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  • 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri' announces second artist line up

    July 11, 2019 @ 3:00 am

    Fuji TV has announced the second artist line up for its 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri', which will air on July 24 from 7:00 pm. At this time, 23 more artists have been announced such as E-girls, AKB48, GLAY, Keyakizaka46, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE, Tohoshinki, Hamasaki Ayumi, Miura Daichi, and Miura Haruma. You can check out the full list of performers below the cut.  [FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri]Performers: IZ*

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  • AKB48 to launch sister group in Chiang Mai

    June 5, 2019 @ 3:01 am

    It's been revealed that AKB48 will launch a new sister group in Chiang Mai, Thailand called CGM48.This was announced on June 2 during BNK48's fan appreciation event 'BNK48 Thank You & The Beginner Chiang Mai' in Chiang Mai. BNK48 captain Cherprang commented, "I am very happy that there will be a new sister group in Thailand. I am looking forward to what kind of group CGM48 will be!"  Applications for the audition will take place between

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  • AKB48's Goto Moe announces graduation

    May 22, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    AKB48's Goto Moe has announced her graduation from the group.Goto made the announcement on May 21 during her birthday event at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official site, she wrote, "Recently, I've been thinking a lot about my future. I felt that I shouldn't spoil myself, so I've reached a conclusion." She continued, "I will do my best towards my dream of becoming a 'model.' I know there will be many times when I hit the wall, but it would mak

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  • MUSIC STATION to air a 3-hour special on March 29

    March 23, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    MUSIC STATION will air a three-hour special on March 29. The special episode will feature performances by Avril Lavigne, AKB48, A.B.C-Z, Kuraki Mai, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE, Johnny's Jr. units SixTONES and Snow Man, DA PUMP, Nulbarich, back number, and Flower. Check out the full set list below!  ?Avril Lavigne - "Head Above Water"?AKB48 - "Jiwaru DAYS"?A.B.C-Z - "Black Sugar"?Kuraki Mai - "Kimi to Koi no Mama de

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  • Mukaichi Mion to become General Manager of AKB48 from April

    March 20, 2019 @ 3:18 am

    It's been revealed that the General Manager of AKB48 will change from Yokoyama Yui (Team A) to Mukaichi Mion (Team A) in April. This announcement was made on March 19 during a performance at AKB48 Theater. Yokoyama succeeded Takahashi Minami as the second General Manager in December of 2015. Mukaichi will become the third General Manager of the group starting April 1.Source & Image: natalie

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  • AKB48 Group to hold a new event at Yokohama Stadium

    March 15, 2019 @ 3:40 am

    On April 27, AKB48 Group will hold a live event at Yokohama Stadium called 'AKB48 Group Haru no LIVE Fes in Yokohama Stadium.'This is a new type of live event featuring AKB48 and their sister groups in Japan. There will be several stages prepared throughout the venue, and the groups will perform based on a time schedule. Fans can expect songs by senbatsu members from each group, solo numbers, and performances by units. In addition, fans will have

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  • AKB48 will not hold the 'General Senbatsu Election' this year

    March 14, 2019 @ 3:23 am

    It's been determined that the 'AKB48 General Senbatsu Election,' which has been held annually since 2009, will not be held this year. This was announced on March 13 on AKB48's official blog. The blog entry reads, "AKB48 group will continue to do their best everyday in order to become a group that fans can support from the bottom of their hearts." AKB48 released their latest single "Jiwaru DAYS" on March 13. This is the last single for Sashi

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  • Former AKB48's Iwata Karen suffers fracture after traffic incident

    March 12, 2019 @ 3:26 am

    On March 9, former AKB48 member and actress Iwata Karen revealed on Twitter that she was involved in a traffic incident that resulted in a fracture. As such, she will be absent from her scheduled event. Iwata was scheduled to appear at an event within the 'Sendai Bousai Mirai Forum 2019' on March 10 in Sendai. The event's management team wrote on Facebook, "Our guest Iwata Karen-san suffered a fracture on March 8 after coming in contact with

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  • Takahashi Juri to graduate from AKB48 + make her debut in South Korea

    March 5, 2019 @ 3:17 am

    It's been reported that AKB48 Team B captain Takahashi Juri will graduate from the group.This was announced by Takahashi herself on March 4 during her birthday event at AKB48 Theater. In addition to her graduation announcement, she announced that she would be making her debut in South Korea underWoollim Entertainment. After the event, she updated her Twitter account (@juri_t_official) saying, "I think the people I meet and the new me beyond thi

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  • Sashihara Rino 'dies laughing' in PV for her graduation song

    March 1, 2019 @ 3:12 am

    AKB48 have revealed the short PVs for the three coupling songs which will be included in their new single "Jiwaru DAYS" (March 13 release). "Jiwaru DAYS" is the group's 55th single and also member Sashihara Rino's last single before graduation. At this time, the short PVs for her solo song "Watashi Datte Idol!" Sakamichi AKB's "Hatsukoi Door," and AKB48 Coupling Senbatsu's "Generation Change" have been uploaded onto YouTube. The PV for

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