What is Korekara?
Korekara is the name of the essay book written by Rina Kawaei. Rina Kawaei, the AKB48 member that spent lots of time with Yuko Oshima in magazine photo shoots has now revealed that she has a photo essay book. That photo essay book is called Korekara. Korekara will be released on January 20, 2016. Kawaei graduated from AKB48 on August 4, 2015. This book was put together as a commemoration of her time spent in AKB48. Kawaei said that since this is her first book, she talks about her thoughts and intentions.
What does Rina Kawaei’s Korekara talk about?
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. Below is a look at Kawaei in photos.
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. The book has 27 essays as well as photos shot in the areas Hayama and Kitakamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture. The photos were taken in the summer of 2015.
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 to keep up a clean image. These girls agreed that as part of being singers in AKB48 that there would be certain rules that they must follow. Rina Kawaei entered the Japanese music scene as one of AKB48’s hottest new girls a few years ago. She sang as a member on the AKB48 album Tsugi no Ashiato. Kawaei was also ranked so high that she finished as part of the Senbatsu Girls category. Kawaei was ranked at #16 getting 39,120 votes during the 37th single Senbatsu Election in June 2014. In addition to her singing work, Kawaei has also done bikini modeling. She has been seen in a bikini for Weekly Playboy Magazine! Kawaei says that she wants to focus on an acting career. She starred in the drama called Gomen ne Seishun in the fall of 2014. Kawaei was a member of Japan’s most popular girl group for four years. She sang on hit singles such as Koi suru Fortune Cookie, Heart Ereki, Mae Shika Mukanee, Labrador Retriever, and Kokoro no Placard. Her last single with AKB48 was Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai.