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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui opens her official Twitter account

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui launched her official Twitter account. She has already over 50,000 followers, and among those she follows are fellow member Umeda Ayaka, SKE48's Matsui Rena, and Rakuten Golden Eagles' Tanaka Masahiro.  There are many Twitter accounts who claim to be Yokoyama, but her official account name is "@Yui_yoko1208". Her first tweet says "I'm Yokoyama Yui of AKB48! I started Twitter! Please treat me kindly!" In

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  • Yokoyama Yui makes her NMB48 theater performance debut + joins Team N

    December 20, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    On December 19th, Yokoyama Yui who is a member of both AKB48 and NMB48, made her NMB48 theater performance debut in Namba, Osaka, and there, it was officially announced that she would be joining Team N. "First from Kyoto (her hometown) to Akihabara, and now here I am in Namba. People in Osaka are upbeat, so I feel like frolicking too," Yokoyama said to the audience, as she was welcomed by them with "Yuihan (Yokoyama's nickname)" calls.

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  • NMB48 reveals their new single "Kitagawa Kenji" at 'HEY! HEY! HEY!'

    September 25, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    NMB48 revealed their 6th single “Kitagawa Kenji” (release November 7th) during HEY! HEY! HEY!’s three hour special on September 24th. This program was the first time the group revealed the title of their new track, and even the hosts, Downtown, were surprised. The title is named after AKB48’s staff member Kitagawa Kenji. Yamamoto Sayaka smiled, “I know his face, but I don’t really know much about him. The song isn’t really about him thoug

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  • Takahashi Minami and Yokoyama Yui attend 1 year anniversary event for 'AKB48 Official Shop Harajuku'

    July 30, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

    On July 30th, AKB48's Takahashi Minami (21) and Yokoyama Yui (19) made a surprise appearance at the 1 year anniversary event for 'AKB48 Official Shop Harajuku'. The crowd of 50 fans who visited at the shop exclaimed "Wow!" and "Seriously?!" as Takahashi and Yokoyama made their way into the store. The two held a talk session with their fans for about 15 minutes. Regarding, swimmer Hagino Kosuke (17), who took the bronze medal in the men'

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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui to get her first regular TV program

    June 28, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui will have her first TV program, 'Yokoyama Yui ga Hannari Meguru Kyoto - Bi no Neiro', on Kansai TV. Yokoyama commented, "I'm a little uneasy to see what will happen, but I'm excited to study a lot about the history of Kyoto, my hometown. I hope to know Kyoto more in detail." 'Kyoto - Bi no Neiro' will focus on the many sounds of Kyoto such as weaving, chants, shamisen (Japanese three-stringed guitar), and festi

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  • 'The Best Idol General Election' site results from Twitter!

    May 22, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    BIGLOBE is back with another ranking from Twitter. This time, they have opened their very own “The Best Idol General Election Site”. The site includes 23 groups, including AKB48, SKE48, Momoiro Clover Z, KARA, and Shoujo Jidai (SNSD / Girls' Generation), with a total of 421 idols to be chosen. The ranking is in realtime and idols are moved up or down based on how many tweets they receive. The service counts how many time the idol’s name o

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  • AKB48 sub-unit Not Yet to release new single "Suika BABY"

    May 10, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Oshima Yuko, Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie and Yokoyama Yui's AKB48 sub-unit, Not Yet, announced that they'll be releasing their 4th single "Suika BABY" on May 30th. It will be their other summer song after the 2nd single, "Naminori Kakigoori". The upcoming single will come in 4 types with limited and regular editions. Each limited edition will include the entry ticket for an event for which details have not yet been revealed, and a ticket

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  • AKB48's short comedy program to have a second installment

    April 10, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    On April 9th, AKB48’s Minegishi Minami (19), Yokoyama Yui (19), and Umeda Ayaka (23) made a guest appearance at Hikari TV’s announcement event. At this event, the members announced the second installment of AKB48’s short comedy program, "Bimyou~" which aired its last episode back in March. The program contents and broadcast times has yet to be revealed, and the 3 girls were asked what challenges they would like to face in the new program.

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  • AKB48 unveils their regular NOTTV program "AKB48 no Anta, Dare?"

    April 2, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    On April 1st, AKB48’s Kitahara Rie (20), Yokoyama Yui (19), Katayama Haruka (21), and Nakatsuka Tomomi (18) arrived at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo to attend a commemoration event for Japan’s first exclusive broadcast program for smart phones, NOTTV. At this event, AKB48 members announced that they will have a regular program titled, “AKB48 no Anta, Dare?” (every weekday, 5 to 6 P.M. JST), through this mobile channel starting on the 2nd. It was

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  • AKB48 opens their official shop in Shanghai

    November 23, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    On November 22nd, AKB48 members Kitahara Rie, Miyazawa Sae, and Yokoyama Yui held a handshake event to commemorate the opening of their official shop in Shanghai. As their first handshake event in Shanghai, the members appeared in their cute AKB48 outfits and greeted the 1,000 fans in Chinese. "AKB48 Official Shop Shanghai" is AKB48's forth overseas shop following the Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan branches. This shop was made in the

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