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  • AKB48 group members to open YouTube channels

    January 22, 2020 @ 3:19 am

    It's been announced that AKB48 group members will be opening YouTube channels.  This announcement was made on January 21 during the group's concert '15nenme no Chosensha' at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL. In order to liven up their 15th anniversary year, the members will be distributing videos as a new challenge. So far, the members who will be participating in this project are Mukaichi Mion, Murayama Yuiri, Mogi Shinobu, Okada Nana, Nakanishi

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  • Former AKB48 member Ota Nao signs with avex

    January 7, 2020 @ 3:01 am

    Former AKB48 member Ota Nao has announced that she has signed with Avex Asnalo Company.Ota expressed, "By learning from the people I meet, I will do my best in my own way in order to be more involved in acting." She continued, "I have landed the lead role for a stage play this spring. I am full of joy, surprise, and anxiety, but by discussing it with many people and becoming absorbed in it, I want to create a wonderful work with everyone. The

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  • Minegishi Minami to graduate from AKB48

    December 10, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    Minegishi Minami has announced her graduation from AKB48.This announcement was made on December 8 during a special concert at AKB48 Theater commemorating its 14th anniversary. Her graduation concert will be held on April 2 at Yokohama Arena. Minegishi joined AKB48 in 2005 as its first generation member. In 2008, she formed the subunit No Sleeves with Kojima Haruna and Takahashi Minami. She is the last first generation member left in the group.

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  • MUSIC STATION announces 49 artists for 'SUPER LIVE'

    December 3, 2019 @ 2:54 am

    The first artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' (December 27 from 12:00 noon) has been announced. This is the 28th year for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' to air on TV Asahi. This year's program will commemorate 60 years since the opening of the station and will be fused with the music special 'ULTRA FES', which airs every fall. It will be an 11-hour broadcast live from TV Asahi and Makuhar

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  • Winner and nominees for '61st Japan Record Awards' announced

    November 19, 2019 @ 3:01 am

    TBSwill broadcast the '61st Japan Record Awards' on December 30 from 5:30 pm. At this time, the winners and nominees have been announced.As usual, the winner of the grand prize, "Japan Record Award," will be selected among the winners of the "Best Song" category. This year's nominees are Little Glee Monster, Miura Daichi,Keyakizaka46,Junretsu,Nogizaka46,AKB48, Hikawa Kiyoshi, Hinatazaka46,DA PUMP, and Foorin. Similarly, the "Best New Artist

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  • AKB48's Hiwatashi Yui to graduate from the group

    November 8, 2019 @ 3:02 am

    AKB48 member Hiwatashi Yui has announced her graduation from the group.This announcement was made on November 7 during Team B's concert at AKB48 Theater. Her last handshake event will be on November 23 and graduation concert on November 28. Hiwatashi explained, "I have a dream. That is to work in television. In order to do that, I need to work hard and challenge myself to many things. I also have to study, so I have decided to graduate. I be

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  • AKB48's Ota Nao announces graduation

    November 7, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    AKB48's Ota Nao has announced her graduation from the group.On her Twitter account, Ota wrote, "Right now, I feel like I've done everything I can as an idol. After graduation, I will engage in activities that will bring me closer to becoming an actress, which was my childhood dream."Ota's last handshake event will be on November 23, and her graduation concert on December 20. With about one month left until graduation, she said, "I want to do my

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  • Artist line up for 'Best Hits Kayousai 2019' revealed

    November 1, 2019 @ 2:55 am

    NTV's music special 'Best Hits Kayousai 2019' will air on November 13 from 7:00 pm.'Best Hits Kayousai' will broadcast for the 52nd time this year, and like last year, it will broadcast live from Osaka-jo Hall. Twenty four artists are set to perform on the program including AKB48, EXILE, Kanjani8, Kobukuro, THE YELLOW MONKEY, Miura Daichi, and more.You can check out the full line up below. [Best Hits Kayousai 2019]Wednesday, November 13, 7:00~

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  • AKB48's Yahagi Moeka to graduate in February 2020

    October 28, 2019 @ 4:12 pm

    AKB48 Team K's Yahagi Moeka has announced that she will graduate from the group after their handshake event on February 1, 2020.This announcement was made on October 27 by Yahagi on Fuji TV's 'Mirai Monster.' On the group's official website, she wrote, "I am filled with both gratitude and sadness for my fans who have watched over me during my year and a half of activities. The staff tried to hold me back many times, and I thought about it a lot

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  • Former AKB48's Morikawa Ayaka announces marriage and pregnancy

    October 16, 2019 @ 2:59 am

    On October 15, former AKB48's Morikawa Ayaka (23) updated her Twitter account announcing her marriage and pregnancy.She wrote, "At this time, I, Morikawa Ayaka, have registered my marriage with a non-celebrity man whom I have been dating for some time. I would also like to announce that we have been blessed with a baby." She continued, "To everyone who always supports me, I apologize for this sudden announcement. I will be taking a break from

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