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#8 "What’s wrong with not having love or sexual interest?" Featuring allomantic/ asexual Ken Nakamura (Nakaken)

Nakaken faced discomfort with love when they was in eighth grade.
The experience of being told, “You don’t seem human,” still weighs heavily on them. They will not be rejected, but neither will they be understood. His coming out is not understood by anyone. They feels it is difficult to live in a world where love “exists” in TV dramas and movies.Is they not allowed to live as an ambiguous being? Nakaken share the thoughts with MC Hikaru Takahashi and navigator Akari Suda.

Guest: Ken Nakamura (Nakaken)

  1. Allomantic Asexual, X-Gender
    Nakaken has given lectures/educational activities on diverse sexuality at schools, governments, and companies, and has also sent out media and distributed videos about her own experiences.
    They organizes "Nakapuro," and a cumulative total of more than 350 people have participated in the group.
    They is also a member of "As Loop", which conducts research and supervision on Aro/Ace.


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Navigator: Akari Suda

  1. Suda joined SKE48 as a 3rd-term member in November 2009. Currently she is the leader of SKE48 Team E. In the Senbatsu election in 2016 and 2017 she was chosen as one of the “God Seven” for two consecutive years, and in 2018 she finally won the second place. She is also known as the “Queen of Handshake Event” because of her warm-hearted response for her fans at handshake events.
    She has also appeared on variety and tabloid TV shows with her natural ability to talk. She is also active in many other media as a core member of SKE48, including radio and serial newspaper articles.


MC: Hikaru Takahashi

  1. In 2014, Takahashi won the Grand Prix for the 14th Japan Bishojo Content which led to her debut and immediate success through staring in various corporate commercials. Since then, she has appeared in numerous acclaimed works such as NHK Taiga Drama Onna Joushu Naotora (2017). Other than working as an actor, Takahashi has been active in a variety of fields including radio, television, and fashion.

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