AKB48-YJ7, a sub-unit of Japanese girl group AKB48, is featured in recent issue of Weekly Young Jump [Jp]. The unit consists of seven of the group's 48 members, i.e. Minami Minegishi, Rie Kitahara, Miori Ichikawa, Suzuran Yamauchi, Yui Yokoyama, Amina Sato and … [Read more...] about AKB48-YJ7 Weekly Young Jump Magazine
Japanese pop group AKB48 has released their 20th single, Sakura no Ki ni Narō (桜の木になろう, lit. becoming a cherry tree), on February 16. Its first day sales of 655,344 copies is a new Oricon chart record, and the single sold over 900,000 copies on its debut … [Read more...] about AKB48 – Sakura no Ki ni Narou music video
Japanese pop group AKB48's latest single, Beginner, has sold over a million copies since its release in late October - a feat which was last achieved in Japan by tenor Akikawa Masafumi's Sen no Kaze ni Natte in 2007. … [Read more...] about AKB48’s Beginner sold over a million copies
Japanese pop group AKB48 have launched their official Youtube channel. Most of their major singles since 2008 (after switching to King Records) have been uploaded, and the company will continue to update the channel contents. Sharing one of their previous … [Read more...] about AKB48 launches official Youtube channel
Japanese MV of Heavy Rotation (ヘビーローテーション) by pop group AKB48, a controversial one with plenty of skin. Not a bad song though... The single unsurprisingly tops the Oricon sales chart; and pending on official confirmation, has broken their previous … [Read more...] about AKB48 – Heavy Rotation music video
Japanese pop group AKB48 are featured in a special pullout in BLT Magazine [Jp] with a FIFA World Cup theme. The blue T & white pants are the iconic uniform for the Japanese national football team which is one of the four Asian reps in South Africa. The … [Read more...] about AKB48 – Go! Fight! Japan!
Japanese MV for Oogoe Diamond (大声ダイヤモンド) by pop group AKB48. It's the girls' 10th single, the first since moving to King Records, the first to feature a member from sister group SKE48, and their first to hit the top three spot on Oricon weekly … [Read more...] about AKB48 – Oogoe Diamond music video