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AKB48 General Director Minami Takahashi Announces Graduation From Group

AKB48 General Director Minami Takahashi Announces Graduation From Group

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Posted on 8 December, 2014 at 04:54 pm by Aysohmay · 13 comments
AKB48 General Director Minami Takahashi has announced that she will be graduating from the group on its 10th anniversary.
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AKB48 Becomes First Female Artist To Sell 30 Million Singles

AKB48 Becomes First Female Artist To Sell 30 Million Singles

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Posted on 1 December, 2014 at 07:47 pm by Aysohmay · 5 comments
With the release of its latest single "Kibouteki Refrain", AKB48 has become the first female artist in Japan to sell more than 30 million copies of its singles.
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Yasushi Akimoto Announces Plans To Start AKB48 Sister Groups In Okinawa & Manila

Yasushi Akimoto Announces Plans To Start AKB48 Sister Groups In Okinawa & Manila

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Posted on 24 November, 2014 at 10:19 pm by Aysohmay · 10 comments
AKB48's general manager Yasushi Akimoto announced that he plans on starting new AKB48 sister groups in Okinawa, Japan and Manila, Philippines.
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23 Artists Added to Perform in Fuji TV's Upcoming 2014 FNS Kayosai

23 Artists Added to Perform in Fuji TV's Upcoming 2014 FNS Kayosai

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Posted on 16 November, 2014 at 07:01 am by amiueno · 6 comments
A total of 66 artists are lined up to perform on Fuji TV's 2014 FNS Kayosai which will be held on December 3rd at 7 p.m.
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AKB48 Composer Hironori Oba Arrested For Drug Use

AKB48 Composer Hironori Oba Arrested For Drug Use

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Posted on 7 November, 2014 at 05:41 pm by Aysohmay · 3 comments
33 year old composer Hironori Oba has been arrested by Tokyo police when they discovered he had been using illegal drugs.
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AKB48's Attacker Motivated By Jealousy Of Group's Income

AKB48's Attacker Motivated By Jealousy Of Group's Income

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Posted on 4 November, 2014 at 08:32 pm by Aysohmay · 10 comments
Umeta Satoru, the 24-year-old who slashed at AKB48 during a handshake event in May, has admitted to attacking the group out of jealousy during his first public trial.
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AKB48's Mayu Watanabe Suffers Acute Tonsillitis

AKB48's Mayu Watanabe Suffers Acute Tonsillitis

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Posted on 30 October, 2014 at 03:42 pm by Aysohmay · 3 comments
AKB48 member Mayu Watanabe has suffered acute tonsillitis, causing her to temporarily take a break from group activities.
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AKB48's upcoming music video for its new single "Kibouteki Refrain" will feature guest appearances from former group members Atsuko Maeda, Yuko Oshima, Mariko Shinoda & Itano Tomomi.
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Security Mistakes AKB48's Kana Kobayashi For Intruder

Security Mistakes AKB48's Kana Kobayashi For Intruder

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Posted on 15 October, 2014 at 03:05 pm by Aysohmay · 11 comments
On October 13, AKB48 Theater security did not recognize group member Kana Kobayashi and attempted to kick her our of the building believing she was an intruder.
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AKB48 Resumes Handshakes At AKB48 Theater

AKB48 Resumes Handshakes At AKB48 Theater

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Posted on 15 October, 2014 at 02:06 pm by Aysohmay · 4 comments
AKB48 has resumed giving patrons of its AKB48 Theater the opportunity to get close to their idols through a "contact farewell" after their performance is over.
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AKB48's Yurina Takashima Announces Graduation From Group

AKB48's Yurina Takashima Announces Graduation From Group

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Posted on 14 October, 2014 at 07:03 pm by Aysohmay · 3 comments
AKB48 member Yurina Takashima announced that she will be graduating from the group to pursue studying psychology.
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AKB48's Kawaei Rina Performs At AKB48 Theater For 1st Time Since Being Attack

AKB48's Kawaei Rina Performs At AKB48 Theater For 1st Time Since Being Attack

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Posted on 8 October, 2014 at 05:39 pm by Aysohmay · 5 comments
AKB48 member Kawaei Rina has returned to the AKB48 Theater, performing there for the first time since being attacked in May.
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[Editorial] SM Entertainment Could Learn From The Japanese Music Industry

[Editorial] SM Entertainment Could Learn From The Japanese Music Industry

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Posted on 7 October, 2014 at 05:13 pm by Aysohmay · 21 comments
In Japan, idols "graduate" from their groups. In SM Entertainment, idols are kicked out of their groups. The company should look towards Japan's graduation system and learn the techniques used to minimize the damaging effects of losing one of your performers.
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AKB48's DiVA to Disband

AKB48's DiVA to Disband

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Posted on 14 August, 2014 at 08:58 am by Arashiis1 · 7 comments
On their radio show, the members of AKB48 have announced that the sub-unit DiVA will be disbanding within the year.
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AKB48 Searches for Part-Time Worker

AKB48 Searches for Part-Time Worker

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Posted on 13 August, 2014 at 11:16 pm by holsetymoon · 4 comments
The popular idol group AKB48 is looking for a part-timer to assist with their various activities, including attending handshake events, performing at concerts, and appearing on TV and in commercials. The position was created as part of the collaboration between AKB48 and Baitoru, a recruitment site.
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A Brief History on Idol Culture in Japan and The Ascent of The Superfan

A Brief History on Idol Culture in Japan and The Ascent of The Superfan

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Posted on 8 August, 2014 at 06:46 pm by holsetymoon · 16 comments
Many fans probably know tons of information about their favorite idol groups already, but not many know about the modern history of the rise and fall of Japan's idol culture. There are three main periods: 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Each of the period is starkly different in terms of music style, fashion, and fanbase.
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Kawaei Rina and Anna Iriyama, the two AKB48 members who were injured in the AKB48 attack, will not be participating in the upcoming handshake event on July 5th.
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AKB48 Resumes Handshake Events

AKB48 Resumes Handshake Events

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Posted on 1 July, 2014 at 08:05 pm by Aysohmay · 4 comments
AKB48 will be resuming its handshake events on July 5 in Tokyo after suspending them for the month of June.
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Nogizaka46's Handshake Event Turned Into "Talking Event" Due To AKB48 Attack
Nogizaka46's handshake event will be turned into a "talking event". The change is due to the AKB48 attack which caused a major shock in Japan and abroad.
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Minami Minegishi of AKB48 to Undergo Treatment for Kidney Cyst
It was announced on the official AKB48 blog that Minami Minegishi will temporarily suspend any activity with the idol group to treat her kidney cyst.
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About AKB48

Band nameAKB48
Band typegirlband (82 members)
Debut8 December, 2005 (active)
LabelAKS, DefStar Records, King Records/You! Be Cool
Official websitehttp://www.akb48.co.jp/
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