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  • JKT48 to hold their 1st general election

    March 7, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    AKB48's Jakarta-based sister group JKT48 will be holding their first general election. This will be the first time the general election will take place outside of Japan. Fans will pick the 16 senbatsu members who will sing their 6th single that's scheduled for release in late-May.   JKT48 was formed in November of 2011 as AKB48's first overseas sister group. The upcoming general election will be held with current members as well a

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  • Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka make JKT48 theater debut with fellow JKT48 members

    December 30, 2012 @ 2:44 am

    On December 26, former AKB48 members and currently JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka made their stage performance debut with the setlist of “Renai Kinshi Jourei” as a part of Team J at the JKT48 theater.  The performance was done completely in Indonesian. Takajo expressed her strong determination with, “I am extremely happy that everyone could come watch us debut.  From here on out, this JKT48 Theater is my home.  As I receive

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  • JKT48 to make their CD debut in Indonesia + Team J announced!

    December 24, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    On December 23rd, it was announced that AKB48's sister group JKT48, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, would be making their CD debut in January. The announcement was made during their live event to celebrate the 1st anniversary since they started their activities. To commemorate their CD debut, they are planning to distribute 100,000 copies of promotion CDs for free, mainly in Jakarta. There are total four versions for the promotion CD, and eac

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  • Takajo Aki & Nakagawa Haruka to make JKT48 stage debut on December 26th

    December 11, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    Jakarta, Indonesia-based sister group JKT48 members Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka are set to make their JKT48 stage debut on December 26th. On December 9th, Takajo and Nakagawa appeared on one of Indonesia’s most popular music programs, RCTI’s “dahsyat”, and performed for the first time with other JKT members the song “Gomen ne Summer” (originally an SKE48 song) in the local language.  On the program, the group’s stage debut date was annou

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  • All 31 finalists pass the JKT48 2nd generation audition

    November 5, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    On November 3, AKB48’s overseas Jakarta, Indonesia-based sister group JKT48 ended their second generation auditions.  The auditions took place at a studio in Tokyo and all 31 finalists passed their auditions. The 31 finalists were selected to go to the final round of auditions in Japan from 4,500 applicants who were judged on their singing and dancing skills in Indonesia.  At the final selection, the finalists were judged in two areas – s

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  • JKT48's Takajo Aki & Nakagawa Haruka to appear in CM in Indonesia

    November 2, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    It was revealed that Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka, who have transferred to JKT48, are making an appearance in a TV CM for "POCARI SWEAT" (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) that will be aired in Indonesia. This will mark the third "POCARI SWEAT" CM that JKT48 members have starred in, and other JKT48 members Melody and Shania are also appearing in the CM with Takajo and Nakagawa. There will be three different versions for the CM, with the "

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  • AKB48 Team A members shed tears at final performance before new rotation

    October 30, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    On October 29, AKB48’s Team A gave their final performance with the current team members on the AKB48 theater in Akihabara, Tokyo. The team is set to shuffle its members on November 1. This was the last stage for members Takajo Aki (21), Nakagawa Haruka (20), and Ota Aika (17), all of whom will transfer into sister groups. During the encore, they revealed their decision to transfer to sister groups. Takajo, who will transfer to Jakarta

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  • AKB48's recent team shuffle to be effective starting in November

    October 8, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    Popular idol group AKB48 held a handshake event on October 7th at Iwate Sangyou Bunka Center, where they announced that their recent team shuffle will be effective starting November 1st. With the discontinuation of Team 4, AKB48 is back to 3 teams: Team A, K, and B. The original performances for each of these teams hasn't been announced at this time. However, the teams will take turns performing at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara for a show cal

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  • 31 finalists of JKT48's 2nd generation audition to attend final selection in Japan

    October 7, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    On October 6, AKB48’s sister group JKT48 broadcast the final auditions for their second generation members on Indonesia’s largest television network “RCTI”; it was announced that “31 finalists have qualified for the final selection in Japan.” The 'JKT48 Second Generation Audition' special live stream began at 3 PM Jakarta time and when it was time to announce qualifying second generation finalists, AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi appeared i

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  • Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka make surprise guest appearance at JKT48 Theater

    September 9, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    On September 8th, Takajo Aki and Nakagawa Haruka made a surprise guest appearance at JKT48's first performance at the JKT48 Theater in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the 1st day of AKB48's 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome, it was announced that Takajo and Nakagawa would be transferring to JKT48. In Indonesian, Takajo greeted the fans, "Everyone, I'm pleased to meet you. I'm Takajo Aki of JKT48. I'm very happy to meet you all today. I'm looking forw

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