Girl-Group Handshake Fans Push Japan Music Sales Past U.S.

Girl-Group Handshake Fans Push Japan Music Sales Past U.S.

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Erika Ikuta, a member of Japanese idol group Nogizaka46, second from right, speaks as other members Chiharu Saito, left, Mai Shiraishi, second from left, and Yumi Wakatsuki look on during an interview in a studio at the Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. headquarters in Tokyo on June 28, 2013.