To encourage girls to apply to join the new group, AKB48 members Yuki Kashiwagi and Mayu Watanabe between them visited the governments of seven prefectures in the area — Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Ehime, Hyogo, Okayama, Tokushima and Kagawa .
There are many members of AKB48 and STU48 who love Oku's songs. I myself am a big fan of Oku, and I love singing “Garnet” at karaoke. I am looking forward to singing “Kimi no Egao (album ver.)”, the image song of Asagao to Kase-san, at karaoke too !'.
AKB48 ... too. The craze didn't stop there. The following single, "Beginner," became the group's first million seller, a feat achieved in January 2011, three months after its release. In 2012, Atsuko Maeda, the most prominent member for many years, left.
TOKYO: Ritsuhiko Tajima has about 100 CDs by his favourite artist, Japanese girl-group AKB48, many of them copies of the same disc ... for a monthly sale of limited-edition photos of its members. "They're pop stars I can come visit.
What most people did not know was this was a contest that decided which member of wildly popular Japanese girl group AKB48 would get to front the band. "For the last decade, I didn't get to do much TV work or didn't stand in the ... "This competition.
‘Let me introduce you to the band…’ Just some of the many members of AKB48 (Picture: EPA ... to pay for their fame and the sacrifices they are made to make for that is too high,’ said Random J. ‘Minami shaving her head wasn’t something she.
While Instagram is a relatively new platform in Japan, many celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon. The list may be dominated by models and J-urban acts, we still are able to get a look into the daily lives of some of our faves. As a companion to our .
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.
Today marks the official graduation of AKB48 member Haruna Koijima. Haruna's graduation was announced back in June 2016, but her graduation concert didn't take place until February 2017. Her graduation ceremony took place today on her 29th birthday .
Japanese girl band sparks outrage after donning Nazi uniforms for Halloween concert The Star Online.
For fans of Asian pop music, Japanese idol girl group AKB48 are one of the biggest. Indeed, in terms of ... I've been taking singing and dancing lessons for many years. So I thought it was worth ... There's a rule that fans can't take a photo with.
Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week's installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw GOT7 defeat THE [email protected], Beverly, and TrySail. This week, we have two newcomers facing off. Find out what various staff members thought of the .
Every year, fans make their voices heard by voting for their favorite members from AKB48 , SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, NGT48, BNK48, and now this year STU48, at the Senbatsu elections. Yesterday at the ninth annual AKB48 Senbatsu Election for AKB48's 49th .
After the interview, Minami Minegishi, a member of popular Japanese idol group AKB48 , said, “There's something I've always wanted to ask Jang Geun Suk but was never able to.” When pressed as to what her question was, she said, “I wanted to ask, 'Have .
Some groups have more members than a sizeable sporting club (as their name suggests, AKB48 has 48) and boast their own dedicated spaces that act as permanent concert venues and havens for fans alike. It's a sign of just what pop stardom now means in .