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  • Sashihara Rino expresses her intention of remaining in HKT48

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    On October 22, HKT48's Sashihara Rino made a live appearance on Nippon Broadcast's 'AKB48 no All Night Nippon' where she talked with producer Akimoto Yasushi about the week's theme 'Kinkyuu Dougi. Sashihara wa AKB ni Modoru no ka?' (translated as: 'An emergency resolution. Will Sashihara return to AKB?').After her dating scandal, Sashihara was transferred from AKB48 to HKT48 in June of 2012. Regarding the topic, she showed her intentions of remai

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  • Watanabe Mayu turns into bacon for TV program

    October 21, 2014 @ 2:48 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48's Watanabe Mayu wore a bacon costume for their TV program 'AKB48 Kankou Taishi Guam Special' (translated as AKB48 Sightseeing Ambassador Guam Special). 'AKB48 Kankou Taishi' is a program that features the members of the AKB48 groups as sightseeing ambassadors for a day to promote tourist attractions in Japan. The upcoming episode was filmed in Guam, and it's their first time going overseas for the program. Together w

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  • Ohori Megumi reveals her salary during her days in AKB48

    October 10, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    On October 9, talento Ohori Megumi updated her blog revealing her salary during her days in AKB48. Ohori, who shared that she visited Ueno the other day, started, "I felt nostalgic about the past when I was living in Ueno during my days in AKB48." She then revealed, "My pay back then was 45,000 yen (approximately $418 USD), so with the rent and utility bills, I was barely scraping by. There were times when I would live off of 29 yen bean sprouts

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  • Watanabe Miyuki crowned AKB48's new Janken queen

    September 18, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    On September 17, AKB48 held their annual event 'AKB48 Group Janken Tournament 2014 ~Kobushi de Kachitore! 1/300 Solo Debut Competition~' at Nippon Budokan. This year, Watanabe Miyuki (NMB48 Team BII, SKE48 Team S) was crowned the winner. Unlike the past janken tournaments, the winner of this year's tournament was promised a solo debut. Watanabe, who defeated Kojima Haruna (AKB48 Team A) during the final round, expressed, "I feel that I am&nb

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/5~7/6

    July 10, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 5th/6th 01 (00) Maleficent (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Edge of Tomorrow (Weeks: 01) 03 (01) Frozen (Weeks: 17) 04 (02) Mission Impossible: Samurai (Weeks: 03) 05 (00) Sore Ike! Anpanman (Weeks: 01) 06 (06) Ju-on -Owari no Hajimari- (Weeks: 02) 07 (04) The World of Kanako (Weeks: 02) 08 (03) Tran

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  • AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election Results!

    June 7, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    The event for the vote count results for AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu General Election was held at Ajinomoto Stadium today, and the results are in! For this year's election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups announced their candidacy (AKB48: 126 girls, SKE48: 59 girls, NMB48: 62 girls, HKT48: 46 girls, JKT48: 1 girl, SNH48: 2 girls), and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48's

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  • Preliminary results of AKB48's 6th General Election revealed

    May 21, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    On May 21, the preliminary results of "The 6th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election" were revealed at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. For the election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups stand as candidates, and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48's 37th single.On the day, the preliminary results showed HKT48 member Sashihara Rino placed first, followed by Watanabe Mayu, and Matsui Jurina.In the past

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  • Oshima Yuko's graduation performance day changed to June 9

    May 14, 2014 @ 4:59 am

    On May 13, AKB48 announced through their official blog that Oshima Yuko's graduation performance has been changed from June 2 to June 9.  Originally, Oshima had planned to graduate at AKB48 Theater on June 2 after holding various events such as her graduation ceremony in March at National Olympic Stadium and her Kanshasai. However, her graduation ceremony at National Olympic Stadium was canceled due to stormy weather. The make-up for t

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  • AKB48 group reveal the details on their pennant race

    April 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    On April 22nd, AKB48 revealed the details on their pennant race 'AKB48 Group Pennant Race ~AKB48 Group wa Kisoiatte Migakareru~'.The team shuffle, which was announced back in February, went into effect on April 22nd with NMB48's new Team BII's 'Saka Agari' performance. To coincide this occasion, AKB48 group general manager Kayano Shinobu wrote on their official blog, "We've made you wait for a really long time. We would like to begin the pen

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  • 37-year-old housewife is the winner of 'Otona AKB48 Audition'

    April 19, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    On April 17, the announcement for the results of the "Otona AKB48 Audition" was made, and it was revealed that 37-year-old Tsukamoto Mariko had been chosen as the Otona AKB48 member. "Otona AKB48 Audition" was a part of Ezaki Glico's "Papico 2014 Spring Campaign", and the audition was held to find a limited-time member who was over 30 years old. Reportedly, a total of 5,066 people applied for the audition which included former Morning Musume mem

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