A Japanese all-girl pop group is causing controversy as Olympic officials debate whether to let them perform on stage in 2020. AKB48 – which has about .... It means AKB48 is one the largest pop groups in the world, and its fan base is even bigger.
In 2012, Tokyo tapped AKB48 , a wildly popular girl band, to gin up sales with their miniskirts and come-hither looks. ... It shrank by nearly 1 million in 2016, while Japan's borrowing campaign is increasing apace. ... Pulling more women into the.
Yoyogi Animation Academy held a press conference to reveal its "Voice Actress Idol Audition" in Tokyo on January 28 and appointed Rino Sashihara, a 24-year-old member of Japanese girl idol group HKT48, as the project's producer. She has won AKB48's  .
Inviting the hugely popular AKB48 to the prefecture for a concert and their annual televised popularity vote was meant to bring in as many as 8,000 additional tourists during June, a traditionally quiet time for the local tourism industry because it is.
He talks about going from the early days of Billboard Dance as a " one man show" to building a full team , including recently hiring editorial assistant David Rishty; the support he gets across Billboard; and his plans in his new role to "apply some of.
Their last single "Negaigoto no Mochigusare," was recently released on May 31 and sold 1.3 million in the first week ... or from far away on a stage, but AKB48 really helped change all that." And unlike the more polished stars of Korean pop, AKB48.
But last year, the Chinese and Japanese management teams became embroiled in a public spat when the Chinese company, buoyed by SNH48's rampant success, decided to roll out the brand to more cities by creating groups in Beijing (BEJ48) and .... Ju.
An arena full of people erupted during the intense finals of rock, paper, scissors in Japan. The event, AKB48 Group Unit Single Soudatsu Janken Taikai, was held on October 10 at World Memorial Hall in the Kansai Region. The tournament allows.
TOKYO — AKB48 ... by almost 1.4 million fans this year — to determine who gets to record their next single, which inevitably becomes a hit. AKB48 raked in more than $200 million in CD sales last year alone. The girls pranced and sang on stage before.
The Municipal Fire Department reported that fire extinguishers were used to quell the flames and no one was injured. According to Chibanishi Police Station, the man ignited the flare at the designated storage area. He was initially arrested under.
With his involvement as a director and producer for both the Star Wars and Star Trek movie franchises, J.J. Abrams already his fingers in some very big pies. But if he'd had his every wish, Abrams would have not only been the envy of sci-fi fanboys.
The heavy rain and the muddy grounds did not hinder the Day 1 festivities of Sakura Days Japan Fair. In fact the parking lot was full by 10:00 am and I had to park across the street and lug my camera gear a modest distance to the event. According to .
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AKB48 is divided in to three separate teams (A team , K team and B team ). Being the team captain is one of the highest positions in the group, and Sayaka is forfeiting her role in K team . "I should be the role model for other members, but I'm not.
He said, "If you look at [Korea's] pro-baseball league, there's Doosan, LG, and teams like that. I want to compare NCT to a ... Yuta said, "The foreign members can form our own team , or the members who are from Busan can form a team . The members who.