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Girl-Group Handshake Fans Push Japanese Music Past U.S.

Ritsuhiko Tajima has about 100 CDs by his favorite artist, Japanese girl-group AKB48, many of them copies of the same disk. The attraction? The CDs often include tickets to events where he can briefly meet his idols.

“I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them,” the 28-year-old nursing assistant said as he waited in line at the group’s Tokyo theater for a monthly sale of limited-edition photos of its members. “They’re pop stars I can come visit.”

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