Okada Kanna - June 1, 2015, 22:24

皆さんこんばんは♪
Good evening everyone ♪

今日は私の生誕祭でした*\(^o^)/*
Today was my seitansai *\(^o^)/*

皆さんおかげで忘れられない素敵な1日になりましたっ
Thanks to everyone it was an unforgettable, fantastic day

ユニットではキャンディーのセンターと
なんと!夜風の仕業も歌わせていただきました♪
For the units I sang Candy as center, and also Yokaze no Shiwaza!

初めてソロ曲を歌わせて頂いたので緊張しました…….
It was the first time I sang a solo song, so I was nervous…

でも半年前から1人でずっとずっと生誕祭でやるんだって練習してたのでその成果を出せたんじゃないかなって思います!
But I’ve been practicing by myself for the past half-year thinking of doing it on my seitansai, and I think maybe that had good results!

何はともあれ18歳✨
In any case, I’m 18 ✨

素敵な1年に皆さんとしていきたいです/////
I want to have a wonderful year together with you /////

今日は本当にありがとうございました
Thank you so much for today

今日公演で読ませて頂いた皆さんへのお手紙の文面を下に貼り付けたので是非読んで下さい!↓
I’ve pasted below the contents of the letter to you that I read at the stage today, so please read it! ↓

「皆さんへ
“To everyone

初めて皆さんにお手紙を書きます。あがり症な私なのでいつも言いたいことが本番になってポンっと抜けちゃって後悔するので今年は言いたいことを全部言えるように手紙に書きとめます。
It’s the first time I write a letter to you. I’m extremely shy, so at the right moment what I want to say doesn’t come out right and I regret saying it, so this year I wrote a letter in order to say everything I want.

まずはこの1年間。怪我からの復帰、台湾での海外公演、紅白歌合戦、選抜総選挙でのランクイン、ツアーファイナル、など初めての経験ばかりで環境の変化がめまぐるしい365日でした。
First, this past year. The recovery from my injury, the overseas concert in Taiwan, the Kouhaku Uta Gassen, ranking in the Senbatsu Sousenkyo, the tour finale… These 365 days had only new experiences and hectic changes in my environment.

特に選抜総選挙では皆さんから42位という素敵な順位を頂き、本当に感謝しています。最初44位を目標順位にした時は沢山の方に「ちょっと高すぎなんじゃない?」「まずはランクインからでしょ」と言われました。確かに今の自分をみれば高すぎだったかもしれません。でも目標というのは未来の自分をみつめて決めるからこそ、もっと頑張らないとって思うし、今の自分で越えられる低いハードルじゃ成長には繋がらないと思うんです。だからこそ、今のままの自分じゃ無理だと思う目標を掲げました。
Specially the Senbatsu Sousenkyo, where you gave me the wonderful rank of #42 for which I’m really grateful. When I first set rank #44 as my goal, many people told me “Isn’t that a little too high?” and “First you should rank”. Certainly, if you look at my present self maybe it’s too high. But because goals are set while looking at your future self, and because I have to work harder, I think that a low obstacle that your present self can overcome is not related to growth. That is precisely why I set a goal that I thought would be unreasonable for my present self.

なので名前を呼ばれた時は本当に驚きでいっぱいでした。もちろん人と比べた順位だけが結果じゃないと思うし、私自身まだまだ未熟なので18歳になった今、今まで以上に努力を積み重ねて自分の可能性をみつけていきたいです。
So when my name was called, I was really very surprised. Naturally, I think a rank obtained by competing with people simply is not a result. I am still very inexperienced, so now that I am 18 I want to make a bigger effort than before and discover my own possibilities.

私にとってアイドルとは私を観て"笑顔"になってくださる皆さん。皆さんが笑顔になってくれて嬉しくなる自分。自分もファンの方もお互いが幸せになれる素敵なお仕事だと思います。そんな素敵なお仕事ができてること、私のことを応援して下さってる皆さんがいることを誇りに思います。
Being an idol for me is having you smile when looking at me. When you smile because of me I become happy. I think it’s a wonderful job where both I and the fans can become happy. I am proud that I can perform this wonderful job, and that I have you supporting me.

これからもずっとずっとHKT48と岡田栞奈の応援をよろしくお願いします。
Please keep always supporting HKT48 and myself.

岡田栞奈」
Okada Kanna”

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Umemoto Izumi - June 26, 2015, 17:04

Note: Ume is referring to this post from Yamamoto Sayaka

たいへんです((( ⍥ )))
It’s incredible ((( ⍥ )))

すごい、びっくり(´・_・`)
I was so surprised (´・_・`)

山本彩さんが…
梅が心の底から尊敬する山本彩さんが…
Yamamoto Sayaka-san… The Yamamoto Sayaka-san that I admire from the bottom of my heart…

ぐぐたすで梅の弾き語りを共有してくださいました
Shared my guitar video on Google+

一緒にしたいとも言ってくださって…>_<…
And even said “let’s do it together”… >_<

いつが一緒に出来るその日に向けて隣で弾いても恥ずかしくないように、死ぬ気で練習します!!!
I’ll practice with all devotion so that when we’re able do it together, I won’t be embarrassed to play by her side!!!

そして、山本さんが見てくださったのも皆さんがたくさん広めてくれたからですね!!
And Yamamoto Sayaka-san saw [the video] because you spread it around!!

ありがとう✨
Thank you ✨

500コメも埋まっていて本当に嬉しかったです₍₍ ◝(●˙꒳˙●)◜ ₎₎
I was really happy to receive 500 comments ₍₍ ◝(●˙꒳˙●)◜ ₎₎

でわ、引き続きリハーサルがんばってきます!
Now I’ll keep doing my best in the rehearsals!

