Taito, New Member Joins AYABIE

Two months ago AYABIE announced the end of their hiatus. Now they have more interesting news for their fans: They revealed that they won’t be a 4 member band when they’ll come back on March 19th but a 5 member band! A new member joined AYABIE. His name is Taito and he plays the keyboard.

Intetsu pointed out that they were searching for a new member since their ANSWER-tour last year. After some rehearsals with Taito the members decided that he will be AYABIE’s new member.

They hope their fans accept him and continue to support the band.

Japan’s Arcades Overrun with the Elderly

The country which gave the world classic arcade games such as "Space Invaders" and "PacMan" is facing a demographic crisis, with a dwindling birth rate and ever-swelling numbers of elderly people.

So Japan’s amusement arcades, once an exclusive resort of youth, are increasingly becoming the abode of the old, The (London) Times said today.

According to the Hello Taito game centre in the Tokyo suburb of Kameari, as many as 90 per cent of its weekday visitors are over 60 years old.

Read the rest of the story: Game over for Japanese teens as grey gamblers take prime slot at arcades.