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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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  • 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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  • Sato Takeru carries Maeda Atsuko home after private graduation party

    September 11, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    On September 11th, the tabloid 'Shukan Bunshun' published an article that shows how actor Sato Takeru had to carry Maeda Atsuko home after obviously having one too many drinks. In the pictures, Maeda can be seen completely drunk, crying her eyes out for no apparent reason and eventually losing the balance on her feet. Sato even had to carry her in both arms, since it became impossible for her to walk. According to the tabloid, the secre

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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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  • Miyazawa Sae & Takajo Aki explain their transfer

    August 25, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    AKB48 announced a big team shuffle on the first day of their 3-day concert at Tokyo Dome, 'AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~'. On the same night, members Miyazawa Sae, Takajo Aki, Nakagawa Haruka, and Suzuki Mariya each expressed their thoughts about their transfer through their official blogs and Google+ accounts. On her transfer to SHN48 (Shanghai, China), Miyazawa explained, "It wasn't recommended by Akimoto-sensei, but it was somethi

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  • Maeda Atsuko returns to Japan, still no news on her graduation date

    March 29, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_229631" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Nakagawa Haruka, Maeda Atsuko, Masuda Yuka"][/caption] On March 28th, AKB48 returned home from Hong Kong via Haneda Airport. At around 8pm, Maeda Atsuko (20) was spotted in dark blue overalls flanked by fellow members Masuda Yuka (20) and Nakagawa Haruka (20), and it seems like they were protecting Maeda. The girls appeared surprised at the 30 or so members in

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  • Maeda Atsuko receives 38,000 comments after her graduation announcement

    March 27, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    [caption id="attachment_228879" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="L to R: Masuda Yuka, Maeda Atsuko, Nakagawa Haruka"][/caption] Maeda Atsuko’s graduation announcement was the biggest surprise in AKB48’s history and the chatter over it didn’t settle down even well into the night. On March 26th, Maeda went to Hong Kong to attend the 40th anniversary event of Japan-China friendly relations "Genki na Nihon Tenjikai", in which AKB48 too

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  • Watarirouka Hashiritai 7's Nakagawa Haruka to undergo surgery for vocal cord nodules

    February 29, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    On February 29th, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 member Nakagawa Haruka announced through the group's official blog that she will be undergoing surgery for vocal cord nodules. Vocal cord nodules are noncancerous growths on the vocal cords that are usually caused by vocal abuse. This causes one's voice to become hoarse and holds them back from singing in higher pitches. Nakagawa wrote, "At this time, it's been decided that I will be having surge

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