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Umemoto Izumi - April 29, 2015, 22:16

Good evening (´-`).。oO(

Today I went back to Fukuoka, and the lesson ended earlier so…

I went out with Meru d( ‘Д’ d)

We went to the park and then watched a movie (´-ω-`)

At the park I took lots of pictures!

Because the weather was nice ⊂((・x・))⊃

I wanted to take pictures of soap bubbles so it was fun!!!

We ate Blue Hawaii shaved ice and Meru’s tongue got all blue (´ω`;)

These days I’m enjoying more taking pictures of people (つω-`)

Cameras are fun riiiiight? \(^o^)/

The movie we watched was Parasyte Part 2!

It was thrilling lol

See you!

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Akiyoshi Yuka - March 23, 2015, 22:49

[Since this text is very long, I rearranged it into paragraphs to make it easier to read.]

I wrote about my feelings and thoughts now and there was a lot of things, in the end it was longer than I expected… (>_<) Because I wrote about the Senbatsu Sousenkyo and recalled how things were until now, there is a chance that this text is too scattered and difficult to read. Please be understanding of this (lol). It is long, but I would be glad if you could read it until the end. \(^-^)/

It’s weird to start writing like this, but it’s pitiable that I do everything halfway. I get irritated because of that myself. In school, in my activities [with HKT48], there is nothing I can say I’m best at, and if I am asked if I have made any lasting achievement, honestly I cannot say “yes” with pride.

I don’t participate in school clubs because of my activities. In school everyone spends time with the girls from the same clubs, they can always be together in groups and usually talk and laugh, and honestly I have wished to quarrel more with everyone, to go out somewhere with them, to talk loudly like idiots with them, to laugh with them.

But I think that the happiness of school and the happiness of HKT, all the happiness around me is impossible to seize. I want to be in HKT48, even if it means cutting down my important time with friends, teachers, and family.

Since I was little I have always loved singing. So I am really very happy to be able to stand on a stage and sing now. I didn’t have any dancing experience at all, so I couldn’t keep up with everyone and because of that, honestly at first I didn’t like dancing. (lol) But I thought “I won’t be left behind by the girls who have dancing experience!!”. So I practiced frantically, I made sure to go for independent practice on off days… Then little by little I became able to dance, and that was fun and made me happy. I’ve come to love love love dancing. I want to make a greater effort and that everyone around relaxes seeing how much I’m working.

And to the fans, most important of all, I want to give many good announcements. In the handshake event the other day I heard harsh things from a few people, and things like how nice the 3rd Gen is (lol). I want to fix the things I can fix, because maybe I have faults too. Those words pierced my heart. Injured me a lot. I have to work harder so that everyone approves me.

I got over it thinking “There are so many people who support meeeeeee uoooooo!!!!” (lol) I am always always thankful to my fans! When I’m feeling sad (like: when I can’t meet a friend or teacher I like, when a make-up artist, costumer, stage director I like retires, when there are many farewells and I’m worried thinking what should I do) I read your letters and your G+ comments and I can feel better. Even though I’m the one who should bring you energy…

Thank you for always supporting me. I hope that I can repay you and that I can be important to you.

There is something that the staff always tells me. “Senbatsu isn’t everything.” I think so too. However, I want to get into senbatsu. I haven’t given up yet! When I got into senbatsu you were happy, and that made me happy too. It’s really kind of you to always be happy, sad, frustrated together with me. I want to be a person suitable for senbatsu.

Senbatsu Sousenkyo.

Last year I was very frustrated that I couldn’t rank. Even though you supported me at great pains, there was a great sorrow. Having a great difference between my own Gen was also very frustrating. Seeing my kouhais flourish I wonder what should I do and honestly I feel impatience and anxiety.

This year for sure I definitely want to smile with everyone. I want to rank. Such passionate feelings have grown in me.

Expressing myself is not my strong point, and maybe many things will be misunderstood. I’ll work hard so that I can express my feelings now to you!

Thank you for reading until the end.

HKT48 Team H Akiyoshi Yuka

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Matsuoka Natsumi G+ Translation (June 19, 2015)

こんばんは!
Good Evening!

最終ベルが鳴る公演おわりました!
奈子の生誕祭でさっしーもいて楽しかった😁
Saishuu Bell ga Naru performance has ended!
There was sasshi at nako’s birthday performance, it was fun??

もうね、奈子のことがすきすぎる。
感動して涙出たし
ぼろぼろ泣いてるさっしーみて
私たち親みたいだな、と思いました。
保護者の気持ち。笑
Just, i just really like nako.
I was touched until crying
Sasshi was crying very hard
I thought we are like parents.
The feeling of parents. (laugh)

いつも元気でみんなに笑顔をくれる分
悲しいことや辛いことも
私たちに教えてくれるようになるといいな。
Always cheerful and smiles to everyone
It will be good when she can teach us of sad and painful things.
Though she’s small

小さいのに
誰よりも自分にストイックで
真面目でなんでもこなす奈子は本当に尊敬します。
She’s more stoic than anyone
also she’s a serious person,
I really respect nako.


ずーっと可愛い奈子でいてね☺️笑
Please keep being the cute nako ☺️ (laugh)

明日は山口でコンサート!!
楽しむぞーっ
There’s concert in Yamaguchi tomorrow!!
Let’s enjoy together

ふぐ!フグ!河豚!!!!!笑
Blowfish! Blowfish! Blowfish! ! ! ! ! (laugh)

あ、昨日はコメントありがとうございました💓
奈子も3つに分けてコメントしてくれた。笑
Thanks for the comment yesterday 💓
Nako also left 3 comments. (laugh)

今日もよろしくお願いしますっ
Thanks for today

おやすみなさい!!^_^
Good night!! ^_^