Minami Minegishi shaved her head after breaching her recording company's contractual obligation to not date.
Minami Minegishi shaved her head after breaching her recording company's contractual obligation to not date. YouTube.com

Pop idol apologises for sex with boyfriend by shaving head

A JAPANESE starlet has shaved her head and filmed an apology after she broke the rules of her managers by spending a night with her boyfriend.

Minami Minegishi, 20, of the band AKB48, reportedly breached her production company's most important commandment - no dating.

Ms Minegishi said she did not want to be expelled from the band.

The shaving of the head can be considered an act of contrition or remorse in Japan.



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