In Korea and Japan, social networks are frequently promoted by celebrities, which explains why Google+ recently linked up with AKB48, a super girl band in ... range of merchandise for their phone, such as wallpapers. Companies are also tapping the service.
Former AKB48 singer Atsuko Maeda, 24, was involved in a traffic accident Sunday after the car she was driving hit a taxi in Tokyo. According to police, Maeda, who is now an actress, was driving along a three-lane road in Kasumigaseki at around 5:15.
It was Jpop idol meets country idol today as former AKB48 star gone solo Atsuko Maeda spoke with American singer Taylor Swift on her Tokyo FM radio show Heart Songs of Atsuko Maeda. "Acchan" met with "Tay" on November 26th as Swift was in Japan to promote.
Nine real-life members of AKB48 (and its sister groups SKE48 and NMB48) will play the research students, or the trainee members who hope to one day become full AKB0048 members themselves. Miyuki Sawashiro will play Acchan, the 13th-generation idol to.