in Japan. AKB48, a wildly popular "idol" group consisting of dozens of teenage girls, was having a meet-and-greet session. Fans who had bought their latest CD were given a ticket, which they could redeem to shake the hand of their favorite AKB member.
South Korean soap operas, music, and junk ... is an appealing one. Japan is a different story. It, too, is sexually repressed, but it’s not puritanical. Take the J-pop band AKB48 (so named because the band has 48 members). They frequently wear school.
Nearly twenty years later, with the group’s members nearing their mid-thirties, they’ve been hosting variety and game show VS ... in Japan, Arashi aren’t simply music sensations — they’re impossible to escape. Indeed, the scope of AKB48 and.
NEW YORK – Music industry extravaganza South by Southwest (SXSW ... People just come to see some good, unexpected artists — not those who are famous in Japan.” This idea of famous vs. good comes up a lot with Cool Japan. Japan Nite, which seems.
AKB48, Avril Lavigne Win Big at Billboard Japan Music ... 16-member groups -- Team A, Team K and Team B -- hence the number 48 in its name. It has expanded to at least nine sister groups and teams of "interns" around the country -- including SKE48, NMB48.
Successful spin-off groups were created, too: Nagoya's SKE48, Osaka's NMB48, and the more "adult" SDN48. SKE48 was recently roped in to promote Kinect in Japan. Yet, for as popular as the AKB48's most famous members ... He's been in the music business.
I've never got why people try to put TWICE on the same level as SNSD and Kara in Japan ... SKE48, and Momoiro Clover Z have all been dropped recently. Nogizaka46 are growing, so they'll probably stay. Keyakizaka46 may be on this year. Perfume and AKB48.
CD series was released from Columbia Music Entertainment and ranked fourth in the daily chart on its first day. "Étude wa Ikkyoku Dake" is written/composed by Shunryu (Sizuk Entertainment), who has worked for AKB48, SKE48 ... copies in Japan so far.
TOKYO — AKB48 ... members talk in a cartoon-like, high-pitched sweet voice. Many Japanese, including self-described “geeks,” are not seeking a superstar like Lady Gaga, said Takuro Morinaga, an economist at Dokkyo University who is also an expert of.
“Have you ever been to Japan?” The former Canadian embassy worker and I were talking at a music industry event ... singles for a Japanese artist with 10. AKB48 is the biggest idol group with at least 140 members (no, that’s not a typo) and.