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Amina Du Jean, Japan’s first black idol, is back with a song “Seppuku”?!

Our favorite idol (アイドル) in Japan, Amina Du Jean, has new EP out.  It’s called “Seppuku”.

Ritual disembowling (hara-kiri) has never been cuter or had a better melody. Mishima would have danced to this.

For more on the song and Amina Du Jean, checkout out her Bandcamp website.

This is the best angry girlfriend song in recent memory. The lyrics are calling for a sincere apology—and in Japan that can only be one thing. Just ask the 49 Ronin. 😉  Here is a rough translation of one stanza.

 

♬ちゃんとforgiveできない
謝るのは必要
Guess I’m kinda 冷たすぎ
ハラキリしてねぇ☆♬

I can’t really forgive you
You need to apologise
I guess I’m kind of too cold-hearted but
Please eviscerate yourself, baby.

Seppuku (full lyrics below)

ちゃんと許せない

お前はキモ豚やろうさ
It’s time to atone to me baby
セップクがいいよ

ちゃんと脳を使えない
あたしはfuck you言えない
介錯人になるぞ
頭をちょうだいよ

ちゃんとforgiveできない
謝るのは必要
Guess I’m kinda 冷たすぎ

ハラキリしてねぇ☆

寂しい気持ち
めっちゃいいかもね

大好き? 大嫌い?
めっちゃ疲れちゃってでも
Give me, give me all ya guts

ちゃんと許せない
お前はキモ豚やろうさ
It’s time to atone for me baby
セップクがいいよ

ちゃんとforgiveできない
謝るのは必要
Guess I’m kinda 冷たすぎ
ハラキリしてねぇ

???

Fuck offを言いません
もう君負けた

許せる 許せない
めっちゃ困っていて
Give me give me gimme ya head

ちゃんと許せない
お前はキモ豚やろうさ
It’s time to atone to me baby
セップクがいいよ

Fuck you.

A Few Words On ‘Why’ I Married My Japanese Husband (Just in case you wanted to know…)

by Cailin Hill Araki

I was having dinner with my Japanese husband and a drunk group of Japanese women starts a conversation with me (us)— commenting on how rare it is for a white women to be with a Japanese man.

They kept asking why I choose to be with him, when he is sitting right in front of me, and also speaks English.

In retrospect, I’d like to say to those Japanese women what was really on my mind.

I’m always happy to engage people in English conversation in Japan–hey, I was an English conversation instructor and sometimes still enjoy teaching some of my favorite students! I also take into consideration that my Japanese is bad, and that there is no offense meant on your part when you are asking these questions.

You are just curious. But this is not a polite question to ask a stranger when their partner is dining with them.

I am with my husband because I love him. This is not ‘rare’. That is all. Race has nothing to do with it. Thank you.

Cailin Hill is an ex-model, photographer, social media manager in Japan for OVE magazine. She is happily married to Dai Araki.