AKB48

Everything You Need to Know About AKB48’s Sister Group, SKE48!

A large segment of the entertainment industry in Japan consists of none other than what we call “idols.” Idols in Japan, whether performing by group or individually, gain attention and reaches out to fans from both inside the country and across the globe through their work which mostly focuses on music. Here in Japan, majority…

All About the Twin Tail Hairstyle and Japan’s Pigtail Hair Idol Group

Japan has a long-time love affair with pigtails. This is better termed as “twin tail (ツインテール)” in the country and is definitely not a new hairdo. However, in the last few years, it has become more popular than ever. You can see many endless characters in video games, manga, and animations sporting this kind of…

The Results Are In! Who Took the Crown at AKB48’s 8th Senbatsu Election?

The General Election of AKB48 called the Senbatsu Sousenkyo in Japanese is one of the largest events to happen every year in the idol industry. All girls from AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 and NGT48 may apply to and join the ranking competition. 8th AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo Just this June 18th, the 8th AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo…

The 8th Annual AKB48 Election Is Coming Soon! Who Will Take the Top Spot?

The largest and most anticipated AKB48 event this year is the 8th AKB48 General Election which would be held at Hard Off Eco Stadium Niigata in Niigata City on the 18th of June, 2016. The live coverage will be provided by Fuji TV, as was done in the previous 4 years. tokyogirlsupdate.com/ Why an Election?…

4 of Japan’s Most Popular Song Choices at Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to relieve stress and to bond with family and friends. Karaoke originates from Japan, and it remains a popular pastime among Japanese people. There are certain songs which are regularly picked by most karaoke goers in Japan. This list will show you 4 of the most popular karaoke song choices!…

The No-Dating Policy for Japanese Female Idols

It is the norm in Japan that idols are forbidden by their management to be in a love-relationship: idols who break this rule usually get fired. (Secret) dating is treated as a big offence in the idol industry, even to such an extent that an idol from the mega girl group AKB48, Minami Minegishi (峯岸みなみ),…

Meet The 4 Japanese Beauties in the Critics List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces

In December 2015 a video was posted on Youtube, presenting the 26th Annual Independent Critics List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015. This list is comprised of people from various countries, as it aims to be a very international list and not a popularity contest. This year, Nana from the South Korean girl band…

Shoujiki Shougi: A Lie–Detecting TV Match Every AKB48 Fan Should Watch!

Shoujiki Shougi matches are ones of the most popular segments in AKBINGO!. AKBINGO! is a Japanese variety show featuring AKB48 members and it is hosted by the comedy duo Bad Boys. “Shoujiki” means honesty while “shougi” is a Japanese board game similar to chess. Shoujiki Shougi is a game in which members are asked questions,…

5 Japanese Music Artists who Should Perform at the 2020 Olympics

The Olympics 2020 will take place in Tokyo, Japan from 24 July 2020 to 9 August 2020. China’s breathtaking performance as a host in 2008 means the bar has been raised for Japan and other countries to outperform China. Much debate has been sparked on choosing the suitable artists to bring out the best of…
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