From onion crying beauty contests to high school boy beauty pageants, there are some unusual competitions to be had around Japan. When it comes to celebrating ... including a high-jumping gravure idol in a bikini. If you prefer to wind back time for.
Mega-popular all-girl idol group AKB48 has again swept the annual Japan Gold Disc Awards. AKB48 this week picked up the "Artist of the Year" award for 2012 at the 27th Japan Gold Disc Awards, an annual ceremony celebrating the highest-selling musical acts.
Japan and the Philippines has enjoyed many years of friendly diplomatic relations and 2016 marks their 60th anniversary. In celebration, the Embassy of Japan, together with Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., organized a performance by idol group AKB48.
Yet Minami Minegishi's response is perhaps less shocking in the context of idol culture in Japan. Minegishi, who was photographed leaving boyband dancer Alan Shirahama’s apartment, is part of the phenomenally successful girl band AKB48. Tickets to the.
Rena Matsui announced on the "AKB48 no All Night Nippon" radio program on Thursday that she will graduate from the SKE48 idol group at the end of August. Matsui said she initially joined the group to become an actress, and has lately thought she'd like to.
Namco Bandai developed a PSP game where players could date the girls from idol group AKB48 last year… and they shipped over ... a popular vacation spot for Japanese tourists. Three editions of the game will go on sale on October 6. You can get a copy.
Rena Nozawa, 13, the only Japanese girl in the group, felt “a togetherness as one family” with her Indonesian friends. TV and music producer Yasushi Akimoto, who formed AKB48 in 2005, shared a similar view, saying JKT48 will be a place for the girls to.
Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids' Race. Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it provides food and.
In Japan, Mai Fujiko isn't called cute. In Japan, Mai Fujiko is called a "busudoru"—an "ugly idol". There's an seemingly endless stream of gravure idols, models who are, well, fetishized in Japan. To stand out, a handful of gravure idols have their on.