AKB48 to resume handshake event starting July 5
King Records has announced that popular idol group AKB48 will hold their handshake event on July 5 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Since the slashing incident that took place in Iwate Prefecture on May 25, all the other handshake events in places such as Nagoya had been postponed.
There will be increased security and metal detectors at the event, and allocated storage for bags during the handshake itself. With increased security, the organizers have concluded that it will safe enough for AKB48 to carry on their handshake events.
Future handshake events will depend on how the July 5 event pans out.
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