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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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  • 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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  • AKB48 Theater manager Togasaki Tomonobu comments on Miyazawa Sae & Takajo Aki's transfers overseas

    September 3, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    On September 2nd, AKB48 Theater manager Togasaki Tomonobu commented on members Miyazawa Sae and Takajo Aki's transfers overseas through his Google+ account. During AKB48's concert at Tokyo Dome on August 24th, there was a surprise announcement that Takajo and Nakagawa Haruka would be transferring to JKT48 (Jakarta, Indonesia), and Miyazawa and Suzuki Mariya to SNH48 (Shanghai, China). In response to the many questions from fans, Togasak

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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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  • AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka throws a dead ball during opening pitch

    July 19, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    French Kiss, sub-unit of popular idol group AKB48, threw the first pitch for the baseball match between Yokohama DeNA BayStars and Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Yokohama Stadium on July 18th. Kuromochi Asuka is the daughter of Kuromochi Akira, a former pitcher for the Yakult Swallows. It's been close to two years since she last pitched, and Kuromochi threw the ball with all her strength. However, the ball strayed left, bounced once, and hit Uc

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  • AKB48 members turn up at Tokyo Racecourse as derby presenters

    May 28, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    On May 27th, AKB48’s Takahashi Minami, Shinoda Mariko, and Takajo Aki turned up at Tokyo Racecourse to be derby presenters for this day. This was the first time for Takahashi to watch a horse race live and she commented on the experience with, “There was a lot of excitement in the atmosphere and I was surprised when I heard the audience,” talking about her amazement to the press. She added, “I also saw the word ‘Kubi (Neck)’ (can also m

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  • AKB48's Itano Tomomi dodges questions on Maeda Atsuko's graduation

    May 19, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    On May 18th, AKB48's Itano Tomomi and popular sub-unit French Kiss attended the release party for Seven and I Group's "Rain Style Collection". When asked questions by the press about her close friend Maeda Atsuko's upcoming graduation, the date for which was just recently confirmed, Itano remained tight-lipped from beginning to end about the topic. Since the AKB48 member was smiling in a strained way and seemed to be troubled by the questi

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