finds out. Once it has been found out that an AKB48 member is dating somebody, then this is not okay she says. Kawaei said that she thinks that dating while in AKB48 is okay if you love the person so much that you don’t care about this being exposed. Kawaei also said that she would like to get married by the time she is 27 years old and to have a normal family. Note: Kawaei set a goal pf being married by 27 and at 24, she has already done so and I would say that goal is a massive success for her!

Rina Kawaei at the Tokyo International Film Festival

Actress Rina Kawaei is seen here at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2018.

Actress Rina Kawaei is seen here at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2018.

Producer Yasushi Akimoto Comments on the Book

AKB48’s producer Yasushi Akimoto also took the time to comment on the publication of the book. He said that Kawaei is known for her “obaka” (stupid) character but that she is actually very smart and wise. He also said that he is looking forward to Korekara. He referred to two things: Kawaei’s photo essays and her future.

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My Thoughts About the AKB48 Love Ban

I congratulate Kawaei on her photo essay book and for her to express her thoughts on the AKB48 love ban. However, I don’t agree with her views. If AKB48 specifically wants its members to not date anyone, that is their policy. AKB48 wants to make sure that these girls focus on their work and to try and maintain a clean image. These girls agreed that as part of being singers in AKB48 that there would be certain rules that they must follow.

The Details About Kawaei's Decision to Not Take Part in the 7th AKB48 General Election

Although Kawaei at the time really didn't elaborate on the true reasons why she would not take part in the 7th AKB48 General Election, it is safe to surmise that the reason was due to the incident at Iwate Prefecture in May 2014 that left her psychologically traumatized.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian

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