Asahi Digital: What Happens to Idol Handshakes?

Richardson Kilis

Richardson H. Kilis is a U.S.-educated Indonesianist who studies the relationship of technology and cultural exchange.

5 Responses

  1. benimaru says:

    is there anyone who can relay this to JOT?

  2. Pitra says:

    This event also affect JKT48 theater as well. Though no official information is given on the website or twitter, the security inside JKT48 theater has been reinforced since yesterday (May 26th 2014).
    1. Fans should put off their jacket before entering the theater.
    2. Bag checking (the same).
    3. Body checking. There’s a male security and female staff (the one in casheer) that will check your body.
    4. The first row seats are now move about 50 cm to the back.
    5. No more handshake for Team KIII show. It’s now replaced with high touch, for all kind of shows.
    6. The desks for high touch now move to the left side, so you have to to high touch with your left hand.
    7. After the show, before leaving the theater area, a security will check your hands, making sure it’s empty.
    8. No letter or gifts may be given during high touch. Security will make sure of this.

    I don’t know whether further security measures will be heightened on the upcoming days.

    On today’s show, I believe Team KIII members are regretting that the HS is now changed with HT. Even though they’ re not saying it, but it was reflected after the show. Viny led the team to give a “kiss bye” to all fans in theater before the team doing their final goodbye bows.

    • ken says:

      Wow..Now the perpetrator will really be killed if he released after this (not gonna happen). Because of him, all of us affected by the incident. Good job JOT to prevent the same thing happen at JKT48 theater. Although I’m sad about these changes, if it is for the girls safety I’m okay with it.

    • Masaka! says:

      Thank you Pitra. I had not been able to attend the theater in the last two months so I really appreciate the information. Anyway, “(the one in casheer)”. It’s called cashier.