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Is Kenichi Ebina a citizen ?
various ^ | September 19, 2013 | knarf

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:47:46 AM PDT by knarf

I confess to watching the last 4 or 5 America's Got Talent shows ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: citizenship
And I also confess the final positions of Last night's 6 contestent line-up really threw me.

Let me begin by citing a piece of Ebina's home page here;


About Kenichi

Kenichi Ebina is a solo self-taught dance performer, started out dancing Freestyle HipHop and expanding his style to Poppin’, Lockin’, Mime, House, Jazz, Contemporary and Ethnic dance. Kenichi’s unique dance show with illusion effects of sound, light and visual entertains a lot of people who are not even interested in performing arts.

In 2001, Kenichi founded a dance group with all Japanese dancers, BiTriP.

BiTriP won 1st place in the grand championship of “Amateur Night” at the world famous Apollo Theater in 2001 and were the first and only Japanese grand champions. In 2007, Kenichi appeared on dance contest in “Showtime at the Apollo” as a solo performer and became the grand champion of the 2007 season after winning 7 times . Kenichi is the only two-time grand champion in Apollo theater history

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Kenichi has performed at many events, TV shows and has taught in USA, Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Morocco and Australia. Kenichi has also performed, directed and choreographed for many projects and dance and theater companies.



I can't find anywhere on the web where this guy lives, where he comes from and all the etcetera's one would be curious about if one questioned another's citizenship ...

which is the purpose of this thread.

IS Kenichi Ebina a citizen?

If so, why no bio?

If not, THAT'S why no bio but more impoortantly ... on a show called AMERICA'S Got Talent ... a (perhaps) non-American blew away realo Americans.


OK ... that's all I have ... and anyone that can find this information will win a 25 dollar gift certificate to a Spiegal catalog

1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:47:46 AM PDT by knarf
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To: knarf

OOHHHH!!! I KNOW! I KNOW! I KNOW! I KNOW! I KNOW!

I know the answer to this question:

“who cares?”


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:50:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

It may be all a fantastic element of the way we are socially engineered to accepting ANYone as a citizen ... THAT’S who might care.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Mr. K

I thought kenichi ebina must be some sort of weird new disease.

That’s what I get for never watching tv, I suppose. I’m not “in the know” about what’s truly important.......


4 posted on 09/19/2013 5:56:10 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: knarf

I am just being a smarta$$ this AM


5 posted on 09/19/2013 5:57:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K
No problem ... you DID win at it though.

/8^)

6 posted on 09/19/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Forte should have won....


7 posted on 09/19/2013 6:06:05 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: knarf

No.

Japanese.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 6:06:41 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: basil
I HAVE to watch some TV because my wife can't STAND the amount of time I spend at the computer.

I'm retired, no bills, no kids, she has her own car (but doesn't go anywhere much), very low overhead, enough money to not want ... and I don't HAVE to go to work.

So my attention is available for any and all subject matter, which for the most part is FreeRepublic.

First thing in the morning and a last check at night with intermitant viewings during the day.


AGT was at least an enjoyable few hours.

9 posted on 09/19/2013 6:09:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: baddog 219

I thought FORTE was good and best when they belted it out in harmony, but their low volume intro’s were very shaky


10 posted on 09/19/2013 6:10:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Hardraade
Y'know ... I can't FIND validation of that, but he made no bones about talking about his wife and daughter .. IN JAPAN .. which was my first subliminal.

I really didn't think he'd win and I was MOST blown away at Cammie being the first one eliminated.

The entire line-up and positioning went against all my opinions.

And if the judge's reactions and faces are any indication ... theirs too.

11 posted on 09/19/2013 6:13:30 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

yes! I win! yay me!

:)

Good mornign to you, btw


12 posted on 09/19/2013 6:17:44 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: knarf

I also check FR during the day.

The other thing I do is read a lot. I love my Nook reader, and always have a book at hand to read when things get slow around here.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: knarf
I confess to watching the last 4 or 5 America's Got Talent shows...

Confession is good for the soul. Now go do five ten twenty Hail Jim Robinsons and sin no more!

;^)

14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:26:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: knarf

He’s from Japan................


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:28:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: knarf
I really didn't think he'd win and I was MOST blown away at Cammie being the first one eliminated. The entire line-up and positioning went against all my opinions. And if the judge's reactions and faces are any indication ... theirs too.

The look of shock on the judge's faces when Cami was the first to be eliminated said it all.
And when Forte was eliminated, the audience in Radio City Music Hall actually booed!
Not what I was expecting at all!

