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Photo Journal: Dramatic dreams

Beating roughly one in 24 odds, the lucky 40 new students sing the school song during the 106th entrance ceremony for the Takarazuka Music School on April 17, 2018, in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. The girls will learn the basics of music and dance, and aim for their first stage performances in the spring of 2020. New class representative Marina Kimura, of Suita, Osaka Prefecture, said in her speech, "We vow to devote ourselves to the limitless pursuit of art in order to become splendid stage performers." (Mainichi)

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