Translation: Bubka 05.2014 - “Hata Sawako, found.”

**this translation is from Bubka’s series on the history of SKE48. I have translated the section covering Hata Sawako’s rise in popularity in 2011. I actually bought the magazine for Manatsu’s final photoshoot, and was shocked to see Shawako’s name in there.

it’s a great read for any Shawako fans out there, especially those who, like me, feel like her contribution to SKE is somewhat overlooked at times (i know i’m biased). it’s also wonderfully honest about her many flaws (but i’m not that biased).**

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Fried Chicken with Shawako - Ozawa Ari Ameblo Post 140809

All You Can Eat Fried Chicken

The other day, I played with Masumin (Tazawa Masumi-chan) and Sawa-chan (Hata Sawako-chan) d=(^o^)=b

We’re always together for Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun), and from the first episode when we were doing the background noise the three of us became close (≧▽≦)

We were talking about fried chicken on LINE, so we went to an all you can eat fried chicken restaurant \(°Д° )/

I ate three large servings of fried chicken.

It was super delicious (≧▽≦)


I hadn’t seen Sawa-chan for a month,

When me met, she said “Oshisashiburi desu!” to me

“Why polite language? (°_° )” I asked her

 “Relationships reset after a while…(;^ω^)” was what she answered in a hurry!

I need to meet Sawa-chan regularly!

I missed out on taking photos.

Also, here are links for Sawako’s radio show’s Website and Twitter

From the website, you can email the show :)

Shawako’s radio program start date announced!

The program will have its first broadcast on the 8th of August from 1600-1700 (lucky for me, with 1hr time difference this is right when I finish work!)

The show will next air on the 5th of September, so it’s not going to be a big commitment to follow :) Hopefully someone will upload a recording as well.

You can listen to it on the ListenRadio app. I can’t find the show anywhere on the schedule, but considering how slow confirmation of start dates has been, they probably haven’t updated yet.

**to download the app if you are outside Japan, you just need to change the google account (if you are on android) on your phone to one that says it’s in Japan (there’s a dropdown box when you register) and run a VPN while downloading. once it’s downloaded, you can change all your settings back to normal**

Translation - Interview with Miyake Marie and Hata Sawako

 ** the interview is about the upcoming live event and the radio show that will begin after. it’s a good read for fans of Hata-san, she clearly hasn’t changed at all, still equal parts shy and passionate about the things she loves. also her overtures of friendship toward Miyake Marie are super sweet.

full disclosure, this could be (and most likely is) mistake riddled. i’m always open to feedback, though.

it’s a bit long, hence the

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