JKT48 is an Indonesian Idol Group. It is the first AKB48 sister group outside of Japan, and it will be based in Jakarta. The group will adopt AKB48's "idols you can meet” concept, and its overall producer will also be Yasushi Akimoto.
The formation of JKT48 was first announced on September 11, 2011 at an AKB48 event held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. The interview for new applicants took place in late September, with the final audition for the finalist being held on October 8-9, 2011.
Producer Yasushi Akimoto said that JKT48 could become "a bridge between Indonesia and Japan".