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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi to open Yakiniku restaurant

    April 23, 2014 @ 4:41 am

    On April 22, AKB48's Uchida Mayumi announced through her Google+ account that she would be opening a yakiniku restaurant.   The restaurant will be named 'Yakiniku IWA', and it will have its grand opening in Shinjuku on the 29th. Uchida commented, "I've been thinking about owning my own restaurant from way back. As a matter of fact, I've been getting ready for it since last year." She added, "From now on, I will do my best to manage both my activ

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi makes her novelist debut

    February 4, 2014 @ 2:26 am

    On February 3, AKB48 member Uchida Mayumi held a release event for her romance novel 'Ienai Koigokoro' at Fukuya Bookstore Shinjuku Subnade.   As the first member from AKB48 to make her novelist debut, Uchida laughed and said, "I am proud of it." Although the novel is a story that portrays the romance of 6 female idols, she stated, "99.9% of it was written from my imagination. My secret love? I leave that up to your imagination." 

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  • AKB48 announces 3rd Janken Senbatsu Tournament, new album, single & member promotion

    June 24, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    AKB48 announced that they will be holding the 'AKB48 29th Single Senbatsu Janken Tournament' on September 18th at Nippon Budokan. This announce was made during a handshake event of their latest single "Manatsu no Sounds good!" in Saitama Super Arena on June 24th. In 2010, Uchida Mayumi was the winner of first tournament and got a center of 19th single "Chance no Junban", and last year, Shinoda Mariko got a center of 24th single "Ue Kara Ma

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  • Four AKB48 members attend a special fan event

    June 19, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    [caption id="attachment_246997" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="L to R: Nakaya Sayaka, Nakata Chisato, Uchida Mayumi, Tanabe Miku"][/caption] Four of AKB48’s closest members Nakaya Sayaka, Nakata Chisato, Uchida Mayumi, and Tanabe Miku attended a special fan event. The girls sang, played mini games and had a witty ‘girls talk’ in front of 700 fans. Nakaya wrote a best-selling book, titled “Non-Senbatsu Idol”, expressing what it wa

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  • AKB48's second "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament confirmed

    July 3, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    During their hand shake event in Tokyo on July 3rd, AKB48 announced and confirmed that they will be having their '24th Single Senbatsu Janken (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Tournament' in September. This will be the second year in a row that they will be choosing their 'senbatsu' members for their new single, which is due to be released in December. The event will take place on September 20th at the Nippon Budoukan once again. Last month, AKB48 hel

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi tries out the official "Oshimen Maker"!

    July 1, 2011 @ 5:14 am

    AKB48's 'Oshimen Maker', created as part of their campaign with Glico's Ice no Mi, has attracted plenty of attention from fans, and now Team K member Uchida Mayumi has tried it out as well! Uchida wrote on her blog, "Everyone's comments got me really interested, so I tried out the 'Oshimen Maker'! ...Even though I feel like I'm pretty late to the party." She showed off her creation, 'Masuhara Aiko', and also tried using her own face parts

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  • AKB48's Uchida Mayumi to try a diet for Fuji TV's "Beauty Colosseum Special"

    June 19, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    It has been revealed that AKB48’s Uchida Mayumi will challenge herself through a diet on Fuji TV’s “Beauty Colosseum Special” on June 21st. Uchida won last year’s “AKB48 19th Single Senbatsu Janken Taikai” and earned herself the center spot. Sadly, in this month’s “AKB48 22nd Single Senbatsu General Election”, she didn’t make it into the top 40. Regarding the results, she wrote, "I went home a cried my eyes out. Honestly, I was in shock."

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  • AKB48 Mousa gets their own cable show!

    April 19, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

    The AKB48 girls apart of the Mousa talent agency - Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Tanabe Miku and Uchida Mayumi - will get their own TV show on PigooHD, a girls' entertainment channel from Sky Perfect!HD. Their show will be a talk show titled, “PigooRadio Mousa”. Run like a radio-style talk program, "PigooRadio Mousa" will be 30 minutes long, and sees the girls tackling various challenges throughout the show. For future episodes, fans c

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  • [Update: Video/Blogs/Statement] AKB48's Akimoto Sayaka finished marathon & returns as Team K's captain

    February 27, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    We had previously reported that AKB48 Team K member Akimoto Sayaka was preparing to run the "Tokyo Marathon". She claimed she was running the marathon to show she could re-start in 2011 after her scandal back in October. Akimoto completed the marathon on February 27th and finished in 6 hours, 50 minutes, and 6 seconds. Many members of AKB were watching and supporting her; three were even in the studio rooting her on: Miyazawa Sae (Team K), U

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  • Changes coming to AKB48, Akimoto Yasushi to kick 8 halfhearted members?

    February 4, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    [caption id="attachment_124487" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption=""Shukan Bunshun""][/caption] A couple of girls inside mega group, AKB48 must have gotten quite a shock when producer Akimoto Yasushi announced after the final performance of their annual concert, "Request Hour Set List Best 100" that he is going to restore the member count to 48 girls. Right now the group has a total of 56 members, which means that eight of t

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