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Monday, April 17, 2017

Haruka Shimazaki: Few recent happenings #1....

 Haruka is another long time fave who I haven't posted about for such a long time, did mention her in a March post for birthdays, she turned 23 on the 30th, but this is her first one since November. As you may know Haruka graduated from AKB at the end of December, she said she was going to concentrate on her acting career but so far that's been a bit quiet. She was in one drama that ended in March but nothing is currently scheduled though she has had the lead role in two horror films before her graduation.
 Called this post #1 as I'll do a second one soon for her January and February happenings, today's just consists of March and April tidbits. Will also have all of her Instagram and Twitter pics in the next post as she does seem to upload quite a few pics to them.

 Have five mag spreads but unfortunately none of them are that big plus all are quite conservative. But that's been Haruka's style for a while, at one time she did some dazzling spreads but in her last year or so with AKB  they became quite conservative like these for today. Two pics each here from the March and May issues of Myojo, she shared April's spread with some guy so skipped that one.

 Another two page spread for Haruka which is from the April issue of Vivi, after them is a slightly bigger one from the May edition of ar.

 Final Haruka mag spread is from the May issue of Ginza.

 Haruka was appointed a special ambassador position for 'Blast! Music of Disney', it's a stage group consisting of brass and percussion instruments along with dancers. I've never heard of it but it appears to be popular as there will be a string of performances that will be starting in July and will be traveling to all 47 prefectures.. Haruka used to play the saxophone up until she was fifteen bit hasn't touched the instrument since then.
 However Haruka will be practicing as she'll be appearing at a special performance on August 15 in Okinawa followed by another in Tokyo. Haruka has asthma, her physical condition was one reason for leaving AKB and was just wondering if that will have an effect on her playing.
 On April 17th there was a press conference for the shows, Haruka has always been a thin woman but looks even more so at the event though her face seems to be much more attractive. Plenty of pics here from the event and following them is a video of it.

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