16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:40:57 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: knarf

Was in one of the Hollywood outlets that he’s not a citizen, and he’s born in Japan.

Legal resident, probably.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
Thanx, cuz.

When they first showed the line-up, I was torn between almost all the finalists .. they are all good.

But I DID eliminate, in my mind, Kenichi and Forte in early decisions.

I could see Kemichi on a Vegas stage, but I wondered how much he could do to command a contract of any length of time .. and FORTE for the reason I listed above.

I really thought Taylor was a threat to Cammie and Jimmy Rose, but Cammie and Rose went out and ... I was was just floored.

When it was the two, Taylor and Kenichi I thought ... certainly Taylor.

I will confess however, that on a scale of the talent that goes INTO a performance, Kenichi wins hands down.

18 posted on 09/19/2013 6:48:52 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Hardraade
One of two things MAY result from this;

America will ask questions about citizenship

or

They won't.

I predict they won't

19 posted on 09/19/2013 6:51:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
I'm okay with Kenichi's victory in AGT. Modern expressive dance is part of the American culture. If he's a non-citizen living in the US legally, he is part of America's talent.

I'm not okay with "Bollywood" being part of US culture, as with Miss America. Letting Miss Kansas do a skit with Archery or Sharpshooting would've been more American.

20 posted on 09/19/2013 6:56:31 AM PDT by grania
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To: knarf

Probably not. What does the rules say?

Not as bad there as it is over here - lots of our national politicians are not even citizens, sometimes not even permanent residents.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Hardraade

I can’t FIND the rules.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Hardraade

where is “over there” ?


23 posted on 09/19/2013 7:27:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Norway. Typically our parliament is full of Swedes and Danes, with the odd “palestinian”.


24 posted on 09/19/2013 7:44:03 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: knarf
Kenichi founded a dance group with all Japanese dancers

Was it this group?

25 posted on 09/19/2013 7:53:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little Sgirl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

That was frantic. Are they going HAI or HAJJ?


26 posted on 09/19/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Lazamataz
Laz ... get out ... jog a bit ... breathe fresh air ... come back ....um .... later.

(as a P.S. ... Japan DOES do wierd sexual things)

27 posted on 09/19/2013 8:34:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

“Never nuke a country. They might become Japan.” — Lazamataz, 2013


28 posted on 09/19/2013 8:45:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little Sgirl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: knarf
I was just driving home and the local talk radio guy was talking about Ebina and last night's show so I was going to check out youtube. Low and behold, here's a FR thread on the guy!

His videos are fantastic, the guy is made out of rubber. He'd be a great Las Vegas act to watch.....

29 posted on 09/19/2013 8:52:41 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Hot Tabasco
The guy's most assuredly talented and he'd be a huge hit in Vegas with their money and expert stage builder/handlers.

I just question the citizenship/non-citizenship element of a (perhaps) legal resident as opposed to an American citizen .... for .. ahem ..AMERICA'S got talent.

30 posted on 09/19/2013 8:59:37 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Doesn’t seem they have to be citizens.

http://www.nbc.com/casting/applications/AGT-S5-Website-Docs2.pdf


31 posted on 09/19/2013 9:06:28 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: knarf
America's Got Talent

"America" the country has got talent, not "American's" have talent.....

Hope that helps...... :)

32 posted on 09/19/2013 9:10:33 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: baddog 219

You’re right. The ‘talent’ this year was almost laughable. None could begin to compare with Forte. They were robbed.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Hardraade
That settles it.

I LOOKED for that and couldn't find it ... Thanx, Hardraade

34 posted on 09/19/2013 11:24:04 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: patriot08
BS .. that magician kid was very good (but I'd like him to appear before Penn and Teller ... ), Cammie is a sweetheart with talent, Taylor has more balls than a beefeater, ...

FORTE was not the only talent ... and I could find fault with FORTE but not with Cammie or The magician (just can't remember his name).

One comment I WOULD make is, a lot of the talent this year was geared more toward a Vegas show than a record tour.

35 posted on 09/19/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Why do you even care about this? Everyone who’s upset that he won needs to do something more productive with there lives. Only 1 person from Forte was american, 3 out of 4 judges weren’t american, and the current winner of Britains got talent was from Hungry.

BTW it has been released that Kenichi is United States Citizen. So people are making an issue over nothing


36 posted on 09/20/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT by Crypt3214
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To: Crypt3214

It was as good as rhetorical question as any


37 posted on 09/21/2013 2:26:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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