AKB48 has reshaped the landscape of youth culture in modern Japan. Such a strategy encourages young people today to chase dreams of being in the spotlight that many Japanese would have shunned years ago. These days, long-term goals of careers in politics or medicine have been replaced with the need for instant gratification and glamour. Nowhere is such an ideal more apparent than in the fashion industry, and youth fashion, in particular, has undergone changes in the past five years or so that makes it virtually unrecognizable from its former state. The modeling opportunities that exist for preteens in Japan nowadays were certainly evident at Yoyogi National Gymnasium at the beginning of August.
Little girls model lingerie in 'Victoria's Secret'-style show [Video]
A man who viewed more than 1, indecent images of children has been placed on the sex offenders register for five years after a tip-off by an internet provider led police to his computer. When officers raided his home in Chatham after information from the internet provider that his computer was being used view indecent images, Nash denied having a sexual interest in children. His Samsung computer was seized and analysedfound to have 50 live images in category C, the lower range of seriousness. When officers searched through his internet browsing history they found 1, similar category C images which had been deleted from his hard drive. Nash, 51, of Arnhem Drive, was charged with one count of possessing indecent images of children and another of making indecent images of children. He appeared before magistrates in Medway in December and admitted the charges against him and was sentenced there this week.