Feature: Japanese girl band still stirring waves against government

August 4, 2015 5:30 am 

TOKYO, July 29 — After making waves with their criticism of the government last month, a Japanese all-girls political pop group is back in the public limelight, delivering its no-holds-barred message.

The teenage idol group Seifuku Kojo Iinkai, better known as SKi, upset the powers that be in the municipal government of Yamato, near Tokyo, with their blunt lyrics, criticizing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party at an event held at the Yamato city health and welfare center on June 13.

Now a YouTube sensation in a nation where outspokenness is often frowned upon, SKi took center stage performing its best-known song "Da! Da! Datsugenpatsu!" ("Get! Get! Get rid of Nuclear Energy!") at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in tokyo on Tuesday before sitting down to explain why they continue to kick up a fuss. (PNA/Kyodo)

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